GRASS, CLAY AND HARD TENNIS COURTS- WHATS THE DIFFERENCE?
Ever wondered why Pete Sampras (who won all the major Grand Slam titles several times over) never won a French Open? Well, we're here to explain how the different court surfaces affect your game.
This surface is the fastest of all the tennis court surfaces. This is due to it's slippery surface. Soil is also softer than material so it will lower the bounce of the ball. This surface also makes the bounce very unpredictable, due to it's softness and the unevenness of the surface.
It favors players with a good serve and a good net game.
Grand Slam Played on Grass: Wimbledon.
This surface is the slowest surface. It slows down the speed of the ball, making it easier for the opponent to return the ball. It reduces the skid of the ball and causes a high bounce of the ball.
This surface favors baseline players, as well as players who generate heavy spins on their shots.
Grand Slam played on Clay: Roland Garros, The French Open.
This surface makes the ball travel at speed but is slower than a grass court, but is faster than clay. The bounce of the ball is high and very unpredictable as the surface is very flat and easy to maintain.
This type of surface is good for all types of players, but favors base line players who enjoy long rallies as the bounce of the ball is high and unpredictable.
Grand Slam played on Hard Court: Australian Open.
Whats your prefered surface? And why? Tell us in the comments below.