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When you’re constructing your own tennis court, every decision you make impacts the final result. Each choice—such as the court surface and your fencing design—leads to an entirely different aesthetic and feel. Let’s explore some ideas for creating the style and look of your tennis court to match your play style and personal tastes.
Choosing the Court Surface
You have two modern types of court surface to choose from when you’re constructing your personal tennis court: paved and clay. They both provide a unique playing experience. Most courts use a hard-court surface that absorbs little of the ball’s energy and creates a fast-paced game. Clay courts absorb more of the energy, which makes games slower. Clay courts also require more frequent maintenance (but are perfect for fans emulating the French Open.)
You also have the option to choose various court colors. The iconic green court is most common, but blue courts are a popular option for courts expecting spectators as the blue surface makes it easier to track the ball.
The Impact of Windscreens
Windscreens have a significant impact on both the aesthetic of your court and the play. Windscreens reduce both actual and visual noise, allowing players to better focus on the match. They also provide some shade and wind blockage for players. However, many tennis court owners value the view outside the court and prefer a clear fence.
The Court Accessories
Tennis court accessories are a great way to create the style and look of your tennis court. Accessories include net posts, center straps, and court caddies. Which ones you choose to include or exclude impacts the feel of your court. If you want to create a luxurious feel, a lack of accessories adds to a sense of minimalism and perfection. Meanwhile, fans of a tennis club ambiance might prefer to include comfortable tennis court benches for lounging or as a place to keep ball hoppers and water coolers.
Our team at All Star Tennis Supply understands the value and investment of a custom tennis court. We are proud to supply our customers with the tennis court equipment and materials they need at the great prices they’re looking for. Whether you’re shopping for windscreens and benches or court surface maintenance tools to extend the life of your court, we’re happy to help. Feel free to browse our inventory or contact us with any questions.
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