University of Warwick Tennis Centre

When the Tennis Centre at the University of Warwick decided to resurface their four outdoor artificial clay courts, their goal was to enhance both the playability and longevity of the courts. After thorough consideration and consultation with the selected contractor, the ITF-approved Playrite surface, ‘Clayrite MF’, was chosen as the optimal solution.


University of Warwick Tennis Centre


University of Warwick
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The key objectives were to provide better protection for users, ensure all-year-round access, and accommodate both tennis and padel. The new surface aims to replicate the playability of natural clay while offering the durability and lower maintenance of an artificial surface.

The Clayrite MF surface is designed to blend seamlessly with its surroundings, providing a natural clay-like appearance that enhances the aesthetic appeal of the Tennis Centre.

Additionally, the surface supports the University’s sustainability initiatives by being durable and requiring less maintenance compared to natural clay courts.

The installation is expected to significantly benefit both the University and the wider community by providing a high- quality playing surface that can be used year-round. This encourages greater participation from both students and local community members.

The project involved collaboration between the University of Warwick, the contractor, and Playrite, the manufacturer of the Clayrite MF surface. This partnership ensured that the selected surface met the University’s needs and was installed to the highest standards.

Feedback from the University’s tennis clubs and members has been overwhelmingly positive. Users have praised the playability of the new surface, noting its similarity to natural clay and its suitability for various weather conditions. As Matthew Tew, Tennis Manager, noted, “We are very pleased with this surface and its playability, and initial feedback from our customers has been positive. This sand-filled artificial clay surface is a great addition to our Tennis Centre and plays just like a real clay surface. As we head into the summer season, our clubs and members are looking forward to utilising this great facility.”

Chris Pickles, Sales Director at Playrite, commented, “We are delighted to have partnered with the University of Warwick on this project. The Clayrite MF surface is an excellent choice for their Tennis Centre, offering the perfect balance of playability and durability. We look forward to seeing the positive impact it will have on the University and its community.”

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