Better for your health. Better for your game.
Har-Tru courts reduce the risk of injury.
Most amateur tennis players play for life — from the time they're young until their retirement years. Half of all tennis players are likely to suffer an injury during a typical season of play. The primary reason: the court surface and the shoe. But clay surfaces allow sliding, which results in seven times fewer injuries than surfaces which do not. Har-Tru surfaces allow players to slide and recover under control, instead of slamming down onto the court, absorbing the shock in every joint in the body.
Clay is cooler. Literally.
Other dark-colored surfaces absorb and retain the sun's heat. Har-Tru surfaces retain their moisture and breathe, keeping the surface an average of 20% cooler than hard courts, even during the hottest days of summer.
Slower ball speed means a more enjoyable game.
The ball bounce on a clay court is slower than other surfaces. This means more time to get to shots resulting in longer rallies that are less strenuous on the body.
Players develop a better, more well-rounded game.
An analysis of the world's top tennis players shows that most had extensive clay court training in their formative years. Clay court play develops toughness, stamina, patience and strategy that hard court play does not.
Clay dries quickly and is environmentally safe.
Unlike hard court surfaces, players can be on a clay court in a matter of minutes after a rain shower. Har-Tru is made up of natural, crushed, green stone, leaving no chemicals or toxic waste. Har-Tru absorbs water quickly, solves run-off control issues, and gets players back on the court for an exciting match.
ClayTech All-Weather Clay
ClayTech Tennis Courts – the best of clay courts and hard courts rolled into one. This innovative new court surface is in a class all by itself. ClayTech is a high quality, premium court surface that offers the comfort of a clay court and all-weather playability while eliminating the cracking and consequent re-coating required with hard courts. Learn more about ClayTech All-Weather courts here.
European Red Clay
Beauty that evokes emotion: this rich red product leaves its mark in a way no other surface can. Our European Red is ideal for top-dressing existing real clay courts and covering red ClayTech courts. Learn more about Har-Tru European Red Clay here.