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...

Clay Courts and Surface Speed

Clay Courts and Surface Speed

In spring time, I am always reminded how much the speed of a clay court can change, and how quickly.  This season has been no exception as the fluctuations in temperature, precipitation, and wind in Virginia – and much of the country - have been as intense as I can remember.  Our outdoor season kicked off in February with hot,...

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