Maintaining a tennis court is similar to maintaining a motor vehicle. If left unserviced for long periods of time, can be costly and reduce the life expectancy of the vehicle.
With your tennis court, if maintenance is avoided or left too long, damage can result in the mat or to the surface, which can be costly to bring the surface back to how it should look and play. The process for cleaning a hard court or synthetic grass court are quite different, however the cost for regular maintenance is similar.
A synthetic grass court which has regular maintenance should last 15 to 20 years, however without regular maintenance the mat may deteriorate and need to be replaced in as little as up to 8 years.
The key to keeping your synthetic grass tennis court looking great, is regular maintenance with a recognised service provider who uses approved and specialised machinery and processes.
Sportzing has been servicing tennis courts since its inception in 1990. From 1992 to 1994 Queensland University undertook extensive testing of the Sportzing ZingThing and proved it was effective in cleaning artificial grass courts, and it did not cause any damage to the fibres. In 1994 Sportzing was awarded an “National Approved Product” Certificate of Approval for the period of 1994 to 1996. No other Synthetic Grass maintenance provider to our knowledge has ever achieved this recognition.
John Xavier manufactured the Sportzing ZingThing in 1990 when he saw a gap in the market in the effective maintenance of synthetic grass. The ZingThing was trialled in many countries as an end user product, however it failed as the users were unable to operate the machinery correctly to achieve the correct results.
All Sportzing Area Managers are fully trained to operate our machinery correctly to achieve the best results for your synthetic grass court.
A Sportzing service also rebalances the sand for even play across the court and maintains the correct sand levels. A good rule of thumb for determining the correct sand level is, the sand should sit just below the tips of the fibres, approximately 1-2mm below the fibre tip. This allows an even ball bounce and ensures the sand does not wear down the actual tips of the fibre.
A hard court which has regular maintenance should last 10 years. However regular maintenance increases the life expectancy of the court and maintain a quality visual appearance of the court.
The key to keeping your hard court tennis court looking great, is regular cleaning and maintenance, using the correct process and the correct amounts of chemicals to adequately clean your court, but not damage the surface.
How can you maintain your Tennis Court?
Aside from a professional tennis court service from a tennis court servicing professional, there are several things the tennis court owner can do between services to ensure a great looking and playing tennis court.
Remember, just like your swimming pool and motor vehicle, tennis courts need regular servicing, and regular servicing is the key to a beautiful, problem free tennis court.
In many cases we have been able to resurrect the court through regular servicing, carrying out repairs to the joins and replacing the sand, and in other cases the surfaces has had to replaced.
Servicing your court is easy with Sportzing. We can carry out a regular service in several hours, bringing your court back to new in no time.