The Western & Southern Open announced today that GreenSet, the world’s leading manufacturer of fast surfaces for professional and amateur tennis courts, will be the official tennis court construction sponsor for this year’s tournament, which runs from August 12 to 20.
GreenSet is currently repairing and repaving the 17 playing and practice courts at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio, site of the ATP Masters 1000 and WTA 1000. The hard court surface is called GreenSet Grand Prix. GreenSet manufactures and applies the surface, which is unique in the industry.
The company has prepared courts for professional tennis events around the world, including the Australian Open, Davis Cup, ATP Finals and ATP Next Gen Finals. GreenSet has obtained the most advanced certificates for its surfaces from the International Tennis Federation.
Javier Sanchez Vicario, CEO and chief surface engineer at GreenSet, is a former Top 25 player who reached the quarter-finals of three of the four Grand Slam tournaments, and whose brother, Emilio, reached the quarter-finals of the Western & Southern Open in 1986. His sister, Arantxa, is a former world number one.
GreenSet has joined the Zero Carbon Footprint Challenge in partnership with CO2 Revolution. To minimize the carbon footprint of each tournament, GreenSet will participate in a project to achieve carbon neutrality through reforestation to improve the health of the planet.
The Western & Southern Open is one of only five major world events to host an ATP Masters 1000 and a WTA 1000 tournament in the same week and at the same venue, along with Madrid, Miami, Rome and Indian Wells in California.
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