Pickleball Courts

Pickleball Court Construction & Conversions

GA Sports Construction has over 25 years of experience in constructing quality Pickleball courts. Our team of skilled professionals can help you design and build a court that meets your specific needs. We use only the highest-quality materials to ensure your court lasts for years to come. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Pickleball Court Construction & Conversions

GA Sports Construction specializes in:

  • Complete court construction and design/build
  • Fencing, Lighting, Windscreens, and Amenities
  • Gameco Surface systems
  • Court resurfacing
  • New Post-tensioned concrete courts
  • Complete conversion from Tennis to Pickleball
  • Gameco Super-Cushion systems
  • Court reconstruction, including Post-tensioned concrete overlayment
  • New Clay courts
  • Striping of Pickleball courts
  • Nova “Pro-Bounce" court system
  • Crack repairs
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Pickleball Court FAQ

What is the recommended area for Pickleball courts?

The recommended size of a single court is 36′ x 64′. The playing area is 20’ x 44’. Generally multi-court facilities are built in batteries of two or more courts due to the minimal area required. Batteries of two are generally 72’ wide by 64’ long.

The preferred minimum space between courts is 8′ and the absolute minimum space between courts is 5′. The preferred minimum of the back court is 10’ and the absolute minimum is 6’.

Can we play Tennis and Pickleball on the same court?

Yes you can play tennis and pickleball on the same court. This will require striping the court for pickleball, and the net will need to be lowered while playing pickleball. Another option is to place two pickleball courts on one tennis court. This is accomplished by striping a pickleball court on each half of the tennis court and utilizing portable net systems for each.

Can we convert a Tennis court into Pickleball courts?

Yes one tennis court can be converted into as many as four pickleball courts. This requires installation of Special pickleball net posts & nets, along with resurfacing and striping for the pickleball courts.

Please call to discuss these types of options.

What is the proper slope of a Pickleball court?

Courts should slope in one plane; side-to-side, end-to-end, or corner-to-corner, at a minimum of 1″ in 10′ (0.833%) and a maximum of 1%.

What kinds of substrates are required for proper construction of a Pickleball court?

Substrates for pickleball courts are either concrete or asphalt. Asphalt has a lower initial cost of installation, but will begin to deteriorate quickly. At three to five years structural cracks will have developed (or are developing), as well as settling or displacement. At 10 years major restoration work is required.

Concrete courts should be constructed utilizing post-tensioning. Post-tensioned concrete utilizes steel cables in a plastic sheathing, which are placed in a grid through-out the slab. The cables are partially stressed at 24 hours, and once the concrete has reached a minimum strength of 2,700 psi (typically 5 to 7 days depending on temperatures) the cables are fully stressed. A minimum of one full court is placed at one time, monolithically. This process eliminates the need for joints or saw cuts in the each court. Although random cracking may occur, the cable compression will keep them to a hairline crack which will not affect playability or longevity of the court and not allow displacement. This is the most structurally sound method of construction, and will provide a long lasting court for many generations.

What kinds of surfaces are available?

Acrylic color coatings are standard court surfaces. These are comprised of a primer and sand filled color coats for a consistent textured playing surface. Cushioned surfaces are also available for hard court substrates. These can be an acrylic/rubber layered system or a polyurethane/rubber system with acrylics coatings. These systems can be applied in varying depths to accommodate player individual preferences. General Acrylics’ Gameco surfacing systems come in various colors and cushion types.

What resurfacing options are available?

Standard resurfacing includes crack filling, repairs and re-coating of the acrylic surface. Birdbath leveling may or may not be included, depending on the customers’ budget and the severity of the problem. Structural cracks, although filled, will reopen, due to thermal expansion/contraction.

What type of lighting is recommended?

Court lighting should provide low glare lighting with low light spillage. Spill light is light shining beyond the sports facility that may annoy occupants of adjoining properties. LSI lighting products which offer lighting solutions for indoor/outdoor tennis courts and other selected specialty sports applications are leaders in the industry. Their sharp cutoff outdoor sports lighting products limit environmental impact by reducing glare, light spillage, and sky glow.

These systems are general metal Halide fixtures. LSI sports lighting products provide high performance and energy efficiency. Beyond the product, they are committed to providing our customers with unparalleled support in lighting design, program and field support. Spill light restrictions are enforced by most local bodies and these aspects should be addressed at the commencement of the design process.

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