These are of a tennis club that we take care of.

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by ACutAbovesiny, May 22, 2007.

  1. ACutAbovesiny

    ACutAbovesiny LawnSite Senior Member
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    We have been maintaining these courts all season and its been great. Its not just mowing the grass on the border. These courts are clay and must be swept and rolled twice a week. It may sound easy enough but we cannot use blowers on the clay. we have to hand sweep the whole thing...not with a little broom though, sort of like the brooms they use on the infield of a baseball fields.

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  2. ACutAbovesiny

    ACutAbovesiny LawnSite Senior Member
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    This club was established in 1910...i've heard its one of the oldest existing all clay court club on the east coast.
     
  3. capetan

    capetan LawnSite Member
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    thats awesome, great job, is that all you have to do for clay courts sweep and roll ? do the lines eventually wear out?
     
  4. ACutAbovesiny

    ACutAbovesiny LawnSite Senior Member
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    The lines are not chalk. The lines are vinal and are nailed down into the clay. They do lift up at times and we have to hit them back down.

    Its not that simple to care for these courts...i'll try to take some pics of the equipment they have. The roller has to be atleast 25 years old. It is really awkwark to ride to because it has no breaks. Only forward, neutral and reverse.

    I'll try to take some pics of before we clean. It doesnt look as nice.
     
  5. FATWEASEL

    FATWEASEL LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
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    I think you should aerate it. It looks compacted! :)
     
  6. ACutAbovesiny

    ACutAbovesiny LawnSite Senior Member
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    lol. We are gonna overseed in the fall...lol
     
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    why no blowers?
     
  8. ACutAbovesiny

    ACutAbovesiny LawnSite Senior Member
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    We cant use blowers because there has to be a loose layer of clay on the surface. After we roll the courts we then have to sweep them to scratch up this layer. They dont alow us to use them because the blowers would blow it away.
     
  9. JJLandscapes

    JJLandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
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    They are called aussie sweeps. i worked at a tennis club for 5 summers clay courts. They converted all 7 courts to clay by the time i left
     
  10. ACutAbovesiny

    ACutAbovesiny LawnSite Senior Member
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    This club has 3 courts and they want us to sweep-roll-sweep-clean lines. Is that how you did the courts?
     

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