Tennis Court Maintenance Tips
Keeping your court clean will help it look good and extend the life of the surface. Debris such as leaves, twigs, grass clippings, ball fuzz and dirt/dust should be removed promptly to prevent staining. A blower or sweeper designed for use on a tennis court will work well to eliminate these items. It is also recommended that a brush with soft bristles be used for scrubbing the surface to redistribute loose top material. Avoid using a hard bristled brush on the surface as this could damage the coatings. If water marks remain after rain events, a rubber-bladed or roller-type squeegee is highly recommended to remove any standing water quickly and efficiently.
Water Tennis Court Maintenance is a primary cause of deterioration in asphalt surfaces and should be prevented at all costs. Regularly inspect, clean and repair the area drains outside the court to ensure that the drainage system is working properly. If your court has low spots or birdbaths these should be repaired immediately to avoid damage from excessive moisture underneath the surface of the court.
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Crack repairs should be made as soon as possible to prevent further deterioration of the subbase and underlying concrete. It is also important to caulk the expansion joints in order to stop water from penetrating below the slab.
A regularly scheduled resurfacing cycle every 5-8 years is recommended to keep your court looking great and playing smoothly. If the lines on your court begin to fade it is time to schedule a touch-up.