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Court Construction and Maintenance: Marketplace

Here’s a quick look at some of the court construction and maintenance products available for 2013, from many companies that displayed their wares at the trade show during the ASBA’s annual Technical Meeting in December.

CourtPro Score Post

Welch Tennis Courts Inc. is featuring the CourtPro line of tennis accessories, including the new CourtPro Score Post. The all-in-one compact scoreboard has a heavy-duty extruded body with the traditional two-color design for home and visitors, and it will hold up to even the most extreme weather. Includes sturdy metal base and hose clamps for easy mounting to either net post or fence post. 813-641-7787/welchtennis.com

DuraPlay Synthetic Turf

DuraPlay’s synthetic turf surface for tennis courts can simulate tennis on hard and clay court surfaces, lowers maintenance costs and is easy on the knees. Plus, there’s no need for yearly repainting, says the maker. It comes with five- and eight-year warranties. Duraplaysports.com

Deluxe Courtsider Bench

This 5-foot-long bench, in Open Tournament Blue, is constructed of extruded high-density plastic resin, making it maintenance-free, weatherproof and lightweight. From Douglas Industries, the Deluxe model offers more slats for greater stability and is contoured for comfort. Durable plastic legs can be bolted down for permanent positioning. 800-553-8907/douglas-sports.com

Edwards Classic Round Net Posts

Available for permanent Youth Tennis court installations, Edwards Classic Round Net Posts are made of 11-gauge steel with 3-inch O.D. Installed at 36-inch height, the posts are fitted with aluminum caps with stainless steel fixing pins, welded lacing rods, internal brass winder and removable handle. The posts are zinc-dipped inside and out for rust protection, and the green polyester powder-coated finish is chip- and fade-resistant. 800-527-0871, ext. 9044

Green Tennis Machine

Use the Greencycle Ball Savers’ revolutionary Rebounces technology to restore dead tennis balls to their original bounce. The new Green Tennis Machine extends the life of practice balls and reduces waste. There are three sizes to meet any facility’s needs. The Greencycle Ball Saver KT400 re-pressurizes 400 balls every 72 hours with a weekly capacity of 800 balls; the KT250 re-pressurizes 250 balls every 72 hours; and the KT150 re-pressurizes 150 balls every 72 hours. 800-247-3907/10-S.com

Premier™ XS in Open Tournament Blue

The 2-7/8-inch O.D. Premier net post from Douglas Industries is made of 8-gauge steel with a baked-on polyester powder-coat finish that features Allieds Flo Coat process. The durable post has a jam-free cable tensioning hardware system with hardened gears and case. The post, which comes with plated steel gear hardware and welded lacing rods, is easy to operate with a 30:1 self-locking gear ratio. 800-553-8907/douglas-sports.com

Premium ArmorMesh and Standard Mesh Windscreens

Enhance your court’s appearance while blocking wind and distractions with Premium ArmorMesh and Standard mesh windscreens from Humphrys-CoverSports. The windscreens feature heat-sealed hems, a seamless look and no thread breaks. Custom-made to your fence dimensions, the screens also can be customizable with lettering and logos. 800-445-6680/coversports.com/humphrys.biz

Pulastic® Comfort Court 50

Now available in the U.S. and Canada is Pulastic Comfort Court 50 surface from Descol, made of polyurethane and recycled rubber. Distributed by Robbins Inc. Comfort Court 50 utilizes a prefabricated, recycled rubber base to provide resilience, coupled with a tough, UV-resistant, seamless polyurethane surface for durability. It’s available in a wide range of standard colors. 513-871-8988/robbinsfloor.com

Rebound Ace Rome

Rebound Ace Rome features the shock absorption of an area elastic HARO subfloor, a Nike Grind underlayment and an acrylic finish. Ongoing development has produced improvements and options to provide flexibility of speed, playing characteristics and player comfort. Nike Grind materials provide the core of the underlayment, with wood harvested by FSC-certified manufacturers to reduce the environmental impact at the production of the HARO subfloors. 407-865-6279/reboundace.com

Slam Strap Tennis Net Center Strap

Used on courts at the US Open, the new Slam Strap by 10-S Tennis Supply ensures the net is at regulation height. Just align the seam on the top of the strap to the top of the net’s headband then adjust the strong Velcro fastening strip to align the metal tab with the ground. The internal fastening system locks in the perfect height and is guaranteed not to slip — with no measuring and no buckles. It installs in 60 seconds and works on all court surfaces and net anchors. 800-247-3907/10-S.com

 

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