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PhrygianDominant 10-31-2013 08:20 AM

Different types of indoor carpet in rec tennis
 
I play at a club here in Germany, as well as at a different club when there are no courts available. The second club has a squishy green carpet that looks like grass, and seems to be slick. At this second club the ball tends to skid and come off the surface low and fast. My club has a woven thin carpet that is fast, but not quite as fast as the other club. The ball also grabs a bit more.


How many kinds of indoor carpet are there? What is the degree of variance? Note that I am not including granulate faux clay in this discussion.

Torres 11-01-2013 01:45 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km7nPqXW2-I

I've only seen 2 types - the 10mm and 'brillo pad' that he refers to. They play slightly differently. The 10mm is fast and low bouncing. The 'brillo pad' one, less so. Never seen that jungle grass one on any tennis court!

There will other types too. For example:

http://www.etcsports.co.uk/tennis

PhrygianDominant 11-22-2013 03:48 PM

Thanks for the reply!

So ours is this brillo pad stuff, and I didn't see the stuff from the neighboring club on either site.....mysterious indeed.

Felix le chat 11-22-2013 06:34 PM

When I fly back to France to see my folks in winter time, I play on Greenset, very nice, medium fast,

bounce lower compared to hard courts....I think that's what was played on at the last Masters in London..

http://www.greenset.net/en/surface-confort.html

dominikk1985 11-23-2013 12:33 AM

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Originally Posted by PhrygianDominant (Post 7916983)
Thanks for the reply!

So ours is this brillo pad stuff, and I didn't see the stuff from the neighboring club on either site.....mysterious indeed.

where do you live in germany?

some courts also have some kind of pellets on it, that makes it play more like a clay court and allow you to slide on it.

neverstopplaying 11-23-2013 05:48 AM

There are many types of indoor surfaces that use a carpet base. Different carpet weaves, pile heights, materials, sand fills, clay fills, etc. Also different sub bases that affect the softness of the surface.

Usually they are designed to simulate grass or clay.

Im assisting in a project for 6 courts and the choices are many.

PhrygianDominant 11-23-2013 09:00 AM

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Originally Posted by dominikk1985 (Post 7917460)
where do you live in germany?

some courts also have some kind of pellets on it, that makes it play more like a clay court and allow you to slide on it.

I live in Koblenz. The club I usually play in is called TC Oberwerth. The club with the funny fast squishy carpet is called Bendorf.

PhrygianDominant 11-23-2013 09:03 AM

For the record...I didn't know that most carpets look like grass. I thought they all looked like carpet. Really tight sturdy carpet.


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