Tennis Court Maintenance

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We are specialists in tennis court maintenance offering a number of services for schools and clubs across the UK. Our team can carry out court cleaning, repairs and rejuvenation for many different types of sport surface. These include artificial grass, tarmac courts and polymeric rubber surfacing in a variety of specifications. It’s important to look after these facilities to make sure that they offer the best playing qualities and are completely safe for players to use.

We would be happy to give you some more information on everything we offer, along with prices for the service you need. Feel free to contact our team today if you need us to carry out tennis court cleaning or paint your sports surfaces. One of our experts will get back to you with some information about the costs for this work.

Maintaining Tennis Courts

Tennis court maintenance is important as it helps to prevent problems such as flooding, moss contamination, surface damage and general wear and tear. These can make the surface unsafe and be costly to deal with if they are not fixed. Cleaning to the surfaces could include regular brushing and pressure washing to keep the area free from dirt and debris. Other methods of tennis court maintenance include fixing minor damage, relining and repainting if the original paint has faded. Chemical treatments can also be applied to prevent growth of moss and algae.

Having a regular sports court maintenance schedule helps to improve the durability of your tennis facility. It also keeps the surface safe for players and ensures high quality performance characteristics. Keeping your court surface properly cared for also helps to stop floods by maintaining the porosity of the surface. This allows for good water drainage and ensures that the sports flooring is SUDS compliant.

In the video above you can see a full clean and repaint for a tennis court which was heavily contaminated with moss. Our team cleaned the surface thoroughly with a pressure washer and applied a chemical treatment to prevent further contamination. We then added a new two tone green paint coating along with fresh white line markings, giving the facility a brand new lease of life.

How to Fix a Damaged Court

With regular use over a long period of time, sports facilities can become damaged and worn out. This is more likely to happen if the surfacing isn’t looked after properly. If you have a hard court made from macadam, this could become cracked or start to have fretting, where the stones in the surface come loose. We can complete a tennis court repair for this by filling in cracks with an emerald stone mixture, or applying a binder coat to strengthen the whole court.

For a synthetic turf facility which is showing signs of damage, there are a number of things we can do. If the carpet is ripped or pulling away from the base, we can complete a repair for this. Other issues might include waterlogging or contamination with moss and algae, and these affect the playing qualities. This can be fixed by carrying out a thorough clean and chemical treatment, or a rejuvenation may be needed to remove and replace the sand infill. The level of maintenance required will depend on the conditions of the flooring, but we’d be happy to offer you some advice on this.


Maintenance Costs for your Courts

The costs of maintaining a pitch can vary and are dependent on factors such as the specification and area dimensions of the surface. The condition of the surfacing and how often the facility is used also has an effect. Carrying out regular maintenance can help to reduce costs for your organisation as it means there will be less need for repairs or resurfacing in the future.

It is important to have servicing carried out by a specialist sports surface company. Then you will be sure that you get the best results and that your facility is safe for use. Having a good quality court which is properly maintained can also increase revenue for your organisation. It means the facility can be rented out and used in all weather conditions and at all times of year. Other local clubs and groups will then be able to use the court for recreational games and competitive matches. With increased use from others it would be even more important to clean the court surfacing as often as possible.

We can offer many services to clean and maintain tennis courts in the UK. Our staff will be able to help you find the best specialist maintenance method for your sports surface. It’s important to use a contractor with a wealth of knowledge to make sure you get the best quality services. The costs for maintaining your sports flooring can also be kept at good value to help you stick within a tight budget. Please feel free to contact us using the form on this page. A member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible to offer advice for your enquiry.

Best Colours for Your Sports Pitch

So over the years contractors have seen the two tone colour designs vary considerably from the basic light green, dark green. The greens were seen to be great because blended in with the surroundings however a few years ago everyone seemed to go mad for the light blue, dark blue designs as they was vibrant and looked amazing. Nowadays it is a complete mix of colours from customer to customer where they are wanting purple, red, grey, blue and green in contrasting colours. You could choose to turn the facility into a multi use games area by adding different coloured line markings for a range of sports as well. This is ideal for schools and leisure centres who want to offer many different activities in one place.

Above shows a video tennis court maintenance where we clean the flooring from moss and dirt. Once cleaned thoroughly we apply a moss chemical treatment to prevent future growth or of weeds before then repainting and recolouring the floor in a two tone blue centre with green surround:


Woodhouse grove school

Soft Surfaces won a competitive tender to supply and install a new 6528 m² all weather pitch, marked for football, rugby union and three 5-a-side pitches. There is storage at one end for posts and equipment and the complex is enclosed by a 3m high rebound fence. Lighting columns were erected along the perimeter, and lighting bollards to the access path. A large-scale earthworks scheme was undertaken to create a plateau some 900mm above the 100-year flood level in order to accommodate the pitch. SS worked over weekends and during the normal Christmas shutdown to minimise delays.

AFC Bournemouth

When AFC Bournemouth wanted to create a new training surface, we looked into the various options. We discussed the performance and playing characteristics of a variety of surfaces. In the summer, we chose a 3G surface (Rhino Turf VT40) which was supplied and installed by Soft Surfaces Ltd. We chose the Rebounce shock-pad to compliment the VT40 surface, as it met the performance, quality and the most natural appearance – so much more realistic in looks, feel and performance than other synthetic surfaces. We have found Soft Surfaces to be very professional and easy to deal and work with. 

Banister Primary School

We believe we received good value for money by opting to use Soft Surfaces and would like to thank the team for making it painless and stress-free installation experience. We were particularly impressed with the degree of flexibility your exercised as we wanted to change the perimeter area. It’s also important that I state how impressed we were with the cleanliness and tidiness of the work; the site was spotless upon completion. Likewise, the after service has been good and we appreciate that you’ve stayed in touch to make sure we were pleased with the end product. In summary i would be happy to reccomend Soft Surfaces without hesitation or reservation; it was a pleasure doing business with you!

Activity For All

Soft Surfaces came to run a brief presentation on the advantages of their product and why he felt that this was best value and straight away we understood what we was getting as a product, service and installation. I am more than happy with how the project ran with it being delivered ontime, within budget and now have a great football artificial 3G surface. I would strongly recommend dealing with James Dooley at Soft Surfaces who will talk you through the various costs, specifications and finer details because would definitely like to point out that the cheapest is not always the best value. Massive thank you to the team for providing us now with a thriving new facility!

Golborne High School

I would like to express my thanks to all the staff at Soft Surfaces Ltd for helping our school in the upgrade of our MUGA flooring. We were experiencing serious problems with contaminated sand causing flooding and making the surface dangerous under foot. You undertook a site visit and carried out an infill contamination assessment to investigate the problems. This identified that the sand infill needed replacing to bring the facility back to its correct playing characteristics and porous again. The PE staff in school are extremely impressed with the impact of the work undertaken and have commented that it has made a significant improvement to the MUGA surface. I would certainly recommend Soft Surfaces!

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We have completed numerous different projects for schools, colleges, clubs and domestic homes so we have a wealth of experience in doing this work. Our experts will be on hand to offer all the advice you need and provide more information about our products and services. Just let us know what you need and we’ll be on hand to assist you throughout the whole process as well as offering a great value quote.

Let us know your thoughts on what you feel is the best colours for tennis courts. Our specialists are able to paint the surfacing in any colour you require. Be sure to get in touch through our contact form to receive a quote for tennis court maintenance at your facility.

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