On September 14, 2021

New Tennis Court Budget: Maintenance, Lighting, Installer

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the initial factors to consider when budgeting for a new tennis court installation. From setup costs through surface type, size and several other variables, you have a few things to think about when you’re performing such an installation.

At Courts Unlimited, we’re proud to offer a wide range of both residential and commercial tennis courts to our clients, plus assistance with all the budgeting and cost themes you might be considering during this process. What are some of the other important factors that will play a role in not only your installation budget, but also your long-term costs that should be considered while installing a new court? Here are a few more to think about.

Maintenance Needs

Maintenance is a significant factor for tennis courts once they’re installed, one that should be closely considered. The cost of maintaining a court can vary widely depending on several factors, including whether it’s natural stone or synthetic materials, its size and the type of surface. It also depends on the maintenance routine you follow.

Factors like these will have an impact on your budget going forward during the life-cycle of your tennis court in addition to installation cost.

Court Lighting

Many people assume that lighting a tennis court is as simple as installing a few lights over the center of the area, but this isn’t always the case. There are several factors to consider when it comes to lighting your court that will affect the budget during installation and afterwards:

  • Lighting fixtures must be rated for outdoor use: Direct weather exposure will cause many fixtures to fail within months, especially if they haven’t been designed specifically for outdoor use.
  • Surface material: The type of surface and its composition will determine what kind of lighting is best suited for it so proper lights can be chosen in order to prevent damage and maintain the playing level of your court. For example, certain courts with natural stone surfaces may require metal halide lighting rather than high-pressure sodium lights.

Choosing a High-Quality Installer

Finally, one of the single factors that will have the largest impact on your total costs — including long-term maintenance costs — for a new tennis court is the installer you work with. While affordable installation cost will be important during the process, it’s equally as key that you choose an experienced and reputable team to install your court.

The professionals at Courts Unlimited can ensure not only that your tennis court installation is done correctly and efficiently, but also that it meets all industry standards for quality of materials and best practices in terms of long-term durability and performance. Plus, we work with you to meet your budgeting needs when it comes to installation of a new court.

For more on court budgeting or any of our other services, speak to the staff at Courts Unlimited today.