| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA announced today that Laykold has been selected as the new court surface for the US Open and the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The agreement is for five years.
Photo courtesy of USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

 

The USTA announced today that Laykold has been selected as the new court surface for the US Open and the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The agreement is for five years.

The new Laykold courts will be manufactured by Advanced Polymer Technology (APT), a member of Sport Group, the world’s largest business dedicated to sports surfaces. APT is unique in the industry for its fully integrated global supply chain – from raw materials to installation.  This integrated supply chain will allow for the consistency in court quality control, playing performance and sustainability. Laykold courts are the only courts with vapor barrier designed specifically for the court system, which also greatly increases consistency in both court performance and court speed.

“At the conclusion of the complete transformation of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, we felt it was time to explore all new approaches and technologies to court surfacing,” said Danny Zausner, Chief Operating Officer of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.  “During this exploration, Laykold quickly rose to the top, and working with them, we are confident we will have the best-playing and best-performing courts in the world.”

Laykold is already being used at other tournaments throughout the country, including the Miami Open and the New York Open.