During the summer, it’s important to keep your court free of dirt, debris and organic growth such as moss. Regularly sweeping the Tennis Court Maintenance with a soft bristle brush should help keep this at bay.
A first-class drainage system is the key to preventing early damage and accidents that are typical of a wet or worn out court surface. This system should be inspected, cleaned and repaired from time to time to ensure that it diverts water away from the court surface and under it – not into it!
Water penetration from a poor drainage system is the most common cause of deterioration for asphalt surfaces. It can create cracking, heaves, and general surface problems such as premature wearing of the coatings. If your drainage system is damaged or clogged it should be repaired as soon as possible.
Resurfacing Your Tennis Court: When and How
Regular cleaning of your court will also help to maintain its integrity and protect the coatings. Sweeping should be done on a weekly basis to keep dirt, debris, and moss from building up on the surface. This will assist in avoiding the need for expensive resurfacing or repairs.
Keeping the edges clear of weeds, grass, and any tree limbs or shrubs that hang over your court is recommended as well. They should be trimmed so that they do not interfere with play and to prevent erosion.
Weeds and overgrowth should be treated with a weed killer as necessary. Acidic substances from bird droppings or decomposing vegetation can be harmful to your court and should be disposed of immediately.