Tennis Court Maintenance Tips
A well-functioning drainage system will help reduce early damage to your court and keep the surface clean. A drainage system should be inspected regularly to ensure that the pipes are not clogged and that they are functioning properly. A drainage system is designed to divert excess water away from the court surface and underneath it. Tennis Court Maintenance water that puddles on the court can damage the coatings, cause mold & algae and may create bubbles in the color coating.
Keeping the court clean will extend the life of the coatings and prevent premature wear of the surface. The court should be swept and/or vacuumed on a regular basis to remove weeds, dirt, debris, bugs, pine needles, leaves and any other organic material. A blower can be used if the surface is very dirty and needs to be completely cleaned.
Protecting Your Tennis Court from Harsh Weather
Do not use fertilizers, insect repellants, weed killers or any other chemicals on the court or in the surrounding area as they will damage the coatings and the stone base. Keep any landscaping around the court trimmed back from the edges of the court so that any grass, bushes or trees are not touching the pavement surfaces.
Any standing water on the court should be removed immediately by sweeping or vacuuming. Long-term standing water softens the coatings and can leave a sandpaper-like feel to the court. Leaving puddles on the court can also lead to stains and abrasions. If the puddles can’t be removed promptly, a new drainage system should be installed on your court or it will need to be resurfaced.