Tennis Court Maintenance

Tennis Court Maintenance

A yearly inspection of your tennis court will help catch problems like cracks, puddles, weeds and debris. A professional can repair these issues at a fraction of the cost of replacing or resurfacing a court. Find out:

It is important to sweep your court regularly, especially after a rainstorm or any time the courts are used. This keeps the surface clean and removes organic matter that can stain the acrylic coating. A soft-bristled broom or brush and mild detergent solution are best for sweeping. Keeping the surfaces of your court free of organic matter also helps prevent the growth of mold and mildew which can damage the coating. It is a good idea to have an annual application of a mildew treatment solution that is specifically designed for synthetic or acrylic surfaces.

Tennis Court Net Maintenance: Ensuring Safety and Durability

Avoid getting fertilizers, insect repellants, and weed killers on the court or around the edges of the court. These chemicals can damage the surface coatings and contaminate the water that is used to maintain the courts. Do not overwater the court-excess water can cause the acrylic surface to bubble and deteriorate. Excess water may also go under the court and create subbase problems or even bubbles in the color coating.

If you have a concrete or asphalt court and notice cracks, it is usually less expensive to fill them in than to replace the entire court. However, structural problems like severe cracking throughout the slab or foundation settlement must be fixed by resurfacing and/or rebuilding.