Tennis Court Drainage
Tennis courts are unique among sports courts, fields, or other athletic facilities. A hard, porous surface involves unique drainage issues.
Hydraway is the perfect solution for long-lasting drainage systems for tennis courts. Our innovative flat drain system boasts superior inflow rates versus traditional perforated pipe systems and is extremely resistant to clogging. Hydraway is designed with needle-punctured fabric thermally bonded to a polyethylene core that lets water in while keeping silt, soil, and other particulates out of the system.
Tennis courts are unique among athletic courts because of their variable surface materials. One thing most tennis courts have in common, though, is they are at least somewhat porous. This can seem beneficial at first glance because water isn’t sitting on the surface, but, without the proper drainage solution, water will simply collect underneath. This can lead to problems.
In all seasons, standing water can damage a subsurface structure and, when not directed through the proper channels, can cause substantial erosion. Particularly for tennis courts, an uneven playing surface caused by erosion is not only detrimental to the state of play on the court, but could pose safety risks.
In the winter, freezing subsurface water inside the court’s material and in the soil underneath can expand and contract, leading to substantial damage.
You might be thinking, water is water, right? Well, unfortunately, sports court drainage solutions must contend with surface water from rain, flooding, and other sources, as well as subsurface water that seeps beneath the surface or comes from the water table below.
Surface Water – As water comes down in torrential rain, how that water is dealt with plays a major part in how long your facility lasts before repair. Drainage systems below the court should help move water that seeps below the surface, rather than creating standing puddles. If you have a porous surface and water is pooling, that generally means one thing: The subsurface drainage solution isn’t working as intended. There are a number of reasons water might pool in the first place. Other than construction errors, there could be a problem with erosion underneath the dip in your court’s surface. Dealing with uneven surfaces can be a problem, but proper drainage can help prevent them.
Subsurface Water – Year-round, you will have to deal with soil erosion, while in the winter freezing can become a major problem. Hydraway fixes these issues by combining a high inflow rate with clog resistance to ensure the maximum amount of water can enter the system and be removed from underneath your court. Because tennis courts require a network of drains underneath the surface, repairs can be expensive. Hydraway has never had a reported failure when properly installed, meaning it is highly unlikely that any problems will be related to your drainage equipment.
Beyond the superior technical specifications and the greater lifespan versus traditional perforated pipe systems, Hydraway is simple to install. The Hydraway 2000 flat drain system can ship in custom-sized rolls up to 2,250 feet and, when unrolled, lay perfectly flat. With traditional perforated pipe drainage systems, you have to deal with coil memory, slowing the installation process and causing additional labor costs. Plus, once your project is complete, you can be confident that Hydraway will last for the life of your court. There has never been a reported failure outside of improper installation, meaning Hydraway has one of the best records in the industry.
Hydraway partners with distributors all across the United States and around the world to ensure you are receiving the correct products where you need them, when you need them. Scheduling and project management are difficult enough without having to wait for your drainage hardware to arrive. Hydraway makes it easy.
Contact us today using the form below and we can discuss how Hydraway delivers training solutions other manufacturers just can’t match. Every project is unique, and tennis courts in particular have requirements that Hydraway is perfectly suited to match. What projects do you have in mind for the future?