Best grass seed for lawn tennis court

Asked January 29, 2019, 3:56 PM EST

I am in the process of developing a grass tennis court in Northville. I am interested in your opinion on the best cultivars of grasses for this project. The selected grass must be resistant to heavy traffic and be tolerant of mowing down to 10 mm. I can offer a soil sample if that would be helpful. I currently own a 750 lb. roller and a greens mower. Would love to hear your expert opinion on the issue.

Wayne County Michigan lawns and turf gardening horticulture

1 Response

Thank you for your question. According to the MSU Turfgrass Specialist, Dr. Kevin Frank, it would be best to use perennial ryegrass, which is what is used for the tennis courts at Wimbeldon.

Good luck with your project.