Macquarie University
Macquarie University

Macquarie Uni

The first pilot TERRE DAVIS clay courts were built at Macquarie University tennis complex. This has been a Tennis Australia initiative.

The first court built was over a synthetic grass court and proved successful.

The second court built was trialled with a subsurface irrigation system known as KISSS. This was the first time a system such as this had ever been used under a tennis court. It proved unsuccessful. The court is still fine and is watered conventionally from the top.

The third court was another attempt with the KISSS system and this time it seems to have worked. If over time the KISSS irrigation setup shows that it can indeed water a clay court from below, then this could eliminate the constant need for water that clay courts have, particularly in the summer months.

All three courts at the Macquarie University courts built using the TERRE DAVIS product are available to the public to play on.