To keep your tennis court surface in excellent condition it is vital that you carry out regular maintenance on it. Whether your court is porous macadam, synthetic clay or synthetic grass, you need to ensure that you take the time to maintain it. Firstly it should be noted that each surface needs to be swept clean regularly and you should remove leaves, pine needles, rubbish and other detritus on a weekly basis.
The proper maintenance of an open-textured macadam tennis court involves power washing so that you clean the pores of the court. This will prevent the surface from becoming slippery and also reduce the risk of drainage problems. You might assume that hard courts can survive for a relatively long time without maintenance, but they are porous so dirt and moss can begin to fill the pores if they aren’t cleaned out. This can begin to make the court slippery – so if you notice that your court is slippery it could be an indicator that you need to power wash it more regularly.Read more
Aside from the weekly sweeping and removal of rubbish, synthetic grass courts should be broomed. This not only helps improve the appearance (like a lawn mower striping a lawn), but it also helps to prevent the formation of a top layer of sand. If this layer of sand is allowed to develop it can prevent drainage and encourage the growth of moss.
Even though this is synthetic grass it is recommended that you should apply weed/moss killer once a year to stop any growth as soon as possible. If you begin to notice any signs of moss or algae you need to take action as soon as possible. The longer that the moss is left to take hold, the worse the damage will be to the court surface.
Rejuvenation and Redressing
After a period of around 5 to 7 years synthetic grass courts will likely need rejuvenation. In this process, sand and rubber infill will be removed and the carpet will be redressed with silica sand. If you need more information or have specific questions regarding the maintenance of tennis court surfaces, you can call us and speak to our experienced team.