Pickleball Court Construction
Pickleball is the fastest growing sport among Americans. At Armor Courts, we like to tap into trends, and it seems like Pickleball is here to stay!
The game is played on a court about one-fourth the size of a tennis court using paddles and a perforated plastic ball, singles or doubles. It takes as little as half an hour to understand all the rules! We are proud to announce pickleball court construction as a brand new specialty of Armor Courts.
Pickleball Court Construction Details
If you haven’t incorporated Pickleball in your residence or condominium facilities package, what are you waiting for? Here are the ins and outs of pickleball court, according to experts at Armor Courts. Begin by choosing a qualified installer. Here’s where we come in! Armor Courts is a vetted and certified organization with decades of experience building courts.
Pickleball Court Construction Company
At Armor Courts, we understand the importance of complying with local regulations for a sports facility. That’s why we always encourage our clients to check with city hall about zoning, permits, ADA compliance, etc. Local authorities should give a green signal for digging and drilling work.
Pickleball Court Cost
Budgeting adequately and timely is also of utmost importance. Pickleball courts are costly, and you need to keep local labor rates, what base you’re using (post-tensioned concrete or asphalt), fencing, lighting, and the type of coating and striping in mind. If affordable, a few nice extras can go a long way. Shaded viewing and rest areas, water fountains, and good pedestrian access can attract more people to play on your courts or shift into accommodations that host pickleball courts.
How to Build a Pickleball Court
Armor Courts does not recommend cramming your courts. Theoretically speaking, you could squeeze four 30 x 60-foot pickleball courts into the same space as one 60 x 120-foot tennis court, but they’d be extremely congested, and it would be too distracting to play.
At Armor Courts, our team pays extra attention to fencing. The manual recommends 34 x 64 feet for the fence line. These dimensions will prevent people from running into fences, posts, or benches and suing the association involved, or even the apartment management. If it is possible, it would be ideal to add at least a couple of feet around the court and invest in fence padding. This becomes especially crucial if you expect to host younger or more athletic players. This step serves as an insurance policy of sorts.
We make sure to include enough gates so that the players do not have to cross the other courts, and that the fencing is a minimum 3½ feet in height. It can go up to ten feet, given the requirements and client customization.
Pickleball Court Dimensions
We advise you to follow the recommended measurements for pickleball courts. The minimum total surface area is 30 x 60 feet; our manual suggests 34 x 64 as ideal. If the courts will be utilized for tournament play, our experts suggest 40 x 70. The net is 36 inches at the sidelines, and 34 inches at the heart of the court.