Reasons for Communities to Build Indoor Tennis Courts

Classic Turf Company of Woodbury, Connecticut, is known for constructing great tennis courts all over the country. Some of them are outdoors and some of them are indoors. As you’d imagine, indoor tennis courts go over well especially in areas where the weather is often too rainy or cold to properly play outside.

Cold weather cities are the kinds of places that benefit most from having an indoor tennis complex. In colder regions, winter temperatures can dip below freezing, with ice and snow covering the land. Obviously, you cannot play tennis outdoors when it’s February and the thermometer is barely above zero. Think of all the high school gym classes that could benefit from indoor tennis courts. And as more and more people stay healthy but live longer, Senior homes and Senior complexes in colder climates would do well to install indoor tennis courts, too. For most regions in the continental United States, the months of December, January, February, and March are not conducive to playing tennis outdoors. They’re just too cold for comfort.

Take a look at the average city temperatures in February here:  You’ll notice that most cities are really, really cold each winter. So many northeastern cities have bone chilling averages.  It’s no wonder, then, that the NFL likes to hold the Superbowl each February in warmer cities (unless the host city has a dome so the field is indoors). Similarly, tennis practice and matches outside when the temperature dips below freezing just doesn’t make sense.

Indoor tennis courts give people– young and old alike–something fun and healthy to do without having to worry about rain, ice, wind or snow. These indoor courts typically feature state-of-the-art lighting systems so it’s easy to see the ball. Did you know Classic Turf installs lighting for indoor tennis courts? There’s the Indirect Pendant Mount, which delivers uniform, comfortable, indirect illumination without glare or hotspots; it’s ideal for indoor tennis facilities. There’s also Hi-Def Linear Fluorescent Lights in either Direct or Indirect design. These offer significant energy savings, enhanced quality of light, and instant-on capability.

Oftentimes, indoor tennis courts are one component of a larger complex for a community, with other indoor amenities such as pools, squash courts, basketball courts, restrooms, changing rooms, showers, saunas, cafeterias, and gift shops. They become a valuable community resource– a place to go no matter what the weather.

All too often outdoor sporting events get cancelled due to the weather. It’s either too hot or too cold outside, but having indoor tennis courts, for example, means never having to worry about the weather outside. Indeed, thanks to modern day heating and air-conditioning systems, there are climate control systems that make indoor sports preferable to outdoor sports simply because the temperature “feels right” to the participants. Plus, indoors they don’t get an awkward sunburn.

Indoor tennis courts are essentially in a controlled environment, free of things like bugs, wind, and rain– all of which interfere with a person’s tennis game. Tennis is the kind of sport most people can play, and it’s a chance to get some exercise, have some friendly competition, socialize, and pass the time away in a healthy and fun way.

With over 30 years of industry experience, Classic Turf Company has the expertise to build the best tennis court facilities, from design/build turnkey projects for new construction to resurfacing and renovation of existing facilities. For all your indoor tennis court needs, call Classic Turf at 800-246-7951.