Types of Tennis Court Surfaces

Tennis is played on a variety of surfaces and each surface has its own characteristics which affect the playing style of the game. There are four main types of courts depending on the materials used for the court surface: clay courts, hard courts, grass courts and carpet courts

We specialise in Hardcourts using Macadam and Artificial grass

 

Macadam

Most hard tennis courts are made up of a open textured macadam, normally laid between 30 to 50mm in depth, laid on top of 14mm stone allowing it to be a free draining surface. Therefore playable for most of the year.

Maintenance of this type of court is essential  even on brand new courts. Moss is a major problem and should never be allowed to gain a foothold. The moss as it grow forces the macadam apart and when you come to clean it macadam comes out, in extreme cases  I have seen courts completely ruined  because of the simplest maintenance program.

 

A macadam moss infected tennis court A moss infected macadam tennis court

After many years of development and testing we have created a specific and effective Chemical mixture to tackle moss and weed growth to prolong the macadam lifespan. This treatment is recommended every six months to a year. For further information please contact us

For further details on other types of tennis courts please see Wikipedia

 

Here are Some examples of macadam tennis courts we have refurbished.