My university's hometown has a "Premier Court" surface. It is basically asphalt with a thick canvas layed over the top and painted. The surface deadens the ball and is awful to play on. Cracks develop in the asphalt underneath the canvas, so although the canvas hides the cracks, there are long strips of 'dead areas' or 'valleys' that we have to avoid. One day, they decided to do some maintenance on it. We thought the cracks were going to be fixed, but all they did was fix some paint that was peeling up... Anyone else had experience with this type of surface?