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When Is Tennis Court Resurfacing Necessary?

A tennis court is a great addition to any school, sports club or private home and can be used for a variety of games. However, like any other piece of equipment, it can require a little maintenance to keep it in good shape and functioning properly. The most common type of tennis surface, an asphalt-bound one, will need resurfacing periodically. Resurfacing can include anything from a new color finish system to a full asphalt overlay(s). It is recommended that you consult with a qualified contractor, professional engineer or architect prior to construction.

When it comes to resurfacing, the most important factor is when a court needs to be done. Resurfacing becomes necessary when a court is showing signs of severe wear and tear that endanger the safety of players. This could include heaving of the surface or cracking that makes it difficult to play on the surface.

Resurfacing is a more affordable way to repair and improve your court than it would be to completely rebuild the court from the ground up. During this process, the existing layer of asphalt is removed and replaced with an acrylic or oil-based asphalt product that is then painted on top. Resurfacing can also include filling in any cracks and gaps and smoothing the surface of the court to ensure that the ball bounces uniformly.

In some cases, a cushioning system can be added during the resurfacing process to add some extra resiliency and help minimize aching joints after playing a game. This is especially beneficial for older players who want to continue enjoying the benefits of the sport without putting too much strain on their bodies.

Another benefit of resurfacing is that it can be used to change the layout of your court. Adding blended lines, for example, can make the court more attractive and easier to navigate for younger players. Resurfacing can also be a great opportunity to add any other improvements to the court that you might want, such as adding a basketball court or pickleball court.

To make sure your court is ready for resurfacing, it’s important to do a thorough inspection and clean-up. You’ll need to remove any debris or twigs that are stuck in the surface and spray and broom any areas that have developed mildew or mold. It’s also a good idea to sweep the entire surface regularly, and to use a squeegee to remove any standing water after a rainstorm.

If you have any structural cracking in your tennis court resurfacing, it will need to be resurfaced in order to repair the cracking and improve the safety of the players using the courts. However, if you’re just seeing surface cracks in your court, it’s likely that it can be repaired through a simple repair process and the resurfacing will be more for aesthetics than any other purposes. If you’d like to learn more about resurfacing or any other court options, speak with the staff at Courts Unlimited today.

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