Tennis Court Binder Coat

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Macadam tennis courts are commonly installed in the UK for leisure centres, clubs and schools as they provide a durable and long lasting surface for a variety of different activities as well as tennis. As these facilities are often heavily used as multi purpose areas with tennis, basketball and netball, they can become worn out over time if they are not maintained properly, this could lead to a tennis court binder coat needing to be applied.

Having this specialist macadam binder coating sprayed onto the court can improve both the appearance and the playing qualities of a tired and worn out sports court. We are able to apply this to existing courts, or as part of a full construction project, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for more details.

Tennis Surface Binder Application

When a tennis court binder coat is applied to an existing macadam surface, it acts as a glue to bind all of the loose fretting pieces of stone together. The specialist sports court binder provides excellent adhesion to the tired macadam, making the surface stronger and more durable so it can withstand heavy use with lot of different sports. Applying a sprayed layer of the court binder will also give the surfacing a resistance to the growth of moss and algae which commonly occurs in damp conditions when the macadam flooring gets dirty.

Carrying out regular tennis surface maintenance also helps with reducing these problems and keeps the facility looking its best. This is why a binder coat application is often done for new courts which are in shaded areas beneath trees as these surfaces can get damp easily and be prone to contaminations from leaves and other debris.


Sports Surfacing Paint Base

As well as protecting the macadam surface from contamination, the sports court binder coat application also provides an ideal base coat for a new layer of acrylic paint. The court binder will improve the appearance of the new tennis court painting as well as making it last longer and enhancing the anti slip qualities it provides. Unfortunately court binder can’t be applied on its own and a new coating of acrylic paint will always be needed in conjunction with the application of a tennis court binder coat. Acrylic sport court paint can come in a range of bright colours which can be applied in bespoke designs with line markings for a number of activities. The anti slip properties of this specialist sports paint can come in a range of levels depending on the primary sport which is going to be played. For example if the court is predominantly used for tennis a lower anti slip rating would be needed compared with a court which is mostly used for netball.

Tennis Surface Cleaning

Before applying a binder coating and fresh paint layer, it’s vital to thoroughly clean the surface of the court with a pressure washer and specialist cleaning solution. This is to make sure that no dirt or debris is left on the court surfacing prior to applying the binder and paint coatings. If thorough tennis court cleaning is not carried out, pieces of dirt and loose stones can get stuck under the coating, and when these are lifted away the paint will come off and look patchy as it won’t have stuck to the court surface itself.

It’s always important to do regular tennis surface cleaning for any outdoor court to ensure that it doesn’t get damaged or become worn out from heavy regular use. Maintenance such as brushing, pressure washing and reapplying anti slip paint will keep the surface in top condition and make sure it’s safe for players.


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!

Find Out More

If you have a macadam tennis court which has started to develop fretting or cracks, it might be in need of a tennis court binder coat and fresh layer of acrylic paint. Please get in touch with us through our contact form and we’d be happy to discuss this with you in more detail. Send us over the area size, site location and a brief description of the work which needs to be carried out and we’ll give you a price quotation for the project.

We have completed many projects throughout the UK so we’d be glad to offer a price for whatever you need. Just give us an idea of your budget so we can make it as cost effective as possible.

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