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At-home tennis courts are a luxurious way to enhance your yard, while also giving you and your family a new activity to play outside. As beneficial for your home value and family as tennis courts are, they can be quite costly. The cost can fluctuate between five and six figures depending on the choices you make along the way. Below, we’ve put together a guide to budgeting for a tennis court installation project, so you know what to account for when considering the costs for installing a court on your property.
The first cost you have to consider is any construction your property requires for the court. You’ll need to hire a contractor to prepare the land, the cost of which can vary depending on the extent of the prep work required. For instance, if the land on which you want to place the court is flat and well-drained, then you won’t need too much prep work. However, that work can increase if the contractor needs to carry out tasks like excavating and draining the land, as well as removing any trees or structures.
The material you use to make your court can have a significant effect on the cost of installation. You can install courts made from grass, clay, concrete, or asphalt. Softer materials like grass and clay tend to cost less than hardcourts like concrete and asphalt. Each material’s unique maintenance requirements can also affect costs in the long run, so don’t forget to account for this when budgeting.
In this case, when we say equipment, we don’t mean rackets or balls. Additional equipment refers to certain amenities such as lighting, windscreens, nets, net posts, seating, and fencing. Not all of these are necessary, such as lighting or seating, but to properly budget the project, you need to decide which amenities you need, or simply want, to install on the court. Nets and net posts are obviously must-haves, but options like seating depend more on your personal preference.
Tennis courts, as well as any amenities you add to them, require regular maintenance. To perform this maintenance effectively, you’ll need the right tools for the job. This includes equipment such as drag brooms, court rakes, line brooms, and line scrubs. Make sure to add any relevant equipment to your budget in the early planning stages to avoid being caught off-guard by them later on.
These four guidelines will help you learn about budgeting for a tennis court installation project so that when you decide to do it, you can do it the right way. Taking all these factors into account when budgeting this project is important because you don’t want to run into any large unexpected costs along the way. With this guide, you can budget accordingly so you can install the best court you can afford. At All Star Tennis Courts, we can help you obtain tennis court equipment for your home, such as nets, net posts, scorekeepers, and much more.
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