Build a tennis court: the complete guide by Italgreen
Are you thinking of building a tennis court? Well, you can ask Italgreen how to do it in the best way. Since 1983 we have been offering a high-quality service for the design, the construction and the maintenance of a turnkey tennis court. Discover on this page all the steps to build a tennis court, how we do it, the most suitable kinds of synthetic grass and how to maintain it perfectly.
Build a tennis court – table of content:
- The parameters to consider to build a tennis court
- How Italgreen operates
- The synthetic grass we recommend
- The advantages of artificial grass
- Our maintenance service after we have built your tennis court
Italgreen has been designing and building tennis courts for over 30 years using high-quality synthetic grass. This material ensures optimal bounce and year-round viability with minimal maintenance, as well as exceptional aesthetic performance.
There are several parameters to consider when designing and building a tennis court: specific measures of the playing field, lines and dividing network with their supports, must be adhered to. In addition, regulations regarding the design of the lighting system should be carefully considered.
How much space do you need to build a tennis court?
The minimum recommended size for building a tennis court that hosts either singles or doubles matches is 120 ft. by 60 ft. This is necessary for you to have enough space for the court itself, and room for players to overrun at the sides or serve from the baseline.
However, if what you look for is a proper tournament style court that includes room for judges and linesmen, add another 10 ft to each of the above measurements.
Wherever you come from, contact us and start building your tennis court
We have being building tennis courts since the 1980s so that we have achieved some awards from FIT (Italian Tennis Federation). But do not be tricked by this – we are an international company that works and builds tennis courts worldwide, from Italy to the UK, from the USA to Japan.
We take our job seriously. When you contact us, we will start a step-by-step process to build and deliver you the best tennis court ever. Here’s how we operate in the concrete.
Step 1: Topographic and feasibility survey
Before building a tennis court, we need to check the suitability of the location area of the court, that is:
- Services (water, electricity, water collection and disposal)
- Orientation of the playing field
- Soil morphology
- Dominant winds
Step 2: Preparing the ground
The preparation of the ground for the placement of synthetic grass proceeds with the stratification of a layer of different measures to ensure maximum performance and draining properties. Everything must be surrounded by a containment wall that also acts as a support for the external fence.
Step 3: Installing synthetic grass
Next step in building a tennis court is the laying of the synthetic turf, which can be selected between different colors to create the best aesthetic effect. The synthetic lawn has at least a couple of considerable advantages: it won’t easily wear out and it keeps a perfect performance hold for several years.
Synthetic turf installation is the core of our activity, and it involves also the installation of:
- Irrigation systems
- Draining and anti-shock underfelts
- Synthetic turf mantles
Step 4: Installing auxiliary structures
The last step to build a tennis court involves all auxiliary structures. Upon request, we can:
On your request, we are able to install all auxiliary structures as well like:
- Complementary works
- Various equipment
- Tension fabric structures and the likes in case you need to build an indoor tennis court
As we have written above, synthetic grass is our business core, so let’s spend a few words on some suggested kinds of artificial grass to build a tennis court.
Synthetic grass ensures a playability very similar to that of professional fields with much lower upfront costs and maintenance. The building of a synthetic turf tennis court, together with a perfect uniformity of the level of illumination, allows to make the plant highly usable and quickly re-enter the investment.
The advantages of synthetic grass are countless:
economical, practical, functional and aesthetical
The kinds of synthetic grass we suggest the most when building a tennis court is Green HD. We have installed Green HD in thousands of fields worldwide. It is a versatile artificial grass suitable for various applications, including tennis courts.
We have recently revisited it to provide a realistic two-color scheme in order to achieve the best aesthetic performance. This mantle is characterized by a smooth yarn that guarantees:
- superior elastic memory
- high resistance
- extreme duration
As you could see, the main material we use to build a tennis court is synthetic grass, that is a kind of artificial grass which:
- requires minimum maintenance efforts and costs
- allows the tennis court to be used all year long – even after heavy rains
- allows optimal ball bounce, very similar to clay courts
- provides perfect grip and foot slide
- has an excellent playing comfort
In a nutshell, it minimises costs and maximises performance. In addition, it looks like a natural grass field.
Synthetic turf requires very low maintenance and guarantees excellent performance all year long, and that is the main reason why we use it in building a tennis court.
As a matter of fact, its maintenance is made of very few steps:
- Regular cleaning
- Periodic sanitation
- Periodic irrigation
- Watering on hot days
- Periodic repairs
- Periodic testing
In addition to this regular maintenance you can carry out by yourself, you may need some extra-ordinary intervention. In fact, we do not simply build tennis courts: upon request, we provide you with a maintenance service to ensure the long duration of the synthetic turf mantle.
This special maintenance is called Italgreen Care and by joining the program you can get:
- some discount on maintenance interventions and the purchase of infills
- free site inspections
- warranty extension
- membership card with the special Italgreen Customer Kit
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