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Plexipave® Selected as the Surface for the NCAA® Division I Tennis Championships

Plexipave® was proud to be the surface provider for the 2011 NCAA® Division I Tennis Championships. The highly anticipated competition took place in Stanford, California, at the Taube Tennis Center. Plexipave Sport Surfacing Systems are synonymous with the prestigious ATP and WTA tournaments, including the Australian Open. In addition, these advanced acrylic tennis surfaces are installed on more than 80 Division I university and college campuses. All levels of tennis players excel on a Plexipave surface.

The Taube Tennis Center, originally built in 1926, is home to both the Men’s and Women’s Stanford Tennis teams. Dick Gould, Stanford’s Director of Tennis, has selected Plexipave for over 30 years for its consistency and dependability. The partnership with local authorized installer, Vintage Contractors, has also helped provide reliable application. “We 

felt that Plexipave surfaces wore and lasted well, providing consistent playability,” Dick Gould stated. “The speed of play can be controlled and holds true for a long period of time.”

The color change from the notorious green and red Stanford tennis courts was inspired by the US Open blue courts. “I found that the blue courts made it easy to follow the ball,” said Gould. “The blue courts also allowed us to apply light blue QuickStart Lines that are much less intrusive.”

QuickStart Lines are permanent 36- and 60-foot lined courts designed for children 10 and under. QuickStart Tennis format helps children learn and improve their tennis game by using shorter courts. A standard 78-foot court can accommodate four 36-foot courts, or one 60-foot court. Stanford University is home to the East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Program (EPATT™), a non-profit youth development organization for K-12 grade students. This 23 year old, highly acclaimed tutoring program has been impacting the lives of hundreds of East Palo Alto youth. The Taube Tennis Center has hosted EPATT for the past 13 years.

Plexipave tennis surfaces are highly regarded for a consistent, medium speed of play. The special mineral fillers allow court conditions to be replicated from site to site and court to court. Last year’s NCAA Division I Tennis Championships took place at the University of Georgia and were played on Plexicushion®, Plexipave’s full-cushioned tennis surface.

Plexipave is the world's largest manufacturer of acrylic sports surfacing systems and surface preparation products. Plexipave Systems are also used at ATP and WTA Tournaments such as Del Ray Beach, Memphis, Indian Wells and Los Angeles. Plexipave’s tennis surfaces are known for their durability, low maintenance, vibrant long lasting colors and overall customer value.

For more information on Plexipave visit www.plexipave.com or call Lindsay Thibeault 978-623-9980 ext. 232.


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