Typically tennis courts are constructed out of asphalt or post tension concrete. Each surface has its plusses and minuses. Regardless of the construction material selected for your new courts, there are other important factors to take into consideration like its location, type of soil and drainage options. Most important though, are the design, construction techniques and experience of the contractor.
Byrne & Jones Sports Construction specializes in constructing both asphalt and post-tension concrete courts. We have more than 40 years of asphalt and concrete construction experience – servicing the sports market. We have built, serviced, and maintained more than 1,000 tennis courts in the St. Louis area and throughout the Midwest.
Asphalt has been the industry standard for decades. If properly designed, constructed, and maintained they should last anywhere from 12-18 years. A lot of tennis court owners prefer asphalt over post-tension concrete because it's a softer surface and typically cost less to construct.
Post-tension concrete courts are gaining in popularity throughout the United States. The main reason is that they are less susceptible to cracking than asphalt courts. Post-tension involves encasing cables in both directions in concrete, then stressing and locking the cables in compression once the concrete has the proper compressive strength.
When constructing a tennis court, Byrne & Jones Sports Construction takes the entire site into consideration. From orientation, soil stability, and drainage to landscaping design and fencing - we look at the total picture to make a recommendation that makes the most sense for your particular needs. We use state-of-the-art laser guided equipment to ensure perfect playing surface conditions, drainage, and longevity for years to come.
If your next project involves tennis court construction call 314-567-7997 to discuss what surface is best for your project.