Top tips for tennis court maintenance
Most tennis and multisport acrylic hard courts are very durable and require little maintenance. Some basic cleaning principles will go a long way in prolonging the life of your court and enhancing its enjoyment for a good many years.
Here are some tips for maintaining your surfaces in between resurfacing cycles.
- Courts should be swept weekly with a soft broom, air blower, or water broom.
- Thoroughly clean your court once every year with a surface pressure washer where possible as hose and nozzle pressure washers as the pressure can sometimes be too great and damage the court surface.
- When deep cleaning, use a non-residual mild detergent formula such as this special secret recipe we use at Prestige Sports Surfaces. When using this mixture, spray over the entire court area and (if possible) leave for 1-2 days before pressure washing off.
- When cleaning, inspect for evidence of mould or mildew in shaded areas and corners where organic debris tends to accumulate. Acrylic coatings generally do not attract fungus growth, so the growth of fungus or moulds is more likely a result of, decaying plant vegetation, or other foreign materials on the surface feeding these organisms. So be sure to monitor and maintain any plants or trees that are overhanging the tennis courts or multisports surfaces.
Please note that this is a general guide to cleaning and maintaining your sports surface, however, there are often more specific issues that arise as part of general use and wear and tear depending on your local environment.
Typical issues we see at Prestige Sports surfaces include (but by no means limited too)
- Bird or other wildlife contamination
- Shoe “sole” staining or other rub marks
- Grease and oil stains
- Food and drink stains
- Chewing gum
- Racquet damage
- Scooter / skateboard / bicycle damage
Please contact us directly if any of these issues are the cause of damage your tennis court or multisport surface. We are happy to come and inspect any damage or issues you might have and recommend viable alternatives.