Types of Tennis Court Surfaces

Absolute Tennis Courts are able to refurbish and maintain many types of tennis court surfaces.

Listed below are some of the types of tennis court surfaces.

Porous Macadam (tarmac) Tennis Courts:

Most porous macadam tennis courts consist of a frost resistant, permeable foundation of broken graded carboniferous limestone or granite aggregate on which is laid a two-layer system (65mm recommended depth) of open grade modified bitumen macadam. This forms the surface course or playing surface and binder course which improves the strength of the court. it is of vital importance if the surface is to remain free draining, aesthetically pleasing, good to play on and long-lasting that a maintenance programme is put in place.

Synthetic Grass Tennis Courts:

Synthetic turf courts that are in-filled sand and provide some of the same attractive playing characteristics as clay court, with lower maintenance requirements.These court systems offer a medium-soft surface and slower pace of play. These courts typically replacement and redistribution of the infill material over time and removal of moss is advised at least once a year. These courts can be installed over existing hard courts in most cases.

Acrylic Tennis Courts:

Acrylic tennis courts are high performance porous cushioned surfaces, with spray applied colour coatings. Often different levels of the cushioning and resilience can vary depending on their use, i.e. age groups, special needs etc. The thickness can be supplied in order to suit all purposes however.

Grey/Green Grit Tennis Courts:

Grey Green courts are bitumen or resin bound court surfaces with a top dressing of shale/grit which is evenly spread and partly adhered to the surface. A traditional court surface, Grey Green courts give a medium fast game with a low ball bounce. As grit migrates over time, they will require additional top dressing.

Artificial Clay Courts:

Acrylic tennis courts are high performance porous cushioned surfaces, with spray applied colour coatings. Often different levels of the cushioning and resilience can vary depending on their use, i.e. age groups, special needs etc. The thickness can be supplied in order to suit all purposes however.

Mini Tennis:

Mini Tennis is ideally for players aged 8 and under. It is played on small courts with short rackets and soft balls, which are 75% slower than a typical yellow ball. The court dimensions are 11m x 5.5m or 12m x 6m. The net is at a height of 80cm (in the middle).

Paddle Tennis:

Paddle tennis is a game adapted from tennis and played for over a century. Compared to tennis, the court is smaller and has no doubles lanes, and the net is lower.

Practise Walls:

Many professional tennis players have stories about hitting against a practise wall for hours. Martina Navratilova and Torben Ulrich both swore by it. With some focused practice, recreational tennis players can use a practise wall to develop their game. Forehands, backhands, volleys and even your return of serve can improve with the right practise wall drills.

Contact us to discuss the installation of a practise wall as an addition to your tennis court.