DecoTurf chosen for the Citi Open

July 30, 2012

Andover, MA — The Citi Open, formerly the Legg Mason Tennis Classic, has chosen DecoTurf to supply the surfacing materials for the prestigious ATP and WTA events.

The Citi Open, hosted annually at the William H.G. Fitzgerald Tennis Center in the heart of Washington DC, has been played on DecoColor, by the makers of DecoTurf, since 2003. The tournament will take place July 28th through August 5th and will be televised on both ESPN2 and the Tennis Channel as part of the exciting summer-long Emirates Airline US Open Series.

“We’re proud to be in partnership with the Citi Open and with the Washington Tennis and Education Foundation for the past nine years. We especially look forward to working with them for years to come.” said John Graham, DecoTurf’s Managing Director.

Beyond the addition of the WTA tournament to the schedule, Citi’s first year as title sponsor will feature new events, amenities and promotions.

“2012 marks a very special year for the tournament.” said Donald Dell, Group President of Lagard√®re Unlimited and Tournament Chairman. “We have a new title sponsor in Citi and an incredibly competitive player field on the men’s side that includes top players from around the world. But moreover, are also introducing a WTA event to the tournament for the first time in our 43-year history, offering fans the ultimate tennis experience.”

The courts at the Fitzgerald Center have once again been surfaced by Mid-Atlantic Tennis Courts of Chantilly, VA. Mid-Atlantic is a full-service sports construction company that has also resurfaced the courts at the University of Maryland, the University of Virginia, and the defending WTT Champion Washington Kastles, among other high profile venues.

DecoTurf’s multi-layer tennis surfaces have been selected for use at the world’s most prestigious events including the US Open since 1978, the 2012 London Paralympic Games, the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games, Davis Cup and Fed Cup matches, and at many of the finest facilities around the world. It is simply unmatched in providing a full depth resilient surface with precise speed control. The surface offers unique play characteristics, providing maximum player comfort, and exceptional durability. DecoTurf has authorized applicators around the globe that are trained to install the surface that is known for its, true ball bounce, low maintenance, vibrant long lasting colors, and overall customer value.

For more information about DecoTurf visit or call 1-800-DECO-1st (332-6178) /978-623-9980.