Plexicushion® Prestige Selected for WTA’s ASB Classic
Plexipave Sport Surfacing Systems has announced that their Plexicushion Prestige surface has been chosen for the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand. This Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) tournament will be played at the ASB Tennis Centre from January 3 to January 8, 2011. Several top performing players will be competing in this Australian Open lead up event, including Grand Slam champions Maria Sharapova and Svetlana Kuznetsova.
“We are pleased that the tournament and the tennis center selected Plexicushion,” said Art Tucker, Vice President of Plexipave. “Not only do they get a great “grand slam” surface that will bring the top players to New Zealand, but they also have a surface that is comfortable and predictable. This surface will provide a great experience for players of all levels.”
Plexicushion, a full-cushioned tennis court surface, is highly regarded for its medium speed of play as well as its shock-absorbing properties. This tennis surface responds to body impact and reduces fatigue on the players’ legs, knees, ankles and feet. The Australian Open and lead up tournaments have all selected Plexicushion Prestige for the best in uniform and consistent conditions. The surface truly makes a difference.
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.
Plexicushion Prestige Selected for WTA Championships
The Women’s Tennis Association Championships Doha 2010 featuring the Top 8 singles players and Top 4 doubles teams, has chosen Plexipave’s Plexicushion Prestige tennis surface. This season-ending WTA tournament will be played at the Khalifa International Tennis Complex in Qatari, Doha from October 26 to October 31, 2010.
“Plexipave is pleased and honored to be the preferred court surface for this prestigious WTA event” said Art Tucker, Plexipave’s Vice President. “We are grateful to be teamed with Al Ghorairi & Partners of Doha, Qatar, the outstanding contractor who installed the Plexicushion Prestige tennis surface.”
Plexicushion Prestige has been the official surface of the Australian Open and the Australian Open Series since 2007. Plexipave tennis surfaces have been regularly selected for use at the world’s most prominent events including the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China, Davis Cup, Fed Cup, and at many of the leading facilities around the world. Plexipave tennis surfaces have been classified by the International Tennis Federation’s (ITF) Court Pace Rating system. 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.
For more information on Plexipave visit www.plexipave.com or call 978-623-9980.
Plexipave Featured in Athletic Business
Athletic Business April 2010 Issue includes “No-Fault Construction” by Mary Helen Sprecher. The article covers helpful advist on finding the right builder for tennis courts and tracks. Art Tucker, Vice President of Plexipave, is featured in the article and suggests specific questions that should be asked when interviewing prospective contractors.
Photograph of outdoor tennis facility at Samford University features Plexipave surfaces.
Plexipave Surfacing Featured in Landscape Architect, March 2010 Issue
Landscape Architect’s March 2010 issue features an article regarding the Forney Community Park Project in Forney, Texas, where Plexipave surfacing was specified for basketball and tennis courts. This new community park is built on 127-acres of land and is based on the cultural history of this city. See below for electronic version of the article.
Plexipave® Once Again the Surface Choice of Delray, Memphis and Indian Wells Tournaments
Andover, MA – March 1, 2010 – Plexipave has been selected as the surface for the ATP World Tour events taking place in Memphis, Delray Beach, and Indian Wells. Plexipave’s speed of play makes it possible for all types of players to excel, and its distinctive qualities of consistently true bounce and sure footing enhance competition. Local authorized applicators insure this quality from court to court. With this assurance, players concentrate on the game with no excuses created by the court.
The Regions Morgan Keegan Championships took place February 15 – February 20 at the Racquet Club of Memphis, Tennessee. This ATP World Tour 500 event is a combined men and women tournament hosting players such as Maria Sharapova and Andy Roddick. The Delray Beach International Tennis Championships, part of the ATP 250 events, took place February 22 – February 28. Both of these tournaments lead up to the first of nine ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events, the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.
The BNP Paribas Open is the fifth most-attended tennis event next to the Grand Slams tournaments, and is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. The event is one of few that combine both men and women on the ATP and Sony Ericsson WTA Tours. This renowned tournament will take place March 8 – March 21 and will be held at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, the second largest stadium in the world.
Competitors Roger Federer, the #1 world ranked player, and Rafael Nadal will both be competing in this event and may have another rematch opportunity. Nadal succeeded to win the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells last year and has captured a total of 15 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles, placing him just one title less than Federer. Indian Wells will be using the Plexipave surface for the twelfth consecutive year. The unique color and special court speed has been designed specifically for Tournament Director Charlie Pasarell at Indian Wells. The trademarked Pro-Purple color helps with ball contrast for the deepest field in tennis outside of the Slams. Look for more Plexipave sites in the lead up Summer Series to the US Open.
The 2010 tennis season began with the Plexicushion® Prestige surface at the Australian Open. The lead up events in Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Sydney, Hobart, and Brisbane also selected Plexicushion to provide the best in uniform and consistent conditions for the athletes as they prepared for the Grand Slam Tournament.
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.
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2010 Australian Open Series to be Played on Plexicushion®
Andover, MA – January 14, 2010- Plexipave, the world’s largest selling brand of acrylic tennis court coatings, is pleased to announce that the Australian Open will be played on their Plexicushion Prestige surface. The lead up events in Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Sydney, Hobart, and Brisbane also selected Plexicushion to provide the best in uniform and consistent conditions for the athletes as they prepare for a Grand Slam Tournament.
The 2010 Australian Open marks the 98th staging of the event and will be taking place January 18 – 31 inMelbourne, Australia. Tennis Australia and the Australian Open selected Plexicushion as the tournament’s surface for its consistent play characteristics from court to court and site to site, vital for today’s tennis professionals. The signature Australian Open True Blue courts are bright and distinctive, helping enhance ball visibility for players and spectators. The two-toned vibrant colors, also used on the lead up events, help enhance the appeal of the Australian Open series and lift the entire venue.
“The excellent, coordinated working relationship between the facility owner, the local contractor, tournament officials, and Plexipave has been beneficial to players and spectators,” said Art Tucker, Vice President of Plexipave. “Consistent pace and predictable footing allow the players to focus on playing their best tennis. Spectators have seen some of the best tennis at the Australian Open, like last year’s finals between Nadal and Federer.”
Plexicushion, a full-cushioned tennis court surface is highly regarded for its medium speed of play as well as shock-absorbing properties for play and contact. 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 also used at ATP and WTA Tournaments such as Del Ray Beach, Memphis, Indian Wells and Los Angeles.
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