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Building An Affordable Multi-Use Sports Court: How To Get Started

A high-quality playing surface does not have to be expensive, and we’re here to dispel any misconceptions you may have about the affordability of a multi-use sports court. Whether you’re a family, a community organization, or are on a strict budget, everyone deserves to play!

The cost to build a multi-use sports court will depend on the size, site, and components. Getting started means knowing what will go into the work and making the choices that meet your budgetary needs and the sports you want to play!


Surveying Your Space

Sports courtBuilding a multi-use sports court starts with knowing the land. Every site is different, and they all need services like grading, shaping, engineering, construction, and compaction rates. Some outsized issues can impact the final price; for example, if your property has a large slope, you may need to invest a little more money to make it level. Any situation that requires more manual work will come with higher labour costs.

However, you don’t always have to remake an entire property! If you want something that fits on the flat land you have, we can discuss the size options you have – and with X CRAFT, you have many size options!


The Size

The bigger the size of the court, the more expensive the project will be. As you can probably deduce, a half-court will cost less than a full-size multi-sport court! For many clients, a half-sized multi-use court is more useful than a larger surface, but they don’t understand that a full-court area isn’t their only option. X CRAFT can make custom-sized courts, meaning the final project won’t be more space be than you need.

From small basketball courts for shooting practice to half-courts and full regulation-sized basketball courts, open backyard courts to closed all-season courts, you have so many options. If you have a small yard, you can think about a court that accommodates bocce ball, basketball, and kicking around a soccer ball for practice. If you have a significant sized yard, you can also go for a court that serves as a tennis and volleyball court!


Choose Your Materials

Material may be the largest factor in the price of your multi-use sports court. It starts with the base material – this is the foundation from which your sports court surface will get support. It’s most often an aggregate material laid to be under the foundation, and what we use depends on the soil type, base rock, and any subsurface water. 

Sports court x craft website imageX CRAFT uses concrete to construct our multi-use sports courts because it’s a strong and inexpensive material. In certain situations, this concrete has to be reinforced to handle the environmental and physical pressures. However, this is just the second step – you do not have to play your sport of choice on a concrete surface (though you can!). You can choose from high-quality sports surfaces like rubber, artificial grass, and polyurethane tiles manufactured with safety and performance in mind. 

Once you have made these choices, you’re all set to welcome the construction team! Installing your sports court can take between 1 and 3 days, based on the complexity of the customization involved. As you can see, you have a lot of flexibility in placing and installing your multi-use sports court.

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