The decision to engage in local tennis court construction can represent a significant investment of time and money. If a court is built and maintained properly, it can last for many years. First, it is important to know exactly what ones needs are. Here are some important questions to ask oneself before running to the design table. How many courts are needed? Will the court(s) be indoor or outdoor, staffed or under staffed? What particular surface is best: hard, soft, or cushioned courts? Will the courts be used seasonally or year-round? Cost varies with regard to durability, playing style, competitive play, maintenance needs, and other demands of the locale where the court will be built. Second, ones budget must be considered. Speaking with a tennis court construction consultant may be a good idea to save money and make informed decisions about exactly what type of local tennis court construction is needed. Professional engineers, architects, and landscapers may also best serve the consumer, as well as the bottom line. Because tennis court construction is constantly changing, a specialized, experience consultant is always worth the money. Third, one must choose a site to build the local tennis court. Where to build a court should always be assessed by an experienced contractor or design professional before local tennis court construction begins. Important to note: the playing dimensions of one tennis court are 36ft X 78ft for doubles and 27ft X 78ft for singles. In order to achieve the best playing experience on one's new court, a site of at least 60ft X 120ft is recommended. If space is limited, the minimum plot cannot have dimensions of less than 56ft X 114ft. Orientation should also be considered by both the builder and contractor.