MAPECOAT TNS CUSHION is a medium-elasticity, multi-layered system made from acrylic resins in water dispersion with special fillers used to make playing surfaces suitable for professional-level tennis with high resistance to wear, UV rays and various weather conditions.
When MAPECOAT TNS CUSHION is applied on surfaces, it forms a semielastic playing surface that has excellent playing comfort and performance characteristics, such as perfect bounce of the ball, quick, safe changes in direction and an excellent compromise between balance and slide for players.
The project commenced with the application of MAPECOAT TNS GREY BASE COAT acrylic resin-based basecoat and filling paste on the entire 8,575 m2 surface. This process was followed by the application of a further two coats of MAPECOAT TNS GREY BASE COAT creating the cushion base for the tennis courts. Two coats of MAPECOAT TNS FINISH 1 were applied followed by one coat of MAPECOAT TNS FINISH 3 which gave the tennis courts the desired speed as specified by Tennis Australia, the governing body for tennis in Australia. Both MAPECOAT TNS FINISH 1 and MAPECOAT TNS FINISH 3 are coloured acrylic resin-based coatings for indoor and outdoor tennis courts and multi-purpose playing surfaces, certified by ITF.
The white line marking was created using MAPECOAT TNS LINE acrylic resin-based paint.
The contractors completed a total of 11 full size tennis courts and 4 half size Hot Shot tennis courts using this system with outstanding results.
Completed in the blue shade (a symbolic colour for the Australian open tennis event), the upgrade of the courts at the Burnie Tennis Club was welcomed by executives from ATP, the International Tennis Federation (ITF), Tennis Australia, the Burnie Tennis Club, players and officials of the tournament.
The Burnie City Council Major Anita Dow commented that, “The courts look fantastic. The Burnie Tennis Club can now open itself up to a host of other major tennis events such as the 2017 Australian Masters and it is also in a better position to be able to further support junior development.”
For further information see www.mapei.com.au