Building for Better Tennis
The Sports and Play Construction Association, SAPCA, is the recognised UK trade organisation for the tennis court construction industry. SAPCA was formed in 1997, incorporating the previous Tennis Court Constructors' Federation (TCCF), and plays an important role in the promotion of high standards for the design and construction of tennis facilities.
SAPCA members construct the vast majority of tennis courts across the UK, including: national and regional training centres; tournament venues; voluntary and commercial tennis clubs; schools and colleges; local authority parks; and courts for private clients.
SAPCA regulates the tennis court construction industry, sets standards for the quality of tennis court installation, and provides training and education. SAPCA works closely with both the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) and the International Tennis Federation (ITF).
Specialists in tennis court construction
SAPCA's Tennis Court Division represents specialist tennis court contractors who have been approved by the Association. These constructors have demonstrated that they have the requisite technical expertise and experience, quality of workmanship and financial stability. Members of the Tennis Court Division must comply with the minimum construction specifications and quality of completed work, as detailed in SAPCA's Code of Practice for the Construction and Maintenance of Tennis Courts. All members are committed to high standards of customer service and business practice.
For reassurance that companies selected for tennis court projects are recognised specialists, prospective customers should ensure that all firms under consideration are members of SAPCA's Tennis Court Division. All companies have an official Certificate of Membership, identifying their membership status.
For a full list of SAPCA-approved tennis court contractors that operate in your area, please search the SAPCA membership database. Click on the "Find a Supplier" link below, select "Tennis Court Division", choose the relevant area of operation, and then click on "Search".
The database can also be used to find other relevant SAPCA members, including contractors, manufacturers and independent consultants offering a wide range of tennis facility-related products and services.
Tennis court construction standards
SAPCA's Code of Practice for the Construction and Maintenance of Tennis Courts provides minimum construction standards for the industry and is free to download from the Technical Guidance section of the SAPCA web site. Click on the link below - if you have not visited this section of the web site before you will be asked to register to gain entry, but this is quick and easy.
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