Hi Rob,
I just wanted to thank you and all the guys for the fantastic job you've done on our tennis court. I'm so impressed with the result- it looks so much better than I thought it could.
Also the service that your company and also Andrew's has shown us has been faultless.
Now hopefully the weather will be kind for a little longer so we can have a match or two!

Narelle Charman

I just wanted to say 'Thank you' for the magnificent job you have done with our quadrangle area at school!

We receive so many comments on the colour and the improvement it has made to what was a drab area. Whilst it was a slightly longer project than you are probably used to, the planning and communication was great and all worked well.

I am very happy to endorse your company to any other clients considering Wm Loud for their resurfacing works.

Angela Lacey
Our Lady of Perpetual

My name is Stephen Storer and I am a Certified Club Professional Coach with Tennis Australia.

I am director of coaching at the Bendigo Tennis Academy, and resident coach for the Bendigo Tennis Association. Two years ago the Bendigo Tennis Association were faced with a very important decision as to what direction to take with the re-surfacing of our 30 tennis complex. The original rebound syn-pave surface was wearing poorly with cracks appearing. Due to the state of the surface, player safety was an issue and Tennis Victoria and Tennis Australia sanctioned events were starting to drop of the Bendigo tournament calendar. In what turned out to be the perfect choice the Chief Executive Officer Leon Retallick together with the Bendigo Tennis Association Board decided to have 13 courts re-surfaced in the New Tru-Blue Plexicushion with 17 courts in the new Tru-Blue Plexipave.

From a coaching perspective I had no pre-conceived ideas about the change in surface. I had been to Melbourne Park with training squads, I enjoyed playing and hitting on the surface at Melbourne Park as did our squad members.

To look back after two years of coaching and playing on this surface, the change to Plexicushion has been pivotal in the development of our junior players. In relation to the bounce of the ball the trajectory / flight path is lower than the old surface with the speed of the court being slower. With these two new elements the children have had the ability to sustain a more consistent rally and have the opportunity to develop their tactical/strategic components of their game.

At an elite level the Bendigo Tennis Association recently held the final Pro Tour Event on the Tennis Australia calendar for 2010.The standard of tennis was excellent. Even at this elite level I feel the surface still rewards players in relation to aggressive drives, players that aim to take a risk to hit a winning shot and it also rewards players with variation in their games. Examples of this are Sam Groth, who won the Pro-Tour event in Bendigo; his first serve was a weapon as too was Ben Mitchell's 2nd serve as he kicked it effectively to his opponent's backhand. In the Women's final both Timea Babos and Elitsa Kostova were aggressive stroke makers, but both at times used slice backhands effectively. It was also interesting to see in both finals, players at times opted to attack the net, again indicating they have the opportunity to alter the way they play the game on this surface.

In closing, I would like to thank the Bendigo Tennis Association for choosing Plexicushion as the preferred surface for the Bendigo Tennis Association. It has definitely assisted in the development of our junior players and it has attracted elite tournaments showing off the cream of Australian and overseas talent.

Stephen Storer
Tennis Australia Club Professional Coach