Why Do You Water Tennis Courts?

I always look forward to my weekly run out on the tennis courts. But as I play outdoors, the weather is a big factor, especially playing in the UK. Very rarely do I play in ideal tennis conditions; blue skies, warm and no wind. At the moment, I only have the option of playing on … Read more

What Can You Do With An Old Tennis Court?

Very few people have the luxury of owning their own tennis court. While keen tennis players would love to have one of their own in their garden, for others it can be something they don’t need, or even a problem to deal with. If you have access to a court but it’s in a bad … Read more

Is It Harder To Play Tennis On Clay?

With the French Open 2020 in full swing, albeit a lot later in the year than normal, it’s interesting to see how some top players struggle on the surface, where as others seem to thrive. Anyone can see it plays very differently to hard courts and on the grass. But is it harder to play … Read more

How To Make A Clay Tennis Court

Along with everything else in 2020, tennis has had to adapt in the face of COVID-19. The Australian Open went ahead as normal, Wimbledon was cancelled completely, the US Open went ahead albeit without any spectators, and the French Open has been put back to the end of September. Consequently the clay court season, normally … Read more

Are All Tennis Courts The Same Size?

In this blog post we’ll take a look at the standard size of a tennis court, whether they should all be the same size and how much total space is required (including the surrounding area). The dimensions of a tennis court are regulated and set out by the International Tennis Federation under rule 1 in … Read more

How Long Does It Take A Tennis Court To Dry?

One of the drawbacks of playing tennis outside in the UK is the unpredictable weather. More often than not it’s windy, and rain can spoil some weekends. As a result, I’m certainly not what you would call a fair weather player. In fact, I’ve learned to adapt to playing tennis with the elements. Otherwise, I’d … Read more

Can Dogs Go On Tennis Courts?

Are dogs allowed on tennis courts? Why do dog owners like their dogs using them? Why do many tennis players not like it? Are tennis courts bad for dogs? In all my years playing tennis on my local courts, I’ve never seen dogs and their dog owners using them. To the best of my knowledge, … Read more

How To Resurface A Tennis Court

The primary conception of tennis is to get the ball over the net and at the same time to keep it within the bounds of the court; failing this, within the borders of the neighborhood. -Elliot Chaze Who wouldn’t love a tennis court in their back garden? Providing you have the space, it looks fantastic … Read more

How To Clean A Tennis Court

A few months ago I was walking past my local tennis courts and I saw someone cleaning them using a pressure washer. To be honest, I’m very lucky to live in an area where the local courts are well maintained. I’m sure they are better than some of the courts in some tennis clubs! Building … Read more

How To Paint A Tennis Court

“Everyone said to Vincent van Gogh, “You can’t be a great painter, you only have one ear.” And you know what he said? “I can’t hear you.” – Steve Carell I’ve never seen a tennis court being painted, but I’m curious how they get it so accurate with the finish, and in particular how the … Read more