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DecoTurf Surface Chosen for Davis Cup Tie

The Japan Tennis Association has chosen DecoTurf when Japan plays host to India in the Davis Cup World Group semifinals.

September 16, 2011-Andover, MA – The Japan Tennis Association has chosen DecoTurf when Japan plays host to India in the Davis Cup World Group semifinals. The Tie will take place September 16-18, 2011, at the Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan.

The Davis Cup, run by the International Tennis Federation, is the premier international team event in men’s tennis. The tournament was conceived in 1899 by four members of the Harvard University tennis team who wished to challenge the British to a tennis competition. The first match, between the United States and Great Britain was held at the Longwood Cricket Club in Boston, Massachusetts in 1900. Japan is the latest among several national tennis teams, including China, Greece, Canada, and the United States, who have recently chosen DecoTurf for their Davis Cup venues.

“DecoTurf is honored to be chosen as the surface for this prestigious match”, said John Graham, DecoTurf’s Managing Director. “And we are very pleased that our exclusive certified builder distributor, Sports Surface Company, LTD of Japan has installed the DecoTurf surface. The dedicated workers from Sports Surface have done excellent work to ensure an outstanding playing surface for this Davis Cup Tie.”

DecoTurf, the ultimate cushioned acrylic tennis surface, has been applied on thousands of tennis courts around the world. DecoTurf is selected for use at the world’s most prestigious tournaments including the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, and at the Billie Jean King USTA National Tennis Center, site of the US Open since 1978. Selected for its consistency, durability, maximum player comfort and custom-tailored speed of play, it is just the fairest test of competitive skill.

For product information and DecoTurf system specifications, please contact:

Noboru Hatori
Sports Surface Company
Daiichitouei Building 4-4-3 Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo-ku
Tokyo, Japan
81-3-6202-0757
hatori@decoturf.co.jp

John Graham
978-623-9980, Ext. 231
j.graham@decoturf.com

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