After a period of around 5 to 7 years tennis courts will likely need rejuvenation. Not only is this less aesthetically pleasing when a court shows signs of wear, it can also seriously impact the play as surfaces can become uneven and dangerous.
Tennis court rejuvenation should be carried out by a specialist. At Sovereign Sports, we will ensure your courts will be repaired quickly, within budget and to the highest standards. Contact us by calling our office at 01634 684 235 we will happily answer any questions you might have. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
SWEEP ON A REGULAR BASIS
The most basic and effective from of maintenance that it is vital to carry out is to sweep your court on a regular basis. Sweeping rids the surface of leaves, pine needles and other debris. It’s not only that these items can stain the court, but they also provide a breeding ground for mould and dampness that can cause real damage to the court. Basic cleaning can go a long way to improving the lifespan and preventing unnecessary wear and damage. If you can sweep the court once a week, this can be hugely valuable.
REMOVE WATER FROM THE SURFACE
Courts with adequate drainage should not be too bothered by the issue of rain, however, it’s worth noting that after particularly heavy showers, it can be a good idea to get rid of any standing water from the surface. You want to create an environment that makes it hard from mould and mildew to occur, so ensuring that the surfaces remains dry is a good idea.
CLEAN ANYTHING ACIDIC AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
Acidic substances can be a real problem for the surface on your tennis court. Of course, it’s important that you clean your court regularly – but you need to be especially careful if your court is in a position where bird droppings or other acidic detritus can land there easily. Anything acidic really needs to be cleaned as soon as you notice it; the last thing you want is to have these items eating away at the surface, as no amount of cleaning with repair the damage.
TREAT THE COURT WITH RESPECT
Unfortunately one of the major reasons that tennis courts require repairs or resurfacing is simply that enough care is not taken to keep them in good condition. Firstly it’s worth noting that the surface should not be used for high impact activities like skateboarding. At the same time you need to be careful with any food and drink that is brought onto the court. As mentioned above, acidic substances can be a huge problem, and almost all food and drink contains a level of acid. Finally, above dragging heavy items like tables and chairs.