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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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Why choose a hard court?

Artificial and Synthetic Clay Tennis Courts

If you are interested in having a home tennis court constructed you need to make a decision on the surface you want to have. Undoubtedly the hard court is the most popular surface for courts in the UK, but you also have a range of options such as synthetic grass and artificial clay. With the variety of possibilities available it can be difficult to make a decision. So here are some good reasons to choose a hard court.

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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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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

Tennis Court Fencing

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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