2020 US Open – Tennis wins on the biggest stage

Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

2020 was Laykold’s first year as the official court surface of the U.S. Open and it was a privilege to play our part on the sport’s biggest stage.
The fact the tournament went ahead is a win for tennis and a huge credit to the USTA who maintained their vision and commitment to the game despite the toughest of circumstances.
Advantage All
Congratulations must also go to all of the players, winners and officials who gave it their all and helped to ensure that play could go on despite such challenging times for the global sporting scene. It was inspiring to see tennis make a safe and successful comeback and an encouraging sign that the sport will not only continue to survive but to thrive.
Courting Success
Whilst Serena Williams was unable to clinch a home advantage and secure the elusive 24th Grand Slam singles title that will make her a joint record-holder, that day is surely just a matter of time and a semi-final win was still an incredible achievement.
As revealed at the U.S. Open press conference ahead of the tournament, Serena’s preparation for the competition left no stones unturned. Tournament Director Stacey Allaster announced that Laykold had been installed at Serena’s home. The US Open surface is installed with a Laykold Gel system which provides enhanced force reduction.
The insight into Serena’s preparation is testament to the focus, determination and attention to detail required to stay at the top for over 20 years.

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 http://www.teamsports.com.aufor 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 http://sportgroup-holding.com/ for more information.

Sports Group

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.