The Dos & Don’ts Of Tennis Court Maintenance

With daylight saving time right around the corner, lighter evenings and better weather are on the way. And that can only mean one thing – the tennis season is coming.

Now, therefore, is the best time to get your tennis court back in shape. After all, the winter months can wreak havoc on courts in any number of ways – whether it be the bad weather leaving litter scattered everywhere or wild animals unknowingly causing potential damage.

Before you dive straight into the maintenance of your court though, it’s important to be aware of the things you should and shouldn’t do when getting it back to looking its best.

Join us as we run through what a few of these are.

Do: Use The Right Equipment

When it comes to cleaning your court, you need to make sure you are using the right equipment.

Brooms or blowers are great for piling up any litter, leaves and debris, while a decent weed-eater can remove any grass or weeds you spot creeping through the fence onto the court’s surface.

Don’t: Use The Wrong Equipment

However, while on the subject of weed-eaters, it’s important you make sure not to use too much, as the harsh chemicals could damage the court’s surface.

Likewise, try to avoid using bleach to clean the court’s surface as this could cause the court to stain or discolour. If you have to use bleach, only use it in small areas where you notice mould or mildew being present.

Do: Look For Cracks

Cracks can not only ruin the overall aesthetic of the tennis court but, if left undealt with, can affect the play of the surface.

As such, it’s important to go around your court looking for any cracks. Then, should you find any, contact our team here at Sovereign Sports and we’ll be able to get them repaired for you in time for the summer.

Don’t: Forget To Repaint

If it has been between three and five years since you last had your tennis court painted, it may be time to bite the bullet and get it looked at by us.

During the coating and repainting process, our team will make sure the court is still level and crack-free, and we will work with you to get the court back to looking exactly how you want it to.

If you’d like to change the court’s colour completely, for example, or you’d like to replace any of the floodlighting or fencing you currently have, we can work around your exact needs.

Do: Remove Any Standing Water

Standing or stagnant water can both affect the durability and play of tennis courts, so it’s important to remove it when you notice it.

Especially after periods of rainfall, try to fill any areas you notice water standing on to reduce ponding from happening. The last thing you’ll want, after all, is to feel a big splash while trying to hit a glorious forehand winner.

For further tennis court maintenance hints and tips, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly team. As experts in the construction, restoration and repair of all types of tennis courts, we are equipped with the expertise required to get your court back to looking its best.