Brutus rollers are used for maintaining tennis courts, golf greens, Bocce courts, driveways, sidewalks and other turfs. The Brutus roller weighs 550 lbs empty and 1100lbs with water. The Brutus does not need water for soft tennis court maintenance and is regarded as the ultimate in low cost power rolling. We have many restored rollers in stock with larger and smaller engines, some with or without high speed conversions. Whether you are looking for a roller for your business, large tennis facility or residential court we have a roller to fit your needs. Please call for pricing 413-441-0994.
Tennis court maintenance
Piretti Tennis are expert at all aspects of tennis court maintenance and repair, with more than 30 years experience in the industry and as a tennis pro!
For many homeowners, April is time for tennis court cleaning. Being tennis court contractors, we have a water truck that is especially helpful when there is poor home water pressure or low capacity wells. Maybe your court is just too far from a water source. We would be happy to discuss getting your tennis court ready for the season. Please give us a call or send a meaasge.
Protect your investment
Protect the investment you have in your tennis court with an annual cleaning. We use state-of-the-art machinery for tennis court cleaning without the use of harmful chemicals. Have your tennis court cleaned by a professional every year. It will eliminate slipping and sliding caused by molds and mildew in and on the surface pigment.
Clean your own tennis court?
If you prefer to clean your tennis court yourself, we carry a full line of tennis court supplies and equipment. Follow the link to browse our tennis court supply and equipment store.
our exclusive services
Piretti Sports is the only sports surfacing company in the area approved to own and operate RCO patented surface cleaning machinery. This machinery is unlike the typical pressure washer that leaves unsightly wand marks and may damage the surface. Our equipment cleans better than anything on the market and we can make cleaning economical for you.
Tennis court crack repair, using SolidSet™, provides quick repairs which eliminate the need for reconstruction of the court. Unlike other products SolidSet™ permanently bonds to the surrounding pavement, sealing and restoring the repaired area eliminating water erosion. These unique urethane products are great for the rapid yet durable repairs to deteriorated or damaged catch basins, especially because they are not epoxy or water-based. Each repaired area is completed quickly and can be successfully applied at ANY temperature, including sub-zero repair! In many cases we can even come close to matching the color of the tennis court surface – and Repairs can be successfully made in hot or cold weather.
Tennis Court Crack Repair demo photos
The most common problem with asphalt tennis courts is cracking which is caused, in part, by asphalts’ natural tendency to shrink as it weathers and ages. In addition, asphalt loses its flexibility and becomes more brittle over time. Since outdoor courts are also exposed to weathering, including expansion and contraction caused by temperature extremes, cracking is inevitable. Asphalt tennis courts crack more quickly than asphalt roads and parking lots because tennis courts do not benefit from the compressive kneading generated by traffic which helps to keep the asphalt pliable and, thereby, delay cracking.
Premature or extensive cracking may be caused by poor asphalt mix, poor site conditions, poor design, or poor construction. Quality design and construction may minimize or delay cracking but cannot completely prevent it. Once cracks appear it may be impossible to repair their cause, but it is not impossible to repair the crack itself.
There is not a crack repair system in the world for tennis courts that has achieved the success of the The ARMOR® Crack Repair System. It has effectively kept structural tennis court cracks from reappearing on the surface for over ten years. It has proven itself in a wide temperature range from extremely cold winters in Canada to severely hot summers around the equator.
The The ARMOR® Crack Repair System utilizes a knitted fabric that will expand as the crack widens. However, this fabric will not stretch where it is glued to a hard surface. If it were simply bonded over a crack, the only part of the fabric that would be able to stretch is the portion that is spanning the opening of the crack. And, although some fabric may withstand as much as 200% expansion, the paint on top never would, resulting in the appearance of a crack. Therefore, the secret to making this fabric work is how it is purposely NOT bonded to the court in the vicinity of the crack. Thereby, allowing more of the fabric to absorb any movement or growth of the crack without the fabric tearing or delaminating from the surface.
Before and after installing ARMOR Crack Repair System
For example: If you stretch a one-inch piece of a rubber band between your two hands, you may be able to stretch it three or four inches. But, you would be stressing it 100% of its’ capability. However, if you take a six-inch piece of a rubber band between your two hands and stretch it from six to eight inches, you would hardly be stressing it at all. Thus, the principle behind why the ARMOR® Crack Repair System works so well.
When completed, a “hollow” sound may be heard when the tennis ball bounces directly on the portion of the repair that is not bonded to the court. However, since the fabric lies directly on top of the tennis court surface, a ?dead spot? is not created. The “hollow” sound is an unavoidable result of successfully repairing the cracks without the expensive alternative of completely replacing the tennis courts.
Although your tennis court is technically still cracked, that crack is isolated beneath an expandable membrane hidden from view. After this repair is covered with color coating materials, it is virtually unnoticeable. The special membrane allows the crack to expand and contract without the crack reappearing on the surface. Although it will not prevent cracks from developing elsewhere on the court or prevent cracks from growing in length out beyond the repair, it successfully keeps repaired structural cracks from reappearing on the surface.
ARMOR® install process
The most common problem with asphalt tennis courts is cracking which is caused, in part, by asphalts natural tendency to shrink as it weathers and ages. In addition, asphalt loses its flexibility and becomes more brittle over time. Since outdoor courts are also exposed to weathering, including expansion and contraction caused by temperature extremes, cracking is inevitable. Asphalt tennis courts crack more quickly than asphalt roads and parking lots because tennis courts do not benefit from the compressive kneading generated by traffic which helps to keep the asphalt pliable and, thereby, delay cracking.
Premature or extensive cracking may be caused by poor asphalt mix, poor site conditions, poor design, or by poor construction. Quality design and construction may minimize or delay cracking but cannot completely eliminate it. Once cracks appear it may be impossible to repair their cause, but it is not impossible to repair the crack itself.
Including this successful new crack repair system in your estimate makes it slightly more expensive than repairing the cracks in a more conventional and ineffective manner. Most contractors simply install crack filler or put fiberglass fabric over the cracks. Almost without exception, both of these very common repair techniques will fail within one year. Whereas the ARMOR® Crack Repair System has been working successfully at keeping cracks from reappearing for more than ten years now, even in cold climate regions.