Har-Tru Adds Innovative Sub-Surface Irrigation to Charleston Open Courts

February 17, 2022

HyQ is a substantial advance in sub-surface irrigation technology. It monitors and controls clay court watering through a digital touchpad or mobile device. The HyQ system eliminates manual adjustments to water fill valves and replaces them with precise digital settings that automatically adjust the rate and flow of the water.

Each HyQ court has nearly a quarter-mile of pipes below the court surface that move water through six cells. The water is under pressure and circulates rapidly through the cell and then to the control center. The system is self-regulating, fills the court quickly, and adjusts water levels within one-tenth of an inch.

The Credit One Charleston Open will celebrate its 50th year in 2022. The tournament has been a pioneer in women’s professional sports since 1973, paving the path for female tennis players to receive equal recognition, respect and pay in the sport.

“We’re excited to be part of this historic event,” said Pat Hanssen, president of Har-Tru. “The new stadium in Charleston is a world class venue, and our HyQ courts will give players and LTP Daniel Island the ultimate clay court experience.”

The event will feature more than 100 of the top tennis players in the world and welcome back fans for the first time since 2019. It will be the first major tournament played at the new Credit One Stadium.