How Long Does a Tennis Court Surface Last?

Owning a tennis court means keeping up with the maintenance. While you may not have to do much that frequently, there will come a time when your tennis court is going to need some TLC. One of these times is when your tennis court needs to be resurfaced. Many people aren’t sure when this should happen or what little signs your tennis court may be giving you to indicate that it’s time for a facelift.

We’re going to take a look at when you should resurface a tennis court and how to get the most out of your money when you do.

When does a tennis court need to be resurfaced?

A tennis court should be resurfaced every 4-8 years. That looks like a big span because many variables go into why you would need to resurface every four years versus every 8 years.

The amount of use the tennis court gets as well as how it was constructed are both going to play into when you’re going to need a tennis court resurfaced. If your tennis court wasn’t built well, you’re not only going to have to resurface it sooner, but you may also need to make other repairs.

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Why would a tennis court need to be resurfaced?

Your tennis court could be giving you little hints that it’s time to resurface. Here are some things to look out for:

  • You notice new cracks or old cracks are getting bigger.
  • Water pools and it takes a long time to go away.
  • The color has faded.
  • Players say the surface is too hard.
  • You notice mold and mildew on the court.

While these problems can occur over time, other problems may be due to the construction of tennis courts that will also play into when it’s time to resurface. These include:

  • Drainage system problems

When the drainage system was put in wrong or maybe not even at all, you’re going to notice water backing up as well as bubbling on the court.

  • Improper slope

When the slope isn’t right, the acrylic surfacing isn’t going to last as long and water will pond.

  • Compaction problems

If there is insufficient compaction, there is likely to be moisture damage and even cracking.

Also, if there is untrimmed grass along the edge of the court, it will prevent water from naturally draining off the court. When too much water accumulates, it will gradually scrape at the acrylic surface coating which can make the court deteriorate faster.

Tips to Keep a Tennis Court in Good Condition

While you’re going to have to resurface your tennis court eventually, there are things you can do to get more life out of your court.

Remove Debris

You don’t want pine needles or anything else to start stacking up on the court. These things can hold moisture and rot, leading to quicker wear of the surfaces.

Wash the Court

Pressure washing the surface with a mild detergent can give your tennis court a longer life while keeping it looking fresh.

Trim the Grass

As we mentioned above, you’ll want to keep the grass around the court trimmed. Make sure weeds are picked and anything else that would get in the way of drainage and lead to ponding on the court.

Contact Us

When you notice that your tennis court needs resurfacing, contact the experts at North State Resurfacing. We can get the job done efficiently and professionally. Call us today  (919) 365-7500 and find out how we can give your tennis court the makeover it deserves.