How large is a tennis court?
A tennis court is 60’ x 120’. You need a minimum area of 70’ x 120’ cleared when constructing a new court. That area should be free of trees, vegetation and debris.
What about drainage on a tennis court?
Every site is different. If there is a question about drainage, a perimeter drain should be installed on at least one side of the court.
What is the cost of site work when building a tennis court?
Every site is different. Site work can run on the low side $15,000.00 to as much as $30,000.00 plus depending on conditions.
Do asphalt courts crack?
Proper construction can minimize the possibility of asphalt cracking. However, in the northeast with natural freeze thaw cycles and even earth tremors, cracks on tennis courts can occur.
What would you recommend for an all purpose tennis court?
The All Weather Asphalt Tennis Court is recommended for an all purpose court. With proper acrylic coatings, the All Weather Tennis Court can be used for basketball, rolling blading, street hockey, and tennis.
Can you put cushion on an All Weather Asphalt Tennis Court?
You can apply Plexi Cushion or Nova Cushion to an All Weather Tennis Court. The minimum application of cushion is three coats and as many as ten coats can be applied to the surface depending on desired outcome.
What about a bang board or backboard?
Yes we construct backboards with ¾” exterior grade plywood and coat it with the same surfacing as the tennis court.
Release tension on net after days play. Don’t tighten net more that necessary to bring the net to proper height of 36”. Nets that are left too tight for long periods of time will cause posts to heave and lean inward which can also causing cracks in the court.
General Court Maintenance
Keep courts clean and remove leaves and debris from court surfaces and along fence line. Keep vegetation cleared from around the outside of tennis court fence. Weeds and grass outside the court should be kept under control with weed killer such as, “Ortho Ground Clear.”
Tree branches and shrubs should be pruned back away from fence line. Trees will eventually send roots under the tennis surface causing humps and cracking in surface.
Over hanging tree branches drop leaves on court surface causing discoloration and eventually causing algae to develop which leads to a slippery surface.
Keeping weeds and trees and shrubs pruned back away from the court edge, also allows the court to drain properly and allows sunlight and air to circulate so that the courts will not have damp areas, thus helping to eliminate algae.
It is important to keep the immediate area outside the tennis court graded even or below the court surface height. Weeds, bark mulch and flower beds cause a damming effect around the tennis court preventing proper drainage.