Har-Tru Introduces Portable Indoor Performance Pickleball Court

February 27, 2024

Engineers at Har-Tru have developed a new type of pickleball court to help meet the growing demand for high-quality courts at facilities across the country. Designed for temporary or permanent installation, the Pickle Flex Pro is a portable, comfortable, high-performance indoor pickleball court. It can be installed by four people in just two hours.

Interest in the new court has been high among contractors and facility managers for both short-term uses, such as tournaments and special events, and as permanent court additions.

“The need for additional places to play pickleball has exploded,” said Tracy Lynch, Har-Tru’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Clubs and sporting facilities, convention centers, malls, public parks—everyone’s looking for a place to play. Pickle Flex Pro provides facilities with a versatile and premium surface solution to meet the growing demand for accessible and reliable courts. It’s an excellent product, and we’re proud of the work that’s gone into perfecting it.”

The courts are made with interlocking tiles that are coated in Har-Tru Sports Coatings for a hardcourt feel. The design provides a balance of performance and comfort that produces excellent speed of play, ball bounce, and foot traction.

The Pickle Flex Pro is also engineered to reduce the impact on a player’s body. Its design creates a force reduction of more than 17%, and energy restitution of 80%, to provide players with longer, more comfortable matches—even when playing at high-level intensity.

The court was the centerpiece of the 2023 Pickle In The Land tournament. Three Pickle Flex Pro courts were temporarily installed on the floor of the Huntington Convention Center Cleveland. The courts performed for three days of professional play, and were then removed for future use.

“The Pickle Flex Pro courts were a game-changer for our tournament on multiple levels,” said Kyle Ross, Topnotch Director of Events and Pickle in the Land Tournament Director. “Installation was a breeze, and far easier than the court systems I’ve used. And players throughout the tournament loved playing on the Pickle Flex Pro courts because they felt great and played true.”

The Pickle Flex Pro comes in two sizes, Standard and Mini. The Standard court is a regulation size pickleball court, the Mini is about half that size. Each Pickle Flex Pro court fits on two pallets for shipping.

The courts are coated in Har-Tru Sports Coatings, an acrylic surfacing paint designed for professional sports. Standard court colors are Championship Blue, Championship Green, and Light Blue. Custom colors and multi-court installations are available on request.