On April 14, 2020

Importance of Color and Aesthetics for Tennis Courts, Part 2

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the basics on the importance of factors like color and aesthetics when installing a new tennis court on your property. The visual factors of your court, from court lines to material color and many others, play a huge role in everything from property curb appeal to practical usage and several other areas.

At Courts Unlimited, we’re proud to offer a wide range of backyard multipurpose court options, including tennis court surfacing, repair, accessories and numerous other solutions. We know how important a role colors and visual themes play – they’re so important that many use online tools to help visualize the final product. In today’s part two of our series, we’ll go over some tips on color tones and blending, all-important court lines, and some basics on the court’s surroundings and nearby environment to keep in mind.

Tones and Blending

When it comes to choosing the actual color tones of your primary court surfaces, you have a few general themes you can choose from. Many look to go the blending route, styling the court to match the general décor of the yard with neutral and traditional colors that don’t raise too many eyebrows. Others may look to match the style of their home or a major piece of it, such as a backyard pool nearby.

One general tip: Unless you’re 100% sure you plan to live in this house for the long-term and will not be selling, we would advise against too much direct personalization. Elements like a family name, team logo or others might lower the value of the court to a prospective buyer, so you should only utilize these themes if you know you’re here for the long haul.

Court Lines

Another vital aesthetic element for any tennis court will be the lines, as they allow for the actual intended activity to be carried out. The biggest question facing you here: Is there even a slight chance of sports other than tennis being played on the surface, or will tennis be the sole pursuit?

In the former case, such as if you’re thinking of placing a basketball hoop on one end and allowing for multi-purpose use, consider different-colored lines to accommodate for this. Maybe you use traditional white lines for the tennis boundaries, but then blue or some other color for the basketball markings to differentiate them. On the other hand, if tennis will be the only sport played, white tends to be the most common color choice.

Surroundings and Environment

Finally, be sure to consider the geography and surroundings of your court and its area. Remember that this court will be a permanent part of your property, both for practical and aesthetic purposes – do you want it to complement your outdoor greenery and plant-life, or stand alone as its own unique element?

For more on choosing the proper colors, lines and other aesthetics for your tennis court, or to learn about any of our multipurpose court surfacing or related services, speak to the staff at Courts Unlimited today.