Tennis court cleaning is a crucial part of your regular maintenance routine, not only for aesthetic purposes but more importantly to avoid safety hazards. The courts should be cleaned around once a month or more often in adverse weather conditions – when there may be standing water or a build-up of debris such as leaves.
Why do you need to keep your tennis courts clean?
The main reason for keeping your tennis courts clean is to ensure that they remain perfectly playable and hazard-free. Any debris, grime, dirt or rubbish can cause players to slip or trip, potentially leading to serious injury.
Regularly cleaning tennis courts will avoid bigger problems occurring in the future. Leaving standing water on the court will attract dirt, cause stains and accumulate debris. This will create abrasion on the playing surface and if left for too long, this can breed mould and mildew.
In aesthetic terms, a clean tennis court makes for a more pleasant playing experience. It also makes it easier for the players or umpire to see the line markings – a tidy, well-kept tennis court is a happy tennis court!
How do you know when they need to be cleaned?
Tennis players and court owners know the value of a clean court. You can tell that your courts need cleaning if the playing surface looks bad and plays bad!
Apart from the obvious outward signs, there can be other indicators that the surface is deteriorating such as players slipping, the ball bouncing irregularly or the speed of the court slowing down – a clean court has better traction.
What can happen if you don’t clean your tennis court?
If you don’t clean your court mildew, mould and algae can quickly build up, causing the surface to be slippery. Apart from an inferior playing experience, a more serious consequence could be an injury.
The long-term effects on the surface of a court that has been neglected over an extended period will include premature surface deterioration, especially in adverse weather conditions. If it reaches the stage where you can’t see the lines or if cracks are starting to appear, it may already be too late.
At this late stage, you will probably need to spend a lot of money on resurfacing the court. Costs will vary depending on the type of court but in general, the more cracks and low areas that have appeared through neglect, the higher the cost of resurfacing. It would be wise to have your tennis courts cleaned regularly to avoid future problems.
Dragon Courts provides a comprehensive tennis court cleaning service that efficiently eliminates dirt, debris, moss and algae. Before we get to work, we will carry out a “patch test” to determine each court’s individual requirements.
Contact our specialist team to find out how we can help!