The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders, designers and suppliers of materials for tennis courts, running tracks, sports fields and indoor and outdoor synthetic sports surfaces, has announced the date, location and program for its annual Technical Meeting. This year’s meeting will be held December 2-5 at the J.W. Marriott Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, California.
Tennis court construction and supply professionals should note that this meeting will include a trade show featuring some of the newest products and techniques available on the athletic facility market. The ASBA's Tennis Division will also meet, which poses a unique opportunity for court professionals to discuss common interests and become involved in Association projects.
The program will have state-of-the-art sessions on advanced technique in sports facility design, construction and materials, as well as more rudimentary “how to” programs directed at those who want a more hands-on approach. In addition, there will be multiple social events to facilitate networking, golf and tennis tournaments, meetings of board and committees, presentations of industry awards and more.
The meeting will also provide an opportunity to take, or learn more about, the Certified Tennis Court Builder (CTCB) exam. The exam is generally offered on one day of the meeting, although arrangements can be made to take it at alternate times by contacting the ASBA staff.
Information on the CTCB certification, including eligibility forms, application materials, policies, handbooks and more, can be obtained by going to www.sportsbuilders.org. Use the toolbar at the top of the page, select "Certification" (the fourth option from the left) and click on it. Choose "Certified Tennis Court Builders" from the drop-down menu. All the materials you need are right there.
ASBA's Technical Meetings are beneficial to individuals in all segments of the industry. The American Sports Builders Association is an approved provider of continuing education programs to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) through its Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LACES).
Those who would like to be put on the mailing list to receive meeting information can do so at this time. Information is available by contacting the Association at its headquarters via phone, 866-501-ASBA (2722) or 410-730-9595, fax 410-730-8833, or by e-mail at email@example.com. Information is also available at www.sportsbuilders.org.