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How to Resurface a Tennis Court for the Long Haul

If you are in charge of a sporting facility and like to ensure that all of the individual playing areas are in first-class condition, you may be rather upset at your tennis court. After all, this was resurfaced not long ago but appears to be in need of another attempt for a number of different reasons.

What could be going wrong with your tennis court, and how can you ensure that necessary resurfacing is done properly?

Getting It Right

While you should always ensure that you get an experienced and reputable contractor involved whenever you need a tennis court resurface, there are a number of other factors to bear in mind as well. Take the time to do it properly, and you should not run into any untimely issues at all.

Around the Edges

Take the general landscaping and design of the court area itself. Certainly, you will want it all to be aesthetically pleasing and may have designed a border area that can be well landscaped and look the part, but this by itself may contribute to a troublesome tennis court. After all, if you've made it difficult for water to flow off the surface of the court, then some of it may have remained and can, in the long term, cause damage. Furthermore, if water remains close to the perimeter because it cannot drain away naturally, it may seep underneath the surface of the court, and this could lead to blistering, bubbling or cracking. Talk with your landscape designer, and they will help you to come up with a solution that will look good and be less problematic.

Beneath the Surface

Make sure that the ground beneath the surface is properly compacted when the new court is installed. Once again, a knowledgeable contractor will take care of this, and when they do so, the underlying soil will remain in place and be unlikely to shift. This will help you avoid any other issues related to cracking or subsidence.

Looking for Longevity

A new tennis court should last at least seven years, no matter how much activity is involved. At the same time, you will want to ensure that all your guests are happy with your replacement and that they have no cause for complaint in the foreseeable future. Consequently, you should get in touch with a top-quality installation expert for their guidance – and don't forget to talk with that landscape specialist as well.