building a grass court... need help

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  1. david7410

    david7410 New User

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    Are there any sites or books out there for building grass courts? My dad has 5 acres of property and is going to let me build a court on it.

    Any links or advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    -David
     
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  2. Coda

    Coda Semi-Pro

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    If you can, you should build about 3 or 4 of them. It all depends on how much you play. If you play alot, then you will need more than one as the grass becomes worn. I don't really know how to do it, but I would level some land out, plant whatever grass that is used, water it, cut it short then get some chalk and paint the lines. At a country club near my house they have a few grass courts. S&V domination...I can beat all of my friends on grass!
     
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  3. Verbal_Kint

    Verbal_Kint Rookie

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    Good luck...

    You need to roll and mow every day when playing... Also, I hope you have a hard type of ground, because the bounce on a sand-based court is even less than on a clay-baed one. I've been told that 1 grass court costs about 50,000 dollars a year to maintain..

    Marnix
     
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  4. ambro

    ambro Professional

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    I've never played on a grass court, but have plenty of artificial turf courts in the local area, and I'd like to know how those two compare with each other.
     
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  5. K!ck5w3rvE

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    Grass is just like clay...magic.
     
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