Pilot Pen Tournament Chooses DecoTurf Once Again

August 20, 2007

Andover, MA — The Connecticut Tennis Center, on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, has chosen DecoTurf once again as the cushioned playing surface for the exciting Pilot Pen Tennis Tournament.

The Pilot Pen is the final stop for the popular US Open Series, before the world’s top professional tennis players head to the US Open in New York. This marks the 18th year that New Haven will host the prestigious WTA event, while the ATP, including local favorite, James Blake, marks its third consecutive year.

“The Pilot Pen has been fantastic for tennis here in New England and we are extremely proud to continue to be affiliated with such a great event,” said John Graham, DecoTurf’s managing director.

DecoTurf, the Surface of the US Open since 1978, is the most recognized tennis court surface in the world. DecoTurf’s multi-layer cushion tennis surface has been selected for use at the world’s most prestigious events including the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, Davis Cup and Fed Cup matches, and at many of the finest facilities around the world. All DecoTurf courts have been classified by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) in each of the three speed of play categories, slow, medium/medium fast, and fast. DecoTurf 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.