Tennis Court Painting

tennis court painting

A quality tennis court painting makes an excellent addition to any residential or commercial property. It also helps keep your fitness levels high and is a great social activity, but when a tennis court has lost its vibrant appearance it can dampen the mood. This is where professional tennis court painting comes in.

Tennis courts can become very dirty, especially in winter when the gloom is at its most oppressive. Tennis court cleaning and regular painting of the nonslip finish will help keep the playing surface in good condition. This will maintain the anti-slip properties required by governing bodies LTA, SAPCA and ITF as well as extending the life of the surfacing.

DIY Tennis Court Painting: Step-by-Step Guide and Pro Tips

Most council, school and domestic private tennis courts are made from a macadam (also known as tarmac or bitmac) painted surface. This is a hard wearing material that offers good ball bounce qualities. It also drains rainwater very quickly, and is relatively inexpensive to install and maintain.

These textured surfaces need to be painted in a color to enhance the appearance and give the players the grip they require for safety. Colour coatings are usually water-based acrylic with anti-slip additives to meet the requirements of governing bodies SAPCA and ITF. A high level of surface prep is undertaken prior to application, including pressure wash cleaning and the use of a tampico brush to create a medium texture.

Cracks in the surfacing are an inevitable part of the wear and tear process on asphalt or concrete. A specialist crack repair material is available from SportMaster called Acrylic Resurfacer. This product is mixed with a large amount of silica sand which fills voids in the surface and brings back texture to smooth and worn acrylic surfaces.