Originally Posted by MyTotaledCorolla
I don't appreciate the snide comment,
lighten up francis, i'm just trying to indulge you cuz you weren't getting any responses
If tennis courts didn't have this special coating on the surface,
if they didn't have this special coating, they wouldn't be tennis courts.
on a hard court the paint is the first to go, the public courts where i play they have to have the lines re-touched once a year and the city can't afford it so the players have to pitch in (in addition to the money they shell out just to use the courts, they aren't free here), it costs thousands of dollars and has to be done by a specialist to be done right. I don't know anything about paint or chemicals or whatnot, but maybe the paint is designed to withstand weather and sneakers but not roller skates, or maybe it's just a scam perpetrated by the folks who charge $ to repair the courts. i don't really know.
i've seen "tennis courts" that were just asphalt with lines painted on, no special coating, just paint, but even so, just guessing here, i suspect roller skates are still more damaging to the paint than regular sneakers.
sounds to me like you're mostly just pissed off cuz somebody told you not to rollerskate on the tennis court. if you rolled on a public tennis court where i live, you'd get thrown off in a heartbeat by the parks dept personnel.