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Tips for Tennis Court Resurfacing and Maintenance

Community sports centers, private membership sports clubs, and even personal tennis court owners would do well to know the importance of regularly maintaining their courts. It is often mistakenly believed that treating a tennis court surface is just like with any other floor surface.

However, this could not be farther from the truth. Fact of the matter is that tennis court surfaces require a little bit more than just the typical mop and sweep sort of cleaning. Here are some helpful tips to ensure the quality of the surface, and when is it time to make some upgrades or resurfacing with it.

Sweep Regularly

Okay, so we did say it’s going to take more than just the simple mop and sweep. That doesn’t mean you don’t have to do it anymore. Especially for outdoor courts, dust, leaves, twigs, and other debris can land on the court surface.

Over time, however, these organic debris can actually contaminate the court surface. Mold and moss may soon grow on the spots, making it less ideal and safe for use. Also, keep in mind that you can’t just use any type of broom to sweep the court with. Soft-bristled brooms and brushes for dry cleaning are perfect for court surfaces.

Wash and Clean

For wet cleaning, it is advisable that you use a combination of water and mild detergent to wash away any stains or impurities. If you are using a jet washer, don’t get it too close to the surface, and take note of the pressure you are applying. Otherwise, the strong water pressure might chip off parts of the surface.

It is also recommended that you get the court power washed at least once or twice a year, depending on how frequently it is used. This should give it a much thorough clean from all the accumulated organic buildup.

Schedule for Resurfacing

Resurfacing is the process of upgrading the court surface, and is part of the much-needed long-term maintenance phase. Here, the court will be given a thorough inspection in every nook and cranny to see any surface defects like cracks.

Ideally, resurfacing should be done every three to five years, but depending on how severe the problems are, it may be done earlier than that. Other telltale signs that the court surface already needs surfacing include leveling issues, poor water drainage, bubbles on surface, growing and spreading cracks, and frequent growth of mold and mildew.

For all of these things, it is highly recommended that you seek the help of a professional resurfacing company. They will know which materials to use, and how to properly implement the resurfacing process so you can get your tennis court surface back to prime quality in no time.


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