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What surface is played on the most?

In the entire world, i.e. in proper events. NOT the ATP tour where its Hard im sure.

Seems like Clay is played alot in South America/Spain and Hard alot in the US
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Re: What surface is played on the most?

there are a lot of clay/indoor hard events on Europe, HC outdoor in USA and clay in Latin America

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Re: What surface is played on the most?

It's hard because its the cheapest to maintain
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Re: What surface is played on the most?

It's hard.

Clay is prevalent in most of continental Europe.

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Re: What surface is played on the most?

Well hard would make more sense than clay and grass i guess.
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Re: What surface is played on the most?

Grass is the least used nowadays, for example in Latin America, there's only one place in Argentina that has it, the rest is clay for most parts, very few HC as well, you also have to consider the altitude, there are cities with huge altitude, so HC would be almost suicidal because the ball would go too fast

Spain is the kingdom of clay, there are a lot of clubs and courts with clay courts, one of the notable exceptions is the Casa de Campo, where the Madrid Masters used to be played at

for what I've been able to see, USA and Canada don't have much clay courts, it's mainly HC outdoor

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Re: What surface is played on the most?

Depends on where you are.

Hardcourts would be in a lot of places, because they are cheap to maintain.

Then there the public access courts which are asphalt free and get some interesting bounces.

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Depends on where you are.

Hardcourts would be in a lot of places, because they are cheap to maintain.

Then there the public access courts which are asphalt free and get some interesting bounces.
Wish we could have more of these on Brazil. São Paulo specifically.
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Wish we could have more of these on Brazil. São Paulo specifically.
It's utter crap. Plus they retain incredible amounts of heat.

Clay courts are the common thing in all of Spain, but Madrid and surroundings have a lot of hard courts. No surprise players from there show a style more adapted to faster surfaces (Verdasco, LaLo).

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It's utter crap. Plus they retain incredible amounts of heat.

Clay courts are the common thing in all of Spain, but Madrid and surroundings have a lot of hard courts. No surprise players from there show a style more adapted to faster surfaces (Verdasco, LaLo).
I meant I wish we had more public courts here
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Grass is the least used nowadays, for example in Latin America, there's only one place in Argentina that has it, the rest is clay for most parts, very few HC as well, you also have to consider the altitude, there are cities with huge altitude, so HC would be almost suicidal because the ball would go too fast

Spain is the kingdom of clay, there are a lot of clubs and courts with clay courts, one of the notable exceptions is the Casa de Campo, where the Madrid Masters used to be played at

for what I've been able to see, USA and Canada don't have much clay courts, it's mainly HC outdoor
Exactly , for example in my club there are 25 clay courts and 2 hard courts.

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