Regardless of how well-maintained a club’s tennis courts are, resurfacing will eventually be required. While there is no set schedule to follow on when to resurface, there are many factors that contribute to the wear and tear of tennis courts, and they don’t play out the same for every surface.
No matter the type of tennis court surface your club has, wear and tear from playing will see it deteriorate over time. The frequency with which the court is used will be one of the biggest factors in deterioration. As a result, courts at country clubs and athletic facilities tend to need tennis court resurfacing fairly often.
Additionally, a clay court is going to need a lot of upkeep and is more likely to need assistance than a hardcourt. Other factors—such as if the court was built on a slope that causes water buildup or if the dirt beneath the court has uneven compaction—play a role.
Tennis courts will typically need to be resurfaced about every 4 to 8 years. Clay courts tend to fall at the lower end of that time range, while hardcourts skew towards the upper end.
It’s important to keep an eye out for signs of deterioration, including puddles, peeling and large cracks. As soon as you notice a problem, contact a professional about tennis court refinishing or resurfacing.