Trying to help out one of the local baddy facilities here where I am in Vancouver, BC. Was just chatting with the owner about the place and he mentioned that it's a major task to sweep the mat courts clean once a week of the feather bits leftover from shuttles. So I thought hey, why don't I pose this problem on the forum and see if together we can come up with a quick and easy solution. Thinking about it a bit, I figured that sweeping is easier than vacuuming, since there's no hose to worry about. So let's say we sweep the bits off the mat to the edges where there's carpet, later to be vacuumed along with the carpet areas. So the question then, is there a type of push broom or sweeper that is: 1. wide enough for fast cleaning (ie. 3-4 ft wide) 2. yet gentle enough that it can easily glide over the mat without sticking to or damaging the surface, and 3. effective at trapping the feather bits as the broom is pushed continously to the mat edge. Any ideas? How do they do it at international tournaments?