One of the things many tennis-lovers may not have considered affecting their play is the court surface that they play on. No matter the material, the surface upon which you enjoy some of your favorite racket games is built from the ground up by experienced craftsmen. Whether it’s a singles court in the backyard or a network of USTA regulation-size doubles courts, Taylor Tennis Courts is a team you can count on for tennis court contractors that flawlessly install high-quality sport court materials every time.
Popular Tennis Court Surfaces
Some of the most popular tennis court surfaces in use today include:
- Clay courts. This material, usually made of crushed stone, shale, or brick, is the preferred material for the French open and tends to have a slower playing speed than other surfaces.
- Grass courts. These more natural–or natural-looking–surfaces can be made from either natural grass that is moved to a very short length or AstroTurf. This type of court has the fastest playing speed of the surfaces you commonly see used in tennis. Wimbledon is exclusively played on grass courts.
- Hard courts. This playing surface can be crafted from a variety of materials, including asphalt, concrete, and acrylic, and is the court of choice for the US Open as well as the Australian Open. Hard courts tend to sit between clay and grass in terms of playing speed.
What is playing speed?
Playing speed is the pace of the game as determined by the surface it is being played on. The International Tennis Federation classifies tennis court playing speed between the numbers 1 through 5, with 1 offering the slowest play speed (like a clay court), and 5 offering the fastest (like a grass court).
Ready to play your favorite sports on impeccably-installed courts built by experienced Southern California tennis court contractors? Taylor Tennis Courts is only a phone call away. For more information about our sports court construction and resurfacing services, or to get a no-obligation estimate for your home or business, contact us at (800) 558-3664 today.