Are you thinking about buying a residential tennis court? By working with you from start to finish, our professionals can help you create your perfect court and enjoy the best play for years to come. Before any physical work begins, you will need to spend some time designing the tennis court, choosing the surface material, reviewing your budget, and preparing the ground. Scroll down to learn more about preparing for a tennis court installation.
Designing and Building a Tennis Court
Adding a tennis court to your backyard is not as simple as clearing out some space and rolling out a surface. You’ll need to consider your budget, the use you want to get out of the surface, and how much maintenance you’re prepared to handle.
That’s where the professionals at New England Courts come in. Our courts are designed with safety in mind, and we can customize your court to meet your specific needs. Our experts can help you determine how to best utilize your outdoor (or indoor) space to serve your needs, what type of court is best for you, and what your maintenance plan will look like.
Choosing Your Court Type
Selecting the right surface for play is crucial. Tennis courts can be clay, grass, hard court, or artificial grass, with the most common type being a hard court. (If you’ve ever played tennis at your local neighborhood or city-owned courts, you’re likely familiar with hard courts.) Grass courts are played on by professionals during competitions such as Wimbledon and create the fastest play. The hard court is best for most athletes—the surface requires the least amount of maintenance and offers slower play than grass but faster play than clay. A clay surface will require more maintenance and allows for slower play and longer rallies.
Keep in mind that you could also choose a multi-sport court that is made for not only tennis, but also basketball, hockey, skating, and more to take full advantage of your outdoor space.
How Much Does a Tennis Court Installation Cost?
The cost of a tennis court installation varies depending on many factors including the surface material, the size of your preferred court, and how much work will have to go into the installation. For example, if your backyard space isn’t level or evenly compact, it will require more work upfront for a high-quality job. Our team of professionals can walk you through cost estimates of a tennis court installation.
Preparing the Ground for Install
Once you’ve worked with a professional to design your court, it’s time for the install. For proper tennis court installation, the ground needs to be both level and evenly compacted. A sloped ground can cause water to pool up on the court and cause damage to the surface. If the ground has not been packed evenly before a tennis court installation, the court can warp or crack.
Before installation, the area will also need to be cleared of weeds and vegetation, which can cause damage to the court. Hiring professionals to complete the tennis court installation will ensure that it is done properly and can stand up to years of play and weather conditions.
Are you ready to design your perfect tennis court? New England Courts offers residential and commercial athletic courts for both indoor and outdoor use, and we’ve been designing, building, and testing our own courts since 1974. Whether you’re interested in an athletic surface for basketball, volleyball, roller hockey, tennis, futsal, or even bocce ball, our knowledgeable team can help. To learn more about the process or to begin designing your custom backyard court, please give us a call at 603-944-1184 or send us a message online. We look forward to hearing from you!