A Guide to Tennis Court Construction: What You Need to Know

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If you’re thinking about or looking into a tennis court construction project, HMA Paving & Contracting is here to help you take on this custom and specialty project. Our team has been in the business for many years and continues to deliver results to satisfied clients across the Capital Region.

Let’s take an in-depth analysis into what tennis court construction entails.

What’s Tennis Court Construction

Tennis court construction requires you to find a contractor able to install a tennis court on your property or land. These jobs tend to include clearing land, grading space to achieve the proper terrain, achieving the correct tennis court slope (that is, no slope and level terrain), attending to soil and drainage issues, landscaping around the tennis courts, installing nets and fencing, and much more!

If you’re looking to install a tennis court in Albany or Upstate New York, you know this project is no simple task, especially with our mountainous terrain. That’s why you need an experienced and well-vetted contractor like HMA Paving & Contracting. Our team will work with you to deliver high-quality results.

How Much Space Do You Need to Build a Tennis Court?

You’ll need to have at least 7,200 square feet to install a standard single court, as the minimum recommended length and width of a tennis court is 120 x 60 ft.

However, if you’re trying to install a tournament or stadium court, you’ll need to add an additional 10 ft. to the length and width above. So, your dimensions would be a court length of 130 ft. and width of 70 ft.

Can I Install a Tennis Court?

If you’re looking to install a tennis court, you or your contractor will first need to make sure you have planning permission. Your contractor will look into local planning laws to make sure you have the go-ahead or need to make changes.

When planning your tennis court project, you should consider the type of playing surface you want by selecting a surfacing system. To reduce frequent maintenance costs, the install of an all-weather court surface is ideal, especially if there will be a high usage of the court. When planning, it’s important to discuss with your contractor how often you’ll need court resurfacing services and court maintenance to determine overall costs.

What Paving is Best for a Tennis Court?

At HMA Paving & Contracting, our tennis court construction experts recommend asphalt paving, as this is the preferred foundation for tennis court construction projects in the northeastern United States. This is because the northeast has varying climate changes throughout the year, and therefore, you need a pavement that can withstand freeze and thaw cycles. A bonus: the texture of asphalt is a great base for color coating and sealants that will be applied. In other words, asphalt provides an excellent adhesion that guaranteed to last longer.

HMA Paving & Contracting Project Highlight: 4 Court Tennis Facility at Hoosac School

For several weeks, the HMA Paving & Contracting team has been working on a four-court tennis facility at Hoosac School in Hoosick, New York. This project has involved our team removing the existing subbase from the area of three existing tennis courts. They’ve also worked on stripping the topsoil for the extension of an additional tennis court, grading the entire area, and installing an additional crusher run. You can see below the great work our team has been doing installing the binder course!

Contact Us Today to Start Your Tennis Court Construction Project!

If you need a quality contractor to get this project started for you, contact us! At HMA Paving & Contracting, we’ll give you a no-charge, no-obligation estimate for your project. Not to mention: our work comes with a one-year warranty on labor and asphalt paving materials for tennis court construction. Let’s work together to give you the highly rated HMA Paving & Contracting experience!

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