RedClay USA and Lumen Architectural Engineering have joined to build the largest indoor/outdoor RedClay Pro club in the U.S., featuring the new maintenance-free red clay court technology imported from Viacor/Porplastic GmbH of Germany.
The largest-to-date RedClay tennis complex is set to open in the summer/fall of 2022 in Hackensack, featuring 14 “engineered” RedClay courts — eight indoor and six outdoor courts — all being built with the 21st-century version of old Europe’s traditional red clay courts. The court technology is already the official court of the WTA Porsche Grand Prix Tennis event in Stuttgart, the world’s largest professional women’s tournament, and is now being built at clubs and homes across the U.S. Additionally, the indoor structure will feature translucent roof panels for adding natural lighting. The main building structures will also feature state-of-the-art player amenities and lounging areas.
“Our new Hackensack facility is a world-class design, with our new clay court technology well-proven in Europe, including use at pro tournaments and training centers,” CEO Robert Lee of Lumen, the facility owner/architect, states. “Our indoor courts have no equal for both fun and serious tennis. We’re constructing one-of-a-kind buildings with the finest of all features and considerations.”
“RedClay Gardens is a historic flagship club for the U.S., as it heralds U.S. tennis onto the red clay stage, joining the rest of the world,” RedClay USA CEO Brian Osterberg said. “All can now see that America is going red … joining the global admiration of red clay tennis. Everyone can visit and play — or just enjoy watching the beauty of tennis on real red clay.”