Do you do change overs on indoor courts?

TagUrIt

Professional
Often times when playing indoors for the sake of time most players just stay at one end. Generally speaking it’s the same conditions on the each side. However when (at least for me) when you do switch sides, there’s a different feel, even look, from the other side of the net. It’s very easy to get complacent and comfortable when you just stay on one side. I hate to be that guy, but I think going forward playing indoors that is (before the match starts) I’m going to let my opponents know I want to do the changeovers.
 

jhick

Professional
Depends. Recreational matches not usually, USTA we switch (which also is a good reminder to hydrate & towel off). Recreational I'll usually play one set and then switch to the other side. Indoors it's not much different unless you are on an end court where one side has a wall, or curtains are closer/farther distance away from the outside of the court.
 
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Deleted member 293577

Guest
Depends. Recreational matches not usually, USTA we switch (which also is a good reminder to hydrate & towel off). Recreational I'll usually play one set and then switch to the other side. Indoors it's not much different unless you are on an end court where one side has a wall, or curtains are closer/farther distance away from the outside of the court.
Same here. Although during playoffs last year, one team chose which side they wanted after we won the toss, lol. I'm like, ok, as you wish.
 

mmk

Hall of Fame
I play in an indoor intraclub singles league, and we do change over. Mostly it gives each of us time to get water/gatorade/etc. If we are running out of time and in a tie-break, we generally don't change over.
 

Pete Player

Hall of Fame
On a casual set finishing a lesson or hit with a partner, no changes usually.

In matches, allways.


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Kalin

Legend
Change over. As TagUrIt says, lights, background and overall feel are never the same. Plus, it makes it so much easier to count score.

Also, no court is truly perfectly flat... there always is a variation, no matter how small. Whether it makes a practical difference is, of course, another matter.
 
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