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 a 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.