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Can we do the maintenance ourselves?

February 23, 2018

Yes there are several things you can do yourselves to keep maintenance costs down. These things depend on what equipment you have and if you have a little experience.


Here is a list of things you can do yourselves:

  • Clean the ball marks from the walls using scrubbers, warm water and some elbow grease

  • Repair small holes in the walls using squash court plaster

  • Repair any blown light tubes if you have a scaffold

  • Re-tape the out of play lines if you have a ladder/scaffold

Cleaning ball marks is possible but hard work if you do not have experience and the correct equipment but it is possible if you are on a tight budget.

Of course, these tasks are relatively simple and larger works require machinery that squash clubs are unlikely to have access to. In addition, if machinery is used incorrectly on a squash court, it could create irreversible or very costly damage.

For example, sanding a squash court floor with a small 40kg sander from Jewson's is a very bad idea, these are underpowered, too light and if you have not sanded a floor before you could sand a large dip in the floor which cannot be repaired cheaply.

Also, painting your own squash courts is fine if you have prepared the walls correctly, however this again requires specific sanders, fillers and experience to find paint that is likely to crack soon.


If you are considering carrying out work on your own squash courts


, please get in touch with us so we can guide you through the process. We don't want you to have to pay for unnecessary damage to your courts!


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