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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.

Pressure wash the court

Tennis courts require regular maintenance to stay in the best possible shape and they can be a little neglected over the winter when no-one is using them. The problem is that this lack of maintenance allows for small problems to become more serious. So if it has been a while since you last cleaned your court it can be worth investing in power washing so remove organic matter such as moss, which can build up. This will ensure that the surface is space to play on and has no slippery patches.

Consider repainting

If you haven’t had your court colour sprayed for a while it might be worth considering. No, the visual appearance of the paint will not make a difference to the playability of the court, but a freshly painted, beautiful tennis court can look more inviting than one that looks like it has seen better days. On average it takes between 5 and 6 years for coatings to fade, so ask yourself whether this summer is the right time to repaint.

Invest in a new net

Additionally if you have had to your net for a number of years and it has become worn with time, you might find that now is a good time to replace it. If you having your court repainting it makes sense to improve the whole aesthetic at the same time.

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