Founded in 2000 by paving industry veteran Lee Murray, Competition Athletic Surfaces installs, resurfaces and repairs tennis courts, running tracks, backyard Sport Courts and indoor sports surfaces throughout the southeastern United States.

Our staff has a combined total of over 70 years' experience in the athletic surfaces industry. Staff members have experience installing nearly every type of surface, including resilient track surfaces, tennis court surfaces, Sport Court modular surfaces, synthetic turf surfaces, and synthetic indoor sports floors.

If your athletic facility needs maintenance, if you want to renovate your facility or if you are planning a new facility, we can help. At Competition Athletic Surfaces we want to assist you in creating safe, durable and attractive places to play.

But don't take our word for it. Ask our customers. Take a moment to review our testimonials. We are proud of each project, and we believe our clients are the most accurate reflection of our company and the services we can provide.

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In 2017 Tennis Industry Magazine reecognized Competition Athletic Surfaces as the Tennis Court Builder/Contractor of the Year.

The citation saluted CAS owner Lee Murray for his close to 50 years in the paving industry and concluded that "he is still creating the best athletic surfaces possible."

The professional staff are on hand at all times to give lessons and to make all visitors feel welcome making sure they thoroughly enjoy their golfing holidays.

Other recognition for Competition Athletic Surfaces includes:

  • A special assignment from the USTA in 2005 to assist in testing colors for a new color scheme on the U.S. Open courts;

  • A project from Unum, the world's largest disability insurer, to install a walking track on the rooftop of its headquarters in downtown Chattanooga;

  • Its selection by the U.S. Soccer Foundation to serve as the Southeast installer for an ambitious program that will place 1,000 futsal courts in underserved communities across the country by 2026.



Lee Murray

The boss man at Competition Athletic Surfaces is an amiable, low-key guy with a fondness for puns -- like "Roads Scholars and "Tar Wars" which appeared on his playful worksite signage during his early days in the surfacing business.

But Lee Murray's penchant for puns belies a serious commitment to his industry over a 45-year career that has earned his company a reputation for excellence of installations, staying atop evolving construction techniques and surfacing materials, and providing first-rate customer service.

Competition Athletic Surfaces was honored for its achievements with the 2017 Tennis Industry Magazine Tennis Court Builder/Contractor of the Year Award.

The citation noted that "Murray went into the sealcoating and paving industry after college and migrated into tennis and track. Four decades later, he is still creating the best athletic surfaces possible."

In accepting the Champions of Tennis accolade, Murray pointed out that building and renovating tennis courts, running tracks and other play surfaces is indeed serious business.

"We make a real contribution to people's wellness," he said. "We're creating spaces for people to do something healthy."

After receiving his B.S. degree in industrial engineering from the University of Tennessee, the Chattanooga native returned to his hometown and established a pavement maintenance business. He ran the enterprise for 22 years, then was recruited by the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce to serve as its executive vice president.

In 2002 Murray returned to the paving industry by joining forces with key members of his former business to launch Competition Athletic Surfaces. In contrast to his first business, the new company would focus solely on sport surfaces and operate throughout the Southeast.

The wordplay tradition persisted. Murray's "Run all over us" is the CAS motto.


What people say about us

"Everyone loves the courts. The bounce is true and the colors (US Open green and blue) are awesome! We just won the bid to host the ASUN men's and women's conference championships for the next two years.

STEVE BROOKSEast Tennessee State University Women's Tennis Coach

"You all have made a 20-year old indoor facility look new again! Not only has it been a big positive for our members but our new surface has already attracted quality student/athletes to the Austin Peay tennis program. You will be a big reason for our team’s improvement. I look forward to working with your professional staff again!

ED DICKSONAustin Peay State Tennis Coach

"Thank you! The surface got rave reviews after our tournament this past weekend. Everyone liked the deep blue color, and the surface matched our players' strengths.

MIKE PATRICKTennessee Women's Tennis Coach

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