For hardcourt, is smoother the faster?

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  1. Golden Retriever

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    Is smoother the surface the faster?
     
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    Yes. Rough surface equals slow.
     
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  3. Bagumbawalla

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    In general, yes. A tennis ball will "cling" to a grittier surface- which slows it down for a few microseconds.
     
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