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Three reasons to choose an artificial clay court

Artificial and Synthetic Clay Tennis Courts

In his career to date, Andy Murray has appeared in 11 Grand Slam finals, but only one of them was on the clay court of the French Open. Additionally he has appeared in 21 Master Series finals and only three of these were on clay courts. But Murray is not alone in British players who have struggled on clay. British professionals tend to have more success on grass and hard court than clay, and this is mostly down to the fact that there simply aren’t very many clay courts in the UK for players to practice on.

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Do you need to power wash your tennis court?

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Good maintenance is an important aspect of owning your own tennis court. Being able to play on the court any time you like is certainly a lot of fun, but it’s vital that you keep it in top condition. If you don’t put in the effort with the upkeep of the court you can shorten its lifespan and make it less appealing to play on.

Hard courts are the most durable style of tennis court but even they require maintenance to stay at their best. For the most part this means regularly sweeping the court and removing detritus such as leaves, pine needles and more. But even if you carry out regular maintenance, there will be a natural build-up of dirt and organic materials on your court and the only way that you can get rid of this is through power washing.

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How to maintain an artificial grass court

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Compared to a real grass tennis court, artificial grass is an extremely low maintenance option. But that doesn’t mean that you can do absolutely no work and assume it will still be fine to play on week in, week out. If you’ve got a synthetic grass court there are a few things that you can do to maintain it, so that the surface retains its characteristics and will have a long lifespan.

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Five health benefits of playing tennis

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Wimbledon Fever has gripped the nation over the last few weeks and excellent performances from Andy Murray and Johanna Konta have inspired many to get out and enjoy a game or two. Whether you’ve got your own tennis court or you’re thinking of joining a local club, there are a huge range of benefits in taking up the sport on a regular basis. Here are five health advantages of playing tennis:

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Tennis Court Planning Permission: What You Need to Know

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Many people would love to have a tennis court at their home, but worry that construction would be complicated. It is actually easier than ever to have a tennis court built at your property, however, many homeowners are still concerned about whether they would get planning permission. Let’s have a look at the facts; this is what you need to know about tennis court planning permission.

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Four benefits of a home tennis court

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Are you considering having a tennis court constructed at your home? Here are four of the great benefits of having a tennis court on your property.

1 – A great way to get exercise

If you’re interested in getting more exercise, a home tennis court is a fantastic addition to your property. You’ll no longer need a membership to a local tennis club to get on the court, and it’s a fantastic way to socialise while you enjoy a few games. Hard courts are all-weather surfaces that can be used very soon after heavy rainfall.

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Pros and cons of a synthetic grass tennis court

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Synthetic grass courts are becoming more popular everywhere from private homes to schools and sports clubs. But it’s still true that the majority of courts and sports areas are hard courts made using porous macadam, so let’s have a look at some of the advantages and disadvantages of synthetic grass courts to see whether it is something you should consider.

Pro: Perfect for a range of sports

Firstly, it should be noted that synthetic grass is not just an alternative for a real grass court. This surface can be used for a wide variety of sports. So whether you’re looking for home use or you are looking to have an artificial grass playing surface installed at a club, it’s worth pointing out that it can also be used for games as varied as netball, five-a-side football and more.

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