Resisoft, a refined and pleasant surface and very popular with major tournaments.
This surface made from synthetic resins has very little granulation; it causes very little wear to balls and shoes and does not block the player’s foot. Resisoft is a favourite surface in sunny climes and indoor courts as synthetic resins are waterproof.
A specific foundation consisting of compacted gravel for a hot-asphalt coating is laid beforehand. The coating, which is the support of the Resisoft complex, is laid by a finisher, a big machine that requires a lot of room and cannot be used on hilly ground. The BB0/4 hot coating is poured in two 4+3 centimetre layers and laid out with a measuring rod, which determines the quality of the future court.
Particular care is paid to adjusting the slope of this waterproof support (1 cm/m on either side of a median longitudinal line or a unique transversal slope) to ensure perfect draining of rainwater to the outside of the court.
The laying of the Resisoft synthetic resins is done by hand with a rubber rake in several phases depending on the number of layers selected until a perfectly smooth homogenous surface has been obtained.
As the layers are applied, the amount of silica and pumice in the synthetic product can be reduced or increased to adjust the speed of the playing surface (fast or slow), depending on the wishes of the users.
Of course, it is possible to opt for single or twin colour Resisoft according to several combinations of coloured resins.
To enhance playing comfort, a comfort layer can be added to Resisoft consisting of a prefabricated rubberised carpet made at the factory in the usual colours and laid on the support before the resins are poured.