Pickleball is an engaging activity for people of all ages and skill levels. A pickleball court is also smaller than other court sports, making it ideal for installing in your backyard. If you are considering building a pickleball court on your property, CBA Sports can help.

How Much Do Pickleball Courts Cost on Average

The cost of constructing a pickleball court varies depending on several factors. The general range for a basic installation is between $18,000 and $38,000. This price includes materials and labor costs. Here’s a breakdown of what goes into this pricing:

  • Court surface: The type of surface you choose as well as the sub-base construction, can vary the costs. Popular options include:
    • Concrete base: A durable and long-lasting option. Concrete courts need a skilled installation process, contributing to a higher cost. Concrete slabs average $7 to $10 per square foot.
    • Asphalt base: Another durable option, asphalt offers a good balance between affordability and performance. An asphalt pad costs $6 to $9 per square foot.
    • Modular surface: Cushioned pickle ball surface with self-draining feature. This system usually has a life span of 15 to 25 years and has the longest warranty.
    • Acrylic surface: This surface is very similar to a traditional tennis surface and is usually has a 3 to 5 year life before re-surfacing is needed.
  • Size: Regulation pickleball courts measure 44 feet long by 20 feet wide. Deviating from this standard size might affect the material cost.
  • Site Preparation: This can vary greatly depending on the items necessary to properly grade and install drainage if needed
  • Permits: There may be costs for obtaining permits based on local regulations.
  • Extra features: Lighting for nighttime play, fencing and seating are all features that can increase the cost.

Is Hiring Someone Worth It?

While a DIY approach might seem appealing for cost savings, there are advantages to hiring a professional:

  • Expertise: Specialists know how to construct and select the ideal surfaces for optimal performance.
  • Efficiency: Professional installation is faster than a DIY project. They have the tools and techniques required to minimize disruption to your yard.
  • Permits and inspections: Experienced contractors can navigate the permit and inspection process. They save you time and ensure compliance with local regulations.
  • Warranty: Many professional installations come with warranties on materials and labor.
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