Preventative Summer Maintenance for Athletic Facilities


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Brad D'Agnillo

As the school year winds down and summer approaches, it’s the perfect time to focus on maintenance tasks. Proper upkeep not only ensures the safety, functionality, and longevity of your athletic spaces but also creates a welcoming environment.

  1. Tennis Court Maintenance: Fill and seal any visual cracks in your tennis court to prevent further deterioration and potentially affecting play. Learn how to inspect for cracks, clean effectively, and make informed decisions about tennis court maintenance here.
  2. Track Repair and Resprays: Running tracks are subject to constant wear and tear from heavy usage by track spikes and exposure to the elements. If your track surface is showing signs of significant wear or deterioration, it may be time to consider a structural spray coating. This process can rejuvenate the track surface, improve traction, and enhance overall performance and safety for runners.
  3. Synthetic Turf Field Maintenance: During the summer, schedule a deep cleaning and sweeping of your turf field to remove any accumulated debris. Check the infill levels and replenish them as needed to maintain the required depth and shock absorption properties.
  4. Windscreen Inspection and Replacement: Inspect your windscreens for any damage from the spring season, such as tears, holes, or excessive fading. Replace any damaged windscreens in time for the fall season to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all participants and spectators. This is also a great opportunity for branding and logo updates.

By prioritizing these summer maintenance tasks, you can ensure that your athletic facilities are in top condition for the upcoming school year.