Originally Posted by Henry Chinaski
The Irish Open is played on artificial grass. It's a 15k Futures these days.
players told me it plays quite slow. players didn't have any problem with their footing either.
the stuff I've played on myself isn't maintained at all though and is very slippery. it is sand based so tends to be more slippery dry than wet even.
I did not know that Henry, interesting. I looked at their web site but there is not much to see. just one pic of the court.
However, I've just found out that The Irish Open is the second oldest tennis tournament in the world (Wiki, first played 2 years after Wimbledon, 1879), wow. It had some amazing history and now it's only futures, so sad. Laver played there in 1970. Sorry, I'm derailing my own thread but I was just fascinated
. Sure, I realize that the original Irish Open 1879 and 2013 are a completely different thing, but still.