Considerations When Building a Residential Tennis Court

Few things are more gratifying than having your own tennis court. Most people have to use a public tennis court, which they have to walk, bike or drive to… but when you have your own personal tennis court, it’s just steps away from your kitchen, bedroom or living room.

If it’s the kind of thing that one or more people in the household truly want to use, often, it will go a long way to improving your skills and keeping you and your family healthy and in shape. So, if you or someone in your family is an aspiring tennis player and doesn’t want to worry about getting to a public court or only playing there when it’s open and available, then consider a residential tennis court designed, built/installed, and maintained by Classic Turf Company of Connecticut.

Local Rules

When you’re thinking of adding a tennis court to your property, you need to check with your local authorities to make sure it’s allowed. For instance, you’d want to check local zoning laws and HOA rules. It’s important to know what’s allowed and what’s not allowed. For example, you might find out that you have to have a grass court. Or you might find out you cannot light it at night because it would bother neighbors. 

Property Measurements

How much space does a court take up? You have to make sure you can fit a 55’ wide by 115’ long court in your yard (for singles play) or 60’ wide by 120’ long (for doubles play). You also have to take into account the area around the court, which might include fencing, lighting, benches, sitting areas, sheds and more. Ideally, you should have your court run north to south so no player gets sun in their eyes. 

Select the Right Surface

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What kind of surfacing material will you get? The aforementioned grass tennis court surface isn’t too popular these days, but it is an option. However, most people prefer something like Classic Turf’s Sports Surface utilizing post tension concrete because it’s guaranteed not to crack for 20 years! Keep in mind that machinery will need to access your property and move around in order to build the court. 

Find the Right Accessories

Some other things to consider when building a residential tennis court include the type of netting, fencing and/or lighting to enhance the overall look and design of the court. Windscreens, backboards, and rebounders are all good options to consider adding to your court area. 

Set a Budget

Finally, there’s the issue of costs involved in owning your own tennis court. You’ll have to add up a lot of things, such as area permits, excavation/construction costs, surfacing materials, and more. Of course, costs depend on a lot of factors. It’s best to consult with a professional company like Classic Turf Company to get estimates in writing, in order to see what you want and need. You can always cut out a few “extras” if the cost(s) get too high. 

If you’ve been dreaming about owning your own residential tennis court, call Classic Turf Company at 1-800-246-7951 and discuss your plans with one of our expert representatives. You can also check out Classic Turf’s main tennis court page, here.

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