On April 12, 2022

Designing a Tennis Court: Material, Accessories, Future Plans

In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at a few of the simple factors you should be considering when having a tennis court installed on any property. From basic themes like budget to those involving local zoning or regulations and several others, there are a number of concepts to keep in mind as you’re planning and designing your court ahead of installation.

At Courts Unlimited, we’re here to help with this entire process. We offer the very highest-quality in both commercial and residential tennis courts, from initial planning and design through installation and long-term care. What are some of the other important variables we recommend our clients look into during the design process? Here are a few.

Surface Material Selection

We left off in part one with measuring your property space for the court and ensuring you’re meeting all zoning laws or regulations — once this is done, the next important step is to select the surface material. This will be a key factor in both the overall aesthetics of your court and how it plays.

There are a few main surface materials to choose from: acrylic, asphalt, concrete, and clay. At Courts Unlimited, we primarily offer cushioning, shock-absorbing post-tension concrete surfaces, creating a high-quality playing experience that is also ADA compliant.

Your surface material will also impact your maintenance needs; for example, an asphalt court will need to be sealed every few years, while a concrete court may only require resealing every 10-15 years.

Required Accessories

Naturally, no tennis court is simply complete once the lines are painted and the net is up. There are a number of other accessories that are often required for both safety and gameplay purposes.

One such accessory is the backboard; this will help players hit their shots with greater accuracy, and is therefore highly recommended for residential courts. We also offer windscreens, fences, and lighting as additional accessories to consider.

On top of this, you’ll want to think about actual gameplay accessories like tennis balls, racquets, and tennis shoes!

Planning for the Future

As you’re designing your tennis court, it’s important to think about how you and your family will use it in the years to come. Courts Unlimited can help with this as well; we often work with clients to plan for expansions or additions to their courts in the future, whether that means additional tennis courts, basketball courts, or even a playground.

This is just a snapshot of the considerations you’ll need to keep in mind when planning your tennis court; for more detailed help and advice, contact the team at Courts Unlimited today. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have and help you create the ideal tennis court for your needs, no matter which part of Utah you’re in or what your specific desires are.