7 Advantages of Synthetic Grass Tennis Courts

Posted on: 28 August 2017

If you're putting in a grass tennis court, you have two options: real grass or synthetic grass. There are compelling pros and cons for both options, but in particular, synthetic grass tennis courts offer a range of benefits. Here's a look at seven of them.

1. Saves Water

When you put in synthetic grass, you don't have to water it. That reduces your water bill and saves time. It's also arguably better for the environment because you're not using any water to maintain the area as you would with a real grass court.

2. Requires No Mowing

You also don't have to mow synthetic grass tennis courts. That saves you time if you were planning to do it yourself and money if you were planning to hire out the task. You also don't have to worry about the length of the grass. It's the perfect level all the time.

3. Doesn't Require Repainting

With real grass courts, the painted lines disappear as the grass grows and gets cut. As a result, you have to repaint the grass. This is time consuming, and it can be expensive if you have to invest in a line painting machine and paint. With synthetic grass, the lines just stay in place and will need minimal upkeep.

4. Needs Very Little Maintenance

In addition to not requiring mowing, watering or painting, synthetic grass tennis courts don't really need any maintenance compared to grass courts. You don't have to apply fertiliser or add grass seed over bare patches. Your court is ready to use whenever you want.

5. Doesn't Dirty Up Footwear or Clothing

With a real grass tennis court, your shoes may get muddy or grass stained. In addition, if you ever fall lunging for a ball, your tennis outfit may get grass stained. With a synthetic grass court, none of these risks apply. No matter how much you use the court or how often you fall down, the synthetic grass should not soil anything.

6. Offers a Longer Season

Thanks to the durable, maintenance-free aspect of synthetic grass, it also offers a longer season. It doesn't go dormant like real grass. It doesn't require you to stay off it whilst you are regrowing patches of grass. That all leads to a longer season. In some cases, you may even be able to add heating underneath the grass.

7. Is Softer Than Clay

All of the above point address the benefits of synthetic grass courts compared to real grass, but there can also be advantages compared to clay courts. In particular, the surface is softer if you fall. That can cut down on scrapes and other injuries.