Pioneering squash court manufacturer ASB is
celebrating the installation of its 500th Movable Wall
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.
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
The new ASB facility in Nottingham will feature the ASB "GameCourt",
ie. three ASB System 100 courts, equipped with two movable
The courts have been installed by ASB'S UK and Ireland
"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
"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
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."
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 WSF,
the PSA and the 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
Harvey Hadden Leisure Centre will reopen in 2015,
refurbished and modernised, with the following new and
• 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
• 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