If you have ever looked at a tennis court, it may appear to be a simple piece of asphalt or cement that is painted with lines to create a court for playing tennis. However, the court isn’t always what it seems. When you choose to install a tennis court at your home or another location, our Sport Surfaces professionals can show you exactly what a difference a cushioned asphalt tennis court can make to your performance and the durability of the court.
When we begin the construction of a cushioned asphalt tennis court, we start by placing a layer of asphalt on the ground, covered by a layer of acrylic. While this would be the end of court construction for some companies, we follow up with the cushioning layers for a better playing surface. In many cases, we will add an additional two layers of cushioning. The bottom layer of cushioning will consist of five to nine applications of rubberized cushioning. Once this layer is complete, we follow up with two to three coats of heavy-grade rubberized granules and then three to six coats of fine-grade granules. We then apply the acrylic paint you see on every tennis court.
The cushioned asphalt tennis court, which is the same type of court used for the US Open, provides a vast array of benefits to players. The cushioning helps protect the players from injury due to the jarring motion of running or falling. While the cost of the construction of this type of court adds between $5,000 and $11,000 to the cost your court project, you will find the extra cost makes up for not having to resurface your court as often because of the increased durability the cushioning provides.