Originally Posted by BMC9670
From what I've learned at our club, the initial cost of installation is higher for Har-Tru, but ongoing costs are actually lower with proper maintenance, which really isn't hard. As I said, many of the community swim and racket clubs here in the east have them and membership fees to these places are not high - no rich country club folks here, but middle-class suburbanites.
For a public park, hard courts are just more convenient - lower upfront costs and resurface and replace nets every few years as needed (or when they literally fall apart as we've all seen). No regular maintenance needed. I don't think I've seen "public" Har-Tru courts.
The only public Har Tru courts I have seen outside of FL. were at the Delaware Tennis Center.
We were there several years ago but I notice that the link to the website is inactive so maybe they closed it.
They had a bunch of very nice Har Tru courts surrounded by big trees and historic buildings, very cool place.