As one of the fastest-growing sports in America, building a Pickleball court is a wonderful option for private recreation, community tournaments, and everything in between. While laying down court striping and setting up a net is simple enough, there are a host of considerations to keep in mind if you’d like to maximize playability and surface longevity. In this quick Pickleball court breakdown, you’ll learn about what it takes to have a Pickleball court.
The Ease of A Pickleball Court
Pickleball is played on hard court surfaces like a tennis court. If you plan on adding the sport for casual matches and practice, it is recommended to hire tennis court installation companies to ensure that the court is up to par. They will be able to give you the best advice on the location and maintenance of the courts.
If your facility is home to competitive match play or you plan on renting the courts to local teams, asphalt and concrete courts are your best bet. Modern Pickleball courts provide a consistent ball bounce, are structurally resilient, and can be sprayed with a breathable surface coating (like acrylic) to protect and maintain longer-lasting surface integrity.
Indoor & Outdoor Considerations
Another major court planning consideration relates to court location and maintenance needs. While asphalt works in both indoor and outdoor settings, the court’s location will affect the lifespan and amount of effort required to maintain peak performance.
In general, if your court is located outside, you can anticipate additional ongoing maintenance like water removal, debris clearing, and issues with sun/frost exposure. Surfaces like asphalt and concrete require less upkeep. Since every material ages faster when exposed to the elements, regularly inspecting the surfaces is essential. Also, you may want to factor additional expenses like lighting, fencing, and a locked gate into the final equation if you’re building outside.
If you have the space available, indoor courts are the easiest to maintain and manage. Building concrete courts inside can be accomplished especially if the subflooring is strong. This will help with fewer limitations like playing being weather dependent or upkeep due to the elements.
Contact Our Pickleball Pros for Help
Whichever direction you decide to take with your new Pickleball court, our experienced contractors offer affordable assistance with the planning, installation, and maintenance of courts of all kinds.