Plexipave® Selected as the Surface for the NCAA® Division I Tennis Championships

June 2011

Plexipave® was proud to be the surface provider for the 2011 NCAA® Division I Tennis Championships. The highly anticipated competition took place in Stanford, California, at the Taube Tennis Center. Plexipave Sport Surfacing Systems are synonymous with the prestigious ATP and WTA tournaments, including the Australian Open. In addition, these advanced acrylic tennis surfaces are installed on more than 80 Division I university and college campuses. All levels of tennis players excel on a Plexipave surface.

The Taube Tennis Center, originally built in 1926, is home to both the Men’s and Women’s Stanford Tennis teams. Dick Gould, Stanford’s Director of Tennis, has selected Plexipave for over 30 years for its consistency and dependability. The partnership with local authorized installer, Vintage Contractors, has also helped provide reliable application. “We felt that Plexipave surfaces wore and lasted well, providing consistent playability,” Dick Gould stated. “The speed of play can be controlled and holds true for a long period of time.”

The color change from the notorious green and red Stanford tennis courts was inspired by the US Open blue courts. “I found that the blue courts made it easy to follow the ball,” said Gould. “The blue courts also allowed us to apply light blue QuickStart Lines that are much less intrusive.”

QuickStart Lines are permanent 36- and 60-foot lined courts designed for children 10 and under. QuickStart Tennis format helps children learn and improve their tennis game by using shorter courts. A standard 78-foot court can accommodate four 36-foot courts, or one 60-foot court. Stanford University is home to the East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Program (EPATT™), a non-profit youth development organization for K-12 grade students. This 23 year old, highly acclaimed tutoring program has been impacting the lives of hundreds of East Palo Alto youth.  The Taube Tennis Center has hosted EPATT for the past 13 years.
Plexipave tennis surfaces are highly regarded for a consistent, medium speed of play. The special mineral fillers allow court conditions to be replicated from site to site and court to court. Last year’s NCAA Division I Tennis Championships took place at the University of Georgia and were played on Plexicushion®, Plexipave’s full-cushioned tennis surface.

Plexipave is the world’s largest manufacturer of acrylic sports surfacing systems and surface preparation products. Plexipave Systems are also used at ATP and WTA Tournaments such as Del Ray Beach, Memphis, Indian Wells and Los Angeles. Plexipave’s tennis surfaces are known for their durability, low maintenance, vibrant long lasting colors and overall customer value.

For more information on Plexipave visit www.plexipave.com or call 978-623-9980.

Contact:

Lindsay Thibeault

(978) 623-9980 Ext: *232

l.thibeault@calprocorp.com


Plexipave® the Surface Choice for Memphis, Delray Beach and Indian Wells Tournaments

March 2011

Plexipave was selected as the surface for the ATP and WTA World Tour events that took place in Memphis, Tennessee, Delray Beach, Florida and Indian Wells, California.

Both the ATP and WTA Memphis tournaments began February 11th. The Regions Morgan Keegan Championship was played at the Racquet Club of Memphis, the only private club in the world to host a professional men’s and women’s combined indoor event. Memphis is one of only eleven cities in the world to hold a 500 level men’s tennis event. “This year’s court was the best we’ve had,” stated Peter Lebedevs, Tournament Director for Regions Morgan Keegan Championships and The Cellular South Cup. “Players keep coming back because they love the Plexipave surface. The speed of play allows top players and base liners to have the chance of winning. We have a wonderful partnership with Plexipave.”

Memphis Tournament players included Andy Roddick, Fernando Verdasco, and Gael Monfils. Andy Roddick took the win with a shot heard round the world. The WTA’s Cellular South Cup featured Melanie Oudin, Sofia Arvidsson, and Vania King. Both the men’s and women’s tournaments had 32 players total including wild card and qualifiers.

The Delray Beach International Tennis Championships, part of the ATP 250 events, began February 18th and is one of the few privately owned tournaments in the world. “Plexipave has been a reliable surfacing system. We’ve used Plexipave tennis systems since 1999 to make sure players have a smooth transition into the proceeding Indian Wells tournament,” says John Butler, Executive Director of the Delray Beach International Tennis Championship. “We’ve found that an efficient applicator is the most important element that determines a consistent, top-notch surface.”  Juan Martin Del Potro won the first place title, along with doubles winners Scott Lipsky and Rajeev Ram.

Both Memphis and Delray Beach tournaments lead up to the first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events, the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, another surface provided by Plexipave. The BNP Paribas Open features the best men and women players competing in the second largest tennis stadium in the world. The tournament is the largest event to combine both men and women on the ATP and Sony Ericsson WTA Tours.

The official ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event and largest attended tournament outside of the Grand Slams, began  March 7 and runs until March 20 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Players include Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and Andy Roddick. WTA participants will include top ranked players Caroline Wozniacki, Vera Zvonareva, and Kim Clijsters.

Indian Wells is using the Plexipave surface for the thirteenth consecutive year. The Plexipave System was specifically manufactured to meet the rigorous demands of this tournament notably challenged the warm, dry, desert climate. The unique ATP Masters signature Pro-Purple court color scheme improves visibility for players, fans and television viewers.

“Plexipave and “The Indian Wells Tennis Garden” are a natural partnership, providing the most recognized court surface with our state-of-the-art facility.  The special colors and speed of play showcase the ultimate in tennis entertainment to the fans and consistent playability for the men’s and women’s competition.  We have worked seamlessly with Plexipave to create the very best in tennis court performance.” Say’s Steve Simon, BNP Paribas Open Tournament Director.

The 2011 tennis season began with the Plexicushion® Prestige surface at the Australian Open series. Plexipave’s surface allows speed of play that makes it possible for all levels of tennis players to excel. The surfaces’ consistent and true bounce enhances competition. Local and global authorized applicators insure this quality in every installed court. Look for more ATP and WTA events held on Plexipave surfaces this summer leading up to the US Open.

Plexipave is the world’s largest manufacturer of acrylic sports surfacing systems and surface preparation products. The acrylic sport surfaces are installed in residential, commercial, institutional and tournament locations around the world. Plexipave Sport Surfacing Systems is a division of California Products Corporation.

Contact:

Lindsay Thibeault – Marketing Coordinator 978-623-9980, Ext. *232 l.thibeault@calprocorp.com www.plexipave.com


Australian Open Series to be Played on Plexicushion®

January 2011

Plexipave is pleased to announce that the Australian Open will once again be played on their Plexicushion Prestige surface. Tennis Australia and the Australian Open selected Plexicushion as the tournament’s surface for its ability to meet the consistent playing characteristics and quality requirements of the Australian Open.The well known signature Australian Open “True Blue” courts are bright and distinctive, helping enhance ball visibility for players and spectators. The Grand Slam tournament will be taking place January 18 to January 31, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia.

Tennis Australia has been working on a national training program focusing on the upgrade of tennis facilities throughout Australia. Funded by Tennis Australia from the National Court Rebate Scheme, the total program investment to date is approximately $8 million. Over the past three years, 371 Plexipave and 227 Plexicushion new and resurfaced courts have been installed through this program.

“It is a real honor to be a part of Tennis Australia’s surfacing program,” said Art Tucker, Plexipave’s Vice President. “Our Authorized Applicators have insured that each facility is similar to the surface at the Open. This allows for a truly national direction in programs.”

The lead up events in Auckland, Qatar, Sydney, Hobart, and Brisbane also selected Plexicushion to provide the best in uniform conditions for the athletes as they prepare for the Australian Open. Plexipave is the world’s largest manufacturer of acrylic sports surfacing systems and surface preparation products. Plexipave Systems are also used at ATP and WTA Tournaments such as Del Ray Beach, Memphis, Indian Wells and Los Angeles.Plexipave’s tennis surfaces are known for their durability, low maintenance, vibrant long lasting colors and overall customer value.

For more information on Plexipave visit www.plexipave.com or call 978-623-9980.

 

Contact:

Lindsay Thibeault

(978) 623-9980 Ext: *232

l.thibeault@calprocorp.com