March 27, 2018
DecoTurf® at the Winston-Salem Open
Long-Term Partnership Extended with Three-Year Agreement
California Sports Surfaces, a division of ICP Construction, and the Winston-Salem Open, an ATP World Tour event, are pleased to announce the signing of DecoTurf® as the Official Surface of the Winston-Salem Open through 2020.
Utilizing the US Open Blue™ – US Open Green™ color scheme, the Wake Forest Tennis Complex will be hosting this exciting event for the eighth consecutive year. The 48-player singles draw tournament – which is the final event of the US Open Series – will take place August 19-25, 2018 on the campus of Wake Forest University and will provide the top players in the world with an opportunity to fine tune their hardcourt games before they travel to New York for the U.S. Open.
“California Sports Surfaces is a proud supporter and supplier to tennis events globally and we are excited to confirm that the Winston-Salem Open will continue as a long-term partner”, said Steven Lock, California Sports Surfaces Global VP. “DecoTurf® is one of our three Grand Slam brands and for it to be once again selected for elite level tennis by our experienced partners and excellent tournament organizers in Winston-Salem, is a true testament to the product’s quality and playability.”
Bill Oakes, Winston-Salem Open Tournament Director added, “The Winston-Salem Open truly values our partnership with California Sports Surfaces and their Grand Slam surface DecoTurf®. Offering our players a proven, consistent, quality surface is vital to our ability to attract many of the world’s best tennis players to the final ATP event leading into the US Open. We look forward to a long relationship with California Sports Surfaces, the global leader in the court surfacing industry.”
Leading up to the 2018 Winston-Salem Open, the Wake Forest Tennis Complex will be the host site for the 2018 Men’s and Women’s NCAA Division I championships (May 17-28), with this competition also played on the DecoTurf® surface. Since 2012, this site has hosted the Wake Forest Demon Deacons Men’s and Women’s tennis teams. Currently, both teams are ranked in the country’s Top 10 – with the Men’s team holding the #1 NCAA ranking.
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The 2018 Winston-Salem Open will be held August 18 through 25 at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex adjacent to BB&T Field. The Winston-Salem Open was awarded the 2016 ATP World Tour 250 Tournament of the Year as voted by the ATP Players. Further information about the Winston-Salem Open is available online at www.WinstonSalemOpen.com.
DecoTurf®, a California Sports Surfaces brand, has been the Surface of the US Open since 1978 and is the most recognized court surface in the world. For more information, visit www.decoturf.com.
California Sports Surfaces, a division of ICP Construction, is the only Manufacturer certified as Silver Elite by the International Tennis Federation and is the leading supplier of such prestigious sports surfacing solutions as DecoTurf®, Plexicushion® Prestige, Rebound Ace®, Premier Sports Coatings®, Premier Court and Plexitrac®. These world-renowned product lines have been selected for use at the US Open, the Australian Open and dozens of the world’s most prestigious events including the Olympic Games, Davis Cup, Fed Cup and multiple US Open Series tournaments. More information can be found at www.californiasportssurfaces.com
A global leader in the paints and coatings industry, ICP Construction is committed to providing the highest-quality paints, coatings, sports surfaces and environmental remediation solutions for the architectural and building industries. Our family of award winning brands provides innovative products, support and dedication to our customers. Our products set the standard in their markets, and our continued investment in advanced technology and delivery offers unparalleled value to our customers.
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