CASE STUDY – SuperSport Tennis Court Surfacing
Spadeoak was appointed by the Lawn & Tennis Association (LTA) to complete 184 projects across the south of England, one project was to complete resurfacing and the installation of new courts and surrounding fence line to the tennis facilities at Wolf Fields, Southall.
Sports specialists Spadeoak were appointed by the Lawn & Tennis Association to complete 184 tennis court projects in the south of England.
The framework is to promote the use of public tennis courts across the UK by improving the facilities, making them a safe, secure and fun area for members of the public to enjoy playing tennis.
The projects required similar works across the 184 sites including this one at Wolf Fields, Southall.
The project brief was to resurface the double tennis court, installing a new play safe and secure fence line, tennis posts and nets, colouring the surfacing for tennis and line marking appropriately to the LTA standards.
The courts were excavated to a depth of 365mm installing fresh geo-textile membrane and 300mm of type 3 base course, a 40mm porous binder course was installed before a final 25mm SuperSport surface course was laid to complete the resurfacing layers.
SuperSport is an asphalt product from Aggregate Industries designed to meet the specific requirements and offer a range of benefits for tennis courts. SuperSport is also free-draining, ensuring no standing water remains on the surface, allowing play shortly after heavy rainfall, the finished surface can be coloured and the playing areas marked up in a range of colours.
SuperSport is fully compliant with requirements of Lawn Tennis Association and SAPCA.
To add to these benefits the SuperSport material was installed as a warm mix asphalt, reducing the carbon elements of the product compared to conventional materials providing a sustainable solution for the LTA.
A new 3m high fence line was installed surrounding the courts, with a secure gate for access.
The project was completed in just over 1 working week and handed back to a very happy client.
Alex Venables, Park Facilities Project Manager at the LTA
“It has been a pleasure to work with Spadeoak on this project. They have been extremely accommodating in dealing with several issues along the way. A great final product which I know the Local Authority are thrilled with”.