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1. Know the Basics of Tennis Court Construction. 2. The Importance of Tennis Court Resurfacing. 3. Clay Tennis Court Installation and Maintenance. 4. Selecting the Perfect Tennis Court Builders. 5. Which Tennis Court Contractors Are Best? – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: More About Tennis Court Construction & Resurfacing

More About Tennis Court Construction Resurfacing
  1. Know the Basics of Tennis Court Construction
  2. The Importance of Tennis Court Resurfacing
  3. Clay Tennis Court Installation and Maintenance
  4. Selecting the Perfect Tennis Court Builders
  5. Which Tennis Court Contractors Are Best?

Know the Basics of Tennis Court Construction
  • Before building can begin, the site where you
    want the tennis court has to be evaluated and
    graded. There should be a buffer around the court
    site that is at least 5 feet. Its important to
    landscape the area as well and to sterilize the
    soil so that plants wont grow there and attempt
    to shoot through the tennis court material and
    crack the surface. The lowest point of the tennis
    court should be no less 6 inches. If possible,
    make sure there are no trees within about 10 feet
    of the tennis court site. If there are trees
    there or if you plan on planting more trees in
    your yard, its important to make sure that the
    trees are maintained regularly so that debris
    wont fall into the court and roots wont change
    the shape of the tennis court.
  • After youve worked with a tennis court
    contractor to accomplish these tasks, its time
    to prepare the base stone. This stone is put in
    place to make sure that the court doesnt sink or
    shift. The depth and thickness of the stone
    should be consistent to keep the court level and
    to make sure that the court has proper drainage
    so that water wont collect on or below the
    surface. If youre building the court on very
    stable ground, it may not be necessary to have a
    base stone installed. However, you should work
    closely with your contractor to determine whether
    this is necessary.
  • After youve determined if a base stone is
    necessary and the installation plans and
    processes have been set in place, its time for
    stone screening. This process helps to provide
    the surface of the tennis court with a reservoir
    so that the contractor can create a level base
    for the court. The materials that are used for
    screening should be able to hold moisture and
    stay compacted. If your tennis court will be made
    from clay, avoid materials like crushed shell or
    sand. Granite is usually the best screening

The Importance of Tennis Court Resurfacing
  • Most tennis courts are made from asphalt, but
    this can pose a problem in some areas. The
    material is very unyielding, which means it could
    crack or become brittle if there are extreme
    changes in the weather or temperature in your
    area. This can make it difficult to use the court
    on a regular basis, and can make resurfacing an
    expensive hassle.
  • Using tile for tennis court resurfacing could be
    a suitable choice, since professionals can fit
    each piece into place with precision, and there
    are even some installation kits you can use
    yourself to make resurfacing easier. The tiles
    fit securely and could be more comfortable to
    play on for hours, since they are not as hard on
    the joints. Tiles also offer consistent ball
    bounce for continuous play and could keep you
    from losing the ball during games.
  • Rubber granules and acrylic are also popular
    tennis court materials that you may want to
    consider. These materials can reduce the shock
    that you feel in your joints when youre running
    across the court. This is ideal no matter your
    tennis skill level, and when its more
    comfortable for you to play the game, youll be
    more likely to visit the court often and perfect
    your skills.

Clay Tennis Court Installation and Maintenance
  • The land where the tennis court will be built
    should be leveled to at least four inches by
    boring. The boring process evaluates the sub-base
    material to make sure there are no tree stumps
    peat moss or roots in the way. Its also best to
    have a professional check for possible water
    damage or intrusion so that the material of the
    tennis court will be kept intact. A stable
    sub-base is also needed, and should be put in
    place before court construction begins. Make sure
    that a professional does all the correct
    measurements for you before court installation.
  • To properly grade the sub-base, you should be
    looking for one inch drop pitch for each 20 feet
    and 28 inches of run. Make sure that the pitch is
    along the shortest distance from two edges that
    are parallel to one another in the court. If
    possible, the pitch should be in the same line as
    the lands natural lay or slope so there are no
    dips or caved-in areas of the court. Its also
    essential to work with a professional to ensure
    that the sub-base has a 95 compaction, but if
    this is not possible, the compaction should be
    consistent throughout the entire space where the
    court will be constructed. The tennis court
    should also be constructed 22 degrees west from
    true north. This way, you can play during the
    sunniest hours of the day without being
    distracted by the suns glare. Be sure that all
    plants are removed from the court area and that
    the soil is sterilized so that new bushes and
    flowers wont grow through the court and damage
    the surface.

Selecting the Perfect Tennis Court Builders
  • One of the first things you should check is
    whether the company you want to work with is
    certified by the state you live in. This is
    necessary for the construction professionals to
    use certain types of equipment, and youll need
    to know that the team is proficient in the tools
    they are using. Its perfectly fine to ask
    questions about this when you call for an
    estimate, so you may want to make a note for
    yourself so that you wont forget to inquire
    about certification. This will also keep you from
    being liable if construction professionals are
    injured while doing work on your property.
  • You may also want to take a look at the work that
    tennis court builders have done so you can decide
    if the style and expertise of the building team
    is according to what you want. If you want the
    tennis court to have special design accents like
    a family monogram or a special phrase in the
    center of the court, contact builders who are
    experienced in this area. If you want the tennis
    court to be a certain color or use a combination
    of hues to get the tennis court to look exactly
    the way you want, make sure that youre choosing
    a company that can handle these special requests
    before you hire them for the job.
  • Of course, reviews should be a very important
    aspect of your tennis court builder selection
    process as well. Ask friends and family members
    to give you referrals for tennis court
    construction professionals and look at the Better
    Business Bureau website to see if there are any
    negative comments about the company. If there
    have been disputes in the past, check to see that
    these issues have been handled in an expedient
    and professional way. This will help you
    determine whether you should patronize the
    business and lets you know what you can expect in
    terms of customer service.

Which Tennis Court Contractors Are Best?
  • Make sure that the contractor you choose is
    following the rules of laying slab correctly
    before installing the surface of the tennis
    court. There are guidelines set forth by the ASBA
    for post-tensioned tennis court and courts that
    are made from reinforced concrete. You should
    also ask the contractors about how to prepare the
    site for construction. This may include draining
    the surface of water or performing drainage
    underneath the surface to avoid damage in the
  • Its also very important that you dont take any
    shortcuts when youre having your tennis court
    installed, which means youll need to work with
    professionals who are committed to providing
    quality service. A stone base that is around 10
    inches placed over geotextile fabric will ensure
    that the court foundation is strong. Limestone is
    also used in the construction of quality tennis
    courts because it drains moisture well, so this
    could definitely come in handy if you live in an
    area where there is lots of rain or snow. Dont
    forget to ask tennis court contractors about
    drain tile as well so that water wont collect on
    the surface of the court or underneath. When you
    have clear stone lifted around the court, the
    water that comes in contact with the court will
    drain quickly in case there is a heavy rain and
    moisture gets underneath the court. Ask the
    contractors if they use laser grading to make
    sure that the slopes in and around the tennis
    court are taken into consideration.
  • You should make sure that the tennis court
    contractors that youre using are using concrete
    at the right compressive strength and that ASBA
    guidelines are being met to make sure the slump
    is not more than 4 inches. This measurement is
    also necessary to ensure that your court stays
    intact during the colder months of the year,
    especially if you live in a place where the
    ground freezes and thaws repeatedly.

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