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Installation - Cushioned Acrylic | ColourWorks

Installation – Cushioned Acrylic

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Surface Installation - Cushioned Acrylic

Cushioned Acrylic Surfaces – Plexicushion & DecoTurf

  • We install both Plexicushion & DecoTurf.
  • Cushioned Acrylic Courts.
  • Cushioning is installed under an Acrylic surface.
  • Courts installed Indoors or Outdoors.
  • Multiple acrylic layers provide a Firm, Uniform & Durable surface.
  • Provides a Consistent Bounce, Sure Footing and Shock Absorption.
  • Enhances performance by Reducing Muscle Fatigue.
Cushioned Acrylic Surfaces

Cushioning is achieved by incorporating a layer of cushioning underneath an Acrylic Surface. This normally helps enhance performance by reducing muscle fatigue.

Both the Australian & US Opens are played on a Cushioned Acrylic Surface. Players like the combination of exceptional traction, accurate bounce and reduced fatigue.

Non Porous Acrylic
This type of surface is used throughout the tennis-playing world. Traditionally formed by multiple manual applications by means of a squeegee, to spread layers of coloured acrylic or resin materials on an impervious (non porous) macadam or concrete base.

The surface’s playing characteristics makes it suitable for all standards of play, up to the highest levels of competition (US and Australian Opens). The surface encourages and rewards good playing technique and so is also ideally suited for all levels of coaching and training.

In the UK this type of surface is normally found within indoor facilities and LTA Performance Centres.

Another important additional consideration for anyone choosing an acrylic surface is whether to incorporate cushioning.

Can either be provided in the form of in-situ laid rubber layers or preformed shockpads.

Whilst most impervious acrylic surface systems offer different amounts of built in cushioning, all but the most cushioned can still feel relatively hard compared to the protection provided by modern tennis shoes.

The shock absorbency properties of most thin layer cushioned systems are also temperature sensitive and may provide little improvement over non-cushioned courts for large parts of the year if laid outdoors. In the UK this type of surface is normally found within indoor facilities and LTA Performance Centres.

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Plexipave products are made of a seamless surface, free of seams and weak spots that can make other surfaces vulnerable to deterioration and extreme weather conditions.

Cushioning System
Combines the consistent bounce, sure footing, and outstanding durability of an Acrylic Surface with the innovative shock-absorbing properties of EPDM Rubber cushioning.

Special blend of latex, rubber and plastic particles, forms a resilient layer that absorbs body shock and reduces muscle fatigue.

Acrylic Surface
The 100% acrylic is laid over the plexicushion substrate. Providing a durable surface with a consistent and uniform bounce, long lasting colour. Speed of play can be customised to the required ITF specification.

The result is a sure-footed surface that dynamically responds to body impact and reduces fatigue on player’s legs ankles and feet.

(Visit – ITF – Tennis Court Pace)

Surface Speed
The speed of the surface is controlled and alterd by texturing agents incorporated into the surface; the coarser the texturing agent the slower the pace of the court.

It is often favoured as a middle ground – being faster than clay courts, but slower than grass and is often described as offering a true bounce for the benefit of hard-serving players who prefer a fast-paced match.

Plexicushion & DecoTurf

Plexipave UK are the exclusive authorised agent and installer for Plexicushion & DecoTurf in the UK & Ireland

Plexicushion & DecoTurf are considered among the world’s leading Acrylic Tennis Court Surface. Plexicushion, Plexipave & DecoTurf are some of California Sports Surfaces (CSS) best known products.

Multi-layer acrylic coating, the final product is richly coloured – ideal for indoor or outdoors courts. Capable of reacting to bounce and spin accurately, also the speed of the surface can be customised according to court requirements.

Plexicushion – Official Surface for The Australian Open Grand Slam. Sselected for use at Melbourne Park in 2008 because of it’s exceptional traction and accurate bounce, encouraging high-performance.

DecoTurf – Official Surface for The US Open Grand Slam. Sselected for use at Flushing Meadows in 1978 because it provides a good surface for a broader range of player styles, according to the ATA.


Plexicushion & DecoTurf products are supplied and installed by Plexipave UK. Our experienced and specialist applicators are part of CSS network of international agents that shares a commitment to quality products and excellent customer service.

We install:

  • Plexicushion & DecoTurf systems are advanced tennis surfacing systems designed to provide players with the highest levels of surface performance for competition and cushioning for safe training.
  • Since the mid-1980’s we’ve installed in many of the indoor centres in the UK including L.T.A. International High Performance Centres and High Performance Centres.

Surface Installation - Cushioned Acrylic