Red Clay in the U.S.?

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  1. PlayTheClay

    PlayTheClay New User

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    Har-Tru (clay) absolutely makes sense in Colorado. The season there isn't really any shorter than it would be int he NY metropolitan area or Chicago for that mattera nd both those markets have hundreds, if not thousands, of clay courts.
     
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  2. PlayTheClay

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    Coral Springs has a great red clay public facility. It was built to host the US Men's Clay Courts in the 1990's. Rumor has it that the are going to convert some of the courts to green Har-Tru.
     
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  3. PlayTheClay

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    Har-Tru is a naturally green crushed stone product...nothing synthetic about it...all natural. Checkk out more at www.hartru.com. It was introduced into the US market in the late 1920's and there are about 40,000 green Har-Tru courts in the US.
     
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  4. PlayTheClay

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    Johnny, Where are you located?
     
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  5. VamosRNadal2007

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    In Worcester Massachusetts there are 7 of the nicest red clay courts I've ever seen. There right in the downtown area and excelently maintained. Its a private club and its called the Worcester tennis club.
     
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  6. johnny ballgame

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    Atlanta. Plenty of har-tru, no red clay.
     
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  7. TennezSport

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    Sure are, you have the Oritani Field Club in Hackensack, which has red clay courts and an indoor swimming pool. However, you must become a member.

    http://www.oritanifieldclub.com/main.htm

    You can also look up Citysearch.com and do a search on Tennis. You will get good list of courts, clay and others

    TennezSport :cool:
     
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  8. theRadical

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    2nd the comment on clay courts in WA state!! I wanna know!!!!
     
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  9. nyc

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    There's one public hard court I've played on that has so many weeds growing on it, it's almost a grass court ;)
     
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  10. backcourt

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    Wow, that's pretty cool, I had no idea Worcester had any red clay. I hear there is also a club in Quincy MA with red clay.
     
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  11. Serve 'em hard

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    Yeah, I seen some of those in my day. Aim for the crack with grass growing out of it is my philosophy!
     
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  12. EasternRocks

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    it's hard to find red clay in the US, becasue many americans don't ususally train in the US on clay...thats why many americans don't show good results on clay
     
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  13. PlayTheClay

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    There is at least one red private Har-Tru court with a HydroCourt watering system under it...other than that, I think you might be correct.
     
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  14. vamosrafa15

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    there are two red clays at Saddlebrooke tennis resort in florida. They also have grass and the stuff they use at the AO. The red clay plays really close to the stuff in europe.
     
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  15. califsurferboy33

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    There are 2 red clay courts in Maryland (the clay was shipped in from france).
     
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