Bankstown Hockey Field – Maintenance
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5M ago
And it only took a week …….. A year of record-breaking wet weather along the Australian East Coast is taking its toll on synthetic sports surfaces. Sports Clean is taking multiple calls daily from sports facility maintenance managers calling out for ‘maintenance help’. Such a call came only a couple of weeks ago from the Bankstown Sports Hockey Club here in Sydney. And in just a working week Sports Clean’s Washmatic was put to work and has transformed the Bankstown hockey wet field from a moss & algae infected, slippery field that was closed to players into a clean safe playing surface ..read more
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Tennis Court Fencing – Fixing Curled Up Wire
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by admin
5M ago
There are some common issues with tennis court fencing which can impact the use of your court and players. Here, we detail how to fix a court fence which has curled up at the base. The majority of tennis court fences are constructed of chain wire coated in black plastic, which is stretched over a pipe and belly wire frame and attached to that frame. Whilst the frame generally consists of a top pipe rail to assist stability as a cost saving, a bottom rail is less common. The chain wire is then attached to a belly wire which is placed approximately 75mm above the court surface level. Over time ..read more
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Expert Synthetic Hockey Field Maintenance Tips
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5M ago
At Sports Clean, we’re always interested in the evolution of sports surfaces and how best to care for those surfaces. When it comes to synthetic hockey field maintenance, the Synthetic Grass industry has certainly come a long way. In this post, we’ll share some helpful tips on caring for your synthetic hockey field, but first, let’s take a look at how things have evolved over recent years … From Knitted Nylon to Sugar Cane As the enjoyment of watching the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games from afar starts to fade and Australia’s overall Medal performance celebrated and analysed, the 2020 Games also p ..read more
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Maintenance of Synthetic Grass Bowling Greens
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by Sports Clean
5M ago
The long spell of extremely wet weather across Sydney and the East Coast of NSW throughout 2021/22 reinforced one of the key advantages of synthetic grass bowling greens – their resilience.  As natural greens became boggy and unplayable, player usage on synthetic grass bowling greens increased ensuring Clubs were able to continue their competitions and social bowling programmes thus enabling them to maintain their revenue streams. The challenge for Club Green Keepers was to ensure that greens continued to perform at peak levels under this increased demand while satisfying their Bowler’s ..read more
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Filled Synthetic Turf Fields
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by admin
5M ago
How & Why To Prevent ‘Performance Infill’ Migration Out Of Longpile Field Surfaces Whilst Synthetic fields will never replace all natural grass areas (nor should they) often overlooked are the benefits that these fields provide, some of which are listed below: Synthetic Fields provide a use for end-of-life tyres as performance infill and shock pad that would otherwise be disposed of. In contrast to natural grass fields, they require little to no agricultural chemicals for ongoing maintenance. Again, in contrast to natural grass fields, they do not require watering and in many cases capt ..read more
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Dubbo Athletics Track Wash
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by admin
5M ago
In early January 2021 Sports Clean were commissioned to complete the wash of the Dubbo Athletics Track, this was the first time this track has been fully washed since its installation in 2016. Sports Clean deployed the latest in Synthetic Sports Surface Maintenance machinery for this task, the new SMG WashMatic. The job took 4 days and removed 2 Tonnes of red dust from the surface! For more information on this job and what it meant to the community of Dubbo please refer to below Daily Liberal article: https://www.dailyliberal.com.au/story/7089374/whopping-two-tonnes-of-dust-washed-off-barden ..read more
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Types Of Infill For Long Pile Synthetic Grass
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by admin
5M ago
There is much discussion from councils and community groups about the best performance infill to use in long pile synthetic grass playing fields (namely all codes of football fields). This article seeks to identify the alternate infills and discuss the pros and cons of each. Sports Clean is the leading independent provider of maintenance and repair services to these types of fields and many other synthetic sporting surfaces and so is uniquely positioned to comment on this much discussed topic. Long Pile Synthetic is typically infilled with 2 materials; beach sand that has been washed (to rem ..read more
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Tips for Off-Season Synthetic Tennis Court Maintenance
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by admin
5M ago
During the wetter, cooler months, when tennis courts are often being used less, maintenance can become neglected, with the synthetic surface suffering damage as a result. This article outlines several handy tips for off-season synthetic tennis court maintenance, aimed at helping to protect your surface and ensure the longevity of your court. While there is always a temptation during the cooler, wetter months to stay inside and away from your synthetic grass tennis court, there are a few reasons to get outside. Courts are particularly vulnerable during the consistently wet weather conditions ..read more
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Tips on Caring for Synthetic Grass Play Surfaces in Schools
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by admin
5M ago
Synthetic grass play surfaces are a hard-wearing and popular option for school playgrounds, sports ovals and multi-purpose areas. The incorporation of colourful and creative design of multi-purpose synthetic grass areas for sport and play has exploded in recent years. Social media platforms are awash with great looking and newly installed school synthetic grass playgrounds, both large & small. To ensure these areas stay looking great for the duration of their recommended lifecycle, the core principles of maintenance apply. We’ve provided the following tips to help your synthetic grass su ..read more
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Sports Clean’s Announces Donation to the Wilcannia Central School in Far Western NSW
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by admin
5M ago
Growing up in Far Western NSW in the 1980’s, Sports Clean Managing Director Kate Luffman is aware of the challenges of remote education. Her early education was in a small room on her family station near Tilpa NSW communicating with teachers & other students through two way radio to Broken Hill School of the Air.  A 2020 return visit to the region with her family talking with old friends and hearing stories of the challenges the communities along the Darling River faced ignited a desire to not only reconnect but establish an ongoing partnership with the region through Sports Clean. A ..read more
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