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June 2017

Facility Construction: Copy That!

The new USTA National Campus in Lake Nona is groundbreaking in many ways. Here are some features you should consider for your own facility. (Click here to read more...)

Distinguished Facility-of-the-Year Awards: Private Enterprise

These residential courts provide an award-winning setting in the sanctuary of home. (Click here to read more...)

May 2017

Distinguished Facility-of-the-Year Awards: Hard Labor

These outdoor facility winners are excellent examples of hard-court construction. (Click here to read more...)

April 2017

Distinguished Facility-of-the-Year Awards: Soft Serve

Circumstances presented challenges, but these five examples of soft-court construction passed the test. (Click here to read more...)

March 2017

Home of American Tennis — Open For Business!

With state-of-the-art features and technology, the 100-court USTA National Campus is poised to transform the sport. (Click here to read more...)

Court Lighting: Light Reaction

While lower costs may be an incentive to move to LED lighting, there are many other factors to consider. (Click here to read more...)

February 2017

Outstanding Facility-of-the-Year Awards: Two of a Kind

Tennis Industry and the ASBA bring you the best in tennis court construction and design. (Click here to read more...)

November 2016

Tennis Technology: Smarten up!

With cutting-edge technology, PlaySight SmartCourts are helping players of all levels improve their games. (Click here to read more...)

September 2016

Facility Construction & Renovation: A Grand Slam Transformation

With the expansion and renovation of the USTA’s National Tennis Center, the US Open now has a home that is unrivaled in the world (Click here to read more...)

June 2016

Court Construction: Making Dreams a Reality

The USTA offers technical and financial support to help build and renovate courts at facilities throughout the country. (Click here to read more...)

Distinguished Facility-of-the-Year Awards: Residential Development

These facility winners at private homes are great examples of tennis-court construction. (Click here to read more...)

May 2016

Distinguished Facility-of-the-Year Awards: Hard Acts to Follow

These outdoor facility winners are excellent examples of hard-court construction. (Click here to read more...)

April 2016

Distinguished Facility-of-the-Year Awards: Soft Touch

These outdoor facility winners are excellent examples of soft-court construction. (Click here to read more...)

March 2016

Court Construction & Maintenance Guide: Positive Recognition

ITF Recognition provides an independent assessment of the quality of a court for builders, suppliers, and court owners. (Click here to read more...)

Court Construction & Maintenance Guide: LED on the Leading Edge

As the technology comes down in price, expect more facilities to take advantage of this eco-friendly alternative. (Click here to read more...)

Court Construction & Maintenance Guide: Annual Maintenance Planner

Use this yearly court maintenance schedule, reprinted from the latest edition of the “Tennis Courts” manual, to protect your investment. A well-constructed and well-maintained tennis court will offer years of play. But to maximize the useful life of any... (Click here to read more...)

Court Construction & Maintenance Guide: Red or Green?

Since the 1930s, green clay has been the predominant clay-court color in the U.S. But what’s driving color choices now? (Click here to read more...)

February 2016

Community Tennis: Use ‘Crowd Funding’ to Help With Your Next Tennis Project

By George Lowe Let’s say you want to resurface the tennis courts in your town. The contractors are saying that it’s going to cost $70,000. You may be able to secure up to $10,000 through the USTA’s facility assistance... (Click here to read more...)

Outstanding Facility-of-the-Year Awards: Three’s Company

Tennis Industry and the ASBA bring you the best in tennis court construction and design. (Click here to read more...)

September 2015

US Open: Raising the Roof!

As the largest retractable roof for a tennis stadium takes shape, the 2015 US Open sets the stage for the next phase in the transformation of the NTC. (Click here to read more...)

Court Construction & Maintenance Guide: Quality Assurance

The Certified Tennis Court Builder program offered by the ASBA can help ensure your courts and facility are designed, built and maintained to exacting standards. (Click here to read more...)

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. (Click here to read more...)

On the Fence: Good fences make good facilities, and often, the best fence is one that is barely noticed.

Fencing around your tennis court is something that rarely gets attention. After all, it’s not as showy as a surface, and it’s certainly not as interesting as the players. To a certain extent, having a fence nobody notices is... (Click here to read more...)

August 2015

Lake Nona: The ‘New Home for American Tennis’ Takes Shape

A little over a year from now, the “New Home for American Tennis” at Lake Nona in Orlando, Fla., should be completed and open for business, with a total of 102 courts, along with office space and much more.... (Click here to read more...)

July 2015

Distinguished Facility-of-the-Year Awards: Inside Game

Tennis helps round out the offerings of these two award-winning indoor facilities. (Click here to read more...)

June 2015

Distinguished Facility-of-the-Year Awards: Private Enterprise

These residential winners are great examples of tennis-court construction. (Click here to read more...)

May 2015

Distinguished Facility-of-the-Year Awards: Solid Solutions

These outdoor facility winners are excellent examples of hard-court construction. (Click here to read more...)

April 2015

Distinguished Facility-of-the-Year Awards: Soft Goods

These outdoor facility winners are excellent examples of soft-court construction. (Click here to read more...)

March 2015

Court Construction & Maintenance Guide: The Hard Facts

With its resistance to cracking, post-tensioned concrete is becoming the go-to choice for tennis courts. (Click here to read more...)

Serious Propositions

When you’re ready to resurface your courts, how can you best evaluate the court-builder proposals? (Click here to read more...)

Solid Construction

California Sports Surfaces, the makers of DecoTurf and Plexipave, expands its product offerings and continues to help pave the way for growth in the sport. (Click here to read more...)

February 2015

Outstanding Facility-of-the-Year Awards: Triple Threat

Tennis Industry and the ASBA bring you the best in tennis court construction and design. (Click here to read more...)

November 2014

Court Construction and Maintenance: Hard Facts About Hard Courts

Asphalt or post-tensioned concrete — which is right for your facility's tennis courts? (Click here to read more...)

September 2014

Tennis Lighting: The Life and Slow Death of Metal Halide

By Jonathan Bailin, Ph.D., USPTA Tennis Coaching & Sport Science For over 50 years, most tennis courts around the world have been lighted with Metal Halide (MH) fixtures, yet few who use them understand their unique qualities. They may... (Click here to read more...)

June 2014

Distinguished Facility-of-the-Year Awards: Private Practice

These residential winners are excellent examples of tennis-court construction. (Click here to read more...)

May 2014

Distinguished Facility-of-the-Year Awards: The Hard Facts

These outdoor facility winners are excellent examples of hard-court construction. (Click here to read more...)

April 2014

Distinguished Facility-of-the-Year Awards: Soft Focus

These outdoor facility winners are excellent examples of soft-court construction. (Click here to read more...)

March 2014

Tennis Facilities: Community Services

The former Racquet Club of the South is reborn as a key Life Time Athletic tennis and fitness facility. (Click here to read more...)

Court Construction & Maintenance Guide: Bright Ideas

LED lighting is spilling over to sports venues. Is it right for your facility? (Click here to read more...)

Court Construction & Maintenance Guide: ‘Growing’ Pains?

For your facility’s greenery — and to save ‘green’ in your budget — work with a landscape design professional to avoid costly mistakes. (Click here to read more...)

Court Construction & Maintenance Guide: Cleaning Solution

What’s the best way to get rid of pesky shoe marks and stains on your courts? (Click here to read more...)

Court Construction & Maintenance Guide: Mark-Up Your Courts!

Tennis court contractors are adding logos, monograms and more to personalize courts. (Click here to read more...)

February 2014

Outstanding Facility-of-the-Year Awards: Double Feature

Tennis Industry and the ASBA bring you the best in tennis court construction and design. (Click here to read more...)

September 2013

Court Construction and Maintenance: Re-Ordering the Court

What can you do during your facility’s shutdown to have it ready for your next open house? (Click here to read more...)

Court Construction and Maintenance: A Moveable Feast

Temporary and portable courts — using modular tiles or rolled products — are helping to grow tennis participation with children and adults. (Click here to read more...)

July 2013

Distinguished Facility-of-the-Year Awards: Inside Job

These two facilities — one clay, one hard — are excellent examples of indoor court construction. Three facilities received honors in the 2012 Racquet Sports Industry/American Sports Builders Association Facility-of-the-Year Awards, and one of those — the Roberta Alison... (Click here to read more...)

June 2013

Distinguished Facility-of-the-Year Awards: Singular Sensation

This hard court in Florida is a residential facility winner. (Click here to read more...)

May 2013

Distinguished Facilities: Five Alive!

The outdoor facility winners are excellent examples of hard-court construction. (Click here to read more...)

April 2013

Distinguished Facility-of-the-Year Awards: Soft Landing

These outdoor facility winners are excellent examples of soft-court construction. (Click here to read more...)

March 2013

Court Construction and Maintenance: Intelligent design

When designing a new facility or making changes to your existing one, you need to ask the right questions and think it through. (Click here to read more...)

Court Construction and Maintenance: Concrete Thinking

More facility owners are considering tennis courts built on post-tensioned concrete slabs because they’re proving to be longer lasting and more resistant to cracks. (Click here to read more...)

Court Construction and Maintenance: Maintaining Order

Regular care and maintenance is cost-effective and will keep courts looking and playing great. The Annual Maintenance Planner on the following pages, excerpted from the “Tennis Courts” manual, is essential for your courts. A well-constructed and well-maintained tennis court... (Click here to read more...)

Court Construction and Maintenance: They’re Certifiable!

The ASBA’s Certified Tennis Court Builder program strives to raise professional standards in court construction. (Click here to read more...)

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. (Click here to read more...)

February 2013

Outstanding Facilities: Level Best!

RSI and ASBA bring you the best in tennis court construction and design. (Click here to read more...)

November 2012

Facilities: The Inside Story

Thanks in large part to the vision of former USTA President Alan Schwartz, the NTC’s Indoor Training Center has proven to be a year-round boon for tennis. (Click here to read more...)

September 2012

Courts: Image is Everything

You may not notice things wearing out and wearing down, but your players will. Here’s how you can keep your facility looking, and playing, its best. (Click here to read more...)

Courts: Test Your Court Knowledge

Take out your pencils. Put away your construction books. Here’s a pop quiz to see how much you know about tennis courts: True or False: Net tension should be checked regularly. True or False: Power-washing can remove stains from... (Click here to read more...)

June 2012

Distinguished Facilities: Lucky Thirteen

It’s hard to beat these excellent examples of residential court construction. (Click here to read more...)

May 2012

New Modular, Sustainable Court Base Provides Installation Flexibility

Want to put in a tennis court, but don’t have the room you may need to install a concrete base? Or maybe you don’t want the court to be permanent? Or maybe you’re looking for a “green” alternative? A... (Click here to read more...)

Nifty Nine

These outdoor winners are excellent examples of hard-court construction — and in overcoming obstacles. (Click here to read more...)

April 2012

Feats of Clay

These outdoor facility winners are excellent examples of soft-court construction. (Click here to read more...)

March 2012

Courts: Senior Status

A lot has been said about courts for children. But what about for players at the other end of the spectrum? (Click here to read more...)

Courts: Preventive Treatment

As a facility owner or manager, you can take small do-it-yourself steps to help avoid bigger problems down the road. (Click here to read more...)

Courts: Color Matching

There are more than 5,000 courts in the U.S. designed for 10 and Under Tennis, either as standalone 36- and 60-foot courts or with blended lines on 78-foot courts. If you haven’t yet lined your courts for 10 and... (Click here to read more...)

Courts: Crack Shooting

What can you do when you notice cracks in your asphalt courts? Here are some options. (Click here to read more...)

Courts: Marketplace

Here’s RSI’s quick look at some of the court construction and maintenance products available for the coming year, from many companies that displayed their wares at the trade show during the ASBA’s annual Technical Meeting in December. Performance Court... (Click here to read more...)

February 2012

Outstanding Facility-Of-The-Year Awards: Wow Factor!

RSI and ASBA bring you the best in tennis court construction and design. (Click here to read more...)

January 2012

Removing the Tennis Court’s Last Variable?

When it comes to the tennis court, everything is standardized and consistent — except in one area: net tension. While there are recommended tension ranges, there never has been an effective, easy way to measure the tension of the... (Click here to read more...)

November 2011

Facilities: Helping Hands

The USTA’s Facilities Assistance Program can help you out with everything from funding, to resources, to advocacy, to technical advice. (Click here to read more...)

Facilities: Annual Excellence

The USTA’s Outstanding Facility Awards Program recognizes excellent facilities every year. (Click here to read more...)

September 2011

How Often Should YOU Replace ...

These tips from contractors can help you save your courts and equipment. (Click here to read more...)

Safety Measures

Indoor tennis facilities have unique challenges when it comes to keeping players safe. (Click here to read more...)

Inside the Lines

Adding ‘blended’ lines for 10 and Under Tennis is simple and cost-effective. (Click here to read more...)

Court Products

We asked our suppliers what tennis court products were new, interesting or attention-grabbing this season. Here are some of the things they had to say. (Click here to read more...)

June 2011

Bringing Courts to 10 And Under Tennis

With the promotion of 10 and Under Tennis under way in the U.S., temporary 36- and 60-foot courts have been springing up in surprising places: on the South Lawn of the White House, on top of Cincinnati’s tallest building,... (Click here to read more...)

Home Court Advantage

These residential court winners showcase creativity and detailing (Click here to read more...)

May 2011

Soft Goods

Where can you find excellence in outdoor clay-court construction? Take a look at these seven winners. (Click here to read more...)

April 2011

Municipal Masterpieces

These 8 outdoor hard-court facilities are great examples of excellent construction. (Click here to read more...)

March 2011

Wise Cracking

What can you do when your asphalt courts start to crack? Here are some options. (Click here to read more...)

Equipment Check

Maintaining your maintenance equipment is easy to do, and equipment is easy to do, and can save you from small can save you from small expenses that can add up. (Click here to read more...)

Color Coordination

Builders and owners are using more colorful combinations for their courts. (Click here to read more...)

February 2011

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

RSI and the ASBA bring you the best in tennis court construction and design. (Click here to read more...)

November 2010

State of the Industry: Under Construction

Court builders have been hit hard by the slump in the economy. Many remain cautious, unsure of whether the rollercoaster ride is still heading downward, or will soon start the slow climb out of the hole. (Click here to read more...)

September 2010

D-I-Y or Call the Pros?

Looking to save on court maintenance expenses? You can do some things yourself, but other jobs are best left to the professionals. (Click here to read more...)

July 2010

Distinguished Facility-of-the-Year Awards: Private Enterprise

These six residential court winners show style and substance. (Click here to read more...)

June 2010

Hard Hitting

Meet 10 great examples of outdoor hard-court construction excellence. (Click here to read more...)

May 2010

Soft Landings

These seven outdoor winners are excellent examples of clay-court construction. (Click here to read more...)

March 2010

Pioneers In Tennis

Sheldon Westervelt: At the forefront of facility design (Click here to read more...)

Public Enemies

Easy-access municipal courts are a key to growing tennis. But how can you deal with vandalism and abuse? (Click here to read more...)

What You Need to Know about Windscreen

Windscreen, also known as background curtain, has a variety of uses in addition to its original and primary purpose of reducing or deflecting wind on outdoor courts. Ask any court builder, equipment supplier, facility manager or player, and they... (Click here to read more...)

Find What You Need at ASBA Website

The old commercial for the Yellow Pages used to advise would-be shoppers, “Let your fingers do the walking.” The new way of commerce is, of course, e-shopping, which gives your fingers a break and lets the mouse do all... (Click here to read more...)

Posting Time

Largely unnoticed until there are problems, net posts are important for play, and for aesthetics. (Click here to read more...)

February 2010

In peak form

RSI and the ASBA bring you the best in tennis court construction and design. (Click here to read more...)

January 2010

For Tennis Universal, It’s About Customer Service

Tennis Universal started in 1979, when people kept asking Allan Gardner’s son, a teaching pro at the time, where to get various court products. His son made deals with some suppliers, and sent out a mailing. “That first mailing... (Click here to read more...)

September 2009

Is That Normal?

When you have questions about your new courts or maintenance, don’t hesitate to check with your contractor. (Click here to read more...)

August 2009

Indoor Activities

New $60 million indoor tennis facility at NTC sets an ‘industry standard’ (Click here to read more...)

Private Practice

These exclusive residential tennis hideaways show court construction at its best. (Click here to read more...)

July 2009

The Hard Way

Six outdoor projects claim hard-court construction honors. (Click here to read more...)

May 2009

The Soft Market

These seven outdoor winners are excellent examples of clay-court construction. (Click here to read more...)

March 2009

2009 Court Construction & Maintenance Guide

Whether you’re a contractor building or rehabbing courts, a park or club manager needing work done at your facility, or a teaching pro or coach interested in knowing how court construction can help your participation numbers, our annual guide... (Click here to read more...)

Trick Out Your Courts!

You can spruce up your facility in just a few days and make it even more appealing for players. (Click here to read more...)

Find the Right Fix

Whether you have hard or soft courts, they’ll eventually need work. How do you know what your courts really need? (Click here to read more...)

Your Court Maintenance Planner

Use this chart — put together by the ASBA and USTA — to help you keep your courts and facility in top shape at all times. Pre-season Court Surfaces (outdoor) Acrylic Power wash, clean & fill cracks Check for... (Click here to read more...)

Short Division

With permanent lines and courts for the QuickStart Tennis format, facilities will bring more kids into the game, and bring in more revenue, too. (Click here to read more...)

Cracking Up?

All hard courts will crack eventually, and when they do, have a professional evaluate the situation and suggest a remedy. (Click here to read more...)

Inside Information

Maintain your indoor courts properly and you’ll ensure that players will keep coming back. (Click here to read more...)

Building a Business

Certified Tennis Court Builders — or CTCBs — are becoming more and more important in the construction field. (Click here to read more...)

Money Markets

In this shaky economy, contractors need to protect themselves. A good contract goes a long way to making sure you get paid for your work. (Click here to read more...)

February 2009

RSI/ASBA Facility-of-the-Year Awards

Style and substance. (Click here to read more...)

November 2008

Unstable Building?

Spiraling costs mean that suppliers, contractors and clients can expect to feel the pinch. (Click here to read more...)

August 2008

Triple Crown

These three residential court winners are great examples of excellent construction. (Click here to read more...)

May 2008

Building Boom

The upsurge in tennis is providing more building and renovating opportunities, but court builders need to market themselves now. (Click here to read more...)

April 2008

Quality Construction

Distinguished Facility-of-the-Year Awards. The outdoor hard-court winners demonstrate excellence on a grand scale. (Click here to read more...)

March 2008

2008 Court Construction and Maintenance Guide

Whether you're a court builder, facility manager, teaching pro, coach, community tennis volunteer or otherwise involved in the tennis business, you'll find our Court Construction Guide — produced with our partner, the American Sports Builders Association — full of... (Click here to read more...)

Building Blocks

In court construction, expect more surface changes, courts specifically for beginning players, and "green" tennis facilities. (Click here to read more...)

'Green-Up' Your Facility

Being eco-friendly means more than just recycling cans and bottles. For tennis facilities, there are plenty of ways to help save the planet. You recycle your aluminum cans and your newspapers. You eschew those plastic bags the grocery stores... (Click here to read more...)

Teaching Aid

As programs for beginners increase, consider putting in courts specifically for teaching tennis. (Click here to read more...)

Solid foundation

Is a post-tensioned concrete court right for your facility? It's time to add that new hard court to your facility. You've been hearing a lot about post-tensioned concrete courts, but you're just not certain. From your research, you've learned... (Click here to read more...)

July 2007

Lee Tennis to Host Indoor Clay Court Conference

Lee Tennis, the manufacturer of Har-Tru, will host its Fourth Annual Conference on Indoor Clay Courts on Aug. 27 and 28 in Syosset, N.Y. The purpose of the conference is to bring together leading experts on indoor clay courts to... (Click here to read more...)

New Surface for 2008 Australian Open

The court surface at the 2008 Australian Open will no longer be Rebound Ace, Tennis Australia officials announced in May. Reports indicate that the Aussie Open will use Plexicushion, an acrylic composition manufactured by U.S.-based California Products Corp. Tournament Director... (Click here to read more...)

NGI Sports Offers Eco-Friendly Courts

Tennis courts are going "green." And we're not just talking about the color. For the past nine years, NGI Sports of Chattanooga, Tenn., has been applying "environmentally sensitive" methods for manufacturing and installing tennis courts, using recycled and sustainable materials.... (Click here to read more...)

June 2007

New Fabric Structure for Tennessee Club

Baseline Sports Construction of Knoxville, Tenn., recently completed its fourth project using a structure supplied by Universal Fabric Structures. The new project was the four courts of the Centre Court Racquet Club in Louisville, Tenn. Unlike other fabric structure... (Click here to read more...)

N.Y.C. Campus Gets Classic Turf Surface

Rockefeller University in New York City recently converted a 100-year-old concrete parking garage deck into a tennis court using the Classic Turf System, a cushioned sheet-goods surface system. The Classic Turf engineering department redesigned the drainage system, among other... (Click here to read more...)

May 2007

ITA Picks Deco, Plexipave as Official Surfaces

DecoTurf and Plexipave have been named as the official tennis surfaces of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association and will provide ITA member coaches an incentive to choose their surface systems. "I think our members and coaches will benefit greatly from... (Click here to read more...)

Welch Tennis Offers Clay Court Seminars

Welch Tennis Courts Inc. is again offering its Clay Court Maintenance Seminars for club managers, tennis pros, and maintenance personnel. The all-day program is designed to give participants a working knowledge of Har-Tru courts. Seminar cost is $159 per... (Click here to read more...)

April 2007

Fine Points

For these seven residential court winners, construction excellence is all in the details. (Click here to read more...)

Safe & Sound

Accidents, injuries, and lawsuits can devastate your business. Here's how you can help reduce problems that might crop up at your facility. (Click here to read more...)

March 2007

Comfort Level

Make your tennis facility friendly for beginning players and you'll have them coming back for more — and bringing their friends. (Click here to read more...)

2007 Court Construction & Maintenance Guide

There are a number of factors to consider when deciding what tennis court accessories and amenities to add. (Click here to read more...)

2007 Court Construction & Maintenance Guide

We call this our "Court Construction Guide," but it's not just for court builders. Facility managers and owners, teaching pros, Community Tennis Associations, public park personnel — each will find useful articles and advice, designed to help you build... (Click here to read more...)

Maintenance Planner

With regular maintenance, your facility, courts, and accessories should hold up for a long time. Here's what you need to do:* (Click here to read more...)

Setting the Pace

The USTA's technical staff uses equipment that measures the pace of tennis courts so play is always consistent. (Click here to read more...)

Common Bonds

For these eight soft-court award winners, construction excellence is the tie that binds. (Click here to read more...)

February 2007

Nice Touch

Cushioning comes into play for these hard-court award-winners. (Click here to read more...)

January 2007

Lee's Facility Analysis Survey Offers 'Roadmap' for Court Owners

Confused about how to improve the performance of your clay courts? Looking for a long-range plan to upgrade your facility, but don't know where to begin? Is your facility seeing the effects of age, and you're not sure just... (Click here to read more...)

Mark of Distinction

RSI and the ASBA bring you the best in tennis court construction. (Click here to read more...)

September 2006

A Class Room

This indoor award winner is alone at the top. (Click here to read more...)

May 2006

Clay Courts Indoors?

Efforts are under way to increase knowledge and improve playing conditions on a surface typically reserved for outdoor play. (Click here to read more...)

Private Retreats

For these residential award-winners, location is king. (Click here to read more...)

March 2006

Class Acts

Schools and colleges dominate these hard-court award winners. (Click here to read more...)

Expanding Horizons

For our annual guide, we went right to the source for court construction, the American Sports Builders Association, for advice on adding courts, fixing cracks, and keeping courts clean. (Click here to read more...)

Fix the Cracks

Taking care of cracked courts depends on why they cracked in the first place. (Click here to read more...)

Keep it Clean

No matter what type of courts you have, regular maintenance is a must. (Click here to read more...)

February 2006

If you build it …

Court builders, coming off a busy 2005, are optimistic that the new year will bring more of the same. (Click here to read more...)

January 2006

Breaking the Chain

New and creative alternatives to tennis court fencing are challenging the old chain-link enclosures. (Click here to read more...)

Head of the Class

RSI and the ASBA bring you the best in tennis court construction. (Click here to read more...)

August 2005

Establish Your Identity

Placing logos on court windscreen helps schools, clubs, and parks "brand" their facilities. (Click here to read more...)

July 2005

Hit the lights!

New "cut-off" systems provide an all-around solution to tennis court lighting. (Click here to read more...)

May 2005

Tennis' Boom Time

Keeping your baby-boomers happy will lead to more business for your facility. (Click here to read more...)

Private Retreats

These residential court winners are examples of great form and function. (Click here to read more...)

Showing the Colors

There's a science — and a fine art — behind the choices for colors in court surfaces. (Click here to read more...)

March 2005

A Soft Market

These outdoor soft-court winners hit some common themes. (Click here to read more...)

New Solutions for surface compaction

Two machines from the golf industry are helping to rehabilitate, and rehydrate, compacted clay courts. (Click here to read more...)

Get Wise to Cracks

There's no getting around it: Asphalt courts will crack. Here's what you can do to repair the damage. (Click here to read more...)

February 2005

Hard and Fast Winners

These hard-court award winners are worth showing off. (Click here to read more...)

January 2005

All-Around Excellence

RSI and the ASBA bring you the best in tennis court construction. (Click here to read more...)

October 2004

Nova Sports Makes Its Customers Part of the Family

When Benjamin Righter founded Nova Sports USA with his wife, Ruth, 20 years ago, he set out to produce the highest quality acrylic sport surface in the industry. His legacy, however, is a tight-knit family business operated by his... (Click here to read more...)

August 2004

The Net Effect

The right tennis nets and net posts are details that you can be sure your players will notice. (Click here to read more...)

Made In The Shade

Fabric structures can provide attractive relief from sun and heat, and they're becoming increasingly popular. (Click here to read more...)

July 2004

Classic Turf Has Been Quietly Maturing Over the Year

What would compel a man to turn down a very generous offer from a major company looking to buy his new product? For Tumer H. Eren, it was because he felt he had more work to do in perfecting... (Click here to read more...)

Private first class

These residential court award-winners hit all sorts of themes. (Click here to read more...)

May 2004

On the Surface

There's a lot to consider before you can choose the best court surface -- or surfaces -- for your facility. (Click here to read more...)

April 2004

Construction with a Soft Touch

Look at the list of soft-court winners of the Racquet Sports Industry/U.S. Tennis Court & Track Builders Association 2003 Facility-of-the-Year Awards and a few things immediately jump out at you. First, seven of the eight winners are in the... (Click here to read more...)

March 2004

Court Construction & Maintenance Guide

Our special section can help you find new sources of business, and can help you get the job done right. (Click here to read more...)

They're Certifiable!

Looking for someone to build or refurbish your courts? Try a builder who is certified by the USTC&TBA. (Click here to read more...)

Higher Learning

Across the country colleges of all sizes are upgrading or building new tennis facilities. (Click here to read more...)

Keep the lights on

Don't wait for the lamps to burn out before you change them. (Click here to read more...)

Winning The (Hard) Court Way

These Facility-of-the-Year winners have features that are worth showing off. (Click here to read more...)

February 2004

Racquet Sports Industry/U.S. Tennis Court & Track Builders Association Facility-of-the-Year Award Winners

Once again, we've joined forces with the U.S. Tennis Court & Track Builders Association to bring you examples of excellence in court construction. Each year, based on entries submitted by a USTC&TBA member, whether a contractor, designer or supplier,... (Click here to read more...)

Special Attention

As many court builders know, attention to detail can make or break a project. With so much on the line — money, reputation, referrals — the top court construction companies know that they do, indeed, need to sweat the... (Click here to read more...)

 

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