If you've ever watched a game of tennis on the Centre Court at Wimbledon, you know how enthralling a sport it can be. It's little wonder that many people decide to take up the sport as a pastime and why there are so many tennis courts in your home city or town. If you're planning a new housing development, then you will certainly want to take this idea on board and introduce a court of your own to keep your new residents happy. When it comes to the design, there are many different options, especially in terms of the surface itself. What is the best solution in your case?
As pleasant as it may be to look at, natural grass is no longer a realistic option. It may have been popular at one time, but it's not a very good idea in the harsh Australian climate. You need to consider wear and tear and how quickly certain parts of that surface will degrade. These issues can also affect a tennis court made with a hardcourt or clay surface, as general degradation and dust could certainly hamper play.
Without question, you should consider a synthetic turf option. These are good year-round, feel pleasant beneath the feet and are great to look at as well. This surface is made from polyethylene and polypropylene and is put down on top of a recycled rubber mat. It's relatively easy to maintain on an ongoing basis, and it certainly won't begin to shrivel up in the height of the summer.
A synthetic surface is likely to last for a decade or more, no matter how enthusiastic your residents may be. They will find it very predictable and much safer underfoot as there is less risk of slippage than the alternative. This is particularly important when it comes to precise footwork, intercepting the ball and delivery. You never know, you may even be able to help your guests improve the quality of their game by choosing this type of surface.
You will have little to worry about as far as maintenance is concerned. Just keep the surface clean and free from any leaves or other dirt, and with careful brushing, the synthetic blades will maintain their proper shape.
Always work with local tennis court builders to create your court. They will help to lay the surface professionally so that you get maximum value for your money.