Tennis Court Resurfacing: Everything You Need to Know

Residential tennis courts

Take your tennis court surface from grey and neglected to a high-quality valued asset.

If you have a tennis court that looks like it has seen better days, it may be time to consider resurfacing.

If you don’t know where to start with resurfacing your tennis court, then you are in the right place! We have compiled a guide with everything you need to know about upgrading your tennis court surface.

Read on!

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Why should I consider resurfacing my tennis court?

For a residential tennis court, resurfacing can bring life to your backyard and add value to your property. A well-maintained tennis court can provide you with a multi-purpose space that you can use for entertaining and sport.

Resurfacing commercial tennis courts at sports clubs and schools provides many benefits, including:

  • Fewer injuries for players: Players will no longer be tripping over bubbles, cracks, or tears on your tennis court. This minimises the risk of injuries to your players and makes the game more enjoyable.
  • Increased use: Consider designing your tennis court surface to accommodate other sports. This means more people will be able to use your space.
  • Increased revenue: The more people who hire the space, the more revenue you will be able to generate. These funds can be used to upgrade other facilities for your organisation.
  • More game time: You will never have to cancel a game because of a flooded tennis court surface again. Resurfacing your tennis court improves the drainage, meaning puddles clear more quickly, and you can get back to the game sooner.

Check out our case studies to see the benefits our clients have received after resurfacing their tennis courts. 

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How do I know it is time to resurface my tennis court?

Your tennis court’s surface lifespan is hard to determine because some surfaces last longer than others. Hard courts with acrylic finishes may last between 4 – 7 years, while artificial turf that is well maintained may last for 15+ years.

The durability of your tennis court surface also depends on a range of other factors, including the quality of the materials, the maintenance routines, and the levels of use.

It is time to consider resurfacing your tennis court when you notice issues that are impacting gameplay and compromising the safety of the players.

Tennis court surface issues to keep an eye out for:

  • Cracks, rips, or tears in the playing surface
  • Water pooling on the surface or not draining efficiently
  • Fading colour
  • Surface bubbling caused by movement
  • Mould and mildew regrowing often

If you notice these issues are occurring, it is likely time to resurface your tennis court.

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How much will resurfacing my tennis court cost?

The cost of upgrading your tennis court surface depends on which system you choose, ease of access and the size of your area.

There are many different tennis court surfaces/systems:

  • Synthetic grass
  • Natural grass
  • Acrylic hard surface
  • Natural clay
  • Synthetic Clay
  • Asphalt
  • Concrete

Every surface has different benefits, costs and levels of maintenance.

Check out our blog comparing all the different tennis court surfaces here.


How can I extend the time between resurfacing?

The time between resurfacing your tennis court can be extended if the proper steps are taken.

It starts at the base. Ensuring your tennis court has a good foundation can prolong the life of your outdoor area. Proper compaction and an adequate drainage slope stop the surface from slipping or shifting on top as it is being used.

Proper installation and construction of your tennis court also extends the time between resurfacing. You can engage professional help to ensure a good foundation and an effective drainage system is installed at the same time – this minimises the amount of flooding on your tennis court surface. If the moisture is draining effectively from the surface, the growth of mould, mildew, and weeds will minimise.

Regular maintenance also helps to extend the time between resurfacing.

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Maintenance for your tennis court includes:

  • Clearing debris
  • Regularly clearing out drainage points. Leaf litter can build up and block drainage outlets. This can lead to water going to areas you don’t wish it to go and undermine things like retaining walls.
  • Removing any sharp objects from the surface
  • Treating moss, mould, and weeds immediately
  • Seeking professional help to repair any tears, rips, or lifts as they occur.


How do I resurface my tennis court?

Resurfacing a tennis court is a process best done by professionals. It requires specialist knowledge and equipment. Getting it right from the start will ensure the surface of your tennis court lasts the test of time.


What is the process for tennis court resurfacing?

Initially, the top layer will be removed, and the base will be inspected. During this phase, the professionals will check the base for any imperfections such as cracking, shifting or displacement. The drainage system will also be evaluated.

The artificial turf or another tennis court surface will be relayed once all cracks are sealed, and drainage issues resolved.

You will then be able to enjoy your resurfaced turf.

For more information about tennis court surfaces or assistance to resurface your tennis court, get in contact with our team here.

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