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Get it Done Right: Resurfacing Tennis Courts

Posted on: December 2nd, 2015

  The British weather is infamous for being unpredictable, but in the winter months it becomes all the more volatile. The harsh weather can play havoc with your tennis court surface as excessive moisture can cause pooling and mould growth, and falling organic matter, such as leaves and pine needles, can cause discolouration. Whilst we’ve covered how to maintain your court over winter in a previous article, you may want to consider the benefits of completely resurfacing your tennis courts.   When to resurface No matter how well installed your original tennis court was, years of use will cause the base…

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Buying Tennis Court Fencing – Key Considerations

Posted on: November 23rd, 2015

    Whilst the court and net are clearly key aspects to ensuring a successful tennis set-up, a good fence is another important feature that you shouldn’t overlook. Necessary for keeping foul balls within the confines of the court, tennis court fencing is also an important safety feature – especially in multi-surface sports areas – to prevent passers-by being struck by a high-speed tennis ball that could cause a serious injury. To prevent this from occurring, you need to select your fencing carefully and keep in mind the following key considerations:   Quality Materials There are many material options available for…

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Advice: Maintaining Your Artificial Turf

Posted on: September 11th, 2015

    It’s a common misconception that you don’t need to maintain artificial turf. This isn’t the case; artificial turf maintenance, however minimum, is still very important for ensuring that your grass looks great. Follow our tips to increase the longevity of your lawn.   Brush your lawn Within the first 6-8 weeks of installation, you should brush your turf very regularly to ensure it settles correctly. After this period, brushing the turf every 4-6 weeks will suffice. You should use a soft bristled brush to go over your turf in different directions. This will ensure that the pile is kept…

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Maintaining Your MUGA – Part 1: Proactive Maintenance

Posted on: May 18th, 2015

  What is a MUGA? A Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) offers superior versatility, providing multifunctional goals and nets to accommodate a range of sports and games including:   netball tennis football basketball   It is an all-weather sports facility with different artificial sports surfaces which have been specially designed to suit individual requirements and design. For superior performance, it is strongly advised that thorough maintenance is carried out on MUGAs to ensure the most return from the investment. Therefore, our specialist team at Charles Lawrence have put together a two-part guide on the most effective ways to look after your…

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Maintaining Your Tennis Court: Cleaning Chemicals

Posted on: March 11th, 2015

  A build-up of debris on a tennis court can have a detrimental effect on the surface and the performance of the players. Basic cleaning products alone will not sufficiently clean the court, which is why specialist tennis court cleaning chemicals must be used to ensure the surface remains in pristine condition for longer. Regular surface maintenance on your court needn’t be a chore; simply remove any visible debris and treat all stains as soon as they occur.   Tennis courts must undergo a thorough, deep clean once a year (possibly more often depending on the location of the court) to…

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Top Tips For Maintaining Your Tennis Court In Winter

Posted on: December 24th, 2014

As British weather can be rather unpredictable, our experts at Charles Lawrence have put together a list of top tennis court maintenance tips to help you look after your court over the upcoming winter months. A well-maintained court is essential for high performance and longevity, so take a look at the following helpful pointers to ensure your court remains fully intact during the harsh winter weather.   Regular cleaning To avoid premature wear and tear and reduce the risk of staining, carrying out basic cleaning on your tennis court is essential. It is advised that the court is cleaned once a…

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Tennis Court Design: Considerations when designing your court

Posted on: September 20th, 2014

Whether you are tipped to be the next Andy Murray or you have never picked up a racquet before, the accessibility of tennis as an all-round sport has made it extremely popular all over the world today. It’s adaptability means this sport can be played in many different locations, with various surface materials and court sizes on offer to suit individual requirements and specifications.   Types of surface Tennis court surface design has developed significantly since its creation in the 19th century, progressing from grassy lawns and fields to state-of-the-art modern court surfaces, all of which are ideal for high performance…

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Court Maintenance: Taking Care of your Tennis Court

Posted on: April 20th, 2014

As the new tennis season begins, it is essential to follow the correct procedure for court maintenance throughout, as well as the required pre-season preparations. So, for a performance to rival Andy Murray, make sure you read the following tips to guarantee the perfect tennis court conditions.   Court cleaning To take care of your tennis court, be sure to clean the court regularly, approximately once a month, inspecting the area for any evidence of mould or fungus in shaded corners where such debris tends to gather. The growth of fungus or mould is not due to the acrylic coating, but…

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Planning For Floodlight Installation

Posted on: July 29th, 2013

    Your choice in floodlights depends on a number of different factors, including: Location – Is your floodlit area in an urban or rural location? Is it residential or commercial? Is it indoors or outdoors? When your floodlights will be used – do you intend to bring more light to an area in day time, or add light to an area at night time? What you are trying to add light to – a game of tennis, football, or hockey? Finding the correct balance will ensure that you have the correct floodlights to suit the specific needs of your school,…

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Prepare Your Tennis Court for the New Season

Posted on: February 25th, 2013

Tennis is one of the only sports that’s played year round, although even the most avid tennis players are likely to take to indoor courts over the colder, wetter months. But with spring fast approaching, many people will be looking forward to the first outdoor games of the year, so it’s time to check the condition of your tennis courts and carry out any necessary maintenance to prepare them for summer use. Follow these simple tips to keep up with the seasonal maintenance of your tennis courts, not just to keep it looking great and enhancing playing performance, but to keep…

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