Connor Sports Surfaces Selected For 3 New Venues In Qatar

Connor Sports has been selected as the surface of choice across three new venues being constructed in Qatar for the World Handball Championships in January 2015.

Connor, distributed by Raymond Sport in Dubai and the Middle East, have supplied nearly 20,000 square meters of their market leading sports, athletic and gym flooring to the project.

The first completed is the Lekheweya Sport Complex featuring 7,800 square meters of the Connor Neoshok system featuring 20mm x 57mm MFMA Certified 2nd and Better Grade Hard Maple surface as well as the Poloplaz World Class finishing system.

The complex is a project of the Prince of Qatar and will be one of the main venues for the upcoming championships. It includes a main hall and two training halls.

A further two venues for the events with sports surfaces provided by Connor are in the final stages of completion.

For more information on Connor Sports, visit http://www.raymondsport.com/sport-surfaces/squash/connor/.

Sport Court® Appeal Revealed From Above With Drone Technology

The benefits of Sport Court® have been revealed from above in an exciting photo shoot from an overhead drone camera.

The images showcase the vibrancy and colourful appeal of Sport Court® and offer a fantastic tool for demonstrating the surfaces to potential customers including schools, clubs and community courts.

Taken in Czech Republic and Slovakia, the small DJI drone device, fitted with a camera has taken a series of impressive aerial shots of the courts.

Sport Court® is the world’s largest court builder having installed over 100,000 courts in 100 countries worldwide and are tested and approved by the leading sporting bodies.

For more information on Sport Court®, visit http://www.raymondsport.com/sport-surfaces/multi-purpose/sport-court/.

Sport Court® Response Official Volleyball Surface at the Central American & Caribbean Games

Sport Court® Response™ beat the competition to be chosen as the official volleyball surface at the Central American & Caribbean Games, held 15th – 30th November 2014.

31 countries from the region participated over 36 sports at the event, held in Veracruz, Mexico.

Sport Court®, a specialist in providing safe sports courts approved by the world’s leading sporting bodies, supplied a main indoor competition surface, secondary Sport Court® Response™ training surface and three separate Sport Court® Power Game™ training surfaces.

Championship tested, Sport Court® Response™ is The Official Playing Surface of the NCAA Volleyball Championships and USA Volleyball National Teams and provides superior traction, shock absorption and performance for nearly any sport at any level.

Sport Court® Power Game™ was selected as the maintenance-friendly option where the facilities were open to the elements. The Sport Court® Power Game™ system is recognised as the safest outdoor court in the world with the lowest skin abrasion of any outdoor court and featuring patented Double-Tier shock absorbing grid and Lateral Forgiveness™ to reduce joint strain and fatigue.

Sport Court® was first used as the main volleyball competition surface at the CAC Games in Sal Salvador, El Salvador in 2002 and remains the only modular surface approved for international competition by the FIVB.

For more information, visit http://www.raymondsport.com/sport-surfaces/multi-purpose/sport-court/.

Raymond Sport at Leisure Show Dubai

Raymond Sport are excited to announce their attendance at this year’s Leisure Show at Dubai World Trade Centre between 28 -30th September.

The Dubai-based fitness and leisure construction specialists will be holding a stall at the three-day event showcasing their portfolio of brands and products.

The show, featuring on leisure and outdoor for a 15th year, is part of the larger Hotel Show and features a huge dedicated area covering main sectors including Outdoor Design, Furniture & Equipment; Pool & Spa; Sports & Fitness and Recreational Fun & Adventure.

Raymond Sport will be available at stand 2A70. Register for tickets at www.theleisureshow.com

GEMS Education Install Raymond Sports Play Equipment

Raymond Sport has revealed a new product installation, a climbing boulder and rubber safety tiles at GEMS Education.

The boulder, ideal for active play, is made by Entre-Prises, a world leader in climbing walls and supplied by Raymond Sports in Dubai and the UAE.

Teamed with Raymond Sports rubber safety floor tiles for durability, shock absorption and slip resistance, the great looking installation is perfect for years of happy play at GEMS high-performing education facilities.

Raymond Sport Installs Neoflex Flooring at Deira’s Radisson Blu

The Radisson Blu Deira has become one of the UAE’s latest prestigious hotels to install Raymond Sport products adding Neoflex flooring in their health and fitness facilities.

The Radisson Blu Deira has become one of the UAE’s latest prestigious hotels to install Raymond Sport products adding Neoflex flooring in their health and fitness facilities.

The Neoflex system has been designed to enhance the look, feel and life of flooring while providing a safe, slip resistant and durable finish to both indoor and outdoor installations.

Located near the city’s cultural, business and shopping districts, the hotel offers amazing views over Dubai’s Deira Creek and welcomes guests with a host of facilities including the on-site fitness club recently upgraded by Raymond Sport with Neoflex flooring.

Atlantis The Palm Installs Decoflex Tennis Courts

Raymond Sport has successfully installed their Decoflex Softcourt flooring at the prestigious Atlantis The Palm Hotel & Resort.

Previous tennis courts at the hotel had been a cause for concern for hotel management and a new great looking, safe installation was needed to bring the tennis courts back up to their fantastic standards.

Decoflex’s Softcourt system has revived the courts with their cushioned surface, resiliency and true ball bounce making for a fantastic playing environment.

Dubai’s Atlantis The Palm is an ultra luxurious, 5 star hotel welcoming thousands of highly-discerning business and leisure guests every year.

Daytona Towers Install NeoFlex Flooring System

Raymond Sport has unveiled their latest successful installation, bringing their Neoflex flooring system to Dubai’s Daytona Office Tower.

Neoflex’s commercial and recreational rubber flooring system is slip resistant, soundproof and durable making it the ideal choice for the fitness suites at the Daytona.

Installed with semi sprung maple wood flooring, the Neoflex will provide a long-lasting and attractive surface for fitness and recreational use at Daytona Office Tower, based at the heart of Dubai’s MotorCity.

Located in the hi-tech commercial district, Daytona Tower is on the iconic Autodrome racetrack and is one of many commercial and residential clients trusting Raymond Sport’s experience and expertise for high-quality product installations.

FIFA award Act Global Synthetic Turf Two Star Criteria

August has been a huge month for Act Global and Carpell Surfaces’ synthetic turf as the surfacing achieved the highest level of FIFA recommendation and became the chosen flooring at Montreal’s Olympic stadium for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

The synthetic turf, produced by Act Global and expertly installed by Carpell Surfaces, needed to pass rigorous laboratory and field testing to win the accreditation based on benchmarks of natural grass fields in good condition.

Tested on its tuft bind, durability, UV stability, ball roll and rebound, traction, deformation and shock absorption, Act Global’s Xtreme Turf DX60 was awarded the prestigious FIFA Two Stars.

Supplied as the turf pitch at Montreal’s Olympic stadium, fans saw the flooring in action at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup with ten tournament games being held at the arena throughout August beginning with France Vs Costa Rica on August 4th and ending with the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Final final yesterday (24th August).

Exciting start to FIBA World Tour with official Sport Court® Power Game™ playing surface

The 2014 3 x 3 FIBA World Tour Events have got off to an exciting start with a weekend of action across Beijing and Manila.

The action all took place on Connor Sports Sport Court® Power Game™ court flooring as the official playing surface of the 3 x 3 FIBA World Tour Events and 3 x 3 World Championships.

The 2014 3 x 3 FIBA World Tour Events have got off to an exciting start with a weekend of action across Beijing and Manila.

The action all took place on Connor Sports Sport Court® Power Game™ court flooring as the official playing surface of the 3 x 3 FIBA World Tour Events and 3 x 3 World Championships.

Fan-favourite Manila West upset Doha, Qatar’s team despite Doha playing two of the team who led the side to victory in the Mens 3 x 3 World Championships in Moscow in June.

Hosted indoors at the SM MegaMall in Pasig City, Metro Manila, hundreds of shoppers lined the five-storey atrium to watch the action.

China’s Wukesong defeated Japan’s Nagoya side at the Hi-Park basketball complex in Western Beijing to advance through to the World Tour Final in Sendai in October.

Chicago, Prague and Lausanne will host the next round of events.