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Why You Should Use a SAPCA Approved Contractor for Your Courts

Posted on: November 30th, 2016

When it comes to keeping your tennis court, netball court or multi activity games area (MUGA) in the best possible condition, you need a contractor who is dedicated to providing the absolute best quality in to keep your courts healthy for as long as possible, from construction and installation, to future maintenance and repair. Whether it’s a private court or a public play area for a school or leisure centre, your court deserves the best, and that only comes with a SAPCA (Sports and Play Construction Association) approved contractor. In this article, we’re looking at what you can expect when you…

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It’s a Smash: Charles Lawrence Secure New Tennis Court & MUGA Installation Contracts

Posted on: February 25th, 2016

  Since our establishment in 1982, Charles Lawrence have built up an esteemed reputation as specialists in the construction, maintenance and refurbishment of sports surfaces. Our quality of work often lands us fantastic opportunities to work with respected and reputable establishments, and this month, we’ll be presenting the case studies of the tennis court installations and multi use games area (MUGA) installations we’re excited to begin working on very soon. Wythall Tennis Club Located in the West Midlands, Wythall Tennis Club, a reputable and successful establishment, have elected to resurface two of their four macadam hard courts. The upgrade will bring…

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Jordanne Whiley: Doubles Grand Slam Champion Putting Wheelchair Tennis On The Map

Posted on: January 22nd, 2016

  As leading experts in tennis court installation and tennis court maintenance, Charles Lawrence aim to keep up to date with all developments of the sport in order to ensure we can offer the most informative service we can to all of our customers. It is with this in mind that we are pleased to bring you news of Jordanne Whiley, the seven time Grand Slam Champion who is redefining wheelchair tennis and aiming to make the sport much more accessible to those with physical impairments and increase the popularity of the game. Jordanne Whiley’s career so far The impressive 23-year-old…

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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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Age is Just a Number – Britain’s Oldest Tennis Player!

Posted on: October 9th, 2015

    Tennis is a fantastic sport that’s growing in popularity. We’re seeing an increased interest in tennis courts and tennis court maintenance amongst our clients, and we think inspirations like 93-year-old Gordon Burdfield, who is proving that age is just a number and showing up competitors less than half his age with his impressive backhand, might well be a factor for the growing appreciation of the sport!   Keeping fit Hampshire resident and great-grandfather, Gordon, began playing tennis aged 13, keeping up the game for 8 decades, and only taking a small hiatus aged 17 when he enlisted in the…

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Wimbledon 2015 – Analysing the Superstars Moving Into the Grass Court Tennis season

Posted on: June 28th, 2015

  Today’s tennis fans are spoilt for choice, with players of the highest calibre both on and off the court. Not even the best are dead-certs to win though (remember the French Open), so how are the top stars shaping up in the grass court this season? With seventeen Grand Slam singles titles, seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer is one of the all-time greats. Although he reached the quarter-finals of the French Open, the Swiss will be relieved to have swapped clay for grass. Reaching the age of thirty is no longer a bar to tennis success, but despite staying second…

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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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5 of the World’s Most Unique Tennis Courts

Posted on: November 27th, 2014

In recent years, there have been some incredible, innovative tennis court designs which have pushed the boundaries of the sport and set the precedent for future unique court designs. Our experts at Charles Lawrence have compiled a list of five of the world’s most inventive tennis courts which have attracted the attention of spectators and professionals from across the globe.   1. Don’t look down! Boasting the title of the world’s highest tennis court, this innovative design was located 700ft off the ground on top of the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai. This helipad was converted into a tennis court…

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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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