Originally Posted by kiki
Ellis Park hosted the biggest hard court, cement court event for many many years, so in SAF players start their tennis careers on hard hard, similar to California.
The British always refeered to their clay court championships as hard courts, see Bournemouth, considered one of the world´s premiere cc events till 1970.
I don´t knoe about Australians, they seem to have no cc all round the countryˇ
They had their annual Australian Hardcourt Championships on clay.