REBOUND ACE is a cushioned tennis hardcourt composed of polyurethane
rubber , fiberglass , and other materials on top of an asphalt or
reinforced concrete base. It is manufactured by California Products
Corporation 's Sports Surfaces division.
* 1 Properties
* 3 References
* 4 External links
The friction of the surface of
Rebound Ace can be varied by adjusting
the amount of sand in the top layer thereby customising the ball
bounce and general speed of the court.
Rebound Ace is sometimes
DecoTurf , which is used at the US Open , however
Rebound Ace is built with more cushioning.
From 1988 until May 30 2007,
Rebound Ace was the official surface of
Australian Open , when it was replaced by
It was subject to some controversy in recent years when some tennis
players argued that it got very sticky with high temperatures,
increasing the chances of injuries. However, evidence points to it
being no worse than other hard courts. A recent quote by Paul McNamee
indicates that investigations found nothing, commenting that "an
investigation into injuries at the Australian Open, by the ATP and WTA
tours, had laid no blame on
Rebound Ace ... the evidence simply wasn't
Rebound Ace was also used at the
Sydney 2000 Olympics , at Homebush
Bay in the
Sydney Olympic Park
Sydney Olympic Park .
Rebound Ace was acquired by California Products Corporation
Andover, Massachusetts and incorporated into its Sports Surfaces
line of athletic surfacing products.
* ^ BBC SPORT
Tennis Rules and Equipment On the rebound
* ^ BBC SPORT AUSTRALIAN OPEN Tournament chief defends court
* ^ McNamee mystified by switch -
Tennis - Sport - theage.com.au
* ^ ABC Online News - Olympics