Pickleball Courts With Painted Asphalt

Pickleball-Courts-With-Painted-Asphalt2Pickleball Courts With Painted Asphalt or Concrete both provide an acceptable base for the courts. Make sure to review surfacing requirements before having the base installed, as there are recommended specifications for slope, drainage, surface finish, and overall construction.

A better court equals better and safer play. These guidelines are based on collected feedback from fellow members of the pickleball community, and while your situation may differ, we offer these as a starting point for those looking to get the most out of their court and their game.

We can provide you with free estimates for Pickleball court construction & resurfacing throughout Long Island New York. Pickleball has been around for quite a few years but has recently become one of the fastest-growing sports in the country. Backyard pickleball courts are a great investment for families and friends to enjoy and have a much smaller footprint than tennis courts. Contact us today and we can perform a site visit to see if a backyard pickleball court can be built within your available space.

Do You Have A Pickleball Court And Need Resurfacing?

The process of surfacing a pickleball court varies, and may include the application of a resurfacing material and/or a cushioned material, in addition to paint for color and texture and line-striping the court boundaries. Some jobs, such as repurposing tennis courts for pickleball, may only require line-striping.

Pickleball court resurfacing should be done every 4 to 8 years, depending on a variety of factors. Overall traffic, or usage, of the sports game courts, is the main factor. However, proper construction, slope, and drainage of the pickleball courts are also very important to the longevity of the slab and pickleball court surfaces. Gappsi is experienced in resurfacing larger Pickleball court facilities with multiple courts. These are ideal for tournaments, leagues, or park systems with a large demand for pickleball. Converting tennis or basketball courts to pickleball courts is also an option if there is more demand for pickleball courts. However, we recommend adding blended lines in another color to existing courts and keeping the existing sports lines. This way you make the most of your real estate and can play all sports in the same area.

Pickleball-Courts-With-Painted-Asphalt-&-Basketball-CourtsSurface Preparation Is Key To Successful Resurfacing

The pavement surface must be cleaned entirely of dust, dirt, and debris. Repair of pavement surface defects, depressions, and cracks should be completed prior to application. All repairs must be flush and smooth to adjoining surfaces for best results. New asphalt must cure 30 days and new concrete must cure 28 days prior to application. It is recommended that any uncoated/bare surface receive one or more coats of TCS Court Resurfacer as required by surface roughness and porosity to provide a smooth, dense underlayment for the application of color coatings. Concrete surfaces should have a light broom finish or a similar roughened texture.

Interested In Cushioned Pickleball Court Surfaces?

We can also install cushioned pickleball court surfaces. You can have a premium, softer playing surface for reducing shock on the joints and body. The system consists of multiple coats of rubber-filled acrylic coatings to produce cushioned padding beneath the colored surfaces.

The acrylic resurfacer is important for courts that intend to add a cushion layer. Without the resurfacing acrylic, the rubber wants to pile up instead of grabbing onto the texture below, and the rubber in the cushion product will fill the voids so the surface won’t feel as cushioned.

Cushioned pickleball courts are created by applying multiple layers of acrylic with small rubber granules using a soft rubber squeegee. To ensure even application, we recommend pouring out the cushion product in relatively small amounts, to prevent piles of rubber at the end of the squeegee pull. After spreading the cushion acrylic, Gappsi recommends being gentle while scraping any high spots.

You Do Not Have A PickleBall Court – Plan Your Sports Game Courts

If you are constructing a pickleball court from start to finish, one of the first considerations will be the size and layout of the court.
Pickleball courts measure 44 feet long and 20 feet wide, including the court’s boundary lines. The USAPA Rule Book recommends a minimum total playing surface of 30 by 60 feet, though 34 by 64 feet is preferred. Anytime multiple courts will be in close proximity, fencing between the courts is important to protect players on other courts.

Just as with other sports courts, it is ideal to orient the court north-south to limit the sun obstructing players’ vision and the impact of shadows on the court surface.

Coloring The PickleBall Sports Game Courts

The color coating USAPA recommends 100 percent acrylic paint for outdoor courts.  The color is typically applied with a minimum of two coats. Pickleball courts are smaller and are often used for doubles so there’s more wear because the players are always scuffing the same little boxes. It may be worth adding an extra coat to extend the life of the surface.

Although tennis courts tend to be painted blue or green, the USAPA says pickleball courts can be painted any color as long as it contrasts with the lines of the court.

You want to choose a color that contrasts with the color of the pickleballs.  Pickleballs are most often yellow, orange, or lime green. Generally, colors opposite from each other improve contrast. For example, if the balls are yellow, paint the court blue.

Multiple Pickleball Courts North Hills Country Club Nassau County NY

Pickleball-Courts-With-Painted-AsphaltGappsi installed three pickleball sports game courts including a basketball court at North Hills Country Club located in Nassau County NY. This is an addition to their sports complex of tennis courts and golf courts. We utilized an asphalt base, primed, and painted the courts with asphalt paint. The courts were painted blue and color striped with white lines as well as the surrounding area in green. Our team installed 24 x 24 squared Nicolock Pavers for the patio. For the basketball court, we used asphalt primed and painted in black. The keys were colored blue and striped with white. For all surrounding areas, we installed synthetic turf, which will make this enclosed area maintenance-free. The clients are very happy; this is a beautiful installation by Gappsi. 

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Considerations for Pickleball Court Construction in Nassau & Suffolk Counties, NY

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Pickleball has been growing in popularity for a few years now. It has more than 4.8 million players throughout the U.S., making it the fastest-growing sport in the country. This sport is so popular because it’s easy to play and oh-so-fun! Today, many Americans are looking into pickleball court construction so that they can add it to their backyard. Gappsi constructs all types of custom residential and commercial pickleball courts in Nassau & Suffolk Counties, NY!

Are you looking into building a pickleball court in your backyard? Do you wish to construct a pickleball court at your country club, school, or recreational center? If yes, this guide is for you. Let’s explore what goes into constructing pickleball courts in Nassau County and Suffolk County!

What Is Pickleball?

Pickleball is essentially a paddleball sport that is a mix of table tennis, tennis, and badminton. It started as a backyard creation in 1965 when a bunch of friends could not find a shuttlecock to play badminton. It involves two or four players who use solid wood paddles. They hit a polymer ball that has 26-40 round perforations, similar to a whiffle ball, over an affixed net.

Thanks to the popularity of pickleball in the U.S., Gappsi has ample experience in pickleball court construction in Nassau & Suffolk Counties. We provide our clients with several surfaces and base materials for pickleball courts, including synthetic turfs, bluestone dust, clay, and crushed marble dust. We design our pickleball courts to fulfill your goals.

Pickleball Court Construction Considerations

Now that you know what pickleball is, let’s explore some considerations for constructing a pickleball court!

How Much Room Will You Need for a Pickleball Court?

If you wish to add a pickleball court to your property, you must ensure you have enough room for seamless pickleball court construction. With that said, Gappsi has built pickleball courts in areas where the space was smaller than a regular court. Ideally, a pickleball court is supposed to be the same size as a doubles badminton court. An official pickleball court measures 20×44 feet. The same court is used for singles and doubles play.

Pickleball Court Contractor on long Island NYYou will also have to leave some room on the sides and ends of the playing field for running off the court after playing a ball. It is why the entire court should measure at least 24×54 feet. However, if you have ample space and want to play to the most athletic level possible, go for a pickleball court that measures 30×60 feet. Moreover, if you’re setting up the court indoors, leave at least 18-20 feet of height between the net and the light fixtures.

The net height of pickleball courts is 34 inches in the middle and 36 inches on the sidelines. The stripes on the court are similar to that on a tennis court. It features a 7-foot non-volley zone situated at the front of the net (known as the kitchen.) A pickleball court also has right and left service courts. At Gappsi, you can get a new court constructed for pickleball or have your existing badminton or tennis court converted. We can also alter your current basketball court into an asphalt pickleball court.

Property-Related Considerations

When choosing a location for your pickleball court, you must consider the property’s offset requirements. Note the property lines and specific town requirements. The distance from your neighbor’s property line is based on zoning laws you don’t want to break. The court orientation should be from north to south to account for the sunrise and sunset. Your pickleball court should also have a 1% slope to ensure proper court drainage. So, you will need to understand water flow on, under, and around the court. Based on the flow, you might require additional drain installation.

At Gappsi, we offer a thorough consultation before constructing pickleball courts in Nassau & Suffolk Counties. We will discuss your vision and court specifications to ensure optimal performance, aesthetic value, and durability. So, do you need an indoor or outdoor pickleball court? Our construction specialists will provide a seamlessly designed custom solution that works for your property.

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You will need lights if you plan to use the pickleball court for late-night matches with friends and family. Lighting for pickleball courts follows a standard format. All courts should feature two 1,500-watt light poles. Each of them should be 18-20 feet high and center-mounted, at least 2 feet back from the court. This lighting will be enough to help you enjoy an evening or nighttime game of pickleball.

Fencing for the Court Perimeter

Fencing is essential to pickleball court construction as it keeps the ball within the playing area. It also offers security to the players and spectators. You can choose from multiple fencing varieties. With that said, fencing made from durable wire is the most common. It allows everyone to see into and out of the playing area. Moreover, a wire fence enables light and air to pass through easily. We can guide you toward suitable fencing options for your pickleball court in Nassau & Suffolk Counties.

Net Considerations

At Gappsi, we will also discuss the net system that will work best for your court. The market has different types of pickleball poles and netting systems with varied characteristics. For instance, outdoor poles are designed to withstand outdoor elements. A complete outdoor pickleball net system features two poles, one outdoor net, sleeves, and one ratchet. We will discuss your requirements and guide you toward a net system that best suits your needs.

Setting Up Your Pickleball Court

Now that you know everything that goes into a pickleball court construction, we’d advise you to seek professional help for constructing one. At Gappsi, we have experience building custom sports courts, including pickleball courts in Nassau County & beyond. Whether you want a pickleball court for your home use or a commercial property, such as a school, recreation center, or club, we can design and build your pickleball court up to code. Schedule your appointment today!

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