However, there are those who have to resort to public parks, resorts and clubs to enjoy a game of tennis. Tennis was a simple game popularized in England and France during the middle ages. It was also popular in Bermuda and Mary Outerbridge who visited the place and loved the game introduced it to US in 1875. At first, there was no particular border for the ground where the game was played, slowly there formed a shape in the pattern of a sand glass, and a line was traced all through the central narrow portion. It was then played on grass courts after a period of about 10 years in the US.
For the serious player, having a tennis court at home is a matter of prestige and to own one they enlist the help of professional tennis court builders. The cost for building a new tennis court will start somewhere around $20,000 and work towards $80,000 depending on the materials used for construction. The company hired by the homeowner or club owner will advise on the various types of tennis courts and the benefits of each. You need a space of 120 ft by 60 ft and 110 ft by 55 ft for the proper construction of a tennis court. There are grass, concrete, clay and asphalt tennis courts that these builders build for you.
Grass courts are very popular and they require mowing on a regular basis. Clay tennis courts; either made of green clay or red are a good choice if you want to prevent the pounding feel on your legs and thighs. Clay courts are however not a good choice when it rains; or you will have to make sure that no water seeps in. However, you have to water it regularly or the dust will spiral making it impossible to see. Make sure you have a sprinkler system that works at night. This way, the court will be dry enough for the next day’s game. Running on red clay is slower than with the green clay. Generally, clay courts make the opponent and you get enough time to react to the ball. Concrete and asphalt tennis courts are often hard. They are painted and conditioned in such a way that they help in the bouncing of both the ball and the feet. Because of the rubberized material that is used to condition the courts, they are also easier to clean.
A tennis court builder can advise you on the conditions required for constructing a perfect tennis court. The frequency of usage, the soil on the property, location of court, the materials required and available in a particular area and the climate are all serious factors that go in to the making of tennis courts.
If you are planning to build a grass tennis court, you may not have to get hold of a planning permission. If you want to save some money on the process, then go ahead and put some fencing around the back area of the court. To get the ball to the centre of the court, you can cut off the corners of the court at about 45 degrees; it makes the court look aesthetically appealing too.