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Rebound Ace
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.

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1 Properties 2 Australian Open 3 References 4 External links

Properties[edit] The friction of the surface of Rebound Ace
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.[1] Rebound Ace
Rebound Ace
is sometimes compared with DecoTurf, which is used at the US Open, however Rebound Ace is built with more cushioning. Australian Open[edit] From 1988 until May 30 2007, Rebound Ace
Rebound Ace
was the official surface of the Australian Open, when it was replaced by Plexicushion. 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.[2] 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
Rebound Ace
... the evidence simply wasn't there."[3] Rebound Ace
Rebound Ace
was also used at the Sydney 2000 Olympics, at Homebush Bay in the Sydney Olympic Park.[4] In 2013, Rebound Ace
Rebound Ace
was acquired by California Products Corporation of Andover, Massachusetts
Andover, Massachusetts
and incorporated into its Sports Surfaces line of athletic surfacing products. References[edit]

^ BBC SPORT Tennis
Tennis
Rules and Equipment On the rebound ^ BBC SPORT AUSTRALIAN OPEN Tournament chief defends court surface ^ McNamee mystified by switch - Tennis
Tennis
- Sport - theage.com.au ^ ABC Online News - Olympics Venues

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