How Much Does it Cost to Build a Pickleball Court?

A pickleball court can be an expensive investment that is usually best left to the professionals. Pickleball courts are constructed with asphalt or concrete and require some type of fencing or walling on two sides.

The cost to build a pickleball court varies depending upon whether it’s located on land someone already owns, the time of construction, labor rates, the type of base and other materials, and so on. If you have access to your own land, you can generally expect to pay between $10,000 and $50,000.

What To Consider When Building a Pickleball Court

If the pickleball court is going to be on a homeowner’s property, it’s best if there is already an existing asphalt or concrete surface. This will help keep costs down because fewer materials will need to be purchased in order to create the court. If there isn’t an existing surface, however, you’ll need to remove several inches of ground cover before beginning construction (and this will add to the overall cost).

If the pickleball court is going to be on someone else’s property, such as a park or community center, asphalt or concrete won’t work. Instead, you’ll need to build the court on top of the dirt. This will require deeper excavation and more material.

Once all necessary materials are purchased, construction can begin. The first thing that should be done is to dig down about 12 inches deep in order to create a rough foundation that will support the asphalt or concrete overlay.

Get a Rough Estimate of How Much it Costs to Build a Pickleball Court

The cost breakdown of building a pickleball court will look something like this:

  • A new net or court tape runs around $300 to $1,000.
  • Materials needed for the surface run around $4,500 to $10,500 depending on what you want. Clay courts are priced between $2,000 and $5,000 with costs growing as square footage increases.
  • Professional installation is required so you will need to add in labor costs, which can range from $3,000 to $9,000.
  • Finally, you will need a fence or wall and the cost is between $8,000 and $12,000 depending on whether you want to add lighting. There’s about $2,000-4,000 additional cost for running electricity to your court.

Contact the experts at North State Resurfacing for more details and a complimentary quote.

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Your Court Specifications

Courts should be at least 60 feet long and 30 feet wide. This will give players ample room to maneuver around the court while increasing the chances of having other pickleball enthusiasts use your facility.

If you want to install lights, they need to be LED weatherproof fixtures. Lights cost anywhere from $500 to $2,000 to install, depending on the wattage you choose.

Materials needed

  • Can of Marking Paint:  $5.00
  • Pair of Pickleball Paddles: $50 to $100
  • Net and Post Set: $300 to $1,000
  • Pickle Ball Court Construction Materials (Asphalt or Concrete): $4,500 to $10,500
  • Permanent Net Posts:  $300 to $1,000
  • Permanent Fencing: $8,000 to $12,000
  • Lighting System: $500 to $2,000
  • Portable Pickleball Court Pencils:  $40 to $100
  • Permanent Net:  $75
  • Court Tape:  $300 to $1,000
  • Mobile Net System:  $150 to $300

If you want to add landscaping around the court, it will cost an additional $2,000 – $3,500.

Of course, if you hit a certain number of courts (4+), the unit price will decrease substantially. 

Factors That Affect The Cost Of Your Pickleball Court

The cost of building your pickleball court is directly dependent upon the contractor of your choice. Contact North State Resurfacing for a free quote. Conditions for a suitable site include:

· 1-2 flat acres of level ground, preferably high and dry

· No underground obstacles such as boulders or buried utility lines

· Enough room to build a court big enough to accommodate 3 – 4 players

· Access to electricity (if lighting is desired)

· Room for a standard pickleball net and backboard

If the location of your planned court meets all of these conditions, here’s how much it will cost to get the land ready.

Land preparation costs around $1,000. Charging the surface with asphalt averages about $4 per square foot – that’s about $3,000-$4,000. Installing pickleball lines averages about $2 per line foot – so around $1,200- $1,800 total. 

Contact Us Today For an Estimate

If you want to construct a pickleball court,  you should contact North State Resurfacing for assistance. We are professionals in construction and resurfacing quality pickleball, tennis, and basketball courts.

Our goal is to make your pickleball court project stress-free and successful. We provide 5-star customer service and always complete your project according to code requirements. Call us today at  (919) 365-7500.