The first Har-Tru court was constructed in Hagerstown, Maryland in 1932 and the brand was born. Har-Tru is consistent, timeless, and intimately acquainted with some of the greatest moments in the history of the game.
Clay-court tennis is all about the journey and not the end. It reflects hard work, patience, and endurance. It rewards those who think before they act, who are creative, and who are flexible. It can humble you and it can make you feel invincible. Not surprisingly, the skills required to win on clay are the same skills required to win in life; hence it is the right surface for players of all ages.
For three-quarters of a century now Har-Tru courts have been preferred by avid tennis players and the reasons have never changed.
It’s the surface 88% of the world’s top 10 players grew up on.
You will develop essential core footwork and balance skills that play on other surfaces just doesn’t teach.
You will develop a complete all-court game.
You will learn how to construct a point and beat higher-ranked players.
You will improve your patience and persistence and learn to handle adversity better.
Playing on Har-Tru will improve your endurance.
What you learn on Har-Tru allows you to succeed on all surfaces.
You are seven times less likely to be injured on a Har-Tru court than on a hard court.
Har-Tru allows you to play more hours a day and more days a week without over-stressing your joints.
In short, you will add more game to your life and more life to your game.
The best thing for a Har-Tru 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.
Water adds stability to a court. Use an automatic sprinkler system or HydroCourt to keep optimal moisture present.
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.