TESTIMONIALS & THE INDUSTRY ON CLAY
“I have played on professionally and recreationally, and maintained, a variety of tennis surfaces from grass to artificial grass, loam (Sydney hard courts) en tout cas, Har-Tru, European clay, Plexipave and Rebound Ace over a period of more than fifty years.
In considering factors such as suitability to our climate, ease of maintenance, the development of players, minimising short term and long term injuries, the type of tennis produced for showcasing the sport and the environment, Har-Tru is by a substantial margin the best playing surface for Australia,”
“The Har-Tru brand is well respected and revered as a premier product amongst tennis players, the tennis industry, and tennis enthusiasts all around the world. Har-Tru … believes in the power of its Har-Tru brand of clay courts; with eight out of the top ten ranked players in the world having trained on clay courts, the company stands behind the fact that more champions train on clay.”
Racquet Sports Industry.com
"You look at all the top players that are doing well these days (and) they've probably all been brought up on clay, or the majority of them have.
"You can go back in the '50s and '60s when Australia really dominated tennis and I think nearly all the players - the Lavers, the Rosewalls, the Newcombes - were all brought up on the sandy loam courts.
"We went away from that. We lost a lot of courts and of course the synthetic grass came in and I think that really did hurt the development of Australian tennis."