October 17, 2016 – Leading commercial sport drainage manufacturer, ACO Polymer Products, Inc., provided their KlassikDrain four-inch wide modular trench drainage system for the new state-of-the-art tennis courts at the new USTA National Campus in Orlando, FL, set to open early 2017.
During the design phase, the team wanted to make sure the tennis courts could drain quickly and efficiently, ensuring play could resume shortly after a rain event. Due to this requirement and the depth of the trench drain channel with the concrete curbing depths, the design team selected the ACO KlassikDrain K100 system, a four-inch internal width trench drain, along with a black longitudinal, ADA-compliant grate, to ensure the safety of players and spectators, while keeping the courts dry. Twice the amount of catch basins than typically used in tennis court design was used in the project to account for the shallow trench drain channels.
Installation contractor, JR Davis, used a hanging installation method that allowed for placement of 3 one-meter channels at a time, which reduced installation and labor cost and optimized the construction schedule.
The USTA National Campus is the new Home of American Tennis, where tennis enthusiasts can come to watch, learn and play at one of the largest tennis facilities in the world. Set to open in early 2017, the USTA National Campus is a one-of-a-kind facility that will serve as host to local play for residents of the Orlando community as well as for national, individual and collegiate events, and it will be the home base for USTA Player Development and the USTA’s Community Tennis division.
ACO introduced the concept of modular trench drains to North America over 30 years ago. Today, ACO in North America is a multi-site manufacturing and sales operation using a variety of materials for its extensive range of drainage products for all aspects of building and construction.
For more information on ACO’s drainage products, please visit www.acodrain.us.