Calling all court builders who want to give themselves that edge...
Thinking of taking your tennis court construction and maintenance knowledge to the next level? The opportunity is waiting for you at the American Sports Builders Association's Technical Meeting, to be held Dec. 2-5 at the J.W. Marriott Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, California. There, the Certified Tennis Court Builder (CTCB) exam will be given. The exam will be given on Saturday, December 3. (The exam can also be taken at other times by making arrangements directly with ASBA's staff).
The CTCB exam is a voluntary certification program, allowing those who work in the construction and maintenance of tennis courts to demonstrate proof of their experience, as well as their knowledge of sports-facility-specific construction. The program was developed in order to help raise professional standards and improve the practice of sports field construction. Other exams are offered, including Certified Track Builder (CTB) and Certified Field Builder (CFB).
In order to become a certified builder, an individual must meet specific criteria set forth by ASBA; he or she must complete an application that shows he or she has a set amount of sports field construction experience, and then pass a comprehensive exam. In order to retain the designation, an individual must recertify every three years by documenting a sufficient level of continuing education activities in the relevant field or by passing the examination again.
Information on the Winter Meeting of ASBA is available at the website of www.sportsbuilders.org.
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.