CALHOUN, Ga., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Southwest Greens International along with parent company Shaw Industries, announced partnership with Classic Clay, the premier synthetic clay court manufacturer. Based out of Sydney, Australia Classic Clay is the first and only ‘waterless’ artificial clay tennis court surface.
“Southwest Greens has a strong list of clients who opt for premier tennis solutions as much as golf. We are able to provide golf greens to court service because of this partnership,” said Kyle Ehman, President, Southwest Greens.
Clay courts are considered the classic surface for discriminating tennis players. Unlike asphalt courts waterless courts allow for year round playability, conserve water and require little maintenance. Classic Clay has worldwide presence and appreciates the strategic partnership.
Gary Waterford, CEO Classic Clay, met with the Southwest Greens team at their annual dealer meeting in Scottsdale, AZ to share the attributes and benefits of ‘Waterless’ clay courts. An Aussie through and through he developed the synthetic surface back in the 70’s and has poured his life into developing a premier product. Traditional clay courts are difficult to maintain; Gary saw a solution in synthetic surfacing allowing courts to have a lifespan of 10-20 years. Classic Clay comes in French Clay or USA Green and can be seen from Dubai to Waikiki. Gary comments that France, home to the sport, boasts 500 courts alone.
About Southwest Greens International
Headquartered in Dalton, GA, the carpet capital of the world, Southwest Greens International is a division of Shaw Industries, a $4 billion dollar subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, and the world’s largest carpet manufacturer and leading floor covering provider with 25,000 associates worldwide. With a multi-million dollar network of 75+ franchise operations worldwide, Southwest Greens is regarded as the undisputed Global Leader in the sales, design, construction and maintenance of synthetic golf solutions. With 20,000 projects installed globally since 1996, the company has a proven track record that is unprecedented in the golf industry. SWGI’s product is the preferred putting surface for more than 35 professional golfers on the PGA Tour and LPGA Tour, including Jim Furyk, Sergio Garcia,Adam Scott, Annika Sorenstam and Suzann Pettersen as well as avid amateur golfers. SWGI was selected by Nicklaus Design ® in 2004 to produce premium synthetic golf greens for residential customers.