Website Focuses on Developing Players on Clay

May 31, 2011

Har-Tru Sports has revamped to offer competitive information that focuses on junior player development and innovation, emphasizing why playing on clay is a key to developing championship tennis.

“Playing on a clay court teaches players to think, create and tactically respond to each point,” the new website says. “Clay court players develop enhanced footwork, balance and dexterity—all skills necessary for success on any tennis surface.”

According to the Har-Tru website, 88% of top 10 players learned to play on clay courts. The USTA recently installed clay courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y., to help developing juniors learn the nuances of playing on the softer surface. also lists “10 Reasons to Train on Clay”: