Re: Question about Carpet...
Carpet courts are similar to indoor hard-courts, except that the ball slows down more after the bounce because of the friction produced. The result is something similar to a grass court, with quicker play than clay, yet slower than hard-courts. A lot of grass players, like 'bunk18bsb' was saying, play well on Carpet because it's essentially like a grass court, only indoor. Most carpet surfaces are actually modeled after grass surfaces, but manufactured to reduce friction between shoe and surface. The carpet itself is really tough and thin and it's a bit like 'astro turf' used in football stadiums. Carpet is hardly ever used outdoors. It's produced in large rolls and then stretched thin and tightly across a concrete or cement foundation.
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