Maybe the acrylic surface is peeling, the lines are faded, or the asphalt or concrete is cracked and uneven. An aging, damaged tennis court can be a dangerous (and annoying) place to play.
Customers often come to Neave Sports wondering about the best solution. When it’s time to resurface your tennis court, a Flex Court athletic tile surface is a great choice. The interlocking cushioned tiles snap right into place over an existing concrete surface.
Here in New York and Connecticut, brutal weather conditions can take a real toll on concrete and asphalt courts. They heave and crack, resulting in uneven, even dangerous surfaces.
Sure, you could patch the cracks, or have the surface covered with an acrylic overlay, but those are short-term solutions. Here are six reasons why the experts at Neave Sports say Flex Court tiles are the way to go, for resurfacing commercial tennis courts.
How Durable Are Flex Court Tiles?
When it comes to the life expectancy of Flex Court tiles, you could expect to resurface with acrylic at least three times during the same time period.
And according to the manufacturer, the tiles have UV protection to outdoor performance and a UV/AO Stabilizer for best colorfastness.
Is Flex Court Low Maintenance?
Flex Court maintenance is as simple as keeping leaves blown off and an occasional power washing to remove dust and dirt. Don’t worry about mold. The tiles are anti-microbial and won’t attract mold like conventional court surfaces.
No more sweeping or sponging big water puddles. Rain quickly drains through the tennis court tiles, allowing you to hit the court quickly after the rain stops.
Winter snow and ice? They can handle it. You can even add a frame of boards around your court and flood it for ice skating or hockey.
If any of the tiles become damaged, you can simply replace those specific tiles instead of doing a complete court replacement. Also, no worries about your court lines fading — the white lines are white tiles, built right in.
Benefits of Flex Court Tennis Courts
Flex Court tennis courts were engineered with help from orthopedic surgeons. The shock-absorbing, suspended surfaces actually help alleviate lower back, knee and ankle pain and reduce playing fatigue.
The tile surface offers a 30 percent reduction in force on knees and ankles. Tennis players report they can comfortably play 25 percent longer on Flex Court tile than on concrete courts.
Ever fall on the court? Nah, probably not. But if you do, the absorbing nature of Flex Court tile can reduce the impact from falls that might otherwise cause injury.
Flex Court tiles are also cooler than asphalt and concrete, thanks to heat reflective materials.
Plenty Of Design Choices
Create a court that’s uniquely your own. Flex Court tennis courts come in 18 different colors and combinations. Royal blue? Kiwi? Aqua? Purple? Or, if you’re a traditionalist, tennis green. You can even add your favorite sports or corporate logo.
Improve Your Game
Flex Court’s super grip surface design means you can jump and turn without slipping. And its shock-absorbing, suspended surface provides better ball bounce for great game performance.
Installation Is Literally A Snap
The interlocking tiles snap into place over a concrete surface, making them ideal for a resurfacing job. It takes just a few hours to install. Then, just grab your racquet and a can of balls.
How Much Do Flex Court Tiles Cost?
It will cost between $35,000 and $40,000 to resurface an existing full-size — 60 by 120 feet — tennis court with Flex Court tiles. The cost includes a new net and extra, adjustable lines to upgrade to a full multi-game court. That means your tennis court can become a court for basketball, volleyball, and badminton.
Yes, that’s more than the $10,000 to $13,000 it would cost to resurface your court with an acrylic surface. But consider a Flex Court surface has a 16-year manufacturer direct warranty and a life expectancy nearly double that. An acrylic resurfacing will last just three to five years.
Drawbacks Of A Flex Court Surface
The initial cost can be prohibitive. Also, Flex Court tennis courts are rated as a medium speed playing surface by the International Tennis Federation, which is considered ideal for recreational players.
But some intermediate and advanced level players complain the court plays too slow — similar to a clay court. Players concerned about speed might take note of that.
Neave Sports can handle your tennis court construction from start to finish.
If you’re in the Hudson Valley, call us at (845) 463-0592. If you’re in Westchester County, call (914) 271-7996; from Connecticut, dial (203) 212-4800. Or, fill out our simple web form, and we’ll contact you about setting up your free consultation.
The ball’s in your court.