Tennis, being one of the most popular sports worldwide, has many fans that enjoy the game at home. And since tennis is a popular game, many people are choosing to have tennis courts installed in their properties and homes. The installations are targeted to both commercial and residential establishments. In this article, we are going to look at the factors to consider before tennis court installation.
If you have a property and want to install a tennis court, it is important to put these factors into consideration before commencing the project. However, it is also imperative to note that tennis court installation project should not be done in a hurry. This is because; there is a lot of planning and preparation that is needed in the process. This is especially when you are looking to have a high quality court in your premises. Before starting a tennis court installation in your property, you need to consider the following factors:
To begin with, you must have enough space in your compound for the project. A single tennis court is estimated to have minimum dimensions of 115 feet long by 55 feet wide. Therefore, you need a space bigger than this on your property. However, if you want a double tennis court, you need to spare more space that covers 60 feet in wideness and 120 feet in length. These dimensions only cover the court itself. Therefore, you need more space to accommodate other facilities such as drainage, fencing, benches etc. and if you want to construct a professional court, you need additional space for building spectator stands, player amenities such as changing rooms, lavatories and many others.
Type of court
It is important to note that there are different types of tennis courts available. Generally, tennis courts are classified into either hard or soft courts. A hard court has either concrete or asphalt on the floor. On the other hand, soft courts are constructed using softer materials such as grass or clay. In addition, there is a new technology that allows a cushioned surface to be placed on concrete. Such padded courts are not only easier on the body but also, enable slower ball speeds during a match. The latter two types of courts however require a considerable amount of upkeep. Although Hard courts on the other hand require a bigger initial investment, they are easier to maintain.
Tennis court installation site is the ultimate determinant of whether you are going to have a tennis court in your premises or not. If your property stands on an unstable ground, it is advisable to shelve plans of having a tennis court. Tennis court construction is a technical activity that requires both proper planning and design. Therefore, if the tennis court installation site is swampy, wet or hilly, you are going to incur more costs on the project. Similarly, having a soft soil, high ground water or trash in your site is going to add to the costs of constructing a tennis court. It is therefore advisable to have soil analysis tests on the site so as to be sure that your project will become successful.