Synthetic Tennis Court Maintenance Tips
Synthetic Tennis courts are an investment, and for many clubs, associations, schools, businesses and homeowners, it is imperative to keep your courts healthy and looking great for playability and visual aesthetics. You want to maintain the condition of your courts for your players so that you ensure you’re not wasting the money invested in a high-quality playing court to start with.
Without ongoing maintenance, your surface can be damaged, which in turn will shorten the lifetime of the surface and may increase the costs to fix, repair or clean in the future.
There are some easy steps you can take when maintaining your tennis court – so here are our top Synthetic Tennis Court Maintenance Tips to keep yours looking great and your players happy.
- Clear Away Leaves and Sticks
Clear away leaves, sticks, petals, bugs and other natural materials which can land on your court. These organic materials can accumulate in corners and low spots, creating the perfect breeding space for mould and moss to grow. Mould and moss damage the integrity or the artificial surface if left to build up over time. If you have a leaf blower this can save a lot of time and be a quick and easy way to remove unwanted debris from your court.
- Use Synthetic-Friendly Tools
Some equipment such as rakes and brooms can be made from abrasive materials that could damage your court. Purchase a broom that has soft bristles or a rake with flexible soft plastic ends to avoid damaging the surface.
- Approved Mould Treatment
It’s great practice to apply a mould treatment to kill any nasty spores and mildew build-up at least annually. You can speak to your court provider about the best products to use for your specific court or hire a specialist to come in and apply the solution for you.
Bioscapes Group offer mould and mildew treatment as a stand-alone service offering or as a part of our annual tennis court maintenance servicing.
- Ensure There Is Good Drainage
Water sitting on your tennis court for extended periods of time could cause some turfs to bubble, warp and get mouldy. If there are any low-lying spots, be sure to remove water as promptly as possible by brushing it away with a soft-bristled broom or squeegee. Bioscapes tennis courts are laid with water drainage in mind, which helps to expand the lifetime of your playing surface.
When planning your landscaping around your tennis court, avoid filling garden beds with mulch, small stones or dirt that can easily be blown onto the tennis court surface. Rocks and grass are more suitable as these won’t be blown onto the court but be careful to trim grass away if it creeps close to the artificial tennis court surface. Similarly, planting large trees (or trees expected to grow large) should be done with caution, as roots may grow underneath the court and cause it to crack and be unsafe to play on.
- Timely Repairs
Should any tears or join lines open on your court, be sure to get this looked at as soon as possible. This can ensure the repair is minimal and can be repaired quickly and cost-effectively. Should tears or rips appear and get larger and more damaged, this will involve more time and money to repair.
- Annual Service
We highly recommend you book in an annual ‘service’ to get a check and clean from a synthetic turf professional to ensure the court receives any needed attention. Synthetic courts need to be looked after with the right chemicals, tools and materials to ensure there is no further damage done and that the court will last as long as possible.
It is inevitable that at some point, your synthetic tennis court surfaces will need to be repaired and resurfaced, regardless of how well it has been looked after. However, by setting up an ongoing maintenance regime and looking after your courts well, it will extend the life of the court and save you money in the long run.
If you’re needing regular maintenance for your synthetic tennis court, please contact Bioscapes Group today for a quick quote or contact us here.