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"Winter" Season for Clay Court Maintenance in South Florida

This short life-cycle review may help your staff deliver better playing conditions during the busiest time of year.  Har-Tru is a very hard angular stone.  The sharp edges of the particles can wear during the playing season as players slide back and forth on the surface.  The accumulation of these small particles are naturally washed off the court during a...

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...

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