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ASBA Announces Publication of 2015 Tennis Courts Manual

3 Aug, 2015


Publication Will Provide a Resource to Organizations Exploring Constructing or Expanding Tennis Facilities

The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders, designers and suppliers of materials for tennis courts, running tracks, sports fields and indoor and outdoor synthetic sports surfaces, has announced the publication of the 8th edition of Tennis Courts: A Construction and Maintenance Manual.

Copies of the new edition of the book are expected to be available August 1, 2015 and will cost $44.95 each. Books can be ordered by contacting the Association directly at 866-501-ASBA (2722), or by going to the website, www.sportsbuilders.org. The Tennis Courts manual also is available in digital format at the website.  

The 2015 edition, published jointly by the ASBA and the U.S. Tennis Association, includes key updates to many areas of court construction and maintenance, including post-tension concrete tennis courts, LED lighting, 36- and 60-foot courts and much more. The manual includes user-friendly technical information on all aspects of courts at all types of tennis facilities and clubs, including design, budgeting and planning, site requirements, drainage, surface selection, construction, maintenance, repair, amenities, accessories, court-building grant information and more.  

A panel of tennis court construction experts spent the last two years updating the 320-page manual from the 2012 edition, and it is considered an invaluable resource for anyone planning, building or considering a tennis facility, in addition to providing key information on maintenance, repair and renovation. Nearly 60 original drawings help illustrate construction, renovation and maintenance methods. 

The book is a key resource for all builders, design professionals, specifiers, contractors, suppliers, and owners/users, including schools, colleges, parks and recreation departments, club owners and managers, and current and prospective owners of residential tennis courts.  

The ASBA is a non-profit association helping designers, builders, owners, operators and users understand quality athletic facility construction. The Association sponsors informative meetings, publishes newsletters, books and technical construction guidelines and keeps its members updated on developments in the industry. The Association recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. Additional information is available from the Association at 9 Newport Drive, Suite 200, Forest Hill, MD 21050. The phone numbers are 866-501-ASBA (2722) or 410-730-9595, and the fax number is 410-730-8833. The ASBA also may be reached electronically via its website: www.sportsbuilders.org, or by e-mail at info@sportsbuilders.org.

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