GreenSet

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Tennis court at the 2016 Olympic Games

GreenSet is a tennis hardcourt acrylic surface used in many professional tennis events run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and on the ATP and WTA tours. It is made of layers of acrylic resin and silica on top of an asphalt or concrete base, for permanent facilities, or on top of a wooden platform, for venues with occasional use.

GreenSet surfaces are homologated by the ITF Court Pace Rating categories, classified in the Medium-Slow, Medium and Medium-Fast.[1][2]

GreenSet has been in use since 1970, when it was first introduced in Europe. Since then, over 60,000 tennis courts around the world have been coated with GreenSet. These include the British Lawn Tennis Association’s National Tennis Centre at Roehampton,[3] the ATP Headquarters in Ponte Vedra, Florida, the Centros de Alto Rendimiento in Madrid and Barcelona, Spain, and hundreds of other clubs and resorts in more than 80 countries.

GreenSet has also been chosen for numerous occasional events, especially in indoor venues. The surface is currently in use at the following tournaments:

Many Davis Cup and Fed Cup ties are also held on GreenSet courts.

Tennis at the 2016 Olympics in Rio was played on GreenSet Grand Prix Cushion courts.[7] The Olympic Tennis Centre, with over 18,000 square metres, was completely surfaced in early 2016, months ahead of the event. GreenSet also supplied the BMX surfaces for the Olympic BMX Centre in Rio.

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  1. ^ "Technical - Classified Surfaces". ITF Tennis. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  2. ^ "Grass grows greener for Nadal | In English | EL PAÍS". Elpais.com. 2012-06-27. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  3. ^ "National tennis centre". LTA. 2011-11-25. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  4. ^ "The Popb Stadium | Bnp Paribas Masters". Bnpparibamasters.fft-tickets.com. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  5. ^ "Swiss Indoors Basel". Swissindoorsbasel.ch. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  6. ^ "Pistas de quita y pon - Deportes - El Periódico". Elperiodico.com. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  7. ^ "Olympic Tennis Event - Factsheet & Regulations". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 2016-08-05. 

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