On May 9, 2023

Tennis Court Net Care: Periodic Inspections

In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some simple tips when it comes to setting up and initially maintaining the net for any tennis court on your property. Nets are a vital part of any tennis setup, and a few very easy concepts will allow you to create and maintain a solid net setup at all times.

At Courts Unlimited, we’re happy to offer a wide range of residential and commercial tennis courts for clients around Utah, including net products and expertise for all such projects. While part one of our series went over some initial setup and maintenance themes for your nets, today’s part two will look at some things you should be checking for during periodic inspections or upkeep sessions over time.

How Often Should You Inspect Nets?

Before we get to specific elements to look for, it’s worth mentioning that you should be doing regular inspections of your net setup at least once every season. That way, you can quickly catch any signs of wear and tear or damage before it has a chance to become something more serious or expensive down the line.

And in some cases, you might want to be doing more frequent inspections, such as if you have a professional-level court on your property that’s seeing more wear and tear than a standard residential one.

Our next few sections will go over what to look for during your inspections.

Fraying or Breaking Mesh

The mesh in your tennis net is the most fundamental part of its structure. If the mesh material is worn or has started to fray, then you need to consider replacing it as soon as possible. This is especially true for any signs of breaking mesh, which can put your whole setup at risk.

Issues With Support Cables

Support cables are another crucial part of a net setup. They help to keep the net in tension, so it’s important to make sure that none of them have become loose or otherwise compromised over time. If you do see any issues with support cables, then you’ll need to replace them as soon as possible.

Tension Levels

Finally, when doing an inspection, you want to make sure that the tension levels of your net are still in good shape. Too much or too little tension can quickly put your net setup out of balance. If you notice any issues with tension, then you should consider adjusting it accordingly.

By following these tips and conducting periodic inspections, you’ll be able to create and maintain a great net setup for any tennis court on your property. At Courts Unlimited, we’re happy to provide the products and expertise you need for all such projects. Contact us today to learn more!