been unique for 40 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:
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.
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:
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.
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 roughly 40 years (see references).
Here you will find an extract from our reference list (PDF 78.5 KB).
This makes Maillith tennis walls unique:
Four-part tennis wall with ball
guard, packed for shipment
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.
Tennis practise walls, Renewal tops, table tennis tables, foosball tables made of polymer concrete can be provided with a logo or lettering on request - permanently resistant to the elements and wear. Guaranteed.
For example, sponsors can use our tennis practise walls, table tennis tops or foosball tables as an advertising space for their companies.
Are you a sponsor or acting on behalf of someone?
Contact us. We will be delighted to help you.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Everything can be retrofitted at any time. There is nothing special to note.
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. :-))
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.
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.
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.
The elements are stacked lying on a pallet. Then the supports are packed (see above)
Whether it is Type I or Type II: an element weighs approx. 200 kg.
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.
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.
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.
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 roughly 40 years (see references).
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.
Yes it is.
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.