For building a pickleball facility, a key startup cost is court construction. This cost will be impacted by a) desired court quality, b) whether you are building from scratch or converting an existing surface, c) local construction costs and d) desired amenities.
Building a facility with 8-10 courts
- Site preparation: This includes clearing and leveling the land, as well as any necessary grading, drainage, and soil stabilization.
- Court construction: This includes materials and labor for building the courts themselves, including concrete or asphalt surfaces, court striping, and nets.
- Fencing: This includes materials and labor for installing fencing around the courts, including gates and access points. Estimated cost:
- Lighting: This includes the cost of installing lighting fixtures around the courts, including wiring and poles.
- Seating: This includes the cost of installing basic seating for players and spectators, such as benches or bleachers.
- Landscaping: Any necessary landscaping, such as planting trees, shrubs, or grass around the courts.
- Permits and fees: This includes any necessary permits or fees for construction, zoning, or other regulatory requirements.
Pickleball court construction for one in your back yard
The cost of a single court in your back yard could run anywhere from $4,000 to $25,000 depending on the quality of what you want and how long you want it to last. There are low cost solutions but they would not be appropriate in commercial use because of the need for durability at a pickleball club where courts are in constant use day in and day out.
Pickleball Business Advisors is brothers Bill and John Pryor. We provide a variety of consulting services based on extensive experience in fitness business development, and research into the fast growing pickleball marketplace. To initiate a feasibility assessment for your pickleball club, or for other consulting, contact us so we can learn about your project.