Lee Murray And Competition Athletic Surfaces Honored As Tennis Court Contractor

Friday, January 5, 2018
From left, Lee Murray, owner Competition Athletic Surfaces; Mary Helen Sprecher, Tennis Industry Magazine writer; and Peter Francesoni, managing editor, Tennis Industry Magazine
From left, Lee Murray, owner Competition Athletic Surfaces; Mary Helen Sprecher, Tennis Industry Magazine writer; and Peter Francesoni, managing editor, Tennis Industry Magazine

Lee Murray, president and owner of Competition Athletic Surfaces, has been honored by Tennis Industry Magazine and American Sports Builders Association with its Tennis Court Contractor of the Year award for 2017.

Mr. Murray was cited for his company's outstanding construction projects, his contribution of articles to the ASBA Newsline newsletter and his attendance at technical meetings. 

Mr. Murray began working in the sealcoating and paving industry after graduating with a degree in engineering from UTK. Later the company migrated into tennis and track. Today, after 40 years in the business, Competition Athletic Surfaces focuses on indoor and outdoor tennis courts, running tracks and other recreational surfaces. 

"I'm the kind of person who likes to stand back at the end of the day and see what I accomplished," Mr. Murray said. "I can measure what I got done and whether I think it was good. You also know you’re creating the spaces for people to go outside and do something healthy. I think a lot of us don’t realize how much we’re really contributing to people’s wellness.”




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