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Optimal Padel lighting

The racket sport from Spain

The racket sport Padel has come over from Spain, where more than 4 million players come to the padel court every week for an exciting pot of padel.
Padel is also indispensable in the Netherlands and we have had a real Dutch Padel championship for 3 years now, where the absolute top in the Dutch padel sport compete against each other.

KNLBT The KNLBT (Koninklijke Nederlandse Lawn Tennis Bond) and the NPB (Dutch Padel Bond) have recently merged so that the rules of the game and competition can be determined and adhered to even better. But also in the construction of new sports facilities, the KNLBT wants to promote that enough space is made available for Padel sport and that it also meets international requirements. This means, among other things, that there are clear guidelines regarding lighting.

Growing popularity

The fact that the padel sport is gaining popularity is very clear when we look at the numbers. In the Netherlands there are currently 177 locations with a total of 360 padel courts, of which 290 are located at 140 different tennis clubs and 70 at commercial centers. The number of teams in the league also grew enormously. In 2019 there were still 450 teams, but in the meantime there are already more than 700! The number of locations is also expected to grow by 40 to 50 new venues this year. At the same time, we are working hard on new possibilities to make the sport accessible and to further speed up its financing.

Padel court

Official light standards for padel

A good lighting installation is important for the quality of playing in an indoor court or in the evenings. Below are the most important minimum conditions that the light must meet according to the NOC*NSF and the KNLBT. We will always recommend going slightly above the minimum requirements as the light always decreases slightly over the years.

Table Light Requirements Padel


It is also important that the light poles are placed outside the field and in the safety zone (out of the court area), so it is not possible to play outside the field. The light point height, measured from the ground to the light source, must have a minimum height of 6 metres.

What can The LED Department Store offer?

We have lighting experts and a wealth of experience in-house. After all, we have been active in the world of sports field lighting for more than 10 years. We can supply several brands and types of sports field lighting, the choice of which depends on the type of field and what it will be used for. As you can see in the table above, a training field has less high lighting requirements than a field where competition will be played.

Padel court 2

It is also possible to install lighting that can easily be dimmed to the desired level. For example, as a club you can use energy more sustainably since a padel court can be used for training and competitions. We offer a specific solution for every situation, taking into account all the requirements of the NOC*NSF and the KNLBT .

A selection from our range:

Light plans

We do all this in close consultation with the club or installer and we make a detailed light calculation so that it can be determined in advance which light fixtures can best be used. We also take into account possible light nuisance when the runway or runways are located in a residential area, along national roads or near flora and fauna. With a good light calculation, we can arrange the light as optimally as possible in advance.

Have you become curious about what we can do for your club or association? Or are you an installer and curious about our range of sports field lighting?

Please contact us , we can be reached by telephone and e-mail.