About Sport Builders

“I was the kid who hung around the club brushing courts and begging other members to hit with me.”

For more than a decade, Sport Builders has offered premier tennis court construction, resurfacing and maintenance services up and down the East Coast to a wide range of clients including country clubs, tennis clubs, resorts, colleges, universities, municipalities, property management companies, homeowner associations and private residences.

As a leading tennis court contractor, Sport Builders enjoys an outstanding reputation for completing projects on time, within budget and with the highest quality standards. With our main office located in Reading, PA , Sport Builders is within easy driving distance of six mid-Atlantic states: Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Connecticut..

At Sport Builders, we are committed to providing superior playing surfaces and second-to-none customer service. Since our inception in 2000, we have completed hundreds of complex projects, guiding our clients through all stages from an initial design concept to actual play. We also provide the best on-going court maintenance programs in the business.



Hillcrest Racquet ClubSport Builders was launched in 2000 by company president Matt Jacobs. Matt's involvement with tennis dates back much further however. As a competitive tennis player from an early age, he played #1 for his tennis team in high school and college while achieving a top-ten ranking in the Middle States region of the United States Tennis Association (USTA). After graduating from Albright College in Reading, PA, he became a certified teaching USPTR professional at Hillcrest Racquet Club in Reading, PA. When the tennis club became available for purchase in 1994, Matt jumped at the chance to become a club owner.

With six hard courts and four clay courts to maintain on a tight budget, Matt performed the maintenance and resurfacing work himself.  By 1997, club members began to ask Matt to work on their private tennis courts due to the temendous improvement in playing conditions. In 2000, with a growing list of clients, including public, private and municipal customers, Matt separated the tennis contracting business from Hillcrest Racquet Club, giving Sport Builders its official start. By 2004 the business had expanded both in services offered and geographic region covering New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. In 2010, Sport Builders expanded operations into the Connecticut and New York markets.

With Sport Builders in high demand as a specialized tennis court contractor, Matt has turned the management of Hillcrest Racquet Club over to his family, with his brother Marc at the helm. As a tennis player, club owner, and court contractor, Matt is uniquely positioned to help clients get the most out of their courts. "I appreciate what my clients need from their courts. As a tennis player, I know how frustrating it is when a court surface doesn't play well. As a club owner, I know that the safety and attractiveness of the courts are of paramount importance, along with budgetary concerns about how those issues are addressed."

Matt brings his multi-faceted tennis experience to each and every Sport Builders project. Let us put our expertise to work for you. Sport Builders is a member of the American Sports Builders Association and the United States Tennis Association. “Contact us today to experience the Sport Builders difference.”