Tennis Court Maintenance

Tennis Court Maintenance is a critical component of keeping your court in good working condition and extends the life of the surface. A yearly inspection of your court by an experienced contractor can help identify potential problems early on, preventing them from escalating into expensive repairs. Resource:

Keep the surface of your court free of organic debris. Leaves, twigs, pine needles, balls and other organic materials can stain the court surface and should be removed as often as possible. They also collect in low spots and shaded areas, which is a breeding ground for mold and mildew. The best way to prevent these contaminates is by regularly using a broom or blower specifically designed for synthetic courts. Avoid using abrasive rakes or brooms and do not use chemical cleaners on your court as they will damage the coatings.

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After rain showers, make sure that any standing water is removed immediately. Long term standing water softens the coatings and creates puddles that act as abrasive against shoes. In addition, if water enters the subbase it will cause a number of serious problems including cracking and failure of the base.

Schedule a minimum of one power wash per year. Use a pressure washer that is appropriate for the type of court, use a low setting and do not hold the tip close to the surface or you may damage the coatings. Apply an algaecide and fungicide to the court annually. Use pads under chairs or equipment that are on the court to prevent them from sliding and dragging over the surface.

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