Tennis Court Maintenance

Tennis Court Maintenance

Tennis Court Maintenance is an ongoing process of checking and cleaning to keep your court looking good. You should do a minimum of every 6 months or more frequently if your courts are used more than average. Keeping the surface clean helps to eliminate mildew and algae growth which in turn protects your court surface. The more use the character gets the better it does in keeping organic growth under control but even a non-used court needs regular maintenance to keep it looking nice and preventing damage.Source:

Check the courts regularly after rainstorms to make sure they are dry. Look for areas where the water drains more slowly, these are often referred to as “bird baths” and need to be checked and corrected.

Eco-Friendly Practices for Sustainable Tennis Court Maintenance

It is also a good idea to inspect the court after any application of water-based crack sealants. It is important that there wasn’t a lot of rain in the area right after the crack filler is applied as excess water wicks up into the cracks and can cause problems with your subbase or early failure of your color coating.

Puddles should be removed as quickly as possible after a rainstorm. Long-term standing water softens the coatings and creates a favorable environment for fungus growth.

Any sand, pine needles, or leaves left on the court should be removed on a regular basis as this will act like sandpaper under people’s shoes and cause premature wear of your surface. Look for any signs of fungus or mold growing on the surface and scrub with a mix of mild detergent (2 parts trisodium phosphate and 4 parts water). If you have a court drainage system, keep an eye out for any blockage that may need to be cleaned on a regular basis.

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