09 Jun 2015
Three outdoor acrylic courts in Florida, USA have been awarded Two-Star ITF Recognition.
Two courts at Palm Beach Atlantic University were tested against the ITF recommendations for evenness, slope, planarity, dimensions and court pace rating, and gained Two-Star ITF Recognition which is an acknowledgement of high-quality installation. The DecoColor Cat 3 surface was supplied by California Sports Surfaces®, a company well-established in the court surface industry and a long-standing member of the ITF Foundation. The courts were installed by ProCourts in conjunction with Global Sports & Tennis Design Group design team.
One court at Fisher Island Racquet Club also obtained Two-Star ITF Recognition using DecoTurf® Select, supplied by California Sports Surfaces®. This court was installed by Agile Tennis Courts.
“California Sports Surfaces® (CSS) is pleased and honoured to be awarded the first Two-Star ITF recognised courts in the United States” said John Graham, Managing Director of CSS. “Thank you to the ITF and our partners ProCourts and Agile for working with us on these projects. We maintain that the ITF Recognition programme differentiates the manufacturers who have had their products tested on-site, in the field, from those who have not. We encourage all manufacturers and court builders to demonstrate the calibre of their products and installation skills by submitting for official recognition.”
With five laboratories accredited to conduct Two-Star ITF Recognition testing worldwide and three approved One-Star assessors, the programme is set to expand further in 2015.
For more information about the ITF Recognition programme, visit www.itftennis.com/technical/courts/recognised-courts or email the ITF Technical Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org.