Creating a Multi-Generational Sports Court: Design Considerations

If you own a recreation facility, a multi-sports court can be a perfect addition. This allows you to offer a variety of sports without having to invest in several different courts. These types of courts are also a great asset to your home, allowing you to play a different game whenever you want.

North Carolina sport court featuring a safe place to play basketball and inline hockey

North State Resurfacing specializes in building backyard courts for all different sports, including multi-sport court game courts. We’re going to take a look at the design considerations to keep in mind if you’re planning on adding one to your property as well as some of the many benefits.

What is a Multi-Sport Game Court?

A multi-sport game court consists of a single-playing surface with multiple lines that are painted to separate the fields for each sport. These courts are designed to maximize the use of limited space by allowing different activities in the same area. They can be used to play:

  • Basketball

  • Tennis

  • Pickleball

  • Volleyball

  • Badminton

  • Soccer

  • Dodgeball

  • Paddle Tennis

If you know these different sports will be played, a multi-sport game court can be your best option. It’s cost-effective and versatile.

South Carolina sport court with shock absorption technology

Considerations of a Multi-Sport Court

If you are thinking about building a multi-sport court at your home or business, there are several things you’ll want to consider:


It’s important to measure your space so you know how much space you have to work with. The size of your multi-sport court will vary depending on the sports you plan to play and the amount of space you have. A standard-size multi-sport court is typically 30′ by 60′ or 1800 square feet.

Keep the size of other sports courts in mind:

  • A regulation-size tennis court is 78 feet long and 36 feet wide. The court is divided in half by a net that is three feet high.

  • Pickleball court dimensions are 44 feet long and 20 feet wide.

  • A standard basketball court is 94 feet long and 50 feet wide. A centerline divides the court in half. A standard half-court is 47 feet long and 50 feet wide.

  • A badminton court is 44 feet long and 20 feet wide and is divided by a net that is five feet high.

When installing a multi-sports court, the dimensions will vary depending on the sports that will be played. If you plan on playing all of the sports mentioned above, you’ll want to make the court at least 94 feet long and 50 feet wide. The most common configuration is a full-size tennis court with four pickleball courts and a half-court basketball setup.


You’ll want to consider your budget before constructing your multi-sport court. The cost will vary depending on the size, location, and type of surface. Installation costs can vary between $4 and $17 per square foot.


Consider the court layout, fencing needs, and lighting requirements when you think about the location of the court. You also want to think about the direction the game court is facing because sun glare can cause some issues.


Be sure to get the necessary permits and city approvals for your multi-sports court.

Benefits of a Multi-Sport Court

There are many benefits of installing a multi-sport court whether you’re adding it to a residential or commercial property.

Good for All Ages

A multi-sport court is good for all ages and skill levels. It’s a great investment for a recreation facility or a private home.

Stay in Shape

Installing a multi-sport court allows everyone to stay in shape. If you’re adding one to your home, you don’t have to worry about going to the gym or doing a boring online routine. Try a different sport every time with a multi-sport court!


All members of a recreation facility can take advantage of a multi-sport court for all that it has to offer. There is something for everyone! By just adding a net or taking one out, you can have an entirely different game right in front of you.

The same goes for a backyard court at home. With a quick adjustment, you can play a new game with minimal effort.

Low Maintenance

Multi-sport courts are designed to be easy to clean with their athletic flooring and don’t require much maintenance. This is extremely good news if you’re planning on adding this to a facility. You don’t have to worry about high labor costs when it comes to taking care of your new court.

Trust North State Resurfacing for all of Your Multi-Court Needs

Multi-sport game courts are a great way to increase your home’s and business’ property value. At North State Resurfacing, we are your sports court professionals. We will help you design your court so that it meets your needs and your budget. Our team has the experience you want when it comes to building a new court. Call us today at  (919) 365-7500 or reach out to us online to learn more and schedule an appointment so we can start building your dream court!