The ONLY courts to fully trust

 

Laykold, manufactured by APT, has an unprecedented level of quality control.

 Laykold is proven around the world

 
 

World Tour / Team Events

  • Miami Open 
    1984 - Present 

  • NY Open
    Nassau Coliseum 2018 – Present 

  • USTA Federation Cup
    Asheville 2019 

  • USTA Federation Cup
    San Antonio 2019 

ATP Challenger Tour (USA)

  • Arizona Tennis Classic
    Phoenix AZ

  • Baptist Health Little Rock Open
    Little Rock AR

  • JSM Challenger of Champaign
    Champaign IL - 1996 - present 

  • Knoxville Men’s Challenger
    Knoxville TN

  • NorthBay Health Care Men’s Pro Championships
    Fairfield CA

ITF World Tennis Tour/USTA Pro Circuit

  • Ascension Project Women’s Open
    Redding CA - ITF World Tennis Tour 

  • Champaign M15
    Champaign IL - ITF World Tennis Tour and USTA Pro Circuit

  • Fletcher Financial Open
    Champaign IL – ITF World Tennis Tour

  • Harold A Miller Women’s Tournament
    Jayhawk Tennis Center at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS – ITF World Tennis Tour

  • HEB Women’s Pro Tennis Open 2019
    University of Texas Tennis Center, Austin TX - USTA Pro Circuit event / ITF World Tennis Tour

  • Morgan Run Women’s Open
    ITF World Tennis Tour

  • Neitzel Family Open
    University of IL, Atkins Tennis Center

ATP Challenger Tour –France

  • Open d’Orléans

  • Internationaux de Vendée at Mouilleron le Captif

  • Open de Brest

  • Open de Rennes

  • Open de Quimper Bretagne occidental at Quimper

  • Open du Nord in Lille

Professional Exhibitions

CURRENT & PREVIOUS

  • Aurora Games Albany
    NY 2019 

  • BNP Paribas Showdown
    Madison Square Garden 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 

  • Farmer Life Arena Indianapolis Portable Tennis flooring
    exhibition Sampras

  • Mohegan Sun Resort Portable Tennis flooring
    exhibition Roddick

  • Nike Court
    New York City 2014 - exhibition 

  • Nike Event Manhattan 2019 
    Halep, Osaka, Serena, Sharapova, Pliskova et altera 

  • Power Shares Series 2014 Portable Tennis flooring 

  • The Match for Africa Silicon Valley March 2018
    Federer/Team8 

  • Tie Break Tens Madison Square Garden 2018
    Serena and others 

  • TK Digital Commercial Shoot 2015,2016
    Nishikori 

  • Wilson Commercial Shoot 2014
    Williams 

 

 Laykold from Sport Group

Sport Group is the world’s largest company dedicated to sports surfaces

 

With over $600m in revenue Sport Group is the world’s largest business dedicated to sport surfaces. We manufacture and install the most courts, synthetic turf sport fields and athletic tracks globally.

Made to trust - USA, Australia & Germany

Our Laykold court systems are manufactured by APT (Advanced Polytan Technology) in Harmony, PA and Melbourne, Australia and installed by a large agent network in North America, Asia, Australia and Europe. Laykold is made in Germany by Polytex, a member of Sport Group.

Integrated Supply Chain – what does this mean?

APT has the only fully integrated supply chain, ISO certifications and Green Technology in the court industry – this means that APT has an unprecedented level of quality control.

A fully integrated supply chain means we control all aspects of our product from the laboratory to the raw materials to the manufacturing to the installation. By making, designing and producing every element to work perfectly with the system we offer greater quality.

This is proven by our:

  • ISO certifications

  • Market-leading warranties

  • Better abrasion resistance which provides longer lasting consistency of court speed

Events, stadiums, cities, clubs and players can ‘trust the chain’ to deliver.

Major events & innovations

 

Sport Group invests more on R&D than any business in the industry; our focus is on improving player and environmental welfare and connecting surfaces to digital technology.

Recycled Balls: 425,000 balls and counting…

Each year approximately 325 million tennis balls are consumed worldwide; Laykold is committed to helping tennis directly address this. We are on the only court brand with the technology to recycle balls into our systems. Each Laykold Masters 5 & 8 court includes 10,000 balls and we have recycled approximately 425,000 balls in total.

Gel Technology: A new category of courts

Laykold Masters Gel is a step-change in player and environmental performance:

  • Made from over 60% renewable resources

  • Provides over 17% force reduction

  • Retains cushioning and flexibility for 10+ years, compared to old technology cushion courts which lose much of their cushioning after 2 years.

 
 

FOrce reduction properties

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Qualipur 172: Vapor Barrier

Damage caused by rising moisture is a common problem with courts.

To combat this our systems are available with a moisture mitigation coating (APT’s Qualipur 172). This vapor retarding system is used in tennis courts and running tracks to solve moisture problems.

With our full control of the supply chain and advanced chemical knowledge, Laykold is the only brand to offer a vapor barrier fully integrated with the system.

 

Miami Open: Transforming Hard Rock Stadium

Laykold has been the official surface provider of the Miami Open since 1985.

In 2019 the tournament moved to Hard Rock Stadium, the home to the Miami Dolphins. This gave us a huge challenge; we were tasked with creating best-of-the-best courts with new colors inside a football stadium and on parking lots.

Due to the location and the timeframe there were technical challenges which needed advanced chemical knowledge, blue-sky thinking and investment.

The event was a huge success and a hit with players. Sport Group and APT are proud to help take tennis to new exciting locations and new fans.

 Committed to sports

We are a member of most leading sports administrative organizations and have received many awards from the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA).

 
 

Federations and Associations:

  • International Tennis Federation (ITF)

  • American Sports Builders Association (ASBA)

  • International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF)

  • International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI)

  • International Hockey Federation (FIH)

  • International Association for Sports Surface Science (ISSS)

  • International Federation of Association Football [Soccer] (FIFA)

  • Sealing Waterproofing & Restoration Institute (SWRI)

  • U.S. Esports Foundation

  • U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA)

  • U.S. Soccer Foundation

Awards: (Recent)

  • ASBA Game Changer Award 2018
    Courts – Laykold Masters with recycled tennis ball mats

  • ASBA Game Changer Award 2018
    Tennis – Laykold Masters Gel

  • ASBA Outdoor Tennis Facility Award 2018
    Cedarburg School District

  • ASBA Outdoor Tennis Facility Award 2018
    Guilford Tennis Center

  • ASBA Outdoor Tennis Facility Award 2018
    Wheeling High School

  • ASBA Residential Tennis Award 2018
    Fenner Residence

  • ASBA Residential Tennis Award 2018
    Rollings Residence

Norms & Standards

  • International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

  • Deutsches Insitut für Normung e.V. (DIN)

  • ASTM International – Standards Worldwide

  • ASTM International

  • TÜV SÜD

 

 Laykold, Built with Trust.