If you're thinking about putting in a synthetic grass tennis court, you may be surprised to know that you have to make a few decisions along the way. There isn't just one type of synthetic grass court. Here are some essentials to think about:
1. Location of the Court
Probably one of the first decisions you will make about your synthetic grass tennis court is about its location. You need a large, flat space, and most installers can help you create that. One of the benefits of going with synthetic grass is that there isn't a lot of heavy equipment involved in the installation process. As a result, you can put synthetic grass tennis courts in out-of-the-way locations.
2. Material of Your Grass Fibres
Generally, synthetic grass fibers are made from plastic, and they tend to be polypropylene or polyethylene. While these two substances are relatively similar, there are a few differences. Namely, polypropylene has more fatigue resistance. That means it stands up to repeated actions better than polypropylene.
However, polyethylene tends to be more stable. Talk with your tennis court installer about which option is better.
3. Colour of the Sand
Generally, there is a layer of sand in between the blades of synthetic grass. Green tends to be one of the most popular choices, but you can also choose the colour of sandstone or basically any other colour you like. If you want to create an interesting looking tennis court in a subtle way, this may be a great avenue to explore.
4. Base Material
You can put a synthetic grass tennis court over a range of surfaces. If you have an existing patch of concrete or a clay tennis court, you can put the synthetic grass over that. If you simply plan to put it over your existing grass, you may want to add an aggregate or gravel base to help with drainage.
5. Ability to Slide
Whether they use real or synthetic grass, grass tennis courts are notorious for making it challenging to slide. If you're used to playing on a clay surface and you love to slide for balls, you may want to talk with your installer about putting in a synthetic grass court that makes it possible to slide. Usually, for that, you need a setup that involves more clay and smaller blades of grass.
To learn about more options and to get help choosing the right features for your situation, contact a tennis court installer directly.