Surface you have the most success on and why?

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  1. Rodzilla

    Rodzilla Semi-Pro

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    I have the most success on synthetic grass. I think the reason for this is that I basically began my "training" on this surface. My big game is also suited to synthetic grass.
     
  2. Grimjack

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    I have the most success on hard courts. This is because virtually every match I play is on hard courts.
     
  3. GOOOOOGA

    GOOOOOGA Rookie

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    clay is pretty cool. it's alot of fun to play on b/c you cant help but love long, hard-fought, scrappy matches. the ones where each player looks like he's a shot away from putting the point away and the tables turn in a split second. the best is when u play a topspin baseliner or a serve-and-volleyer.

    baseliners hit away and its always fun to hit on-the-dead-run-winners. S&Vers are great to play becuz you feel great when u pass them or if you turn the tables on them and S&V yourself.

    har-tru is sweet... then i played on red clay in germany. it was absolutely gorgeous.
     
  4. diredesire

    diredesire Super Moderator

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    I've only played on hard courts and green clay... it was gritty and dirty, though, i want to experience more of a variety of clays, and perhaps grass at some point.

    The hard courts around here REALLY vary in roughness and bounce height. I played great on the limited clay experience i've had, as the ball sits right in my hitting zone, it was UNreal. I prefer a medium bouncing hard court, everyone plays well on them and all strokes have an equal amount of effectiveness. You can hit the high bouncing topspinners or get a decent amount of bite on the slices.
     
  5. kevhen

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    Slow outdoor hard courts under the lights. I prefer not playing in the heat and sun and grew up playing only outdoors in the wind and on slow hardcourts where I learned to play defense and keep the ball in play thanks to the slow surface and true bounces. I am also tall so I like higher bouncing balls that you find on a slower hard surface.

    I also like courts that are dirty with leaves and pollen and dust so my slices slide and stay low and make it easier for me to approach net with.
     
  6. tom-selleck

    tom-selleck Professional

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    faster and low bounce the better......... i don't think i have the patience or the fitness for success on clay......

    i find all courts are relatively similar except for clay... if you've never played on clay, it is a completely different experience.... very hard to put someone away (need 3-4 good shots in a row, way beyond most intermediate players) and tons of bad bounces.
     
  7. ffrpg

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    I have the most success on hard courts because I haven't played on any other surface.
     
  8. theace21

    theace21 Hall of Fame

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    All we have around here is hard courts.
     
  9. danniflava

    danniflava Rookie

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    Even though I play on it only once or twice a year, clay is the most successful surface for me. My singles record is 4-0, and my doubles record is 4-0. Even though that's only 8 matches I've played, I still love clay the most.
     
  10. andreh

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    Fast indoor carpet. I'm a serve and vollyer so the faster the better. Once in my life I would like to play on grass.
     
  11. Rodzilla

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    I like those slow outdoor hard courts under the lights also. I hear all the raves about Rebound Ace being the medium of all tennis courts, and I bet that those slow hard courts are something like it.

    I dislike those second courts you mentioned though, kevhen. I think the bounce of balls on those littered courts are different(not in a good way) from better maintained courts like the one you previously mentioned.
     

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