It’s been my goal for a long time to bring this kind of surface to the game, but I waited for the right time, the right company, the right partner, the right spot in our business...now, with TigerTurf, that time has arrived.
Austin, TX (PRWEB) June 30, 2010
Popular at every level of tennis in Australia, Asia and Europe, the most advanced, proven synthetic turf tennis system – manufactured by TigerTurf -- is now being adopted in the U.S.
TigerTurf’s high performance tennis system and other technology-driven sport surfaces are now available through the company’s latest Authorized Representative, RhinoSports, a 10-year veteran in advanced technology sport flooring.
“We specifically sought out TigerTurf to introduce the right kind of synthetic turf court system for tennis customers at all levels in the U.S.,” said John Shaffer, President of RhinoSports, headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz.
“TigerTurf delivers the ideal synthetic grass system -- the right kind of bounce, the ideal traction and foot feel, aesthetics and longevity. We’ve already gotten great feedback from everyone testing it here. One retired pro said it’s the best surface he’s played on and he won’t play on anything else!” continued Shaffer, who has been in the sport surfacing business for 22 years.
RhinoSports recently completed its first TigerTurf tennis court installation in Paradise Valley, Ariz., for Paul and Nancy Colletti. And it’s gotten a phenomenal reception, according to John Byron, former tennis pro and sales manager for RhinoSports’ tennis division. “This product is the right surface for all player types. Its footing is perfect; it’s a soft court so it’s easy on the joints. The bounce is consistent – similar to a hard court. And it’s aesthetically beautiful – pristine with crisp, white lines. Frankly it’s exceeded all my expectations!”
Byron added that the TigerTurf tennis product, which has been underfoot the Davis Cup, WTA, ATP and other world class tennis events, has proven its ability to deliver high performance attributes for 15+ years with little maintenance needs.
“TigerTurf has a 29-year history of manufacturing these systems, which have been widely adopted in Australia, New Zealand and Europe,” Byron noted.
Shaffer, who himself played competitively and continues to play daily, said, “It’s been my goal for a long time to bring this kind of surface to the game, but I waited for the right time, the right company, the right partner, the right spot in our business...now, with TigerTurf, that time has arrived.”
Similarly, TigerTurf is enthused to have RhinoSports as an Authorized Representative. “The company’s 10 years of developing and installing advanced technology sport surfaces will benefit so many of our customers,” said Charles Fleishman, Vice President of TigerTurf Americas. “RhinoSports values what we value: innovation and customer service – it’s a great fit.”
In the U.S., because so many hard court surfaces are in need of repair, Byron said he anticipates the TigerTurf synthetic grass courts will be an ideal solution. “Performance, upkeep, life span, ease of maintenance, aesthetic appeal…the product is a winner. And it’s applicable to all levels, all ages, beginner to pro, young to old.”
In addition to synthetic turf tennis courts, RhinoSports will install TigerTurf systems – playgrounds, sport fields, tracks, etc. -- for schools, teams, municipalities and more. “We’re excited to bring TigerTurf into schools and communities,” said Junior Bryant, head of business development for RhinoSports. “It’s an exceptional product that allows them to maximize their recreational space with a surface that delivers much more than asphalt, from performance and multi-use characteristics to safety and aesthetic appeal.”
Bryant, a former defensive lineman with the San Francisco 49ers, came to RhinoSports after working with the company on a charity sports surfacing project in Ghana. “This is an exciting business we’re in, bringing advanced technology surfaces that offer high value and a wealth of benefits to so many,” he stated.
With a decade of experience in engineering and installing advanced technology sport surfacing solutions, Scottsdale-Ariz., based RhinoSports provides court construction, building, installation and resurfacing for a wide range of sports and athletic flooring needs. The list includes basketball court and gym flooring, tennis courts, putting greens, golf greens, volleyball courts, garage flooring, athletic fitness sports flooring, indoor/outdoor gymnasiums, multi-purpose facilities, special events and more. From professional to family fun, the company serves customers throughout the U.S.
TigerTurf is one of the world’s largest synthetic turf manufacturers, with operations in the United States of America, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. The company has a global network of manufacturing facilities serving customers in over 85 countries.
TigerTurf develops, manufactures, and markets turf solutions for soccer, American football, field hockey, lacrosse, tennis, golf and numerous other sport and landscaping surfaces. Many of the company’s products have passed the stringent testing requirements of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), International Hockey Fédération (FIH), International Tennis Federation (ITF), International Rugby Board (IRB), World Bowls and other sport governing bodies. As a leader in the industry, TigerTurf products are made with components from TenCate, the leading manufacturer of synthetic turf components.
TigerTurf Americas, headquartered in Austin, Texas, distributes customized and standard turf solutions throughout North and South America for sports and landscape applications.
For more information, please visit http://www.tigerturfworld.com.