2019 BNP Paribas Open - Tournament recap

Center court at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells

Center court at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells

Last week saw the conclusion to the 2019 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California. This exciting tournament is classified as an ATP Tour Masters 1000 event for the ATP & a Premier Mandatory event for the WTA. All top 75 ranked men and women were included in the initial entry list and the competition was fierce from the very beginning.

Last years men’s champion Juan Martin Del Potro had to withdraw before the tournament began due to a knee injury however the reigning women’s champion, and recent two-time grand slam champion, Naomi Osaka was in attendance in an attempt to re-claim her crown.

The tournament gave opportunities to many up and coming American players to show their skills and abilities and many played top tier tennis with things looking bright for the future ahead through the continued support of the USTA.

In the men’s final Roger Federer matched up against surprise finalist Dominic Thiem who had performed superbly to reach the championship match. Many expected Roger Federer to cruise to victory following a walkover semi-final win against Rafael Nadal who had to withdraw due to injury. What might have been expected to be a straight forward contest was anything but and Dominic Thiem was able to fight off crucial break points in the final set and break Roger’s serve to secure the championship and cap off an astounding tournament for him. In the women’s 18 year old Canadian Bianca Andreescu played Angelique Kerber of Germany in what was again (on paper) a David vs. Goliath contest in favor of Angelique. Bianaca had become the first wildcard entrant to reach the finals in Indian Wells history and in the final match she won a tight three set battle to secure her first tour victory. In the men’s doubles Nikola Mektic & Horacio Zeballos defeated Lukaz Kubot & Marcelo Melo 4-6, 6-4, (10-3) and in the women’s doubles Elise Mertens & Aryna Sabalenka defeated Barbora Krejcikova & Katerina Siniakova 6-3, 6-2. Photos of all this years winners can be see in the gallery below.

Coverage of the tournament was available through The Tennis Channel and ESPN in the United States and the level of quality put on display throughout the tournament, from the qualifiers through to the finals, has left tennis fans excited for the continuing season ahead and what is to come. On the men’s side alone this year there have been different winners at each of the major tournaments meaning that the year is wide open for breakout stars and returning greats to capture glory.

To see a video highlight of the competition click on the video below.

Project Update: Mountain Park Racquet and Fitness

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Check out the before and after pics at Mountain Park Racquet and Fitness, Lake Oswego, OR. We installed our LED lighting across their 9 indoor tennis courts and the results were amazing. The light levels improved by an average of 89% across the entire facility and the light variance decreased by 33%.

General Manager Karey Welling said, "I want you all to know that we could not be happier with our new lights! We definitely chose the right vendor! You arrived on time, ready to go to work and finished the job on time as well with minimal disruption to our members. Feed free to use us a s a reference. I am happy to share my great experience."

To learn more about the club, visit their website here. To see more testimonials from our completed projects, click here!

Project Update: Andersonville Warehouse

Following a successful installation of our reflective ceiling and wall liner at Clinton High School in 2018, the contractor on that job referred us for the reflective ceiling and wall liner project at this warehouse space in Andersonville, TN.

Our team was able to complete the project on schedule and provide incredible results. Check out how smooth and tight these walls are. It almost looks like it’s painted, doesn’t it?

Our team was able to complete the project on schedule and provide incredible results. Despite indoor tennis courts being our strong suit, we are able to facilitate in the most unique projects.  Contact us  to discuss alternative projects and we can propose solutions that will improve your light quality and provide a more aesthetic appearance in your space.

Our team was able to complete the project on schedule and provide incredible results. Despite indoor tennis courts being our strong suit, we are able to facilitate in the most unique projects. Contact us to discuss alternative projects and we can propose solutions that will improve your light quality and provide a more aesthetic appearance in your space.

Project announcement: Charlotte Indoor Tennis Club

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Sports Interiors is headed back to Charlotte, North Carolina! Our team are proud to be partnering with the Charlotte Indoor Tennis Club to install our Indirect LED Lighting solution over their 6 indoor tennis courts.

The club opened in 1974 and was the first indoor tennis club in Charlotte. In addition to the 6 indoor courts the site also offers 10 outdoor clay courts and a fitness center which offers a range of training programs. The club boasts more than 25 in-house teams and have active teams through USTA, Queen City leagues & Interclub teams that offers all levels, from beginners to advanced players, an opportunity to learn & improve your tennis playing experience.

To learn more about this great facility and everything it has to offer visit its website by clicking here. To learn more about how our approach can benefit your club, both on and off the court, click here.

Be sure to check back on our blog and social media accounts to see the transformation our lights make to the indoor courts!

Project Update: H.E.B. Tennis Center

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Last week our crew finished installing our LED lighting on the 3 covered courts at the H.E.B. Tennis Center, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Check out the dramatic difference in lighting levels in the before and after photos taken by our team. H.E.B. Tennis Center is part of the Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation Department and is one of two full-service tennis centers offering quality courts for play, private and semi-private lessons, leagues and tournaments. H.E.B. features 25 lighted Laykold courts (including the 3 covered ones), a large pro shop, lounge and locker room. We love our Texas customers!. Click  here  to check out their website.

Last week our crew finished installing our LED lighting on the 3 covered courts at the H.E.B. Tennis Center, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Check out the dramatic difference in lighting levels in the before and after photos taken by our team. H.E.B. Tennis Center is part of the Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation Department and is one of two full-service tennis centers offering quality courts for play, private and semi-private lessons, leagues and tournaments. H.E.B. features 25 lighted Laykold courts (including the 3 covered ones), a large pro shop, lounge and locker room. We love our Texas customers!. Click here to check out their website.