While our American Red Clay provides the rich color many people long for, it does so in a formula that behaves more like Har-Tru. This means simpler maintenance and very consistent playability.
American Red is formulated specifically for installation with HydroCourt sub-surface irrigation. American Red typically has a greater amount of loose top dressing than a green Har-Tru court and consequently plays a bit slower.
It is beautiful and unique in color.
It gives the look of red clay without all the maintenance.
Slow play speed promotes proper shot and point development.
It allows players to develop more effective footwork and balance skills.
It allows more frequent play without over-stressing the joints.
The American Red surface is easily installed over existing hard courts.
“The American Red Clay has allowed us to maintain our tradition of red clay courts while providing us with a surface that has superior playability and consistency.” - Van Barry, Tournament Director of the US Men’s Clay Court Championships, River Oaks Country Club
“We have the American Red Clay on our stadium court and we play our club championships on it….some of our members request this court and don’t want to play on any other.” Doug Small, Director of Tennis, Bay Colony Club
“The American Red color really sets our club apart. Additionally our older clientele loves it. They feel that the surface is extremely soft and easy on the body. This allows them to play longer and more frequently.” - Rob Goetz, Director of Tennis, The Mar a Lago Club
The best thing for an American Red Clay court is to play on it as frequently as possible.
Brush the court right to the very edges after each use. Make sure the court gets brushed at least once a week.
Adjust the water level to produce your preferred playing conditions.
HydroCourt is a self-regulating irrigation system that waters the court from below. Constructed with six fully lined cells, each cell is monitored by a water control box allowing adjustments to be fine-tuned to player preferences.