We have recently had our two tennis club courts resurfaced, remarked and colour painted after 30 years of use and we are absolutely thrilled with the result. Access for the work was fraught with difficulties but the way in which the contractors dealt with the problems was calm, measured and efficient and they did a magnificent job to a high standard. We look forward to Sports Courts installing flood lights to Duxford tennis club in the not too distant future.
Duxford Tennis club, Cambridgeshire.

Tennis Courts

Sports Courts UK Ltd specialise in the design, construction, refurbishment, on-going maintenance and cleaning of tennis courts.

We have specialised in tennis court construction and maintenance for over 20 years. Our comprehensive service begins with a free site survey. Following our detailed assessment of your space, we offer a comprehensive and competitive quote. Customers can expect a personalised experience as we progress through your project from installation through to maintenance and support. We use only the finest approved products and equipment to achieve an exceptional standard and quality finish across all of our projects.

Trust your tennis court to a SAPCA certified member
Since 2005, we have held certified membership of the Sports and Play Construction Association (SAPCA). SAPCA is the recognised trade association that represents businesses that are committed to improving and maintaining the highest standards of all sports, physical activity, recreation and play facilities across the UK. In order to hold certified SAPCA membership we need to ensure that all of our work is completed to the highest standards of excellence and professionalism, in order to meet the strict SAPCA compliance. As a business, we strive for continuous improvement in all aspects of our work.

MUGA, Padel, Netball, Basketball, Five-A-Side courts
If you’re looking for more flexibility with your sports surface, or a solution to accommodate a smaller space, a multi-use games area (MUGA) may be a more suitable option. We also install Padel courts and provide cleaning, painting and maintenance services for other courts including Netball, Basketball and Five-A-Side.

Tennis Court installation – Site Survey

Considering adding a tennis court to your private property or public-owned site?

If you’re considering installing a tennis court, the first step is to book one of our free site surveys. Things we look out for during the initial site survey include:

During the site survey, we will:

  • Consider the site positioning – does the site allow the sports court to be positioned for optimum playing experience i.e. north/south orientation to avoid the sun being in players’ eyes?
  • Review ground levels and contours – how much excavation will be required?
  • Appraise the surrounding features – do trees, shrubs, or landscaping features need to be removed or considered?
  • Understand planning issues – are there any construction restrictions from listed/conservation property regulations, or historical features and fencing height limitations?
  • Judge weight limits and overhead cables – what considerations should be made for ease of access?

Following the completion of a site survey, we will provide a comprehensive, competitive quote – with peace of mind for you that a full assessment of the site has been undertaken during the face to face visit. There will of course be further opportunities to ask any other questions you may have after receiving the quote.

Tennis Court Cleaning

Sports Courts offer a tennis court cleaning service

Tennis courts require regular maintenance in order to prolong the life of the surface and to ensure it remains safe and playable. Professional cleaning is recommended every 12 to 18 months to ensure that the surface does not become damaged by over use.

Tennis courts located close to trees or buildings are susceptible to a higher level of moss in the shadier areas of the court. This problem can easily be eliminated through regular cleaning and maintenance, along with moss and weed treatment.

How long does cleaning take and how soon will the court ready be ready for use again?
Cleaning a tennis court surface can take between 1-2 days per court depending on how much moss and dirt has accumulated. After a cleaning process has been completed, the court will be ready for use just 12 hours later. This minimal disruption will prolong the life and optimise the playing performance of your surface.

Tennis Court Painting


Sports Courts can paint and bind your tennis court

Our team of experts has the knowledge and skills to colour your tennis court. We always use the highest quality products, which include paint that is non-slip and low glare. We pride ourselves in taking the greatest care to ensure the best finish for your court. There are also binding options that can be applied before painting the court. These help to prolong the surface life, strengthen and extend the life of your court, whilst not affecting the porosity. Our team can also paint additional lines on your courts, so juniors can play mini tennis on the same playing area. Just ask us about this option during your site survey or enquiry call.

Tennis Court Resurfacing

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Our tennis court resurfacing service can help your court if it has become tired and worn

If your tennis court surface has deteriorated either through use or lack of cleaning and maintenance, our Macseal tennis court resurfacing process can be the best solution for restoration.

How we resurface your tennis court
Before confirming that resurfacing the tennis court is the best option, we will always conduct an onsite survey first. In some cases, our binding process can be more effective.

During our Macseal tennis court resurfacing process, we use an open textured tarmacadam, a very free draining, safe, and extremely hard-wearing product.

The overall Macseal resurfacing process takes approximately 2-3 weeks, which includes curing. After this time, the surface will be ready for colouring, if required, with two coats of the chosen textured acrylic paint.

All of our services are conducted using only the finest approved products to achieve an exceptional standard and quality finish for our clients’ tennis courts.

Tennis Court Construction

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Specialists in tennis court construction, we offer a complete and bespoke design and building service for new tennis courts

If you are considering adding a tennis court to your private property or public-owned site, we would be delighted to help design and build your new court.

Starting with a site survey, our experienced professionals will work through the full process with you. From ensuring the chosen site is suitable for construction, to planning all the finer details of the court including colour and fencing options.

We use only the finest approved tennis surface products, so rest assured that your finished court will be completed to an exceptional standard and with a quality finish that provides ultimate playing performance

Tennis Court Fencing

We supply and install a number of fencing systems suitable for tennis courts

If you are considering replacing an existing tennis court fence, or adding new fencing, we can help.

We recommend Chainlink or Weld Mesh Fencing as the most suitable fencing systems for tennis courts.

Chainlink Court

Chainlink Fencing

In the UK, Chainlink has traditionally been the mainstay of fencing systems. It is widely used for tennis courts as it absorbs the speed of an out-of-play ball, which ensures that the ball remains out-of-play once it has passed over the court markings.

Chainlink can also be used in a wide variety of areas such as multi-sports facilities, schools, parks and as general boundary fencing.

Available in a range of heights, colours and gauges, it is ideal for areas where ball containment is a consideration. Overall, Chainlink fencing is the perfect solution for tennis courts.

Weld Mesh Fencing

Weld mesh fencing is a good solution for tennis courts. These fences are visually unobtrusive, yet incredibly strong. Rigid weld mesh fencing systems can be supplied either in a high quality galvanised finish, or galvanised with a smooth coloured coating.

Find out more about the fencing systems we can supply and install.

Tennis Court FAQs

We receive a lot of questions from people considering installing a tennis court, or wondering how to clean, resurface or maintain an existing court – so here we answer the most common questions.  

If you still have a question that hasn’t been answered, we would be glad to help! Just contact us.

Q: Are you still able to conduct site surveys during the Covid-19 pandemic?

A: Yes, Sports Courts is still fully operational and we are able to undertake site surveys, adhering to all current Government guidelines.

Q: How much space do I need to install a tennis court and what are the recommended dimensions?

A: There are several recommended dimensions for tennis courts…

Standard size domestic tennis court – suitable and adequate for private courts
Length: 33.53m (110ft)
Width: 16.48m (54ft)

Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) minimum recommended size tennis court
Length: 34.75m (114ft)
Width: 17.07m (56ft)

Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) recommended full-size tennis court
Length: 36.58m (120ft)
Width: 18.20m (60ft).

Q: Will I need planning permission for my tennis court?

A: If the court will result in a change in use of the land, for example, from agricultural land, planning permission may be required.

Perimeter fencing surrounding private tennis courts may also require planning permission. We suggest you contact your local council to find more information about the rules and restrictions for your area.

Q: How long does it take to build a tennis court?

A: Each project is individual so time frames are difficult to estimate. The construction phase of a project will last approximately 2 to 3 weeks, weather-dependent.

Sports Courts UK Ltd have been a certified member of the Sports and Play Construction Association (SAPCA) since 2005