Har-Tru Sponsorship adds Innovative Sub-Surface Irrigation to Newly Renovated Credit One Stadium

Har-Tru Sponsorship adds Innovative Sub-Surface Irrigation to Newly Renovated Credit One Stadium

Credit One Charleston Open sponsorship includes fourteen courts fitted with digital underground irrigation at LTP Daniel Island.

In 2022, Har-Tru became a premier-level sponsor of the Credit One Charleston Open. The HyQ sub-surface irrigation system was installed beneath center court at the newly renovated Credit One Stadium as part of the five-year arrangement.

Fourteen Har-Tru tennis courts were converted to the HyQ system at LTP Daniel Island, home to the Credit One Charleston Open, as part of the sponsorship.

HyQ (pronounced High-Q) is a substantial advance in sub-surface irrigation technology. It monitors and controls clay court watering through a digital touchpad or mobile device. The HyQ system eliminates manual adjustments to water fill valves and replaces them with precise digital settings that automatically adjust the rate and flow of the water.

Each HyQ court has nearly a quarter-mile of pipes below the court surface that move water through six cells. The water is under pressure and circulates rapidly through the cell and then to the control center. The system is self-regulating, fills the court quickly, and adjusts water levels within one-tenth of an inch.

The Credit One Charleston Open will celebrate its 50th year in 2022. The tournament has been a pioneer in women's professional sports since 1973, paving the path for female tennis players to receive equal recognition, respect and pay in the sport.

“We’re excited to be part of this historic event,” said Pat Hanssen, president of Har-Tru. “The new stadium in Charleston is a world class venue, and our HyQ courts will give players and LTP Daniel Island the ultimate clay court experience.”

The event will feature more than 100 of the top tennis players in the world and welcome back fans for the first time since 2019. It will be the first major tournament played at the new Credit One Stadium.

About the Credit One Charleston Open:
The Credit One Charleston Open is North America's largest women's-only tennis
tournament. The event, formerly known as the Volvo Car Open, moved to Charleston, S.C., in 2001 from Hilton Head Island, S.C., and will celebrate its 50th year in 2022. The Credit One Charleston Open traditionally welcomes more than 90,000 spectators each year. The tournament features a singles draw of 56 players, a qualifying draw of 32 players, and a doubles draw of 16 players. In conjunction with Tennis Channel and WTA Media, the Credit One Charleston Open is showcased from the first ball struck in main draw competition to the last ball played in the finals, throughout the U.S. and 174 international partners. The tournament receives more than 100 hours of tennis coverage, broadcast live from Charleston across the globe to millions of fans. The tournament is operated by Charleston Tennis, LLC. For more information on the Credit One Charleston Open, visit creditonecharlestonopen.com, call (843) 856-7900,
emailinfo@charlestontennisllc.com, Facebook (Credit One Charleston Open), Twitter (@CharlestonOpen) or Instagram (@CreditOneCharlestonOpen).

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