ASB has taken a major step forward in squash court design with the launch of its revolutionary new ASB PermanentGlassCourt this month in Hong Kong. Three ASB PermanentGlassCourts have been installed at the Hong Kong Football Club (HKFC) where more than 750 players competing in the WSF World Masters Squash Championships.
The new ASB PermanentGlassCourt is the maintenance-free squash court – which boasts almost the same playing characteristics of the world-famous ASB ShowGlassCourt, as used recently at the 2013 PSA World Championship in Manchester, England, and which will be the focus of the Squash competition at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland later this month.
The court walls are made from white coated glass with a high quality matt finish. The glass is non see-through and, thanks to the matt finish, shows no reflections. The new walls can be cleaned with common glass cleaning products and ball marks are removed with one stroke.
The glass panels can be mounted onto a steel or an all-glass structure and offer the same playing characteristics as the world’s most used event court, the ASB ShowGlassCourt. The walls have a great sound and with the other high quality components like the healthy ASB SportsFloor 65 and the two choices of glass back walls offer one of the best playgrounds for players of all standards.
“HKFC has always been conscious about the appearance of their courts, cleaning them more than once per week,” said Till Jonuleit, ASB Sales manager for Asia. “With the World Masters coming up, they were looking for a premium solution, easy to maintain that would last for a very long time without any signs of age.”
“As all the major tournaments around the world now feature all-glass showcourts, it will be a great boost to have regular access to courts like the ASB PermanentGlassCourts which have similar playing characteristics. This is a significant breakthrough by ASB”, said World No1 Greg Gaultier said.
ASB have proven again to be the most innovative and experienced court manufacturer, with over 6000 courts installed worldwide.