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Court Growth


Many types of vegetation can grow on tennis courts


A synthetic grass court overgrown with moss and algae



Nature taking over a red porous court

 Nature taking over a red porous court


An acrylic hardcourt covered with lichens


A neglected granitic sand court

 A neglected granitic sand court


Almost too late for this tennis court

 Almost too late for this tennis court


Court Growth Type List


Star weeds

Star weeds grow in clusters sometimes up to hundreds thick. They are hard to get rid of once established.

Aussie weeds

We call these grass like weeds Aussies because they are green and gold. They can take over a whole court or just sections of it.

Red algae

Red or orange algae is normally seen growing along white lines. It appears to like a combination of reflected sunlight and moisture.   

Algae blisters

Algae blisters grow in clusters on synthetic grass and have the appearance of sultanas. They can grow in the sand base or above the court surface.

Slime mould

Slime mould in synthetic grass has the appearance of black oil. It is thick like treacle but can be treated with chemicals.         

Moss spores

Moss spores can make a court look brown as spores grow above the parent plant. The parent plant dies and the spores grow in clusters the next season.

Jelly algae

Jelly algae seen here on synthetic grass.
Very rare but a strange species and probably the most slippery.


A fleshy green lichen cluster shown on a red porous court. These grow down into the court surface and can damage the court.

Green slime

Green slime, needs very wet conditions to grow

Common moss seen on most tennis courts during winter

Fungi growing in synthetic grass

Common moss

Crusted scale algae, the hardest to remove

Black skin algae

Bacteria attracted to light reflection from lines.


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