In order to help your tennis court last for as long as possible, you’ll need to conduct regular tennis court maintenance. Maintaining your court allows you to enjoy a more beautiful and functional court for longer, and it also saves you money on having to replace your court sooner rather than later. With regular tennis court maintenance, you can get the most out of your investment.
Here are some useful tennis court maintenance tips that you can use in order to keep your court in good condition for as long as possible. Let’s dive into it!
#1. Sweep It Regularly
It’s only natural that dirt and debris can end up on your court’s surface when it’s outside. You don’t want to let these accumulate, as they can end up damaging your court. You’ll want to sweep your court surface with a soft-bristle brush whenever you notice any dirt or leaves or debris on it.
#2. Check For Mold And Mildew
While the SportMaster 100% acrylic surfaces that Utah Court Surfacing uses do not get moldy in and of themselves, the buildup of leaves on their surface can foster mold growth. Spilled food and drinks can also lead to this. If you notice any mold or fungus growth on your court surface, you can mix 2 parts household bleach and 1 part water together in order to create a cleaning solution for the affected areas. Be gentle when you scrub them, and make sure that you rinse.
Be careful to use the right materials when you clean your court surface. The last thing that you want is to end up damaging your court when you were trying to maintain it.
#3. Clean It Regularly
As part of your tennis court maintenance, ensure that you clean it about once a month. You can do this by rinsing it down with water. If you notice any stains on your court surface, you can create a mild detergent with 2 parts trisodium phosphate and 4 parts water, then gently scrub the stains with it.
#4. Use The Proper Equipment
As previously mentioned, a vital component of tennis court maintenance is using the proper equipment. Using the wrong equipment, such as a hard-bristled brush instead of a soft-bristled brush, can end up damaging your court surface. You should pressure wash your court, but when you do, it is best to either hire a professional for the job or to ensure that you do not have the pressure set to high or hold the tip too close to the court’s surface.
#5. Remove Any Standing Water
If your court has birdbaths or any other standing water, you’ll want to ensure to remove it as quickly as possible. This is because left unattended to, the water can damage your court surface, stain it, and can result in a more abrasive court surface.
You will also want to ensure that you do not have any sprinklers that spray onto your court. Over time, the water can take quite a toll on your court’s surface.
You can stave off potential water damage by ensuring that your court has proper drainage. Your court’s drainage system will direct water away from your court, so that you can enjoy it without fear of damage.
#6. Establish Rules For Damage Prevention
Another key component of tennis court maintenance is preventing damages however you can. It’s useful to create a set of rules to post by each entrance into the court, so that people will know what they can do and what could potentially damage your court.
Some good rules of thumb to establish for your court include:
- No chewing gum, food, or drinks, other than water.
- Only non-marking tennis shoes can be worn on it.
- No dragging items across the surface.
- No rollerblades, skateboards, or bikes.
#6. Have It Resurfaced
Your tennis court will start to wear down eventually, even if you’re very vigilant about tennis court maintenance. When this happens, there’s no need to have it replaced just yet. You can resurface your court so that it looks as good as new.
How often you will need tennis court resurfacing done varies a great deal, depending on how well it is maintained, how often it is used, the type of weather it is exposed to, and more. In general, it’s recommended that you have your court resurfaced every 4-8 years.
Do You Need Tennis Court Resurfacing?
Utah Court Surfacing provides professional court surfacing services that can bring your court back to life. We can also build you a new court. If you need any more tips for tennis court maintenance or you would like to learn more about our services, please don’t hesitate to contact us today!