ASB Celebrates 500th Movable Wall Court

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."

Pioneering squash court manufacturer ASB celebrates the installation of its 500th Movable Wall Court with the new facility under construction at the Harvey Hadden Sports Centre in Nottingham, England.