Whether your court is a hard or soft surface, it will need some attention from time to time. Resurfacing can help to correct surface issues like cracks, depressions, or an uneven playing field as well as improve skid resistance and aesthetics. Tennis Court Repairs can also reduce the amount of wear-and-tear that a court experiences and help to extend its lifespan until it needs to be replaced.
When a court is resurfaced, it gets new surfacing material put over the existing layers. This process fills in any cracks, makes the playing surface smooth and improves ball bounce and playability. The resurfacing material may be an acrylic or asphalt-based product.
Tennis Court Resurfacing in the Offseason: Timing and Benefits
Resurfacing is usually done yearly to prevent the cracks from getting too wide or to allow for a more extensive repair when needed. If the cracks have not been repaired in a timely manner, they may need to be filled with a special crack repair product. This crack repair product is designed to fill the cracked areas with low viscosity to hold the cracks together. It will be able to expand and contract with the cracks to hold them together as they move.
Reconstruction is a longer-term, more comprehensive solution for severely damaged courts that need a new base and/or a completely new surface. Reconstruction can be more costly than resurfacing or patching but is less expensive than replacing the court entirely. This option can be used to fix both structural problems and cosmetic concerns such as bubbling or blistering of the surface, drainage problems, and removing moss and fungus growth from the court.