Project Announcement: Sport and Health Club - McLean Location

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We are excited to announce that we have partnered with the Sport and Health Clubs to install our reflective ceiling liner in the 4 indoor tennis courts at the McLean, Virginia, location. In addition to indoor tennis courts, the club boasts an impressive 10 outdoor tennis courts, squash courts, state-of-the-art workout area, pickleball courts, and a swimming pool! To learn more about this fantastic organization, click here! To see the benefits of our reflective ceiling liner, click here! Check back for progress on this project!

The importance of lighting for indoor tennis

If you’ve ever been to an athletic club with indoor tennis courts, you would have probably noticed the familiar layout of the tennis court with its net running down the middle along with the singles and doubles lines.  You may have noticed the color of the tennis courts as well, but what about the lighting? One of the first things I typically notice is whether the tennis courts have what seems to be good lighting..but what makes good lighting for indoor tennis?

There are a few things to consider when determining good lighting for indoor tennis such as the level of tennis that will be played at the facility.  Illumination levels for a specific facility should be chosen based on the highest skill level, or spectator and tv requirements that will take place at the facility.  I get asked all the time from owners and managers of indoor tennis facilities what light levels are appropriate for their facility.  A great resource for additional information on recommended illumination for indoor tennis courts is the American Sports Builders Association which offers a plethora of information regarding tennis court construction, design, and light levels.

 Sports Interiors’ founders own and operate athletic clubs with indoor tennis courts which has allowed us to continually test and improve our approach to indoor tennis lighting over our 26-year history.  We’ve spent considerable time researching and testing how to apply our LED System to not only improve light levels but ensure even distribution of light.  It’s important to make sure that light levels stay consistent across the playing area of the tennis court.  We also factor in the condition of the ceiling which may include exposed beams and purlins or have a white liner material like what we offer in a highly durable and reflective ceiling system.  We understand that each indoor tennis space is unique and so we carefully plan out the design and implementation phases of the lighting installation to ensure optimal light levels.  We work with the facility owners and managers to ensure that we’re delivering light levels they require for the level of tennis played at their respective facility.  Additionally, we’ve worked with a lot of managers and owners who weren’t exactly sure what appropriate light levels should be at their club. 

 There is a lot that could be written here about indoor tennis lighting as I’ve only touched the surface.  If there’s any interest in discussing our approach to improving the indoor tennis playing experience through our LED Tennis Lighting System, we’re always happy to discuss.





Project Update: Corpus Christi Athletic Club

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Check out the before and after photos we were able to capture following our team’s successful completion of the indirect LED lighting and reflective ceiling liner project at Corpus Christi Athletic Club, Corpus Christi, TX. This impressive facility boasts 4 indoor tennis courts which include a viewing platform in between courts 1 and the remaining 2-4, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive from both members and ownership. The popular facility noted a need to continue having access to the tennis courts during the installations and our teams were able to provide access to courts while the work was taking place for both the lighting and liner portions of the project. Our liner was also installed on the gable and end walls which helped further increase the light levels. The end result was a successful and efficient installation that has given the indoor courts a new and fresh look. Be sure to check our their website here! To see more of our successful project photos, visit our gallery page by clicking here!

Project Announcement: Royal Oaks Country Club

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Next month, our crew will travel to Dallas, Texas, to install our LED lighting and reflective ceiling liner on the two climate-controlled, indoor tennis courts at Royal Oaks Country Club. Along with impressive golf courses, Royal Oaks boasts athletic training facilities, swimming pools and event spaces, along with 13 outdoor tennis courts. Our team is also providing some expert assistance in sourcing and installing new tarps around the courts as well as a peak tarp to hang from the ceiling. We are proud to partner with this outstanding facility! To find out more about Royal Oaks Country Club, click here!