Artificial Turf Tennis Courts
For a tennis court to be distinguished by its refined nature and uniqueness, to recall the luster of Wimbledon without the rigorous maintenance schedule, artificial grass is always superior option.
When constructing a tennis court, many default to a hard court surface made from asphalt or concrete and covered with an acrylic seal. This standard option has a number of downsides, from being tougher on the body to suffering from surface cracking. In recent years, many people are selecting alternative materials, such as clay, natural grass, and artificial grass.
But clay courts are expensive and incredibly difficult to maintain to ensure consistency of play. Besides the initial construction costs, one must hire an experienced groundskeeper or expect that the playing surface will quickly deteriorate. Natural grass courts provide swifter play and low bounces, but an exhaustive maintenance schedule is required to keep the courts up to par. The water use and landscaping of such a court are many times more costly and time-intensive than maintaining a lawn.
And that’s where an artificial grass comes into play. Artificial grass is a unique tennis court surface that’s durable, easy to install, and even easier to maintain. It plays similarly to a natural grass surface yet it requires significantly less work to keep in good playing condition. Here are some of the key advantages of an artificial grass tennis court:
Consistency and Low Maintenance
Artificial grass offers a more consistent playing surface. Whereas a natural grass court can get divots, dead spots, and other imperfections that can impede play, artificial grass ensures a uniform smoothness that leads to predictable ball bounces throughout the playing surface. With artificial turf, there’s no variation in thickness—the surface is consistent and allows for better player movement around the court. Another benefit of artificial grass tennis courts when speaking to the surface’s consistency is that lines won’t fade over time, even with heavy use and sun exposure. This robust, long-term solution ensures consistent play without the hassle of frequent maintenance.
Greater Durability and Drainage
Artificial grass is far more resistant to wear and tear than alternative surface options. Natural grass courts often must be shut down for a period of time to let worn out grass regrow. And in the winter, grass can die. Artificial turf is also more resilient during periods of rain. Whereas natural grass and clay become muddy and difficult to play on—and hard courts suffer from significant puddling—artificial grass resists water and diverts it down into the ground.
Lower Risk of Injury
Artificial grass courts provide a safer playing surface than the alternatives. Clay courts can cause injuries resulting from the movement of clay material underfoot, while hard courts can be tough on joints. Artificial turf gives players more cushioning while they are running across the court, helping to reduce joint wear. The relative softness of the artificial grass court surface also allows for more aggressive play with less risk of scrapes, abrasions, and other injuries.
Turfix artificial turf tennis court surfaces incorporate the latest technology and fiber systems in the artificial grass industry to provide an unsurpassed tennis court surface. Turfix can work with any project size, anywhere—from a single residential court to large outdoor municipal projects or indoor facilities.
If you have any questions about artificial grass tennis courts or would like to request a free quote, contact Turfix today—we’d love to hear from you!