Hard Court (Asphalt or Concrete) Maintenance Guide

Guide to Hard Court Maintenance

Whether you have an asphalt or concrete tennis court, this guide can help to keep your hard court in the best condition.

Daily Maintenance

Unlike clay courts, one of the great benefits of having a hard court is that daily maintenance is not required.

As Needed Maintenance

Sweeping

A hard tennis court should be swept clean of any dirt or debris on a weekly basis. Leafs, twigs and plant material left on the court may stain the court and can also result in a tripping or slipping hazard.

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Pressure Cleaning

A hard tennis court should be pressure cleaned every 1-2 years to remove built up mildew, dirt etc.

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Long-Term Maintenance and Upkeep

Resurfacing

Hard tennis courts should be resurfaced every 4-5 years.

Resurfacing consists of the following elements, in order.

  • Crack repair
    • Excessive cracking may require the use of a fiberglass membrane
  • Patching of low areas (bird baths) that hold more than 1/16" of water one hour after flooding
  • 1-2 coats of acrylic resurfacer
  • 2 coats of acrylic court paint
  • New line paint

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