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Tennis Courts: Cracks, Fractures and More
Athletic Management Magazine, November 2014

Tennis Court Cracks: Page 9
Causes, solutions, and suggestions
Athletic Management/Special ASBA Insert, June 2014

ASBA Certification: Page 14
Overview of ASBA's builder certification program and facility-specific builder certification exams: Certified Tennis Court Builder (CTCB), Certified Track Builder (CTB) and Certified Field Builder (CFB, CFB-S, CFB-N)
Athletic Management/Special ASBA Insert, June 2014

Greenlighting New Technologies in Tennis Court Illumination: Page 28
LED Lighting and other eco-friendly solutions available for Tennis Courts
Tennis Industry Magazine, March 2014

Going Green? Work with a Landscape Design Professional to Save Green: Page 31
Why getting good advice pays more than a trip to the big box home improvement store's garden department.
Tennis Industry Magazine, March 2014

Shoe Marks? Drink Discoloration? Quick First Aid for Your Court: Page 34
Shoe marks on a court are annoying, but treatable. Here's how to address them.
Tennis Industry Magazine, March 2014

Mark-up Your Courts: Logos, Personalization and More: Page 36
School logos? Sure! Your family crest? Why not? Many court owners are putting their mark on surfaces.
Tennis Industry Magazine, March 2014

Outstanding Facility of the Year Awards: Page 32
Tennis Industry and the ASBA bring you the best of court construction design
Tennis Industry Magazine, February 2014

Builder/Contractor of the Year: Fred Kolkmann Tennis & Sport Surfaces: Page 28
Fred Kolkmann Tennis & Sport Surfaces named Builder/Contractor of the Year
Tennis Industry Magazine; January 2014

10 and Under Tennis Facility Developer of the Year: Fast-Dry Courts, Inc.: Page 32
Fast-Dry Courts, Inc. named 10 and Under Tennis Facility Developer of the Year
Tennis Industry Magazine; January 2014

Putting Order in the Court
How to prep your courts for winter with the three Ps: preventive maintenance, professional consultation and proactive ordering
Park & Rec Business, November 2013

Tennis Industry Hall of Fame: Sheldon Westervelt: Page 32
Sheldon Westervelt is inducted into the Tennis Industry Hall of Fame.
Tennis Industry Magazine, October 2013

Reordering the Court: Page 35
What to do during shutdown to improve court appearance and performance
Racquet Sports Industry, September 2013

Moveable Feast: Page 38
How temporary courts can make for new income and new opportunities
Racquet Sports Industry, September 2013

Inside Job: Page 40
Two award-winning indoor facilities (and what made them great)
Racquet Sports Industry, July 2013

Singular Sensation: Page 30
Residential court award winning facility in Florida
Racquet Sports Industry, June 2013

Five Alive: Page 37
Outdoor Facility award winners
Racquet Sports Industry, May 2013

Soft Landing: Page 28
Award-winning soft courts around the US
Racquet Sports Industry, April 2013

Beauty is More than Surface Deep
When it comes to maintaining outdoor tennis and basketball courts, beauty is more than surface deep. Parks and recreation professionals who care for these facilities are painfully aware of this. Cracks in courts that sprout weeds, low spots that hold water, shaded areas that collect leaves, and debris that makes the court slippery-and a few more common travails of tennis and basketball courts-are the challenges maintenance practitioners face each year as spring turns to summer and people take to the courts.
Park & Rec Business, Landscape Architect Business, July 2013

Club Interests
Pro Shop Construction (trends in whether these are still being built into clubs)
Residential Court winners (Peter Francesconi)
Racquet Sports Industry, June 2013

Summer Preview
Outdoor ASBA winners for outstanding hard court construction
Racquet Sports Industry, May 2013

Spring Issue
Outstanding Soft Courts (Peter Francesconi)
Racquet Sports Industry, April 2013

Court Construction & Maintenance Guide
Articles on:
Tennis Court Design
Post-Tension Concrete Courts
Seasonal Maintenance
Certified Tennis Court Builder Program
Outstanding Facilities
Marketplace (New products)
Racquet Sports Industry, March 2013

Intelligent Design: Page 22
When designing a tennis facility, you stand a better chance of getting the one you want if you ask the right questions.
Racquet Sports Industry, March 2013

Concrete Thinking: Page 24
The rise in popularity of post-tensioned concrete tennis facilities is attributable to their longevity, playing characteristics and more.
Racquet Sports Industry, March 2013

Maintaining Order: Page 28
A year-long maintenance planner for your facility -- whatever the surface or location.
Racquet Sports Industry, March 2013

They're Certifiable: Page 34
A list of Certified Tennis Court Builders-the professionals with the credentials to get the job done.
Racquet Sports Industry, March 2013

Marketplace: Page 35
The newest court products of the year, all in one place.
Racquet Sports Industry, March 2013

Outlook
ASBA Members-Outstanding Facility Award Winners of the Year (Note: written by RSI Editor Peter Francesconi)
Racquet Sports Industry, February 2013

Champions of Tennis:
ASBA Members-Baseline Sports Construction (Tennis Court Contractor of the Year); Top-A-Court (10 and Under Facility Developer of the Year)
Racquet Sports Industry, January 2013

Tennis Trends
The Changing Trends in Pro Shop Construction and Inclusion: Are pro shops still being built in tennis facilities? How much space is allocated to them? How are they changing?
Racquet Sports Industry, November/December 2012

Green is the New Black
What kind of eco-friendly touches can you incorporate right now — and in years to come?
PTR Tennis Pro, November/December 2012

Keeping up with the Seasons
Steps park managers can take now to help facilities get through the change of seasons.
Park & Rec Business, Landscape Architect Business, November 2012

Image is Everything: Page 32
You may not notice the little things that wear out and wear down, but your players will.
Racquet Sports Industry, Sept/Oct, 2012

Test Your Court Knowledge: Page 34
Here's a pop quiz that helps you find out how much you know about tennis.
Racquet Sports Industry, Sept/Oct, 2012

Shade Structures: Staying out of the Sun
The public knows to guard against harmful sun exposure, but the options to do so may be confusing. Here are some suggestions.
Camp Business, July 2012

On and Off the Court
Maintenance of tennis surfaces is a good investment of time and money.
Camp Business, July 2012

Dress up those Tennis Courts
Learn what it takes to attract the players to your court
Park and Rec Business, July 2012

Courts for Senior Players: Page 25
A lot has been said about courts for children. But what about for players at the other end of the spectrum?
Racquet Sports Industry, March 2012

Preventive Treatments for Keeping Courts in Good Shape: Page 26
As a facility owner or manager, you can take small do-it-yourself steps to help avoid bigger problems down the road.
Racquet Sports Industry, March 2012

Color-Matching: Lines for 10U Tennis: Page 28
If you haven't yet lined your courts for 10 and Under Tennis, take a look at how easily blended lines can fit with your existing court colors.
Racquet Sports Industry, March 2012

Crack-Shooting: Non-proprietary Crack-filling Treatments: Page 30
What can you do when you notice cracks in your asphalt courts? Here are some options.
Racquet Sports Industry, March 2012

Marketplace: Page 32
What's new for the coming spring and summer playing season?
Racquet Sports Industry, March 2012

Proactive Maintenance
Shedding some light on the maintenance of your camp's sports facility lighting.
Camp Business, March 2012

ASBA Announces New Certified Builders
Court Builder named Chairman of ASBA
ASBA Tennis Facilities of the Year
ASBA news published in RSI Magazine.

Racquet Sports Industry, February 2012

Champions of Tennis 2011
Various members of ASBA recognized by RSI Magazine's editors.
Tennis Court Contractor of the Year: Leslie Coatings, Indianapolis, IN
Sales Representative of the Year: Lee Sponaugle, Sport Court
10U Tennis Advocate: Hinding Tennis

Racquet Sports Industry, November/December 2011

Light Up the Night
Energy-efficient ideas for extending the playing day in your sports facilities.
Landscape Architect Business, December 2011

Lo Importante en la Lluminacion de la Cancha
This is a Spanish language article to which ASBA contributed, on the importance of lighting a tennis court.
PTR Tennis Pro, Sept/Oct, 2011

How Often Should You Replace.... :Page 27
Surfacing, Netting, Windscreens, etc.)
Racquet Sports Industry, September, 2011

Safety Measures: Page 29
Keeping Indoor Courts Safer for Players
Racquet Sports Industry, September, 2011

Inside the Lines: Page 32
Using Blended Lines to Increase Court Usage
Racquet Sports Industry, September, 2011

Court Permissions: Page 36
Getting Through the Maze of Permitting and Codes to Build or Add on to a Tennis Facility
Racquet Sports Industry, September, 2011

The Inside Track on Court Lighting
Rain, wind and dark of night won't bother your court if it's indoors — but guaranteeing a great playing experience means making sure the quality of light is up to par. Get some bright ideas for lighting with this guide.
TennisPro, Sept/Oct, 2011

Do the Math: Page 24
Using 10U Tennis to Build Your Business
Racquet Sports Industry, July, 2011 (page 24 in digital issue)

Pioneers in Tennis: Peggy Beard: Transforming the Court-Building Business
Article on Peggy Beard, past chairman of ASBA, first woman to become a CTCB, past majority owner of Welch Tennis Courts
Racquet Sports Industry Magazine, July 2011

Repair, Resurface or Rebuild?
When your court needs minor work &mdsah; or more detailed attention and the symptoms to watch for
Park & Rec Business, July 2011

Family Fun: Page 48
10U Tennis as a Marketing Tool to Make Your Courts Family Destinations
Racquet Sports Industry, June, 2011

Pioneers in Tennis: Bob Lee, King of the Clay Courts
Article on Robert Lee, founder of Lee Tennis and one of the first members of ASBA
Racquet Sports Industry Magazine, May 2011

Saving on Court Maintenance
When does it pay to D-I-Y, and when does it pay to pay the pros?
PTR Tennis Pro, March/April, 2011

Distinguished Facilities of the Year Award Winners: Hard Court Facilities: Page 32
Racquet Sports Industry, March, 2011

Making your tennis facility welcoming to new players: Page 24
Can your tennis facility actually welcome beginners, or is it intimidating? Here are some ideas for making it more user-friendly
Racquet Sports Industry, March, 2011

Crack repair systems: A beginner's guide: Page 26
Court cracking is a fact of life, but how you choose to address it will depend upon the type of crack, your surface and more. ASBA and RSI begin a series of articles discussing various crack repair methods and systems on the market.
Racquet Sports Industry, March, 2011

Equipment check: Maintaining your tennis court equipment for better long-term results: Page 28
Want to save some money? Take care of your court maintenance equipment. It's better for the court, and better for your bottom line.
Racquet Sports Industry, March, 2011

Color Coordination: Trends in court colors and how they affect the game: Page 32
Learn the latest trends in court colors, and get ideas for interesting combinations that can give your facility a new punch.
Racquet Sports Industry, March, 2011

QuickStart To Go: Bringing tennis to unexpected settings: Page 34
Want to grow the game inside your facility? Try bringing the game to the public using the QuickStart format. Builders and TSRs share their ideas for how to do it.
Racquet Sports Industry, March, 2011

Resource Guide: Sites to use, books to read and numbers to call when you have court questions: Page 36
Your court needs help but you don't know where to start. Here are the important contacts you'll need to get ready for the busy season.
Racquet Sports Industry, March, 2011

Acing the Location: Finding the Right Venue For Your Tennis Event
Want to plan a great tennis event? It takes more than finding a court to play on. Use inside information from the industry experts to help you narrow your search.
Sports Destination Management, January/February 2011

Construction Digital
(An overview of the sports facility construction industry and the vital role ASBA and its members have played through the years)
Association Profile: American Sports Builders Association, December 2010
(page 45 of digital issue)

All-Access Pass: Creating Seating Opportunities for Spectators of All Abilities
Going beyond the ADA requirements to create handicap-accessible seating to make your facility welcoming to all
Athletic Management (weekly blog: October 25, 2010)

DIY Or Call the Pros?
How to know when you can fix something yourself, and when it's more prudent to call in an industry expert
Racquet Sports Industry, September 2010

Meeting the Challenges for Wheelchair Play
Create a better environment for your wheelchair tennis players
Racquet Sports Industry, September 2010

Helping Your Tennis Courts Spring Forward
It's that time again. Your players are coming out of hibernation, spring leagues are starting and you need to get your courts in shape. Consider this your primer for how to do it.
PTR Tennis Pro Magazine, May/June 2010

No-Fault Construction: Look beneath the surface when choosing a sports facility contractor
A tennis court isn't a parking lot. A running track isn't a sidewalk. An athletic field isn't a patch of grass. It takes know-how and expertise, as well as industry experience, to build one. Picking a contractor should be handled with care. here's what to look for.
Athletic Business Magazine, April 2010

Posting Time
How to and maintain tennis net posts, and when replacement is necessary
Racquet Sports Industry, March 2010

Is Your Facility a Tennis Hangout?
Increase your facility's social life and make it a more popular gathering spot for players before, during and after games.
Racquet Sports Industry Magazine, March 2010

Public Enemies
Keep your facility safe (or at least safer) from vandalism and mischief-makers by following a few easy rules.
Racquet Sports Industry Magazine, March 2010

What You Need to Know About Windscreen
It adds a lot to your game, and if you never notice it, it's really doing its job.
Racquet Sports Industry Magazine, March 2010

Find What You Need on the ASBA Website
Use the new enhanced features to find contractors, products, regional specialists and more.
Racquet Sports Industry Magazine, March 2010

Tennis Anyone?
Planning a tennis tournament takes a lot more than looking for a free court. Here's how to evaluate the facilities available and choose one that is right for you.
Sports Destination Management, September/October 2009

Social Service
Create opportunities to interact and "social spaces" and you’ll encourage people to play more tennis and hang around your facility.
Racquet Sports Industry Magazine, September 2009

Is That Normal?
When you have questions about your new courts or maintenance, don’t hesitate to check with your contractor.
Racquet Sports Industry Magazine, September 2009

Supreme Courts
Tennis courts are vulnerable to all sorts of damage. What can you do to keep yours protected?
Parks and Recreation, August 2009

The Supreme Court
Public facilities get a lot of use, and often, a lot of abuse as well. Here's how to protect your court and keep it looking and playing its best.
NRPA Magazine, August 2009

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.
Racquet Sports Industry Magazine, May 2009

Trick Out Your Courts!
You can spruce up your facility in just a few days and make it even more appealing for players.
Racquet Sports Industry Magazine, March 2009

Inside Information
Maintain your indoor courts properly and you’ll ensure that players will keep coming back.
Racquet Sports Industry Magazine, March 2009

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.
Racquet Sports Industry Magazine, March 2009

Cracking Up?
All hard courts will crack eventually, and when they do, have a professional evaluate the situation and suggest a remedy.
Racquet Sports Industry Magazine, March 2009

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? What is the difference between resurfacing, repair and reconstruction, for example?
Racquet Sports Industry Magazine, March 2009

Building A Business
Certified Tennis Court Builders — or CTCBs — are becoming more and more important in the construction field.
Racquet Sports Industry Magazine, March 2009

Unstable Building?
Spiraling costs mean that suppliers, contractors and clients can expect to feel the pinch.
Racquet Sports Industry Magazine, November 2008

Building Boom
The upsurge in tennis is providing more building and renovating opportunities, but court builders need to market themselves now.
Racquet Sports Industry Magazine, May 2008

Building Blocks
In court construction, expect more surface changes, courts specifically for beginning players, and “green” tennis facilities.
Racquet Sports Industry Magazine, March 2008

Organizational Movement: Industry People
For the last 20 years, Carol Hogan has guided the ASBA to new levels of professionalism and influence.
Racquet Sports Industry Magazine, January 2008

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.
Racquet Sports Industry Magazine, April 2007

Comfort Level
Make your tennis facility friendly for beginning players and you’ll have them coming back for more — and bringing their friends.
Racquet Sports Industry Magazine, March 2007

2007 Court Construction and Maintenance Guide: Amenities and Accessories for Your Court
There are a number of factors to consider when deciding what tennis court accessories and amenities to add, as well as which maintenance equipment to purchase. Here's a quick guide to what you'll need, and why.
Racquet Sports Industry Magazine, March 2007

Keep It Clean
No matter what type of courts you have, regular maintenance is a must.
Racquet Sports Industry Magazine, March 2006

Fix the Cracks
How you should take care of cracked courts depends on why they cracked in the first place.
Racquet Sports Industry Magazine, March 2006

Expanding Horizons
After much consideration and examining your available space — not to mention your available cash flow — you’ve decided to add another court or two. So what’s next? You obviously have a lot to think about Consider this your step-by-step decision-making manual.
Racquet Sports Industry Magazine, March 2006

Tennis' Boom Time
Is your player population aging? Keeping your baby-boomers happy will lead to more business for your facility.
Racquet Sports Industry Magazine, May 2005

           

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