ASBA Honors Distinguished Sports Facilities

December 10, 2010

Ellicott City, MD — The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, has announced the winners of its annual awards. Awards are presented each year to facilities built by ASBA members, which best exemplify construction excellence.

Awards are presented in various categories: Tennis Courts, Running Tracks, Sports Fields and Indoor Multi-Purpose Facilities. Within each category there are divisions; for example, the Tennis Court category recognizes facilities in Indoor, Residential and Outdoor divisions. New this year was the ‘Green’ competition, for athletic facilities that used the most eco-friendly design, construction and operating techniques.

Presentation of award plaques was made at the Technical Meeting, recently held in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. A panel of ASBA members works to judge entries anonymously. Projects are scored individually based on considerations such as layout and design, site work, drainage, base construction, surface, amenities, innovation and overall impression. Winning entries are those whose cumulative scores meet or exceed the standard. This year’s winning projects are as follows:

Tennis Court at Justman Residence, Calabasas, California

Deane Residential Tennis Court, Cohasset, Massachusetts

Tennis Court at Back Residence, Brookville, Indiana

Parker Park Tennis Center, Moultrie, Georgia

Tennis Facility at Garnet Valley High School, Glen Mills, Pennsylvania

Tennis Facility at Bishop Gorman High School, Las Vegas, Nevada

Tennis Facility at Holland Christian School, Holland, Michigan

Tennis Facility at Catholic Central High School, Novi, Michigan

Woodside Racquet Club, Westwood, Kansas

Brewster Municipal Tennis Court Complex, Brewster, Massachusetts

Tennis Facility at Silverton High School, Silverton, Oregon

NewBridge on the Charles, Cottage Community Tennis Facility, Dedham, Massachusetts

Tennis & Recreation Facility at Valencia Lakes, Sun City, Florida

Tennis Facility at the City of Pensacola-Roger Scott Tennis Center, Pensacola, Florida

Tennis Facility at Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida

Club Med Sandpiper Bay, Port St. Lucie, Florida

Tennis Facility at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida

Seaview Park Tennis Facility, Palm Beach, Florida

Cindy Hummel Tennis Center, Auburndale, Florida

Sportime Randalls Island, Randalls Island, New York

Within each category, one facility was chosen from among all winning entries to represent the best of athletic facility construction. The winners were as follows:

Tennis Court at Justman Residence, Calabasas, California

Woodside Racquet Club, Westwood, Kansas

Sportime Randalls Island, Randalls Island, New York

The ASBA is a non-profit association helping designers, builders, owners, operators and users understand quality sports facility construction. The ASBA sponsors informative meetings, publishes newsletters, books and technical construction guidelines for both tennis courts and running tracks, and keeps its members aware of the latest developments in the industry. It also offers voluntary certification programs in tennis court, running track and sports fields construction. Available at no charge is a listing of all publications offered by the Association, as well as the ASBA’s Membership Directory. For information on the ASBA, as well as on its publications, activities and upcoming meetings, please contact the Association at 8480 Baltimore National Pike, Suite 307, Ellicott City, MD 21043. The toll-free phone number is 866-501-ASBA, the local number is 410-730-9595, and the fax number is 410-730-8833. The ASBA also may be reached electronically via its website:, or via e-mail at [email protected].