Professional Pickleball Court Construction

DeShayes Pickleball Courts are recognized industry experts, designers of award winning projects, and educators of landscape architects.

Recently featured in the Wall St. Journal and London Times

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Welcome to DeShayes Pickleball Courts

DeShayes Pickleball Courts specializes in the design and construction of professionally built pickleball courts in NJ, PA, Delaware Valley and across the US and internationally.   Featured on the nationally syndicated television show House Smarts as their court expert.

What is Pickleball?

A popular new sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and life-sized ping pong. Pickleball allows for the same fun and social aspects of tennis while only requiring a quarter the space! It does not take the rigorous skill, proficiency, or physical fitness of tennis lessons either. Pickleball lines can also easily be added to any existing tennis court transforming it into a multiuse recreational facility.

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in America. It can be played in singles or doubles. The rules are simple, and the game is easy to learn. Playgrounds, apartment, and condo complexes are flocking to add these courts to their amenity packages, but you can also have one right in the comfort of your own backyard. The game can be enjoyed by all ages and skill levels. It is easy to start but hard to stop.

Pickleball Doubles Strategy

Pickleball involves strategies that include lobbing, overhead slamming, passing drive shots from the baseline, and fast volley exchanges at the net. The key strategy to remember is that the team that reaches the front court in a net volley position first will be in the best position to win the point. Again, the most effective position of play is when both players on the same team are side-by-side in the attack position directly behind the non-volley zone line.

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The game with the funny name, pickleball is a very interesting and fascinating sport. The game was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, Right outside Seattle, Washington.

In the beginning when Joel Pritchard and Bill Bell created the game, they were trying to pass time with their families. Little did they know that they were creating a sport from what was once a neighborhood game. Today, more than 3 million Americans are playing the game that they created. Pickleball courts can now be found in the thousands in educational facilities, health clubs, parks and fitness centers all across the nation!

Own a custom pickleball court within the comfort of your home or club.

DeShayes Dream Courts specializes in award winning custom professional pickleball court construction.


Why Choose DeShayes Pickleball Courts

DeShayes Pickleball Courts has a variety of options for anyone interested in having their own court installed at their home. Having been in the court business for over 40 years, owner Joe DeShayes has become an expert in professional Pickleball court construction and will work directly with you throughout the entire process.

  Personalized Service

When you choose DeShayes Pickleball Courts to design & build your basketball court, you will be working directly with owner, Joe DeShayes, who teaches an accredited course to the ASLA on the proper design & construction of all types of game courts.

Latest Proven Methods & Materials

DeShayes uses the most up to date materials & installation methods that continually change over time. We only use the latest & greatest materials for our jobs.


In addition to teaching the ASLA owner Joe DeShayes has also taught accredited courses to the NJNLA and at Rutgers University on how to incorporate sports and dining into landscape design.


DeShayes Pickleball Courts has been building courts for 40 years! We would like to use this knowledge we’ve accumulated to give you options and guidance to create a court that provides you and your family with a lifetime of exercise, recreation and fond memories.


Our beautiful court is finally finished and we couldn’t be any more thrilled than what we are! Not only is it an asset to our home, but it enhances the beauty of our yard. Everyone that comes into the yard comments on how beautiful and impressive it is. What could be better than looking out my kitchen window and seeing our court filled with my sons and their friends?

This summer we had several get togethers with family and friends and the court was the focal point of the day. Both adults and teenagers played together and had great fun. The best part was the versatility of the court. Our court definitely exceeded our expectations. Thanks also to your professional construction team. They worked diligently and completed the job right on time. I am so glad we got our DeShayes Court!

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Stephen & Lisette, Hillsdale, NJ


Has truly brought the family together.

We’ve been enjoying our court for the past two years and I can tell you that has truly brought the family together. Joe’s team did a great job and I would highly recommend him. Very professional in his approach and true to his word as they’ve come back yearly to service the court. – Ed, Caldwell NJ

Flexible and always tries to please customers.

“We are pleased with court and the landscaping that surrounds it. You are flexible and try to please your customers. As our friends and neighbors inquire we will refer them to you. Thank you for the basketball, the inkberry plant and for a job well done.”
– Sharon, Princeton NJ

I would highly recommend a Deshayes Pickleball Court to everyone. You won’t be disappointed.

“I had a DeShayes Pickleball Court installed at my home a few years ago and my family and I couldn’t be happier. Joe DeShayes and his team worked with us to design a court that best fit our needs and desires, as well as the size of our backyard. They installed and delivered on schedule; and to this day I can call them for immediate maintenance/repairs. I would highly recommend a Deshayes Court to everyone. You won’t be disappointed. ” – Jim, Shamong NJ

We had such a wonderful experience from start to finish with this company. We did a lot of research and received a huge range of prices and “sales” of what we “need”. Joe and his team asked the right questions, took the time to review the property, assess our wants and needs and came up with the perfect solution and price! It was great to hear the options we could have according to wanted. Great company!!! – Trish

Tell us about your project

We understand everybody’s home improvement project is different and we want to help you bring your ideas to reality. We look forward to learning more about your project and working with you every step of the way.

Please tell us about your project & one of our specialists will call you within 48 hours to discuss options & budgets. We look forward to hearing from you!


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Smile Train Charity

I wanted to introduce you to our company charity, Smile Train. Knowing that my children are happy and seeing them smile is one of the greatest feelings in the world. For every court we finish, DeShayes will donate the cost of one cleft lip operation on the behalf of the client so that a less fortunate child will finally be able to smile, as should be the right of all children. Our wish is that every child has many reasons to smile, and our mission is to make a DeShayes Court one of those reasons! To learn more about Smile Train or how you can donate, please visit their website at

Holy Redeemer Jersey Shore Food Pantry

Holy Redeemer Jersey Shore Food PantryI’ve never had to worry about where my next meal would come from. That is why DeShayes is a proud sponsor of the Holy Redeemer Jersey Shore Food Pantry. Holy Redeemer’s Jersey Shore Food Pantry, recently dedicated in the name of Sister Mary Anne McDonagh, works to provide food to those who need it most. The pantry cooperates with the Community Food Bank of New Jersey and other county organizations to serve thousands of hungry individuals each year. To learn more about the Holy Redeemer Jersey Shore Food Pantry please visit their website at