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FIT approves "acrilic" surface in Slovak Rep

...they claim "is not a carpet, it's a legitimate hard court made of acrilic"

I have never heard before of an acrilic floor, have any of you?

Obviously, Argentine Federation has inquired back, asking in which tourneys this surface is used on, since the rule says it has to be used in at least 3 ATP events...

I think in the end, the FIT will again bend the rules as they like...
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AFAIC this is rather fast surface. There were one or two tournaments in the past on acrylic surface, but I cannot remember when. You have an acrylic paint, so this has to do something with it....

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I wonder which tournaments they are...
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Re: FIT approves "acrilic" surface in Slovak Rep

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...they claim "is not a carpet, it's a legitimate hard court made of acrilic"

I have never heard before of an acrilic floor, have any of you?
Apparently you haven't heard much about tennis then. A big share of indoors tennis tournaments ( and even some outdoors tournaments, such as Houston Masters) are played on the surface called Greenset, which is exactly that - acrylic-based hardcourts.
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Re: FIT approves "acrilic" surface in Slovak Rep

I know it`s the same surface that Slovak Republic used in the tie against Spain. I know there have been complaints about it...
I donīt know much about it, but the information about the surface of that tie, from the DC site says this Surface: Hard (Premier) - Indoors Does anyone know which tournaments in the tour are played in this surface?!

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Ops!, I didnīt read this before posting...(I was writting while you were posting...)
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Apparently you haven't heard much about tennis then. A big share of indoors tennis tournaments ( and even some outdoors tournaments, such as Houston Masters) are played on the surface called Greenset, which is exactly that - acrylic-based hardcourts.
I may sound naive, but as far as I know (I might be wrong) the Argentine Tennis Association claim they donīt know which surface is exactly... That`s why they inquired back.

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I know it`s the same surface that Slovak used in the tie against Spain. I know there have been complaints about it...
I donīt know much about it, but the information about the surface of that tie, from the DC site says this Surface: Hard (Premier) - Indoors Does anyone know which tournaments in the tour are played in this surface?!
Greenset is a standard indoors hardcourt surface. Any indoors tournament that is said to be played on hardcourts is, in all probability, played on Greenset or what they also call Opticourt in some places, but that's similar stuff... Madrid, Marseille, Rottterdam, Stockholm, Vienna.
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Apparently you haven't heard much about tennis then. A big share of indoors tennis tournaments ( and even some outdoors tournaments, such as Houston Masters) are played on the surface called Greenset, which is exactly that - acrylic-based hardcourts.
Are you sure that the commonly used Greenset is equal to this "Premier"?

Spain players said ti wasn't, and there wouldn't be so much complaints if that is the case...
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Greenset is a standard indoors hardcourt surface. Any indoors tournament that is said to be played on hardcourts is, in all probability, played on Greenset or what they also call Opticourt in some places, but that's similar stuff... Madrid, Marseille, Rottterdam, Stockholm, Vienna.
Greenset and Premier are different brands...(and surfaces I supose)
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Re: FIT approves "acrilic" surface in Slovak Rep

I found this site www.premiercourt.com , that I supose is the official site of the company... Usually, the companies that produce the different surfaces (at least the carpet companies...) promote themselves naming the tournaments (in their websites) where the surface is used In this site it doesnīt appear any tournament...
I might be wrong, as I said I donīt know much about this, but.....

Edit: In the Greenset site http://www.greenset.net you can read in References >> Tournaments all the tournaments where this surface is/was used If your surface is used in a pro tournament, of course you`ll name it in your site!!!!

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Greenset and Premier are different brands...(and surfaces I supose)
Same thing.. It is like people calling a copy machine a xerox machine.. using the name of original manufacturer as a generic term. Greenset, Premier, Opticourt is different brands of the same product - acrylic-based hardcourts.
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Same thing.. It is like people calling a copy machine a xerox machine.. using the name of original manufacturer as a generic term. Greenset, Premier, Opticourt is different brands of the same product - acrylic-based hardcourts.
I`m not so sure about it... You can build different courts with the same clay, too.... I`m not an specialist, but the method used in the construction and the different "ingredients" of the surface can make the difference... "Acrylic-based" can include lots of different hardcourts...
But if you tell me you`re 100% sure about it....
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Re: FIT approves "acrilic" surface in Slovak Rep

BTW, when a tournament is played on carpet, the brand is named, because they are different. That`s why I think that the "Premier" brand is named. If not, what`s the reason for giving the brand names if all acrylic-based-hardcourts are the same?? I would be just "hardcourt" or "acrylic-based hardcourts" as it is "clay" or "red clay"...

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BTW, when a tournament is played on carpet, the brand is named, because they are different. That`s why I think that the "Premier" brand is named. If not, what`s the reason for giving the brand names if all acrylic-based-hardcourts are the same?? I would be just "hardcourt" or "acrylic-based hardcourts" as it is "clay" or "red clay"...
The reason is simple. No indoors Slam. No one cares.
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