Tennis Court Maintenance is one of the best things you can do to ensure a long and enjoyable life for your court. Keeping up with routine cleaning can help you avoid costly repairs and extend the time between resurfacing.
Sweeping regularly is essential to keep moss and mildew under control. Sweeping also rids the court surface of dirt, leaves and pine needles that can stain the surface. Organic debris accumulated in low spots, shaded areas and corners is a breeding ground for mold and mildew that can cause real damage.
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Regularly check for standing water and puddles, especially after rain showers. Long-term standing water softens the coating and causes premature wear.
If a puddle stays on the court, it can become an abrasive tripping hazard for players, so it is important to get to it and remove as much of the puddle water as possible before play begins. Standing water also encourages weed growth. It is also important to make sure that any area drains are clear of blockage and working correctly.
Annual rinsing of the court with a mild detergent solution (eg 2 parts water to 1 part household bleach) can be used to kill any mold or mildew that might be present, particularly in shady areas. Be careful not to use harsh chemicals that are damaging to synthetic surfaces and always use a soft bristled brush when scrubbing.