Ferandell Tennis Courts have been designing and constructing superior tennis courts in Southern California for more than 45 years and that is why we are known to be Southern California's premier tennis court construction company. Clients from our tennis court construction projects continue to be private residences, resorts, country clubs, tennis and sports clubs, homeowner associations, schools, and city governments. We stand by our work and are proud of the unparalleled quality that results from our tennis court construction projects every time! Besides using top-quality materials and providing superior workmanship, we're known for standing by our work and providing first-class customer service. These are but a few of the reasons why most of our work comes from repeat customers and referrals. And we would like you to choose Ferandell Tennis Courts for your tennis court construction project, or tennis court resurfacing project. You'll be glad you did!
How Much Room for a Tennis Court?
If you want to add a tennis court to your property, the first step would be to make sure you have enough room for the tennis court construction. However, we have built tennis courts in locations where the available space was slightly smaller than the normal regulation-size tennis court takes. A regulation doubles-size tennis court takes a minimum of 60' by 120'. In addition, you need to consider the offset requirements, which is the distance from your neighbor's property line as tennis courts are governed by zoning laws and regulations adopted by homeowners associations.
Setup an Appointment for Us to Help You
This all sounds extremely daunting, for the average customer does not know the city zoning requirements. Not a problem, just give Ferandell Tennis Courts a call and we will be happy to discuss your tennis court construction project and answer any and all your questions. Better yet, set up an appointment for us to come out and discuss your tennis court construction project and give you a free estimate. That way we can view your property, take measurements, and discuss the city permits, zoning regulations, and all the other options pertaining to a new tennis court construction project.
We Set the Quality Standard
At Ferandell Tennis Courts, we have high expectations in terms of performance and quality workmanship that our employees and subcontractors must meet every day in terms of their performance, their skill working with all the latest state-of-the-art equipment, plus their overall professionalism and craftsmanship. We hold ourselves to the highest standards and expect our staff and subcontractors to police the tennis court construction site every day to maintain a clean and safe working enviroment throughout the tennis court construction project. And as Southern California's leading premier tennis court Construction Company; we pretty much set the quality standards that everyone else attempts to live up to.
Conditions of Construction
Tennis court construction projects are executed in planned phases so they can run smoothly and be completed on time. There are several phases throughout the development of a tennis court construction project. The initial phase starts with determining the conditions for construction. These include discussing and agreeing on several items such as the contract details, scope of work, zoning and HOA rules, plans and permits, site preparation, site orientation, type of playing surface you want, choosing a surfacing system, and picking out a color scheme, among other items.
Zoning Laws and Restrictions
Zoning is an important factor that will affect the tennis court construction project. Depending on your location, you could face restrictions with fencing and lighting. Some communities may specify the maximum fence height allowed, or may loosen their restrictions if you can build your new tennis court away from the road and obscure it with landscaping. The type of bright tennis court lighting necessary for night time games is by some considered intrusive and disruptive, so zoning or HOA restrictions could limit your use of the tennis court to daytime use only.
Plans and Permits
Among the different items to determine for any tennis court construction project are the plans and permits, and possibly soil surveys and engineering calculations. Some customers may have a completed plan, or may have started the permitting process themselves, or may want us to take the lead in performing all of these required steps. We are flexible and work with our customers in variety of ways.
And we would be happy to do so if that best suits our customers' needs or desires.
Access to Construction Site
Another factor to consider for a new tennis court construction project would be access to the location where you want us to build the tennis court. Today, we build tennis courts using some fairly large equipment that allows us to do a better, more accurate job. As well as completing the various construction phases for the tennis court construction project quicker than in the past which ultimately saves the customer money! We will need to get our equipment to the tennis court construction site and have plenty of space to move around. In some cases, gaining access to the tennis court construction site may involve contacting and working with your neighbors and/or possibly removing landscape obstacles.
Concrete vs Asphalt
Additional items to discuss in any tennis court construction project would be the material of choice for your new tennis court. Whichever material you choose, there are pros and cons to each that you should consider. Tennis court construction in Southern California consists mostly of building tennis courts out of concrete. In Northern California they primarily build tennis courts out of asphalt in their tennis court construction projects. With concrete material, you have far more enduring performance than you do with asphalt in terms of resistance to settling, heaving and crack development. With concrete tennis courts, you get a more uniform playing surface, lower maintenance costs, longer service life, and so much more.
Concrete Choices and Surfacing Options
With concrete tennis court construction, you have a choice of post-tensioned concrete or reinforced concrete. And even more choices when it comes to surfacing options. The characteristics of court surfaces when combined with cushioning systems not only affect how fast the ball bounces, but it also contributes to your comfort and endurance while playing the game. Tennis court surfaces are classified as fast, medium, and slow. A Fast classification is generally a hard concrete surface with no cushioning system applied to it and provides for a fast speed of play.
Tennis Court Surface with Synthetic Turf
One surface often over-looked with tennis court construction is synthetic turf, sometimes referred to as artificial grass. You might think it is a poor substitute for real grass. You'd be wrong. Synthetic turf can be used for a wide variety of outdoor game courts. It is cheaper to install and far easier to maintain than real grass. And especially important, it can be played on shortly after it rains whereas real grass would become saturated and would be impossible to play on after just a little bit of rain. Additionally you probably would not know the difference because synthetic turf plays very similarly to the real thing! Just take a look at this synthetic grass tennis court construction project we completed for another customer of ours; Impressive, stunning and inviting!
So as you're planning your tennis court construction project, consider synthetic turf for its surface. Because just like a real grass court, synthetic turf is a far more forgiving surface to play on than a hard surface. And more importantly, it is much easier on your legs and joints and causes less wear and tear to your body overall while you play!. This makes it ideal for everyday play and for many years of play without the accumulative risk of injuries from playing the game so much!
If your preference would be to reduce the impact on your joints without using an artificial turf surface, then you might opt for some of the acrylic color coatings and cushioned surface systems available on the market. Cushioned surface systems consist of one or more layers of cushioning materials, usually rubber or plastic fillers. These cushioned surface systems absorb impact which allow you to play longer and reduces muscle fatigue. Additionally they are also a very resilient surface material with good traction and ball bounce.
Choosing a Color Scheme
Both color coatings and cushioned surface systems come in a wide range of colors. No longer are you held to the traditional green tennis court, now you can choose nearly any color or combination of colors that different manufacturers offer. At Ferandell Tennis Courts, we paint our tennis court construction projects using paint from several top-brand manufacturers. This gives you a wide selection of colors to choose from. Keep in mind that some colors work better under certain conditions:
- Dark court colors contrast better with the yellow or light green tennis balls making it easier to see.
- Dark colors absorb the sunlight making it more likely to buildup surface temperature: however they are less reflective.
- Light colors absorb less sunlight therefore making them less likely to buildup surface temperatures; however they are more reflective.
- Two-tone (or more) court color schemes help to define the boundaries. The darker colors usually have less reflectivity and should be used within the boundaries.
- Surfaces with less reflectivity (typically darker colors) may require more lighting to illuminate them when playing night games.
Ferandell's Online Court Colorizing Tools
The best part of every tennis court construction project is choosing the colors you want your new tennis court to be painted. And we've made it very easy for you!
We developed an online court colorizing tool that gives you the ability to paint the tennis court and the surround separately in different colors if that is your preference! As you paint the tennis court, the visual tells you the names of your color choices. And when you find color combinations that you like, you can print them out to share with your friends, your family and with Ferandell!
Tennis Court Construction Projects Begin
Once you have made your choices, all of the conditions for tennis court construction project has been determined and agreed, plans have been permitted, any other city ordinances performed or met, and access to the tennis court construction site is obtained, we begin the tennis court construction project!
Ferandell Tennis Courts defines a tennis court construction project as being successful by not only exceeding the customer's expectations, but also in achieving the best possible solutions for the orientation of the court, the slope and drainage of the court, having used the best construction materials available, providing superior workmanship, and finally by sufficiently educating our customers so they can make informed decisions and choices regarding the variety of court options, materials, and equipment available. It's no wonder with self-imposed expectations like this that Ferandell Tennis Courts is known as the premier tennis court construction company in Southern California that other companies strive to emulate! Call Ferandell Tennis Courts now to discuss your new tennis court construction project!