Whether you like to play professional tennis or have children who attend classes in their spare time, it is likely that the clubs have switched out their real grass in favour for the artificial type. After all, it come with considerably less maintenance without sacrificing the aesthetic value of the tennis courts we all know and love. With this said, artificial turf is low maintenance not no maintenance which means that you should always remember to keep on top of the care of your grass. Here are a few tips…
This is the most important aspect of the maintenance requirements in order to keep the surface in the best possible condition. Simply brush the turf in different directions in order to ensure that the infill is distributed equally and that the fibres are standing upright rather than lying flat. A manual brush can be time consuming so it is cost effect to invest in a power brush for large areas like tennis courts.
Just like normal grass, debris will find its way onto a tennis court that is formed from artificial turf however it is important to ensure that is it removed promptly in order to keep the surface even. This is because the weight of heavy tree branches can weigh the turf down. Plus, the debris can look messy and cause a safety risk for tennis players.
A tennis court that is located in an area with a high amount of shade can become the victim of moss/algae growth, particularly during the spring and autumn seasons where rainfall is common. Usually a suitable biocide can resolve this issue however it should be addressed before it causes a safety hazard for players. Remember that you should never use chemicals on your artificial turf.
Maintaining artificial grass on a tennis court is different from maintaining the turf in your backyard which is why the team here at Great Grass decided to put this guide together! If you’ve got any artificial grass related questions, get in touch with the team today!