What are ideal conditions for tennis?

Ideal conditions

  • Indoor Hard

    Votes: 9 50.0%
  • Indoor Grass

    Votes: 1 5.6%
  • Indoor Clay

    Votes: 2 11.1%
  • Outdoor Grass, Windy

    Votes: 1 5.6%
  • Outdoor Grass, calm

    Votes: 1 5.6%
  • Outdoor Clay, windy

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Outdoor Clay, calm

    Votes: 5 27.8%
  • Outdoor hard, windy

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Outdoor hard, Windy

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    18

Sport

Legend
There is no such thing as "ideal tennis conditions". The variety of surfaces and conditions is what makes the sport so rich. No surface or condition is better than others.
 

SaintPetros

Hall of Fame
There is no such thing as "ideal tennis conditions". The variety of surfaces and conditions is what makes the sport so rich. No surface or condition is better than others.
Exactly - but you have to HAVE variety of conditions in order to get that richness (which we don't yet everyone thinks we do)
 

Apun94

Hall of Fame
There is no such thing as "ideal tennis conditions". The variety of surfaces and conditions is what makes the sport so rich. No surface or condition is better than others.
I think the surface can be whichever, but the conditions should be non windy. It's like you are fighting two opponents on the day.
 

StANDAA

Legend
generally indoor with a controlled temperature

no rain, no wind, no too cold or too hot weather, no sun shining in your eyes, no match suspension due to darkness etc.
 

Enga

Hall of Fame
I think without any bias, the answer for everyone should be indoor hardcourt. That controls all the variables. The weather, the lighting, the court surface are all controlled. It's just two players playing the game. Except for the crowd who can be unpredictable.

But some players prefer the chaos, and the chaos can honestly be a leveling factor. Wimbledon, Roland Garros, USO, and the AO are all chaotic to some extent. You never know what'll happen. And that's more true to real life. It's a bit more compelling, because in our every day lives we know that all the variables aren't controlled.
 
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