Ampang, Malaysia (PRWeb), September 29, 2009—Sports Planet, one of Malaysia’s largest providers of pay-for-play futsal venues, has selected Sport Court® athletic surfaces for its Ampang facility.
Wong Horr Wai, Executive Director of Sports Planet, said “Sports Planet is extremely pleased with the performance and service provided by Sport Court. As a result we plan to eventually install Sport Court surfaces in each of our 15 different venues in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.”
“Sports Planet first discovered Sport Court futsal flooring at the ESPN/Star Sports KL World 5’s Futsal Championships in Kuala Lumpur in 2008. After making comparisons to other surfaces, we concluded Sport Court offered the best futsal surface available for the development of ball-handling and passing skills which are so important to the fast-paced game of futsal” Mr. Wong said.
“The new Sport Court futsal floors are extremely popular. Thousands of square meters of Sport Court are almost fully booked each week, even right through the midnight hours. Additionally, we were pleased at how little maintenance it takes to keep Sport Court appealing and attractive,” said Abdul Mutalib, Venue Manager of Sports Planet in Ampang.
Ron Cerny, President and CEO of Connor Sport Court International, headquartered in Salt Lake City, said Sport Court’s engineered polymer modular surface virtually eliminates any risk of moisture or flood damage in the humid, tropical climate of Southeast Asia.
Cerny said Sport Court flooring gives the players the safety of a suspended playing surface and the fast ball speed required for top level competition.
“Futsal is the official indoor or limited space version of soccer for FIFA. It is very popular around the world and is quickly growing in America as well,” said Cerny. “We are indeed honored that Sport Court was chosen as the official futsal surface of the U.S. Soccer Foundation here in the United States.”
The transaction was coordinated by Andrew Gettig, Vice President of CSCI’s International Division, and Ryan Burke, Manager of International Sales for CSCI.