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?