How Much Does Tennis Court Resurfacing or Repair Cost?

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Updated December 19, 2022

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Resurfacing a tennis court costs $6,153 on average. And you’ll pay anywhere between $1,906 and $10,400. Your total tennis court resurfacing cost will depend on several factors, including the extent of repairs needed, the cost to install the new top surface, and the addition of any enhancements. Our guide will help you determine the cost to resurface a tennis court.

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National Average $6,153
Typical Range $1,906 - $10,400
Low End - High End $400 - $14,850

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Tennis Court Resurfacing Costs

Resurfacing a tennis court costs $6,000 on average, including labor and materials. The cost to resurface a tennis court also includes repairs—filling and fixing cracks or low spots, correcting drainage issues, thoroughly cleaning the court from moss and fungus, and leveling the court. Finally, there is the cost of applying an acrylic surface. 

Cost to Resurface a Tennis Court by Type

The typical costs to resurface a tennis court run from $400 to $13,600. Your tennis court resurfacing cost depends on the resurfacing material—asphalt, clay, rubber, acrylic, concrete, or synthetic grass. And how many repairs you need to make before resurfacing. Below, we’ll discuss the costs associated with the different types of tennis courts: 


Asphalt resurfacing costs run between $20,000 and $40,000. Asphalt is the most cost-prohibitive tennis court material because you need to replace it every four to eight years. Asphalt requires a total replacement because it easily cracks due to UV exposure, thermal expansion, and freeze-thaw weather conditions. In addition, asphalt is prone to drainage issues. Asphalt tennis courts take 30 days to properly cure—use an asphalt-based sealant before painting lines on your court. 


You can expect to pay between $2,500 to $3,000 to resurface a clay tennis court every four to eight years. Clay tennis court resurfacing includes these steps:

  1. Thoroughly clean the court and remove mold, algae, and fungus.

  2. Mechanically scarify the court—which is the process of using a milling machine with a controlled scarification blade. The machine scarifies the surface material to remove algae and standing water. Essentially, it re-grades the surface to improve water seepage.

  3. Remove the excess clay and apply fresh surface material.

  4. Laser grade the court’s surface—which returns the surface depth to 1 inch, re-establishing the proper slope.

  5. Water the court to the appropriate moisture level.

  6. Add line tape according to the court’s specifications.

  7. Apply an algaecide to keep the court in good condition.


For rubber tennis court resurfacing, you’ll pay between $2,000 and $10,000. Rubber tennis courts have a base layer of asphalt with a layer of rubber on top. These tennis courts help minimize shock absorption to the knees and ankles, so applying between five and seven coats of rubber coating during the resurfacing process is important. Rubber tennis courts are also resistant to cracking and water buildup in extreme weather, making them highly durable. In addition, you should repaint rubber tennis courts every four to eight years.


The cost to resurface acrylic tennis courts costs between $4,000 and $10,000. You’ll want to resurface your acrylic tennis court every four to eight years. Acrylic tennis court resurfacing includes these steps:

  1. Fill in any concrete or asphalt base layer cracks.

  2. Level the base surface.

  3. Mix acrylic with silica sand—this will keep your tennis court streak-free and stop tennis ball fuzz from sticking to your court.

  4. Apply several coats of acrylic resurfacing on top of the base layer. 

  5. Re-paint your tennis court lines to the court’s specifications.


You can expect to pay between $4,000 and $10,000 to resurface your concrete tennis court every four to eight years. You’ll first need to repair the structural cracks with a concrete compound. Next, you’ll need to repair depressions and low spots with cement skim coating—which is an acrylic liquid binder mixed with concrete or sand. Finally, you’ll apply an acrylic resurfacer and color coating, followed by painting white lines to your court’s specifications. 

Synthetic Grass

You’ll pay between $25,000 and $80,000 to resurface synthetic grass. This type of tennis court requires a complete replacement every 12 to 20 years—although you can replace heavily worn areas with smaller roles of synthetic grass instead of a total replacement. To resurface synthetic grass, you’ll add a layer of grass directly over a base layer of concrete or asphalt. After synthetic grass installation, you’ll paint lines to your court’s specifications.

Labor Cost to Resurface a Tennis Court

Labor for resurfacing makes up about 70% to 80% of the total cost. Your pro will spread a resurfacing agent on your concrete or asphalt using a squeegee. This part is all done by hand, and nothing is automated. In addition, labor costs include repairs, replacements, and adding enhancements to your tennis court. Crack filler, resurfacing sealant, equipment and overhead make up the remainder of the price.

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Tennis Court Paint Cost

Painting the lines on a tennis court costs $250 to $600. Your resurfacing pro will use good quality masking tape to minimize bleed lines—followed by a white acrylic emulsion paint mixed with fine sand. If you have grass or clay, which requires frequent re-painting, it makes more sense to purchase a paint roller made specifically for this purpose. A paint striper costs $50 to $200

For the rest of the court—and separate from applying lines—you’ll use a specialized thicker surface acrylic coating. Although often referred to as “paint,” it’s really a special thick acrylic and sometimes rubberized coat that seals the surface and increases the cushion. 

Tennis Court Color Fading

Tennis court color fading is an inevitable part of owning one, particularly if it's outdoors. Most quotes to rejuvenate the color come in at $4,000 to $6,000. Additionally, you’ll pay an average of $500 extra to have premium colors, such as tournament purple or orange, painted on your court. 

Some products exist that claim to restore your surface to a like-new appearance. Once it’s completely faded, you’ll want to do a complete resurfacing to restore the color. 

Labor Cost to Paint Tennis Court

Labor costs from $150 to $500 to paint your tennis court lines. Most of the price for the job comes from the labor, with only about $50 to $100 coming from paint, equipment, and overhead.

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Tennis Court Repair Cost

You can expect to pay between $50 and $2,000 to repair your tennis court. Common restorations include repairing cracks, tennis nets, fencing, lights, and windscreens. More general repairs, such as rust spot removal, will run you around $50 to $100

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Tennis Court Crack Repair

Tennis court crack repairs cost $50 to $500. To start, a contractor will prep the area by cleaning off dirt and debris. Then, the cracks are fixed by hand, usually with a crack-filling compound. Some companies use a patch with sealant on both sides, while others use a crack filler. For multiple cracks, you’ll likely want to recoat the entire court with an acrylic surface sealant after filling and leveling. 

Tennis Net Repair

Tennis net repairs run from $100 to $300. You can repair holes in your net by purchasing a special repair cord for nets (for around $20) that you can tie to the headband. Otherwise, repairs include replacing certain net elements—such as the headband, center straps, posts, hooks, and reel. 

Fencing Repair

Fencing repairs cost between $300 and $900. Your total cost depends on several factors, including the fence’s height, material, length, and labor cost. Additionally, you’ll need to factor in the type of repair, including post replacement, fallen or slanted fence, holes or cracks, chain link replacement, gate replacement, or a complete fence replacement. 

Light Repair

Light repairs cost$100 to $300 per light. You’ll need to hire an electrician for this project. And you can expect an outdoor light repair to take 1 to 2 hours to complete, with $50 to $200 in labor costs, plus the electrician’s hourly fee— which is $100 on average.

Windscreen Repair

Windscreen repairs run $0.25 to $0.50 per square foot. A windscreen is a functional dark backdrop that protects tennis players from wind gusts. It also minimizes noise and distractions from nearby courts or common areas. Windscreen repair includes replacing broken ties, securing loose grommets, and performing spot repairs. 

Tennis Court Maintenance Cost

Annual maintenance costs for tennis courts range from $1,000 to $5,000. You’ll need to properly care for whatever surface or type you have, along with regularly maintaining the fences, nets, lights, and windscreens. Maintenance costs and care include:

  • Synthetic grass: has higher maintenance costs and requires weekly or daily maintenance and regular watering. Use a soft-bristled sweeper to remove leaves and pine needles. Clean the grass thoroughly each month to remove large piles of dirt and debris.

  • Clay: has higher maintenance costs and requires weekly or daily maintenance. Clay courts need regular watering and soft brushing to keep the clay from cracking.  

  • Asphalt: costs far less than either grass or clay. You’ll find cracks and sunken spots are the largest problems with asphalt. 

  • Concrete: has the lowest annual maintenance cost. Perform regular sweeps to remove dirt and debris. Clean concrete courts once a month with mild detergent. 

  • Acrylic: has a low annual maintenance cost. Keep your court clean and free of debris. Use a mild detergent to clean the court once a month. Remove standing water, leaves, and pine needles with a nylon or soft broom.

DIY vs. Hiring a Tennis Court Repair Professional

We recommend hiring a tennis court contractor near you to repair and resurface your tennis court professionally. For serious tennis players, nothing but a smooth and even finish will do. Unfortunately, DIY solutions tend to leave uneven finishes and can even make problems worse in the long run. A professional repair helps maintain the “pool table” levelness of your playing surface for perfect tennis matches.

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How often does a tennis court need to be resurfaced?

You’ll want to resurface your tennis court every four to eight years. However, this number can fluctuate depending on how regularly you perform maintenance on your tennis court, the quality of installation or repair materials, and the level of use your tennis court takes on. Be sure to immediately fix any cracks and drainage issues to increase your tennis court's longevity.

How do you maintain a tennis court?

For whatever type of tennis court you have, we recommend these maintenance tips:

  • Grass: Mowing, watering, soil testing, compacting, and painting. Grass needs almost daily care.

  • Acrylic over concrete or asphalt: Cleaning and covering regularly. Repair cracks as needed.

  • Clay: Watering (to keep the clay from cracking), spreading, compacting, and painting. 

  • Regularly clear out drainage outlets.

  • Remove mold, fungus, and weeds immediately.

  • Use proper equipment—carefully use a power washer and limit the pressure on water brooms.

What kind of paint do you use on a tennis court?

You’ll want to use paint made specifically for tennis courts—an acrylic blend occasionally mixed with rubber. Tennis-specific paint adds color to your court and protection against harsh weather conditions. Don’t use any off-the-shelf paint at a hardware store. Tennis-specific paint is thicker and created to coat and seal the surface, not just paint it. 

How much does it cost to paint a tennis court?

You can expect to pay between $250 and $600 to paint the lines on a tennis court. It’ll cost $4,000 to $10,000 to seal or resurface it completely. The cost runs high due to applying multiple layers of acrylic paint with a squeegee—which requires precision. The paint is also strong enough to seal minor cracks in your court. 

How much time does it take to resurface a tennis court?

It’ll take 3 to 7 days to resurface a tennis court. Although, if your tennis court has severe cracks, an improper slope, or drainage issues, you can expect resurfacing to take a week or more. The resurfacing process includes the following:

  • Removing the old surface and inspecting the base for cracking, shifting, or drainage issues

  • Thoroughly cleaning moss, fungus, and debris 

  • Repairing the court—cracks, leveling, low spots, peeling

  • Fully resurfacing with acrylic coatings