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Here are some commonly asked questions we hear regarding tennis court resurfacing and repair.  These address most of the questions people have with construction, repair, and resurfacing but if you have another question regarding Basketball, Bocce or any courts not listed, please send us an email with your question and we’d be happy to answer it for you, just click the green "CONTACT US" button above.

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• What causes streaking on a tennis court surface?

• Why do the white lines crack on a tennis court?

 

Acrylic sport surfaces are very durable and require little maintenance. Basic cleaning will go a long way in preventing premature wear and staining. Here are some tips for maintaining your investment and extending the life of your sport surface between resurfacing cycles.

Once a month is suggested. Watch for evidence of mold or mildew in shaded areas and corners where organic debris tends to accumulate. Indoor courts require both frequent vacuuming and at least one annual wet cleaning with mild detergent solution and soft bristled equipment. Acrylic coatings do not support fungus growth, so growth of fungus or mold is a result from food and drink spills, decaying matter, or other foreign materials on the surface feeding these organisms.

To remove mold, fungus & other organisms on the acrylic surface use:

• Rinsing court with water is usually sufficient for general cleaning. If there are visible stains on the court surface, a mild detergent can be applied prior to gentle scrubbing with a soft bristled brush.

Here is a mild detergent formula:

• Combine 4 parts water with 2 parts TSP (trisodium phosphate) and 1 part household beach, when mildew is present.

Repair and Resurfacing

The standard resurfacing cycle for acrylic sport surfaces is 5 to 8 years. The asphalt and concrete base of a tennis court, no matter how well built, can exhibit cracking and low spots known as “birdbaths”. There are many "natural" and unavoidable factors that can contribute to these problems from ground movement and sinking, to tree roots and improper construction or base mixes. While many of the cleaning and protection functions can be handled by the court owner or maintenance crew, pavement repairs and resurfacing is best handled by a sport surfacing professional.

    

 

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Our recommendation is to have an annual inspection performed in the spring of the year to evaluate the condition of your facility. Our vast history in solving and preventing most problems will be seamlessly addressed with our turn key maintenance program including the following details which will be address in regards to surfacing:

      • Overall condition and appearance of the facility

      • Surface damage, birdbaths, or cracks that have appeared or reopened

      • Performance of the drainage system.

      • Areas of premature wear or damage. Identify causes.

      • Condition of the surfacing system: texture, fading, stains, mold or mildew growth

      • Condition of tennis court accessories: Tennis nets and net posts, windscreen, center strap, etc.