Har-Tru acquires two tennis suppliers

February 20, 2012

Charlottesville, Va. — HAR-TRU Sports announced today the acquisition of the tennis operations of J.A. Cissel Manufacturing and Century Sports. The acquisition provides HAR-TRU’s customers with access to a wider array of products and the best brands in the tennis accessories and surfacing marketplace. Plus, the combined resources and expertise of HAR-TRU, Cissel and Century will add value to current and future customers.

“The acquisition supports and aligns with HAR-TRU’s mission to develop innovative tennis products that help our customers maximize their potential,” said Anderson McNeill, president of HAR-TRU Sports and Charles Luck. “The acquisition allows us to stay competitive in the sports supply segment and focused on our path of developing champions around the world.”

In an effort to integrate the companies as smoothly as possible, HAR-TRU will operate Cissel and Century independently for the foreseeable future. During this time, Bob will continue to serve in a management role and help to transition the company over to HAR-TRU. Approximately 30 associates are employed within the two companies.


Century Sports was founded in 1972 and is one of the most diversified suppliers of court equipment in the U.S. The company is known for their strong commitment to product innovation and improvement, as well as their top-of-the-line group of tennis and court products.

J.A. Cissel was founded in 1968 and provides new and innovative product ideas in the sports and recreation, conservation and tennis industries.