Asia’s most prestigious professional tournaments will be played on DecoTurf®, offering safe and comfortable gameplay with an attractive color scheme.
ANDOVER, Mass. – October 16, 2023 – California Sports Surfaces (CSS) was recently named the official surface for two major tennis tournaments: The ATP China Open and the Rolex Shanghai Masters men’s tournament.
Both tournaments are played on DecoTurf®, a reliable, state-of-the-art surface trusted around the world for safe and comfortable gameplay. DecoTurf can withstand extreme temperatures without compromising quality and offers vibrant, durable finishes that are highly resistant to degradation. The selection is another demonstration of California Sports Surfaces as the premier surface supplier for the professional tennis world.
The China Open is the largest ATP and WTA combined event in Asia, and this year’s event marks the first since 2019 after subsequent events were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Shanghai Masters has been lauded as one of the finest events on the ATP Tour. In its first five years, 2009-2013, the tournament was awarded ATP Masters 1000 Tournament of the Year, as voted by ATP players. California Sports Surfaces has partnered with the ATP Tour for numerous tournaments since 1998.
“These are world-class events, so it only makes sense that organizers chose the best surface in the world,” said Tom Magner, Director of Product Management, California Sports Surfaces. “DecoTurf has a long history of providing a reliable playing surface for some of the world’s most prestigious tennis tournaments, and we couldn’t be happier to add the China Open and the Shanghai Masters to our numerous partnerships.”
Along with a quality product, California Sports Surfaces’ robust service and support continue to be a reason why the brand is trusted by top-tier tournaments everywhere.
“We provide the technical support tournaments need to be confident in such high-stakes events,” said Caroline Field, Vice President, Australia and Asia Pacific, California Sports Surfaces. “It’s more than just the product—it’s helping to ensure proper installation as well as proper maintenance throughout the court’s life.”
2023 marks the 70th anniversary for California Sports Surfaces, an ICP Group Brand, which has built its name on delivering continuous innovation to the marketplace. From the groundbreaking Plexipave®, the industry leader of athletic surfacing systems since 1953, to new innovations like CoolTop® Color Pigment Technology, which helps to reduce on-court temperatures, California Sports Surfaces has remained at the forefront of innovation from day one.
Innovative Chemical Products (ICP) Group is a leading specialty chemical manufacturer in North America and provides coatings, adhesives and sealants globally. With operations headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts, and multiple manufacturing facilities around the world, ICP serves multiple end markets, including building materials, specialty construction and sports surfaces. ICP is privately held and manufactures products under several recognized specialty groups. For more information, visit www.ICPGroup.com.
ICP is a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity.