What To Do Before Your Tennis Court Construction Begins

Tennis is a very popular game across Australia, with many states holding competitions and tournaments on a regular basis. Due to this popularity, every year more and more people make the decision to add a tennis court to their property. The cost is nowhere near as much as it used to be, and for many rural properties or houses with large backyards, it is a simple choice. However, before work begins there are a few things you should do to help with your tennis court construction


For a tennis court construction to work well, you need to have a relatively clear field of grass. That means any bushes, trees, rocks or other natural features need to go. You may need to apply to your council to remove any trees and it can take some time to hear back from them, so get these applications in early. Removing bushes and other vegetation is quite simple, and you can do this on your own. For trees and large rocks, you may need to bring in a professional landscaper. Sometimes people even prefer to not kill the trees but just move them out of the way, and this is possible in most cases. Whatever you do, you need to make sure the space is clear and ready for work to begin before you book your tennis court construction.


Grading is a term that simply means creating the desired level of gradient on the ground. In most cases, the desired gradient is completely flat, and many construction workers have to do a bit of grading before any foundations can be laid. It is the same thing in this case: tennis courts need a flat gradient to be most effective. Sometimes a tennis court might need a very slight incline so that water can drain off it. Even if that is the case, having a straight surface on which to build an incline is easier than having to deal with an uneven natural surface. 

Access To Power

Tennis court construction is quite an intensive process, and it requires a lot of machinery and equipment that, in turn, need quite a bit of electricity to power them. Before any workers arrive to begin your tennis court construction, you should figure out a way for them to be able to power their tools. Long-extension cables are a possibility, as are generators. Always ask your chosen tennis court contractor about whether they will bring their own generator. Sometimes they will, but you cannot assume this, and it is best to be ready for either case.