Plexipave Celebrates 15 Years at Indian Wells

March 2013


Andover, MA – March 4, 2013 – Plexipave, the world’s largest manufacturer of acrylic sports surfacing systems, announced that The BNP Paribas Open, also known as the Indian Wells Masters,  is using the Plexipave tennis surface for the 15th consecutive year.

The Plexipave System was specifically manufactured to meet the rigorous demands of the tournament at Indian Wells 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.” says BNP Paribas Open Tournament Director, Steve Simon.

The BNP Paribas Open features the finest men and women’s players competing in the second largest tennis stadium in the world: the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Players this year will include Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, and Roger Federer. WTA participants will include top ranked Victoria Azarenka, Maria Sharapova and Agnieszka Radwanska.

The unique ATP Masters signature Pro-Purple court color scheme (shown above) was 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 showcase the ultimate in tennis entertainment to the fans. We have worked seamlessly with Plexipave to create the very best in tennis court performance.” says Simon

The 2013 tennis season began with the Plexicushion® Prestige surface at the Australian Open series. Plexipave tennis surfaces are regularly selected for use at the world’s most prestigious tennis events. Plexipave has authorized applicators around the globe that are trained to install the surface that is known for its consistent speed of play, true ball bounce, durability, low maintenance, vibrant long lasting colors, and overall customer value. Plexipave Sport Surfacing Systems is a division of California Products Corporation.


Australian Open Series to be Played on Plexicushion® Prestige

January 2013

Andover, MA – January 14, 2013 – The 2013 Australian Open marks the  6th consecutive year that the world-renowned Grand Slam has selected Plexipave’s Plexicushion Prestige surfacing system.

Plexicushion is selected year after year for the Australian Open because of its ability to provide consistent playing characteristics.  The surface allows world-class athletes to compete with a variety of playing styles while enduring the hot, dry summers of Australia.

“Plexipave is an excellent surface for players of all levels,” said Craig Tiley, Australian Open Tournament Director.  “It is well suited to the dry climate of Australia and requires no watering or daily maintenance.  Plexicushion is a great surface because the consistent ball bounce allows the player to concentrate on the ball not the surface and play for extended periods because of the resilient surface composition.”

The signature Australian Open colors, “True Blue” and “Velocity Blue” developed specifically for the tournament in 2007, are distinctive and enhance ball visibility for players and spectators. Plexicushion’s “True Blue” has been a significant part of Tennis Australia’s commitment to reinvigorate Australian tennis.  Centers throughout Australia and Asia Pacific have installed Plexicushion giving players around the world a Grand Slam experience. The Australian Open will take place January 14 – 27 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 also used at ATP and WTA Tournaments such as Del Ray Beach, and Indian Wells. Plexipave’s tennis surfaces are known for their durability, low maintenance, vibrant and long lasting colors and overall customer value.