Lee Tennis Sets up Permanent Quickstart Har-Tru Courts

August 3, 2009

Charlottesville, Va. — Lee Tennis Court Products (LTCP) installed the first permanent QuickStart HAR-TRU® courts, four, at the Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville, Va. As part of LTCP’s commitment to introducing tennis players of all ages to experiencing the game on clay courts and enabling those who love to play the game, play for life, LTCP teamed up with the Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville to setup QuickStart Tennis courts for junior tennis players.

Patrick Kearns, the head tennis professional at the Farmington Country Club, shares LTCP’s philosophy around the importance of innovation, experiential learning and advocacy for the game of tennis and the industry as a whole. The Farmington Country Club and LTCP saw an opportunity to convert an existing HAR-TRU court into four QuickStart courts to allow children under the age of 10 and older seniors to play tennis on a learning and forgiving surface.

The format of QuickStart Tennis is tailored to six to 10 year olds to get them into the game of tennis. The QuickStart equipment and accessories, shorter court dimensions and modified scoring are designed for an engaging, exciting and fun experiential way to learn the game of tennis. Kearns said, “Learning through experiences is the best way to motivate and teach children about tennis and its endless benefits.”

Pat Hanssen, LTCP’s director of sales, noted, “Patrick’s unmatched commitment towards developing the game is admirable.” Hanssen added. “He’s a visionary in his thinking and willing to try new things to advance the industry.”

To learn more about LTCP’s and the Farmington Country Club’s QuickStart Tennis initiative, visit