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Tennis Court Construction: 3 Potential Problems

If you are planning to construct a tennis court on your property, you will no doubt want to do everything you can to avoid any problems. Below is a guide to 3 common problems which can affect the successful construction of a tennis court. Read on to find out everything you need to know.

Sloping ground

It is vital that the ground you construct your tennis court on is level. Even a slight slope in one direction can make it all but impossible to play a game of tennis successfully. Uneven ground can affect the way the ball bounces when it hit the court, making it very difficult to respond to shots from your opponent. Sloping ground can also place one player at a disadvantage if they effectively have to run up a slight incline when traversing their section of the court. To avoid this problem, construction crews will spend a long time levelling off the ground and compressing the soil with rollers to make sure it is completely level.

Waterlogged ground

Another cause of problems when constructing a tennis court is waterlogged ground. Soil which contains a lot of moisture is more likely to slip and subside once the court has been constructed. This can lead to the court surface cracking and becoming uneven, making play impossible. Ground which contains a lot of water could also be prone to flooding, as it is unable to absorb rainwater which falls on it. This can lead to large pools of standing water on your tennis court, which can damage the surface and discolour the lines and other markings. To address this problem, the construction crew will need to install new drainage systems to extract water from the ground and to channel it away from the court.

Lack of light

If the site where you aim to build the tennis court is covered in shade by surrounding trees, this could encourage the growth of moss. Not only does moss look unsightly, but it can also cause players to slip when they are on the court. Contractors will remove surrounding trees to increase the amount of light available.

If you are interested in finding out more about how to construct a tennis court on your property, you should make contact with a local tennis court construction company. A member of the team will no doubt be happy to discuss your plans with you.