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Resurfacing and Reconditioning a Hard Tennis Court

by Bessie Beck

If you are planning to resurface and recondition your hard tennis court, you will want to make sure you achieve the best possible results. Read on to discover some tips which will help you to resurface and maintain your reconditioned tennis court.

Make sure you protect nearby surfaces

Before you begin, it is vital that you ensure the area you will be working in is clean. When resurfacing a tennis court, it is likely that splatters and spillage will result in material and paint being spread onto the area surrounding the tennis court. These marks can be difficult to remove once you have finished the job, so the best approach is to avoid the problem from occurring in the first place. The easiest way to do this is to lay down cardboard or old carpet on the areas which border the tennis court. This means that when you have finished the job, you can simply lift the stained carpet or cardboard away, revealing a perfectly clean surface.

Touch up other parts of the hard tennis court

Once you have resurfaced the court, you will need to turn your attention to the other components. Many people make the mistake of laying a new court surface and then stopping work. However, a brand new tennis court can make the other accessories you use look worn and old. You can combat this problem by carrying out a few basic jobs. You can start by giving the net post a new coat of paint to cover any chips or discolouration. You may also want to consider investing in a new net.

Do not use a high-pressure washer to clean the tennis court

No doubt you will want to keep your newly restored tennis court clean. While keeping the court clean is important, you should resist the urge to use a high-pressure washer to remove debris and dirt. While high-pressure washers are very effective, over a long period of time their use can compromise the integrity of the court surface and damage the painted lines. Instead of using a high-pressure water jet, you should instead sweep the court to remove dust and debris before washing it down with a standard household hosepipe. The lower pressure of the water will help to prevent damage to the surface.

For more advice and information about reconditioning your hard court, you should contact a local tennis court builder today.

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