TENNIS COURT PAINT RESURFACING PRODUCTS & DIY RESOURCES

Our 100% acrylic tennis court paint and patching products, manufactured under our propriety brand, Environmental Sport Coatings are all commercial grade engineered with the do-it-yourselfer and parks departments in mind. Visit Our Tennis Court Surfacing Paint and Repair Resource page. Our staff of tennis court surfacing, repair and construction experts are on call 7 days a week to help you.
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PICKLEBALL COURT PAINT PRODUCT & DIY RESOURCES 


The game of Pickleball is on fire right now.  This year we created specialized products instructions to help our pickleball court surfacers find exactly what they need.  We have all the products, tools and instructions to patch, paint (or resurface) and line your pickleball court.  We carry pickleball nets and net post as well as pre-packaged kits for your convenience. As with all our products, they are designed for ease of use for the do-it-yourselfer, and we are always a phone call away anytime you need help or advice.
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BASKETBALL COURT PAINT / PATCHING PRODUCTS & DIY RESOURCES 

Basketball court surfaces take the most abuse of any sport surface. EnviroCoat top surface coatings are engineered to withstand the most agressive twisting, and grinding your players can dish out. They are also made to withstand the coldest and hottest temperatures on the planet.
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COURT RESURFACING AND PATCHING PRODUCTS AND DIY RESOURCES
 

Basketball court surfaces take the most abuse of any sport surface. EnviroCoat top surface coatings are engineered to withstand the most agressive twisting, and grinding your players can dish out. They are also made to withstand the coldest and hottest temperatures on the planet. 


BENIFITS OF BUYING FROM US
 

Try to imagine a pallet load of tennis court paint and patching products sitting next to your court, purchased from a company with no support system in place to help when you have questions or issues. Trust us, you WILL have questions and issues, and they will likely arise when you are in the middle of the work. And yes, especially Saturdays and Sundays. Our court surfacing and repair experts are on-call 7 days a week to provide real-time instruction and help you avoid costly, stressful, mistakes.  'Click here for the full list of Court Store benefits waiting for you'

  



TESTIMONIALS

 

Peggy Bucher - Thanks again for leading me through this crazy project. It is amazing what a coat of paint can do. I will be calling you in seven years. 

Tom Garner - Thank you to Mark Montemayor and The Court Store for meeting and exceeding all my expectations with your tennis court prepping and painting products and expertise! I recommend you at the highest level for all who are contemplating a tennis court painting project! 

Read more testimonials and see pictures of many of their completed court surfacing projects!

Please call us if you have any questions.  We are always here to help you determine what you need.  We love to talk tennis courts: (800) 983-1357 or (404) 915-8352


Considerations For Finding The Best Value and Fit For Your Court Painting Project

How do you decide whether to hire a contractor to patch and paint your tennis court or purchase the products and do it yourself?  This article will address some consideration to help you determine which best fits your budget and capabilities. 

Note: This article will refer to tennis court painting specifically for the sake of brevity, but the process is essentially the same for other sport surfaces such as: Pickleball, Basketball, Paddleball, Volleyball, Badminton, play areas, tracks, walking areas, etc.…  If questions arise as you read, don’t hesitate to call us at: (404) 915-8352.  We, at The Court Store, Inc., love to talk tennis courts. 


SHOULD YOU HIRE A CONTRACTOR TO PAINT AND REPAIR YOUR COURT OR DO IT YOURSELF?

Price is the primary reason people decide to tackle their own tennis court paint and repair projects, but there are many others.  Some do it because they love the challenge of “Do-it-yourself” projects.  Others are very meticulous and feel they can do a better job. Still others cannot find a court surfacing (painting) contractor in their area.  Most tennis court owners choose to hire a contractor to handle their projects “turn-key”.  Contractor pricing for tennis court paint and repair varies widely depending on the region of the U.S.  In most coastal areas you can save quite a bit by buying the materials and surfacing your own court.  Below is a table of approximate turn-key tennis court painting prices around the Country as well as DIY materials, tools, and shipping costs to do it yourself.

# of Courts

DIY Materials, Tools 

N.E. &
California

S.E. &
Midwest

S.W &
N.W.

1 Court

1.5K-3K

8K-16K

4K-8K

6K-10K

2 Court Battery

3.4K-5K

12K-24K

6K-12K

9K-15K

3 Court Battery

5K-6.4K

17K-24K

8.5K-17K

13K-22K

4 Court Battery

6.4K-8.6K

24K-45K

11K-23K

17K-28K

DO YOU NEED SPECIAL SKILLS TO PAINT AND REPAIR YOUR COURT?  First, let’s dispel the notion that this work requires a high level of training or skill.  Tennis court painting is not any more technically challenging than many common do-it-yourself projects.  If you have laid tile in your kitchen or patched and painted a wall you already have many of the technical skills needed.  Even if you have never done these related projects, with a little guidance from our experts and a few trade secrets revealed in our how-to articles and videos, your tennis court project will look like it was done by a pro. 

WILL YOU HAVE TIME TO PAINT AND REPAIR YOUR COURT?  A tennis court is a large area, so painting the entire court it is somewhat physically demanding.  The saying, “How do you eat an elephant?  One bite at a time.”, applies here.  You can take multiple bites of your tennis court painting project elephant each day or you can take one small bite when you have a couple of hours on a sunny morning.  Your court project does not have to overwhelm you.  A typical court painting and patching project will take approximately 48 man-hours.

HOW LONG BETWEEN PAINTINGS (RESURFACING)?  Tennis court resurfacing, the process of patching and repainting an existing tennis court, is usually done every 4 to 7 years.  Some do it more often.  Some wait 10 to 15 years to resurface their court.  Courts are generally resurfaced more often than every 4 years because they either receive very heavy usage or structurally, they require more frequent attention to issues such as large cracks and settlement.  The general reasons for waiting longer than 7 years are lack of funds or inattention.  After 7 years the court will begin to become an eyesore on the property.

INSPECTION, RECORDING, PLANNING AND PRICING ARE YOUR FIRST STEPS

THE PROFESSIONAL WAY TO INSPECT A TENNIS COURT FOR PAINTING AND/OR REPAIR

The first step of your tennis court resurfacing project is “Inspection”, whether you plan to hire a tennis court contractor to do the work or do it yourself.  Just as you stand a better chance of a reasonable price by speaking knowledgeably to a mechanic about a problem with your car, you will be assured of the best value for your tennis court resurfacing if you know exactly what your court needs.  It’s not always possible to know specifically what car repairs are needed due to their complexity.  But, once you have followed the inspection steps below, you will know exactly what your tennis court will need and be able to communicate intelligently with tennis court resurfacing experts.  A thorough inspection and recording will allow you to proceed on to planning and pricing your tennis court resurfacing as a do-it-yourself project, or to provide local court contractors with the information needed for them to easily give you their best pricing for a turn-key job.

WAIT FOR A GOOD RAIN OR FLOOD YOUR COURT WITH A HOSE

Court resurfacing pros know the best way to inspect a court is within an hour of a heavy rain.  The gloss from the water reveals highs, lows and other imperfections that are more difficult to see when the court is dry.  Slight humps created by roots intruding onto the court are a good example of identifying high spots.  Standing water can best be identified one hour after flooding.  Therefore, the obvious first step to a thorough inspection of your court is to wait for a good soaking rain or flood it with a garden hose.  Immediately after the court has been flooded, walk over every square foot of it looking for any imperfections (except standing water).  You should have a big yellow crayon in hand to mark each area you think needs repair.  Don’t hesitate to write on the court where you want to be reminded of details of the problems. 

You should wait one hour after a good flooding to find and mark areas where water is standing.  The U.S.T.A. (United States Tennis Association) regulations state: any area holding water deep enough to cover a nickel (1/8” or greater), one hour after flooding, should be patched to eliminate or at least reduce the standing water.  In our industry these areas are called, “Bird-Baths”, oddly enough.  The U.S.T.A. is primarily interested in eliminating these Bird-Baths because they slow the drying of the surface after a rain, delaying the resumption of play.  As a court owner, you should eliminate them because water standing on the surface for too long will allow mildew to flourish, creating a slip hazard when damp and eventually degrading the paint.  So, one hour after flooding, use your yellow crayon to mark around the outer edge of any Bird-Baths you find. 

Typical crayon markings might look similar the graphic below (black lines represent cracks).  Don’t be alarmed if your court has many more marks than show here. 

NOTE:  If you plan to resurface the court relatively soon, you should consider cleaning your court (including pressure washing if needed) before you perform the inspection steps above.  Cleaning with water will remove many of the markings.  Rain will erode them away after a month or so.

Once you have inspected the tennis court and marked the areas needing work, it’s a good practice to document these areas with a diagram and electronic pictures.  These will be invaluable to anyone you contact to either supply materials for your tennis court resurfacing or for contractors to give you turn-key pricing.  If you would like a blank tennis court diagram for your notes, click on one of these links for one of ours: SINGLE COURT DIAGRAMTWO COURT BATTERY DIAGRAM.  They are free.  Pictures should include close-ups of the problem areas and a few half-court and full-court overview shots.  If you are taking pictures of areas that are rough, drop a coin in the close-ups for perspective.  When finished your diagram will look something like the one below.