Plexicushion Prestige Surface Chosen for the Capitala World Tennis Championship

December 2009

Andover, MA –December 9, 2009 – Plexipave, the world’s largest selling brand of acrylic tennis court coatings, is pleased to announce that the Capitala World Tennis Championship will be played on their Plexicushion Prestige tennis surface. The Capitala World Tennis Championship will bring the world’s best players to Abu Dhabi for the three day tournament that starts off the 2010 tennis season.

This single elimination series of matches will be played at the Abu Dhabi International Tennis Complex at ZayedSports City, seating up to 5,000 spectators. Competing for $250,000 is not the only incentive in the winner-takes-all championship, as several awaited rival re-matches may occur.  Opening December 31st, this match will set the pace for the tournament’s six competing players as well as the highly anticipated 2010 tournaments leading into January 19th Australian Open.

“Plexipave worked closely with IMG and Bin Sabt Traders LLC, the local authorized applicator of Plexicushion, to insure the surface is similar in all play characteristics to the Australian Open series that follows the tournament,” said Art Tucker, Vice President of Plexipave.

Plexicushion Prestige, a full-cushioned tennis court surface is highly regarded for delivering uniform ball bounce with consistent speed.  The surface of the Australian Open, Plexicushion System combines the outstanding durability of Plexipave with the shock-absorbing properties of EPDM rubber cushioning. This tennis surface responds to body impact and reduces fatigue on the players’ legs, knees, ankles and feet.

Plexipave is the world’s largest manufacturer of acrylic sports surfacing systems and surface preparation products. Plexipave Systems are used at ATP and WTA Tournaments such as Del Ray Beach, Memphis, Indian Wells and Los Angeles.

Contact:

Lindsay Thibeault

(978) 623-9980 Ext: 232

l.thibeault@calprocorp.com

 

California Products Plexipave IW Surface Selected for the BNP Paribas Open

March 2009

ANDOVER, Mass. — Plexipave, the world’s largest manufacturer of acrylic sports surfacing systems in the world, announced that the BNP Paribas Open will be played on their Plexipave IW tennis surface. The official ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event, the largest attended tournament outside of the Grand Slams, runs from March 9 – March 22 at the state-of-the-art Indian Wells Tennis Garden. The first major tennis event of the season on U.S. soil, the BNP Paribas Open features more than 250 of the best men and women players competing in the second largest tennis stadium in the world, located just outside of Palm Springs, California.

The Plexipave IW System was specifically designed and manufactured to meet the rigorous demands of this tournament notably challenged by play in a warm, dry, desert climate. Plexipave IW is manufactured to a Category 1 – Slow International Tennis Federation (ITF) surface pace rating, that lets players compete with a variety of playing styles because of a greater definition in the speed of play and a consistent ball bounce. The unique ATP Masters signature Pro Purple®court color scheme improves visibility for players, fans and television viewers alike.

The Australian Open kicked started the 2009 tennis season choosing to play on its new Plexicushion Prestige surface. The season continues with Indian Wells using the Plexipave IW surface for the eleventh consecutive year. “Plexipave is honored and proud to be selected as the playing surface at this esteemed tennis venue” said Arthur Tucker, Vice President of Recreational Products of California Products Corporation, manufacturer of Plexipave. Other ATP and WTA events played on Plexipave include Las Vegas, Memphis, Del Ray Beach, Los Angeles, Stanford, Stockholm and, Doha among other high profile venues.

About Plexipave

Plexipave is the world’s largest manufacturer of acrylic sports surfacing systems and surface preparation products. Our acrylic sport surfaces are installed in residential, commercial, institutional and tournament locations around the world. As a member of the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA) since 1968, Plexipave supports the organization’s goals of quality construction. Plexipave Sport Surfacing Systems is a division of California Products Corporation.

Contact:

Steve McCarthy
Marketing Manager
California Products Corp.
+1.978.623.9980, Ext. 224
email: stevem@plexipave.com
website: www.plexipave.com

 

AUSTRALIAN OPEN TO BE PLAYED ON PLEXICUSHION®

January 2009

Grand Slam tennis is ready to be played on Plexicushion Prestige, the original and leading full-cushioned tennis court surface in the world. The courts have recently undergone final inspections and tennis is ready to begin at Melbourne Park.

The selection of Plexicushion Prestige by governing body Tennis Australia was part of a facility upgrade of Melbourne Park and a broader program focusing on the upgrade of tennis facilities throughout Australia.  The tennis court surface is selected based upon Plexicushion’s ability to meet the consistent playing characteristics and quality requirements of theAustralian Open.

Plexicushion is known for delivering uniform ball bounce and consistent speed of play from court to court and site to site.  “The beauty of these courts is that they are consistent across the site,” said Craig Tiley, the Open’s tournament director.  The Australian Open will have a unique pace to meet the demands of the professional players.

The vibrant Plexicushion surface color selected at the Open enhances ball visibility. Trademarked as ‘Australian Open True Blue’, the courts are two-toned, allowing for greater contrast and improved depth perception.

The 2009 tennis season has just begun with major tournaments in Abu Dhabi and Qatar, and in Australia with key events in Perth, Brisbane, Sydney and Tasmania –all facilities using the renowned Plexicushion surface.

About Plexipave/Plexicushion

Based in Andover, Massachusetts, Plexipave/Plexicushion is a division of California Products Corporation, an innovative manufacturer of sport surfaces, and quality coatings since 1926.  Plexicushion and Plexipave surfaces are used at ATP, WTA, Davis Cup, Fed Cup, leading universities and club facilities around the world. www.plexipave.com/systems/tennis/AOplexicushion.html

Plexipave was the world’s first acrylic tennis surface.  It is the largest selling brand of acrylic tennis court coatings in the world.

Plexipave Australia

Australian Plexipave is the distributor of Plexicushion/Plexipave System products in Australia and New Zealand.www.plexipave.com.au

Wm. Loud (Aust.) Pty. Ltd.

Founded in 1874 is a specialty civil works and sport surfacing contractor based in Sunshine, Victoria, Australia.  They have been Authorized Applicators of the Plexipave system for over thirty years.  They have a reputation for engineering and construction excellence.  www.wmloud.com.au

Media Contact:

Steve McCarthy Marketing Manager California Products Corp. +1.978.623.9980, Ext. 224 email:  stevem@plexipave.com website:  www.plexipave.com