View Full Version : How many of us have played on clay or grass court?

07-26-2009, 10:29 AM
I haven't ... maybe one day when i get much better i'll seek one out

07-26-2009, 10:51 AM
I play on clay most of the time, and sometimes on hard depending if I'm at a country club or a public park

07-26-2009, 11:01 AM
I always play on red clay and played a few times on synthetic grass, but I haven't play on hard courts.

07-26-2009, 11:48 AM
waaaaaaaat? Im I the only grasscourter currently in this poll?

Grass is where its at.

England is where i live obviously ha

07-26-2009, 01:53 PM
All of the above - red and green clay, real and artificial grass.

Fave is real grass. Was bummed I couldn't play National Grasscourt last year and can't this year either. Suits my game well - even though the nearest real grass courts I can play on are 6 hours away and shoes for grass are impossible to find where I live.

Red clay is my least favorite; one good experience and a couple bad ones there. Probably due to a general lack of experience on it.

Green clay is starting to grow on me. Hit on it last week in Florida. Had the express benefit that the court isn't as much of an oven as hard courts are when it is above 90 degrees outside...

07-26-2009, 01:58 PM
do any of you grass courters play outside of england?

07-26-2009, 02:00 PM
Yeah there are grass courts in the US. Over in newport RI you can play on those courts - also in the Hamptons (on long island in NY) there are some courts I have been told. A girl I met at a party plays on those....so she says. I am sure there are more but there are certainly some. And clay courts - well TONS of places have those. Har-Tru is very popular. And very nice to play on.

I actually prefer though a "spongy" hard court. I think they call it rebound ace. But some indoor places use something like that - as well as some outdoor places. It's the best surface as you get true bounces but a good one is easy on your joints like clay. I will pass on they typical cement court. I can't play on that stuff more then once a week.

07-26-2009, 02:01 PM
There are some grass courts north of Victoria, B.C. in Canada.

07-26-2009, 02:26 PM
ah... i haven't seen any grass here in california. i've seen clay in the burbank tennis center, although i was a bit disappointed at this green clay; it just looked like sand spread over a regular hard court.

07-26-2009, 03:00 PM
I'd love to play on red clay more! I usually play on hardcourts, but have played on all three surfaces.

07-26-2009, 03:30 PM
do any of you grass courters play outside of england?

Played on all surfaces many times - grass, red and green clay, all types of hard and indoor - even wood, plastic and a bunch of other interesting stuff.

There are some great grass courts in CA - right in the LA area (Sherwood) as well and soon to be even more. Palm Springs has some great grass facilities too.

07-26-2009, 03:42 PM
I've played on har-tru, rubber, gym floors, and some kind of synthetic carpet. Besides different types of hard courts.

07-26-2009, 08:38 PM
Non-hard courts? I didn't know those existed until I came to this site and watched people play on TV.

07-27-2009, 02:00 AM
I've played on quite a few types of grass. I like the synthetic/sandy grass courts.. can slide like clay.

07-27-2009, 02:04 AM
All of my club nights and home matches are on grass*. Played on clay for about 2 hours when I was 15 (over 20 years ago) but I don't think that counts.

* - this does unfortunately mean that in so-so weather conditions we all have the indoor court centre on speed dial as damp grass can be lethal...

07-27-2009, 04:27 PM
There's about three grass court facilities in all of Canada, where I live. All are members-only with long waiting lists and I assume high admission prices, which is a shame, as I would love to try playing on grass.

There are clay courts near where I live, but I only just discovered them and trying to get a decent partner willing to book a few days in advance with me is bordering on impossible.

So ultimately, I've only played on two kinds of court: concrete hard-court and asphalt hard-court. The latter was pretty fast, actually, compared to concrete.

07-27-2009, 04:32 PM
I've played on en tout cas, clay, synthetic clay, classic clay, hard court, rebound ace, concrete, grass, synthetic grass.

07-27-2009, 05:01 PM
Clay yes, grass no.

07-27-2009, 05:09 PM
Does hard-tru count?

Will be in England by the end of this year, and grass is number 1 priority.

07-27-2009, 05:35 PM
Does hard-tru count?

I think you're referring to har-tru? And it should, that's why they call it green clay, isn't it?.

I've played on red clay, hardcourts, carpet, and marble (I don't really know the material, that's just my guess). But never on grass.

07-27-2009, 05:41 PM
I've played on the green clay. I want to try it out again soon. Lots of fun.

07-27-2009, 07:46 PM
I think you're referring to har-tru? And it should, that's why they call it green clay, isn't it?.

lol, i always overlooked the spelling and assumed hard-tru. Let me just rewire my brain to fix that.

Virtua Tennis
07-27-2009, 09:52 PM
I play on both every so often at the westside tennis club in newyork. Sucks that I have to wear white all the time.

07-27-2009, 11:43 PM
I play on grass for a few months of the year. Love it.

07-28-2009, 07:26 AM
There are some grass courts north of Victoria, B.C. in Canada.

Know of any grass courts in the maritimes?

07-28-2009, 08:46 AM
Know of any grass courts in the maritimes?

I don't know of any. That isn't to say there aren't any - instead just that I don't know.

Good Luck! K_I

07-29-2009, 10:41 AM
Know of any grass courts in the maritimes?

There are some in PEI. I'm not sure what the cost is, however.