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The Pros and Cons of Pickleball courts

Pickleball – it’s a sport growing in popularity in Australia and one you can even play in your backyard, so before installing a new base for it, it’s important to know the pros and cons of pickleball courts.

If you’re already passionate about the sport, looking to convert a pre-existing game surface or you’re keen for a new sport in your life, Ultra Courts is here to throw down the pros and cons of pickleball courts.

Pickleball courts offer enthusiasts a designated space to play and enjoy the game, but like any infrastructure, they come with the good and the bad. So, before you make the decision to start the process, Ultra Courts will walk you through pros and cons of pickleball courts to get the ball rolling.


Playing Pickle Ball

The Good Side:

As with everything in life, at Ultra Courts we know there advantages and disadvantages to everything. So let’s take a hit with the all the benefits you’ll gain from a pickleball court.

1.- Size

  • Pickleball courts are actually smaller than tennis courts. So if you have the right amount of yard at home, a pickleball court could be coming your way without having to sacrifice any space.

2. Easy to convert previous courts

  • On the other hand, if you already have a tennis or basketball court in place, we have even better news for you, the same surface can be used for a pickleball court with just a few line changes needed to make the conversion.

3. Easy Maintenance

  • Maintenance is relatively easy to keep on top of with minimal work needed to keep your court in top shape!

4. Increase the value of your property

  • You’ll increase the value of your property with the addition of a pickleball court. Given the increase in growth in the sport, it’ll come across as an attractive feature should you use to sell down the track.

The Down Side:

At Ultra Courts we like to stay positive, but in order to give you a clear picture, we do have to cover the negative side of pickleball courts as well.

1. Needs Space

  • While pickleball courts require less space than tennis courts, they still need a certain amount of room for proper gameplay. In areas with limited land or where land-use regulations are strict, finding suitable locations for pickleball courts can be difficult.

2. Can be loud

  • Pickleball can also be a loud sport with the paddles used to hit the ball making quite a loud whacking noise when hitting. If this is of concern in your neighbourhood, you may need to think about noise limiting barriers.

3. Different nets for Tennis and Pickleball

  • Although tennis and pickleball have a lot of similarities, they also have a lot of differences, especially with equipment such as nets. Although possible to use a tennis net for pickleball, it’s not recommended as they sit at different heights and could make your game a little tricky to play.
Pickle Ball game

If you’re keen to know more about investing in a pickleball court for your home, reach out to our team today.