Source: California Products

Andover, MA - January 14, 2013 - The 2013 Australian Open marks the 6th consecutive year that the world-renowned Grand Slam has selected Plexipave's Plexicushion Prestige surfacing system.

Plexicushion is selected year after year for the Australian Open because of its ability to provide consistent playing characteristics. The surface allows world-class athletes to compete with a variety of playing styles while enduring the hot, dry summers of Australia.

"Plexipave is an excellent surface for players of all levels," said Craig Tiley, Australian Open Tournament Director. "It is well suited to the dry climate of Australia and requires no watering or daily maintenance. Plexicushion is a great surface because the consistent ball bounce allows the player to concentrate on the ball not the surface and play for extended periods because of the resilient surface composition."

The signature Australian Open colors, "True Blue" and "Velocity Blue" developed specifically for the tournament in 2007, are distinctive and enhance ball visibility for players and spectators. Plexicushion's "True Blue" has been a significant part of Tennis Australia's commitment to reinvigorate Australian tennis. Centers throughout Australia and Asia Pacific have installed Plexicushion giving players around the world a Grand Slam experience. The Australian Open will take place January 14 - 27 in Melbourne, Australia.

"Plexipave is proud and honored to be part of Tennis Australia's surfacing program," said Art Tucker, Plexipave's Vice President. "We are pleased and privileged to be working as partners with Australian Plexipave of Victoria. Australian Plexipave is a full-service tennis court supply/construction firm that builds and services courts throughout Australia and brings extensive experience and pride to every job."

The Australian Open lead up events in Auckland, Qatar, Sydney, Hobart, and Brisbane also compete on Plexicushion Prestige to provide the same reliable playing conditions for the athletes as they prepare for the year's first Grand Slam. Plexipave is also used at ATP and WTA Tournaments such as Del Ray Beach, and Indian Wells. Plexipave's tennis surfaces are known for their durability, low maintenance, vibrant and long lasting colors and overall customer value.

For more information about Plexipave visit www.plexipave.com or call 978-623-9980.

Emily Attwood is Managing Editor of Athletic Business.