I played HS matches on Tartan, the rubberized surface you see in indoor fieldhouses for basketball. Not quite as fast as wood, but really poor lighting and still very, very fast. It suited my S&V game.
Our outdoor courts were asphalt with wire fences for nets. The nets were too low and straight across (no drape and not higher in the alleys). The ball would also shoot through the net and if you were the netman in doubles, it was quite common to catch a return in the nads (from a ball that went through the net and deflected at an unexpected angle).
Isn't enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe there are fairies living at the bottom of it, too?