Three tips for building a high-quality tennis court
Having a tennis court built on the grounds of your property is a major undertaking. However, if you love to play tennis, it's definitely a worthwhile investment. Here are three tips which should help you and your chosen tennis court builders to create a high-quality court.
Use porous materials
If you intend to use the tennis court all year round, then it is essential to ask your contractor to use a porous material (such as artificial clay or polymeric rubber) to build the court.
A porous material will ensure that any rainwater that falls onto the court will drain through its surface into the soil underneath. This, in turn, will prevent the water from simply accumulating on top of the court and creating puddles which will render the tennis court unusable.
Porous court materials can be more expensive than their non-porous counterparts; however, if you want to be able to enjoy your tennis court regardless of the weather conditions, then it's worth incurring the additional expense.
Customise it to suit your personal requirements
When your tennis court builders are drawing up the plans for the court, it's worth considering what features you could add, to make the structure suitable for your personal requirements.
For example, if you only have time to play very early in the morning or late at night, then it might be worth asking your builder to create an integrated lighting system, which will allow you to continue to use the court long after the sun has set.
Similarly, if you plan to invite your friends around for matches on a regular basis, then it might be wise to ask your contractor to install several benches with in-built storage spaces so that your guests have somewhere comfortable to sit when resting in between sets, and somewhere safe to store their belongings.
Make sure that it enhances rather than detracts from the overall appearance of the property
If you have even the slightest desire to sell your property at any point in the future, it is important to make sure that your tennis court is built in such a way that it does not negatively affect the overall appearance of the property.
For example, let's say that one part of your property offers spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. If you choose to build your tennis court in this area and in doing so, accidentally obstruct these views, it could lower the value of your home.
As such, it's important to build your tennis court somewhere that will not have a negative impact on your property's aesthetic.