Advantage Courts has been involved in many new court construction projects. From initial design to construction and finishing.
A tennis court should be laid out to minimize players looking into the sun when serving or when following the flight of a ball. A tennis court also should be laid out to avoid distracting shadow lines and patterns on the court surface.
Theoretically, the best possible layout would be to orient the longitudinal axis of the court perpendicular to the azimuth of the sun - the angular measurement of the horizontal location of the sun in relation to true North.
Ground should be reasonably level, preferably on the same plane or higher than adjacent land, to allow drainage away from the courts.
The site should be sheltered from prevailing winds, away from traffic noise and other distractions, and devoid of shadows cast by buildings or trees.
A hard court is one made of asphalt or concrete, usually covered with an acrylic coating. The coating protects the court from the elements, enhances its appearance, and affects the playing characteristics of the court. Generally, a hard court yields what is known as a 'fast' game, meaning that a tennis ball bounces off the court surface at a low angle. The speed and angle of the tennis ball coming off a bounce are determined by the power and spin of the hit and are relatively unaffected by the surface of the court. This speed, however, can be adjusted depending on the amount, type and size of sand used in the color coating. "Slow" playing, textured surfaces are available.
Properly installed, hard courts are generally considered to be durable and to require relatively low maintenance.
Advantage Courts preferred method of concrete court construction is the post-tensioned concrete slab. This system allows for a much larger single monolithic pour, eliminates the need for expansion joints and minimizes reflective and surface cracking.