Tennis court construction can be a long and expensive procedure, but when it is finally done and you have the sporting luxury at your fingertips, it all feels worthwhile. There is only one problem: tennis courts need constant monitoring or they can degrade quite easily. This goes for all types of tennis court construction, from grass courts to hard surfaces. But how do you stop nature from reclaiming its territory? Here are a few simple tips you can follow to ensure that your tennis court stays looking great for years to come.
The number one way weeds, dirt and other corrosive aggregates will get into your tennis court is on the bottom of your shoes as you walk in. To avoid this, it is best to have a small area when entering the tennis court that allows you to thoroughly wipe your shoes off. Alternatively, you can decide to only put your shoes on once you are already past your garden and in your tennis court. Installing a small bench can be a great accessory for your tennis court construction, and it can also double as a viewing area for anyone who wants to watch you play! Whatever you decide to do, make sure there is some procedure in place to stop these invasive elements from getting into your court from your shoes since once they are in it can be hard to remove them.
Surrounding Top Soil
While your tennis court construction is built to withstand the rain, what isn't always taken into account is the reaction to the soil that can be washed on top of your playing surface. If there are nearby sections of your garden with quite prominent loose dirt, such as a rose bed or other feature area, then you should either secure this dirt or place a barrier between it and your tennis court. Otherwise, at the first sight of rain, this dirt will be dragged all over your tennis court, which can quickly begin the process of erosion and take years off your tennis court's life expectancy.
Trees can cause numerous problems for your tennis court construction. If you have trees overhanging your tennis court, then the leaves, fruit and other debris from the tree that falls will rot and compost on top of your delicate surface if you are not very proactive. In addition to the danger from above, trees can also have huge root systems underneath the surface that can interfere with the foundations and cause them to crack or otherwise break. Always try and locate your tennis court construction as far away from trees as possible and, if viable, cut down any possible problematic trees before they get a chance to cause damage.
For more information about tennis court construction considerations, reach out to a professional.