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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Tempted to take up following tennis just so I can back Jono up on his stance against ridiculous surface snobbery tbh.
    Please no we already have Tennis Australia pushing overfilling synthetic grass / slow hard courts... I swear some of these courts look (and play) more like the beach than anything else.At Least my local clubs are too cheap to put in the clay / syn clay they're pushing these days.

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    Local courts are all weather because they're low maintenance and as the name suggests, are all weather. Means more people can play all year round. Silly to just have hard courts where if it rains it becomes like ice. Tennis clubs would go broke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    Local courts are all weather because they're low maintenance and as the name suggests, are all weather. Means more people can play all year round. Silly to just have hard courts where if it rains it becomes like ice. Tennis clubs would go broke.
    What does that have to do with sand fill levels? Or what TA is pushing with respect to new courts? I don't mind Syn grass with good (not beach level) sand levels as long as the court is well maintained (even). Anything more than a light shower and your SFSG courts are off anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valer View Post
    What does that have to do with sand fill levels? Or what TA is pushing with respect to new courts? I don't mind Syn grass with good (not beach level) sand levels as long as the court is well maintained (even). Anything more than a light shower and your SFSG courts are off anyway.
    The sand absorbs the water. Without it it would just be as slippery.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Valer View Post
    Please no we already have Tennis Australia pushing overfilling synthetic grass / slow hard courts... I swear some of these courts look (and play) more like the beach than anything else.At Least my local clubs are too cheap to put in the clay / syn clay they're pushing these days.
    Sounds like Tennis Australia is making it easier for us to fulfill our compulsory day at the beach and shops requirement of being an Aussie.
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    God you just have to love what you are seeing from Kyrgios and Kokkinakis. Both have such big games at such a young age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    The sand absorbs the water. Without it it would just be as slippery.
    There is something between naked grass (plays like fast indoor carpet) and the beach. I see far too much of the beach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    The sand absorbs the water. Without it it would just be as slippery.
    Isn't the sand more to make the bounce even? Water based hockey pitches are basically the same material without the sand and the traction is fine.
    The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riggins View Post
    Isn't the sand more to make the bounce even? Water based hockey pitches are basically the same material without the sand and the traction is fine.
    Nah water based fields in hockey are way different to tennis courts. Take it from a one season field hockey veteran.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riggins View Post
    Isn't the sand more to make the bounce even? Water based hockey pitches are basically the same material without the sand and the traction is fine.
    Sand helps reduce wear (over no sand beach isn't actually better here). Also sets the pace of the court low sand SFSG are really fast (think indoor speeds). High sand SFSG have the inconsistent bounce of natural grass and are slower than clay. A well maintained mid to low sand SFSG is relatively low maintenance and great to play (easy on the body / good characteristics).

    For the record most of the courts I play on are hard but they have tendency to resurface/ paint them slow(er).

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