Platform tennis is mostly played as a winter sport. Beneath the mesh wires are snowboards, suspended on hinges, which can be flipped up to allow for snow removal.Primarily a doubles game, the rules are basically the same as in tennis, with a few distinct differences.
The equipment consists of a paddle, measuring approximately 18" in length with holes through the hitting surface, and a foam rubber ball which is about the same size as a tennis ball but harder and heavier.
Better courts, like HVCC’s courts, are equipped with heaters below the playing surface, which are used to melt off residual snow, ice, or moisture.
The court surface is specifically designed with winter play in mind, consisting of a highly gritty paint to provide better traction during in climate weather.