When the Olympic Games called for tennis courts,
Saviano Co. Inc. was selected to send an expert to Beijing, China, site of the 2008 Olympic Games, and the 2011 Pan American Games site in Mexico to consult and install the same DecoTurf® cushion tennis court surface used at the U.S. Open and the last Olympic Games in Greece.
"I want to thank you on behalf of DecoTurf for your unparalleled contribution with regards to the installation of the DecoTurf tennis surface for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games."
Read the full letter from John Graham, Managing Director of DecoTurf.
The Olympic Green Tennis Center, Beijing China
The flower-shaped Olympic Green Tennis Center is meticulously designed for natural ventilation to ensure the quality of the competitions for athletes and spectators.
The center's three main courts are dodecagonal with each of the 12 sides as a stands. The gray cement walls around each of the 12 sections form 12 stands which look like 12 petals of a lotus flower in the Olympic Forest Park.
With 10 competition courts, the venue covers a surface area of 16.68 hectares and has a building area of 26,514 square meters. The venue has a capacity of 17,400 seats, including 10,000 seats in the main court; 4,000 seats in the No. 1 cour; 2,000 seats in the No. 2 court; and 1,400 seats in the seven preliminary competition courts at the No. 2 platform. Next year, the Olympic tennis and Paralympic wheelchair tennis competitions will be held at the Center.
Text is quoted from: en.beijing2008.cn