Tennis courts in hot climates can benefit from clay surfaces which are renowned for their minimum stress impact, slower ball speed and for players to develop longer rallies. Seara is one of Southeast Asia’s leading distributors of real clay tennis surface systems, specialising in building and maintaining surfaces. Many players favour real clay courts for the softness underfoot and shock absorption that reduces stress and potential injuries to the leg joints and muscles. Imported from Europe, the material is made from crushed brick, shale or stone, with a top layer of finely crushed particles. This results in a slower speed to hard and grass courts and enables a controlled slide, which is ideal for players who prefer a more controlled game with longer rallies. The surface is better suitable to unpredictable weather conditions as it allow for play during light rain, while repairs to clay courts are also relatively inexpensive.