Pickleball can be a fun and challenging sport. But having a pickleball court in your backyard can get expensive to maintain – if you don't take care of it properly.  So how do you keep yours in tip-top shape? Here are some ways how to maintain your backyard pickleball court:

1. Keep the court clean.

Maintaining a court in tip-top shape means having to clean it on a regular basis. Why? Because dirt and debris can accumulate over time and can affect playability. So make sure to sweep or vacuum the court regularly. Rinsing the court with a mild solution could also help prevent the growth of mold and mildew.  

 Also, make sure that you remove weeds from the area surrounding the court. Weeds can trap moisture and contribute to mold and mildew growth on the court's surface.

2. Take care of the nets.

If you want to have a good game of pickleball, then you need to make sure that the net is in top condition as well because the last thing you want is a net that has holes and sags in the wrong places. 

 To avoid these problems, you should check the nets on a regular basis. You should also only raise the net if you're playing. Be sure to store the nets properly if you won't be using them for quite a while.

3. Address the visible defects in your court.

Maintenance and repair of dilapidated courts can get costly. That's why addressing the visible defects in your pickleball court as soon as possible is essential.  For example, if your pickleball court has visible cracks on its surface, you need to repair them right away. Small cracks can get bigger over time. What's worse is that these cracks can make your court vulnerable to water damage.  

 Besides, fixing minor issues before they get bigger can save you money down the road.  When it comes to repairs and maintenance, it's always best to hire professionals, but if you don't have the budget, you can still tackle small tasks yourself.

4. Resurface your court on a regular basis.

The quality of your court's surface can affect the way you play the game. A well-maintained pickleball court surface will allow you to hit the ball with more power and help you return the ball more accurately. And just like any other sport or recreational court, pickleball courts can wear over time, which is why you need to resurface them periodically. In most cases, pickleball court resurfacing can be done every five years.  You may want to hire a contractor to do this for you. A DIY is also possible with the right tools, equipment, and materials. In fact, you could use our very own tennis court resurfacing materials to help you out!

5. Don't let stains stay too long on your court.

Stains on the pickleball court may not be necessarily bad for your game, but they can become unsightly. And if you let stains stay on the court too long, they may become much more difficult to remove later on.  In most cases, stains can be removed by scrubbing the affected area with a soft-bristled brush, but if you're dealing with stubborn stains, you may want to consult a professional.

6. Repaint the lines on your court regularly.

Pickleball courts, especially the lines, can get worn down from constant foot traffic and ball impacts. If you notice that your lines are starting to look less than perfect, it's time to repaint them.   Repainting the lines can be done in a few steps: 

 - Removing dirt and debris from the surface; 

 - Lining the court with masking tape; We suggest you use line marking equipment for best results. 

 - Adding the first coat of TCS Textured White Line Paint using a brush or a roller; 

 - Allowing the first coat of paint to dry thoroughly; 

 - Adding a second coat of paint and allowing it to dry completely; 

 - Removing the tape.

7. Don't forget to maintain the posts! 

Net posts require maintenance as much as the nets do. If you neglect to take care of these items, they'll eventually fall apart. To prevent this from happening, we recommend that you inspect all of your net posts regularly. You should check the posts for damage, such as damaged connections. Also, look for possible signs of rust, mold, or mildew growth. 

 You may also want to regularly check the posts for signs of water damage, as this could lead to rusting and eventually corrosion of the different parts of the post. Or, if your posts are beyond repair, you can replace them with new ones.

8. Watch out for drainage issues.

Drainage problems can lead to serious damage to your pickleball court. It's essential to watch out for these issues and fix them immediately if they occur. For example, if you find standing water near or within the court, you should remove it immediately. You must also address this problem as soon as possible so that it doesn't keep happening. Neglecting to deal with drainage issues can ruin the court's surface, or worse, it could erode the ground that holds the court. If you have a problem with drainage but don't know how to address it, seek the help of a professional. A good contractor can identify any underlying causes of the issue and offer solutions.


We hope that you've found this article helpful. Please feel free to share our tips on backyard pickleball court maintenance with others who would benefit from reading about them. And if you have any questions, please comment below or contact us here. Our specialists would be happy to help you out!  Lastly, if you'd like to give your pickleball court a makeover, feel free to visit our online store. The Pickleball Court Supply shop is filled with everything you need to create an excellent pickleball court that will last you years. Thank you again for visiting our site, and we wish you the best of luck with your next project!