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Tennis court construction, installation, and resurfacing are projects that require niche knowledge and an understanding of local laws & regulations. Our tennis court builders know exactly what to do and how to get the job done.

If you’re in need of tennis court construction experts to help you with your project, you’re in the right place.

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Tennis court construction must adhere to strict guidelines and leaves no room for shortcuts. You can’t just decide to install a tennis court, clear your land, fill it with concrete, and start playing. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple!

Considerations such as slope, sub-base, surface materials, and fencing are all facets of building a tennis court that make it a complex process – and one that needs tennis court construction experts to help you make the right choices from the start.

Due to the number of options and custom designs, it’s difficult to elaborate on specifics for tennis court construction. However, your licensed tennis court builders will be able to help you make informed decisions and can even offer a custom tennis court installation quote to you!

North State Resurfacing

Tennis Court Construction Process

Our process starts with a consultation. We need to know what type of sports court service you need, what materials you are interested in using, and a few other important items in order to assess the tennis court installation cost.

Before we get started, here are a few tennis court construction guidelines to consider:

Tennis Court Size

The outside dimensions of a single, regulation tennis court are 60′ x 120′ with additional space required to facilitate proper drainage and root control. When installing a tennis court in North Carolina, the property line must be established first to ensure a minimum setback. A setback is a zoning ordinance imposed by local governing officials that regulates how close to a property line you are able to build a structure.

Tennis Court Layout

Don’t get blinded by the light! You want your players to be able to play comfortably on your tennis court without fighting intense shadows or the sun. The net line of the tennis court should run parallel in an East to West direction. This will help prevent players from looking directly into the sun during a match. Thinking about these important details will ensure that people will love your court.

Important Note for

New Tennis Court Construction Projects

Building a tennis court that violates a zoning ordinance can result in fines or other legal action! You could even be forced to demolish the new court structure to put your property back in compliance. Before embarking on any tennis court construction in NC, it is imperative to research any zoning laws that could affect your project.

Sub-Base Evaluation

In some cases, what lies beneath the ground may not be suitable able to support a tennis court. We recommend having a registered engineer evaluate the conditions below the surface of the ground in the proposed area to determine if the underlying materials are suitable for the construction. The engineer will then provide recommendations for methods of preparing the site for tennis court construction.

Grading And Stone Base

This may be one of the most important steps in constructing a tennis court as this will establish the foundation. Care should be taken to remove all organic matter from the site. This is also the time when proper drainage of the area will be addressed. It is not recommended to “cut corners” during this aspect of the project as a poorly constructed base will produce a poorly constructed tennis court.


When investing in a court, you need to make sure that your tennis court construction is built to last. Choosing the right material and thickness is crucial for a tennis court that will stand the test of time. A minimum of 2″ asphalt surface should be installed over the stone base. Slightly more expensive, but well worth the investment is to pave in two lifts, with the first lift measuring 1.5″ in depth and the second lift also paved to 1.5″ for a total of 3″ asphalt surface.

Tennis Court Fencing

Vinyl coated, chain link fence is the most popular choice in today’s tennis court enclosures. However, there is a variety of different materials and designs available to suit your needs. Whether you choose chain link, treated lumber, or decorative PVC, our tennis court builders have the expertise to help you with designing your custom tennis court fence!

Tennis Court Bulbs

A good lighting system for your court can add a little extra luxury to your play area. After all, who wants to quit at sundown? The most efficient light bulbs for a tennis court are 1,000w metal halide bulbs. This is because of the white light glow that it casts and the lengthy life expectancy. 1,000w metal halide bulbs will give around 12,000 hours of efficient lighting.

Tennis Court Lighting

The quality of your tennis court’s light source is measured in foot candles. Forty-plus foot candles without dark zones around your court will give you sub-par lighting. Fifty-plus-foot candles will give your court adequate lighting. Sixty plus foot candles accommodate a space for a wide range on the court. Seventy-plus-foot candles are professional-grade and tournament-level lighting for tennis courts.

Get an Estimate on Tennis Court Construction

Give us a call at 919-365-7500 or submit a form for an estimate. The North State Resurfacing professionals are always happy to provide more information on our processes and services. We are happy to hear from you!