There is a good mix of both hard and clay courts in the local area where we play. Our home courts have both clay and hard courts, and we play on several clay courts around town. The clay courts are outstanding at two facilities, and very nice at most other facilities, but one club as a below ground watering system that somehow saturates the courts. Looking at the courts, they look shiny, not like the courts at other facilities. I having played at this club three times recently. When you hit the ball, water vapor sprays three to four feet on every shot, and that is during the later portions of warmup. :shock: By the time you have gotten to the 3rd game, the balls are completely soaking wet. It is if they rolled into 10' through a puddle of water one inch deep. If a ball got this wet this from a puddle on a hard court or another clay court elsewhere, most reasonable players would simply toss the ball in the trash as it is saturated. The problem here is the entire court, not a puddle. This past week, we played five courts and every player on our team was asking "What's up with all the water on the balls?" I get it that both opponents hit the same balls, but me and another single's guy don't have both have had a history of tennis elbow. And yep, you got it, both of us walking off the court with elbow pain from hitting waterlogged balls. We asked our opponents and got "Yeah, they overwater the courts." NSS. Our team won the match, but is there something in any USTA rules that would make these courts unplayable or at least require the home team to open new balls when the balls becoming so saturated. Woodrow? Love to hear your comments on this.