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Not Sure If Your New Tennis Court Will Be Used Often Enough? Try Some Alternative Uses

by Frank Lynch

Lots of people would love to have their very own tennis court, and they know that when they do finally get one built, they're certain to play often enough to make the investment worthwhile. For others, however, it's not so certain.

Perhaps you have children who play tennis, but they're reaching adulthood and you're not sure how long they'll be staying at home. Or maybe you haven't been playing as much as you used to, and you don't know for certain whether you'll get as much use out of a new court as you hope.

If you're on the fence about having a tennis court built, it's useful to have some idea of what you can do with it when it's not being used. Here are some suggestions to help you decide.

Playing other sports

If you go for one of the more durable synthetic court surfaces, it can be used for various other sports and games. This will help you get a lot more use out of the court than you would otherwise.

Quite a lot of people have tennis courts set up to double as basketball courts, and you can also play various different racquet games, volleyball, and even five-a-side soccer. As long as you get a net that's easy to take down, there are plenty of possible alternative sporting uses.

Relaxing outdoor activities

A flat, open space is useful for all sorts of things. On a basic level, it makes a nice sunbathing spot, or even somewhere to set up an easel for some painting if your court is surrounded by natural beauty.

You can also use a tennis court to lay out your mat for your yoga practice, or spend some time peacefully meditating.


Although it might sound odd, a tennis court is a good place to have a picnic. The ground is flat and even, so you can spread out a mat without worrying about things tipping out or falling over.

As the sun goes down, hang up a sheet at one end and project films onto it for your own outdoor cinema.

Hiring it out

If you want to keep the court strictly for tennis, there's a possibility you could let people rent it for games and practice. This can be quite an effective strategy if there aren't any public courts nearby, and can help you reclaim some or all of the cost of maintenance, or even make a profit.

Contact tennis court builders in your area for additional advice.


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Choosing the Right Material For a Construction Project

If you are planning to start a new construction project, you may be wondering about the best type of materials to use. About 6 months ago, I decided to carry out an extensive renovation of my home. This would involve demolishing one wall, extending the kitchen and the construction of a new patio area. I really wasn't sure which materials would be best. I consulted with a contractor and he explained the pros and cons of each material. In the end, I opted for wood and steel. I am really pleased with the end results. I hope this blog helps you to plan your construction project.