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guitarplayer
09-23-2011, 07:33 PM
My club got new court resurfacing done. Forget what it's called but they are softer and very grippy. You slice the ball and it sticks! Courts are slower than previous ones but the ball really reacts to your spin. Here's a pic.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c320/gibsonplayer/th_8054905d.jpg (http://s30.photobucket.com/albums/c320/gibsonplayer/?action=view&current=8054905d.jpg)

mikeler
09-24-2011, 05:53 AM
The surface will change as the court wears down.

TheMagicianOfPrecision
09-24-2011, 08:22 AM
Well, thats how most new courts are!
Great looking courts, by the way.

LeeD
09-24-2011, 09:14 AM
Yeah, cool.
Remember, abrasive courts slow down the ball, it bounces higher, and rallies can last longer, with more balls being run down by both players.
So patience, be aware of the spin (tops hop higher and towards you, slices stop and sit up in the air), big serves need better placement, and topspin serves really hop.
And oftentimes, it's much easier to run for balls with cushy courts, but adjustments are needed, and the first few days can be discombobulated.

guitarplayer
09-24-2011, 10:08 AM
Yeah, cool.
Remember, abrasive courts slow down the ball, it bounces higher, and rallies can last longer, with more balls being run down by both players.
So patience, be aware of the spin (tops hop higher and towards you, slices stop and sit up in the air), big serves need better placement, and topspin serves really hop.
And oftentimes, it's much easier to run for balls with cushy courts, but adjustments are needed, and the first few days can be discombobulated.

This is it exactly!

GS
09-24-2011, 10:18 AM
My courts here just got resurfaced in beautiful US Open blue. Yep, I love how they're alittle bit slower, but I really like how my shoes really grip the court without any sliding, like a decent hardcourt should be.

xFullCourtTenniSx
09-25-2011, 03:47 PM
I sort of like worn down courts... Means the court is faster and points are shorter... But if the courts are significantly slower, I don't mind too much either since I can just abuse my spin.

Timbo's hopeless slice
09-25-2011, 04:11 PM
these are ours.. (sorry about young rory's revolting top!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozGHqN9I-yw

dozu
09-25-2011, 05:04 PM
grippy court is only half the problem... it also makes the ball fluff up much more.... some extra duty balls can look like plush toys after just 10 minutes... and it was very frustrating.

you many need to switch to clay or grass balls to keep the overall speed reasonable.

mikeler
09-26-2011, 05:03 AM
grippy court is only half the problem... it also makes the ball fluff up much more.... some extra duty balls can look like plush toys after just 10 minutes... and it was very frustrating.

you many need to switch to clay or grass balls to keep the overall speed reasonable.


I hate gritty hard courts. They chew up the extra duty balls so quick.