On June 8, 2021

Tennis Court Resurfacing Process and Cost Factors

For those who have had a tennis court on their property for a long period and are concerned about certain issues cropping up based on wear-and-tear or specific damage, a common approach is court resurfacing. Used to both correct issues and/or improve the surface of a given tennis court from its original state, resurfacing is a valuable and time-tested process that only improves as our technology and materials do the same.

At Courts Unlimited, we’re proud to offer a wide range of commercial and residential tennis court services, including not just installations but also resurfacing, repair and several other solutions for any tennis court on your property. For those unfamiliar with it, what goes into the process of resurfacing a tennis court, and what should you be considering in terms of price and other job factors? Here’s a quick primer.

Basic Steps

Using a hard tennis court as our simple example here, most resurfacing jobs will be done in two basic steps:

  1. Repairs: First and foremost, the court itself will be cleaned fully, usually using a power washer plus a degreaser if needed. If the court has been resurfaced already in the past, the material used to fill in previous cracks will also typically be removed during this process, or with a similar one. From here, the cracks must be allowed to dry fully so they can be filled – and after this drying process is complete, the surface of the court will be leveled out and cleared of any low spots or depressions.
  2. Surfacing: Now, during some simple repair processes, the above steps will comprise the full job. However, for comprehensive resurfacing, an additional step will be taken to paint the court using a multi-layer paint system. This will seal any cracks or gaps in the court and protect it from future damage, plus will improve both skid resistance and aesthetics simultaneously.

General Cost Factors

How much will tennis court resurfacing cost? This question depends heavily on a few specific factors, from the type of court being resurfaced to the specific issues being addressed. If mold, moss or other growths are present, additional costs might be needed for removal supplies; the same theme goes for several other issue types. No matter what your precise costs, however, having this process done every few years by a reputable tennis court specialist will pay for itself in the long run by maintaining the quality of your court.

Not Just Repairs

Finally, it’s important to realize that resurfacing is more than just filling in some cracks and repainting the court. For instance, many clients will use resurfacing to include blended lines on their court, or to add a cushioned surface to their tennis court to improve shock absorption. There are several great options here.

For more on tennis court resurfacing, or to learn about any of our tennis, basketball, pickleball or other court options, speak to the staff at Courts Unlimited today.