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Old 02-12-2014, 10:03 AM  
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I think priority one would be to learn the difference between asphalt and concrete. Not to be smug or anything like that, but not knowing the difference could be an invitation for some contractor to sell you anything he wants. At least some knowledge of the problem is a good way to arm yourself.

I'm pretty sure you can tell the difference between concrete and asphalt if you just take a good look at it. You walk/drive/live on these surfaces all the time in daily life. If it turns out to be neither, then you have a real serious tennis court on your hands, probably built by real serious tennis players. If the court is only going to be for the kids & dogs, you may not need to do anything until you are ready to resell.

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i don't know of any conc courts because there would have to be joints OR the conc will crk on its own,,, the ball landing on a crk/jnt would deflect the intended ball path & both players would get angry tennis players are the most anal athletes i ever met as everything's got to be perfect - gimme a horseshoes player any day,,, court paving's a specialty - even to the hot mix.

that coating is an acrylic - avail anywhere, even on line,,,

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I don't know. In So Cal, there are many concrete courts referred to as "sport courts".
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Old 03-15-2014, 10:08 AM  
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We have them in north pa also. They saw cut them and fill the slot with something. And many have cracks.

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i'll be damned - never knew that,,, all the ones we built OR played on were either blacktop tennis court mix w/acrylic coatings OR clay

where in no PA ?

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