Every time you finish playing, the ‘clay’ must be levelled out over the court (ideal coverage is 2 mm, or the thickness of a 2p coin) so that it completely covers the carpet underneath.
Sweep each half of the court, including the back (between baseline and fence), using the clay drag-mat in the following pattern:
Use his brush to sweep
Use this brush to sweep the lines clear. You only need to do this at the start of a match (if you want it) and not every time.
The drag net with a rope ‘handle’ is only used for clearing away leaves and debris, NOT for regular court sweeping.
Use these to get small debris into the bin.
If we all do this basic maintenance and we have a contractor who does a “deep clean” at least twice a year, then there is no reason why this surface will not last for 15 or 20-years!
The price of playing on this wonderful surface means a 3-minute sweep after every match – a price worth paying!