With outdoor living such a huge part of the Australian lifestyle, home owners are demanding a greater use of their outdoor space. Melbourne tennis court and pool designers Ultracourts have developed a flair for luxurious yet affordable custom-designed outdoor recreational and entertainment facilities, including in-ground concrete pools, spas and tennis courts.
The owners of this Toorak project required a multi-functional facility which would fully utilise the outdoor space, including a pool, tennis court and entertaining area, but which also had a luxurious aesthetic.
The first step was to relocate the existing tennis court to one side of the property in order to accommodate a new lap pool. The new tennis court features “Pro Court” commercial quality synthetic grass on the surface and draw curtains installed on two sides of the court.
Night-time games are illuminated by four 1000 watt environmental metal halide lights, set on black powder-coated square towers.
Requiring special engineering and formwork, the elevated lap pool is fully-tiled and measures 20 metres in length. It features a negative edge with spillover feature wall, plus lumascape underwater lights. Beside the pool is a sundeck, with kitchenette, equipment room and seating area for the tennis court located beneath. A 95,000 litre water tank was installed below the tennis court concrete base to accommodate the automatic top-up of the pool plus water for the garden.