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Totally new surface

I don't know what the rules are for tournaments to decide on there own surface. But if it's the case that they can, lets say that a tournament would come up with a totally new surface to play on. Sport will always evolve and one day I bet there will be a new surface which will be played on. So are there people here that have thought about this themselves. I've no real idea. Was talking with a friend couple of days ago and the only thing we could come up with, was some sort of edited/polished/waxed wood. We imagined it would be really fast to play on. Just a thought that I wanted to post.
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See as much as that video was prank, boards did used to be a tennis surface and it'd be pretty cool if they could bring them, back. Diversity is a great thing and a good move to reverse the increasing homogenization that we see. I also argue for the return of carpet.

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We had a new surface not too long ago in 2012 namely blue clay, remember?

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It did look nice though. Wonder if something like that will ever been done.
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We had a new surface not too long ago in 2012 namely blue clay, remember?

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That did look cool indeed. I just hope someone dares to try something like that again.
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Re: Totally new surface

It's been known for a while, that when Canada inevitably establishes itself as the GOAT country and the center of tennis universe, there will be only one surface left.

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New surface on the horizon: GLASS

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Wow that was a good read. Really hope they'll go through with that. Seems like an great evolution for me. Is there an update on this development known?
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Re: Totally new surface

Bring back the cow dung courts! Would love to see Miami or Montreal played on the stuff -- according to John Newcombe, who played in a Davis Cup tie against India on cow dung courts in 1973, the court played rather like fast hard clay-courts. Other players say that it gave them good footing, and that the surface was gentle on the knees: they were harder than clay, but softer than hard-courts.

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Wow that was a good read. Really hope they'll go through with that. Seems like an great evolution for me. Is there an update on this development known?
As far as I know,it was used in Squash,and a few Nike basketball exhos.

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Bring back the cow dung courts! Would love to see Miami or Montreal played on the stuff -- according to John Newcombe, who played in a Davis Cup tie against India on cow dung courts in 1973, the court played rather like fast hard clay-courts. Other players say that it gave them good footing, and that the surface was gentle on the knees: they were harder than clay, but softer than hard-courts.

Should the ATP bring back courts made from cow dung?
Well if these kind of things are options, wow. Good read also. This is what I meant, a new surface with it's own properties.
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