Plexipave UK - Decoturf
DecoTurf – Non Porous Acrylic Sports Surface
Plexipave UK install DecoTurf Courts.
DecoTurf is a brand of California Sports Surfaces.
The Systems can be installed indoors or outdoors.
Official Surface for US Open since 1978.
Provides a consistent bounce, sure footing and shock absorption.
The DecoTurf System
DecoTurf tennis court surfaces are regularly chosen for use at the world’s most prestigious events.
Selected for the US Open since 1978, the London 2012 Paralympic Games, and the 2004 Athens Olympics have all been played on Decoturf.
The DecoTurf tennis court surfacing installation techniques create a faster speed of play than our other surfaces, and a textured acrylic surface that is highly resistant to weather and ultraviolet degradation.
DecoTurf has authorised applicator partners around the globe that are trained to install one of the most recognised tennis court surfaces in the world on either macadam or concrete sub-bases.
The US Open
The grounds of the US Open hold a total of 22 courts consisting of four “show courts” (Arthur Ashe, Louis Armstrong, Grandstand and Court 17), 13 field courts and five practice courts.
The main court is the 22,547-seat Arthur Ashe Stadium which opened in 1997. It is named after Arthur Ashe, the African-American tennis player who won the men’s final of the inaugural US Open in 1968.
The next largest court is the Louis Armstrong Stadium, opened in 1978, extensively renovated from the Singer Bowl, which was built for the 1964 New York World’s Fair.
It was the main stadium from 1978 to 1996. Its peak capacity neared 18,000 seats, but was reduced to 10,200 by the removal of the upper tiers of seating after the opening of Arthur Ashe Stadium.
The third largest court is the 6,000-seat Grandstand, created when the rectangular Singer Bowl was transformed into the square Armstrong Stadium, leaving about a third of the Bowl available to become another venue.
The US Open Surface
Since 1978 the US Open is played on a hard court surface called Pro DecoTurf. It is a multi-layer cushioned surface and classified by the ITF as medium-fast (category 4), having slightly less friction and producing a lower bounce compared to other hard courts.
Each year, before the start of the tournament, the courts are resurfaced.
In 2005, all US Open and US Open Series tennis courts were given blue inner courts to make it easier to see the ball on television; the outer courts remained green.
Plexipave UK represents California Sports Surfaces in the UK & Ireland. We are the exclusive authorised agent for DecoTurf – the same acrylic tennis court surface used at the US Open.
- The DecoTurf system, an advanced tennis surfacing systems designed to provide players with the highest levels of surface performance for competition and cushioning for safe training.
- The Colour Finish is an all-weather, durable quick-drying colour surfacer that provides superior resistance to deterioration from ultra-violet rays.
- DecoTurf is a 100% acrylic latex colour intense sports surface
- Formulated for use over dense tarmac and concrete.
The Official Surface for The US Open tournament. DecoTurf was selected for use at Flushing Meadows in 1978 offering exceptional traction as well as accurate bounce encouraging high-performance.
We offer numerous surfacing options for Sports Courts:
- Multi-layer tennis court surfaces.
- Basketball Court surfaces.
- Acrylic surfaces for roller hockey.
We can accommodate all types of play at competitive pricing. Whether you are a tournament director or a college coach, an architect or a homeowner, demand DecoTurf surface systems. If you want to play like a pro, make sure you’re playing on a Deco surface.
DecoTurf has a well-established network of authorized applicators and distributors around the world. Contact us today for help selecting the Deco acrylic surfaces that are right for you and a qualified Applicator to build your court.