With each new season, your tennis court faces new challenges. To prepare for damaging weather conditions, heavy foot traffic, and the ever-changing demands on your court, taking care of your court is always easier when proactive strategies guide your plans.
Ideal for clay, synthetic, and hard court surfaces types like concrete and asphalt, here are some helpful ideas to incorporate into your cost and surface-saving seasonal care. Even if you operate an indoor court, these invaluable preparation and action steps can pay dividends in preventive savings and surface longevity.
Stop Small Cracks & Blemishes in Their Tracks
The best surface defense begins with constant surface vigilance to catch fractures and other superficial failures early. Regardless of the surface type or court location, any separation or damage to the upper layers will expose the foundation to progressive damage potential.
By taking the initiative and monitoring your surfaces on a daily or bi-weekly basis throughout the year, you protect your budget and facility from:
- Lengthy & complex construction needs: Fixing a small crack or section of damage early is always easier and less expensive.
- Dangerous surface conditions: The moment you notice a surface inconsistency, get in touch with our pros at Keystone Sports to prevent dangerous traction accidents, trips caused by cracks, and other avoidable incidents that can occur if your surfaces are damaged or slippery.
- Unsightly court appearance: Only second to player safety and surface performance, the way your court looks matters. Aesthetic surface problems are often a sign of serious material problems, and should be inspected by a tennis court professional.
Unsure if the minor issues are cause for concern? Our helpful crew offers comprehensive court inspections for safety, integrity, and playability. If we detect any concerns, many of our cost-saving services like tennis court resurfacing and repairs can extend the life and performance of your court for years to come.
Protect Your Court From Seasonal Wear & Tear
With a better understanding of common court risks, you’ll be ready to negate all of the most damaging culprits.
If you operate an outdoor court, your preparatory plan should account for natural debris, freezing temperatures, and even risk factors like vandalism. To protect against harsh elemental conditions like fierce winds and frosty accumulation, you should remove nets and windscreens before any major storms arrive. If you have any cracks, sealing your surfaces before the seasons change will prevent freezing/thawing cycles from damaging the surface.
For other season-specific changes like heavy rains and fall debris, keeping your courts clear and dry can significantly prolong your surface life. For example, by routinely sweeping away debris, you remove decaying and pest-related waste that can gradually erode your surfaces.
Invest in Professional Care Today
Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall, our pros at Keystone Sports Construction can show you exactly how to safeguard and enhance your courts. For more tips, a professional inspection, or assistance with any other tennis court improvement, our skilled contractors are happy to help.