HarTru

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What do you know about the world’s leading clay court surface?

American Clay, Green Clay, En Tout Cas, Rubico, Fast Dry. What do all these surfaces have in common? These are all names that have been used for Har-Tru. Read More...Read Less...

In the late 1920’s, Horace Robinson was searching for an American supplier for the granular clay type courts he was building.  He visited the Funkhouser Company, which made roofing granules, and convinced them to experiment with the product as a tennis court surface.

Horace Robinson’s full name was Henry Alexander Robinson. His wife thought of using his initials –HAR– and combining them with the true green color and true bounce, and the Har-Tru brand was born. Amazingly simple but highly innovative.  Ready to learn more?

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HAR-TRU CLAY COURT

PLAYERS DEVELOP MORE

STRATEGIC SHOTS

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HAR-TRU CLAY COURTS ARE

EASIER ON THE BODY

THAN CUSHIONED COURTS

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8 OUT OF 10 CHAMPIONS

GREW UP

PLAYING ON CLAY COURTS

TRUE: OF ALL THE MEN WHO REACHED THE

ATP TOP 10 IN EVERY YEAR DATING BACK TO

1972, 83% OF THEM SPENT AT LEAST 50% OF

THEIR TIME TRAINING ON CLAY AND/OR HAR-TRU

WHILE THEY WERE GROWING UP.

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HAR-TRU IS A

GRAND SLAM

SURFACE

TRUE: THE US OPEN WAS PLAYED

ON HAR-TRU FROM 1975-1978.

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HAR-TRU IS 

MORE EXPENSIVE TO INSTALL

THAN HARD COURTS.

FALSE. A HAR-TRU COURT TYPICALLY COSTS

5 TO 10% LESS TO INSTALL THAN A HARD COURT.

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A HAR-TRU COURT

CAN BE MAINTAINED IN AS LITTLE AS 

10 MINUTES A DAY.

TRUE. A HAR-TRU COURT

CAN BE MAINTAINED

IN AS LITTLE AS 10 MINUTES A DAY.

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WITH PROPER CARE,

A HAR-TRU COURT

WILL LAST FOREVER.

TRUE. WITH PROPER CARE,

A HAR-TRU COURT

WILL LAST FOREVER.

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HAR-TRU IS

COMPLICATED AND COSTLY

TO MAINTAIN.

FALSE. REAL CLAY CAN BE COMPLICATED AND

COSTLY TO MAINTAIN

BUT HAR-TRU COURTS,

PARTICULARLY WITH SUB-SURFACE IRRIGATION TECHNOLOGY,

ARE QUITE SIMPLE AND COST EFFECTIVE.

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A HAR-TRU COURT

CAN BE INSTALLED

IN ONE WEEK.

TRUE. INSTALLATION IS QUICK AND EASY

AND THE COURT REQUIRES

NO TIME TO CURE.

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HAR-TRU IS 

GREEN CLAY.

FALSE. HAR-TRU IS A MANUFACTURED PRODUCT

MADE FROM CRUSHED GREEN STONE.

IT IS USED TO CONSTRUCT A TENNIS COURT THAT

PLAYS LIKE CLAY

BUT IS EASIER TO MAINTAIN.

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