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Tennis court cleaning

As the proud owner of a tennis court, you will know only too well that cleaning is the most important part of tennis court maintenance.

A well maintained tennis court should last twenty years of safe and trouble free play but only if you develop and implement a regular schedule of maintenance.

The most important step in maintaining all types of court surfaces is to keep them clean simply by removing any debris immediately, and spot cleaning spills as they occur.

However on an annual basis (and possible more often depending upon the location of your court), the surface will need to be cleaned of moss and algae which will cause the court to become slippery and unsafe to play on. If left unattended this will also cause damage to the surface resulting in an expensive repair.

The question you must ask, is should your court be power washed?

The answer is really down to the condition of the court surface as if you power wash – the key is to use a low pressure system so that the water jet does not damage the surface. We have seen too many court surfaces damaged by jet washing and as a general rule we tend not to recommend power washing.

They are of course other options including applying chemical solutions designed to kill moss and weeds using suitable application rates for the level of infestation

The next task is to physically remove the dead matter and ideally, the court should be swept using a professional sweeper.

Once the court has been cleaned, we can advise you on when you should next expect to have the courts re-painted, and whether or not it requires a tarmac binder to slow down the decay of the surface.

And just as important, we can offer help and assist to help reduce the likelihood of moss infestation being a problem.

At BGS, We offer a comprehensive range of maintenance, repair and refurbishment services for all types of tennis courts, hockey, rugby, or football pitches, and multi-use games areas.

Based on the Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey borders we are centrally located to offer our services to the whole of the South East of England for private owners, schools and sports clubs and can be contacted on 01252 416373. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss your requirements.

We are please to be running a special offer on all bookings taken for the re-painting of tennis courts during May 2014. Note that unlike some companies we use specialist acrylic paint with a minigrain sand to help with skid resistance. furthemore, we don't charge for re-painting the lines - you will be suprised at how many companies charge this as an extra!
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