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1. Interested in Tennis Court Resurfacing? Educate Yourself about the Types of Surfaces First. 2. Some Real Benefits of Artificial Grass Tennis Courts. 3. Learn to Take the Right Care of Your Artificial Grass Court. 4. Artificial and Natural Clay Courts: Two Amazingly Good Tennis Court Resurfacing Options! 5. Tennis Court Resurfacing and Daily Maintenance of Clay courts. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Artificial Grass Vs Natural Clay Tennis Courts


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Artificial Grass Vs Natural Clay Tennis Courts
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Synopsis
  1. Interested in Tennis Court Resurfacing? Educate
    Yourself about the Types of Surfaces First
  2. Some Real Benefits of Artificial Grass Tennis
    Courts
  3. Learn to Take the Right Care of Your Artificial
    Grass Court
  4. Artificial and Natural Clay Courts Two Amazingly
    Good Tennis Court Resurfacing Options!
  5. Tennis Court Resurfacing and Daily Maintenance of
    Clay courts

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Interested in Tennis Court Resurfacing? Educate
Yourself about the Types of Surfaces First
  • Clay court
  • Clay courts are made up of stone, brick or
    compressed shale. The bounce of the ball is
    higher and slower on a clay court as compared to
    grass. Every year, French open is conducted on
    the premier Roland Garros clay court. Clay courts
    are relatively easy and cheaper to install. These
    courts are naturally favorable for baseline
    players and encourage a more calm and enduring
    game. Mostly, these courts are popular in Europe
    and Latin America.
  • Grass court
  • Grass courts are becoming less popular compared
    to before due to the high maintenance costs of
    putting water and trimming. These surfaces also
    are most impacted by weather changes compared to
    other court types. A player needs to reach for
    the ball quicker and should have a stronger serve
    and volley skills to perform well in this court.
    Wimbledon championship is the only grand slam
    played on a grass court.

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Interested in Tennis Court Resurfacing? Educate
Yourself about the Types of Surfaces First
  • Hard court
  • Hard courts are very easy to maintain. The main
    materials used in construction are asphalt and
    concentrate. The ease of maintenance makes these
    courts the most widely used surfaces be it The
    White House or a high school or a popular tennis
    academy, most courts nowadays are hard courts.
    These courts can range from faster to slower
    which depends on the amount of sand that is put
    on the court. The more the sand, the slower is
    the ball speed. Both US open and Australian open
    are conducted on hard courts, the former being an
    acrylic and the latter, a synthetic one. Hard
    courts tend to equalize the playing field and are
    favored by athletes too.
  • Carpet court
  • Carpet courts are removable court surfaces. The
    material can be anything ranging from artificial
    turf to hard rubber. Generally, carpet courts are
    good for a speedy game.

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Some Real Benefits of Artificial Grass Tennis
Courts
  • Any weather, same play
  • Unlike natural grass, artificial grass courts are
    sturdy and less slippery even in wet weather.
    Additionally, they dry out quicker. That sure
    means, there is less wait time for the next play
    and players can jump back in to continue their
    game without losing on the play hours. Artificial
    grass can be made easily out of a special that
    doesnt shine when wet or under floodlights,
    giving a strain free play.
  • Great playing conditions
  • Over a period of time, natural grass is bound to
    become bumpy and uneven, which creates
    inconsistent playing conditions and is dangerous.
    It can cause serious injuries. On the contrary,
    artificial grass remains smooth due to its
    resistant composition and gives a good bounce and
    a consistent and smooth play.
  • Longer and fruitful membership
  • There are many fancy clubs opening up and there
    is fierce competition to provide the best
    facilities at the most affordable prices that can
    attract customers to buy a membership. Investing
    in an artificial grass court is sure going to
    fetch you some good long-term players as it is
    the best court for regular practice and play.
    They meet the highest playing standards set by
    the International Tennis Federation (ITF). To add
    to the glory, they are also available in various
    color combinations which can be a news in itself!

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Some Real Benefits of Artificial Grass Tennis
Courts
  • Easy maintenance
  • Of course, apart from all the benefits, it is
    very important for the court to be
    well-maintained for players to use it regularly.
    Unlike natural grass, the artificial courts are
    easy to maintain. The colors dont fade even with
    harsh sunlight exposure and rigorous play
    schedules. The surface is also more flexible and
    even if players twist and whirl on it, it is less
    likely to be damaged.
  • Player friendly court
  • Playing tennis requires a lot of stamina and
    especially during the initial stages, the sport
    can be demanding. Players need to move from one
    side to another focusing on the ball, as quickly
    as possible to hit the ball on time. Since
    artificial grass courts are softer than a hard
    court, they are gentler and joint-friendlier.
    These courts are also less slippery which often
    prevents injuries and falls during the play.

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Learn to Take the Right Care of Your Artificial
Grass Court
  • Brushing
  • Brushing the court surface regularly is the most
    important way to keep your court in a healthy
    condition for a long time. Brushing the turf in
    all the directions will ensure that the infill is
    evenly distributed and the fibers stand upright
    and not fall flat. This improves the look of the
    court and also helps to maintain its drainage
    capacity. Drainage is very important since any
    water clogging or growth of moss and algae can be
    hazardous, especially because most of the
    artificial grass courts have a fairly fast play.
  • Checking infill levels
  • Artificial grass courts contain infill (mostly
    sand), which are put for dimensional stability
    and to help the surface keep up the performance
    standards. Brushing does take care of the even
    distribution of infills too, but they can be
    found in tennis shoes and bags too, so its a
    good idea to check the infill levels once in a
    month and top up when required. This is another
    essential way to make sure the court looks its
    best and is always play-ready. Checking infill
    levels is especially important for artificial
    clay surfaces.

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Learn to Take the Right Care of Your Artificial
Grass Court
  • Clearing debris
  • Getting rid of the dirt like leaves, twigs,
    debris etc from your tennis court will keep the
    court tidy and also make sure the surface is even
    and remains clear of any organic growth. Cleaning
    can be performed with a drag mat, leaf blower or
    plastic fan rake. These are soft methods of
    cleaning that wont damage the surface when used
    carefully and correctly.
  • Removing moss
  • During rainy seasons, there are high chances of
    growth of moss and algae on the court surface,
    especially if it is located in an area where
    there is no sufficient sunlight (a shaded area
    perhaps). A specialized, non-aggressive biocide
    will essentially resolve this issue without any
    damages to the playing surfaces. For usage
    guidance and to know which product is best for
    your court, contact your installer.

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Artificial and Natural Clay Courts Two Amazingly
Good Tennis Court Resurfacing Options!
  • Artificial clay surfaces are extremely suitable
    for anyone who practices a lot because it
    maintains a nice and consistent bounce, which is
    why the rallies are likely to last longer.
    Moreover, you will have to look for new tactics
    because it is difficult to find a winning shot on
    slow clay courts. You will be pushed to devise
    your own strategy to get a point, and this is
    another reason why you may want to consider going
    for a clay court.
  • Just like artificial clay courts, natural clay
    courts are equally impressive. The only thing is
    that with both of these options, you will have to
    pay special attention to proper maintenance. When
    it comes to clay courts, top dressing is of
    immense importance.

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Tennis Court Resurfacing and Daily Maintenance of
Clay courts
  • Every-day maintenance of clay courts
  • After the play and before pouring water, brush
    the court surface using a drag broom and clean
    the tapes using a line broom to even out the
    surface and make it unwrinkled.
  • Give a thorough and systematic water wash to the
    court to eliminate the dust and keep the court
    stable and steady.
  • If the court is new, roll the surface as needed.
    Rolling will make the surface firmer and faster
    with less erosion and granular build-up. It will
    also help in better moisture retention and reduce
    the drying time.
  • Here are the steps to patch the depressions or
    low areas -
  • Drub the low area with a lute or any other
    scarifying equipment to rough up the surface
    doing this will enable the new Har-tru material
    to stick well on to the court surface.
  • Even out the new Har-tru material onto the cavity
    areas.
  • Level the Har-tru material with something flat or
    having straight edge (like flat side of a lute)
  • Water the low area with hand and roll it
  • Get Rid of the Dead material
  • To scrape off these larger granules, use a lute
    and with its flat edge, rub the granules till
    they become like a pile and then take them off
    the court. This seems simple but needs to be done
    carefully to avoid any damage to the court
    surface other than the places of dead material.

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  • For more details, please visit
  • http//crowall.ca/tennis-courts/

1.416.951.4626 daniel_at_crowall.ca 2 Briardale
Place, Aurora, Ontario.
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