3 Reasons To Have A Rubber Athletic Surface Installed

Posted on: 2 June 2016

Installing an athletic surface at your home can be a great way to encourage yourself and your family to be more active by participating in sports. An athletic surface for a tennis or basketball court can often be constructed of a variety of materials, such as concrete, asphalt, or rubber. Listed below are three reasons to utilize a rubber athletic surface for your home's sports court. 


One of the best reasons to consider a rubber athletic surface is that it can last for quite some time with minimal maintenance. In many cases, these surfaces can last at least 20 years. If you choose to resurface the athletic court you can often expect at least another decade of use out of the rubber surface before you will need to consider replacing it.

Lower Risk Of Injury

Another reason to have a rubber athletic surface is that the material is designed to have a bit of give to it when it is stepped on. This is ideal if you are planning on running around on the surface a lot, such as when you are playing a competitive game of basketball or a fast-paced game of tennis. When you run on a surface that does not have any give, such as concrete or asphalt, it is not uncommon for you to develop stress fractures in your shins as a result of the repeated shock to your legs when you are running around. 

In addition, a rubber surface will put substantially less stress on other parts of your feet and legs as well. For example, running on a rubber athletic surface can reduce strain on your Achilles tendon, foot arches, and leg muscles.

Environmentally Friendly

Finally, a rubber athletic surface is a good option to choose if you are trying to reduce your home's impact on the environment. The primary reason for this is that the rubber that is used is often recycled, which means that more chemicals and resources will not have to be utilized in order to create more rubber. In addition, this option means that if you ever need to remove the surface for any reason, you can easily recycle it again rather than having it end up in a landfill somewhere. 

Contact a contractor today, one that specializes in road repair and paving, in order to discuss the benefits of utilizing rubber to create an athletic surface for your home basketball or tennis court. Rubber is a good alternative to other types of surfaces as it has a long lifespan, decreases the chance of sports injuries, and is made out of environmentally friendly materials.