Har-Tru Resurfacing

Fast-Dry Courts, Inc. specializes in the construction, maintenance and resurfacing of Har-Tru tennis courts. There are two types of resurfacing projects that we typically complete for our clients with sprinkler-irrigated Har-Tru courts - "Standard" resurfacing and "Laser-Tapered" resurfacing.

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"Standard" Resurfacing

Sprinkler-irrigated Har-Tru tennis courts will lose material over time due to the effects of wind, rain, and play. Har-Tru courts in most regions of the country will lose 2-3 tons per year or 50-75, 80 lb. bags. Har-Tru courts in Florida will lose 3-5 tons per year or 75-125, 80 lb. bags, due to more extensive rain and year round play. This material must be replaced on an annual basis to keep your Har-Tru court safe and in optimum playing condition. Some customers choose to add 8-10, 80 lb. bags per court each month. Others turn to Fast-Dry Courts, Inc. to add 75-125, 80 lb. bags once a year. We call this annual top dressing a "Standard" resurfacing.

Fast-Dry Courts, Inc. will execute the following steps when completing a "Standard" resurfacing:

  • Remove existing line tapes
  • Scrape "dead material" off the court
  • Scarify the court surface (ensures new material binds/adheres to existing court surface)
  • Apply 3-5 tons of Har-Tru surfacing material via lute broadcasting or spreader
  • Water and roll court to initial firmness
  • Install new line tapes

"Laser-Tapered" Resurfacing

Har-Tru courts require 1" of Har-Tru surface material for optimum playability, court stability and moisture retention. For this reason, all new sprinkler irrigated Har-Tru courts are built with +/- 40 tons (1,000, 80 lb. bags) of Har-Tru surfacing material. Each new Har-Tru court is also built with a 1" in 30' slope to ensure adequate rainwater drainage. This means that a new single court will slope 2" if it is sloped from side-to-side or 4" if it is sloped end-to-end.

Sprinkler irrigation, rain, wind and play will cause Har-Tru material to regularly wash off the court and to migrate (or "shift") from the high side of the court to the low side of the court. Over time, your Har-Tru will lose the ideal surface depth of 1" and the slope of the court will begin to "flatten out". These changes will cause the court to retain less moisture, shift under rolling and play and drain poorly, resulting in less than optimum (possibly even dangerous) playing conditions. Consequently, sprinkler-irrigated Har-Tru courts should receive a "laser-tapered" resurfacing every 4-5 years.

In a "laser-tapered" resurfacing, laser guided grading equipment is used to remove excess material at the low end of the court and to add new material at the high end of the court. This process restores the proper court slope and 1" surface depth of Har-Tru material. Fast-Dry Courts, Inc. was one of the first companies in the United States to utilize this revolutionary technique to restore Har-Tru courts to a like-new condition. Fast-Dry Courts, Inc. will execute the following steps when completing a "Laser-Tapered Resurfacing":

  • Remove existing line tapes
  • Scarify and remove excess material at low end of the courts using laser-guided grading equipment
  • Apply 5-30 tons of Har-Tru surfacing material using laser-guided grading equipment, restoring 1" surface depth and 1" in 30' slope
  • Water and roll court to initial firmness
  • Install new line tapes



If you are interested in an estimate for resurfacing your subsurface irrigated Har-Tru court, let us know. Simply fill out the following form and one of our customer service representatives will contact you.

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