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Distinguished Facility-of-the-Year Awards: Head of the Class

RSI and the ASBA bring you the best in tennis court construction and design.

By Peter Francesconi

Of the 20 winning projects in the 2010 RSI/American Sports Builders Association Facility-of-the-Year Awards program, 13 of them are tennis facilities at public parks or schools, possibly indicating a continued willingness on the part of municipalities and public institutions to spend on facilities that contribute to the health and well-being of the community.

Each year, based on entries submitted by an ASBA member — whether a contractor, designer or supplier — the association selects outstanding tennis facilities that meet the standard of excellence determined by the judging committee. For 2010, the panel of judges deemed 20 courts or facilities to be worthy of special recognition, but three of those winners were chosen for “Outstanding” honors:

For details on the 2011 Outstanding Facility-of-the-Year Awards, contact the ASBA at 866-501-ASBA or, or visit

Residential Tennis Facility-of-the-Year Award

Justman Residence, Calabasas, Calif.

Specialty Contractor: Zaino Tennis Courts Inc.

Suppliers: Plexipave System, Div. of California Products Corp.; Edwards/Rol-Dri Div. of Athletic Connection

Completed: August 2009

Indoor Tennis Facility-of-the-Year Award

Sportime Randalls Island, Randalls Island, N.Y.

Contractor: ICA Sports

Suppliers: Douglas Sports Nets & Equipment; ICA Sports

Number of Courts: 20

Completed: July 2009

Outdoor Tennis Facility-of-the-Year Award

Woodside Racquet Club, Westwood, Kan.

Contractor: McConnell & Associates Corp.

Suppliers: California Products; Douglas Sports Nets & Equipment; Aer-Flo Inc.

Number of Courts: 4

Completed: June 1, 2010

Distinguished Facility Honors

In addition to the Justman Residence private court, Woodside Racquet Club and Sportime Randalls Island, these 17 locations were chosen by the 2010 panel of judges for the ASBA as excellent examples of court construction, receiving Distinguished Facility-of-the-Year Awards. You’ll read more about them in upcoming issues of RSI. (The nominating company is in parentheses.)

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About the Author

Peter Francesconi is editorial director of Tennis Industry magazine.



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