How Much Does it Cost to Repair a Tennis Court?

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$1,947 - $10,061

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Published January 10, 2022

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Tennis Court Repair and Resurfacing Costs

Tennis court repairs cost $6,004 on average with a typical range of $1,947 and $10,061. Resurfacing costs $4,000 to $10,000 or $6,000 on average. Repairs include filling cracks, repairing lights, fixing fences and updating paint lines. Repairs cost far less than a complete hard-court resurfacing, but it usually needs repairs prior to a new surface.

Resurfacing requires multiple steps:

  1. Cleaning: Power washing cracks and surfaces

  2. Repair: Filling and sealing cracks and low spots, also called “birdbaths”

  3. Resurfacing: Spreading an acrylic resurfacing coat

  4. Painting: Painting lines

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National Average $6,004
Typical Range $1,947 - $10,061
Low End - High End $400 - $13,600

Cost data is based on actual project costs as reported by 18 HomeAdvisor members.

How Much Does It Cost to Resurface Tennis Courts?

Resurfacing a tennis court costs $6,000 on average, including labor and materials. This also includes filling and fixing any cracks or low spots and applying an acrylic surface. Resurfacing only applies to hard courts made from asphalt and concrete.

Labor Cost to Resurface a Tennis Court

Labor for resurfacing makes up about 70% to 80% of the total cost. Your pro will spread a resurfacing agent on your concrete or asphalt using a squeegee. This part is all done by hand, and nothing is automated. Crack filler, resurfacing sealant, equipment and overhead make up the remainder of the price.

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Tennis Court Paint Cost

Painting the lines on a tennis court costs $250 to $600. If you have grass or clay which requires frequent repainting, it makes more sense to purchase a paint roller made specifically for this purpose. A paint striper costs $50 to $200.

For the rest of the court – and separate from applying lines – you’ll use a specialized thicker surface acrylic coating. Although often referred to as “paint” it’s really a special thick acrylic and sometimes rubberized coat that seals the surface and increases the cushion.

Tennis Court Color Fading

Tennis court color fading is an inevitable part of owning one, particularly if it’s outdoors. Most quotes to rejuvenate the color come in at $4,000 to $6,000. Some products exist that claim to restore your surface to a like new appearance. Once it’s completely faded, you’ll want to do a complete resurfacing to restore the color.

Labor Cost to Paint Tennis Court

Labor costs from $150 to $500 to paint your tennis court lines. Most of the price for the job comes from the labor, with only about $50 to $100 coming from paint, equipment and overhead.

Tennis Court Repair Cost

Repairing a tennis court costs $50 to $2,000. Besides cracks in the surface, you’ll more often need repairs on fencing, lights and nets.

  • Fencing repairs cost $300-$800 total.

  • Net repairs run $100-$300 total.

  • Light repairs cost $100-$300 per light.

  • Crack repairs cost $50-$1,000 total.

  • Windscreen repairs run $0.25-$0.50 per square foot.

  • Rust spot removal costs $50-$100 total.

Tennis Court Crack Repair

Tennis court crack repairs cost $50 to $500. They’re fixed by hand, usually with a filler material and one of many types of crack cement available. Some companies use a patch with sealant on both sides while others use only a crack filler. For multiple cracks, you’ll likely want to recoat the entire court with an acrylic surface sealant after filling and leveling.

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Tennis Court Maintenance Cost

Annual maintenance costs for tennis courts range from $1,000 to $5,000. Whatever surface or type you have, you’ll still need to maintain the fences, nets, lights and windscreens.

  • Grass and clay cost the most and require weekly or daily maintenance. Both types require regular watering to keep the grass alive and the clay from cracking.

  • Asphalt costs far less than either grass or clay. You’ll find cracks and sunken spots are the largest problems with asphalt.

  • Concrete has the lowest annual maintenance cost.

DIY vs. Hiring a Tennis Court Repair Professional

For serious tennis players, nothing but a smooth and even playing surface will do. Unfortunately, DIY solutions tend to leave uneven finishes. A professional repair helps maintain the “pool table” levelness of your playing surface for perfect tennis matches. Find a tennis court repair professional to restore your court and identify any underlying issues.

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FAQs

How often does a tennis court need to be resurfaced?

You’ll want to resurface your tennis court every 4 to 8 years.

How do you maintain a tennis court?

Maintenance for a tennis court varies based on the type you have.

  • Grass: Mowing, watering, soil testing, compacting and painting. Grass needs almost daily care.

  • Acrylic over concrete or asphalt: Cleaning and covering regularly. Repair cracks as needed.

  • Clay: Watering (to keep the clay from cracking), spreading, compacting and painting.

What kind of paint do you use on a tennis court?

You’ll want to use a paint made specifically for tennis courts. Don’t use any off-the-shelf paint at a hardware store. Tennis specific paint is thicker and created to coat and seal the surface, not just paint it.

How much does it cost to paint a tennis court?

It’ll cost $250 to $600 to paint the lines on a tennis court. It’ll cost $4,000 to $10,000 to completely seal it or resurface it.

How much time does it take to resurface a tennis court?

It’ll take 3 to 7 days to resurface a tennis court. That includes removing the old surface, cleaning and repairing as needed and resurfacing.

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