Maillith tennis walls
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Tennis practise walls made of polymer concrete

Maillith is Europe's leading manufacturer of permanently weather-resistant training tennis walls made of polymer concrete

Training (almost) like with a real opponent

This has been unique more than 45 years: with SMASH-BACK tennis walls made of polymer concrete, the unique curve geometry means you can train almost as if you were training with a real opponent.

We have developed the unique shape of our tennis practise walls in collaboration with tennis professionals. The result is the ball bouncing realistically - similar to the return from an opponent.

This allows you to train game situations, depending on the desired training goal, such as:

  • Quick change from fore- to backhand
  • Cross & Longline
  • Hard & soft returns

Video: Tennis wall exercises with the Maillith tennis wall

Our SMASH-BACK tennis practise walls train an excellent rhythm feeling as well as stroke timing. Many good tennis players have played on our tennis walls. Control, swing, reaction, footwork, stroke - everything is trained. For tennis clubs, who really want to promote their players, tennis walls are essential.

Video: Delivery and installation of a Maillith tennis wall

Assembly & dimensions of the SMASH-BACK tennis practise wall

Maillith tennis walls are modular in structure. A tennis wall consists of individual elements and the elements are set up side by side.

Two types are available:

Type I

Dimensions Type I:
Type I = 1 m x 3 m (W x H)

Type II

Dimensions Type II:
Type II = 1,5 m x 2,3 m (W x H)

For the construction of a SMASH-BACK tennis wall, a concrete foundation must be poured first. The galvanised steel supports are then mounted on this. Finally, the tennis wall elements made of polymer concrete panels are screwed to the steel supports and to each other.

The length of the tennis wall can be set individually. A common length is 6 m. Some customers also order so many elements that the tennis wall covers the entire playing field.

A tennis court (including double field) is about 11 metres wide. For a tennis wall with court width, either 11 elements of type I would be required or 7 elements of type II.

As an option, the tennis walls are available with a (galvanised) ball grill and additional sound insulation. 

Pricelist: SMASH-BACK Tennis practise wall type I

All prices ex works freight costs on demand.

Pricelist: SMASH-BACK Tennis practise wall type II

All prices ex works freight costs on demand.

Request a polymer concrete sample

Request a free polymer concrete sample with the dimensions 5 x 5 cm and convince yourself.

Maillith SMASH-BACK tennis practise walls - Unique for 45 years

Since launching production in 1978, we have delivered over 450 tennis practise walls. From France in the west to Kazakhstan in the east, from Finland in the north to Greece in the south, Maillith tennis practise walls stand on tennis courts in a host of countries throughout Europe and even in Asia and Africa. And in many cases for decades.

The oldest tennis wall still in use known to us has been at the University of Augsburg for over 45 years (see references).

Here you will find an extract from our reference list (PDF 78.5 KB).

This makes Maillith tennis walls unique:

  • Excellent ball rebound thanks to unique curve geometry
  • Precise, weather-resistant fine-layered play surface made of polymer concrete without pores for lasting enjoyment
  • Easy & quick to fit 
  • Optionally playable on both sides

Delivery & variants

packed tennis table

Four-part tennis wall with ball
guard, packed for shipment

with steel ball guard

Optional with galvanised steel ball guard

All our polymer concrete equipment is produced in our company in Lauterbach. Except some small components for the assembly all others are produced in Europe and here too we guarantee top quality.

Frequently asked questions

What are the basic differences between Type I and Type II?

An element Type I is 1.0 m wide and 3.0 m high. An element Type II is 1.50 m wide and 2.30 m high.

From experience, how many elements should the tennis practise wall have?

The number of elements depends on the type. Most customers order a six-metre wall. In Type I, that is 6 elements (element width 1.0 m), in Type II, it is 4 elements (element width 1.5 m).

How big should the area in front of the wall be?

A half court length, i.e. about 12 m, is desirable, but not necessary. With younger sports people in particular, a shorter court is also ok.

Which tennis practise wall type would you recommend for us?

It is important to note that a Type II tennis wall with a width of the single element of 1.5 m is not possible in all full metres. Since there are no differences other than the element dimensions, we can not make a recommendation.

Can the ball grille, side panel, noise insulation be retrofitted? What needs to be considered here?

Everything can be retrofitted at any time. There is nothing special to note.

Is noise insulation even needed at all and what is it useful for?

In a residential area, it can be useful, otherwise it is not. That depends on your neighbourhood. However, there is also noise associated with the impact of the racket on the ball. And: players themselves make sounds ("the ball was out", "crap ball", "plonker", "what a bummer" etc. :-))

Can I extend an existing wall?

In principle yes, however, a slight misalignment between the old and the new element has to be expected, since the radii are usually slightly different from batch to batch due to the production.

Can elements be replaced?

This is also possible. However, a slight misalignment of the ends with the existing adjacent elements must be expected, since the radii are usually slightly different from batch to batch due to of production.

Does a foundation have to be laid? Who is responsible for this? What options are available?

A foundation of about 1.0 m wide and a depth of 0.4 m in slightly more than the length of the tennis wall is required. We provide a foundation plan but we do not provide the laying of the foundation.

How is the tennis practise wall delivered?

The elements are stacked lying on a pallet. Then the supports are packed (see above)

How much does an element weigh?

Whether it is Type I or Type II: an element weighs approx. 200 kg.

Can you do the assembly yourself? What tools are needed?

Experience has shown that it is best to have the wall assembled by us in terms of customer satisfaction. Our fitter knows the quirks in the assembly and can get round them expertly. The transport of the wall elements weighing 200 kg from the unloading point to the installation site often presents difficulties if you are doing the assembly yourself. However, doing the assembly yourself is possible. The standard toolbox of an (amateur) DIY man is sufficient, provided the pre-delivered anchoring bolts for the supports are already set in when the foundation is done.

How many people are required for the assembly?

If the assembly is done by our fitter, he requires at least two helpers. If you are fitting it yourself, you should include an extra helper.

How long does the assembly take?

For each element, we estimate an hour to an hour and a half. This does not include the transfer of the individual parts to the installation site. And don’t forget: the foundation has been laid in advance and is of course not taken into account.

How long will a tennis practise wall last?

The weather can not affect our polymer concrete and so we can easily give a 10-year warranty. The oldest tennis wall known to us has beenat the University of Augsburg for over 45 years (see references).

Is the wall transportable?

Once it stands, it stands. An element weighs approx. 200 kg and is bolted firmly to the foundation with its support. The elements are also screwed together.

Is the tennis practise wall statically calculated?

Yes it is. 

Why are the tennis practise wall elements curved?

The curve geometry has been developed with tennis players to ensure a return from the wall, which is as close as possible to the return from a player.

Important information at a glance:

  • Material: polymer concrete
  • Precise fine-layered playing surface without pores
  • UV- and frost resistant material assures a high quality wear and tear less and durable playing surface
  • Type I element size: 1,0 m x 3,0 m (w x h), available in a grid of 1,0 metre
  • Type II element size: 1,5 m x 2,3 m (w x h), available in a grid of 1,5 metre
  • Optional with additional sound insulation
  • Recommended game area allowance in front of the wall: 12 m
  • Polymer concrete can be recycled
  • 10 year warranty


Sabine Wendorff - Maillith

Sabine Wendorff
Inquiries / advice

+49 (0 66 41) 96 78 11
+49 (0 66 41) 96 78 20

Thomas Wagner - Maillith

Thomas Wagner
Purchasing Department / Sales Department

+49 (0 66 41) 96 78 14
+49 (0 66 41) 96 78 20

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