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Building tennis court in my garden

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AnnaLiz12 Sun 30-Oct-16 15:39:44

I am planning to do a new business but not sure about its sucess. I am planning to build a tennis court in my garden and give it for rent. I need your advice, can I do this business?

legotits Sun 30-Oct-16 15:41:06

I suppose the pertinent thing to ask is how big is the garden?

Undersmile Sun 30-Oct-16 15:44:33

You will need public liability insurance, and probably a separate entrance for customers. Plus planning permission for change if use to business premises. That will mean you will likely also pay council rates in addition to residential council tax.
Planning permission may not be granted dependent on the type of area you live in (e.g. conservation area).

sleepwhenidie Sun 30-Oct-16 15:48:50

I'm assuming you have the space but beyond that no one can advise you without knowing a lot more detail!

- what will outlay be for you?
- where do you live and what demand for tennis is there likely to be?
- how much will you charge? (I would say about £8-£10 per hour would be reasonable expectation)
- will you use and enjoy the court yourselves? If the business doesn't work then this at least is an upside
- are you happy and willing to manage admin of bookings/payment (do it properly and this can be 90% online to be fair
- if there is strong demand is it worth, assuming space, putting two or more courts in? It may sound mad but the difference in build cost to you may be less than 2x one court and it may increase the social appeal for players?

trixymalixy Sun 30-Oct-16 15:50:26

It's very expensive to install a decent tennis court. It would take you a long time to break even never mind turn a profit.

BikeRunSki Sun 30-Oct-16 15:51:26

You'll need planning permission for the change of use, and the planning authority will almost certainly be concerned about parking.

shouldwestayorshouldwego Sun 30-Oct-16 15:54:52

Around here the local authority ones are free and generally empty. Are you sure there is a demand? What would you offer over the other alternatives?

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