Recent News

9th October 2012
Murray Is Comfortable With Plexicushion - the Australian Open Surface

Andy Murray, semi-finalist at this year’s Australian Open and twice a beaten finalist, is intent on following on from his U.S. Open triumph with a second Grand Slam title in Melbourne in January.

Andy revealed: “I actually prefer the court at the Australian Open to the U.S. Open. And I prefer the balls they use as well. I think the surface at Melbourne Park is probably a little bit better for me.  I feel I played some of my best tennis there over the last few years.  I love the Rod Laver Arena, I like the conditions and it's a good court for me.”

 

8th June 2012
Plexicushion at the Priory

Plexicushion Prestige has recently been installed in the new six-court indoor facility at Edgbaston Priory Club, Birmingham. The High Performance Centre now has the same surface as the Australian Open tournament.

As part of major redevelopment plans for the club, the L.T.A. has invested up to £5m to support and develop the club's performance programme. The development will also include a permanent grass show court used for the pre-Wimbledon international AEGON classic women's event.

The cushioned base is a special blend of latex, rubber and plastic particles, forming resilient layers that absorb body shock and reduces muscle fatigue. The finished Plexipave surface is said to provide a consistent and uniform bounce, long lasting colour, outstanding durability and allows the speed of play to be specified.

Plexipave is the original manufacturer of acrylic tennis surfacing systems and was first installed in Boston, USA in 1953. Plexipave (UK) Ltd are the sole authorised distributors and installers in the UK & Ireland.