Plexipave® Selected the Surface of the Texas Tennis Open

August 2012

Andover, MA – Plexipave announced it is the surface of the Texas Tennis Open presented by Tennis Express at the Hilton Lakes Tennis & Sports Club in Grapevine, Texas.

Playing on Plexipave acrylic surfaces allow these women to polish their game for the final Grand Slam of the season.

27-year-old Jelena Jankovic of Serbia will enter the Semifinals with Casey Dellacqua of Australia.

Dellacqua said, “I’ve played a lot of qualifying this year because I’m at that 100 mark where I don’t get into the main-draw event,” Dellacqua said. “It is difficult, but in a way it’s actually quite good because you get a lot more matches than the other girls, and I’d rather be playing matches than practicing.”

The 2012 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.


WTA Signs California Products As Asia-Pacific Sponsor

June 2012

The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) announced a multi-year agreement with California Products Corporation, one of the world’s leading court surface providers. Through the partnership, California Products’ DecoTurf and Plexipave brands will become the official court surface of the WTA and of the WTA’s Tennis Festivals in the Asia-Pacific region. The dealmarks the third sponsor signed by the WTA in the Asia-Pacific region in the past two years, following partnershipswith Jetstar and Peak.
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Australia and Puerto Rico Advance to World Group Playoffs on Plexipave

April 2012

Australia sealed their third consecutive appearance in the World Group play offs on Sunday crushing Korea, Republic 5-0 on Plexicushion Prestige at the Davis Cup BNP Paribas Group I second round match in Brisbane, Australia. 

BNP Davis CupAussie captain Pat Rafter elected his player Bernard Tomic, back into action on Sunday, to display speed and accuracy at his last hard court match on Plexipave’s consistent and true ball bounce surface before playing the clay courts of Europe. Tomic shattered Jung-Woong Na 62 61, commenting, “Job done here.” The Davis Cup Americas Group II five-game series play-off was held at the Athletic Club of Humacao Palmas, Puerto Rico featuring the newly installed Plexipave ITF approved court.

Hosting team Puerto Rico sent Bolivia to demotion to Group III after a 3-1 victory on Sunday.  Federico Zeballos acknowledged the Puerto Ricans played with consistent accuracy, and he was unable to take advantage of the break points against them.

The World Group Play offs will take place September 14-16, 2012. 

Plexipave’s surface allows speed of play that makes it possible for all levels of tennis players to excel. The surfaces’ consistency and true bounce enhances competition.

Contact: Hilary Trott 978.623.9980 Ext. *258
Email: h.trott@calprocorp.com


 

McEnroe Takes Stockholm ATP Champions Tour Title on Plexipave®

March 2012

No matter what age you are, Plexipave allows you to play your best. The consistency of the Plexipave finish is an important part of game whether you are 23 or 53.

IMG_0532-(2)53-year-old tennis legend John McEnroe finished an impressive week in Sweden playing on Plexipave, earning his 21st ATP Champions Tour title. 

McEnroe went head to head against Magnus Larsson, 44 of Sweden in the Champions Tie match 6-3, 3-6, 10-7. After winning four consecutive matches in four days on the Pro Purple Plexipave surface, McEnroe now holds the esteemed Kings of Tennis by Index International trophy.

Reuniting with old rivals such as first time tournament director Thomas Enqivst and Bjorn Borg throughout the week made for a memorable event. 

The 3rd and 4th place tie break title was won by Goran Ivanisevic, who defeated Thomas Muster 6-4, 6-2.

Plexipave’s surface allows speed of play that makes it possible for all levels of tennis players to excel. The surfaces’ consistency and true bounce enhances competition.

Contact: Hilary Trott 978.623.9980 Ext. *258
Email: h.trott@calprocorp.com


14 Grand Slam Champions to Compete on Plexipave Surfaces at the BNP Paribas Open

March 2012

Plexipave announced it has been selected as the surface for the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.

The BNP Paribas Open features the finest 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 WTA Tours.

Players will include Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer. WTA participants will include top ranked players Caroline Wozniacki, Petra Kvitova, and Maria Sharapova.

Indian Wells is using the Plexipave surface for the 14th consecutive year. The Plexipave System was specifically manufactured to meet the rigorous demands of this tournament notably challenged by the warm, dry, desert climate.

“The players like the speed of play here. The court speed coupled with the dry air of the desert environment is what provides for the favorable conditions that are here for the players. This provides for great tennis.” says BNP Paribas Open Tournament Director, Steve Simon.

The unique ATP Masters signature Pro-Purple court color scheme originally selected by Tournament Director Charlie Pasarell improves visibility for players, fans and television viewers.

“We are very happy with the Pro-Purple as it provides great contrast which is critical for viewing the ball. 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.” says Simon

Indian Wells is the culmination of the spring tennis calendar played primarily on Plexicushion and Plexipave. The 2012 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.

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: Hilary Trott 978.623.9980 Ext. *258 Email: h.trott@calprocorp.com


Plexipave® Selected as the Surface for Memphis and Delray Beach Tournaments

February 2012

Plexipave® Selected as the Surface for Memphis and Delray Beach Tournaments

Andover, Ma – Plexipave announced it will be the surface of the Regions Morgan Keegan Tournament in Memphis and the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships in Florida.

To kick off the tournament in Memphis, tennis legend John McEnroe will team up with young American prospect Jack Sock in an exhibition doubles match versus Sam Querrey and James Blake on Monday, February 20th at 7:00 p.m.

Playing on Plexipave surfaces will allow nineteen-year-old Sock, described as the “future of American men’s tennis” by the USTA, to utilize the true ball bounce and speed of play and demonstrate his talent.

“Players keep coming back because they love the Plexipave surface,” says Peter Lebedevs, Tournament Director for Regions Morgan Keegan Championships.  “The speed of play allows top players and base liners to have the chance of winning.”

Competing with younger players excites McEnroe. His outlook is to “Get on the court again with the young guys, maybe soak up a couple things, play well, ultimately have some fun and come out with a W.”

The Delray Beach International Tennis Championships, part of the ATP 250 events, will begin February 24th as 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. “An efficient applicator is the most important element that determines a consistent, top-notch surface.”

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 2012 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.

Contact: Hilary Trott 978.623.9980 Ext. *258

Email: h.trott@calprocorp.com


Plexicushion to Remain the Surface of the Australian Open Through 2017

January 2012

Plexicushion® to Remain the Surface of the Australian Open Through 2017

Tennis Australia, California Products’ Plexipave Division and Australian Plexipave Inc. announced an extended designation of Plexicushion Prestige as the surface of the Australian Open through 2017.

This extension reinforces the decision by Tennis Australia to select Plexicushion in 2007. As the surface of the Australian Open, it was a key component in Tennis Australia’s effort to revitalize tennis facilities and player development throughout Australia over the past five years.

“Since 2008, Tennis Australia has invested more than $12 million building or resurfacing over 1100 courts and Australian Plexipave has played and enormous role in helping us make this happen,” says Steve Wood CEO of Tennis Australia.

This extension will help to build upon that momentum as the Melbourne Park facilities are upgraded in the coming years. The Plexipave Division partners with WM Loud Co. in the construction and maintenance of the facilities. This long term business relationship has delivered uniform and consistent courts throughout the tournament venue. “Having a great installation team is vital to our long success,” according to Art Tucker, VP of Recreational Products. As the Grand Slam of Asia / Pacific, Plexicushion will enhance its promotions in developing tennis communities in Southeast Asia and China.

“We want the Australian Open True Blue Plexicushion court to become more and more prevalent throughout not only Australia but Asia,” says Wood.

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.plexicushion.com or call 978-623-9980.

Contact: Hilary Trott 978.623.9980 Ext. *258 Email: h.trott@calprocorp.com


Australian Open 2012

January 2012

Plexicushion® Prestige is the Surface of the Australian Open

Andover, MA – January 18, 2012 – The 2012 Australian Open marks the 5th consecutive year that the world-renowned Grand Slam has selected Plexipave’s Plexicushion Prestige tennis surface.

Plexicushion is selected year after year at the Australian Open, Australia’s greatest global sporting event, because of its ability to provide consistent playing characteristics and its compatibility with all players and styles. The well-known, signature Australian Open colors “True Blue” and “Velocity Blue” are distinctive and enhance ball visibility for players and spectators. “True Blue” Plexicushion has been a significant part of Tennis Australia’s commitment to reinvigorate Australian tennis.  Regional centers throughout Australia have installed Plexicushion giving players a Grand Slam experience. This prestigious Grand Slam tournament will be taking place January 16 to January 29, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.

“Plexipave is proud and honored to be part of Tennis Australia’s surfacing program,” said Art Tucker, Plexipave’s Vice President. “We are pleased and privileged to be working as partners with Australian Plexipave of Victoria. Australian Plexipave is a full-service tennis court supply/construction firm that builds and services courts throughout Australia and brings extensive experience and pride to every job.”

The Australian Open lead up events in Auckland, Qatar, Sydney, Hobart, and Brisbane also compete on Plexicushion Prestige to provide the same reliable playing conditions for the athletes as they prepare for the year’s first Grand Slam. Plexipave is the world’s largest manufacturer of acrylic sports surfacing systems and surface preparation products. Plexipave is 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 and long lasting colors and overall customer value.

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

Contact: Lindsay Thibeault (978) 623-9980 Ext: *232 l.thibeault@calprocorp.com