London, April 29, 2015: Pioneering squash court manufacturer ASB is celebrating the installation of its 500th Movable Wall Court.
The new facility is under construction at the Harvey Hadden Sports Centre in Nottingham, England.
German company ASB unveiled its movable wall court concept in 1980 to provide maximum flexibility for sports centres. Walls can easily be moved either to extend singles squash courts into doubles courts – or to convert a dedicated squash facility into an open arena for multi-sport usage.
The concept was used to maximum effect at last year’s Commonwealth Games in Scotland, where the six singles courts at the Scotstoun Sports Campus in Glasgow were transformed into four doubles courts at the touch of a button.
The new ASB facility in Nottingham will feature the ASB “GameCourt”, ie. three ASB System 100 courts, equipped with two movable side walls.
The courts have been installed by ASB’S UK and Ireland partners CourtCare. “In the six months we’ve been working together, we have secured 21 new courts already, which has proven that a good product, installed with a highly-skilled team, is the perfect combination,” said CourtCare Managing Director Richard Ingle.
“ASB have been the world leaders for many years, and their presence is only going to get stronger as CourtCare is the major player in the UK market, and offers unparalleled support for its products.”
ASB movable court walls are now sited in 37 countries on six continents.
“Our main goal is to provide the maximum technical features to our courts to give the best possibilities to our customers to create different spaces for other activities out of their squash courts,” said ASB Squash CEO Jiri Grulich. “Moveable walls provide absolute flexibility for all court owners – and will become even more invaluable in the event of an increasing worldwide interest in doubles squash.”
ASB founder and innovator Horst Babinsky added: “We are in permanent interchange of ideas with federations, media, promoters, and squash fans, alike to do our best in promoting squash.”
ASB: ASB SquashCourt is a leader in its market and has to date supplied more than 7,000 squash courts to satisfied customers in 70 countries all over the world. ASB SquashCourts have also worked very closely with the World Squash Federation (WSF), the Professional Squash Association (PSA) and the Women’s Squash Association (WSA) to deliver show glass courts for the most prestigious events all over the world.
Harvey Hadden Sports Complex is the event venue for the CPISRA 2015 World Games. Nottingham City Council is investing £13.5 million to develop and transform Harvey Hadden into Nottingham’s largest state-of-the-art leisure facility – part of an ambitious Transformation Programme to modernise City leisure centre facilities to meet the needs of local communities.
The Harvey Hadden Leisure Centre will reopen in 2015, refurbished and modernised, with the following new and improved facilities:
• 50 metre swimming pool with adjustable pool floor that splits into two 25 metre pools enabling more public swimming access especially during the day
• Two multi-use activity studios for fitness movement and dance
• Large fitness room/gym
• New male and female dry changing rooms
• New pool changing village with baby, disabled, and group/school changing areas
• Pool viewing and spectator seating
• Health suite – sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi
• Refurbished sports hall, including ASB squash courts
• Vending area and cafeteria facilities
• Improved access and facilities for disabled people, including a ‘Changing Places’ toilet. —- WSF
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