The Heart of Tennis

"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...

Honey! You shrunk my Drag Brush!

Honey! You shrunk my Drag Brush!

One thing we appreciate at Har-Tru is helpful feedback from the men and women tackling day-to-day maintenance at tennis clubs and on the court. Our associates have years of experience and know about almost everything that goes into making a court, but we never want to stop learning or improving. Recently, we gathered input about a staple of clay court...

Clay Courts and Surface Speed - Part 2

Clay Courts and Surface Speed - Part 2

As discussed in the last post, spring weather can change rapidly and as it does, so will the condition of your HAR-TRU court.  The last blog talked about lessons players can learn to deal with these swings.  Now let’s talk about it from the perspective of the maintenance professional. Cool, wet conditions can make it exceedingly difficult to firm up...

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