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ironicqueery 03-30-2007 06:39 PM

Tennis Courts - cost of a personal court
I'm interested in having a tennis court built in my backyard. Does anyone have experience building their own court (either yourself, or having a company do it for you)?

If so, what did you use, costs, etc?

(i hope a tennis court counts as equipment...wasn't sure where to put this thread)

Buckeye10s 03-30-2007 06:42 PM

Courts usually run between $30-40k, depending on how fancy you want to get.

rhcolt07 03-30-2007 08:02 PM

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soggyramen 04-02-2007 03:22 PM

my parents want a clay court for me in my backyard does anyone know how much that will cost...i'm sure it's more

BstonBruin 04-02-2007 05:39 PM

probably around 60k

KingOfTennis 04-02-2007 07:46 PM

very expensive it is. Die u must

tennis_hand 04-02-2007 10:00 PM

why clay? A hard court is probably cheaper.

swuster 04-03-2007 08:34 PM

Clay courts must be constantly serviced, because even a little wind can blow a LOT of clay away from the surface. The price really adds up.

brayman9 04-04-2007 01:33 PM

do what my friend did tare up the grass dig a little put in concrete, put up a fake net and stray paint line on. $300.

jamauss 04-04-2007 01:36 PM


Originally Posted by brayman9 (Post 1358047)
do what my friend did tare up the grass dig a little put in concrete, put up a fake net and stray paint line on. $300.

What exactly is a "fake" net?

soggyramen 04-04-2007 02:55 PM


Originally Posted by tennis_hand (Post 1355163)
why clay? A hard court is probably cheaper.

we decided to just get a hard court now because it tends to get windy where i live

Bogie 04-04-2007 02:56 PM

my coach built a red clay court in his backyard and if i remember correctly, including nice fencing, it will run you about 45-50 grand.

rhcolt07 04-04-2007 04:21 PM


Originally Posted by jamauss (Post 1358054)
What exactly is a "fake" net?

I'm taking a guess, but I think he means just take a piece of string and put it as high as you want.
Oh and make sure you have good fencing like Bogie said so your balls don't fly all over your neighbor's yards.

iplaybetter 04-04-2007 04:37 PM

you are all so lucky my parents would never put a court in my back yard let alone hire the person who is basically my coach as a proper coach

TokyopunK 04-04-2007 04:39 PM

I have an asphault basketball court in my back yard, it cost around 2k.

volusiano 04-04-2007 04:41 PM

Is there a reason why one would want to shell out more money to build a clay court instead of a hard court? It's more expensive and dirtier and requires more maintenance, isn't it?

I always assumed that clay courts were built because it used to be less expensive than hard courts. And perhaps in the old days, the technology wasn't there to build hard courts more easily. So perhaps people got used to the playing characteristics of the clay courts all this time so it stuck with them. But maybe I'm wrong.

Tennis4203 04-05-2007 03:05 AM

I Want A Tennis Court In My Backyard :'(

Peter Szucs 04-05-2007 03:42 AM

I want a backyard... lol

Mr. Blond 04-05-2007 03:45 AM

I am currently building a new home, and in the process will be adding a hard court in the back yard.

The court construction itself is around 15k for the concrete and surface. The fencing and lighting is around another 15k. The concrete costs so much because you have to do a post tensioned slab, which adds some cost. Post tensioning is essentially like prestressing the concrete to prevent splits from opening up. I am sure the prices vary depending on location and bells and whistles though.

KingOfTennis 04-05-2007 03:54 AM

i have a backyard but its on an angle and my pool basically takes up most of the space.

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