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Your Ultimate Guide to Tennis Equipment

Internal or external winder? Double or single net stitching? Base plate or sleeve? With such a large range on the market, it can often be confusing when you first start investigating tennis equipment. In this Ultimate Guide to Tennis Equipment, we attempt to demystify the topic and step you through what you should look for…

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What’s the hottest trend in kids sport for 2014?

Tennis Hot Shots! Thanks to a joint promotion by ANZ and Tennis Australia to increase young player participation in tennis, Tennis Hot Shots is hugely popular in kids’ sport at the moment. So how does it work? The courts are smaller, the racquets are lighter and the balls are low-compression so that don’t bounce too high.…

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Courts with a view – The most amazing sports courts from around the world

Here are some sports courts from around the world that are a little extra bit special! We update it weekly so check back regularly to see what’s new. One goal keeper, 4 fielders, 30 iron cleats and a passion for soccer is all you need to participate in the ‘Lugget Snow Soccer Tournament’ in Welschnofen,…

If Batman had a tennis court…

Carthage in Missouri, United States is well known for it’s cavernous limestone caves – perfect for recreational activities. Underground Racquets Ltd. operates a double tennis court in one of these cave. The limestone quarry went up for rent after the quarrying finished, and the new owners moved in.  The temperate atmosphere means so there is no extra…

Sports Construction News (June 20th, 2014)

This week in Sports Construction News – Work has been completed to transform Scotland’s national football stadium into an athletics venue in time for next month’s Commonwealth Games. Suters Architects’ Maribyrnong Sports Academy at Maribyrnong Secondary College was highly commended in the Public Design award category at the Australian Interior Design Awards 2011 earlier this…

Stunning tennis court helps raise value of luxurious home to $20 million

Court builder and Grand Slam customer David Jones (Sports Construction Group) has recently completed a tennis court for a luxurious home in Tabragalba which has gone on sale for $20 million. The spectacular property ‘Wirraway’ comprises 1,550 acres, set in the Biddaddaba Valley, only 30 minutes from the Gold Coast. The 10 bedroom estate features a grand…

Sports Construction News (June 13th, 2014)

This week in Sports Construction News – The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) will end its surveys on Australian social trends and Measures of Australia’s Progress. Sports Technology International (STI) is relaunching as Polytan STI. Ipswich Council ignored the serious environmental concerns of its own planning officers to rubber-stamp the development of a sports ground earmarked as a…

Sports Education News (June 13th, 2014)

This week in Sports Education News  –  Why aren’t  AFL fans attending games? Sportswomen shattering the stereotypes around sexuality. The AIS has developed player tracking technology, which it is making available to Australia?s national teams for free. 91% of sports fans use social media on a daily basis. Australian children are exposed to junk food messages for up to three hours…