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3 Essential Steps to Laying a High-Quality Sub-Base for Your Residential Tennis Court

If you are a sports-oriented individual, having a tennis court installed on your property can be a fantastic idea. Not only is this an excellent facility for various occasions, but it also affords a unique opportunity to keep fit. But you can only reap the full benefits from a properly constructed tennis court, which begins with designing an ideal sub-base. 

This post discusses three essential steps that are extremely necessary when you wish to achieve a high-quality sub-base for your residential tennis court. 

Installing Appropriate Backfill 

To achieve a long-lasting tennis court—with proper maintenance, of course—you must never allow it to retain rainwater. You don't want to have a waterlogged tennis court that's unfit for use and which will deteriorate prematurely. 

You can avoid this problem by ensuring the court's surface is raised at an angle above the ground. Using backfill on your court's sub-base can be highly rewarding. Consider choosing striped soil for your backfill, which requires flattening and compaction to attain a durable sub-base for your tennis court. 

Consider Geotextile Installation

If you are envisioning a stable sub-base for your tennis court, you require efficient drainage. That's especially true for tennis courts in lower altitude areas than their surroundings. But excellent drainage would be impossible if you only use soil and crushed stone for your backfill. For that reason, incorporating geotextile technology can be significantly helpful. It involves covering your backfill with a fabric layer to separate it from the lower sub-base section made from crushed stone. Doing this allows efficient drainage for the backfill, which in turn keeps your tennis court relatively dry. 

Middle Wedging Layer

This layer represents the last section of your tennis court's sub-base. It's made of finely crushed stones and shelters the larger, crushed rocks. The main purpose of this layer is to provide interlocking for both layers to remove any spaces that can jeopardise the court's stability. 

However, you must use the right levelling equipment, such as a roller to flatten and compact the surface. A tightly packed middle wedging layer helps prevent the adjacent layer from washing down into the base layer. That's especially necessary to prevent it from losing the required grip. 

These are the three essential steps you must follow when you want to achieve a high-quality and durable sub-base for your tennis court. Assistance from a tennis court construction company can be helpful when you feel stuck along the way.