Your tennis court will become a land of trouble if you know there are signs of wear and you leave them unattended. Sometimes, there are simple cracks, and you can try repairing them yourself. However, the appearance of those cracks actually signifies the end of the lifespan of your court. It means that you will soon be needing a professional to help you with tennis court resurfacing.
Resurfacing is recommended once all the cracks are completely repaired and the court is assessed for any other problem be it inadequate drainage or low stops. The court is completely checked for any infrastructural problems as well before resurfacing. There are different options available for resurfacing. The constructor recommends the one according to the condition of the court and requirement of the owner of the court.
If there is no major problem with the court surface, the contractor will first fill the cracks and finish the job with acrylic coating. This gives a new smooth look to the court along with retaining its original feel and comfort for the players. This is the simplest type of resurfacing and is cost effective too. Getting it done will at least help you enjoy your game with no concern about getting injured.
A Point to Consider
The owner may decide to change the type of surfacing with a different outlook and features. For this purpose after the acrylic coating, another surface is layered over the original one. You may also choose a sand fill turf or interlocking modular tiles for resurfacing. Sand-filled turf is a densely woven carpet and is filled with silica sand. It is easier and quicker to install and require low maintenance.
Inter looking modular tiles are tiles with grid designs and usually allows rainwater to pass through them. These surfaces are softer than the original hard asphalt surface but are easier to maintain and in most cases do not require intense and frequent resurfacing or repairing.
Whatever surfacing option the owner chooses they will work well in the presence of a smooth and well balanced original surface. In case of choosing either option, the owner is bound to repair the base first or the new upper surface will lose its vitality and utilization. No surface can work on a base with cracks or slops for it will retain water and will damage the upper layer as well. Therefore resurfacing should be installed only after complete assessment and repairing of the original surface.
It is important to mention that there are some other options for tennis court resurfacing like the artificial grass or clay surface. It is, therefore, a good idea to educate yourself about those options and then make a decision after considering the factors like the functionality of the new surface along with its benefits and drawbacks. You can always talk to a professional contractor and they will explain why a particular type of surface will work better in your situation. Listen to what they say and then proceed accordingly.