Tennis Court Maintenance
When your tennis court isn’t looked after on a regular basis you are likely to have to pay others to carry out the work for you. It's easy if you follow these simple guidelines then contact us for a new colour coating and fresh markings ready for spring 2013 & the popular Wimbledon tennis season.
DIY Tennis Court Repair & Cleaning - why tennis court maintenance is important
If maintenance is carried out regularly, at least once a year, you should be able to keep the court in good condition. Leaving it for 3 or 4 years will create a build up of debris that will impede the drainage and make the court slippery which then become unfair play and a health and safety issue.
One of the problems we see regularly is that trees are planted around the court to act as a windbreak which encourages moss, Algae or Lichen If you really need to plant for this reason make sure it’s a sufficient distance from the court and keep it cut down to a sensible height, so as not to create shadows.
Moss and weeds
Getting rid of moss and weeds can be done by using/hiring a knapsack sprayer, and following the instructions on the product you chose. We tend to use Qualgex: a biocide, but we are always looking for and trying newer and more environmentally friendly products. There are other products on the market but you will need to look at reviews to see what people are saying about them.
Don't forget to:
- Always use the recommended protective clothing
- At the very least a mask is always a good idea
- Be particularly careful if you suffer from any allergies such as Asthma
Your tennis court may require another spray about 10 days later if the problem still exists, which it will if you have a cushion moss, called Leucobryum. Once you are satisfied the moss and weeds have been killed then use a high pressure water washer to remove any debris, being careful to not damage the surface.
When you are satisfied with the results, give us a call if you would like a new colour coating and fresh markings.
All ready for Wimbledon week & the summer season.
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