New Members Join the TIA UK Tennis Family

Sports Facility Planning and Design Limited, a consultancy headed up by Lee West and new companies Solent Contracting Ltd and Thirty30 (T30) recently joined the TIA UK and perfectly demonstrate the diversity in the membership of the trade association.

Sports Facility Planning and Design Limited is a consultancy providing advice in the design and development of all types of outdoor and indoor sports facilities i.e. tennis courts, multi-use games areas, air domes and floodlighting.

S.F.P.D. can provide a range of services to clients for all types of tennis courts and previous clients include the Lawn Tennis Associaton and The All England Lawn Tennis Club

S.F.P.D. assist all types of client from private individuals to Local Authorities.

Contact Lee West for further information office@sfpad.co.uk

Solent Contracting Ltd is a Southampton based company specialising in the construction, refurbishment and maintenance of outdoor sports facilities especially tennis courts and games areas including all associated works.

Mark Lilley, the founder, has over 25 years’ experience in the construction and landscaping industry and over 15 years in the construction of outdoor sports facilities.

Contact Mark Lilley info@solentcontracting.co.uk

Thirty30 (T30) tennis is an abbreviated format of tennis where every point really counts and can be described as the tennis equivalent of cricket’s Twenty20 (T20). It provides:-

  • Provides tennis players with an alternative to the traditional tennis scoring format.
  • Produces shorter & more intense ‘bite-size’ sets.
  • One set played in 20 minutes; three sets played in 60 minutes; five sets played in generally no longer than 90 minutes.
  • Takes away the "dead time" during matches and makes more points matter quicker.

Thirty30 were featured in the April edition of Tennis Threads, the TIA UK’s Official Media Partner.  In the article Mark Milne the Promotor from Arbroath, Scotland explains that Thirty30 uses the traditional scoring system  -  it just starts at 30-all!  It is a seamless simple transition for players, audiences and officials. 

Endorsed by Arbroath LTC where Club Coach Ruaridh MacLeod has used the format for his older juniors who said it was faster, more play and more exciting and perhaps most importantly, more fun. 

Contact Mark Milne: contact@thirty30tennis.com

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