Everything You Need to Know About Alpha Grip for Pickleball Courts: FAQs

Everything You Need to Know About Alpha Grip for Pickleball Courts: FAQs

Welcome to our comprehensive FAQ guide on Alpha Grip for pickleball courts! If you're a facility manager, coach, or pickleball player, this post will give you all the important details about our high-quality anti-slip paint. Read on to find answers to common questions about Alpha Grip, its application, maintenance, and more.

General Information

What is Alpha Grip? Alpha Grip is a high-quality, anti-slip paint specifically designed for sports courts, including pickleball courts. It ensures a durable, safe, and visually appealing playing surface.

Who manufactures Alpha Grip? Alpha Grip is proudly manufactured by SlipDoctors, a leading name in anti-slip solutions.

Product Details

What are the key features of Alpha Grip? Alpha Grip offers:

  • Superior traction
  • UV resistance
  • Long-lasting durability
  • Easy application It’s designed to enhance safety and performance on pickleball courts.

Is Alpha Grip suitable for both indoor and outdoor courts? Absolutely! Alpha Grip performs excellently on both indoor and outdoor pickleball courts, adapting well to various weather conditions.

What colors are available for Alpha Grip? We offer the Alpha Grip in a variety of vibrant colors to suit your design preferences and meet official court color standards. The white option is ideal for creating crisp lines, but the blue one works just as well. The choice ultimately depends on your choice, especially if you're considering building a court in your backyard. You can go wild with our selection of colors, which of course includes pickleball blue and tennis court green.

Application Process

How do I apply Alpha Grip to a pickleball court? Applying Alpha Grip involves:

  • Prepare the surface: Please review the TDS for detailed information
  • Apply a primer (if needed)
  • Use a drill mixer or hand stir to thoroughly mix Alpha Grip before application.  
  • Apply using a 3/8 inch nap roller. Apply in uniform coats with light, even pressure. Avoid thick coats.
  • Wait 1-2 hours to apply a second coat. The second coat should be applied at a right angle to the first coat.
  • CLEAN UP: Clean spills, splatters, tools and other equipment with warm soapy waters.

To learn how to build a pickleball court, check out our latest article. It features detailed instructions and includes a video of a client's completed project.

Do I need a primer before applying Alpha Grip? A primer might be recommended depending on the existing surface condition to ensure optimal adhesion and durability.

How long does it take for Alpha Grip to dry? Alpha Grip dries to the touch within 2-4 hours, but we recommend allowing 24 hours before heavy use to ensure full curing.

Maintenance and Durability

How long does Alpha Grip last? With proper application and maintenance, the Alpha Grip can last for several years, providing a long-lasting and safe playing surface depending on foot traffic. All properly installed SlipDoctors products are guaranteed to increase the coefficient of friction of your surface for two (2) years (provided surface preparation and cleaning procedures are followed and no contaminants are present). 

How do I maintain a court painted with Alpha Grip? Cleaning regularly and checking for wear and damage will keep the court surface in good condition. Minor touch-ups may be needed over time.

Safety and Compliance

Is Alpha Grip safe for players? Yes, Alpha Grip is designed to provide a non-slip surface, enhancing player safety and reducing the risk of slips and falls.

Does Alpha Grip comply with official pickleball court standards? Alpha Grip meets or exceeds the standards set for pickleball court surfaces, ensuring compliance and optimal playability.

Purchasing and Support

Where can I purchase Alpha Grip? Alpha Grip can be purchased directly from the SlipDoctors website or Amazon.

Can I get a sample of Alpha Grip before purchasing? Yes, samples are available upon request to ensure you are satisfied with the product before making a full purchase.

What if I have additional questions or need support? Our customer support team is here to help! Contact us via phone, email, or through our website’s contact form.


We hope this FAQ blog post helps answer your questions about Alpha Grip for pickleball courts. If you need further assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our support team. Enhance your pickleball court with Alpha Grip and experience the difference in safety and performance!

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