The importance of Synthetic Clay Tennis Court Maintenance cannot be emphasised enough. Synthetic Clay Tennis Court Maintenance falls into three main phases. Firstly the synthetic clay tennis court should be dragged brushed after play using a drag brush combined with a drag mat. The drag brushing should be in an elliptical motion working from the back of the synthetic clay tennis court inwards including the run off areas to the side of the synthetic clay tennis court. This helps to move the dispersed infill back into the playing area with the drag brush re-establishing the dispersed fill and the drag mat behind smoothing and levelling it. Once this has been carried out the Synthetic Clay Tennis Court Maintenance after play should be completed by brushing the lines off using a Synthetic Clay Tennis Court Maintenance line brush.
Players should allow 5 minutes after play to carry out drag brushing of the synthetic clay tennis courts. Clubs should allow one drag brush/mat and one line brush per end of each synthetic clay tennis court.
The principle of Synthetic Clay Tennis Court Maintenance should be to maintain a level of fill approximately 2mm above the stability mat so that play is conducted on the loose fill and NOT the stability mat. All efforts concerning in house Synthetic Clay Tennis Court Maintenance should be to maintain the correct level of fill with the thickness of a 2p coin being a good guide.
Monthly it is good practice to drag brush the court surface intensively using a small tractor mower towing a heavy triangular drag brush. When this is carried out it is good practice to take down the tennis nets and remove the posts. The motion should be similar to that when hand drag brushing after play with the action helping to decompact the synthetic clay fill and move dispersed fill from around the perimeters of the synthetic clay court back into the playing surface.
For further information and advice call SSP Ltd on 01227 463606 or visit www.ssp-uk.co.uk/maintenance