Tennis courts, much like any other playing surface, will need repairs or to be resurfaced over time. However, there may be times when you don’t know whether to resurface your court or to repair it. There are different tell-tale signs that can help you determine which is the best route to take.

Court Resurfacing

Resurfacing your tennis court helps protect the surface from damage and seals any cracks or imperfections in the playing surface. There are a few instances in which resurfacing your tennis court is necessary.

If there are structural cracks in your tennis court, then resurfacing is necessary to fix this issue. If your court only has a surface crack, it’s much easier to fix, and resurfacing doesn’t need to take place. If you’re unsure of which type of crack your tennis court has, it’s best to consult with a professional.

Overall, we recommend resurfacing your tennis court every 3-5 years, but it depends on how much use the court receives and the climate of the court.

Tennis Court Repairs

There are many different forms of tennis court repairs. A common tennis court repair is re-coating. Over time, the colors and lines on your tennis court will fade due to exposure to the sun and from wear and tear. Re-coating is a quick fix that can last for years.

Other tennis court repairs include repairing bubbling or blistering of the surface, fixing drainage issues, and removing moss, fungus and other growths.

It’s important to get your tennis court repaired as soon as possible, because neglecting to do so will lead to a higher injury risk and can impact the speed and conditions of the game.

The Difference

Many people aren’t aware of the differences between resurfacing and repairing a tennis court. Repairs are simpler fixes that can be taken care of quickly, whereas resurfacing takes more time. Repairs can be taken care of in a day most times. Resurfacing can take 3-6 days, and in rare cases, it can take over a week. Oftentimes, when resurfacing occurs, fixing any repairs is the first step that needs to be done.

Keystone Sports Construction is among the top installation and repair companies in the area for all types of playing surfaces. If you’re in need of tennis court resurfacing or repairs, get in touch with us today.