Winter brings with it snow, ice and below freezing temperatures. In cold climates, outdoor tennis courts don’t get used during the winter because the weather conditions are just too harsh for proper play.
What are some tips for maintaining your tennis court in the winter?
Tennis Court Maintenance Tips
For starters, clean it. Don’t let mold or moss even start! Pay special attention to the tennis court corners where stuff like that tends to build up over time. Basic cleaning of the court can help maintain it not only through winter months, but all seasons.
Do you notice any stains on the court? You can apply a mild detergent on them and then use a soft bristled brush to gently scrub away the stains. If you want to get rid of mold, moss or other living organisms on the surface, you can mix two parts bleach and one part water. Apply that solution to the area, scrub with a soft bristled brush, and then rinse with water. That should help! Meanwhile, get rid of any leaves or pine needles on the court so they don’t discolor or stain it down-the-line. If possible, trim (or remove) any nuisance trees near the court so their leaves won’t keep falling onto the court.
Do your courts have standing water? Whenever possible, remove puddles so they don’t become magnets for dirt, leaves and debris. You can utilize “water brooms” that are ideal for sweeping surfaces like tennis courts. Ideally, you don’t want a pond on your court in the winter. Ice melts and cracks and can cause havoc with your tennis court surface.
Before the snow flies, check to see that the drainage system looks to be in good order and isn’t blocked. As stated before, accumulated water is not good for tennis courts. Drainage systems are meant to direct water away from the courts so they don’t get damaged.
Should you have any questions or concerns about your tennis court from Classic Turf Company of Connecticut, don’t hesitate fill out a contact form or call 1-800-246-7951. Besides outdoor courts, we also design and install many indoor courts which can be used year-round!