Outdoor Multi-Game Courts FAQ


If you have any questions this FAQ does not address please don't hesitate to contact us.


Exhibit Sports | AUSTRALIA

Factory 32/283 Rex Rd
VIC 3061

Ph: (03)9357 9051

Fax: (03)9357 5783

Email: sales@exhibitflooring.com.au


    • How long does it take to build an outdoor multi-court?
    • No two backyards are the same and each game court is custom designed, it is difficult to say with certainty how long it will take. It depends on weather, access, terrain, permits, council approvals, and so on.
    • Once the designs, colors, and plans are finalized, components are ordered and construction schedules are set, most courts are ready to go in under two weeks.
    • What is the recommended foundation for Exhibit Sports flooring?
    • We recommend a 4" court base of steel-reinforced concrete because it offers the best long-term performance. For unstable soil, compaction or water table concerns, we recommend post-tension concrete reinforced with cables. Asphalt can also be used as a less expensive option for tennis courts. Unusual conditions may require custom base options, so your personal SnapSports expert will help you choose the right base for your needs, but steel-reinforced concrete is generally the best option. Steel-reinforced concrete is generally the best option.

    • What is the installation process?
    • Please call Exhibit Sports so we can put you in touch with a local dealer who will provide a site analysis and estimate. An authorized dealer, determine the best location for the court according to your needs.
    • 1. Determine size and component options.
    • 2. Determine color scheme and line design.
    • 3. Finalize and approve proposal, design, and contract.
    • 4. Place component order.
    • 5. Schedule construction work after all permits and approvals are secured.
    • 6. Clear vegetation.
    • 7. Prepare site base.
    • 8. Determine drainage slope and direction.
    • 9. Form, pour concrete and set anchors or sleeves for poles.
    • 10. Install components, surface, and line court.
    • 11. Clean up site.
    • 12. Call friends, neighbors and family to get out the sports gear and HAVE FUN!
    • Who installs the outdoor game courts?
    • Authorized Exhibit Sports dealers, contractors and/or company trained installers will install your court. Who we use depends on where you are in Australia. Our multi-game residential courts are built to specifications calculated by our engineering department and construction teams. Many of our professional installers have nearly four decades of court building experience in all types of climates, soil and water conditions, topography, and limited or restricted access areas.
    • We can work with your contractor on base preparation, orientation, concrete specifications, setting anchors or sleeves, electrical, and other issues. We can also provide a professional to install your sport surface, lining, basketball hoops, ball containment, rebounder and lighting assembly (hook-up needs to be done by a licensed electrician) once the pad has been poured.
    • Can we just buy the flooring and do the installation ourselves?
    • Yes, Exhibit Sports can just provide the components with the option of installation and/or laying of the concrete.
    • What is a multi-court?
    • A multi-court is designed to accommodate all your favorite sports and games in a space ¼ the size of a tennis court. A standard tennis court is 60' x 120' (7200 sq. ft.), while an average multi-court is 30' x 60' (1800 sq. ft.).
    • Families with a favorite paddle or racquet sport may want only the official lining of that sport installed, and we are happy to accommodate. Pickleball lines are 20' x 44', badminton doubles are 20' x 44', short and foam tennis are 20' x 50', and paddle tennis are 20' x 50'.
    • Is there a half court size available?
    • Yes, Exhibit Sports builds half and full court basketball courts. Our most popular half court sizes are 30' x 30', 30' x 40', and 30' x 50'. Our most popular courts are 35' x 55', 30' x 60', 35' x 65', 40' x 70', 46' x 75', 50' x 80', 54' x 94' and 56' x 104'.
    • What fencing is recommended?
    • We do have some general suggestions, but in the end, it depends on how the court sits in the yard, the adjacent topography, proximity to neighbors, and skill level of players who will use the court.

      Unless there is a safety concern or nearby hillside we encourage customers to use a 10' high containment on both ends of the court and a 30' return, 10' high, along the sides of the court. This arrangement uses about 30% less fencing than a full enclosure. For example, a 60' x 120' court fenced this way uses 240 linear feet of fence, while a full enclosure uses 360 linear feet. This design reduces costs yet contains most errant shots. Also, open sides make the court look better and feel less confined. If there is a severe slope or close neighbor on one side, you can use 10' fencing on that side only.

      Another option for full enclosures is to use 10' high fencing on the ends and a mix of heights on the sides. Sides that are 10' high at the ends, but drop to 5' high toward the middle of the court (about 30' from each end) look great.

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