There is a great choice of surface available for building tennis courts and each will provide slightly different game characteristics. A synthetic grass (astroturf) court will offer a high ball bounce and a slower rate of play suitable for recreational or junior level tennis. Hard court and acrylic systems will offer a medium ball bounce and a quicker rate of play. Sand-dressed systems offer gameplay that most closely matches a natural grass court.
As well as play charactertistics, each surface will also have its own construction requirements and implications for costs and maintenance.
Advantage Red Court tennis court surface
Blakedown's tennis centre construction at Bodmin Dragon Tennis Club in Cornwall
Our sand-based courts at Parc Y Werin Leisure Centre in Swansea
Our acrylic-coated tennis courts at Crossfields School
Advantage Red Court surface for tennis
Tennis court construction services in London
Tennis court construction at Wycombe Rye Lido
Tarmac MUGA at Surbiton High School in Surrey
Two-tone green acrylic courts at Soham Village College
Tennis court constructed with Edel's SuperSoft synthetic turf
Blue and green coloured polymeric tennis courts
Blakedown are specialists in synthetic sports surface and court construction and we have been in business for more than fifty years. Our in-house, design and build services and skilled contracts teams are ready to assemble any type of tennis court playing surface and we also take care of the ancillary works such as drainage and irrigation systems, fencing, floodlighting, and sports equipment.
As principal contractor members of SAPCA, who set construction standards and regulate the installation of tennis courts, our clients can be sure of a first class project from start to finish.
Blakedown were contracted through the Sport England Inspired Facilites: Places People Play framework to resurface the tennis courts at Bicester Lawn Tennis Club. The old and worn existing tarmac surface was lifted out and a new tarmac layer installed. A two-tone blue acrylic-coat was then applied as the playing surface.
The tennis club's Chairwoman said of Blakedown: "The team were utterly professional from start to finish. They offered us complete reassurance throughout that we had selected the right people for the job; both in terms of quality and customer service. I would highly recommend Blakedown to everyone".
The most common playing surfaces for tennis courts are synthetic turf, hard courts, coated hard courts, clay, and polymeric. There are also very specialist surfaces such as rubber-coated asphalt, used at the US Open, and acrylic-coated latex, used at the Australian Open.