Tennis Court Maintenance Tips
The key to a good long life and quality visual appearance for any court is maintenance. Although hard courts are very durable they will not last forever and without Tennis Court Maintenance, the surfaces can suffer from premature deterioration.
Whether you have an acrylic, clay or concrete court it is important to keep the surface clean of debris like rocks, leaves, and pine needles. This prevents mold and mildew growth that can stain the surface. We recommend a regular brushing with a soft-bristled brush or broom and a monthly wash with water containing a mild detergent.
It is also a good idea to check, clean and repair drain areas around the courts. Water penetration is a major cause of deterioration on asphalt surfaces and proper drainage helps reduce the potential problems associated with early deterioration of a tennis surface.
The Basics of Tennis Court Maintenance: A Comprehensive Guide
If you have a Har-Tru court a regular sweeping of the courts is recommended. This redistributes the loose top dressing material and keeps the court playing well between watering cycles. Watering: Keeping the court properly watered is very important and is best done overnight for maximum traction and surface playability.
This is done by a spray application of water and a light detergent on the court surface. This is done on a monthly basis or more often in hotter climates to keep the surface in optimal condition. A Sportzing service also rebalances the sand levels to ensure even ball bounce and to maintain correct sand depth (1-2mm from the tip of the fibre). This is critical in allowing proper and consistent ball rebound for your court system.