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Grass 1 2.44%
Synthetic grass 0 0%
Hardcourt 26 63.41%
Red Clay 11 26.83%
Green Clay 0 0%
Other... 3 7.32%
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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-11-2004, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
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What surface did you learn to play tennis on?

Always wondered how this differed from country to country
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Re: What surface did you learn to play tennis on?

indoor carpet
(but it must be noted that I had my first tennis lessons in late autumn so most of the outdoor courts have been already closed, otherwise it would have been prolly red clay)

but I still don't like playing on clay

anyway, I'm playing tennis "only" as my #2 leisure time sports as I'm already playing basketball for a club and tennis only with friends and not on club level

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Re: What surface did you learn to play tennis on?

Clay. I've always played on clay.
But i have to admit that i've tried once playing on hardcourt and i felt better. I don't like playing on clay much but that's all we have (mostly lol)
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Indoor carpet
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Re: What surface did you learn to play tennis on?

Hard aka squeaky. Clay just makes a terrible mess of everything. 1st time I stepped onto a court as a child it was some kinda shale if I recall
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Re: What surface did you learn to play tennis on?

Hardcourt - Plexipave
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Re: What surface did you learn to play tennis on?

up the park on concrete and if the net didnt have holes in it or dog poo on the court you could have a decent game lol
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Re: What surface did you learn to play tennis on?

im from argentina but i played all my life on hardcourts, only twice i played on clay.

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Re: What surface did you learn to play tennis on?

Outdoor hard. Indoor carpet and grass are my fav. surfaces to play on however.

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Although I started out on the street, I really learnt how to play on red clay It totally doesn't suit my game, but it is still my fav. surface.

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Re: What surface did you learn to play tennis on?

Hardcourt. That's really the main type of surface that was around in the subdivisions where I grew up.

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up the park on concrete and if the net didnt have holes in it or dog poo on the court you could have a decent game lol
Tee hee! That reminds me of when we thought we were hot s*** on my high school tennis team and made fun of an opposing school's court because it had a bunch of cracks and weeds poking through. Now I have a rotator cuff injury and am getting cortisone shots. It's called karma, people!

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Re: What surface did you learn to play tennis on?

Clay and I am glad it wasn't anything else, though we had the free asphalt community courts as well which I played on now and then.

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Hard court, outdoor

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Outdoor hard court. Just about the only surface where I grew up.

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Re: What surface did you learn to play tennis on?

Only the best red clay.
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