Leaf Blowers

It’s that time of year where courts with get buried with dead leaf piles.

Ive seen someone bring their own portable leaf blower to clean the courts before a session. Where is the best place to buy one of these (I assume Home Depot?) and what’s a good price?
 

Pass750

Rookie
How about a good old fashioned rake? The gas blowers are terrible for the environment and make the most horrible noise impacting people not even close to the court.
 
How about a good old fashioned rake? The gas blowers are terrible for the environment and make the most horrible noise impacting people not even close to the court.
A rake or broom would take up~23 min of the 1 hr we have on the court if people are waiting
 

eagle

Hall of Fame
Battery operated leaf blowers would be good.
Much quieter than gas powered units.
Available at big box hardware stores or online.
 

Curtennis

Semi-Pro
@LeftySlice860

I have a battery powered EGO leaf blower. Works great. Less than $200.00 at Lowes.
I just picked that one up on a whim but have been afraid to use as I might just return… I got it with the idea of needing to dry puddles now that it’s not as hot out and evaporation is taking far longer. Any comment on how it might work for that?
 

USMC-615

Semi-Pro
Buy a Makita 36V blower and never look back....runs on two 18V batt's. Buy four 5Ah or 6Ah batteries and it'll handle all your leaf and puddle blowin' needs. Now you have the best blower out there compared to DeWalt, Milwaukee, Ego, etc, etc as far as cfm and runtime for your home, driveway, yard, etc as well. You can get this blower in a combo kit that comes with four 5Ah batteries and a dual, fan-cooled rapid charger. Look up Makita XBU02PT1.
 
@LeftySlice860

I have a battery powered EGO leaf blower. Works great. Less than $200.00 at Lowes.
My wife got one of those also, so I often show up a few minutes early to blow off the court. It has Normal and Turbo modes. I find Turbo does the best job, but normally the battery dies about 3/4 of the way through, so it takes me two days of tennis to get the whole court, half a court each day. Ours is a single neighborhood court so all the dust and pine needles blow through the fence and into the surroundings. It wouldn’t work nearly as well of you spent the time herding deciduous leaves though. Might have to pick them up.
 

jim e

Legend
I have gas operated Stihl backpack blower. It is a real powerful one. I have a large lawn , many leaves. It does work well on courts as well, but it's not cheap.
 

zaskar1

Semi-Pro
It’s that time of year where courts with get buried with dead leaf piles.

Ive seen someone bring their own portable leaf blower to clean the courts before a session. Where is the best place to buy one of these (I assume Home Depot?) and what’s a good price?
when i dont play at my club, we play at a local park.
the eucalyptus trees surrounding the courts are always dropping
leaves, so i bring my cobalt 80v leaf blower.
its really powerful, cleans off the court in about 5 minutes
i got it from lowes, but it wasnt cheap, around $150 or was more, i dont recall
bought it about 5 yrs ago
wish i could clean off the pickleballers as easily, as they have discovered these courts as well
z
 

innoVAShaun

Hall of Fame
I use the Craftsman V20 Brushed Axial Blower. Not bad for $75. Pretty lightweight that my kids enjoy using it and fits in my tennis bag (12-pack) when you detach the tube. It has two settings: high and low. It does the job to clear leaves and other debris off the court. The V20 battery lasts only for one side of the net under continuous use, so I would recommend a spare.

 

taylor15

Hall of Fame
Would it be good to blow puddles away too I wonder?
I have used my Ryobi 18v to help blow the water out of puddles. I keep it in my car this time of year, when we get to the courts and I can clear the pine needles I am like a hero. I feel like Batman with his sweet utility belt or something.
 
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