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Pickleball Soundproofing

Pickleball courts in communities are becoming more popular and residents are flocking to them to enjoy the growing, low impact sport. As fun as the game is to play, it can create a lot of noise from the hard paddles hitting the large type of wiffle-ball. This noise can be unpleasant to neighbors and is typically where complaints come from. Thankfully, DDS Acoustical Specialties has pickleball soundproofing solutions for any court in any community.

The Sounds of Pickleball

The noise problem that the sport of pickleball has is that people are more annoyed with high frequency sounds such as screeching tires and car alarms. The sound of the pickleball hitting the racket is higher than that of a tennis ball or other common sports which is why we hear more complaints from neighbors.

Pickleball sounds sit around 70 decibels (dB) at about 100 feet away from the strike of the ball. This means that neighbors in a quiet neighborhood who are use to noise levels of 40dB are now experiencing 30 more db. This equates to an environment 8 time louder than they are use to (because every +10dB is a doubling of sound). That is a significant increase in noise.

What to do for Pickleball Soundproofing

When it comes to acoustic solution for existing pickleball courts, you most likely want to consider sound barrier and absorption on the fencing or walls. Based on the needs and budget we often recommend two different options for pickleball soundproofing:

Sound Barrier

Sound barrier is the first step to reduce the transmission of sound moving out of the court. This will make neighbors and the community happy. With a high STC (Sound Transmission Class) rating and easy installation on surfaces like fencing and concrete our sound barrier is a great option for courts looking to save some money and reduce noise.

Barrier and Absorber Composite

To go the extra mile and reduce sound from pickleball courts even further, we work with composite acoustical products. Our products consist of both barrier and absorber. This means that sound is absorbed rather than reflected, then hits the barrier to reduce transmission. Fashioned into curtains for easy installation and coming in select color options, our composite products are second to none.

Both options listed above withstand the test of time. Barrier and composite products have UV protection and are heavy enough that wind or water will not impact their integrity.

We look forward to helping you quiet your pickleball courts!

Benefits of Pickleball Court Soundproofing

  • Reduce noise complaints from neighbors and community

  • Reduce echo from hard surfaces around the court

To Get More Information

Rest assured that we have not only a solution, but the right solution, to resolve your acoustical or noise concerns. Request a quote with the button below or contact us for more information about our soundproofing services at 413-248-8118.

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