If you love tennis, and you can get some free space in your yard, you should think about installing a residential tennis court. When you have a functional tennis court, you create an amazing opportunity for your family and friends to enjoy the camaraderie, joy and liveliness of friendly competition.
To get the best out of the court building process, you have to follow the set construction guidelines. It is also prudent to ensure that you do not overspend and that you have a competent and reliable contractor for the construction process.
Here are three guidelines that will help you tick the items in this checklist, making the court installation smooth.
Start by Checking the Zoning Laws
Every neighbourhood has its unique zoning laws. In some areas, the building of structures such as courts is strictly prohibited. In other areas, building is not restricted, but the court size is.
Restrictions may not be on building the court, but in the structures that complete the court such as the tennis court fencing. People who live in areas where the homeowners associations restrict high fences might have to relocate the court to a part of the yard where the fence will not be an obstruction. Asking about these laws from the local authorities will help you avoid trouble.
Get the Measurements of your Space
The second step in construction should be figuring out how much space is available to build the court and what size of court can fit there. Ideally, a court whose layout runs from north to south on your property is the best way to keep sunshine out of the competitors' eyes during play.
Leave a little extra space all around the court. The extra space will allow the contractor to create a drainage system and a conduit for water to drain out of the tennis court surface when it rains.
Choose the Ideal Construction Materials
The first essential choice to make here is the material you will pave the court surface with. Hard courts are ideal for the times when you have little time and resources for regular maintenance. You can also opt for clay or grass, but the maintenance of the two materials is harder than hard courts. After the surfacing, pick the right lighting, nets and the storage shed materials.
With the right amount of emphasis on the planning and a competent court builder, it will be very satisfying to create the tennis court of your dreams in your home.
For more information on tennis court construction, reach out to a local contractor.