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Different Types of Tennis Court Surfaces

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Tennis is a sport which can be played both indoors and outdoors. The major factor that differentiates the game is the court surface being used. Typically, tennis courts feature three different types of surfaces- grass, clay and hard, which provide different playing conditions. See the mentioned slideshow to know more about different types of tennis court surfaces.

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Different Types of Tennis Court Surfaces

  1. 1. Different Types of Tennis Court Surfaces
  2. 2. Tennis is a popular sport worldwide and is played outdoors or indoors.
  3. 3. The tennis court surfaces are mostly categorized into the following: Clay Court Grass Court Hard Court
  4. 4. All these tennis court surfaces have their own advantages depending on the playing conditions.
  5. 5. Here are some of the basic points of different types of tennis court surfaces.
  6. 6. Grass Court Surface
  7. 7. Grass courts are very versatile and are the fastest type of courts due to its slippery surface.
  8. 8. The grass courts are made up of grass grown on very hard- packed soil.
  9. 9. Their bounce depends on a variety of factors, including: Health of the grass Last trimming date Wear & tear of recent play
  10. 10. The ball has a lower bounce as the soil is softer than the other types of tennis court surfaces.
  11. 11. The grass courts are becoming less popular as they are harder to maintain as: It must be watered regularly The grass needs to be timely mowed
  12. 12. Clay Court Surface
  13. 13. Clay courts are made of crushed natural materials such as: Shale Stone Brick
  14. 14. A clay court is the slowest among all the surfaces as: It slows down the speed of the ball It reduces the skid of the ball It causes the ball to bounce high
  15. 15. Clay courts are cheaper to construct than other types of courts, but are more expensive to maintain
  16. 16. They require to be rolled to maintain flatness and also, the clay's water content must be balanced.
  17. 17. Clay courts are harder for server- based players, as they take away a lot of the advantage of big serves.
  18. 18. Hard Court Surface
  19. 19. Hard court surfaces are more popular because they require very low maintenance.
  20. 20. The hard courts are generally made of uniform rigid materials such as: Concrete Asphalt Acrylic
  21. 21. The hard courts are flat and provides a surface that: Allows the ball to travel at a lower speed than grass, but faster than a clay court Provides higher bounce due to the hard surface
  22. 22. A hard court provides an even playing surface and favors all styles of play.
  23. 23. The speed and friction depend on the materials used to install the top layer of the hard court.
  24. 24. Thank You https://ace-surfaces.com/

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