Our back garden is NW facing and is shaded by the properties and trees around us. Our attempts at keeping a lawn at the back have failed miserably coupled with a dog and kids we think we are fighting a losing battle. My son is a keen tennis player so we thought we would investigate laying a mini artificial tennis court so we can all have a bit of fun with foam balls and mini racquets etc. Has any body gone down the artificial grass route? Costs and pitfalls etc. Would probably be doing it ourselves with a bit of help from a mate who does groundworks for a living.