Folks My club has 12 courts, 8 of which are basically outdoor carpet, essentially outdoor grass (it allows them to be playable in damp conditions). They stay quite low, vary from extremely fast to fast-medium with a layer of sand. We then have 4 *training* courts which are the slowest hard courts you've ever played on. Essentially, I train on these really slow courts, but then play on these slippy, low astro courts in competition. In our region, at the larger clubs, these carpet type courts are everywhere so playing on decent, firm surfaces is rare. I often wonder how well our competitive players would do when we go and play in other parts of the world, because having lived and played in South Africa for quite some time, it was ALL hard courts. I presume this is the same in other parts of the world. So, wherever you are from, what are the predominant courts in your country\area?? i.e. surface, speed, quality. And do you have an opinion on what courts help to develop the *overall* stronger players in this modern age?