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Pickleball Court Construction

Byrne & Jones Sports Construction

Are you Looking to build a pickleball court? 

If you are looking for a pickleball court contractor, Byrne & Jones Sports Construction has you covered. We are committed to providing the best court surfacing & coloring options available to our clients. Headquartered in St. Louis, MO, we help local residents & multi-court complexes across the Midwest build and maintain pickleball courts.

We know that pickleball courts need a lot of maintenance from time-to-time – which can be difficult if you don’t have experience on your side. That’s why we provide our customers with all types of services related to maintaining your court after the initial installation.

A picture of a residential pickleball court built in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Our To Pickleball Court Installation

When constructing a pickleball court, Byrne & Jones Sports Construction takes the entire site into consideration. From orientation, soil stability, and drainage to landscaping design and fencing – we look at the total picture to make a recommendation that makes the most sense for your particular needs. We use state-of-the-art laser guided equipment to ensure perfect playing surface conditions, drainage, and longevity for years to come. Give us a call at (314) 254-9766 to learn more about our Pickleball court installation options.

Surface Options

PickleBall

Concrete Tennis Courts

Asphalt

Asphalt has been the industry standard for decades. If properly designed, constructed, and maintained they should last anywhere from 12-18 years. A lot of pickleball court owners prefer asphalt over post-tension concrete because it’s a softer surface and typically cost less to construct.

Concrete

Post-tension concrete courts are gaining in popularity throughout the United States. The main reason is that they are less susceptible to cracking than asphalt courts. Post-tension involves encasing cables in both directions in concrete, then stressing and locking the cables in compression once the concrete has the proper compressive strength.

What are the dimensions of a pickleball court?

    • The court shall be a rectangle 20 feet wide (6.10 m) and 44 feet long (13.41 m) for both singles and doubles matches.
    • A total playing area 30 feet wide (9.14 m) and 60 feet long (18.28 m) is the minimum size that is recommended. A preferred 10-foot (3.05-m) surrounding margin measures 40 feet (12.19 m) by 64 feet (19.51 m).
    • Court measurements shall be made to the outside of the perimeter and non-volley zone lines. All lines should be 2 inches (5.08 cm) wide and the same color, clearly contrasting with the color of the playing surface.

What is the difference between post-tensioned & reinforced concrete courts?

Post-tensioned concrete is reinforced with a grid of high-strength sheathed steel tendons, or cables. While the concrete is curing, the cables are tensioned in both directions and held permanently under stress by anchoring them in a perimeter beam. This squeezing action keeps the concrete in compression, improving its tensile (or bending) strength. The more the concrete is squeezed together, the less likely it is that shrinkage cracks will develop or open.  

Another benefit of post-tensioning is that contractors can build larger slab using thinner concrete sections, and they do not have to install control joints which can interfere with play. Rebar reinforced concrete courts need control joints, usually at a spacing of 10 to 15 feet, including in the playing area. Overtime these joints will widen and other cracking will occur.  

what height of fencing should I have around my court?

The height of the fencing required often will depend on the court location. A 7′ to 8′ high fence is commonly used for most courts. Most pickleball courts require fencing across the back of the court and along each sideline from the corner posts to a recommended minimum of 16″ up the sidelines. The remaining distance on either side of the net can be left open, or a lower fence height of 4-6′ can be used to contain rolling balls.