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If you are a sports fanatic, there is no greater luxury than to have your own playing field. For many, the sport of choice is tennis. It is a true luxury to have your own tennis court in your backyard for all your recreational needs.
When you have your very own tennis court you can easily play any time, day or night. And when you play often enough you are bound to get better, allowing you to be competitive with all of your tennis playing friends.
Tennis is also an amazing workout. Having an easily accessible area to exercise can motivate you to get out and get your cardio in!
- Sports anytime – Anytime you want to host a pickup game of tennis the facilities are just a stone’s throw away.
- Social draw – If you have an athletic friend, a home tennis court may draw them over.
- Dedication to tennis – If you are not entirely sure that you will use a tennis court on a regular basis for the foreseeable future you may want to consider another option. A backyard tennis court is a large commitment to space as well as money. To make the endeavor worth it you will want to get a lot of use out of it.
- Maintenance – There are different finishes that you can have on your tennis court but all require maintenance. Maintenance can cost money and take time.
Building a tennis court starts between $40,000 and $45,000 for your basic court. The average cost for a tennis court runs closer from the mid $50,000s to low $60,000s. Higher end courts are often post-tensioned. With this method you can expect to be looking at a cost closer to the low $100,000 range. However, these numbers are just an estimate.
There are multiple factors that can alter cost. These factors include site condition, the surface applied to the court, and any accessories added to the court. Of course, there are also upkeep costs to fix cracks and other damages to your court. Depending on the severity of your winter this may or may not be an issue. (Source: Concrete Network)
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Here we see a tennis court that can easily be converted into a basketball court. With the proper surface paint you can have a dual function area like this. The versatility increases the appeal of this area.
Building a tennis court among your trees is a great way to create some seclusion to your court without having to build privacy walls. A few chainlink fences will still let you see your trees without losing an errant serve in the forest. Source: Zillow Digs™
One way to bring a unique look to your court is to let moss and vines overtake your walls. This can tie in with the green finish of your tennis court.
Masonry is perfect for buildings and other structures around your tennis court. A well constructed pavilion can provide a nice place to rest or watch the tennis matches that you host. Shop the lookTraditional Landscape by Burlingame Photographers Dennis Mayer, Photographer
A simple fence and some bushes do just as well to border your tennis court. The greenery brings a bit of character and the simple fence catches runaway balls without disrupting the view.
Here is a court with wonderful hedges around the outside and some nice benches for watching matches. The grass top court is great for a verdant and manicured lawn. Source: Zillow Digs™
Concrete is ideal for a court that can double as a basketball court. Removing the tennis net is quick and easy. In only a moment your tennis court can host a pickup basketball game.
Here is a nice tennis court to the side of this estate. Putting trees and garden beds on the corners of your court can help integrate it with the rest of your landscaping. Source: Zillow Digs™
Here is a simple tennis court. There is no need for complicated buildings or pavilions if you are simply looking to build a place for you to practice and hone your tennis skills.
Here is another tennis court that has a basketball hoop attached as well. Most courts that do double duty have their hoop at half court.
Here is a tennis court that has two basketball hoops so that it can transform into a full basketball court. This is perfect for the sports fan who wants to be able to practice both sports on a regular basis.
If you have uneven landscaping you can build a tennis court lowered into the ground. This lets people above the tennis court observe the match as well as saves you the trouble of building a fence. Source: Zillow Digs™
Here is a secluded tennis court hidden in a populated area by trees and hedges. Hedges are a great way to build privacy around areas like tennis courts while keeping a natural and lush appeal.
When you have a tennis court in your backyard you can go from a relaxing brunch to playing a quick game in no time. After a game you can sit in your comfortable yard furniture and enjoy a beverage with your friends. Shop the look
If you have a tennis court and want to play at night you may need to light the area. A large lamp post pointed down to the court is a simple and effective way to achieve this.
There are plenty of ways to divide your yard into different sections. Garden beds and tree lines can be very effective in sectioning off your tennis court from the rest of your landscaping while keeping your appeal in tact. Source: Zillow Digs™
A masonry half wall with flower beds on top is a great way to create an elegant appeal to your sports area. You can make this space very attractive with the right landscaping. A tennis court may simply be the place to play your sport, but you might as well make it appealing.
Here is a lovely tennis court with a high end pavilion with seating and glass doors. This is the perfect place to host many games of tennis. Anyone would be lucky to play a few games on a court like this. Source: Zillow Digs™
If your court is further away from your home you may need a path to it. Decorating these paths with trees and flowers can make the walk to and from your court very pleasurable.
If your space is large enough you may not need fences or gates; a ball can only bounce so far. With large enough trees you can also benefit from some shade on your court. A shady court can keep you cool and in the game longer.
If your court is close enough, your patio can act as a grandstand. Your family and friends can be comfortable on the patio while watching the game. What could be better during a game than refreshments close by?
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