I'm in North Houston area and have been clearing and excavating a 60' by 120' area to put in a clay court. I've researched it quite a bit, am looking to keep costs down, and have ruled out a hardcourt. I don't think I'll mind doing maintenance on the court, particularly since I have a tractor and various implements. Besides, I figure the clay will be more fun (& more unique) than a hardcourt which are almost everywhere. There is a product called "Aglime" (i.e. dry screening agricultural limestone) which I can get for much less than trucking in Har-Tru all the way from Virginia. Its been used successfully for a long time at a major club or two around here. It's a beige color which sets up very hard and can play faster than most clay courts. Top it off with some iron sulfate and you get reddish color. Also thinking about using a continuous curb of concrete for the perimeter in stead of bricks or whatever. A guy who has done alot of concrete work thinks this would be much better particularly in terms of using it to screed with. Anyway, sounds like the key to a quality court is level and compact many times over (leaving about a 1" in 30' slope). Any comments or experience with the above?