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Your favorite surface. Please vote

FluffyYellowBall
03-23-2007, 12:15 PM
Hey
I know this has been discussed before but i need you to vote (for school work)

Here, im collecting votes from tennis fans and im collecting other data from people who dont watch tennis that much.

So please vote! And discuss if u wish eventhough i know its gonna end up with clay is for girls and grass is for cows...mm

Action Jackson
03-23-2007, 12:20 PM
Carpet is missing from this poll and the carpet lovers ( no, I am not specifically talking about lesbians here) should be catered for.

FluffyYellowBall
03-23-2007, 12:27 PM
Carpet is missing from this poll and the carpet lovers ( no, I am not specifically talking about lesbians here) should be catered for.

I cant include carpet in the poll because as i said, im doing the same poll for non-tennis fans and people who just watch it regulary. They probably never heard of carpet and dont know its effect on play

I♥PsY@Mus!c
03-23-2007, 12:30 PM
Hard court.I hate to see many long rallies in one match.

oscar_2424
03-23-2007, 12:30 PM
Hardcourts

safinaferrero
03-23-2007, 12:39 PM
Undoubtly Clay :yeah:

kindablue
03-23-2007, 01:09 PM
Hardcourts

Roger The Great
03-23-2007, 01:11 PM
Is it wrong to like all of the surfaces equally?? :shrug: I really enjoy all of the surfaces for the different tennis they produce. And just like with weather, I love the change of seasons. It really keeps things fresh.

Kolya
03-23-2007, 01:13 PM
Clay all the way...

FluffyYellowBall
03-23-2007, 01:19 PM
Is it wrong to like all of the surfaces equally?? :shrug: I really enjoy all of the surfaces for the different tennis they produce. And just like with weather, I love the change of seasons. It really keeps things fresh.

same here but when i think of it, id MUCH rather go the french, monte carlo or the us open tham wimbledon. Honestly its the french open or monte carlo. Best place to be for tennis:angel:

qczi
03-23-2007, 01:37 PM
well, i liked clay the most before nadal came, saw and conquered. now its outdoor hard.

uglyamerican
03-23-2007, 03:53 PM
Whatever is coming up next is my favorite. Right now, I'm looking forward to clay.

All_Slam_Andre
03-23-2007, 04:21 PM
Clay

GlennMirnyi
03-23-2007, 04:23 PM
Where's carpet?

SBruguera
03-23-2007, 05:03 PM
Men: Clay
Women: Hardcourts

Beforehand
03-23-2007, 05:24 PM
I love everything.

Right now, I'm like "OK! ALMOST CLAY! YAY! OMG!", but right after the French, it's like "HOLY SHIT YES! WIMBLEDON GRASS FOREVER!" and onward to the U.S. Open Series afterwards.

I like them all for their differences, I guess.

guga2120
03-23-2007, 05:33 PM
clay and the best Master Series is Monte Carlo.

Mateya
03-23-2007, 05:42 PM
Cant decide between clay and hardcourt :)

My favourite Masters series are Monte Carlo and Cincinnati :cool:

MaryWalsh
03-23-2007, 05:55 PM
love em all except taraflex

connectolove
03-23-2007, 06:11 PM
Clay all the way.

Jim Courier
03-23-2007, 06:15 PM
Clay and grass.

maqk
03-23-2007, 06:24 PM
clay, long rallies give the real suspense

Dancing Hero
03-23-2007, 06:26 PM
Grass no.1, baby:) You can see good tennis on all surfaces though.

Allure
03-23-2007, 06:56 PM
Hardcourts:worship:
Clay:ras:
Grass:shrug:

ChinoRios4Ever
03-23-2007, 07:16 PM
Clay :worship:

Grass :ras:

trixtah
03-23-2007, 07:22 PM
Hard court.I hate to see many long rallies in one match.

what the hell? seriously? long rallies are what makes tennis so exciting. I love clay just because of all the sliding and the rallies. If you don't move well, then tough luck. Long rallies on grass and hard are nice too, though...

jazar
03-23-2007, 07:53 PM
to play on: clay
to watch on: grass

supertommyhaas
03-23-2007, 11:06 PM
i voted hardcourts but if indoor hardcourts was a choice i would of chosen that.

Foosimoo
03-23-2007, 11:27 PM
Clay :D

BATES
03-23-2007, 11:38 PM
Clay.. no strength involved

laure xxx
03-23-2007, 11:43 PM
Grass.

Firstly most exciting, secondly actually requires more than just patience and big muscles. Must be quick, have good reflexes. Shorter points to avoid long, drawn out crap which happens too much in tennis. Clay tests nothing but the viewer's patience and will to live.

Rafa = Fed Killa
03-24-2007, 03:01 AM
Clay all the way :D

Bremen
03-24-2007, 03:06 AM
Grass and hardcourts are my 2 faves

~EMiLiTA~
03-24-2007, 03:20 AM
hards

*Viva Chile*
03-24-2007, 03:48 AM
Clay all the way ;)

Jlee
03-24-2007, 04:03 AM
I voted grass, but not the slow nonsense from Wimbly last year. Real grass that plays fast. Mostly I just love Wimbledon :lol: Fast hard court tennis is fun too.

I can enjoy every surface though for different reasons. I like that they have seasons of the year with each surface, and that the four slams are different surfaces. I'd like a longer grass season though.

partygirl
03-24-2007, 04:36 AM
Grass:smoke:

supertommyhaas
03-24-2007, 05:12 AM
hardcourts are fun to watch but clay would be good and fun to play on. all surfaces are good for different reasons.

TMJordan
03-24-2007, 05:17 AM
Grass:smoke:

:spit:

Clay :rocker2:

The_Nadal_effect
03-24-2007, 07:30 AM
Clay. But as Rafa learns to play well in Hard in future, I will include Hard as well.

FluffyYellowBall
03-24-2007, 08:16 AM
Where's carpet?


I already said:

I cant include carpet in the poll because as i said, im doing the same poll for non-tennis fans and people who just watch it regulary. They probably never heard of carpet and dont know its effect on play

FluffyYellowBall
03-24-2007, 08:19 AM
hardcourts are fun to watch but clay would be good and fun to play on. all surfaces are good for different reasons.


Clay is very tiring to play on. I play on clay but since im not super fit, i tr finish points quickly and i really enjoy playing on hard courts during the summer when im on holiday. Movement on court takes some adjusting but tennis wise, i prefer hardcourts. Never played on grass but id REALLY like to

qw19
03-24-2007, 09:14 AM
Clay! Vamos

The_Nadal_effect
03-24-2007, 03:50 PM
Clay is very tiring to play on.

There's no sight as beautiful in tennis as watching a sweaty and tired Nadal battling it out for survival, the dust from the ground spicing up his Tee.;)

*Ljubica*
03-24-2007, 04:22 PM
Clay :inlove: I love the long rallies, and the tactical stuff. A very slow hardcourt like Miami is OK too, but I don't like fast hardcourts and grass, because they favour the big servers too much, and I find them unbelievably boring :yawn:

Richard_from_Cal
03-24-2007, 05:42 PM
Carpet is missing from this poll and the carpet lovers ( no, I am not specifically talking about lesbians here) should be catered for....first laugh--(on site)--of the day. Thanks, George. :wavey:

On topic: Cement...concrete...whatever that hard stuff is that I used to play on...so MANY years ago. :(

GlennMirnyi
03-24-2007, 05:46 PM
I already said:

I cant include carpet in the poll because as i said, im doing the same poll for non-tennis fans and people who just watch it regulary. They probably never heard of carpet and dont know its effect on play

Non-tennis fans don't matter. They are a bunch of fanboys and if they don't know what's carpet, they should go watch Soccer/Football/Basketball.

Carpet all the way!

FluffyYellowBall
03-24-2007, 06:53 PM
Non-tennis fans don't matter. They are a bunch of fanboys and if they don't know what's carpet, they should go watch Soccer/Football/Basketball.

Carpet all the way!

haha! But the whole point of the thing is 2 compare a question for 2 different groups of people so i cant include different choices. Im having a hard time explaining to people that grass courts arent the same u find in ur backyard with some extra white lines:rolleyes: "but balls dont bounce on grass:confused: "

FluffyYellowBall
03-24-2007, 06:58 PM
Clay :inlove: I love the long rallies, and the tactical stuff. A very slow hardcourt like Miami is OK too, but I don't like fast hardcourts and grass, because they favour the big servers too much, and I find them unbelievably boring :yawn:

Although most would disagree and say clay is "tacticless" i wouldnt say so.
It just takes longer to finish the point and u might play countless winners within a point and still get the ball back so id say its smart play in a way. Its just that when the clay courters play on hard courts theyre not used to going for winners straight away.

CyBorg
03-24-2007, 07:07 PM
Carpet.

shotgun
03-24-2007, 07:13 PM
Besides carpet, would have been interesting to include the different types of hardcourt (indoor/greenset, rebound ace, decoturf), and green clay as well.

FluffyYellowBall
03-24-2007, 07:26 PM
Green clay?? HAHA!! Its something psychological for american players to get used to brick red clay:P

NyGeL
03-24-2007, 07:28 PM
Clay.

No "only serve" winners, nice rallies and points.

Art of Tennis 100%

FluffyYellowBall
03-24-2007, 07:28 PM
But u guys can still discuss other surfaces.
Which brings me to ask what is green clay? I heard of it but never watched a tournament played on green clay. Im sure its faster that red clay right?

bobito
03-24-2007, 08:28 PM
Clay,clay and again clay =]

yana
03-24-2007, 08:35 PM
Clay. Long rallies+ technique= spectacle.

shotgun
03-25-2007, 05:36 AM
But u guys can still discuss other surfaces.
Which brings me to ask what is green clay? I heard of it but never watched a tournament played on green clay. Im sure its faster that red clay right?

Yes, green clay (also known as Har-Tru) is more common in the U.S.A. and is made of crushed basalt, while red clay (crushed brick) is more common in Europe and South America. Green clay plays faster. Currently there aren't any ATP tournaments played on green clay, although I heard Houston this year will be played on the surface.

The_Nadal_effect
03-25-2007, 07:47 AM
A gentleman will walk but never run



So you are an Englishman in New York? Oh, you're an alien, you're a legal alien...;)

Fedever
03-25-2007, 07:52 AM
Is it wrong to like all of the surfaces equally?? :shrug: I really enjoy all of the surfaces for the different tennis they produce. And just like with weather, I love the change of seasons. It really keeps things fresh.

I feel the same, which is why I could not choose and could not vote in the poll.

jenanun
03-25-2007, 09:56 AM
all....

well, grass sometimes could be quite boring.... Ace, Ace, Unreturnable Serve, DF, Ace, Game......:zzz:

mashamaniac
03-25-2007, 10:04 AM
clay is better than both carpet and grass,but hard court is not that bad too! grass is the worst kind of surface!

The Pro
03-25-2007, 10:36 AM
THE RESULTS OF THIS POLL ARE A DISGRACE :mad: :mad: :mad: :p :mad:

FluffyYellowBall
03-26-2007, 11:23 AM
I didngt expect so many people to pick clay.

LEGENDOFTENNIS
05-06-2009, 04:31 PM
What is your favourite surface to watch the ATP players play on?

Mine would have to be Grass at Wimbledon now, because its not too slow like Monte Carlo and its not too fast like the UsOpen, you can actually get some decent rallying on Grass now, although i do like the occasional s&v.

Ilovetheblues_86
05-06-2009, 04:34 PM
I like fast indoor like Stockholm or Paris 1000

Certinfy
05-06-2009, 04:35 PM
Grass

miura
05-06-2009, 04:38 PM
Grass

Erica86
05-06-2009, 04:40 PM
Clay.
In here it is the best tennis player who wins, not just the best server.

miura
05-06-2009, 04:47 PM
Clay.
In here it is the best tennis player who wins, not just the best server.
Where is Roddick's, Karlovic's and other huge servers Grand Slam titles from Wimbledon then?

Burrow
05-06-2009, 04:50 PM
I liked the rebound ace in australia, grass of old and carpet, I don't mind clay either but right now I find it pretty boring with the current generation.

Action Jackson
05-06-2009, 04:52 PM
Man, use the search engine.

Sorry I am going to bump a lot of threads.

Action Jackson
05-06-2009, 04:55 PM
Bump

Good to see clay still in the lead.

Erica86
05-06-2009, 04:55 PM
Where is Roddick's, Karlovic's and other huge servers Grand Slam titles from Wimbledon then?

Yes, you're right. But my point is that those average players you mention have more chance in Wimbledon than in Roland Garros. I am not saying that they can be potential winners in London, because the rest of the game, apart from their serve, is rather bad.

Erica86
05-06-2009, 04:57 PM
I liked the rebound ace in australia, grass of old and carpet, I don't mind clay either but right now I find it pretty boring with the current generation.

Rather than the current generation, what you probably find boring it is that the players you support are shit on this surface.

Titi
05-06-2009, 04:59 PM
Grass...Wimbledon is the best.

My love of clay has deteriorated with Nadal's dominance to be honest.

rafa_maniac
05-06-2009, 04:59 PM
I'm extremely surprised at these results, thought they'd be essentially reversed considering the wrap clay tennis is usually given round these parts :lol:

Anyway, I voted grass. It's not as fast nowadays as it was during the 90s which means we're saved from the unbearable acefests, but the surface still allows for a good variation of all court play... if enough players bothered to implement it.

Lopez
05-06-2009, 05:05 PM
Clay.
In here it is the best tennis player who wins, not just the best server.

And the best tennis player is the one with a shitty serve I gather?

You can't take parts away from tennis and say that some players are "true" tennis players and others are not. FYI the serve is the most difficult shot in tennis and the only one you can control totally... Great servers are great athletes as well, look at Sampras, Federer etc. Great serving requires skill.

Erica86
05-06-2009, 05:13 PM
And the best tennis player is the one with a shitty serve I gather?

You can't take parts away from tennis and say that some players are "true" tennis players and others are not. FYI the serve is the most difficult shot in tennis and the only one you can control totally... Great servers are great athletes as well, look at Sampras, Federer etc. Great serving requires skill.

I fully agree with your last stament: Good serving requires skill; but if even with a poor serve you are able to win GS in all surfaces, that means that in the other parts of the game you are miles away from the rest.

Erica86
05-06-2009, 05:14 PM
I fully agree with your last stament: Good serving requires skill; but if even with a poor serve you are able to win GS in all surfaces, that means that in the other parts of the game you are miles away from the rest.

statement

BEBE91
05-06-2009, 05:30 PM
Clay

Lopez
05-06-2009, 05:38 PM
Yes, but the serve is still the most important shot. You just have a preconceived notion that some players are "all serve". The same logic can be used on other styles, some players are "all topspin" or "all forehand" or "all groundstrokes".

If your serving is miles away from the rest, you deserve the wins you get as well. It might be boring for some people to watch, but it's no less tennis. Just like moonballing is no less tennis.

Babolat - Dan
05-06-2009, 05:47 PM
I have to say enjoy watching tennis on grass.
To be honest, i enjoy watching on all surfaces, as it takes a great player to master them all.

Action Jackson
05-06-2009, 05:48 PM
Clay isn't the problem, just the fact there is one genius and 1000 gimps.

Mint Chip
05-06-2009, 05:57 PM
Clay due to the fact that you have to use your brain that God gave you to actually win points and matches

sphiie
05-06-2009, 07:26 PM
Grass... I love when players are playing on grass *.*

rocketassist
05-06-2009, 07:31 PM
Grass by the sun's diameter.

Clay is now a cure for insomnia, when a guy can just defend and get the ball back again and again and again forcing the aggressor to overhit and dominate the tour this way as well as be proclaimed the clay GOAT, forget it.

Beat
05-06-2009, 07:31 PM
it used to be clay ... :angel:

Roddickominator
05-06-2009, 07:32 PM
Looks like somebody figured out how to vote multiple times for clay to be in the lead here.

Har-Tru
05-06-2009, 07:59 PM
I voted clay due to genetic constraints.

Seriously, clay. Green first, but sadly it's in the surfaces cemetery together with carpet. Of the current surfaces:

Clay
Grass
Indoor hard
Outdoor hard

But anyway, no big deal. Good tennis can be played on any surface on any given day.

JolánGagó
05-06-2009, 08:38 PM
Clay.

then grass and

HC outdoors.

Sapeod
05-06-2009, 08:44 PM
I like the different surfaces for different reasons.

Clay. Many long rallies. Exciting. Good stuff
Grass. Good to look at. Faster play. Exciting. Shorter Rallies. Huge serves. Many aces :)
Hard. Rallies as well, but are shorter. Exciting none the less.

Hmmmmm. I'll go for clay :D

Henry Kaspar
05-06-2009, 09:23 PM
Well what I like most is that there are different surfaces that fit better or worse to certain types of play. This said, a little less hardcourts and a little more clay and especially grass would be nice.

Erica86
05-06-2009, 09:24 PM
Yes, but the serve is still the most important shot. You just have a preconceived notion that some players are "all serve". The same logic can be used on other styles, some players are "all topspin" or "all forehand" or "all groundstrokes".

If your serving is miles away from the rest, you deserve the wins you get as well. It might be boring for some people to watch, but it's no less tennis. Just like moonballing is no less tennis.

Wrong!
The most important shot is the one you put in and the other player sends it out or cannot return.
That can be a serve, a drop, a topspin shot or whatever. The most important shot is the one that makes you win the point. This is obvious.

freeandlonely
05-06-2009, 09:39 PM
DecoTurf/fast indoor

Thanos
05-06-2009, 10:34 PM
carpet

cocrcici
05-06-2009, 11:28 PM
I love all surfaces,little less indoors

marcRD
05-07-2009, 12:30 AM
I really love them all. 3 years ago it would definetly be clay, now clay is a little too onesided for me to enjoy it that much.

Grass was really great while it made any sense, now it is slower than the USopen hardcourt and it doesnt bounce very low, so grass looks kind of awkward nowadays I think.

I love the hardcourt tournaments, AO is my favorite but I love that superhard surface in USopen where you hit a winner when you go for it and you can hear the ball hit the ground. Power tennis all the way.

Indoor is also fun because everybody hits the ball so clean indoor, Federer Murray last year in Master cup was the match of the year quality wise.

Black Adam
05-07-2009, 12:33 AM
Hard. Decoturf to be precise.

Angle Queen
05-07-2009, 12:36 AM
Surprised I didn't vote here the first time.

Hard to watch.
Clay to play.
Grass to dream (about both playing on and watching in person).

Goldenoldie
05-07-2009, 10:24 AM
I remember indoor matches played on wood, but that was a long time ago

Pfloyd
05-07-2009, 01:44 PM
You are attaching connotations to each surface that are not necessarily true.

Wimbledon Grass is slower.

The clay in Rome is quite fast and most HC are medium paced.

More than the surface, the game has changed so enjoying grass because of serve and volley tennis is almost obsolete.

Having said that, I think there should be more grass tournaments and less HC one's, just for the sake of making a more balanced schedule.

Collective
05-07-2009, 01:56 PM
U mean which clay color I like the most? Green

:P

vidanhv
05-07-2009, 02:38 PM
Clay for too many reasons. Endurance, attractive play, no big-serve boredom, patience and tactics. If there was no Nadal, it would be much more exciting. However, I love change of seasons, and there is nothing so refreshing for my eyes then the switch from red to green after Wimbledon. Beautiful sight.

Elena.
06-26-2009, 01:47 PM
The quick,grass first,then carpet and hard.Clay is the most boring for me to watch.

Audacity
06-26-2009, 01:49 PM
1. Grass
2. Outdoor Hard
3. Clay

Diprosalic
06-26-2009, 02:27 PM
grass is really just wimbledon for me. so hardcourt wins.

Arkulari
06-26-2009, 02:32 PM
1. Clay
2. HC
3. Grass (the current grass is a joke, it would have had ranked 2nd on old times)