On July 14, 2020

Questions Before Residential Tennis Court Installation, Part 1

If you’re thinking about building a backyard tennis court on your home’s property, there will be several factors to keep in mind. From basic space needs to court supplies and several others, you’ll want the best team on your side for this sort of project.

The professionals at Courts Unlimited are here to fill that role for you, with a wide array of commercial and residential tennis courts, basketball courts and other multi-sport game courts among our long list of successful projects completed in the recent past. What are some of the questions you should be asking, both to yourself and to our team, before and during your new tennis court installation project to ensure the job goes as planned and stays within budget? This two-part blog will dig into several important areas.

Zoning or HOA Limitations

First and foremost, your actual ability to build a court on your property may be limited by certain regulations, and you should be aware of these before you spend a dime. Zoning laws, for instance, may restrict courts to certain surfaces, areas or sizes, usually with the goal of preventing runoff and erosion of the soil below the court.

In other cases, homeowners’ associations present in your neighborhood may be the ones imposing such restrictions. These often relate to areas like fencing or lighting rather than the actual court itself, but these are areas you must be considering also. It’s vital to ensure you have this information in advance so you don’t find out later that you’re building something against regulations.

Space Available

Once you know about any limitations (or lack thereof) for building your court, it’s time to measure your space and get an idea of what’s needed moving forward. If you are unsure of your property line, be sure to confirm this information so you don’t build anything on sections of property that are not yours. Compare standard court dimensions with the space you have available, then work on positioning – if possible, look for a north-south alignment that won’t place the sun directly in the eyes of either player.

Court Material

Another very important question to ask yourself, and potentially our professionals, during this process is which material you’ll use. Court surfaces all play very different, plus will come with differing installation costs, maintenance needs and other factors.

Those who don’t have much time for regular court maintenance generally go with hard courts, which are the most durable and very common. If you have the time and budget, however, other court materials are possible as well. Our team will give you any recommendations or specific installation needs that come with your chosen material.

For more questions to ask while planning and building a residential tennis court on your property, or to learn about any of our multi-sport surfacing & court options, speak to the staff at Courts Unlimited today.