Two Signs a Synthetic Grass Tennis Court Is the Right Choice for You

If you're building a tennis court and don't know if you should get a real grass court or a synthetic grass one, here are some signs the latter could be the right choice.

You only play tennis a few times a month because you're busy

If you will only be playing on this tennis court a few times per month, due to how busy you are, then you'll probably find that a synthetic grass tennis court suits your lifestyle more than one with real grass.

The reason for this is that while synthetic grass tennis courts require don't require much regular maintenance (most only need to have their debris blown off them with a leaf-blower every week or two), real grass tennis courts have to be mowed very regularly. This is because once the grass is a few inches tall, the tennis ball won't bounce off it very powerfully and you may be more likely to slide or fall when playing on it.

If your busy schedule won't enable you to mow the court multiple times per week and you want to be able to have a tennis session spontaneously, then you'll probably find that synthetic grass suits your lifestyle more than real grass as your desire to have a spontaneous game won't be hindered by the grass not being short enough.

It rains regularly in your area

If it often rains in your area, then you might find synthetic grass enables you to play more frequently than real grass. The reason for this is that, after a bout of rain, real grass and the soil it is planted in can turn into a slippery, muddy surface, which can make many tennis moves risky and challenging.

For example, if you need to leap to a certain spot to strike the ball and the grass under your feet is wet, you could not only slide farther than you had intended to and miss the ball but might also tumble over. As such, if you opt for real grass, you might need to wait hours (or even a full day) for the grass to dry out before you can play safely on it after it rains. If it rains often, this could lead to you only being able to play occasionally, rather than on a regular basis.

Whilst synthetic grass tennis courts may provide slightly less friction underfoot when they're damp, they don't turn into muddy, slippery playing surfaces that real grass courts do after it rains.