If your tennis court is in need of resurfacing, the professional contractors at Match Point Tennis can provide an affordable solution. We have a wide range of options, from bright anti-slip paint to contrasting line markings for different sports, which will help your players enjoy the facility more and prevent accidents on the courts.
The first step of resurfacing is to repair any cracks in the surface. This can be done using acrylic crack fillers or sealants if they are cosmetic, or more costly fiberglass membrane or asphalt and concrete resurfacing if the cracks are structural. The contractor will also need to repair low spots, or “birdbaths”, which are standing pools of water that are a safety hazard for players. They can be repaired by installing a French drain which costs $500 to $8,800 or an interior drain which costs less but still requires the removal of part of the existing court and may require a partial tear-down of the existing structure.
Once the cracks are repaired, the contractor can apply the first coat of tennis court acrylic resurfacer. This layer is designed to be the base for a color coating that will be applied on top of it. It can be a solid color or a blend of colors and is fortified with silica sand to minimize streaking and maintain a good ball bounce. After the acrylic resurfacer is applied, the contractor will paint the tennis court surface with a tennis court grade HG4 paint. This is a water based acrylic paint which has algaecide and fungicide treatments in it to keep the color from prematurely flaking or becoming a safety hazard.
After the color coating is dry, the contractor will paint on the contrasting line markings. This can be white or yellow depending on the type of court, but multisport courts often use a blended line paint that is lighter than the court color.
Most tennis surface repainting near me need resurfacing at least once every seven years to maintain their integrity. The court should be swept regularly to remove organic debris and gently cleaned with a mild detergent mixture to prevent mold and mildew growth. If the court is exposed to heavy rainfall, a squeegee should be used to remove any water puddles.
A rubber surface resurfacer costs more than an acrylic resurfacer, but it offers superior durability and cushioning. It is also long-lasting, which is why it is often preferred for commercial courts. Adding a rubber surface can also make the court easier to play on for older players by minimizing joint pain and soreness after playing. The resurfacing process is similar to that of an acrylic court and includes cleaning, patching any cracks or depressions, and applying the coatings. A rubber court should be resurfaced every four to eight years. It is important to choose an experienced contractor for the best results. The contractor will also take the time to properly prepare the surface and paint, so the final product looks as good as new.