Tennis is probably the only sports that are played the year around. Even the most avid tennis players are more likely to take to indoor courts over the cooler or even pouring months. But how about when the hurricane season moves in full swing? Have you thought of protecting your tennis court? Well, you should take a moment to storm-proof your sports court. After all, your sport court is an asset you should protect throughout the year. The earlier you forecast a bad storm looming the more likely you minimize the chance of damaging your tennis court.

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Here are some of the best ways you can implement the less expensive incurred tips to protect your court, their surrounding fencing, lighting and other essential amenities during the tropical storm or hurricane:

How to protect the windscreen?

One of the foremost important storm preparedness tips is to secure the windscreens around your facilities. Windscreens act as a sailboat sail especially during the heavy storm. It catches strong wind gusts that can potentially damage your fence. Therefore, this area of storm protection is important for safeguarding your facilities. So when storm makes it way towards your sport facilities, label, remove or store your windscreen. Also make sure that you order adequate amount of extra windscreen ty-raps, snaps and fastening ropes before such season approaches.

Take a look at the precautions you should if you have the following sizes of windscreen:

If you have 6-foot windscreen Roll you windscreen to the top of the fence Fasten and secure it with a rope and Cut the ty-raps along the sides and the bottom of the windscreen.

If you have 9-foot windscreen Roll your windscreen to the middle of the fence Fasten and secure with a rope Cut the ty-raps along the bottom and top of the windscreen.

In a nutshell, there are some important tips for all types of sport court surfaces:

Remove tennis nets Remove all tennis court tables and chairs secured for the audiences and the court benches Remove awnings Remove the essential court equipment from fences, squeegees, liner brooms and much more to add If strong winds are expected water the court before the storm to prevent loss of materials due to wind.

How to protect the court lighting?

Lighted court adds greatly to the enjoyment of the tennis. It is natural that tennis court will have several lighting system to provide adequate lighting during the game. An effective court construction planning includes proper facility to protect its lighting. Before heavy storm is forecasted, remove all the lightings protect it for further functioning. This also includes careful administration of the electric panel to accommodate energy demand later.

It is better to get a professional involved while removing the electrical wires to take off the lights and other fixtures. This is because; a professional can direct you regarding how to re-install the lights when the stormy weather is over. The re-installation of lighting should also be planned in conjunction with the condition of the court.

How to prepare the court after the storm or hurricane is over:

No matter how well you have protected you court, if it is resurfaced immediate after the heavy weather, you continue to get the best possible performance. However, the following few tips can also ensure long-lasting sport facilities-

Sweep your court thoroughly. The loose grits, rubbish and debris can have an abrasive effect on your court. If it is left for a long period of time, it can cause the surface to extensively deteriorate

If you observe any hairline crack, arrange to have them repaired as quickly as possible. However, if left, it can lead to major structural cracks that could present a fall or trip hazard for players and cut short your court’s life

A pressure washer work wonders for the condition and appearance of your court cleaning away any hidden dust or moss and algae that has accumulated over the wetter winter months.

As you invest a lot of time and energy in tennis court construction, you should also take precaution to protect every bit of it.

Sports Pundit member @SportSurfaces

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