Some members often ask why we don’t clear snow from the courts.
There are a number of reasons for this:
• Using any equipment, for example, shovels can damage the court and remove the infill (sand, clay particles) therefore causing more long-term damage.
• It would take many hours to clear due to the size of a tennis court, and there would be nowhere close by to put the volume of snow that would be generated.
• Bringing machinery onto the courts would compact the snow further and it would, therefore, take longer to defrost.
PHOTO: A snow bound East Glos in winter 2010.