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Three Construction Material Options for a Home Tennis Court

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If you are a passionate athlete and love tennis, you should consider building a private court within your residential property. This will improve your convenience, and you will have an interesting site to entertain guests during casual get-togethers. If you decide to take up the project, there are numerous factors that you must evaluate. The most critical element is the material that will be used to build the tennis court surface. Your choice will determine the cumulative cost of the project, the long-term maintenance demands and even your comfort when playing. Here is a short description of the primary materials that are perfect for a home tennis court.

Asphalt and Concrete Courts 

Tennis courts can be built using asphalt or concrete as the base materials. These types of features are known as hard courts, and they are favourable because the cured base will be resilient. This is an ideal choice for your home tennis court if you want a durable surface that can withstand constant usage. In addition, hard courts require minimal maintenance, so you will not need to invest time or money for long-term operation. The asphalt base is often covered with an acrylic surfacing system, so you can choose your preferred colour. This layer is also easier to mark and will not require frequent retouching. Unfortunately, the hard surface can stress the body and the concrete will reflect heat, causing discomfort.

Grass Courts

Grass courts are suitable for residential usage because they almost always complement the landscape. Moreover, they are soft and easy on the body, so small children, the elderly and inexperienced athletes can play more comfortably without the risk of injury.  If you decide to install this type of surface, you will have to choose between natural and synthetic turf. Natural grass in more visually appealing and provides a gentle playing experience. However, maintenance of the grass is extensive since you will need to water, mow and fertilise the ground. The synthetic turf alternative has lower maintenance requirements, and you can choose your ideal product from an assortment of textures and colours.

Acrylic Courts

Acrylic courts are designed to eliminate the detriments of hard courts. Basically, this type of surface is built with a concrete or asphalt sub-base which acts as the foundation for the court. The structure is then overlaid with some layers of heavy-grade and fine-grade rubber granules. This section provides the cushioning that hard courts lack, so it is gentler on the body. Rolled cushioned mats can also be used to enhance comfort.

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21 April 2016