2 Things to Do Before You Begin Construction on Your Home's New Backyard Tennis Court

Recreation & Sports Blog

After purchasing a new home that rests on a large piece of land, you may have decided that it is time to live out your dream of having a private tennis court on your property. However, having a court built on your land takes more than simply drawing out the lines on grass and setting up a net.

Before you start making plans for the construction of your court, there are a couple of things that you will need to do first. Doing so will ensure that you have taken care of the legal legwork while making sure the design is sound enough to allow the court to last for years.

1. Make Sure That You Meet All the Legal Requirements for Building a Court on Private Property

One of the very first things that you should do is ensure you have met all of the legal requirements. You do not want to start construction only to be told that you must either pause or stop altogether.

You will need to fill out and submit a Development Application (DA) form so that you can have permission to build the tennis court on your private land. They will also ask you if your proposed tennis court meets the minimum required standards that are set by the Sports Contractors Association of Australia. If you are unsure, request a copy of their guidelines to double-check.

2. Consider Hiring a Civil Engineer to Help You with the Design of the Tennis Court

After you have been approved for the construction of the court, the next thing you will need to do is design it. To assist you with this, you should consider having a civil engineer take a look at your property. Once they have inspected the land, they can make recommendations for any substrates and materials that will be needed to ensure that the court remains stable. They can also help you design the court so that it meets the guidelines referenced in the previous section.

Once you have ensured that you have filed for the proper permits and have a solid plan for the court that has been designed with the assistance of a civil engineer, you are ready to start making your plans for its construction. To help you with this phase, contact a recreation and sports business that offers tennis court construction services to discuss your wants and needs as well as go over the design so that they can help you plan the building of the court to your specifications.


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