Andover, MA – The organizers of the 2012 London Paralympic Tennis Event have chosen DecoColor as the new tennis court surface. The event will take place September 1-8 at Eton Manor, north of the London Olympic Park.
The new tennis venue at Eton Manor was the only facility constructed specifically for this year’s Paralympic Games, as the Olympic Tennis Events were played on grass courts. The brand new 10,500 seat venue features three show courts, nine competition courts and four practice courts.
The singles and doubles events will include 112 players from 31 countries competing for six gold medals. Esther Vergeer of the Netherlands is the top seed in the women’s singles as Shingo Kunieda of Japan will aim to keep his men’s singles title against France’s Stephane Houdet.
Sebastian Coe, The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Chair said, “’Wheelchair Tennis has proved to be one of our most popular tickets, and the venue at Eton Manor will be a fantastic setting to showcase some truly world-class athletes.”
DecoTurf’s multi-layer tennis surfaces have been selected for use at the world’s most prestigious events including the US Open since 1978, the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games, Davis Cup and Fed Cup matches, and at many of the finest facilities around the world. It is simply unmatched in providing a full depth resilient surface with precise speed control. The surface offers unique play characteristics, providing maximum player comfort, and exceptional durability. DecoTurf has authorized applicators around the globe that are trained to install the surface that is known for its, true ball bounce, low maintenance, vibrant long lasting colors, and overall customer value.