Two tips for homeowners who want to build tennis courts on their properties

If you intend to build a tennis court on your property, here are a couple of tips you should keep in mind to ensure that you are pleased with the end results of the tennis court construction project.

Consider adding some extra features that will enhance your playing experience

If you will be practising and participating in matches on your new tennis court on a regular basis, then it's worth asking your team of tennis court builders to add some extra features to the structure that will enhance your playing experience.

For example, you might want to have a drinking fountain installed next to the court so that you don't have to traipse back and forth from your kitchen every time you need to refill your water bottle. This is a particularly worthwhile feature to add if your home is located in an area with a very hot climate, as it is usually necessary for people to drink a lot of fluids in order to stay hydrated when being physically active in high temperatures.

Likewise, it may also be a good idea to have your contractor build a seating area with a permanent awning over it so that you and anyone that you play with can sit and take a break, without being exposed to the heat of the sun.

Additionally, if you plan to keep practising during the chilly winter months, you might want to have your contractor install a heating system so that you can play throughout this season, regardless of how low the temperatures get.

Whilst these features could potentially be added at a later stage, after the court itself has already been built, it is usually a lot easier to add them during the construction process. If for example, you wait until afterward to install a water fountain or a heating system, you may have to have the newly-laid tarmac or grass pulled up so that the water pipes or electrical lines can be installed, and then have these sections of the tennis court refitted.

Make sure it's secure

If you're away from home a lot, or if your tennis court will be positioned on an area of your property which is not visually accessible whilst you are inside your house, you may want to ask your contractor to install security fencing around the perimeters of the court.

The reason for this is as follows; if you leave your tennis court unsecured, it's possible that it may end up being vandalised, or that some of its removable features (such as the tennis ball machine) may be stolen. There is also a risk that people may sneak onto your property whilst you're away and play on the tennis court.

Security fencing which is very tall and that has anti-climb features (such as a slippery coating over the bars and a spiked top rail) should help to prevent these issues from arising.