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Clay Court Maintenance Budgeting and the Missing Link

Clay Court Maintenance Budgeting and the Missing Link

There is one resort that rates as my favorite vacation destination.  I enjoy treading new ground in my travels so finding one spot that I will readily and longingly return to is a bit out of character.  Yet I find the environment, the culture and the service as this resort so magnificent that I stay there every chance I get. ...

Stay Humble My Friend

Stay Humble My Friend

After having watched four consecutive days of junior tennis in Nanjing, China, with the wildcard into Roland Garros at stake.  It was on the last day right before the women's final, that I witnessed the humblest 13-year-old in the game of tennis! Wei Sijia, a rising 14-year-old junior player, unseeded, and knocking the number one seed out a day earlier...

When is a Clay Court a Clay Court?

When is a Clay Court a Clay Court?

As I spent time on the installation of a red ClayTech court in Austin this week I was reminded of a discussion I had with Jose Higueras about red clay courts.  The USTA was deciding on the court system they wanted to install at the National Campus in Orlando and I was pushing HYDROCOURT capped with a 1/4" of European...

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