We have 7 courts in total; all are outdoor, all-weather surfaces.
In summer 2012 we were delighted to upgrade our 4 traditional shale courts to Advantage RedCourt. Not only are the courts a joy to play on, so far we have found the surface to be fantastic in both very wet weather (with no puddles) and very dry weather (with no watering required and no dust clouds). The artificial clay granules do not make our clothes dirty and the only maintenance required is sweeping the courts after play.
We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the following organizations that awarded grants to make this all possible:
Here is some more information on the Advantage RedCourt surface from the manufacturer's website:-
Combining the playing characteristics and appearance of clay with the benefits of an all-weather playing surface, Advantage RedCourt only has to be installed on a stable, free draining base.
As with traditional clay courts, play takes place on an unbound surface. Players can therefore develop and use slide in a controlled motion, allowing coverage of the whole court area with reduced effort and less stress on joints and ligaments.
With near year-round playability, Advantage RedCourt allows matches and training to be conducted on an ideal tennis playing surface in comfort and with minimal downtime.
For more information on the Advantage Red Court surface, please visit the website http://www.advantageredcourt.co.uk.
The three porous macadam courts were last resurfaced in August 2008. The superb 10m high-level floodlights were installed on two of the courts in April 2002. Floodlighting at 8m height was installed on the third court in 2010.
Porous macadam courts are a slow paced type of court with a good bounce height, excellent for teaching beginners and juniors. They drain very quickly after wet-weather and are painted with non-slip acrylic paint. Regularly pressure wash and treat the courts to keep them free from weeds and moss.