Tennis Court Resurfacing – The Truth on Acrylic Coatings

Most Acrylic coating suppliers recommend “Resurfacing” your outdoor tennis court every 3-5 years depending on the amount of usage and environmental exposure. This resurfacing can range from a simple low cost color finish system to higher level cushioned coatings over full overlay(s).

The most common problem with outdoor tennis courts is cracking which is caused, in part, by the natural tendency to shrink as it weathers and ages. Asphalt Courts have a tendency to crack more easily due to weather exposure while Concrete Courts will crack less over longer time but they are more difficult to apply proper color systems on and therefore also more expensive to recolor.

There are a multitude of Crack Repair materials and systems for various sizes and types of cracks some lasting longer than others and therefore it is important to choose the right repair material for each court condition and geographical location. Once a court begins to develop structural cracks, there is a very good chance the existing cracks will grow in width and length and more will develop over time. Choose the Right Crack Repair System for your court.

The Truth on Acrylic Coatings is that there are a multitude of Acrylic Coating options requiring careful selection. Here is a simple snapshot:

Low Grade Acrylic Coatings – Cost range from $3,500 up to $5,000 per Court application and will last 3-5 years

High Grade Acrylic Coatings – Cost range from $6,500 up to $8,000 per Court application and will last 8-10 years

Cushioned Acrylic Coatings for Tournament Play – Cost Range from $12,500 up to $20,000 per Court application and will last 5-10 years depending on Acrylic Grade

FLEX COURT® Surface – Cost range from $22,000 up to $27,000 per Court application depending on each court crack repair requirements and will last for 25+ Years with a high grade crack repair system before new crack repair is needed, hence, remove the FLEX COURT® surface, repair cracks and re-install the FLEX COURT® surface for another 25 years use. Why does FLEX COURT® last so long? The FLEX COURT® surface contains a Composite Material selection with High Level UV Stabilizer System incorporated throughout the entire product and rated at a 1% annual color loss system as of 2013 material compositions. FLEX COURT® is a Cushioned Fast Dry Surface is Rated as Medium Fast by ITF and USTA. For more information call 800-847-4404.

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Flex Court and University of Pittsburgh Host Midnight Madness Event

Following the conclusion of the Homecoming Fireworks and Laser Show on  Friday, Oct. 12th at 10 pm ET, the Pittsburgh Panthers hosted the Outdoor Midnight Madness on Bigelow using a SOFT STEP™ All-Weather Outdoor Basketball Court by Flex Court®.

several contests and promotional activities where conducted and both the men’s and women’s basketball teams were introduced to the crowd.

The event was broadcast in its entirety on ESPN3 and ESPNU’s Midnight Madness special provided live interviews and updates.

Flex Court® is extremely excited to have partnered with the University of Pittsburgh to make this event a real success for their entire basketball program.

Flex Court®’s outdoor court tiles are currently used in a large number of academic institutions, as well as a large number of parks, training facilities, hotels and resorts. Often chosen because of it’s relatively low installation and maintenance costs, there are many other reasons to choose Flex Court.

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Before, During and After Court Resurfacing

Faced with a court that was in poor repair, this Flex Court customer was faced with the following choices.

1 – Shut down and Demolish the courts a 3 day

2 – Demolish and Rebuild the courts, which would be 3 to 4 week process at 2 to 3 times the cost of just the demolition.

3 – Repair the existing court and resurface with Flex Court at the same cost as demolition, and only a few days of downtime.

What went on during those few days?

Day 0 – The Before

Day 1 – The Prep

Day 2 – The Resurfacing

That was it. For less than half of what it would have cost to completely replace the courts, and just 2 days, not only did they get new courts, but they managed to get a longer lasting, lower maintenance surface that

In the end, what sold them on Flex Court was the Flex Court sales and support team’s complete honest and open presentation of cost numbers and that the Flex Court all-weather, cushioned surface characteristics and appeal were better than what the customer was originally looking for.

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Flex Court underfoot at Basketball on Bigelow

University of Pittsburgh’s Homecoming and 225th Year Celebration this weekend!
Outdoor Midnight Madness / Basketball on Bigelow
Friday, Oct. 12th at 10p.m. EST

Outdoor Midnight Madness / Basketball on Bigelow will begin at 10 p.m. ET immediately following the conclusion of the Homecoming fireworks and laser show. The Pitt men’s and women’s basketball teams will be introduced on the FLEX COURT® All-Weather Outdoor Basketball Court on Bigelow Boulevard between the Cathedral of Learning and William Pitt Union. Should inclement weather occur, the event will move indoors to the Petersen Event Center.

ESPN3 will broadcast the entirety of the event and ESPNU’s Midnight Madness special will provide live interviews and updates. Bob Picozzi (play-by-play) and Bill Raftery (analysis) will provide commentary for the broadcast.

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9:15 pm ET – Spectacular Fireworks and Laser Show at Cathedral of Learning

10:00 pm ET – Outdoor Midnight Madness/Basketball on Bigelow (ESPN3/ESPNU) – on Bigelow Boulevard

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Flex Court revitalizes Lions Park in Pontiac, Illinois!