Category Archives: Tennis Courts

Does a tennis court improve the value of your home


Many people would love to have their own private tennis court at their home – it is both a symbol of luxury and a fantastic feature piece. Having a court constructed is cheaper than ever before and while the outlay is undoubtedly high, there can be no doubt that the court adds value to your home. In this sense it can be seen as an investment in your property.
But while a great tennis court adds significant value to your home, it is still important that you should follow certain rules to ensure you are getting as much out of your court as possible. Here are three key factors to ensure your court adds value to your home.

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Three reasons to invest in a tennis court

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A home tennis court is a dream for many people, but having one constructed is a huge project for your property which puts some homeowners off. Thankfully, tennis courts have never been more affordable and you might be surprised at the kind of high quality court you can get – so here are three reasons to invest in a tennis court for your home.

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Which MUGA surface is right for you?

MUGA surfaces
Multi-use games area (MUGA) surfaces are very popular for schools, sports and even in private homes as they offer a broad range of different uses for all kinds of sports. But if you are interested in having a MUGA court constructed you need to take some time to learn about the different surface options that are available. Each surface type has different characteristics, making it perfect for some sports but not others. Let’s take a look at what each surface type offers to see which one might be perfect for you.

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How to maintain a 3G pitch

Artificial and Synthetic Clay Tennis Courts

While 3G surfaces are low maintenance, they may require more work in order to keep them in excellent condition than the more common porous macadam surface. That means if you are going to have a 3G MUGA surface installed at a sports club or school, you need to understand how best to maintain the surface for optimal performance.

It is also important to factor in the cost of this maintenance when you make the decision to have one installed. Let’s look at the key ways to keep your 3G pitch in great condition.

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What is a 3G pitch?

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You may have heard of the concept of a 3G pitch in the context of a sports surface or a five-a-side football field, but not be aware of what the term means. Interestingly, 3G pitches are becoming popular around the country everywhere from schools and sports clubs to leisure centres and even professional football stadiums. So let’s take a look at what a 3G pitch is, and why it is used.

3G stands for ‘Third Generation’ and it is an artificial playing surface that mimics natural grass. You might be more aware of the term ‘AstroTurf’ – 3G is just the most up-to-date and advanced version of this playing surface.

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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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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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