Backyard Tennis Court
Constructing a backyard tennis court is not for the faint of heart (or light of wallet). But if you have the budget and the space for it, a backyard tennis court can give you years of recreational pleasure.
First, determine if you have room for a backyard tennis court. Regulation tennis court size is 60 by 120 feet. In addition, you need at least 12 feet of space on either side, and 21 feet past the baselines between the court and any fixed obstruction. This provides the contractor with room to work. Next, determine the material for the court surface. Asphalt and concrete are the most common choices. Concrete performs better in terms of durability and longevity, and provides a fast playing surface. You can also use a variety of coatings and surface cushioning materials to slow down ball speed.
Hire a professional contractor to install your backyard tennis court. A contractor familiar with this type of installation can make sure the soil is properly compacted, drainage is right, and the court is properly oriented for sun angle. Total costs can vary - from around $40,000 at the low end to over $100,000 at the high end. Add another $20,000 or so for a surface cushioning system.