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It’s Here! Get the Latest ‘Tennis Courts: Construction & Maintenance Manual’

No matter what type of tennis court you may own, manage or maintain, you need this book.

By Peter Francesconi

The eighth edition of “Tennis Courts: A Construction & Maintenance Manual” has just been published and is available now from the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA). As someone who was involved over the last two years in helping to revise this important resource for the tennis industry, I think you’ll find this 2015 manual well worth it in terms of the knowledge, information and cost-saving tips you’ll come away with.

I was fortunate to be asked to work with an amazing panel of tennis court construction experts in updating the 320-page manual from the 2012 edition. The knowledge that Mark Brogan (Pro-Sport Construction, Devon, Pa.), David Clapp (Baseline Sports Construction, Knoxville, Tenn.), David LaSota (D.W. LaSota Engineering, Patton, Pa.), and Richard Zaino (Zaino Tennis Courts, Orange, Calif.) brought to the discussions was inspiring and incredible. Plus, the panel would reach out to other expert sources to help in assembling the most accurate information available on tennis court construction and maintenance.

The newest edition, published jointly by the ASBA and USTA, includes key updates to many areas of court construction and maintenance, including post-tension concrete tennis courts, LED lighting, 36- and 60-foot courts and much more. The manual includes user-friendly technical information on all aspects of courts at all types of tennis facilities and clubs, including design, budgeting and planning, site requirements, drainage, surface selection, construction, maintenance, repair, amenities, accessories, court-building grant information and more. Nearly 60 drawings (with thanks to Alex Levitsky of Global Sports & Tennis Design Group, Fair Haven, N.J.) help illustrate construction, renovation and maintenance methods.

It’s no stretch to say the Tennis Courts manual is considered invaluable for anyone planning, building or considering a tennis facility, in addition to providing key information on maintenance, repair and renovation. It’s an important resource for all builders, design professionals, specifiers, contractors, suppliers, and owners/users, including schools, colleges, parks and recreation departments, club owners and managers, and current and prospective owners of residential tennis courts.

Copies of the new edition cost $44.95 each. Books can be ordered by contacting the ASBA at 866-501-ASBA (2722), or by going to the website, The Tennis Courts manual also is available in digital format at the website.

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Peter Francesconi is editorial director of Tennis Industry magazine.



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