New Tennis Court Manual Released by ASBA, USTA

July 14, 2010

The sixth edition of “Tennis Courts: A Construction and Maintenance Manual” has jus been released and is available for anyone interested in building, maintaining or learning more about all types of tennis courts. The manual is a cooperative venture between the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA) and the U.S. Tennis Association (USTA).

The book includes user-friendly technical information on all aspects of tennis courts, including design, budgeting and planning, site requirements, drainage, surface selection, construction, maintenance, repair, amenities and accessories, indoor tennis and more. In addition, it includes diagrams, photos and further sources of information.

New this year is information on 36-foot and 60-foot tennis courts, the sizes used in the QuickStart Tennis format, which is gaining popularity through the U.S.

Copies of the new edition of the book are now available for 44.95 each. Books can be ordered by contacting the ASBA at 866-501-ASBA (2722), or by going to

“The new edition may be one of the most valuable resources our organization has ever published,” says Mark Brogan, Tennis Division President of ASBA. “The fact that this book represents a joint effort between the USTA and ASBA makes it even more useful to all aspects of the industry. Whether a person manages one or two courts at a school, is in charge of a tennis club, works with municipal courts and programming, or is in the planning stages of a new court or facility, this book will be an invaluable asset. I am particularly pleased to see the inclusion of 36-foot and 60-foot tennis courts, as the shorter courts have allowed us to introduce even more children to the game of tennis.”

The ASBA is the national organization for builders, designers and suppliers of materials for tennis courts, running tracks, synthetic turf fields and indoor and outdoor synthetic sports surfaces.