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CSS is the first tennis and track surfacing manufacturer to earn the American Sports Builder’s Association (ASBA) Supplier Certificate of Distinction
Andover, Massachusetts, June 26, 2015 – California Sports Surfaces™ (CSS), a leading manufacturer of sports surfaces , is pleased to announce that they have become the first tennis and track surfacing manufacturer to earn the American Sports Builder’s Association (ASBA) Supplier Certificate of Distinction. This acknowledgement is designed to recognize ASBA Supplier Division members that demonstrate an understanding of the standards of design, construction and maintenance in the sports surfacing industry. The award also shows CSS’s contribution to the betterment of the ASBA, while meeting and/or exceeding participation goals and requirements.
CSS was a founding member of the ASBA (established in 1965 as the United States Tennis and Track Builders Association) and since that time, is proud to have taken an active leadership and advocate role within the volunteer organization. Over the years, CSS representatives have held many positions within the ASBA and currently sit on the Board of Directors. “California Sports Surfaces success as a manufacturer is a direct result of our outstanding sales, technical support, customer service, and manufacturing teams”, said John Graham, the Managing Director of CSS. “We are grateful to be partnered with our experienced customer builder members of the ASBA who install our sports surfaces around the globe. We reap great value from our membership in the ASBA, and look forward to continuing to support this organization.”
More professional and recreational tennis is played on CSS brand surfaces than any other courts in the world.
CSS is the world’s leading supplier of acrylic athletic surfacing. In addition to Plexicushion, DecoTurf and Rebound Ace, CSS also manufactures Plexitrac®, a superior track surface system for full performance athletic facilities and has recently acquired Premier Court®, Guardian® Crack Repair and Premier Sports Coatings™ (formerly Latex-ite® Recreational Coatings) to add to its stable of elite surfacing systems. For more information, visit www.californiasportssurfaces.com.
Headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts, California Products is a leading manufacturer of California Paints®, Storm System®, and Muralo® architectural coatings, as well as the Sports Surfaces product lines. Fiberlock Technologies®, a wholly owned subsidiary, offers the broadest and most comprehensive product lines for mold remediation and lead encapsulation. For more information, visit www.calprocorp.com.
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AFFECT ON ACRYLIC COATINGS
As concrete tennis courts continue to become a more desired construction choice it is important to be educated in the various additives that can be added to the concrete mix.
Fly Ash is additive that is substituted for Portland Cement. It lowers cost, increases long-term strength, increases the working time for installation in hot weather and reduces ASR problems.
There have been concerns expressed about coating concrete surfaces containing Fly Ash based on older information. It is our opinion that properly designed concrete mix including fly ash do not cause a negative situation for the performance of our acrylic coatings.
The assumption of quality of the concrete installation continues that it will have:
- Adequate strength for the site
- A vapor barrier will be installed directly below the slab
- The water/cement ratio shall be < .45
- The concrete shall have a medium broom finish
- The concrete shall for at least 30 days prior to coating
- The specification for the proper primer shall be followed
Additional detailed information on Fly Ash is available at www.cement.org.
Please contact your local area manager for more information.
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Andover, Mass, USA, July 1, 2015 – California Sports Surfaces™ (CSS), the world’s leading supplier of sport surfacing brands DecoTurf®, Plexipave®, Plexitrac®, Rebound Ace®, Premier Sports Coatings™, Premier Court®, and Guardian Crack Repair® has announced that Steven Lock has been appointed to the position of Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand. Lock was previously Manager of Events, Partnerships and Strategy for CSS. Prior to joining CSS Steven was with Tennis Australia where he was responsible for National Infrastructure Strategy, Melbourne Park Redevelopment, and tennis court requirements for the Australian Open and Australian Open Series.
Lock’s additional responsibilities are a result of current Managing Director Chris Canty’s decision to transition to a reduced work schedule with CSS.
“Steve has done a fine job since joining our outstanding global team”, said John Graham, Managing Director of California Sports Surfaces.” He has brought his extensive tennis network to CSS resulting in growth and new tactical partners around the globe. We wish Chris well and thank him for his superior leadership, and the unparalleled construction and product knowledge that he has provided to our industry for many years.”
Steve will be based in at our new location, 4/149-155 Pascoe Vale Road, Moonee Ponds, Victoria 3039 and can be reached at email@example.com or 61 3 8560 0690 (O) or 61 411 348 091 (M).
Based in Andover, MA, USA, California Products Corporation is an innovative manufacturer of quality paints, coatings and sports surfacing systems. California Products is a leading producer of California Paints®, Storm System®, DecoTurf®, Plexipave®, Rebound Ace®, and Premier Sports Coatings™ . California Paints’ exterior house paint is consistently rated #1 in an independent national study. Storm System’s best-in-class exterior finishes are the most beautiful, long lasting exterior stains available. DecoTurf has been the official surface of the US Open since 1978. Plexipave is the official surface of many prestigious tournaments including the Australian Open. Rebound Ace is the surface of the Asian Games. Premier Group products are selected for use at the Memphis Open, and the International Premier Tennis League. Fiberlock Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of California Products, is the industry leader in mold remediation, lead & asbestos abatement, disaster restoration and disinfectant products.
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California Sports Surfaces (CSS) are delighted to announce that Plexipave UK Ltd have been rewarded for their stellar application of a Plexicushion project in Belfast, obtaining the Two-Star ITF recognition in the process.
Working in conjunction with Tennis Ireland & Belfast City Council, the Ozone Tennis Centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland had four indoor tennis courts resurfaced and was completed on time for the centre to re-open in January as part of a major refurbishment programme.
ITF Recognition is an acknowledgement that a court meets the recommendations provided in the ITF Guide to Test Methods for Tennis Court Surfaces, and is targeted at those venues where the standard of play demands the specification of precise playing characteristics.
To obtain Two-Star ITF Recognition, the average Court Pace Rating of the court must be within five points of the ITF Classified value for the surface product in addition to fulfilling the requirements for One-Star Recognition.
Plexipave is an acrylic, multi-layer coating system with each layer contributing a specific quality to the whole and it is engineered to provide the optimum surface in terms of performance, consistency, durability and maintenance. Plexicushion is the big brother of Plexipave and contains layers of liquid rubber in addition to the Plexipave system, providing increased player comfort.
Tennis Australia has chosen the Plexicushion system for the Australian Open since 2008, whilst Plexipave is also used for many worldwide ATP & WTA events.
The Belfast Ozone centre is not alone in choosing Plexipave. It is proving to extremely popular throughout the UK, with recent installations including courts for Bath University, Nottingham Tennis Centre, Edgbaston Priory Club, Queens Club, Batchwood Tennis Centre & The West Hants Club in Bournemouth.Read More »
California Sports Surfaces (CSS) are delighted to announce that our Rebound Ace Portable system has been chosen for the 2015 ATP St. Petersburg Open.
The tournament will be held against the backdrop of thousands of beautifully preserved historical buildings and its previous champions include Ernests Gulbis, Andy Murray and Marat Safin.
The choice of surface coincides with the restructure of the tournament itself, with its own return to the ATP tour after a year in the wilderness.
After a successful Fed Cup outing for the Russians in Poland earlier this year, the tournament organisers were encouraged to choose the new portable system that perfectly fits the quick turnaround that the tournament requires.
The entire surface itself is stored in a single container and can be installed in less than five hours by an efficient small team. The pre-coated, interlocking system offers the players premium cushion and comfort, while maximising their performance.
Steven Lock, Manager of Events, Partnerships and Strategy in Australia, spoke about the delight at adding another major tournament to the CSS belt, “after years of providing portable surfaces for WTA events and Fed and Davis Cup ties, it’s pleasing that the Russian tournament organisers and ATP have had the vision to embrace our world leading CSS portable system.”
The 20th edition of the tournament is set to take place between 21-27 of September at a new venue that was originally opened as a world-class basketball arena in 2013.
Stay tuned for more information as the tournament draws closer.
CSS portable systems are the perfect surface solution for exhibition matches in high profile venues that require a quick turnaround. Our premium coatings: Rebound Ace, Plexipave, DecoTurf, can all be applied on the interlocking wooden system, offering players premium cushion and comfort.Read More »
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.
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California Sports Surfaces Announces Acquisition of Latexite, Premier Court, and Guardian Crack Repair
Andover, Massachusetts, January 12, 2015 – California Products Corporation, a leading manufacturer of sports surfaces, architectural and environmental containment coatings has announced the acquisition of Latexite International Inc., Premier Concepts Inc., and Guardian Crack Repair Products, LLC.
Latexite International Inc. is a manufacturer of Latex-ite®, a sports surface coating system used for tennis, basketball, volleyball, badminton, and other multi-sport uses (Latex-ite® is a registered trademark of Dalton Enterprises, Inc.). Premier Concepts, incorporated in 1989 produces PREMIER COURT®, a patented manufactured composite that provides impact absorbing cushion which minimizes repetitive shock and reduces body stress.Guardian Crack Repair, originated in 2003 is designed to repair tennis court cracks and cracked sport surfaces. Innovators of “peel and seal” crack repair technology, Guardian is an advanced patented crack repair system used on thousands of asphalt and concrete surfaces around the world.
Their products can be found in a wide variety of markets: national stadiums, international tennis venues, resorts, clubs, schools, colleges, and private residences. These tennis surfaces have been selected at some of the world’s most prestigious events, including the Memphis Open, the International Premier Tennis League, Davis Cup and Fed Cup ties, and at many of the finest facilities around the globe. “This renews our commitment to providing quality products and exceptional service to today’s ever growing global tennis market”, remarked Andrew Schweibold, managing partner at Delos Capital, who owns California Products Corporation.
The acquisition of these brands strengthens the sports surfacing products provided by California Sports Surfaces (CSS) which includes Plexipave®, the surface of the Australian Open since 2008, DecoTurf® the surface of the US Open since 1978, Rebound Ace the surface of the Asian Games, and Plexitrac a superior track surface system for full performance athletic facilities. “This transaction offers a strategic fit that will add new products, brands, geographies and distribution channels to our existing footprint,” states California Products’ Chairman and CEO, Peter Longo. “We are committed to expansion and business augmentation. We will continue to seek out new market opportunities to advance our brands and products,” added Steven McMenamin the Company’s COO.
John Graham, Managing Director of CSS is pleased to announce that several individuals including Chris Rossi, President of Premier Concepts will be joining the California Sports Surfaces team in the areas of sales, customer service, distribution, and technical support. “We are very pleased to be joining CSS and the three most recognized tennis brands in the industry,” said Mr. Rossi, “Our brands are the perfect complement to Plexipave, DecoTurf and Rebound Ace.” The acquisition will add to California Sports Surfaces’ offerings. All of the products will be manufactured by California Products 160,000 square foot state of the art manufacturing facility to facilitate growth and efficiencies throughout the United States and the world.
Based in Andover, Massachusetts, California Products is a leading manufacturer of California Paints® and Storm System® architectural coatings, including 2010® and Fres-Coat® Velvet Flat, constantly rated the #1 exterior paint by a leading consumer magazine. Its Sports Surfaces Division is the world’s largest producer of acrylic athletic surfacing materials, primarily for tennis and running tracks. Fiberlock Technologies® offers the broadest and most comprehensive product lines for mold remediation and lead encapsulation. For more information, visit www.calprocorp.comRead More »
DecoTurf Portable will serve as the official court surface partner for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC GLOBAL, to be held at the Singapore Sports Hub from October 17-26, 2014.
CSS Portable surfaces are an exclusive creation for the WTA Finals Singapore and will now be made available for rent or purchase to other venues and installers.The cushioned, wooden surface features a seamless locking base and can be finished with any of CSS’s 3 brands; DecoTurf, Plexipave, or Rebound Ace. The system can fit in a single container for shipping and storing and can be installed in about 3 hours making it ideal for exhibition matches and Davis/Fed Cup ties.Read More »
Temperature is one of the major factors in successful installation of Water Based Latex recreational coatings systems.
Those of you located domestically in the US, know 2014 has been one wild year for weather thus far. Polar vortexes, rain, and cold temps have combined to make this sport surface installation season a nightmare, especially in the northeast. After a fleeting summer we look to milder, fall days and chilly nights which can greatly affect the installation process. Here are few reminders about installing acrylic surfaces in varying temperatures and weather conditions.Read More »