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Old 01-08-2013, 08:26 AM   #71
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Originally Posted by FedericRoma83 View Post
French Pro from 1963 to 1967 was played on wood, I remember an interview where Kenny said that. It was different from the Wembley surface anyway, because one of the two was painted with some substance, which slowed the ball a little, while the other was simply wood.
Unfortunately I can't remember which was the painted one...
Originally Posted by BobbyOne View Post
Federic, It's a pity you cannot remember which one was painted. I always have thought (but maybe wrongly) that both were wood. But still I would say that both were rather fast surfaces.
Rosewall writes in one of his books that the ideal indoor court to his mind was wood when it is treated with paint to slow the ball a little. He later writes in the paragraph that the courts at Wembley when they were wood was an ideal pace. So the assumption would be that the courts at Wembley were painted.

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