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Tennis Division Technical Articles

Tips for Maintaining Your Tennis Facility
Athletic Management, April 2018

ASBA's Library: How Can it Help You?:
Athletic Management, General, April 2018

No Certified Builder? What's Your Excuse?
Athletic Management, General, April 2018

After Hours: What You Can Do in Your Down-Time to Make Your Courts Shine
Tennis Industry, March 2018 Spring Court Construction Guide


Time is Money: Scheduling Your Projects, Maintenance and More
Tennis Industry, March 2018 Spring Court Construction Guide

What's On Your Bookshelf?
All kinds of questions find their way to you – but you just might not know the answers. Let the American Sports Builders Association help you out with some of its resources.
Athletic Management Supplement, November 2017

Synthetic Turf in Tennis Court Installations: An Emerging Market
Tennis court builders say there is merit in using synthetic in a variety of situations. All the idea needs is a push.
SportsTurf, October 2017

ASBA's Certification Program
Athletic Management, April 2017

Champions of Tennis: Tennis Court Contractor of the Year: Court One:
Tennis Industry, January 2017

Certification: Your Guide to Hiring a Specialty Contractor
Athletic Management, November 2016

Want to Add a School Logo to Your Court? Check the Rules First
Athletic Management, November 2016

US Open Pickleball Championships Set for Naples, Fla.
The inaugural US Open Pickleball Championships is set to take place in Naples, Fla., April 26-May 1, and it is already so explosively popular that its organizers are beyond excited.
Tennis Industry Magazine, April 2016: Page 10

Interview with Pete Smith, ASBA Chairman
Tennis Industry Magazine, March 2016: Page 22

LED on the Leading Edge
As the technology comes down in price, expect more facilities to take advantage of this eco-friendly alternative.
Tennis Industry Magazine, March 2016: Page 32

Annual Maintenance Planner
Use this yearly court maintenance schedule, reprinted from the latest edition of the "Tennis Courts" manual, to protect your investment.
Tennis Industry Magazine, March 2016: Page 35

ASBA: Let Us Be Your Resource
Athletic Management, March 2016

New Revenues from Your Tennis Courts
Athletic Management, December 2015

New Revenues from Tennis Courts? Think Inside the Lines
How to increase your revenue stream by adding 36- and 60-foot lines to your courts
Athletic Management Magazine, December 2015

Certification: Your Guide to Hiring a Sports Facility Contractor
Is it important to hire a certified builder? You bet. Here's why.
Athletic Management Magazine, December 2015

Synthetic Turf for Use in Tennis Courts
SportsTurf Magazine, December 2015

Tennis and Pickleball: Why Can't They Be Friends?
Insiders say the explosive growth of pickleball can be a positive for the tennis market
Tennis Industry, December 2015

Technical Terminology: The Difference Between Resurfacing, Reconstruction and More
Tennis Industry Magazine, March 2015

Good Fences Make Good Facilities
Tennis Industry, March 2015

The Hard Facts: Post-Tensioned Concrete
Tennis Industry Magazine, March 2015: Page 24

Evaluating Proposals for Resurfacing: What You Need to Know
Tennis Industry Magazine, March 2015:

On Track with Trends
There is so much to think about when constructing a new athletic facility, and it all starts with knowing the latest trends.
Athletic Management Magazine January 2015

All-Access Pass
There's a difference between a facility that's accessible, and one that is welcoming--not just to athletes with mobility limitations, but to spectators as well.
Athletic Management Magazine, January 2015

Champions of Tennis: Page 23
Tennis Industry Magazine, January 2015

Tennis Court Contractor of the Year - Trans Texas Tennis: Page 27

Tennis Industry Magazine, January 2015

Youth Tennis Facility Contractor of the Year - Signature Tennis: Page 33
Tennis Industry Magazine, January 2015

Tennis Court Cracks: Page 9
Causes, solutions, and suggestions
Athletic Management/Special ASBA Insert, June 2014

ASBA Certification: Page 14
Overview of ASBA's builder certification program and facility-specific builder certification exams: Certified Tennis Court Builder (CTCB), Certified Track Builder (CTB) and Certified Field Builder (CFB, CFB-S, CFB-N)
Athletic Management/Special ASBA Insert, June 2014

Greenlighting New Technologies in Tennis Court Illumination: Page 28
LED Lighting and other eco-friendly solutions available for Tennis Courts
Tennis Industry Magazine, March 2014

Going Green? Work with a Landscape Design Professional to Save Green: Page 31
Why getting good advice pays more than a trip to the big box home improvement store's garden department.
Tennis Industry Magazine, March 2014

Shoe Marks? Drink Discoloration? Quick First Aid for Your Court: Page 34
Shoe marks on a court are annoying, but treatable. Here's how to address them.
Tennis Industry Magazine, March 2014

Mark-up Your Courts: Logos, Personalization and More: Page 36
School logos? Sure! Your family crest? Why not? Many court owners are putting their mark on surfaces.
Tennis Industry Magazine, March 2014

Outstanding Facility of the Year Awards: Page 32
Tennis Industry and the ASBA bring you the best of court construction design
Tennis Industry Magazine, February 2014

Builder/Contractor of the Year: Fred Kolkmann Tennis & Sport Surfaces: Page 28
Fred Kolkmann Tennis & Sport Surfaces named Builder/Contractor of the Year
Tennis Industry Magazine; January 2014

10 and Under Tennis Facility Developer of the Year: Fast-Dry Courts, Inc.: Page 32
Fast-Dry Courts, Inc. named 10 and Under Tennis Facility Developer of the Year
Tennis Industry Magazine; January 2014

Putting Order in the Court

How to prep your courts for winter with the three Ps: preventive maintenance, professional consultation and proactive ordering
Park & Rec Business, November 2013

Tennis Industry Hall of Fame: Sheldon Westervelt: Page 32
Sheldon Westervelt is inducted into the Tennis Industry Hall of Fame.
Tennis Industry Magazine, October 2013

Reordering the Court: Page 35
What to do during shutdown to improve court appearance and performance
Racquet Sports Industry, September 2013

Moveable Feast: Page 38
How temporary courts can make for new income and new opportunities
Racquet Sports Industry, September 2013

Inside Job: Page 40
Two award-winning indoor facilities (and what made them great)
Racquet Sports Industry, July 2013

Singular Sensation: Page 30
Residential court award winning facility in Florida
Racquet Sports Industry, June 2013

Five Alive: Page 37
Outdoor Facility award winners
Racquet Sports Industry, May 2013

Soft Landing: Page 28

Award-winning soft courts around the US
Racquet Sports Industry, April 2013

Summer Preview
Outdoor ASBA winners for outstanding hard court construction
Racquet Sports Industry, May 2013

Spring Issue

Outstanding Soft Courts (Peter Francesconi)
Racquet Sports Industry, April 2013

Intelligent Design: Page 22
When designing a tennis facility, you stand a better chance of getting the one you want if you ask the right questions.
Racquet Sports Industry, March 2013

Concrete Thinking: Page 24
The rise in popularity of post-tensioned concrete tennis facilities is attributable to their longevity, playing characteristics and more.
Racquet Sports Industry, March 2013

Maintaining Order: Page 28
A year-long maintenance planner for your facility -- whatever the surface or location.
Racquet Sports Industry, March 2013

They're Certifiable: Page 34
A list of Certified Tennis Court Builders-the professionals with the credentials to get the job done.
Racquet Sports Industry, March 2013

Marketplace: Page 35
The newest court products of the year, all in one place.
Racquet Sports Industry, March 2013

Outlook
ASBA Members-Outstanding Facility Award Winners of the Year (Note: written by RSI Editor Peter Francesconi)
Racquet Sports Industry, February 2013

Champions of Tennis:
ASBA Members-Baseline Sports Construction (Tennis Court Contractor of the Year); Top-A-Court (10 and Under Facility Developer of the Year)
Racquet Sports Industry, January 2013

Tennis Trends
The Changing Trends in Pro Shop Construction and Inclusion: Are pro shops still being built in tennis facilities? How much space is allocated to them? How are they changing?
Racquet Sports Industry, November/December 2012

Green is the New Black
What kind of eco-friendly touches can you incorporate right now — and in years to come?
PTR Tennis Pro, November/December 2012

Keeping up with the Seasons
Steps park managers can take now to help facilities get through the change of seasons.
Park & Rec Business, Landscape Architect Business, November 2012

Image is Everything: Page 32
You may not notice the little things that wear out and wear down, but your players will.
Racquet Sports Industry, Sept/Oct, 2012

Test Your Court Knowledge: Page 34
Here's a pop quiz that helps you find out how much you know about tennis.
Racquet Sports Industry, Sept/Oct, 2012

Shade Structures: Staying out of the Sun
The public knows to guard against harmful sun exposure, but the options to do so may be confusing. Here are some suggestions.
Camp Business, July 2012

On and Off the Court
Maintenance of tennis surfaces is a good investment of time and money.
Camp Business, July 2012

Dress up those Tennis Courts
Learn what it takes to attract the players to your court
Park and Rec Business, July 2012

Color-Matching: Lines for 10U Tennis: Page 28
If you haven't yet lined your courts for 10 and Under Tennis, take a look at how easily blended lines can fit with your existing court colors.
Racquet Sports Industry, March 2012

Crack-Shooting: Non-proprietary Crack-filling Treatments: Page 30
What can you do when you notice cracks in your asphalt courts? Here are some options.
Racquet Sports Industry, March 2012

Marketplace: Page 32
What's new for the coming spring and summer playing season?
Racquet Sports Industry, March 2012

Proactive Maintenance
Shedding some light on the maintenance of your camp's sports facility lighting.
Camp Business, March 2012

ASBA Announces New Certified Builders
Court Builder named Chairman of ASBA
ASBA Tennis Facilities of the Year
ASBA news published in RSI Magazine.
Racquet Sports Industry, February 2012