Beijing Olympic Tennis to be Played on DecoTurf

    ANDOVER, MASS., September 5 /CNW/ - DecoTurf, the most recognized tennis
court surface in the world, announced that their full cushioned tennis surface
DecoTurf II, has been selected for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

    The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
(BOCOG), and the International Tennis Federation (ITF) ratified the choice of
DecoTurf II as the tennis court surface. Tennis practice sessions and match
play will take place on seventeen DecoTurf courts at the Beijing Olympic
Tennis Centre from August 10 through August 17, 2008. A total of one hundred
and seventy-two men and women will compete for medals in four events: Men's
Singles, Women's Singles, Women's Doubles and Men's Doubles.

    "DecoTurf is honored and gratified to be selected as the tennis surface
for the Beijing Olympics," said John Graham Managing Director of DecoTurf. "We
look forward to working with BOCOG and the ITF to ensure an outstanding tennis

    DecoTurf's multi-layer cushion tennis surface has been selected for use
at the world's most prestigious events including the US Open since 1978, the
2004 Athens Olympic Games, Davis Cup and Fed Cup matches, and at many of the
finest facilities around the world. All DecoTurf courts have been classified
by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) in each of the three speed of
play categories: slow, medium/medium fast and fast. DecoTurf has authorized
applicators around the globe that are trained to install the surface that is
known for its consistent speed of play and true ball bounce, durability, low
maintenance, vibrant long lasting colors, and overall customer value. For more
information about DecoTurf visit or call 800-225-1141 /

For further information:

For further information: California Products Corp. Steve McCarthy,
1-800-225-1141, Ext. 224 +1-978-623-9980, Ext. 224 Marketing Manager

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