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8 Key Things To Consider Before Your Sports Court Installation

When you're planning to have a sports court installed, there are many factors you need to consider. Here are eight of the most important ones. 


What type of sports you and your family like to play is a key factor in determining what type of sports court installation you will need. For example, the sports court you need for pickleball is very different than the one you need for volleyball.


Likewise, the type of sport you prefer also determines the size of the sports court you need. For example, a full-size, regulation basketball court is enormous, measuring 94 feet by 50 feet. However, if you are not a stickler for the rules, you may prefer just a smaller half-court for shooting hoops.

Indoor vs. outdoor

Do you want to be able to use your sports court all year long or just during certain seasons? If you want to use it regardless of the weather, you may opt to install an indoor court. However, if you don't mind braving the elements, an outdoor court might suit your needs. Additionally, people in colder climates have been known to flood and freeze their sports court to use as a hockey rink during winter.


The type of surface you choose for your court is also important. The three most popular types of surfaces are concrete, asphalt, and acrylic. However, each has pros and cons that you will need to discuss with your sports court installation contractor before deciding on your best option.


If you plan to use your court at night, you will need to have adequate lighting installed to extend your playing hours. It is also essential to install additional lighting with indoor courts to avoid any accidents.


While a bare-bones sports court may be easier on the budget, you can honor your favorite sports team by adding their logo to the flooring of your sports court and hanging jerseys on the walls.


If you have friends or family who like to watch you play, you will need to install seating around the perimeter of your court. Sports court seating can be anything from simple bleachers to more elaborate stadium-style seating.


Finally, you will need to find a reputable contractor specializing in sports court installations. It is not a do-it-yourself project, and you will need to ensure that the contractor you hire is experienced and has a good reputation.

No matter what type of sports you and your family like to play, it is important to consider these eight key factors before installing a sports court. By considering the size of the court, the surface, the lighting, and other amenities you might want, you can be sure that you are getting a sports court that meets your needs and will be enjoyed by everyone for years to come.

Contact a local contractor to learn more about sports court installation.