May 03, 2021
Upsell Recreational Site Managers with Multi-Purpose Sport Courts
Did you know you can fit multiple pickleball courts within the layout of a tennis court? It’s a rapidly growing sport, and just one of many ways to squeeze multiple sport courts into one larger court to maximize the same space.
The ability to retrofit pickleball lines on existing sport courts makes this a simple service when making that sale to residential managers upgrading recreational sites this spring. When you sell recreational site managers on the idea, here are a few tips to keep in mind ahead of striping new lines on existing sport courts.
- Some sport courts tend to be certain colors. For example, tennis courts are usually painted blue or green. Other courts, like pickleball, can be painted any surface color as long as it contrasts with the lines of the court.
- Keep temperature in mind when selecting a sport court surface color. Lighter colors will be more reflective and keep cool in hot climates.
- Both the court surface color and the color of the lines should contrast from the color of whatever balls will be used on that court.
- If adding lines to multi-purpose courts, consider utilizing colors within the same color family as the court itself to maximize the courts’ aesthetic.
Take care to tape over multi-purpose courts’ existing lines, so they remain the predominant line. Leave a 3-inch gap where any lines intersect.