In the past, only clay, grass, cement, carpet and the latest-generation innovations such as synthetic astroturf were available. But 2016 heralds the arrival of a new and revolutionary surface for tennis, Dekton. The ultra-compact material made by Cosentino Group for the use in architecture and design makes its entrance into the world of tennis at the Mutua Madrid Open. It is the only combined ATP World Tour Masters 1000 and WTA Premier Mandatory event held in Europe.
Dekton is the result of over 22,000 hours of research. It is manufactured with PST (Particle Sintering Technology) developed by Cosentino and now used by the most prestigious international architects. It is suitable for a variety of indoor and outdoor uses and already employed in thousands of homes around the world. Here, it is put to the test in one of the most demanding of sports. Three years since its launch, Dekton is a brand recognized all over the world for its advanced technology, versatility, design and innovation. Just last week the brand’s latest collection, XGloss, received the prestigious Red Dot Best Product Design 2016 award.