Hard to Har-Tru Conversions

More tennis courts are being converted to Har-Tru (clay) court systems than ever before in the history of tennis. That's because clay court tennis brings players more enjoyment and fewer injuries at every stage of life. Har-Tru courts allow tennis players to slide, which means they can play for as long and as often as they like without overstressing the knees, back and lower extremities.

Fast-Dry Courts, Inc. specializes in the construction of Har-Tru courts, including the conversion of hard courts (asphalt or concrete) to Har-Tru courts. We have the ability to convert your existing hard court to a sprinkler irrigated or subsurface irrigated HydroCourt. The process of converting a hard court to a Har-Tru court is actually quite straightforward. In most instances we are able to build directly on top of the existing asphalt surface.

Converting a Hard Court to a Har-Tru Court with Sprinkler Irrigation

The most important step in converting a hard court to a Har-Tru court is changing the slope of the court. A standard hard court is sloped 1" in 10' while a standard Har-Tru court is sloped 1" in 30'. Fill material is installed on top of the existing hard court surface to adjust the court slope. Once the proper slope has been achieved, 3" of concrete screening sand and 1" of Har-Tru surface material is installed. A floating concrete block curb is installed within the existing fence line to contain the fill material, concrete screening sand and Har-Tru. A sprinkler irrigation system is also installed to provide moisture to the court. In some cases, depending on the direction of the court slope, the fence height may need to be adjusted.

Converting a Hard Court to a HydroCourt ( Har-Tru Court with Subsurface Irrigation)

The most important step in converting a hard court to a Har-Tru court is changing the slope of the court. A standard hard court is sloped 1" in 10' while a standard Har-Tru court is sloped 1" in 30'. Fill material is installed on top of the existing court surface to adjust the court slope. Once the proper slope has been achieved, the patented FDC HydroCourt system is installed (link to HydroCourt web page). A concrete block curb is installed within the existing fence line to contain the fill material, FDC HydroCourt subsurface irrigation system, concrete screening sand and Har-Tru. 2 to 4 sprinkler heads are also added to assist with maintenance and drought conditions. In some cases, depending on the direction of the court slope, the fence height may need to be adjusted.

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