Whether a club or resort … public or private residence … school or university with tennis courts or other recreational areas in need of resurfacing, Hinding Global Tennis will exceed all of your expectations.
Since 1974 Steve Hinding has not only been playing tennis, but has been repairing, resurfacing and building tennis courts and many other types of recreational surfaces. His more formal introduction to the business side of tennis courts came in 1979, when he oversaw Connecticut’s Old Saybrook startup and build out of a division of the Cheshire-based Copeland Coating Company. This new sister company had divisions comprising fencing, polyurethane running track surfacing, acrylic tennis and recreational surfacing, and pavement maintenance.
In 1989 Steve relocated to the Albany, New York, area to become a partner with John Copeland in the Copeland Coating Company. They spent 25 years together building a successful manufacturing and contracting business focusing on tennis and basketball courts, running tracks, heavy highway traffic calming applications, recreational acrylic coatings, and coal tar manufacturing and distribution.
The year 2015 brought a move back to Connecticut and what would be a life-changing opportunity to partner with his brother, Tom, and his Hinding Tennis business to complete a project in Havana, Cuba. A non-profit 501(3)(c) organization based in Burlington, Vermont, called Kids on the Ball had successfully raised the funds to renovate ten tennis courts for the Cuban Federation of Tennis, host of the 1991 Pan American Games. Steve and Tom were asked to oversee the Havana renovation, and Steve and Kids on the Ball founder, Jake Agna, became the first U.S. citizens to successfully complete a brick-and-mortar project in Cuba – achieved on December 22, 2016 – since the Eisenhower Administration.
Literally and figuratively, that success provided Junior Tennis in Cuba with a new playing field. In April 2017 the Tennis Channel filmed the first three-day Junior Tennis event on the newly renovated courts, with youngsters aged 8-14, representing the nine provinces of Cuba, competing. In attendance for the event were Tennis Channel CEO Ken Salomon, Martina Navratilova, Stan Smith, Jim Courier and a five-person film crew.
While very proud of his accomplishment, the greater impact for Steve – the one that has changed his life – is the empowerment of youth he experienced in putting a tennis racquet in the hands of a ten-year-old that had never held one before.
Having fulfilled this goal and with numerous jobs already completed in Jamaica for the Couples Resort Group, Steve and his team at Hinding Global Tennis are looking forward and focusing on global and international tennis court renovations and new construction, particularly on tennis and recreational coating projects throughout the Caribbean, South and Central America, and Mexico.