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Residential Tennis Court Construction Tips

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Most tennis enthusiasts would want to build a tennis court on their property. Installing a residential tennis court can be a daunting experience. Below are some tips to help you construct a residential tennis court.

Understand The Law

Zoning and land use regulations will significantly affect the construction process. As such, conduct some background research to identify restrictions on the construction of tennis courts in your area. For example, you may be compelled to use a specific surface or fence. Additionally, check regulations on excavation works and the installation of drainage systems. 

Planning Works

Inspect your compound to identify a suitable location to install the tennis court. Below are some tips to help you choose a location. 

  • To cut down on installation costs, choose a flat surface to eliminate the need for extensive excavation works.
  • Ideally, the tennis court should have a north-south orientation. It prevents players from coming into direct contact with the sun.
  • The tennis court should have a slight slope to avoid waterlogging during heavy rains.
  • Think about the size of the tennis court. You may opt for a small tennis court if you do not have sufficient space. However, the court cannot be used for professional competitions if it's too small.

Tennis Court Surface

Concrete is an instant favourite for enthusiasts that enjoy fast games. It requires little maintenance and lasts for long. Acrylic surfaces are ideal for people who would want to adjust the speed and bounce of the ball. Besides, these surfaces come in various colours. Clay courts have the slowest surface. They are perfect for beginners and senior adults who may have trouble playing fast games. Unlike other surfaces, clay is expensive to maintain. Grass requires regular maintenance such as watering and mowing.


Ask a professional tennis court contractor to design and install the tennis court. The professional should conduct a site inspection to assess the viability of your project. He or she will determine suitable mechanisms of dealing with challenges such as unstable surfaces and poor drainage systems. The contractor should then present a proposal detailing the required materials, how long the project will take and the cost estimates.

Tennis courts are a perfect return on investment project. As such, you could refinance your mortgage or take a home improvement loan if you do not have sufficient funds.

Enhance the appeal of your tennis court by planting trees and shrubs around the court. Besides, you could install landscape lighting and recreational spaces such as gazebos or patios. 

To learn more, contact a tennis court construction company.