Thursday, May 28, 2015

Top 10 Commercial Tennis FAQs

We have put together a list of the ten most frequently asked questions by customers interested in commercial tennis court construction; and who better to answer these questions than our tennis consultant with 35 years of experience, Paul Geyer!

1. How often should courts be resurfaced?
Depending on the amount of play on the courts, commercial tennis courts should be resurfaced every 4 to 5 years.
2. What are the different surfacing options?
There are five different surfacing options; acrylic, cushioned acrylic, Premier, PowerGame, and Synthetic Grass.
3. What is the best concrete to use?
Concrete is made up of cement, water, and aggregates, which are rock and sand.
4. Why is the concrete cracking?
Concrete will always crack, but the cracking can be more severe with poor compaction or with improper construction practices.
5. How can you determine the speed of a court?
You can determine the speed of the court by the size of the silica sand that is mixed in to the coatings. A larger sand with produce a slower court while a smaller sand will produce a faster court.
6. How long will the project usually take?
Projects for a single court typically take three to four days while a project with six courts would take approximately two weeks.
7. What are the most popular color combinations?
The most popular color combinations would include a blue playing area with a light green border and a dark green playing area with a light green border, while the old craze of the dark green playing area with a red border is going out of style.
8. Will the colors fade?
Yes, eventually the sun will oxidize the surface of the court and cause fading.
9. What is the standard warranty?
Contractors in California must warranty their work for a period of one year.
10. Can I play right after my court(s) are resurfaced?
Depending on shade and weather conditions, you should wait 24-48 hours before playing on your court(s).

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