Effortless Maintenance, Lush Results: Discover the Benefits of Clay & Astro Turf Power Brushes for Tennis Courts

With Wimbledon 2024 around the corner, at SPA Power Machinery we’ve got tennis court maintenance on the brain. Maintaining the pristine condition of sports surfaces like tennis courts and football pitches, especially during busy tournaments such as The Championships, is no easy task. With the wear and tear from rigorous games and the unpredictable British weather, groundskeepers and sports facility managers often face an uphill battle to keep turf at its best day-in day-out.

Traditional cleaning methods, such as pressure washing, can inadvertently damage tarmac surfaces and lead to premature wear and tear, and not to mention is no good when there needs to be a quick turnaround between games to keep the action going, which can’t be achieved with soggy grounds. The same goes for manually clearing and sweeping with brooms and astro turf rakes. This might work for needing to clear a small area on the spot, but for maintaining entire pitches this method is physically taxing, especially when time is of the essence.

But, this doesn’t have to be a struggle, with the Westermann WR870 Astro Turf Power Brush and Westermann Clay Tennis Brush making turf maintenance more efficient and effective than ever before. Embracing innovation in turf care isn't just about keeping up - it's about staying ahead and ensuring that every game is played on a surface that's primed for excellence.

So, let’s explore some of the many benefits of incorporating these powerful turf clearing machines into your pitch and tennis court maintenance routine.

Efficient pitch and court cleaning

Astro turf and artificial clay brushes offer a streamlined alternative to manual turf brushing, effortlessly removing debris and dirt from the surface.

Equipped with sturdy bristles and powered by robust and reliable Honda motors, both machines cover large areas swiftly, ensuring thorough cleaning without the need for excessive manual labour. With a simple walk-behind operation, they allow groundskeepers and facilities managers to significantly reduce the time spent on turf maintenance tasks, allowing them to focus on other essential aspects of facility management.

Preservation of turf quality

Maintaining the lush appearance of synthetic turf is crucial for both aesthetics and player performance. By employing a bi-rotational brushing action and a jockey wheel that allows you to adjust the height and angle of the bristles, these turf cleaning machines provide an effective tool for dislodging dirt and debris without compromising the integrity of the turf fibres. This not only preserves the appearance of the surface but also extends its lifespan, ultimately saving on turf replacement costs, and allowing areas of heavy use and wear to be quickly rejuvenated after each game.

Enhanced court safety

Safety is paramount in sports facilities, and maintaining a clean playing surface is essential to prevent slips, trips and injuries. Accumulated debris and organic matter on artificial turf can create hazardous conditions, especially when wet. An astro turf brush machine offers a proactive solution by systematically removing debris and promoting better drainage, reducing the risk of accidents during gameplay.

Versatility and adaptability across turf types

The WR870 Astro Turf Power Brush is a versatile tool that caters to the diverse needs of sports facilities. Whether you're tasked with cleaning tennis courts, 2G or 3G football pitches (used in both FIFA Women's and Men's World Cups), 4G turf or Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs), it allows the user to easily agitate rubber crumb or sand-based surfaces, ensuring optimal performance across various turf types and conditions. The artificial turf brush can even be used on synthetic astros and water-based astro turf pitches for cleaning algae and moss!


While not as versatile as its astro turf counterpart, the Westermann Clay Tennis Brush machine comes equipped with a 870mm double poly brush that’s designed to gently but effectively clean clay tennis courts. Featuring larger tyres alongside a triple jockey wheel, it allows users to operate it without risking any damage to the more delicate clay court.

Cost-effective turf maintenance

While the initial investment in a Westermann machine may seem substantial, the long-term benefits far outweigh the costs. By streamlining maintenance operations and reducing the reliance on manual labour, these machines deliver long-term savings in both time and resources.

The preservation of turf quality and the prevention of costly repairs all contributes to the overall cost-effectiveness of incorporating turf care machinery into your maintenance routine. By investing in reliable machinery for turf maintenance as a facility manager, you not only demonstrate your commitment to player safety, but also to upholding the professional standards of your sports venue.


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If you’re looking for new sports grounds maintenance equipment, here at SPA Power Machinery we stock Westermann machines that are ready to get the job done.


If you’d like to know more about using Westermann machinery for football pitch and tennis court maintenance purposes, please get in touch with us via the contact form on our website, or you can call us on +44 (0)114 2699 119 or email info@spapowermachinery.com.