| By New York Tennis Magazine Staff


As we approach the spring and summer, the outdoor seasons for all racquet sports are nearly upon us, which means that clubs, facilities, parks and more will need to prepare those outdoor courts for the rush of people planning on playing on them for the next several months. New York Tennis Magazine has chosen its Top 5 companies to help you with all of your court building and supply needs

Century Tennis

56 Brook Avenue

Deer Park, N.Y.

(631) 242-0220


Since 1965, Century Tennis has been dedicated to the growing sport of tennis by building quality tennis courts and providing a specialized service to the tennis club industry, as well as the private community. By maintaining a high-quality of service and customer satisfaction over the years comes a trust that is ever so hard to attain.

“We simply want to be the best at what we do.”

In order to build great tennis courts, you have to start at the bottom with an understanding of soil conditions and converting it to a good base. Laser-controlled road graders enable Century Tennis to build with accuracy.

Building Post-Tensioned Concrete, instead of the old asphalt type courts, are proving to be a great alternative for “crack-free” tennis courts.

Whether it is a hard court with the softness of Deco-Turf or Classic Turf Rubber or whether it is a soft court like Har-Tru or Hydro Court, or a surface that offers a little of both like Nova Synthetic Turfs … Century Tennis can deliver.

The company is a member of the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), Better Business Bureau (BBB) and the Long Island Builders Institute (LIBI). Century Tennis’ building techniques meet and or exceed those of the ASBA and the USTA and with its “Certified Tennis Court Builder” staff assures this quality. The company’s intention is to deliver the very best tennis courts for the most demanding players and tennis club owners.

“Expanding the game of tennis, one court at a time.”



Har-Tru LLC 

166 Industrial Way

Troy, VA  22974

(877) 4-HARTRU


Har-Tru, LLC is a global tennis company based in Charlottesville, VA.  It is the world’s leading provider of tennis court surfaces, tennis court consultation, court equipment and accessories.  The company strives to help others build and maintain the best courts in the world, leveraging its products, knowledge, and experience to most effectively meet the needs of each customer. Har-Tru stays active in the industry as an advocate for the sport and sponsor of tennis related activities.



Laurel Gold Coast Tennis

31 Prospect Street   

Huntington, N.Y.

(631) 547-5200 



Tennis and Sports Courts Since 1984 

Laurel Gold Coast Tennis has been trusted for more than 35 years by Long Island’s top Country clubs and hundreds of homeowners to design, build and maintain tennis and sport courts. Laurel Gold Coast’s in-house team of experienced and knowledgeable tradesmen use only the best quality materials and have the ability to address any situation to ensure your court is ready for you to play at your highest level.

Laurel Gold Coast Tennis specializes in concrete, clay and asphalt courts. They also provide annual Har-Tru reconditioning, as well as weekly/bi-weekly/monthly court servicing. All weather court repair incorporates the use of Rite-Way crack repair system.

In addition to building and maintaining the court surfaces, Laurel Gold Coast Tennis designs and builds the entire court environment including fencing, irrigation, lighting, panting, masonry and seating furniture.  Laurel Gold Coast’s approach ensures that your tennis or sport court enhances the appearance of your home and fits with your outdoor living lifestyle.



The Farley Group–Air-Supported Structures

6 Kerr Crescent

Puslinch, Ontario, Canada

(888) 445-3223


The Farley Group has installed more than 30 tennis bubbles in the New York City and Long Island areas, helping tennis facilities extend their season into the winter months. For seasonal or permanently installed tennis bubbles, The Farley Group is your number one source for quality, service and dependability.

As a manufacturer, supplier, installer and service provider of air-supported structures, The Farley Group works with you from conception to implementation and beyond. The company’s philosophy is built around the belief that a customer never leaves The Farley Group—from project planning and installation to ongoing service and maintenance—we become a trusted member of your team. The company’s expert staff of sales consultants, designers and highly-skilled production and service professionals are well-experienced in all facets of air structure technology, ready to help you through every phase of your tennis bubble project.





VelveTop Products

1455 New York Avenue

Huntington Station, N.Y.

(631) 427-5904


VelveTop Products is a family-owned and operated business since 1968. VelveTop is a stocking distributor of a full line of tennis court materials and equipment, including:

►Deco Turf: The Cushioned Tennis Surface of Champions

►Har-Tru: Developing Champions Since 1932

►Douglas Sports: Nets, Windscreens, Divider Nets

►RiteWay Crack Repair Systems

►Deep Root: Tree Root Barriers

►Hadeka Red Clay

For more information, call (631) 427-5904, e-mail elsy@velvetop.com or visit VelveTop.com.