Often dubbed “soft courts,” clay courts provide a slower playing experience than hard courts and grass courts. They offer players the opportunity to develop and use all types of shots due to its slower speed rating.
APT manufacture two types of artificial clay court systems – Policlay Pave and Policlay Turf. Both courts look and perform just like real clay courts, mimicking the surface speed, bounce and “slide-ability.”
Policlay Pave accurately mimics the characteristics of a true clay court with ideal sliding properties and ball bounce, but without the high maintenance requirements. It is suitable for professional tour level tennis.
Policlay Pave offers excellent force reduction properties to reduce muscle fatigue and injury, plus its superior water permeability makes it a great all-weather surface.
Constructed on site, the system consists of a base layer made of of recycled brick chippings, which is thickened and paved with a high performance binding agent, and then topped with finely crushed recycled brick tile.
PVC line markings are permanently integrated into the top surface layer preventing the need to repair damaged lines often experienced with real clay courts.
Suitable competition level
Level of maintenance required
Amount of watering required
Level of slidability
Level of Force Reduction
ITF pace rating
Suitable for play in wet weather
Contains recyclable content
APT has a network of expert design and installation agents throughout Australia and New Zealand.