Surbiton Racket and Fitness Club has recently announced the completion of new tennis court surfaces and fencing installed by ETC Sports.
The club is one of the most prestigious in the UK, offering world class tennis facilities for leagues, tournaments and events – as well as coaching and inclusive tennis. It is also home to the Fuzion 100 Trophy, which this year was won by champions of the tennis top hundred, Jeremy Chardy and Alison Riske, to the delight of the biggest crowd the event has ever seen.
The resurfacing project, representing a £200,000 upgrade for the club, took place across courts in three locations: Surbiton, Beverly Park and Alexandra Park. Beginning at the end of December 2017 and completed at the start of September 2018, this major project saw porous Macadam surfaces installed in each location.
Porous Macadam is a popular choice for tennis, thanks to its durability, bounce response and fast drainage system. These benefits mean that players of all levels can train and compete in ideal conditions for the sport, even during bad weather.
Particularly with tennis courts, ball rebound and noise are major factors in the choice of fencing, to ensure that spectators are protected from balls travelling at high speed, and that players are not distracted unnecessarily. ETC Sports therefore installed Duo Sport Double Wire Fencing. The model was chosen for its adjustability to increase ball retention, and its fixing and insulation system, which dramatically reduces rattling.
Surbiton Racket and Fitness Club is now opening the new tennis courts to more than 1,500 members from South West London and beyond. For this club, which has a history that dates back 137 years, the new Macadam tennis surfaces will continue to offer top quality training and competition facilities for many more years to come.
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