Preparing for Hurricane Season

Preparing for Hurricane Season: Your Tennis Court Hurricane Checklist

Hurricanes can pose a real problem for tennis facilities in the southeastern coastal states, including Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.

Our tennis court hurricane checklist can help you to prepare for an impending hurricane. We recommend that you take the following steps 24 to 48 hours before a hurricane makes landfall:

  • If possible, label, remove and store your tennis court windscreens in a secure location.
    • In some cases, it may not be practical to remove your windscreen or you may not have adequate storage. If this happens, cut the ty-raps along the top and bottom of the windscreen, roll your windscreen to the middle of the fence and fasten tightly with rope to reduce the stress on your tennis fencing.
  • If it is not practical to remove your windscreen or you don’t have adequate storage, cut the ty-raps along the top and bottom of the windscreen, roll your windscreen to the middle of the fence and fasten with rope. This will reduce the stress on your tennis fencing.
  • Order plenty of extra windscreen ty-raps, fastening rope and snaps.
  • If you have a clay court, wet the clay to reduce the loss of clay during wind.
  • Remove all tennis nets.
  • If possible, remove cabana awnings.
  • Remove all loose court benches and chairs from cabanas or viewing areas.
  • Remove all court equipment from fences (liners, squeegees, etc.).
  • Store garbage cans.
  • Any and all loose objects should be secured and stored indoors. Remove any loose projectiles that could get picked up by hurricane force winds.