The most famous lawn tennis championship in the world? It has to be Wimbledon. The Men’s Singles Final has been awash with Australians from Nick Kyrgios to four times champion Rod Laver.

It’s the special one in the Grand Slam. No surprise then that it takes around 15 months to prepare a Championships’ standard court before any play can begin at the All England Club.

So, how do you get the same natural-looking appeal without all the fuss? Find out as we show you how to choose the right turf for tennis courts.

Why You Should Choose Synthetic Turf For Tennis Courts
Going for a synthetic turf product is a good choice not just for its aesthetics and bounce. When compared to hard surfaces, it can reduce the stress on key areas of the body such as ankles, knees and hips.

As a rule of thumb, the shorter the pile on a synthetic family backyard tennis court, the faster the play. In general, the surface offers players a good grip, and the opportunity to slide for the ball too.

The lines on synthetic grass won’t smear and that helps to reduce the likelihood of a dodgy bounce when the ball hits the line. The consistency of the court’s surface means there’s more chance of the ball staying in play for longer. That means more practice and better games.

What to Look for in Synthetic Grass Turf
Different products are specifically made for different sports. A synthetic turf that might work well for golf might not be the right match for tennis, for example. Surface elasticity, bounce and speed are all key factors. These are your other essentials considerations:

  • A turf that’s responsive to play on
  • A surface that can withstand high ball impact and repeated foot traffic
  • A court that can cope with strong sunlight and offers UV protection
  • An area that will ultimately need minimal maintenance

Ideally, the synthetic blades should have a pile height of 10-25mm with a high per square metre density. If there is less material, then the product is unlikely to be sufficiently durable and will wear out more quickly than other brands.

Manufacturers use the terms “denier” and “decitex” (or “DTEX”) to refer to the thickness, weight and density of their synthetic turf products. Talk to us about the most appropriate unit measurements for your court.

We also advise our customers to try and come to our artificial turf showroom, the biggest in Queensland and feel the quality for themselves.

Synthetic Backyard Tennis Courts Are Low Maintenance
All tennis court surfaces will require some maintenance, no matter what they’re made from. Because of improved technology, artificial grass tennis court surfaces need very little maintenance.

You should always try and keep the court clear of debris such as leaves and litter on a daily basis if possible. Once every few months or so, we’d advise that you brush the court thoroughly. Regular minimal maintenance will make sure that your court lasts for longer.

The turf we supply can withstand the extreme temperature differences that we can all experience these days and we have made sure that our products get our UV stabilised seal of approval to cope with the Queensland sun.

Talk to Us About Turf For Tennis Courts
Impressive Courts have 17+ years of experience as highly-successful tennis court installers. Nothing gives us greater pleasure than creating a new backyard tennis court that all the family can enjoy.

Get in touch with us now for a free quote and find out about the range of services we have on offer. All our work gets backed up with a high-quality 10-year guarantee.