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Minnetonka High School Baseball Chooses FieldtTurf DoublePlay

Tonka Pride takes its act to the diamond with FieldTurf’s DoublePlay system.

Minnetonka, MN, April 12, 2012 --( FieldTurf is the choice of Tonka baseball. Minnetonka High School has chosen to install “FieldTurf DoublePlay Classic” at Veterans Field, as the school elects to go with the most innovative baseball-specific system in the industry.

FieldTurf’s product development team, along with research partner Penn State University, designed the DoublePlay product line to be completely customizable to the needs of baseball clients by controlling the speed and pace of the baseball through innovative fiber height and infill solutions. Such customization allows for all baseball programs to get the field they want and the field that best compliments the skills of their team.

“Minnetonka does things right in all aspects of the community. The making of Veterans Field a reality has made a large footprint for others to follow,” said Head Baseball Coach Paul Twenge. “Because we are a community that looks to have the best, there was no other choice for Veterans Field than FieldTurf. Simply put----FieldTurf is the best!”

The school’s baseball program is regarded as one of the best in the nation, often ranking in the top ten for AAA baseball in the state of Minnesota. 72 players participate in the baseball program, playing for 4 teams. Coach Twenge anticipates the continued relationship with FieldTurf will help solidify Minnetonka baseball for years to come, and looks forward to committing all its efforts towards its players.

FieldTurf is changing the way the baseball community perceives artificial turf – with its specialized DoublePlay turf systems driving surface innovation throughout every level of baseball. The University of New Mexico joins an impressive list of over 20 NCAA Division-I teams that play and/or practice on FieldTurf DoublePlay systems such as the University of Texas, Oregon State University, Rutgers University, George Washington University, and the University of Oregon, to name a few.

About FieldTurf

FieldTurf offers industry-leading engineering and manufacturing resources and leads the synthetic turf industry with regard to setting higher environmental standards. FieldTurf is the global market leader in terms of synthetic sports fields with more than 7000 fields installed. Additionally, FieldTurf has attained more than 25,000 satisfied customers in high quality pet, residential, commercial and municipal landscaping solutions, playground surfacing and has a complete range of golf and tennis products. FieldTurf synthetic turf customers enjoy the benefits of significantly reduced water consumption, the elimination of fertilizer and pesticides, superior durability and drainage and a product that looks and feels real. The positive environmental impact of FieldTurf provides the added benefit of LEED building contributions.

FieldTurf is part of Tarkett Sports, a Division of the Tarkett Group. Tarkett Sports is the largest entity in the sports and landscape surfacing industries. Included within the Tarkett Sports portfolio is an impressive range of performance sports flooring products. This product range includes: synthetic and hardwood basketball; volleyball and gymnasium flooring; squash and racquetball courts; floor protection and covering systems; weight room flooring; and high performance indoor and outdoor running tracks, featuring Beynon and Atlas track surfaces. All Tarkett Sports surfaces are developed, produced and installed with a concentration on sustainability and a commitment to protecting the environment, providing additional LEED contribution opportunities for customers. The company calls this focus on sustainability and the environment ‘Environmental Intelligence’ and all company personnel strive to exemplify this philosophy in all aspects of the business.

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