How to Care for Your Tennis Court in the Winter Months
Tennis courts, like any part of your home or businesses’ exterior, take a serious hit when winter rolls around with bitter temperatures, snow and ice. Like most investments, your tennis court will last longer and look beautiful as long as you care for it properly. That means performing essential maintenance tasks year-round – winter included.

Preparing your tennis court for the winter months is easy, once you educate yourself and acquire the proper supplies. Winterize your tennis court with these 5 simple steps:

1. Remove and store windscreens – If you have a fence with windscreens on it, now is the time to remove them. Fold the screens and store them in a dry, safe area. They’re unnecessary since you won’t be playing, and this step will protect them from wear and tear.

2. Lower or remove tennis nets – Don’t expect to plan tennis this winter? Take down any tennis nets and store them inside. If you plan on playing as long as possible and want to skip this step, lower the nets so they’re under less pressure. Raising them for a quick game on a warm winter day is a cinch!

3. Clean leaves and debris from the court – Remove leaves, branches, dirt and other debris from the tennis court. Failing to do so may result in stains, mildew and moss that could hinder the aesthetic and structural quality of your court.

4.Tackle stains before winter hits – The fall is the perfect time to address any stains on the tennis court. Grab a soft brush, cleaning solution and gently buff away the stain. Skip aggressive power washers and use a garden hose, instead.

5. Repair cracks and holes – Seal and repair any existing cracks, holes or issues. Snow and ice will exacerbate the problem, causing cracks to expand and develop into even worse and more costly blemishes.

With a little bit of TLC, your tennis court will remain beautiful and functional for decades. Winter maintenance should be a routine part of caring for your court, and as you can see – it’s the perfect project for a Saturday afternoon.