If you are a parent, it's pretty natural to worry about your child getting hurt while you know he's out playing. Educators and school boards are also highly aware of this possibility, and in various parts of the country, schools, recreational centers, gyms, private clubs, and even physically active individuals are taking steps to curb impact and fall injuries by switching from concrete to a sports coating or court resurfacing. Advantages of Court Resurfacing and Special Coatings Safety is a prime reason behind coating a traditional surface. Coated surfaces are shown to reduce ankle, knee, and back injuries in both leisure and professional players.This happens because the surface provides some shock absorption for players' movements, including hard running, jumping, and falling.
A special basketball or handball court coating will also give added bounce to ball action. Another advantage is that the highly textured surface of the handball court coating sets a level of traction that allows players to more easily turn, jump, and maneuver, making it both safer for players and a boon for executing high-precision motions. This is important for seasoned professionals, youths developing their skills, and rambunctious children. Special coatings even have orthopedic benefits for seniors who want to keep up their game. Things to Keep in Mind While a properly installed and maintained surface coating creates a vast improvement in both safety and play, an improperly installed surface can actually increase some of the hazards of game play. If a surface isn't even or develops bumps and dips, it can increase the risk of tripping, landing too hard after a stride or jump, and loss of control over a ball.
If you notice any problems with the levelness of a sport coating either after it has been installed or as time has passed, immediately call your installation company and ask if it can be redone. Old courts should be resurfaced periodically. The effects of weathering will gradually compact surfaces so they lose their spring and maybe develop holes that you can trip in. Often new coatings can just be laid over the top of the old coating instead of gutting the old floor and starting over from the foundation. Additional Features The lines for any athletic court can generally be painted onto a surface by the installation company. Sometimes they will also be able to paint the logo for a favored team onto the court as well. If that isn't an option, there will usually at least be a great variety of colors for you to choose from to put your own stamp on the court of your dreams.