Campey Announce Tennis and Cricket Renovation Days in Sutton Upon Derwent

Campey Turf Care Systemsin Training & Education

Campey Turf Care Systems is set to host free to attend tennis and cricket renovation days in Sutton Upon Derwent on Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th September 2021.

The first event takes place at Sutton Upon Derwent Tennis Club and the second at Woodhouse Grange Cricket Club. Each day starts at 9.30 am, and attendees will see the latest sports turf machinery in action. The live renovation demonstrates how the Koro® FIELD TOP MAKER® with patented UNIVERSE® Rotor, Campey Uni-Scratch, Vredo Seeder and more can be used to maintain and renovate tennis and cricket surfaces.

Using the KORO FTM in tennis and cricket is becoming increasingly popular, and Sutton Upon Derwent Tennis Club has already seen the outstanding results that can be achieved, as volunteer groundsman George Hobson explains.

"I first met Ben Taylor from Campey at Wimbledon's Grass Court Seminar in August 2019, and they had machinery on the courts there including the Koro® FTM® which looked amazing. So after meeting Ben, I asked him if he knew of anyone who had a Koro® in our area because it would be interesting to see what price they'd charge to help us out. Campey very kindly came back and said they would do a renovation demo day on the tennis courts, so that's how it started.

"The tennis courts at the club have never really had a renovation, so the thatch was like a sponge. The quality of the courts wasn't there because of that, but the Koro® did the job we needed to take the thatch away, and the use of the Vredo seeder and Uni-Scratch® prepared the seedbed perfectly to allow for very high germination rates."

As well as the machinery side of maintenance other speakers will be presenting on their own specialist subjects including;

Phil Blackwell - Director - SISPitches / SISGrass

Neil Stubley - Head of Courts and Horticulture - All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

Danny Negus - Head Groundsman - Devonshire Park

Dan Lightfoot - Business Manager UK & Ireland - Syngenta

Andy MacKay - Pitch Advisor - England & Wales Cricket Board

To register your interest for either day, visit and fill in the online form.