The Sportdex system is a hot-lay bitumen Macadam. It is an all-weather surface that is porous and has the playing characteristics favourable to private clients and recreational tennis players. It is a slow to medium paced surface providing all year round performance with minimum maintenance.
The Prodex system is a hot-lay bitumen Macadam with a latex additive. It is an all-weather surface that is porous; the latex additive enables the surface to adapt to weather conditions. In the summer months it does not soften as much as a standard Macadam surface and is not as brittle during the winter months. Prodex is the main choice for tennis centres and academies as it provides a medium paced game, more favourable with competent players.
Prodex requires minimum maintenance.
The Polydex system comes in two forms -
Polydex Turf consists of polypropylene monofilament, in-filled with silica sand to achieve the desired playing characteristic. A synthetic grass, it is designed to be more comfortable underfoot and produces a medium to fast paced game, it is usually laid on an engineered base of tarmac but can also be laid on a dynamic base of stone and rubber shock pad. It is an all-weather surface and is highly durable, it is stable in UV light, making it less susceptible to degradation.
Polydex Turf is favoured by tennis centres and schools because of its durability.
A Polymeric finish consisting of rubber crumb and polyurethane binding agent. This is usually laid on an engineered base of Tarmac. It is a non-porous surface and produces a medium to fast paced game.
This surface is usually used at competition level and favours serious professionals.