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Wood court?

Has anyone watched matches played on wooden courts? How does the surface behave? Is it unwaxed wood, or a thickly waxed wood? Are there any big matches (tournaments?) played on this surface and how difficult is it to maintain the surface?

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Re: Wood court?

There are no more tournaments played on wood, though DC ties have been played on wooden boards.

Wood is very low bounce and very fast.

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Re: Wood court?

I played on wood once, its pretty amaizng.

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Huge servers and porn stars love wood.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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When you sweat all over the floor, isn't that very dangerous?
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Re: Wood court?

Off-topic (but somehow related): Did anyone ever try (even as a pure exho) to play tennis on ice? (Using the skates, of course.) Now THAT would be some speed - I expect ice would be even faster than wood, and the players' speed on skates would of course also increase.

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off topic: Hahahahahahahahahahhahahaa.
Playing tennis on ice, is impossible my friend. I mean I know if you are good skater you can stop quickly and also using short distance, but imagine just serving on ice... You would either fall every time, or you wouldn't even rich the net, or the serve would be so soft that opponent would wait for the ball on the net.

on topic: I used to play tennis in the gym on wooden floor, and I didn't feel much of the difference between hard court and woo. The only difference is that I was sliding way more more. And yeah... It wasn't really tennis court, just the net and two halves of basketball court.

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off topic: Hahahahahahahahahahhahahaa.
Playing tennis on ice, is impossible my friend. I mean I know if you are good skater you can stop quickly and also using short distance, but imagine just serving on ice... You would either fall every time, or you wouldn't even rich the net, or the serve would be so soft that opponent would wait for the ball on the net.
Not necessarily. Skates have "teeth" which are used to keep balance and prevent inertial/reactive sliding. The outer layer of the balls could also be adjusted for better grip on ice. (For that matter, if the soles of regular tennis shoes are made of some special composite material which has good grip, you don't even need skates.) Therefore it IS possible, but obviously you can't just move the whole Wimbledon to Alaska and pretend everything's still the same.

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You have wild imagination.

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Didn't Edberg grow up on wooden courts?

Hence why he served and volleyed, I read this on tennis.com's 60 greatest players list.

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Huge servers and porn stars love wood.
Is the wood slippery when wet? Is it hard or is it a bit soft?
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Is the wood slippery when wet? Is it hard or is it a bit soft?
Yes, it's very slippery. Try playing tennis on a basketball or volleyball court like surface and you will see.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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I was talking sexual innuendos :] But wow, I cannot imagine tennis on a wood court. Your coverage and anticipation would have to be top notch.
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Is the wood slippery when wet? Is it hard or is it a bit soft?
Generally speaking, it doesn't stay hard very long after it gets wet.

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Generally speaking, it doesn't stay hard very long after it gets wet.
Depends on how well you breathe.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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