RESURFACING

There is only one cure for a tennis court that is cracked, faded and peeling: tennis court resurfacing. Tennis court resurfacing makes an existing court look like new again and makes it better suited for playing by filling in dips. It is part of normal tennis court maintenance and it dramatically increases the lifespan and playability of a court.

OUR WORKS ( BEFORE AND AFTER )

OUR WORKS ( BEFORE AND AFTER )

PAINTING

Tennis court paint is a superior water-borne acrylic resin, low odour decorative finish, specially produced for exterior and interior asphalt and concrete tennis courts. It is also suitable for other similar sports surfaces.

ASPHALT & CONCRETE REPLACEMENT

One of the major advantages of concrete tennis courts is that they require very little regular maintenance.However, over time, concrete tennis courts will deteriorate. This deterioration will manifest itself visually in the form of worn color material, surface cracks and low areas/bird baths. The gradual wear of a concrete tennis court can eventually result in hazardous conditions for players and the court owner. For this reason, concrete tennis courts should be professionally resurfaced every 4-5 years.

OUR WORKS ( BEFORE AND AFTER )

OUR WORKS ( BEFORE AND AFTER )

POWER WASHING

A pressure washer surface cleaner is probably the best tool for this job. First prepare to power wash the tennis court by removing any debris (leaves, balls, and any object that is big enough to pick up by hand). Secure or remove any object that could be pushed by the pressure of the jet such as trashcans, counters, or plastic chairs. Anything that is lightweight and can become a projectile should be taken out. A pressure of 2000-2600 psi should be plenty to clean dirt and any mold that took hold on the surface. This will not only result in a safer court but will also save long term resurfacing costs by extending the life of the surface.

FENCE REPAIR

Fencing systems are an integral part of any tennis court. The primary purpose of your fencing system is to keep the tennis balls contained within the court. However, security is another factor when it comes to choosing a fencing system for your court. Whatever your situation, Ema Sports Solutions can offer you the ideal fencing solution for your tennis facility

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NET POST REPAIR

How to Install a Tennis Net Post

1- Net posts are set 42’ apart for a doubles court. This measurement should be made from the center of one post to the center of the other. 

2- Net posts may be permanently installed or they may be set in sleeves, making the removable and allowing use of the court for multiple purposes. We highly recommend that sleeves be used on all net post installations. Net posts set in sleeves make resurfacing and maintenance easier. Net post installation utilizing sleeves may also prevent the future need to dig up the post footing in order to replace bent, rusted or broken posts. Sleeves should be large enough to accept the post to be installed and should be round or square depending upon the type of post to be used. The net post sleeve should be positioned at the center of the footing. Extending the bottom of the footing slightly in the direction of the opposite post may increase its resistance to excessive stress caused by over tensioning the net. 

3- Once you have determined the appropriate location for each net post/sleeve, a concrete footer will need to be installed to secure the net posts. Net post footings should be round at the top, not less than 18” in diameter tapering out to a square bottom not less that 30” at the bottom. Footings should be 6” deeper than the local frost depth, but not less than 42” deep. The appropriate depth for a net post footing depends on the particular soil conditions and the amount of freeze-thaw activity at the site. The ground in which footings are set should be firm and unyielding.

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CRACK REPAIR

Tennis courts ideally require an even surface for a fair match to take place. Repairing cracks in a tennis court is essential to ensuring safe and effective play. Concrete and asphalt surfaces break down in the sunlight over time due to oxidation, causing surface materials to degenerate. Repairing a tennis-court crack can be accomplished in as little as two to three days.

OUR WORKS ( BEFORE AND AFTER )

OUR WORKS ( BEFORE AND AFTER )

BUBBLES

Blisters or bubbles in the color coating on asphalt and concrete courts most often are caused by moisture between the pavement and the coating material, within or beneath the pavement. Since both asphalt and concrete can absorb moisture, moisture trapped below the slab can be drawn up through the pavement or moisture may come from the pavement itself if the slab is incompletely dried or is experiencing severe drainage issues prior to the application of coating materials. 

Whenever water is present on, in or beneath a tennis court pavement, heat from a warm day can draw the moistureupward to the surface where, if trapped, it vaporizes and expands. Most modern tennis court coatings are semi permeable and allow a small amount of moisture to escape. However, if larger amounts of moisture are present, if too many coats of surfacing have been applied, if the coats are too thick or if impermeable coating materials have been used, the water cannot escape and the trapped vapor breaks the bond between the coating and slab, forming a bubble. Bubbles also may form between layers of coating. 

Bubbles may also be caused by contamination of base materials during construction. Salts, organic residues, curing agents, clay balls, dust balls and oil spills are all materials that can cause bubbling or blistering in a tennis court surface. Blisters may also occur if a surface is not properly cleaned prior to application of color coatings and, therefore, the new coatings do not properly adhere to the surface. 

When recoating an existing court, it is important to note how many coats of surfacing already are present, and if there are many layers, to consider removing the old coats before applying a new surface. Where many layers of coating are present, each additional layer of coating reduces the permeability of the surface and increases the likelihood of bubbling. 

Small bubbles may be punctured with an ice pick or nail and pressed down, which may make them re-adhere if thereis still liquid or semi-dry binder under the bubble. If not, adhesive must be injected with a syringe to facilitate bonding. Large bubbles may be cut open and reattached to the pavement with an adhesive. 

In most cases, installation of a vapor barrier in construction, proper base construction techniques, proper drainage, adequate curing of the slab prior to coating and proper installation of coatings should prevent formation of blisters. 

In rare cases, however, even when permeable materials and proper methods are used, environmental conditions may result in the formation of an occasional blister.

ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONS

Tennis court lighting is one of the best ways to enjoy your sport and maximize your outdoor investment throughout the year. There is nothing more frustrating to suspend play in the middle of a match because you can’t see to hit the ball.

Periodic Tennis Court Lighting Maintenance: 
All sport lighting fixtures should be cleaned periodically to maintain good performance. When cleaning the lenses use a damp cloth to eliminate static electricity and the accumulation of dust on the lens. Always wear gloves when handling the lamp since oil from your hands can significantly reduce their efficiency and average lamp life. You can lose up to 30% of the useful light if you don’t clean your fixtures regularly. It’s a good idea to change your lamps at 75% of their rated life to maintain optimum light levels. The average lamp life for a 1000 watt metal halide lamp is 10,000 hours.

OUR WORKS ( BEFORE AND AFTER )

OUR WORKS ( BEFORE AND AFTER )

ARTIFICIAL GRASS, TURF AND BACKYARDS

We know that when it comes to building a tennis court, quality starts at the foundations. A well-engineered foundation is as essential to the performance and durability of a tennis court as to any other structure. That’s why we pay an enormous amount of attention to the part of the court that you will never see. 

Post Foundations 

Post foundations should be not less than 18” in diameter at the top, not less than 30” at the bottom, and not less than 42” in depth. An extended concrete base at the bottom of the foundation, shaped like a foot pointing in the direction of the opposing net post, will increase the foundation’s resistance to stress and strain of torque in the direction of force. Foundations should be so constructed as to provide a distance of 33’ on a singles court and 42’ on a doubles court, measured from center of post to center of post. Concrete for foundations should use well-graded rock, gravel or stone mixed in ratios attaining a compressive strength of not less than 3,500 lbs. per square inch at the 28th day after pouring. For asphalt courts, the top of the concrete foundation should be round to prevent radial cracking.

NEW SERVICES

Multi Game Courts: Imagine a sports paradise in your own backyard—with a multi-purpose Game Court or a basketball court, putting green, driving range, batting cage and more. Ema Sports Solutions, LLC. can help you convert your underutilized backyard court into a 20 game sports complex where there is something for everybody, including: basketball, volleyball, rebounder, hand ball, roller hockey, paddle tennis, badminton, short tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, etc

Sand Volleyball Courts: If volleyball is your sport, imagine practicing your serves and spikes, right on your outdoor sand volleyball court by Ema Sports Solutions, LLC. Let the enhanced skills you develop while playing on your sand volleyball court also help you with your indoor volleyball court game.

Putting Green:

We provide synthetic putting green design and professional installation services. We are the synthetic putting green experts – having installed putting greens throughout Houston 2008. We know that serious golfers and people who require attention to detail need more than a landscaper or grass installer to design and build their custom putting green. 
We are locally owned and operated and are licensed specifically to install synthetic turf. We use only the highest quality American made materials and construction processes to insure a beautiful, realistic, long lasting result.

Athletic Track Fields: We handle all aspects of track design, construction, resilient surfacing, and lines. Specializing in the high school and small college market, we focus on the needs of our customer and maintaining high standards of service. We are licensed, bonded and fully insured.

Tennis Backboards installation: We supply backboards to industry professionals and for homes. Tired of your kids hitting the ball against the garage door? Then put a backboard at the end of a drive way or the side of a basketball court, the possibilities are endless!
We can help you decide which style is best for you. Feel free to email us with any questions. If you are installing a free standing backboard we can guide you through how to prepare the area before your backboard arrives.

Soccer Goals Installation: Preventing accidental death or serious injury from soccer goals tipping over is a major concern, and one that Ema Sports Solutions, LLC takes very seriously. When we set out to manufacture our new soccer goals, the safety of children and soccer players was the driving force behind the design. Although soccer goals should always be anchored, we set out to design our goals to be as tip-resistant as possible in the even the goals were not properly anchored.

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