Tennis Court Maintenance Tips
Keeping the surface of your court in good condition is one of the best ways to protect your investment and extend the life of your tennis court.
A first-rate Tennis Court Maintenance is an integral part of a well-constructed tennis court and it diverts excess water away from the courts surface and underneath the turf. Regular inspection of the drain pipes, looking for signs of damage, clogs and cleaning the drains regularly is important.
Standing water left on the surface after rain leaves stains and dirt and is an ideal breeding ground for mold and mildew. It also causes the turf to warp and bubble. Immediately clearing the puddles and low areas helps to reduce these problems, protects your investment and extends the life of your tennis court.
Seasonal Maintenance: Preparing Your Tennis Court for Winter
It is recommended to use a soft nylon or hair-type broom for sweeping, using a jet washer with a nozzle that limits the amount of pressure put on the surface, and apply a mold treatment solution annually, suitable for your particular court, to kill any spores or mildew build-up. A yearly inspection of the court by a professional is an excellent preventive maintenance measure that can often save you from expensive repairs or replacement costs in the future.
Even the very best quality tarmac and concrete courts will eventually show cracks, low spots and divots. It is always better to address these issues as soon as they appear rather than wait until they are major problems, requiring resurfacing.