ASBA announces new courts manual

May 16, 2012

ELLICOTT CITY, MD — The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders, designers and suppliers of materials for tennis courts, running tracks, sports fields and indoor and outdoor synthetic sports surfaces, has announced the publication of the seventh edition of Tennis Courts: A Construction and Maintenance Manual.

The book, a cooperative venture between ASBA and the U.S. Tennis Association, is designed for anyone involved in building, maintaining, repairing or renovating all types of tennis courts, and facilities of all types. It includes user-friendly technical information on all aspects of tennis courts, including design, budgeting and planning, site requirements, surface selection, construction, maintenance, repair, amenities and accessories and more. In addition, it includes diagrams, photos, governing bodies and sources for further information.

“For the seventh edition, we’ve made the book much more user-friendly,” says David Clapp, who chaired the committee charged with updating and rewriting the manual. “We’ve reorganized the information into a much more logical flow — from conception to construction to completion — and included extensive chapters on maintenance and repair and renovation. But also, we’ve broken out information into many more chapters, and we’ve included external tabs so users can quickly and easily find the information they need.”

“I am very pleased with this publication,” adds Mark Brogan, Chairman of the ASBA. “The new edition of Tennis Courts: A Construction and Maintenance Manual, may be one of the most valuable resources our organization has ever published. It represents an excellent partnership between ASBA and USTA, with both organizations contributing their information and expertise to create a product anyone in the tennis industry can use. I am also impressed with the new format of the book, which makes it much easier for the reader to use.”

Copies of the new edition of the book are now available at a cost of $44.95 each. Books can be ordered by contacting ASBA at 866-501-ASBA (2722), or by going to the web site, book is also available instantly as a download.

The ASBA is a non-profit association helping designers, builders, owners, operators and users understand quality athletic facility construction. The Association sponsors informative meetings, publishes newsletters, books and technical construction guidelines and keeps its members updated on developments in the industry. Additional information is available from the Association at 8480 Baltimore National Pike, Suite 307, Ellicott City, MD 21043. The phone numbers are 866-501-ASBA (2722) or 410-730-9595, and the fax number is 410-730-8833. The ASBA also may be reached electronically via its website:, or by e-mail at [email protected].