Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) May 28, 2011
When the 81st U.S. Open National Volleyball Championships begin here on Saturday, May 29, the Phoenix Convention Center—and Sport Court®—will be the center of the volleyball world.
Forty volleyball courts under one roof make the event possible, turning the convention center into a volleyball festival.
USA Volleyball will again count on longtime partner Sport Court to bring in the red, white and blue playing surfaces for these championships.
It will be Sport Court’s 21st year as the official playing surface for the USA Open National Volleyball Championships.
The games run through June 5.
Sport Court is providing its Response™ high performance court system, the equivalent of 135,000 square feet. Nearly a quarter of a million Response modular court tiles will be installed in the Phoenix Convention Center, where men and women volleyball players from throughout the world will gather for the event.
There are 29 playing categories for both men and women, starting with Men’s and Women’s Open and going to Women’s Age 60 and over and Men’s age 75 and over.
“The championships provide a place for players of every age and ability,” said B. J. Evans, USA Volleyball manager of media relations and publications. She added that the tournament also includes several previous NCAA® and professional athletes.
“It’s truly gratifying that men and women—some of them 70 years and older—can play on our Response surface with a system engineered to provide the utmost safety in a playing court,” said Ron Cerny, President and CEO of Connor Sport Court International.
“Our Response playing surface is a state-of-the-art engineered polymer surface, which has Lateral Forgiveness™ for player safety while at the same time providing the resiliency needed in this fast-moving sport,” Cerny said. “Our engineers constantly develop and improve this court system, making it the indisputable choice for volleyball players the world over.”
USA Volleyball has showcased its U.S. Open National Volleyball Championships since the organization’s founding in 1928. Except for 1943 and 1944 during the height of World War II, the Open has been a mainstay celebrating adult volleyball nationally. The event is one of the largest national championships in any sport in the United States.
USA Volleyball’s Evans said close to 5000 individuals and 541 teams will take part. Some will be coming from as far away as Brazil, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and Canada, as well as virtually every state within the U.S. For more information go to:
About Connor Sport Court International
More athletic events are played on Connor Sport Court surfaces than on any other sports flooring in the world. Connor sports floors have established themselves as the standard for professional and collegiate sports since the company was founded in 1872. Sport Court® is a registered trade mark of Connor Sport Court International. Since 1974, it has identified the original and authentic modular sport surface, continuously improved and patented to provide the highest levels of quality and performance.
For more Sport Court information contact:
Jeff Morton, Marketing Manager, Connor Sport Court