Slippery lines: Impossible to fix?!

Fugazi

Professional
Why in the world isn't this problem fixed? Put sand in the paint or something, I'm sure the "technology" exists...
 
The lines have always yielded irregular bounces. Why attempt further homogenization of surfaces? If you're goo enough to hit the lines then you shouldn't be penalized for that.
 

Fugazi

Professional
Seriously guys, players hate it... It unnecessarily brings luck into the equation. Tennis isn't poker.
 

Fugazi

Professional
The lines have always yielded irregular bounces. Why attempt further homogenization of surfaces? If you're goo enough to hit the lines then you shouldn't be penalized for that.
Nobody aims for the lines, including the top players, so your argument doesn't convince me one bit.
 

Lsmkenpo

Hall of Fame
As slow as all the courts are now an offensive player has to hit a line to make a winner if they slow the lines down we wold probably have many sets with zero winners hit.
 

Fugazi

Professional
How about the lines are part of the court and should be the same speed? How about winning points because you hit the service line on a ground stroke?
 

West Coast Ace

G.O.A.T.
...players hate it... ...
Do you have an extra Locker Room Pass - I'd like to go with you some time and talk tennis with the ATP guys... or do they tweet about it - post proof.

The pros accept it - just like net cords that dribble over for winners... they even out in the long run.

Just like bad beats in Texas Hold 'Em.
 

Fugazi

Professional
Do you have an extra Locker Room Pass - I'd like to go with you some time and talk tennis with the ATP guys... or do they tweet about it - post proof.

The pros accept it - just like net cords that dribble over for winners... they even out in the long run.

Just like bad beats in Texas Hold 'Em.
They sure hate it when it happens to them, you can see their reaction. Not saying that this is a huge problem, just that it's an easily fixable one. The net courts are different: it's not like there is a whole lot you can do about it.
 

maxpotapov

Hall of Fame
Seriously guys, players hate it... It unnecessarily brings luck into the equation. Tennis isn't poker.
Yeah, right, why bring luck into the equation? As if watching two people trying to grind down and overpower each other for 3 hours is not fun enough... :roll:
 
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