There are many myths about home tennis courts, here Sovereign Sports debunks these ideas and reveals the truth behind them.
Myth: It’s hard to get planning permission for a tennis court
It is not always necessary to get planning permission to build a tennis court, so this doesn’t need to be a problem. Generally you only need to get planning permission for the court if being placed there will cause a change of use. For example, if the land is designated to be for agricultural purposes then you will need planning permission to have it built.
It’s actually more common that you will need planning permission if you are looking to install fencing or floodlights. However, this isn’t always the case with retractable floodlights. In any case, to be on the safe side it is best to check whether you need planning permission with your local council before you undertake any building work.
Myth: Tennis courts mean months of building work at my home
Many people are put off the idea of having a tennis court installed because they believe it will mean many months of construction work on their property. However, this is something of a myth. A standard tennis court on a fairly flat surface will generally take around 6 to 8 weeks. And reputable constructors like Sovereign Sports will ensure that any disruption is kept to a minimum.
Myth: Maintaining a tennis court is a lot of work
Maintaining your tennis court is actually fairly simple and stress free. Like any part of the house, you’ll get more out of it and enjoy a longer life-span if you maintain it properly. Sweeping the court once a week and a regularly washing the surface every few months is usually enough to keep your court in good condition.
Myth: Tennis courts are too expensive
It was once true that tennis courts were very expensive luxury items, but as construction techniques have improved, it’s now possible to offer tennis courts at far more affordable prices. You might be surprised by the cost of having a tennis court put in your garden. And remember that a tennis court on your property can add significant value to your home.