How much does a sport court cost?
Ashburn, VA

How much does a sport court cost?

Ashburn, VA

How much does a sport court cost?

$4 – $17average cost per square foot installed
$3,600 – $36,000average multisport half-court cost (900 – 2,100 SF)
$12,400 – $80,000average multisport full-court cost (3,100 – 4,700 SF)

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$4 – $17 average cost per square foot installed

$3,600 – $36,000 average multisport half-court cost (900 – 2,100 SF)

$12,400 – $80,000 average multisport full-court cost (3,100 – 4,700 SF)

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Average sport court cost

A sport court costs $4 to $17 per square foot installed on average, depending on the size, surface material, and extra features. A backyard multi-sport court costs $3,600 to $35,700 installed with enough space to play basketball, pickleball, bocce ball, badminton, hockey, and shuffleboard.

Sport court cost estimator
Type Average cost installed Dimensions Square feet
Basketball (residential half-court) $3,600 – $14,400 30' x 30' 900
Basketball (NBA regulation half-court) $9,400 – $37,600 47' x 50' 2,350
Bocce ball court $2,900 – $12,200 12' x 60' 720
Pickleball / badminton court $3,500 – $30,600 20' x 44' to 30' x 60' 880 – 1800
Sand volleyball court $7,200 – $30,600 30' x 60' 1,800
Shuffleboard court $1,250 – $5,300 6' x 52' 312
Tennis court $40,000 – $100,000 60' x 120' 7,200
Multi-sport — Half-court (Basketball, bocce ball, pickleball, hockey, badminton, shuffleboard) $3,600 – $35,700 30' x 30' to 42' x 50' 900 – 2,100
Multi-sport — Full-court (Basketball, bocce ball, pickleball, volleyball, hockey, badminton, shuffleboard, backyard tennis) $12,400 – $80,000 74' x 42' to 94' x 50' 3,100 – 4,700

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Sport court cost per square foot by material

A sports court requires a sturdy surface that can be painted with game lines. Asphalt and concrete are common choices for outdoor courts, while concrete and hardwood flooring are popular for indoor sport courts.

Sport court costs by material
Sport court material Cost per square foot installed Average cost
(30'x30' court)
Rubber tiles  $4 – $17* $5,400 – $13,500* Indoor or outdoor
Asphalt cost  $3 – $7 $4,500 – $9,000 Outdoor
Concrete cost  $5 – $10 $2,700 – $6,300 Indoor or outdoor
Hardwood floor costs  $6 – $15 $9,000 – $27,000 Indoor
Pavers cost $10 – $30 $3,600 – $13,500 Outdoor

*Rubber tile cost does not include the required asphalt or concrete subsurface.

A sport court in a residential backyard.
A sport court in a residential backyard.

Sport court tiles cost by brand

Sport court tiles cost $4 to $17 per square foot, depending on the brand. These specially engineered weather-resistant tiles are installed over a concrete, asphalt, or SportBase subsurface to improve performance and safety.

The tiles come in various colors, with custom game lines so your family can play multiple games on the same court. Some popular brands include:

  • SportBase is a 100% recycled propylene subsurface installed over almost any flat prepared surface that eliminates the need for a concrete pad.

  • Sport Court uses a network of local "CourtBuilders" that help you from start to finish. The factory-trained installers assist with design, subfloor preparation, performance floor installation, and ongoing maintenance to keep your sport court clean.

  • VersaCourt tiles are fully assembled in a warehouse with lines and logos pre-painted before delivery. The tiles are labeled and then delivered with a numbered diagram for easy installation.

Basketball court cost

A backyard basketball court costs $4 to $16 per square foot installed, depending on the size, features, and surface material. The cost to build a 30'x30' half-court is $3,600 to $14,400, including an asphalt or concrete base, painted surface, and one basketball hoop.

Converting an existing barn or garage into an indoor basketball court costs $4 to $16 per square foot to add flooring, a hoop, and paint the court lines.

A basketball court in a residential backyard.
A basketball court in a residential backyard.

Tennis court cost

A tennis court costs $5 to $14 per square foot installed, depending on the foundation and performance surface used. A backyard tennis court costs less on ground that is compacted, level, and has good drainage in place. A concrete or asphalt surface with a hard acrylic overlay is the most popular option.

Tennis court resurfacing costs $0.55 to $1.50 per square foot on average, depending on the surface material. An acrylic hard court typically requires resurfacing every 4 to 8 years.

A modern home with a tennis court in the backyard.
A modern home with a tennis court in the backyard.

Pickleball court cost

A pickleball court costs $11 to $28 per square foot installed or $7,200 to $30,600 for a 30'x60' pad that extends 5 feet beyond the regulation court area for player safety. Pickleball and badminton use the same 20'x44' regulation court size, allowing families to use the court for both sports.

Bocce ball court cost

A bocce ball sport court costs $2,900 to $12,200 for a 12-foot-wide court with at least 60 feet of length for backyard play. A standard competition court is 90 feet long, but most yards won't accommodate this size.

Badminton court cost

A backyard badminton sport court costs $3,500 to $15,000 for a 20'x44' court, which is big enough for doubles play. Building a larger pad area that extends beyond the court size is better for player safety.

Sand volleyball court cost

Sand costs $10 to $40 per ton delivered, or $50 to $150 per ton for the sand, delivery, spreading labor, and equipment fees. A volleyball court uses 100+ tons of sand to fill a standard playing area at least 12 inches deep.

Volleyball court construction costs depend on whether you build a concrete or asphalt base topped with sand or simply frame a court on level ground.

Cost factors to build a backyard sport court

Most of a sport court budget is spent on building the court base and the playing surface. Court accessories, landscaping, and lighting features cost extra.

Sport court cost breakdown
Factor Average cost
Base material (subsurface) $3 – $10 per square foot
Rubber playing surface* $4 – $17 per square foot
Building permits $50 – $200
Drainage $1,000 – $4,000
Fencing costs $1,600 – $3,400
Land leveling / grading $500 – $5,000
Landscaping costs $300 – $800
Outdoor lighting costs $50 –$200 per light
Line painting costs $50 – $500+
Basketball hoop $150 – $2,000
Tennis / Badminton/ Pickleball net $75 – $250
Bench seating $200 – $500
Scoreboard $200 – $2,000
Rebounder net $200 – $2,000
Pole padding $100 – $350
Fabric shade / Cover $300 – $2,000

*Not required for all court types.

Site prep & subsurface for sport court

Preparing your yard for a sport court may include the following costs:

Sport court prices for accessories

Using your sport court for basketball requires a portable, mounted, or inground basketball hoop costing $50 to $2,000. Playing tennis or pickleball requires a portable net costing $75 to $250. Other sport court features and accessories may include:

  • Outdoor lighting costs $50 to $200 per light.

  • Installing a fence costs $4,000 to $12,000 to enclose the yard and provide privacy.

  • Painting game lines cost $50 to $500+ depending on the number of sports being played on the court. Multi-sport courts requiring marking lines in differentiated colors cost the most.

  • Landscaping costs $300 to $800 for removing bushes or trees and adding plants around the court area to improve the appearance or block the view of the court from the road.

  • Adding a fabric sun or rain cover costs $300 to $2,000.

  • Accessories and upgrades:

    • Bench seating costs $200 to $500 for metal or plastic benches.

    • A digital scoreboard costs $200 to $2,000 to keep score for competitive gameplay.

    • A rebounder net costs $100 to $250 to protect the landscaping and prevent chasing after the ball.

    • Pole padding costs $100 to $350 to prevent players from injury.

Sport court annual maintenance costs

A sport court requires routine maintenance like pressure washing, sealing, and occasional resurfacing to keep it in top condition. The most common maintenance costs are detailed in the following table.

Sport court maintenance costs
Maintenance item Average cost Frequency
Pressure washing cost $0.08 – $0.20 per square foot Every 12 – 18 months
Asphalt sealing cost $0.17 – $0.24 per square foot Every 3 – 5 years
Asphalt resurfacing cost $1 – $3 per square foot Every 5 – 15 years as needed
Concrete resurfacing cost $3 – $7 per square foot Every 8 – 15 years as needed
Weed control cost $50 – $125 per treatment As needed
Yard cleanup cost $125 – $400 per visit Seasonally in spring and fall
Repainting game lines $50 – $500+ Every 3 – 5 years as needed

Sport court FAQs

What is the cheapest way to make a sports court?

The cheapest way to build a sports court is to add painted lines and accessories to an existing driveway or concrete patio. If that is not an option, pour a small, basic court and install an inexpensive portable goal or net system.

Does a sport court add value to your home?

Yes, a backyard sports court can provide a $10,000 to $20,000 increase in home value when using quality materials and designs that enhance the landscaping. The multi-purpose surface is versatile and appeals to most home buyers, especially those with children.

How long does it take to build a sports court?

A sport court takes from 4 to 6 weeks to build from scratch, depending on the size, type of surface, and customizations. Here is a general timeline for building a sports court:

  • Week 1 – Planning and design

  • Week 2 – Permitting

  • Week 3 – Site prep (Clearing the area, excavating, and leveling the ground)

  • Week 4 – Pouring a concrete or asphalt base

  • Week 5 – Installing the rubber sports surface and painting the court lines

  • Week 6 – Installing components like hoops, nets, poles, and lighting

How long does a sport court last?

A sport court can last 15 to 25 years with proper care. Keep your court clean and repair minor damage promptly to extend the life of your sport court.

What sports can you play on a sport court?

A sport court is designed as a versatile play surface. The most popular sports to play on a sport court include:

  • Badminton

  • Basketball

  • Bocce ball

  • Pickleball

  • Tennis

  • Volleyball

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Sport courts are also used for non-sport activities, such as yoga, dance, martial arts, and weight training.

Getting estimates from sport court installers

Follow these guidelines when getting estimates from sport court installers:

  • Compare multiple estimates using similar court sizes and materials.

  • Select builders with several years of experience building sport courts.

  • Review the company feedback on HomeGuide and Google.

  • Request copies of the contract, detailed estimate, and warranty in advance of starting construction.

  • Negotiate a payment plan and make the final payment when the installation is complete.

Questions to ask

Asking these questions will help you find the right installer for your sport court project:

  • How many years have you been building multi-sport courts?

  • Can I see your company's business license, insurance, and bond guarantees?

  • What permits are required for my project? Do you handle the permitting process?

  • What material do you recommend for my court size and location?

  • How long will the installation take? Do you provide a construction schedule?

  • Does your estimate include site prep and cleanup?

  • Do you mark the underground utilities before lawn excavation?

  • What costs can I expect in addition to materials and labor?