It’s been a full year since Emerald Sports Surfaces (www.emeraldsportssurfaces.ie) became Tennis Coach Ireland’s number one and preferred contractor for the laying of the extremely popular ‘Tiger Turf’ court surface. Representatives of Emerald Sports, Tiger Turf and TCI met recently in Dublin to discuss our partnership, and committed to continue to work together to ensure that more Tiger Turf courts are laid throughout Ireland. Tennis Coach Ireland is convinced that Tiger Turf courts are very effective in developing and retaining players. Their slower and higher bounce helps young players to fully develop their game. For more mature players, the bounce characteristics provide a bit more time to get to the ball and make your stroke, something which we all appreciate as the years go by! Pictured at the meeting are (left to right) Liam Cassidy – TCI Chairman, Darren Wood and Nick Springate – Tiger Turf, and Peter Smith of Emerald Sports Surfaces.