When you drive between Harwich Village Center and the conveniences of East Harwich on Orleans Road-- route 39, you might pass by without noticing it--the back yard tennis court that would impress Serena Williams-- if only we could get her on the Cape.
The owners of 1024 Orleans Rd., currently offered for sale for $490,000, imported their love of tennis to their Cape Cod home with the installation of a HAR-TRU clay court, installed by Welch Tennis of Sun City, Florida.
Homeowner and tennis coach Eric Ernstrom says a HAR-TRU provides the "luxury of comfort to players and a better baseline rally game, so there is less stress to joints and more play than regular public asphalt courts you see at the schools or in parks".
"I have taught at private clay courts in Chatham and the extra money we paid to the Welch Court design team was worth every penny. There really is no comparison (to other court designs)" says Ernstrom.
Ernstrom says the court cost $80,000 to install, part of which has been recouped by renting the court to area tennis coaches to teach students of the game. Ernstrom says the court rents for $40 per hour and buyers might wish to consider maximizing this potential upon purchase.
1024 Orleans Road has three bedrooms and two bathrooms with an open first floor living area. One of the bedrooms is on the first floor to accommodate physical abilities and tastes. Enjoy the tour below.
The home also features a motorized French-made "Somfy" retractible awning for the ultimate convenience.
For additional information or to schedule a tour, call or text Maureen at 617-637-6711. Visit the property website, here.