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. TwistServe

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    Don't you usually pay a professional court builder to do that?
     
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  3. SailrPengn

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    Grass courts are difficult to maintain and expensive. That's why most grass courts are in exclusive clubs. Grass courts would probably be impractical for you, unless you have servants at your home...
     
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  4. david7410

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    Yeah, my sister. :D
     
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  5. Kobble

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    You would need to buy the mower, which is probably expensive. It would be like maintaining a putting green, but this needs to remain very flat. That would be a benefit of a grass court, Muster said his was very good for putting.
     
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  6. Brent Pederson

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    Wow, I envy you man. That is my dream, to have enough room to build a grass court.

    A friend of mine keeps suggesting we sneak onto a local lawn bowling facility and throw up a net, play a set or so before we get hauled off by the local constables. It would almost be worth it I think...
     
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  7. perfmode

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    If you have 5 acres, just hire pro's to build and maintain it.
     
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  8. Joe Oldschool

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    It's not that big a deal really. Its nothing more than a very large, flat putting green with lines chalked on it.

    The hard part for you will be getting the ground level. It may require some serious earth-moving equipment. Talk to golf greenskeepers and pick a hearty grass for your geographical location.

    People make way to big a deal of grass courts. Mow it the day of or before you want to play on it.

    It's a natural surface so you are going to get natural surface bounces.

    The best thing about grass (IMHO) is that you never have to hit a ball above your shoulders, because they never bounce that high!
     
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  9. BigboyDan

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    $50,000 for a grass court. Year-round maintainance; speciaized equipment; more money. Cold weather state? April to October playability. Do you have dogs or cats? You'll have to remove the court to sell the property.

    Worth it? If you're rich.
     
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  10. Camilio Pascual

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    Sounds well worth it...if you do the labour. What part of the country are you in? I'd be interested to hear your progess, I might do the same in my retirement.
     
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  12. joe sch

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    Build it and they will come :) Let me know when your done, I will get a few of my buddies, Pete, Andre, Rod, Lew and a few more of the old grassers from the west coast to visit for a weekend tourny :lol:
     
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  13. Joe Oldschool

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    Instead, you could try to smoke grass on court.


    Just a thought.
     
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  14. Rickson

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    You have 5 acres at your disposal, build a hardcourt instead. You'd spend more money initially, but you'll save a lot more on the maintenance in the long run.
     
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  15. jayserinos99

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    grass would be cool, but what about clay?
     
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