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4 Things to Consider If You Want to Build a Home Tennis Court

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Is having a tennis court at your home a dream of yours? It can be accomplished, but not without great planning. Here are some critical things you need to think about before you build your home tennis court. 

Space requirements


Before you start planning your dream tennis court, you need to make sure your property has enough space. Depending on your preferences, the size of the court can vary. For example, a standard doubles court is 60 feet by 120 feet. If you want more than one court, you have to account for that extra space. You also want at least 15 feet of clearance on every side of the court from trees or other structures.

Court orientation


There are two main principles that decide the orientation of your tennis court: the position of the sun and the effects of shadows that cast onto the court's surface. Most experts say that you should align your court so the length is running north to south. This allows you to maximize the sun without it shining in either player's eyes. This orientation is not essential, but it is preferable.

Landscaping and drainage


There are a few things that need to be considered when it comes to landscaping and drainage. First, you want the surface for your tennis court to be as flat as possible. If the area on which you're planning to put the court is not very flat, you'll have to perform extra construction to make that possible. Secondly, you want to have good drainage so that your tennis court lasts longer. Landscaping around the court should be limited to prevent encroachment into the court and possible damage in the future.

Tennis Court Equipment


Last but not least, you're going to want to add some other accessories and tennis court equipment so you can maximize your enjoyment. Don't forget the outdoor benches, Aussie Clean Sweep for cleaning debris from a tennis court, and tennis ball carts to hold all your loose tennis balls.


When you're planning your home tennis court, think about things like size, position, landscaping, drainage, and accessories. Not only will you be the most popular house in the neighborhood, but you'll get great exercise too.