The Sport Group Acquires Team Sports

The Sport Group, owners of the world renowned APT Advanced Polymer Technology and Polytan brands, a leading provider and worldwide market leader of outdoor sport and recreational surface systems is pleased to announce the acquisition of Team Sports, a major synthetic sport and recreational surface provider in Australia. This acquisition enhances the Sport Group’s position to be one of the fastest-growing global synthetic sports surface providers.

 This synergy is a perfect match, allowing all companies to focus on excellence in service to the industry and their customers, as well as producing outstanding quality in synthetic sporting surfaces.

 John Curtis, CEO of Team Sports, stated, “We’re excited to be part of the Sport Group. This divestiture allows us to embrace new technologies, widen our product range, whilst still providing our clients with our outstanding customer service.”

Sport Group CEO Asia Pacific, Stephen Niven, added, “Sport Group is thrilled to have the opportunity to expand upon our sports surface division. We are very excited to be working with an outstanding market leader that complements our already existing synthetic surface group in Australia.”

Team Sports will continue to operate from its Seven Hills (Sydney) location, with John Curtis, his management team, and staff remaining with the organization.

 About Team Sports: Established in 1997, TEAM Sports is a leading industry provider of synthetic sports surfaces for the past 17 years. This new collaboration provides a fantastic opportunity for its existing customers to take advantage of a greater range of products to suit all budgets and installations. We will continue to embrace new technologies to create world-class sporting surfaces and industry leading landscape turf products. Visit more information.

 About Sport Group: Sport Group – Our business creates the basis for emotion. Whether it’s artificial turfs or sport and recreational surface systems, our products enable world records and the pure thrill of movement. We are a group of 19 companies from 9 countries with nearly 1,000 employees, working around the globe to deliver the best product and the perfect basis for sports and recreational events. All for the benefit of athletes, fitness buffs and spectators alike. Visit for more information.

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Shorter University Hawks Dominate on Rekortan

This past weekend the Shorter University Hawks and Lady Hawks dominated on Rekortan! For the second time in just over two months, the two teams became national champions in a sweep at the National Christian College Athletic Association Outdoor Track and Field National Championships. Shorter’s sweep gives the Hawks its sixth national championship title in the past four years.

APT and Team Rekortan would like to congratulate Scott Byrd and his athletes on a job well done!

Click here to read more about the Hawk’s victory at the National Christian College Athletic Association Outdoor Track and Field National Championships.

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Rekortan – Powered By Speed at the Penn Relays

The Penn Relays took place over the weekend on APT’s prestigious Rekortan running track surface. The best of the best competed on Rekortan in world renown events, such as USA vs. The World and various Olympic Development events.

In the 4×100 relay, the USA edges Jamaica – USA 38.57, Jamaica 38.58! For more record breaking results and videos, click here.

Rekortan – Powered by Speed!

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North Greenville University Selects APT

North Greenville University, a prominent South Carolina institution, has selected a full range of APT products for three of their varsity sports programs. Gridiron RS+52T is the turf of choice for the lacrosse and softball fields, and APT’s world renowned Rekortan system was chosen for the track surface. Various competing surfaces were presented to the school. However APT came out on top and was selected by University President, James Epting, with enormous support from the school’s Athletics Director and coaches. The primary reasons that the university went with APT products were due to APT’s excellent engineered quality and company strength.

In a letter to APT’s Sales Director – Gary Wilson, James Epting was quoted as saying,

“You and your staff have done an excellent job in sharing the expertise of your company to provide first-class facilities. Without hesitation I can recommend you and your company to others.”

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  • Phase 1 of the project (Gridiron lacrosse field) is set to be completed in May.
  • Phase 2 (Gridiron softball field and Rekortan running track) will be installed this summer.

Stay tuned to APT’s websites, Facebook, and Twitter feed for pictures and more information on the project.

Laykold Covers the Courts at Covenant College

Covenant College’s NCAA Division III tennis team can now host home matches on campus, thanks to their brand new Laykold courts. The new 6-court complex was nearly 3 years in the works. The facility was designed by Ed Norton of Holcombe Norton Partner Architects. The Laykold surface was installed by Team Laykold partners Competition Athletic Surfaces, who also acted as GC on the project. The site is perched on the western brow of Lookout Mountain and makes a beautiful setting for both playing and viewing tennis matches.

Click here to read more about grand opening of the new facility.

Laykold – Nobody Covers the Court Like Us!

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