Purchasing homes with a tennis court, or even adding one on later on down the road to your property is not only a great purchase financially, but allows homeowners to truly enjoy having fun at home. Gone are the days of paying for pricy club memberships. Now you can enjoy your own Wimbledon-like tournaments for as often and as long as you like. The following is a guide on how to choose the perfect court for your home.
For homes that do not come standard with courts, this feature is well within your reach if you hire the right contractor to do the job. Such a decision though is a large on for any household to make. While your family may love the idea of owning a home with a tennis court, there are many considerations that families often overlook when entering in the contracting phase. If you’re considering adding a court to your home, make sure that you go into the process understanding the ins and outs. From start to finish, this type of project will seem like a mountain if you do not possess the information to help you choose the perfect tennis court for your home.
When beginning any tennis court project for your home, it is important to understand that the materials used in constructing a tennis court are not just about choosing the cheapest — or more affordable ones. Instead, the materials you choose early on to construct your tennis court will ultimately affect how often and what kind of repairs you will need to make later on down the road. Furthermore, choosing cheap materials will also affect how a player moves on the tennis court, down to how the ball reacts to the surface you’re playing on. Factors such as traction, speed, and slip all come into play and will greatly depend on only the highest quality of tennis court material.
As any court owner will tell you, going for the pretty design your wife enjoys, over the right tennis court for the job, will leave you wanting more later on. Ensure that during your planning phase you choose the right court that will allow you to enjoy it for years to come. Not doing so will leave you adding on additions later on down the road.
When choosing a design, you always want to pay attention to how well it fits in with your existing design. Does the court suit your garden? Does the court flow well with your landscaping? You don’t want to have a home with a tennis court that is more of an eyesore than a welcomed addition.
Once you’ve factored in these important considerations, before beginning any project, verify that you do indeed have permission from your local council on zoning to build a court. Simple installations such as additional outbuildings or new fencing on the land will require permission from the city. In fact, you may find that you’ll also need permission to even begin laying down your home’s court surface. Be sure that you have all of this information sorted out before beginning any project that could possibly be but to a halt midway.
Buying a home with a court is a great investment. Make a wise decision early on and you’ll enjoy your purchase for years to come.