Tennis Court Construction is a game of strategy, footwork, and endurance. It’s important to construct a quality court for the best experience possible. It can be a five-figure investment, and it may require the help of professionals. Here are a few tips to get you started:
The site must be free of all debris, trees, and shrubs before construction begins. This will save you time and money in the long run.
A soil sample should be taken to ensure the earth composition can withstand the added weight of a tennis court. Also, the ground must be properly compacted, graded, and leveled to ensure proper drainage.
Base, Subbase, and Asphalt Construction
The type of material you choose to cover your courts is another big decision. Asphalt is a quick option, but it has a short lifespan and needs significant maintenance. Concrete, on the other hand, is a more durable surface and is more resistant to freeze-thaw cycles. It’s also more affordable and has a longer life than other surfaces.
It’s vital to have a good quality control plan for the materials used in your tennis court facility. If contaminants, such as clay balls, silt balls, pyrites, oil, etc., are found in the mixture, they will cause damage to the relatively thin coatings of your surface.
Before placing the concrete for your court, a 6” thick concrete beam should be cast in a trench across the center of the court. This will help prevent bonding between the net posts and the concrete slab.