Tennis court cost

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ToyKitchenSink Mon 17-Aug-20 17:24:39


Always fancied our own tennis court. Anyone built one in their garden? How long did it take and, most importantly, how much did it cost?

To pre-empt some practical queries, we have a massive garden and some of our neighbours have them already so don't anticipate planning issues.


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ToyKitchenSink Mon 17-Aug-20 20:16:59

Hopeful bump

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ChocoTrio Mon 17-Aug-20 21:43:17

Maybe get a quote from a landscape gardener or someone in your area? Or ask neighbours?

It's a decent idea if you a) have the garden space and b) enjoy tennis and c) can afford it.

ToyKitchenSink Mon 17-Aug-20 22:16:29

Thanks Choco. It'd be helpful to have a rough understanding of costs first to see if the idea is a go-er. Or not. Are we talking £10k or £30k, for instance? I really have no idea!

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JoJoSM2 Mon 17-Aug-20 22:21:03

Looks like even 30k would be a little tight.

Lonecatwithkitten Mon 17-Aug-20 22:26:40

We have an old one that needs resurfacing £35K we were quoted. It's being dug up and we are having a beautiful traditional walled kitchen garden instead.

ToyKitchenSink Tue 18-Aug-20 00:05:59

Wow. Who'd have thought it'd be so bloomin' expensive?!

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nancy75 Tue 18-Aug-20 00:08:54

I work at a tennis club, we just had 3 courts resurfaced (artificial grass) very little ground work £72k
You wouldn’t need the standard of grass we have for a home court but the ground work costs a lot

JoJoSM2 Tue 18-Aug-20 07:03:37

I can imagine that it’s £££ as the work is probably not dissimilar to a driveway with the sub layers and levelling. And over a huge, huge area.

WhoWouldHaveThoughtThat Tue 18-Aug-20 07:18:26

Grass court maybe cheaper.

WhoWouldHaveThoughtThat Tue 18-Aug-20 07:26:27

If the area isn't level, why not consider 'crown green bowls'?

You could be the first in your neighbourhood with one!

ToyKitchenSink Tue 18-Aug-20 09:56:20


If the area isn't level, why not consider 'crown green bowls'?

You could be the first in your neighbourhood with one!


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JoJoSM2 Tue 18-Aug-20 10:17:08

Give up tennis and take up bowls grin

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