Tennis Court Surfacing: Signs It’s Time To Resurface Your Court
If you’ve been playing tennis for a while, you might feel like the tennis court is your trusty old friend. After all, you’ve shared countless matches with it – perhaps a few wins and some losses, too. But lately, it’s been hinting (rather loudly) that it might be time for a little TLC. Should you go ahead and do a tennis court surfacing? Our answer? It depends. Tennis court surfacing could get a little expensive. Besides, not all court blemishes call for a complete overhaul. Some just need a little patch-up or a retouch – and viola! – it might come out as good as new again. So, how do you know it’s time to resurface your court?
1. The Court Cracks
Has your court been showing off more cracks than the desert ground? Perhaps these aren’t just average wear and tear but an SOS!
Remember, cracks can disrupt your game, turn a potential ace into a fault, and, worst of all, pose safety hazards. So, if you see pronounced cracks on your court, call an expert and have those cracks assessed. Who knows, it could be an underlying issue waiting to burst. And if it is, you might want to do the right thing and have it patched or have the whole court resurfaced.
2. Puddle Parties on Your CourtPuddle parties sound like fun, but not on your court. If you see little puddles of water, then you might need to have it repaired. Those little puddles, which we refer to as birdbaths, are telltale signs that your court’s surface has some leveling issues. What’s worse is that the more the water stays in your court, the more damage it might cause.
Water can seep into the smallest of crevices and intensify wear and tear, especially during winter. Also, extended exposure to these "birdbaths" can lead to mold and mildew growth – not the best company for your tennis shoes, right?