Neill is one of the first people to colour coat a tennis court in the UK. He did this in 1981 – when he was much younger!
A sportsman at heart, Neill competed in athletics until he was 28 and still plays rugby, even now. A combination of sport and a physical job keeps him fit.
He has worked in almost any type of environment. This includes Latvia in winter and the Middle East, where it is extremely hot all year round.
These are some of the venues/countries he has worked in:
England, Scotland, Wales, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Republic of Ireland, Latvia, Sri Lanka, Dubai, Abu Dhabi.
In 1991, Neill and his team were heavily involved with the installation of the Federation Cup tennis courts in Nottingham. He also installed the Davis Cup courts in Latvia.
Whilst in the Middle East, he installed the tennis courts at schools and palaces.
Over the years, Neill has had “on site” training and experience in all aspects of court building from a green field site to completion. This includes excavation, laying drainage, fencing and an array of playing surfaces. These include acrylic spray, cushioned acrylics, polyurethane, tile, wood and artificial grass. In fact, he has worked on over 30 types of playing surface and will give an honest appraisal as to which is appropriate due to site conditions, layout, customer expectations and cost.