One of our most popular services throughout the summer is tennis court cleaning and repainting. This is carried out to hard surfaces such as macadam and polymeric rubber which have become dirty or contaminated.
When leaves, litter and other dirt fall onto the tennis court they can stick. This blocks up the porous layers of the surface makes it hold water. If you don’t apply correct maintenance, the blockages can cause further problems as water will be unable to drain away.
The build-up of dirty water the leads to contamination from moss and algae which can make the surface slippery and only increases the drainage problems.
Tennis Court Cleaning and Repainting
Our specialist installers recently completed a tennis court cleaning and repainting project at a facility in Leeds. The macadam court surface had become dirty and worn out due to a lack of proactive sports court maintenance over time. This meant that the tennis facility was unsuitable for use as it was slippery and the line markings had faded.
We began the tennis court cleaning process by jet washing the macadam surface. For this, our team use a specialist solution to remove the dirt and contaminants. For this process, the pressure washer is applied to the court at an angle to ensure all sides of the macadam stones are thoroughly cleaned.
When completing a tennis court cleaning and repainting job, it is vital to get the existing surface completely clean before applying any new paint. This is very important because if any moss or dirt is on the flooring when we apply the colour coating, the paint will stick to this debris rather than the court surface itself. Check out this post if you are unsure whether your court needs a resurface or just a simple clean and paint.
When the work is initially complete this might not be noticeable. However, over time when the dirt comes off the surface, the paint will peel off as well. You will then have a tennis court which has an uneven and patchy appearance. This is why our specialist team always carry out thorough cleaning and maintenance before the repainting begins.
Sports Surface Painting
Once the cleaning process was complete, our installers could then move on to the professional tennis court repainting. This particular client in Leeds chose to have their macadam tennis court surface painted in purple and green with white line markings.
The main playing area of the court was painted in purple and the outer runoff area was painted in green. We use a specialist anti slip acrylic paint specification which holds a mixture of sand and aluminium oxide to create greater traction on the surface.
This enhances the performance qualities due to the added slip resistance, making for a more comfortable and enjoyable experience for players. Clear line markings were also applied to meet accurate tennis court dimensions which ensures the facility can be used in competitive matches and events.
As specialist contractors, we offer a premium sports painting service. This includes two coats of anti-slip acrylic paint to give the most long lasting and durable finish. Once this project was complete, the final result was a huge improvement from the existing tennis court surface. Both the appearance and the playing qualities are now much better. The client can enjoy their tennis court for recreational use and matches throughout the year.
The video below shows the full process of tennis court cleaning and repainting for this project in Leeds:
The final court now offers much better playing qualities and has a vibrant design. This is one of many similar projects that we complete each year for domestic clients as well as schools and clubs. It’s important to carry out regular maintenance of these facilities to ensure they stay safe throughout the year.
Many of our clients choose to apply additional line markings to the area for more sports. This turns the facility into a multi use games area for activities like basketball and netball as well.
Here you can see the end product complete with clear white line markings:
We have plenty of experience as sports and play surfacing contractors with projects throughout the UK. If you are looking for tennis court cleaning and repainting services to renovate an existing facility, look no further. Please fill in our contact form with the details of your enquiry. A member of our team will then reply back to you with some professional advice.
Find Out More
We can offer information with regards to maintenance requirements, costs for the work, and paint coating designs. Each of the projects we complete is different and every client can choose a bespoke paint coating. We have a range of colours available so you can customise the appearance. You can find out more about the other products and services we can provide by taking a look at our website here – https://www.softsurfaces.co.uk/ which shows case studies, videos and images of all of our work.
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