surfaces / Artificial Grass (Clay)

Leading the standard in artificial clay tennis courts

Modern tennis demands a playing surface that can serve the high velocity precision of this hugely popular game. But, the practicalities of maintaining natural clay can be onerous, making artificial clay tennis courts an increasingly popular choice for both public and private tennis facilities.

Clay surfaces are widely regarded as delivering the ultimate feeling for a tennis player. They offer highly controlled grip, are responsive to spin, and allow for controlled sliding and longer rallies during the game. However, traditional clay courts have disadvantages too – the main one being that they’re not suitable for heavy rainfall, leading to potentially frustrating “rain stops play” situations.

Happily, recent advances in clay tennis court construction have eliminated many of the issues associated with traditional clay courts, including compacting and heavy maintenance requirements. ETC Sports Surfaces specialise in the installation of tennis courts manufactured from artificial clay, developed to balance the demands of play with the practical considerations of performance and maintenance.

What’s more, we’re the only UK main contractor approved to supply Tweener LED tennis court lighting – the award-winning, revolutionary LED lighting system that has the power to halve your installation and running costs, can be installed in less than a day, and guarantees optimum lighting in any playing conditions.

Why choose a surface made from artificial clay?

The speed, power and popularity of tennis in the UK mean that any tennis court will experience heavy usage, all-year-round. Artificial clay tennis courts are made up of mono-filament artificial fibres that secure the in-fill whilst still allowing free movement. This stops the top layer of the surface from compacting, which promotes water drainage and preserves the playing characteristics of clay surfaces over a long period.

There are many suppliers of clay tennis courts in the UK – but few have mastered the art of manufacturing an artificial court that performs just as well as a natural surface. ETC Sports Surfaces has spent three decades building relationships with the UK’s leading manufacturers of clay tennis courts, and every day we pass the benefit of those relationships to our customers. We work with each client to develop the right solution for their facility, and to design and install that solution to the highest standard, within budget and on schedule – every time.

Tennis court resurfacing and maintenance made easy

A massive advantage of an artificial clay court is that it significantly reduces demands in terms of tennis court maintenance. Unlike more traditional models, these courts only require brushing once a day (as opposed to after every match) and they don’t need any additional preparation for the season – cutting down on costs and labour and keeping the courts available for use. ETC Sports Surfaces offer cost-efficient maintenance packages throughout the lifespan of your court. And, when the surface requires it, we can also provide full tennis court resurfacing to keep your courts in prime condition for decades to come.

Above all, though, it’s the expert installation of your clay tennis courts that will really make the difference for your players. Our extensive expertise equips us to achieve the exact characteristics, look and feel that will delight clay tennis enthusiasts, whilst also future proofing your tennis courts and ensuring a real return on your investment.

Cutting-edge clay tennis courts with outstanding service delivery

If you need to install, resurface or maintain a clay court, talk to us for:

  • The latest innovations in artificial clay
  • A free site survey plus expert design and installation.
  • High quality workmanship to CHAS, SAPCA and ISO 9001 standards.
  • Competitive aftercare packages to maintain your courts.

Just contact us to discuss your project – our highly trained team are ready to help!