As your court ages it will begin to show signs of wear and tear. These can range from surface cracking to fading lines on the court. It is important to recognize when it is time for Tennis Court Repairs to ensure that the court continues to provide its shock-absorbing and smooth playability.
Keeping your court in good repair will extend the life of the surface and will reduce the need for full replacement. The most significant factors in determining how long your court will last are its original construction and care, the weather conditions where it is located and the amount of usage.
Cracks and Potholes: Addressing Common Tennis Court Issues
The most common sign of your court needing repairs is surface cracking. These are a symptom of underlying problems and should be addressed as soon as possible. There are many different crack repair methods but the cheapest and easiest is to use an acrylic water-based crack filler. However, it is important to note that the crack filler will not last if there has been recent rain or if the cracks are near drains. Water will wick up into the crack filler and slow down drying or even worse it may degrade the acrylic binder used to make the crack filler.
Often the best way to restore a tennis court is to completely resurface it with a new layer of either acrylic or asphalt material. A professional contractor can restore the court and give it a fresh appearance as well as re-slope it and repair any drainage issues. It is also an excellent opportunity to replace worn items like the net and fence.