Tennis Courts: Types Of Court


A person standing on a court with a racquet

About Tennis Courts

A Tennis Court is a place where tennis is played. It is actually a rectangular surface. It has low net stretched across the centre. Both the singles and the doubles matches are played on the same surface. The tennis courts are usually made up of different types of surfaces. Each of them have their own characteristics which usually affects the playing style of the game.

All  Types  Of  Tennis  Courts
All Types Of Tennis Courts

Types Of Tennis Courts

There are a few different types of courts which are mentioned below:

1: Clay Courts-

These type of courts are made out stones or bricks, crushed shale. The only Grand Slam Tournament which use the clay courts is the French Open. These type of courts slow down the ball. They also produce a high bounce and this takes away a lot of advantages of big serves. The water content of the clay must be balanced. They also need to be rolled in order to preserve the flatness.

2: Hard Courts-

These courts are made up of rigid materials and covered with acrylic surface layer. In terms of speed, hard courts are faster than the clay courts. The Grand Slam tournaments like the Australian Open and the U.S. Open have been played on hard courts.

3: Grass Courts-

These type of courts are the fastest courts and they are the one commonly used. They have a very hard packed soil on which grass is grown. The bounces usually depend on how healthy the grass is and also whether it has been recently mowed or not and the wear and tear. Though they are the mostly used courts, they are rarely found these days due to the high maintenance cost. Grass courts have been used in Grand Slam tournaments like the U.S. Open, the Australian Open and the Wimbledon Open.

All  Types  Of  Tennis  Courts
All Types Of Tennis Courts

4: Carpet Courts –

 Carpet courts are made up of carpet which is removable in nature. For indoor courts rubber-backed surfaces are used whereas for outdoor courts artificial turfs filled with sands are used. Carpet courts are faster than the hard courts with low bounces. Tennis tournaments like the Paris Masters, Kremlin Cup, WCT Finals and U.S. Pro Indoor. Trofeo Citta di Brescia an ATP Challenger Tour tournament still uses carpet courts. The International-level Tournoi de Quebec is one of the remaining events of the WTA Tour which still uses carpet courts.

Conclusing Remarks About Tennis Courts

Tennis is a sport played by many people throughout the world. It is a necessity to have tennis courts in order to be able to play tennis. Just like football grounds and cricket grounds are necessary to be able to play football and cricket. It all depends upon the tennis court as to how much the bounce will be also whether it will be faster or not. So having a match in the most suitable court is very much necessary for the players. Grass tennis courts being the best has one big disadvantage that is it has a high maintenance cost due to which they are rarely found.

All  Types  Of  Tennis  Courts
All Types Of Tennis Courts
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