DecoTurf Surface Chosen for the Legg Mason Tennis Classic

Andover, MA, August 2008 –- For the sixth consecutive year, the organizers of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic have chosen DecoTurf as the Official Surface provider of their world-class tennis tournament.

The Legg Mason Tennis Classic, celebrating its 40th year, will take place August 9th -17 th at the William H.G. Fitzgerald Tennis Center in Washington DC and will be televised live on both the Tennis Channel and ESPN2 as part of the prestigious US Open Series. Many of the top ATP professionals, including Andy Roddick and
Marat Safin, will compete in this, the nation’s second oldest Open tennis tournament.

“DecoTurf is honored to be the tennis surface for this ATP tournament “, said John Graham, DecoTurf’s managing director. “We are very pleased to be working with Mid-Atlantic Tennis Courts of Northern Virginia, who installed the ‘DecoColor’ courts.”

DecoTurf has been the Surface of the US Open since 1978 and is the most recognized tennis court surface in the world. DecoTurf’s multi-layer cushion tennis surface has been selected for use at the world’s most prestigious events including the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the 2004 Athens Olympics, Davis Cup and Fed Cup matches, and at many of the finest facilities around the world. DecoTurf tennis surfaces are Court Pace Classified by the International Tennis Federation (ITF). DecoTurf has authorized applicators around the globe that are trained to install the surface that is known for its consistent speed of play, true ball bounce, durability, low maintenance, vibrant long lasting colors, and overall customer value.

For more information on DecoTurf visit or call 800-332-6178.


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