Info on Building a Tennis Court

Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by bank5, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. bank5

    bank5 Rookie

    Sep 18, 2006
    I would love to someday have a clay tennis court in my backyard. Of course a hard court would be easier to maintain but anything to play tennis on would be awesome!

    Has anyone done this? Any info on it whether you've done it or not would be great.
  2. mrHan

    mrHan Rookie

    Apr 20, 2007
    Nothern Virginia
  3. okaythen

    okaythen New User

    Dec 26, 2012
    hi guys so about how much does it cost to build a hard court? with and without lights.

    I am searching for my new house and I am also thinking about maybe building a court with it. So do you need a permit? Noise level distance etc to your neighbors? how big of lot do you need and how much does it cost? also if you have additions to your house like new porch, extra bathroom etc it will add value to your house...but maybe not for tennis court since it's not common? maybe will drop the house's value or people won't even consider buying your house coz it got a court? anyone got experience in this? thanks for your help
  4. ollinger

    ollinger Legend

    Nov 24, 2004
    New Jersey
    Home tennis courts diminish the market for a house and generally do not add in value anything near what they cost. The court itself requires a space of about 60x120 feet. The only "permit" generally required is the building permit. Your taxes may go up as it is an "improvement" to the land. Lights may or may not be acceptable in the neighborhood because of the height required and whether they're visible from the street, with battles over the character of the neighborhood sometimes taking place. Lights in any event may not be worth it as your neighbors can object to noise after 10 PM. Cost depends on how much grading of the land is required as that can be a considerable expense, and much landscaping is added. Could be anywhere from 25 to 60 thousand.
  5. Magic of tennis

    Magic of tennis Semi-Pro

    Oct 17, 2011
    Having a court only will boost house price. It won't ever cause price down at least in California. Maybe other state is differnet story.

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