Shoes for moist courts

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  1. henryshli

    henryshli Semi-Pro

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    Guys

    I live in the UK and the courts here are ALWAYS moist i.e. it has only stopped raining say a couple of hours (if that) ago.

    From your experience which shoes are best in the wet?

    Many thanks
     
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  2. rjg007

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    really depends on what kind of courts you are playing on,

    For wet astro turf I would say clay soled shoes as the sand clogs up other grips and its easy to clear the sand out by hitting your racket against your shoes like they do on clay.

    On hard court its just going to be slippery so wouldnt recommend playing.

    But for all weather courts I reckon you coud get away with any shoe.
     
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  3. Six.One.Tour.90FAN

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    I live in the uk too mate, know what your saying.
    -Courballistecs are uselles, found myself slipping
    and landing on my arse too many times.

    -Vapour's are a bit better, good hybrid if you play
    indoor too.

    -Adidas shoes(feather and barricades) work great
    on wet hard courts or even astro. If you start slipping
    in them, its a good indicator that you shouldn't be
    playing anyway.

    -I would use clay-soled shoes or or the omni-tread pattern
    from adidas

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  4. henryshli

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    Ok cheers! I mainly play on hard courts unless I'm playing away at a Dodgy club. Don't have the luxury of not playing if it's slightly wet otherwise we'll never get the winter matches in!

    Thanks guys
     
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  5. Alistair23

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    I'm in the same boat guys. Problem is that not only does it rain all the time, the courts don't have wind breakers, they are mostly made of tarmac and there aren't any good indoor facilities. (Thinking about investing in a professional academy)

    Not sure where you guys are at, but I live in the South East, so it's relatively mild at the moment. Weather forecast is sunny tomorrow though.

    My CB 3.3's were useless on a slightly wet surface. Almost did the splits twice changing direction.

    What kind of courts are you guys playing on?
     
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  6. Six.One.Tour.90FAN

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    For now, i'm sticking with indoor tournaments in bath and bristol.
    Its carpet at bristol and some of the best hard courts at the uni in bath. Come half-term, I may have to play on outdoor hard, i've got barricades, so should be ok!

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  7. mozzer

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    Barricades or the new Adizero's absolutely poo on any Nikes on wet hard courts, which we have all come to love here in sunny England!
     
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  8. Maroon_Tenniskid

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    I was playing in Propulse 2's when it was raining and they seemed to work okay, I don't think any shoe will make you feel completely comfortable in your footwork if the courts are always a bit slippery.
     
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  9. Alistair23

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    You're lucky bud. I'm down in Surrey and the facilities are woeful.

    I mean for indoor artificial clay it's £22 an hour. Only one hard court and it's a poor one.
    David Lloyd have indoor carpet, but you have to be a member. You don't even want to know the price they charge per month (£106).
     
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  10. Six.One.Tour.90FAN

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    I'm a member at David Lloyd Swindon now, you'd be surprised how much money you save. If you think about it, 5 hours for you costs £110 a month. I play at least 4 hours a week, so 16 times £22 is £352.
    I kinda make a ginormous saving!+ swimming pool,and other facilities

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