ClayTech is a new clay court surface that blends the sliding feature of Har-Tru courts with the easier, more cost-effective maintenance features of a hard court. There are three situations where we believe ClayTech tennis courts are particularly applicable:
- Rooftops and parking decks
- Conversions of hard courts to clay courts
- Residential courts
What makes ClayTech courts ideal for many court owners?
ClayTech's natural, clay top layer (Har-Tru) and synthetic, polypropylene membrane creates an attractive, uniform, sliding court surface. Maintenance requires nothing more than a simple sweep, even after a season of not seeing play. Water consumption is considerably reduced because ClayTech facilitates water absorption and drainage. The clay-topped surface prevents holes and cracks and the polypropylene membrane contributes to a very long life. And since the perimeter lines are painted in place when the surface is installed, the lines easily last for two or three years.
All Weather Playability
Specially designed to withstand intensive outdoor use, all year round, ClayTech clay courts are always ready for play, even in adverse climates. The surface is playable after a rainfall and is particularly resistant to UV rays. Freeze-thaw problems are nonexistent with ClayTech. And during the hottest days of summer, ClayTech, with just a spritz of water, remains cooler than hard courts.
Superior Health Benefits
ClayTech's granular surface acts as a shock-absorbing cushion, allowing players to slide into their returns. This prevents the joint jarring stops all too common on hard surfaces. A recent study revealed that one out of every two tennis players is likely to suffer an injury during a six month period. The study attributes injuries of the lower extremities, the back and the groin to two factors: court surface and shoes. Unique tennis surfaces that permit sliding, as a ClayTech tennis court does, result in 85% fewer injuries than hard surfaces. ClayTech courts promote the game for life, from early childhood into retirement. Avid players find that ClayTech courts allow them to play the game every day without soreness or pain.
Superior Playing Characteristics
ClayTech courts have several advantageous playing characteristics. A ClayTech court provides a consistently slower ball bounce than other surfaces. This results in longer rallies, a greater variety of strokes and a more controlled game. Playing tennis on a ClayTech court requires the development of strategy and skill and promotes endurance and patience.