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DecoTurf is the Surface of the US Open

The 2011 US Open marks the 34th consecutive year that the world-renowned Grand Slam has selected DecoTurf as the playing surface.  The US Open was originally played on grass until the original host, the West Side Tennis Club, switched to clay courts in 1975.

Andover, MA – August 29, 2011 – The 2011 US Open marks the 34th consecutive year that the world-renowned Grand Slam has selected DecoTurf as the playing surface.

The US Open was originally played on grass until the original host, the West Side Tennis Club, switched to clay courts in 1975. In 1978, when the event moved to its current home at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, the court surface changed again, this time to the current full cushioned Pro DecoTurf.

DecoTurf is selected year after year at the US Open, the best-attended annual sporting event in the world, primarily because the DecoTurf tennis court surface is well suited to many different players and styles.

Jim Curley, US Open Tournament Director said, “The US Open and DecoTurf are a natural partnership, providing one of the world’s premier court surfaces at one of the world’s most prestigious tournaments.”

ESPN.com has noted that “… the U.S. Open puts competitors on equal footing. Literally. The tournament’s DecoTurf II playing surface caters to heavy hitters and speedy scramblers alike.”Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

USA Today in an article entitled “Favorite Surface” said “It suits a lot of players. It yields truer bounces that don’t sit up too high or stay too low. It’s just a fair surface.”

The New York Times commented, “The hardcourt of choice is the Pro DecoTurf system. This surface is selected for its consistency, ease of maintenance and durability. It also offers the ability to control the courts’ footing and ball speed.”

Tennis Magazine added, “The DecoTurf II courts have come to be seen as the fairest, if not the most appealing surface on which to crown a champion.”

DecoTurf is the most recognized tennis court surface in the world. DecoTurf’s multi-layer cushioned tennis surface has been selected for use at the world’s most prominent events including the two most-recent Olympic Games, Davis Cup, Fed Cup, the Olympus US Open Series tournaments. DecoTurf is also an Official Surface of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association and the Professional Tennis Registry.

For more information on DecoTurf visit www.decoturf.com or call 800-332-6178.
Contact:
John Graham
978-623-9980, Ext. 231
j.graham@decoturf.com

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