Tennis Court Maintenance Tips

Tennis Court Maintenance

A properly installed Tennis Court Maintenance has a drainage system that diverts water from the surface and underground. This drainage system should be inspected from time to time. If it is found that the float valve canisters are not holding water or have reduced water flow then the float and its intake in the base should be removed, the debris removed, and the drain system cleaned as directed in the manual.

Leaves, twigs, pine needles and other organic debris can stain the court surfaces and create an environment for mold and moss to grow. Routinely inspect and use a sweeper or blower (specifically designed for the job) to remove these materials to prevent damage and contamination of the court surfaces.

Maximizing the Lifespan of Your Tennis Court

Standing water or puddles must be removed immediately after rain. This will prevent the puddles from drying and hardening on the surfaces or in the base of the courts. A rubber-bladed squeegee is recommended. Two squeegees per court are a good investment.

Inspect the court for cracks on a regular basis and take immediate action to fill them. Cracks left unfilled will get worse and eventually require a full tennis court resurfacing.

It is a good idea to sign the courts with rules explaining that only non-marking tennis shoes may be used on the courts and that food, drinks, chewing gum and pets are prohibited. This should help prevent a great deal of the everyday damage caused to tennis courts.

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