5 Tennis Court Resurfacing Tips
Resurfacing a tennis court can be a difficult process, but there are 5 tennis court resurfacing tips that’ll have you resurfacing like the Williams sisters play! It is suggested that you follow these tips in order because they produce the best results for resurfacing the court.
- The first thing you want to do to prep your tennis court for resurfacing is to take everything off of it. This includes the net, benches, stands and any other fixtures you may have on the court. Make sure to put these all in a safe place with all of the parts together so that when you are ready to replace them, there aren’t any lost screws!
- One part of getting your court all ready for resurfacing is washing it. A dirty tennis court is, well, not good-looking, and it could also screw up the resurfacing by having debris show through and ruin all of your hard work! The best way to clean a tennis court is using a pressure washer. A psi of 2,500 to 3,000 is the best because there is most likely a lot of caked-on dirt and other debris on the tennis court that won’t come off with a lower power pressure washer.
- Another thing you should do is fill in any holes or gaps in the court with some polymer cement. These will not fill themselves up when you put on the resurfacing paint and will probably show through. Also, if you wait until after the resurfacing, the cement will show up on the new paint and it will look very bad.
- When resurfacing your court, make sure to use a base paint. This will prevent you from having bad spots showing up through the new paint and making you do more coats than necessary. You may still have to use two coats of regular paint, but two is better than ten!
- Use tape to mark off the lines for the paint. If you tape the outside of the area where you are going to paint the new lines, it will prevent unnecessary cleanup and also make sure the lines are straight, and official!