Sample Hard Court Projects
28 Commerce Park Road
P.O. Box 1100
Pocasset, MA 02559
"Hard court" is a term used to designate impervious type courts constructed with asphalt or concrete. The term "All Weather" is also used in the Northeast area to describe asphalt or concrete type courts.
Hard courts offer some advantages over soft courts. The advantages are:
- Lower maintenance
- Durability, standing up better to abuse and misuse, which is invaluable if the courts are not supervised.
- Playable very quickly after rainfall.
- Playable year round (weather permitting)
- Suitable for basketball and or other sports. (some surfaces can be easily damaged with improper footwear or equipment)
The disadvantages are:
- Shorter life expectancy than soft courts. (Although Post Tensioned Concrete does offer a long term court)
- The surfaces do not allow sliding, which means there is greater risk of injury when playing.
- Traditionally these courts will be harder on the players' feet, legs and back. (Although adding cushion surfaces to the "hard surfaces" will help).
The standard surface treatment for All Weather surfaces is an acrylic surfacing system. Cape and Island Tennis & Track, uses the Plexipave Sport Surfacing Systems and the Deco Color Sport Surfacing System, both divisions of California Products Corporation.
The Plexipave and Deco names are recognized throughout the world for being leading suppliers of 100% acrylic surfaces, which maintain their color, ball bounce and consistent play year after year.
Plexicushion and Decoturf, are shock absorbing systems which are very popular with the serious players and allow longer play with less fatigue.
Other surfaces offered for superior cushioning are roll or sheet good type surfaces as well as modular systems for multisport use.