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Getting your tennis court ready for summer

With the summer just around the corner you can start to plan what you are going to be doing with your warm days and long evenings. If you have a private tennis court you will want to get the most out of it and enjoy a few games. But winter can be very hard on the court, and if you have gone through several of the cold months without stepping anywhere near it, you might well find that it is in need of serious maintenance. Here are three things you can do to get your court in excellent playing condition for the warmer weather.

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Why choose retractable floodlights?

If you are thinking of having a tennis court constructed at your home you will be doing a lot of planning for the perfect layout and setup. It’s also worth noting at this stage that there are a number of optional extras that can be added to your court to enhance the playability and allow you to enjoy your time out on the court a little more.

One of the most popular additions to any modern tennis court is that of floodlights. There are a number of great reasons to add floodlights to your court, and many homeowners are actually choosing to have a retractable floodlit option. So what is making the retractable style so popular and is it something that would be suited to your court? Here we look at why you should consider retractable floodlighting.

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Synthetic clay tennis courts

Why choose a synthetic clay court over a hard court?

The massive majority of tennis courts in the UK – in private residences, tennis clubs, leisure centres and parks – are hard courts. There is a good reason for this; hard courts are typically the cheapest type of tennis court to build as well as boasting excellent durability and longevity. So if you are thinking of having a court constructed either on your residential property or elsewhere, you might naturally gravitate to having a hard court installed.

But you might not be aware that it is actually possible to have a wide range of court types created for UK tennis courts. One that is gaining popularity quickly is the synthetic clay court and a number are springing up across the country. Let’s take a look at whether this could be the right choice for you.

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Does your court need painting?

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Do you have an old tennis court on your property that’s looking a little past it’s best? It could be the case that all it really needs is a new coat of paint to bring it back to life. Here are some of the reasons to invest in a new paint job for your tennis court.

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Tennis terminology explained

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If you don’t play tennis regularly it can be easy to be confused by the jargon and specific terminology that is used within the sport. Thankfully much of it is very easy to understand even beginners of the sport. So here is our guide to a range of different commonly-used tennis terms to make it easier for you when you are out on the court.

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Three alternatives to a hardcourt

Tennis ball on a hardcourt

When having a new tennis court constructed, many homeowners, schools or sports club opt for a hardcourt. There is no doubt that courts made using tarmac are by far the most common in the UK as they are typically cheap, easy to maintain and highly durable, making them an excellent all-round choice regardless of your needs and requirements.

But this does not mean that you have to choose porous macadam for your court. There is actually a huge range of different court types that you could select. Here we look at three alternatives to a tennis hardcourt that you could opt for instead.

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