Australian Open Series to be played on Plexicushion
December 20, 2010
Andover, MA — Plexipave is pleased to announce that the Australian Open will once again be played on their Plexicushion Prestige surface. Tennis Australia and the Australian Open selected Plexicushion as the tournament’s surface for its ability to meet the consistent playing characteristics and quality requirements of the Australian Open. The well known signature Australian Open “True Blue” courts are bright and distinctive, helping enhance ball visibility for players and spectators. The Grand Slam tournament will be taking place January 18 to January 31, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia.
Tennis Australia has been working on a national training program focusing on the upgrade of tennis facilities throughout Australia. Funded by Tennis Australia from the National Court Rebate Scheme, the total program investment to date is approximately $8 million. Over the past three years, 371 Plexipave and 227 Plexicushion new and resurfaced courts have been installed through this program.
“It is a real honor to be a part of Tennis Australia’s surfacing program,” said Art Tucker, Plexipave’s Vice President. “Our Authorized Applicators have insured that each facility is similar to the surface at the Open. This allows for a truly national direction in programs.”
The lead up events in Auckland, Qatar, Sydney, Hobart, and Brisbane also selected Plexicushion to provide the best in uniform conditions for the athletes as they prepare for the Australian Open. 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.
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