Problem Solver - August 2015
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Transform Your Tennis Courts

If your tennis courts are starting to show wear and tear, you might be considering an upgrade. New developments in safety, eco-friendliness, performance and more mean that transforming your older facility will not only bring the community back to your park, it will also give you a chance to create a more diverse experience for park users.

Q: Our park has older tennis courts, and we're considering resurfacing them. We want to please patrons who love tennis, but also provide opportunities to use the courts for other activities. What should we consider?

A: You can take your old tennis courts and turn them into a multi-use space and serve more of the community who have different sports interests than just tennis. The world of sports and recreation is continually evolving, so you want to be sure that your park features amenities that are versatile and durable. With a customized surface, you can turn your limited-use tennis courts into a multifunctional space, providing an opportunity for community members to still play tennis but also add basketball, pickleball, futsal, volleyball and more. What's more, you'll be able to adapt programing as the trends change, providing a venue for a wide variety of court-based activities.

Q: We'd like to turn our older concrete tennis courts into a more multifunctional space, but we're also concerned about safety. What should we know?

A: When refurbishing your older tennis courts, you'll want to find the safest court surface available. Concrete and acrylic, once used for most park tennis courts, are unforgiving and can lead to stress injuries, especially for those who spend a great deal of time on the surface like instructors.

Impact-reducing court surfaces are safer. Look for a surface that is engineered for safety and shock absorption for the best results.

Q: We want to be sure that our new court surface is eco-friendly. What should we know?

A: Responsible manufacturers engage in practices to minimize their environmental footprint while still maintaining top-quality products. Many products can go on top of your existing slab, saving you the cost of removal. If replacing your concrete slab, you can find a recyclable site pad made from 100 percent recycled materials that will also improve drainage at your site.


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