well fair enough!
anyone here ever seen footage of wooden courts? i've read about it, but never seen it. sounds like a riot.
Never seen any footage of it but I used to work at a hotel where we had wooden courts and used to host international events right up until the early 60s. It even hosted a few Davis Cup matches back in the 30s, GBR vs Poland if I remember right. It's a riot if you've got a good serve otherwise it's blink and you miss it.
I wish they'd bring back carpet though, we should have a fair share of all the different court types (..well aside from wood). Somewhere in England Tim Henman is gently sobbing in a corner about the demise of carpet.
Are the regulations clear and are the carpet courts actually banned? There's even no theoretical chance that some tournament director decides to lay down a vintage blue supreme court from the year 1991? I'd just love to see that.
If I was a billionaire, I'd build a tennis club with carpet courts and personally fund a tournament with high prize money just to flip the bird at the ATP's homogenisation drive. Ah if only...