Bakko Backboard, Single Curved 10' x 12'
Made similarly to the 10’ Professional Flat Series however curved from top to bottom. Logic of this backboard is it simulates a tennis match while you still achieve practice, warm-up and workout. When you hit the ball up, it tends to come back down toward your feet. If you hit it down, it tends to return up, like an opponent should in a match. Sideways, you still must run for the ball, just like a match. On-going studies on Bakko’s test court reveal this backboard is first choice by players and professionals (if price is not a major consideration). The bottom and top project monimally from fence 6” due to curve, not very obtrusive. Typically purchased by tennis camps, clubs and extreme tennis enthusiasts.
The most popular size is 5 panels.
-10’ high panels, 2.5” thickness
-Gentle concave curve - top to bottom
-Sound deadening matrix interior
-Wheel attachments for easy installation
-Steel channels for horizontal supports
-Encased in thick fiberglass and gel coat
-Coated with solar and impact resistant polyurethane paint
-Multiples of 4’ wide panels
-10 Year pro-rated warranty on backboard structure
-1 Year warranty on Imron paint
Over twenty steps go into the construction of each backboard panel. Pre-fabricated panel concept allows virtually an unlimited size and/or placement capability for any facility or application. Each panel is 4 feet wide, 8 or 10 feet high and weighs 80 to 150 pounds. The backboards are ready for play when the pre-fabricated, completely finished, green fiberglass interlocking panels are affixed to your tennis court fence posts or wall. The Bakko assembly kit holds the panels in a tight, unitized, side-by-side construction. Kits come in traditional flat and single curved styles. All kits are complete.
Minimum adequate size is 8’ high by 12’ wide backboard (3 panels). Attaches to two tennis court fence posts which, on most tennis courts, are spaced 10’ apart.
Typically 16’ wide (4 panels) and 20’ wide (5 panels) backboards require 3 tennis fence post for attachment. A 16’ backboard, if post are standard, expose more channel and hardware. It is not as aesthetically pleasing. Typically 3 or 5 panel models have minimal hardware and channel exposure.
If post are 8’ apart a 16’ wide backboard can be elegant. 20’ wide backboards are very popular, especially in the 10’ high series. Bakko feels a 12’ backboard is adequate if only 1 person hits.
If occasionally or potentially 2 people may practice, a 16’ backboard is recommended. If 2 people hit and elegance is important, a 20’ backboard is a must. Schools and tennis camps sometimes purchase 6, 7 and 8 panel kits, several panels for a continuous wall.
Item No.: 34838A
Unit Wt.: 450 lbs.