Sports Courts have done fantastic work with my club over the past 5 years resurfacing and painting our courts. They are reliable and always respond straight away when you contact them.
David Watson - Director of Tennis, Epping Tennis Club

Tennis Courts

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

With many years experience specialising in tennis court construction and maintenance, we provide a comprehensive service to meet all of your needs.

Our dedicated and highly experienced team of professionals will provide a personalised experience to suit all of your requirements. We use only the finest approved products and equipment to achieve an exceptional standard and quality finish across all of our projects.

We are certified members of the Sports and Play Construction Association (SAPCA), 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. This means that all of our work is completed to the highest standards of excellence and professionalism to meet the strict SAPCA compliance. We strive for continuous improvement in all aspects of our work.

For those looking for more flexibility with their sports surfaces or a solution to accommodate a smaller space, a multi-use games area may be a more suitable option. Find out more about MUGAs here.

Site Surveys

Things we look out for during the initial site survey include:

  • Site access, is the site accessible for our machinery and materials?
  • Positioning, does the site allow the tennis court to be positioned for optimum playing experience, i.e north/south orientation to avoid the sun being in players eyes?
  • Ground levels, and contours, how much excavation will be required?
  • Surrounding features, trees, shrubs, bushes etc need to be removed or considered.
  • Planning issues, are there any listed properties, historical features and fencing height restrictions?
  • Weight limits and overhead cables, considerations should be made for ease of access.

Following the completion of a site survey we will provide a comprehensive, competitive quote and will be happy to answer any questions that may arise.

Tennis Court Cleaning

Tennis court cleaning is vital in keeping the playing surface safe and playable. It is recommended that you have your tennis court professionally cleaned every 12 to 18 months to ensure that the surface does not become damaged by over use.

If trees or buildings surround your tennis court, the surface will be susceptible to a higher level of moss in the shadier areas of your court. This problem can easily be eliminated through regular cleaning and maintenance, including moss and weed treatment.

A typical cleaning process takes between 1 and 2 days per court. The time it takes to perform the cleaning process will depend on how much moss and dirt has accumulated on your sports surface.

Following completion of court cleaning treatment, the surface will be ready for use again just 12 hours later.

Regular cleaning and maintenance of your tennis court will minimise playing disruption and prolong the life of your sports surface as well as it’s playing performance.



Our team have the expert knowledge and skills to colour your tennis court, including line markings and any other individual requirements. We always use the highest quality products and our paint is non-slip and low glare. Our team take the greatest care to ensure the best finish for your court.

We also offer a binding option which can be applied before painting the court and helps to prolong the surface life, strengthening and extending the life of your tennis court whilst not affecting the porosity.

Tennis Court Resurfacing

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For existing tennis courts that have deteriorated either through use or lack of cleaning and maintenance, our Macseal, tennis court resurfacing, process is the answer.

The open textured tarmacadam we use during this process is a very free draining, safe, and an extremely hard wearing product.

As always, an onsite survey is required to ascertain if resurfacing the tennis court is the most suitable solution. In some cases our binder process is a more effective solution. For more information on the binder process, see our Tennis Court Maintenance page or contact us for a free site survey

Once the Macseal tennis court resurfacing process has been completed and cured, this takes approximately 2-3 weeks the surface will be ready for colouring, if required, with two coats of the chosen textured acrylic paint.

Sports Courts UK Ltd only use the finest approved products to achieve an exceptional standard and quality finish for all our tennis court resurfacing projects.

Tennis Court Construction

Sports Courts UK Ltd are specialists in tennis court construction. We offer a complete bespoke design and building service for new tennis courts.

Following an initial enquiry, one of our experienced professionals will contact you and arrange to conduct an on site survey to obtain all the information required to ensure the selected site is suitable for the required tennis court construction.

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We use only the finest approved tennis surface products and we’ll recommend the most appropriate to achieve an exceptional standard and quality finish for ultimate playing performance.

Tennis Court Fencing

Sports Courts UK Ltd, supply and install a number of tennis court fencing systems to suit your tennis court needs. Whether you have a new requirement or existing fencing needs updating, we can help.

Below we have provided some detail on our chainlink and weld mesh fencing options, these are recommended as the most suitable tennis court fencing systems.

For more details on all our fencing options, please visit our Fencing page.

Chainlink Court

Chainlink Fencing

Chainlink has traditionally been the mainstay of fencing systems throughout the British Isles. Used widely for tennis courts as it absorbs the speed of an out of play ball in order to ensure the ball remains out of play once 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.

It comes in a range of heights, colours and gauges which makes it ideal for areas where ball containment is a consideration. The perfect solution for tennis courts.

Tennis Court FAQs

There are a number of questions we are regularly asked regarding the installation of new tennis courts as well as existing tennis courts that need cleaning or resurfacing.

To help with your research or any queries you may have we’ve compiled a list of answers to the most frequently asked questions that we receive.

If you have a question not answered here please contact us.

Q: Are you still able to conduct site surveys during the Covid-19 lockdown?
A: Yes, Sports Courts is still fully operational and we are able to undertake site surveys, adhering to all current Government guidelines.

Q: Do I have enough room for a tennis court?

A: A standard domestic tennis court is the following dimensions:

Length: 33.53m (110ft)
Width: 16.48m (54ft)*

However the LTA recommended size is:
Length: 34.75m (114ft)
Width: 17.07m (56ft)

LTA full size:
Length: 36.58m (120ft)
Width: 18.20m (60ft).

For private courts, overall court dimensions of 33.53m x 16.48m would be adequate.

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

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

You may also need to seek planning permission for perimeter fencing for private tennis courts. We suggest you contact your local council to seek the required information.

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

A: Each project is individual so time frames are difficult to estimate, but usually 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