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Players Kindly Sweep the Clay Courts for a Shared Tennis Experience at MRC




Welcome, tennis enthusiasts of Mountainside Racquet Club! As we indulge in our shared love for the game, it's essential to maintain the spirit of sportsmanship both on and off the court. Today, we'd like to address a simple yet impactful aspect of tennis etiquette, especially for those who book our beloved clay courts – the importance of sweeping the clay after your session.

Clay Court Charm:


Our clay courts at Mountainside Racquet Club offer a unique playing experience, known for their forgiving surface that's easy on the joints and provides excellent traction. As players who cherish this distinctive feature, it's incumbent upon us to contribute to the well-being of the court and the overall enjoyment of the game for everyone.


The Simple Act of Sweeping:


Clay courts, while delightful to play on, require a bit of maintenance to keep them in prime condition. One of the easiest and most effective ways to contribute to the upkeep of the clay courts is by sweeping after your session. This small gesture goes a long way in ensuring a consistently smooth playing surface and a more enjoyable experience for the next player.

Benefits of Sweeping:

  1. Even Playing Surface: Sweeping levels out the clay, ensuring that the court remains smooth and consistent. This allows players to focus on their game without unexpected bumps or irregularities.

  2. Safety First: A well-maintained court is a safer court. Sweeping helps remove loose clay, minimizing the risk of slips and falls during play.

  3. Extended Court Lifespan: Regular maintenance, such as sweeping, contributes to the longevity of our clay courts. By taking a few minutes to sweep, you're playing a part in preserving the quality of the playing surface for everyone.

How to Properly Sweep the Courts:

  1. Use the Provided Brooms: Mountainside Racquet Club provides brooms near the courts for your convenience. Please use them to sweep the court surface.

  2. Focus on High-Traffic Areas: Concentrate on the areas where players move the most, such as the baseline and service areas. This ensures an even playing surface where it matters most.

  3. Dispose of Debris Properly: After sweeping, dispose of any collected debris in the designated bins near the courts. This helps maintain the overall cleanliness of the facility.


At Mountainside Racquet Club, we value the sense of community and shared enjoyment of the game. By taking a moment to sweep the clay courts after your session, you're contributing to the well-being of the entire tennis community. Let's work together to keep our courts in top condition and make every tennis match at Mountainside an exceptional experience for all. Thank you for your cooperation and commitment to maintaining the beauty of our clay courts!


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