Ours are owned by the LTA and kept pretty decent. Still doesn't mean you don't get terrible bounces sometimes though, and it drives you mad. Really mixed feelings about the surface, when you craft together a great point and finish it off with a punched volley that fizzes away it's a great feeling but when you fall victim to a bad hop you curse it as nothing but a joke surface.
I hit a few spectacular passing shots today, my opponent kept coming in to my backhand which is my stronger side for passing and I'm pretty good at dealing with that low skidding ball on that side. It was strange, I felt like I played a good match but still lost. I regular hammer him on hard courts so it really is simply the effects of playing on a different surface and I just didn't adapt well.
Yeah, the place I go to is actually privately owned by my former private coach's friend. There are 4 courts and they get bad pretty quickly.. But I know what you mean about getting mad about the bounces.. It's one thing to get mad for a situation you could of controlled, and it's another thing to have absolutely no say in the situation, like a bad bounce for example.
Hitting good passing shots always makes the match feel good whether you lose or not, haha, well at least for me. I remember back when I wasn't that great and I played one of the top ranked players in my region for a USTA ranked match, if I hit a couple good passing shots and still lost, I was never mad.. I don't know, the fact that you pass your opponent literally has a surreal fealing, I wonder if that is how Federer and Nadal feel since they are arguably the best passers in the game.
I don't know how easy to pull it off on grass but whenever I play anyone on hardcourts who loves coming in especially off slices, I play a lot of chip and charge tactics against them, or if I expect the play coming from them, I rush and try to take their baseline shot in the air and just chip it back deep because generally these players aren't that great with their defense from my experience.