Tennis Court Construction – Commercial

Although the base of tennis courts can be of road base and asphalt or concrete, Recreational Surfacing Pty Ltd prefer to use a concrete slab. Concrete tennis courts technology has changed dramatically whereby the numerous expansion joints are not necessary. Depending on site conditions the normal slab is 100mm thick reinforced with F72 mesh. The strength of the concrete is 25mpa.

The normal construction of a tennis court: The land is graded to give a 1% fall either diagonally (preferred) across the court, lengthways but not a two way fall from the centre.

The site is excavated

The site is excavated

The reinforcing mesh is laid

The reinforcing mesh is laid

The concrete is pumped to the site

The concrete is pumped to the site

The fencing is erected

The fencing is erected

The lights are supplied and installed

The lights are supplied and installed

The surface is laid either Tru-flex (Tennis Court Construction)

Tru-flex is manufactured in Australia under licence from America by Dulux Pty Ltd. As you may be aware Dulux Pty Ltd is owned by ICI Australia Pty Ltd, one of Australia’s largest companies. Dulux also offer a six year warranty on the Tru-flex surface as well as the warranty offered by Recreational Surfacing Pty Ltd. Tru-flex is probably the finest recreational acrylic surface available in the world today. Recreational Surfacing Pty Ltd has been using Tru-flex for the past 22 years. Tru-flex is 100% sand filled acrylic emulsion that has surfaced over 5500 sporting venues throughout Australia over the years. The product is totally non slip in wet or dry conditions, has duller colour pigmentation for lower eye fatigue and utilises a specially rounded silica sand that gives a surface that does not unnecessarily abrade shoes. Specially reinforced colour pigments give the surface a sharp colour that will not fade under the severe ultra violet rays of the sun.

Tru-flex

or PACIFIC GRASS (Tennis Court Construction)

Pacific Grass is a 100% polypropylene fibre tufted into a polypropylene woven heat set ultraviolet stabilised backing. This backing is then coated with a styrene butadine rubber latex. Pacific Grass insures a cool glare free surface which minimises leg fatigue yet still allows consistent ball bounce.

A number of large Australian company’s have come together in the manufacture of this product including ICI Plastics Pty Ltd one of the worlds biggest chemical companies that produces the virgin polypropylene granules. Ciba Chemicals and Grass Manufacturers Pty Ltd extrude the polypropylene granules and add the colorants and ultraviolet stabilisers. Mattex International Group is one of the world’s fastest growing textile polyolefin converting companies supplies the woven polypropylene for the primary backing. Rubber Latex Pty Ltd provides the butadiene rubber for the secondary backing.

With the support of these large companies Pacific Grass is manufactured. The principals of this company have had over 27 years experience in synthetic grass tennis courts. Our laying of the synthetic grass has been fine tuned over these 27 years to a stage where long warranties can be very confidently offered.

Pacific Grass is laid in 3.66 metre strips (12 foot strips). The longitudinal lines are actually tufted into the Pacific Grass which cuts down dramatically on the number of seams incurred on tennis court installation.

Specially graded and washed silica sand from a quarry in Newcastle is broomed into the pile. This sand is specially rounded and graded to ensure that it is non abrasive and does not “powder”. Approximately 14 tonnes of sand shall be utilised.

PACIFIC GRASS


TRU-FLEX REFERENCES

Cheltenham Girls School
_4
Willoughby Girls School
2
Rose Bay Convent
6
Christian Bros Burwood
2
PLC Pymble
9
St Catherine’s School
4
Shore School
4
Sydney Boys High
4
Sydney Anglican Schools
15
Ascham Girls School
5
Riverview College
9
Penrose Tennis Club
4
University of NSW
6
Burwood Council
Inaburra High School
2
Queenwood Girls School
4
Ravenswood Girls School
4
Peninsular Grammar
2
St Clares College Waverley
3
Oak Flats Tennis Club
2
The Kings School
14
Scots College
5
(basketball)
6
Sydney Grammar School
8
Barker College
8
Bede Polding College
6
Terrigal Tennis Club
2
Hornsby/Killara Association
6
Tumut Tennis Association
4
Wollongong Tennis Association
12
Braidwood Tennis Club
4
Forster Tennis Association
10
Erowal Bay Tennis Club
3
Clarence Tennis Association
2
Gallagher Civil Engineering
3
Copacabana Tennis Club
2
W McNamara Pty Ltd
2
Manly Warringah Tennis Assoc
10
Condux Pty Ltd
2
Department Sport & Recreation:
Richard Crooks & Associates
4
Jindabyne
4
Concord Council
6
Narrabeen
12
Marrickville Council
15
Wagga Wagga
2
Civil & Civic Pty Ltd
4
Astra Chemicals
2
Sporting Services Construction
16
Multiplex Contracting
6
Lae Golf Club PNG
4
Stewart Bros
4
Taree City Council
12
George Kypreos Const
2
St Paul’s Manly
2
Gosford City Council
35
Loretto Girls School Kirribilli
4
Australian Embassy Laos
1
Liverpool City Council
12
City of Sydney Council
65
Trinity Grammar
4
Central Coast Grammar
4
St Gregorys College
4
Castle Hill High School
4
Wattle Grove Public School
Five Dock Public School
Asquith Public School
Northbridge Public School
Beaumond Road Public School
Lindfield Public School
Barker College
11
Knox College
4

 

The 4 courts for Ravenswood were surfaced in 1978 and resurfaced in 1990. The 6 courts for Hornsby/Killara were first surfaced in 1978, resurfaced in 1984 and resurfaced again in 1991. The 12 courts for Wollongong Tennis Association were first surfaced in 1978, resurfaced in 1985 and resurfaced again in 1992. 2 courts for Lower Clarence Tennis Association, Yamba were first surfaced in 1980 and resurfaced in 1992. 10 courts for Manly Warringah Tennis Association were first surfaced in 1982 and resurfaced in 1991. 12 courts for Department Sport and Recreation, Narrabeen Fitness Centre were first surfaced in 1979, resurfaced in 1985 and resurfaced again in 1992. 9 courts for Pymble Ladies College. These were done over a period of 6 years. 7 courts for Frencham Girls School first surfaced in 1984 and resurfaced in 1992. 4 courts for Sydney Boys High were first surfaced in 1977 and resurfaced in 1989. 5 courts for the Macquarie University were first surfaced in 1978 and resurfaced in 1988.

Please note also we have surfaced numerous courts for Tennis Associations, private individuals and Councils.


PACIFIC GRASS REFERENCES

Griffith Tennis Association – 4 courts Gloucester Tennis Club – 4 courts
St Anthony’s Tennis Club – 4 courts 4 Seasons Hotel Bali – 2 courts
The Palms Tennis Centre – 6 courts Narraweena Tennis Club – 4 courts
Crestwood Tennis Club – 4 courts Academy of Sport Narrabeen – 2
Queenwood Girls School – 2 courts Manly Warringah Tennis Association –
5 Australand Properties – 6 courts Elanora Country Club – 4 courts
Tahiti Tennis Club – 2 courts
Australian Embassies:
– Tokyo
– Seoul
– Apia
– Phonepi
– Suva
Black Springs Tennis Club – 2 courts
Southerland Council – 12 courts
Pymble Ladies College – 4 courts
Fijian Hotel – 4 courts
The Kings School – 4 courts
Lismore Tennis Club – 3 courts Bridgine College – 2 courts
N.S.W Department Sport Narrabeen Sheraton Hotel Fiji – 4 courts
Kangaroo Valley Tennis Club – 2 courts Suva City Council – 4 courts
Kenthurst Tennis Club – 6 courts East Albury Tennis Club 4 courts
Tennis Northern Beaches – 4 courts Elanora Heights Tennis Club – 4 courts
Terrey Hills Tennis Assoc – 2 courts Sydney Girls High School – 2 courts
Freeport Mine Papua NG –

2 courts & 2 soccer fields

Belrose Tennis Club – 2 courts
Barker College – 6 courts

 

These are a few of our references should you require more please contact our office.

RECREATIONAL SURFACING PTY LIMITED

WILLIAM MORTLOCK

Managing Director

Director Sports Contractors Association Limited of Australia