The popularity of Pickleball is on peak now and more and more people are learning and enjoying the game. Many people from other similar sports like tennis, ping pong, etc are shifting towards Pickleball. So, such people want to convert their own tennis court into a Pickleball court to enjoy this game. But the question on your pocket is “How much does it cost to paint pickleball lines on a tennis court?” We will be answering this in detail, so just read throughout.
You can paint permanent as well as temporary lines on your tennis court and convert it into a Pickleball court for playing Pickleball just to enjoy or to play professionally. But, how much would it cost in your pocket and how will you proceed to do so?
Before painting the pickleball lines on a tennis court, the question is that is it possible to convert a tennis court into a Pickleball court. Then the answer is yes. Despite the difference in sizes, you can easily convert a tennis court into a Pickleball court because the pickleball court used to be smaller in size. Even you will be amazed to know the fact that you can draw 4 pickleball courts in a tennis court of standard dimensions. So, let’s know more about it.
How much does it cost to paint pickleball lines on a tennis court?
The answer is $200 to $600.
It’s obvious that the cost depends on several factors like what quality of colours you are using to paint lines, how is the condition of the tennis court, which type of paint you are using, the cost of the painter if you are not doing it by yourself and many more.
Instead of converting a tennis court into a pickleball court, if you build your own pickleball court from scratch in an open area, then it will cost you around $25k to $30k minimum. So, it’s always better to convert a tennis court into a pickleball court if you have a tennis court of your own.
So, now if you have decided to do it, let’s start with this step-by-step guide and convert your tennis court into a pickleball court.
How to paint pickleball lines on a Tennis court? Complete Guide
It’s not any rocket science to prepare and paint pickleball lines on a tennis court. You can easily do it by following the instructions we are providing here. But if you don’t want to do it by yourself and need assistance from some expert painter then it’s your choice but it will increase your expenses for painting.
Where to Paint?
A standard tennis court used to be larger in size than the pickleball court. You can make 4 pickleball courts in a tennis court so you need to choose the area where you have to make lines for the pickleball court.
If you are going to paint a single court for pickleball then I would recommend you to make it in the centre, around the net area and if you want to paint two courts then you can paint one on each side of the net and the rest is your choice.
Prepare the court surface:
Before painting lines for pickleball court, you need to remove the dust from the surface so that the paint can be applied properly. If the court surface is ruptured or has cracks on it, then fill them with concrete cement and apply acrylic paint to prepare the surface.
So you will have a new surface ready for the paint. You can use blue or green paint to coat the required surface of the pickleball court so that the lines will be visually clear. It also helps in removing the old lines of the tennis court.
Marking the measurements:
So, now you need to make a blueprint of your expected court on a paper and also mark the measurements on the paper to avoid any error further.
It’s time to be on the court area with a measuring tape and a chalk to mark the measurements. Be careful while measuring. Double check it if necessary.
Start painting lines:
During the process of painting, the most common error is spread of the paint or many times we fail to make straight lines. At some point the line becomes too wide or somewhere it remains too narrow.
To get rid of these errors, I have a pro tip to paint accurately. Just apply tapes on both sides of your marking (maintaining 2 inches gap) and now paint the gap between the applied tape. The extra paint will be on the tape and won’t spread. Wait for the paint to dry completely and then peel off these tapes and you are done with the process.
Install the Net:
You now have your own Pickleball court but it is lacking a net yet. So, now you can have a new purchase and install it in the middle of the court or you can also use the tennis net you have. You can adjust the height of the tennis net as required because the height of the pickleball net used to be lesser than the tennis net.
Congrats! Your tennis court is now successfully converted into a pickleball court permanently and you can now enjoy the game.
How can you paint temporary pickleball lines on a tennis court?
To make a temporary court, you can use 2 inches wide tape to make lines on the court instead of the acrylic paint. You can remove these tapes whenever you want and convert it back to the tennis court. So, the choice is yours.
It doesn’t cost much in your pocket to paint pickleball court lines on a tennis court. The cost to paint pickleball lines on a tennis court depends on your court also. So, if you have a court in good condition, then the cost will be lesser.
Along with the cost factor, I have also discussed the process to paint pickleball lines on a tennis court. Hope, it has helped you in the process and if you have any queries then the comment section is waiting for your query. Just go ahead!
If you liked this information then share it with other pickleball lovers so they can also convert their tennis court into a pickleball court and enjoy the game. Have a great day!