Five new tennis courts were desperately needed at Northern Suburbs Tennis Association, due to severe damage caused to the playing surface by roots from nearby trees, which were uplifting the courts and making them almost unplayable. Major underground work was required to remove the intruding roots without compromising the health of the established trees – and a deep tree root barrier was also a necessity, to ensure long-term stability.
Extensive base levelling work over the 2250m2 (Tennis Court Dimensions = 31m x 15m x 5 courts) site was needed, to ensure a level-playing surface. Then there was the massive task of uplifting and disposing of the old sand-filled synthetic grass. The site also required the relocation of the old umpire chairs, the removal of existing net posts and footings and replacement with new ones, and base levelling work using a stabilised sand and cement screed in 3 layers.
Polytan first addressed the tree root damage and surface levelling requirements, before supplying and installing the new sand-filled green synthetic grass surface (the OmniCourt Pro system), installing new external winding tennis posts, Grandslam posts and nets and relocating the umpire chairs, before grooming the sand infill in readiness for play.
After completion of the tennis court reconstruction project, Polytan undertook regular checks to regulate infill levels, adjust sand levels and conduct further grooming (at no extra charge), to aid optimum playability.
NSTA Treasurer Rick Anderson commented “The five courts, with the new base, are probably in the best condition they have been in since being converted to synthetic grass many years ago.” To read the full testimonial click here…