Pickleball has become such a beloved sport that many people wish to create their own courts at home. The construction cost of a new pickleball court is $20,000-36,000. If you use BackyardSportCourt’s pickleball floor, you can keep the cost of the court surface under $4,500. It can save you a lot of money!
Factors affecting the cost to build a pickleball court
Location and Permits
One of the primary factors when building a pickleball court is location. Considerations such as land availability, site preparation costs and regional construction permits all come into play when choosing your site location. It should be straightforward if there’s enough room in your backyard – we generally need to prepare either concrete or asphalt foundation for our courts to be constructed successfully.
A standard-size pickleball court requires approximately 60′ x 30′ of playing area. Once constructed, a foundation must be constructed as required and you may extend or increase length and width as desired to create more buffer space around your court.
Different Court Surface: How Much Does It Cost To Build A Pickleball Court
There are three primary pickleball court surfaces: acrylic, modular sports flooring and Polyurethane (PU). Acrylic offers smoother surfaces while PU materials are often used in indoor sports fields construction projects. Modular sports tiles boast greater shock absorption properties for increased athlete safety.
Acrylic surfaces are widely utilized in outdoor professional sports facilities due to their superior playability, consistent bounce and smooth texture. Their cost typically ranges between $6.00 to $10.00 per square foot depending on product features and quality; installation by a professional construction team typically incurs additional costs of between $21,600-36,000 for standard-size pickleball courts (60’x 30′).
Modular Sports Flooring
Interlocking tiles made of polypropylene materials compose modular sports flooring. This surface offers excellent shock absorption, durability and can often be found both indoors and outdoors for use. In the United States, costs range between $4.00 to $8.00 per square foot for modular sports flooring while BackyardSportCourt provides cost-effective tiles at $1.5 to $3 per square foot; thus making a standard size pickleball court surface cost between $2700-5400.
PU (Polyurethane) Material
Polyurethane surfaces are an attractive choice for indoor sports courts, such as pickleball courts. Their smooth surface offers excellent ball bounce, grip, and comfort for players – and typically costs from $5.00 to $9.00 per square foot; totaling approximately $18,000-32,400 per standard-size court.
Advantages of BackyardSportCourt Pickleball Floor
Our pickleball floor is the most popular modular flooring available. It features built-in shock absorbers, which provide unparalleled shock absorption. In addition, our tiles use a cross-shaped surface, which guarantees a consistent bounce of the ball on it. Finally, we have built more than 200 pickleball courts and provide each customer with a warranty of more than 15 years.
Net and Fencing System
A professional pickleball net is indispensable. According to USAPA standards, its width should be 22 feet wide with clear center height at 34 inches and post height of 36. Its price depends on material quality and durability. Just as with tennis courts, installing chain link fencing around pickleball courts will prevent too much ball movement – often seen as decorative choice!
When it comes to playing pickleball at all times of day and night, LED lighting systems can make playing more convenient and accessible – creating an all-day game zone on any pickleball court! LEDs are popular choices and provide 24-hour availability of sport.
If your hands-on ability is not strong or you don’t want to build it yourself, you can hire professional contractors who are experienced in the construction of sports facilities to help you complete it. Therefore, you need to pay a certain labor cost.
Price List of cost to building a pickleball court
You can view your total construction cost according to your needs. For example, if you have already built a concrete foundation, you don’t need to calculate this part of the cost. Contact BackyardSportCourt today for a quote on your custom sports court.
- Location and Permits: $2,000 – $5,000
- Court Base(asphalt): $8,000 – $12,000
- Court Surface(BackyardSportCourt) : $3500-4500
- Net and Fencing System: $3,000 – $5,000
- Lighting: $600-$1000
- Construction Labor: $5,000 – $8,000
- Estimated Total Cost: $22,000 – $35,500