Wood court? - MensTennisForums.com

MensTennisForums.com

MenstennisForums.com is the premier Men's Tennis forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.Please Register - It's Free!

Reply

Old 02-07-2008, 04:35 AM   #1
country flag Aloimeh
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 2,942
Aloimeh has a reputation beyond reputeAloimeh has a reputation beyond reputeAloimeh has a reputation beyond reputeAloimeh has a reputation beyond reputeAloimeh has a reputation beyond reputeAloimeh has a reputation beyond reputeAloimeh has a reputation beyond reputeAloimeh has a reputation beyond reputeAloimeh has a reputation beyond reputeAloimeh has a reputation beyond reputeAloimeh has a reputation beyond repute
Default Wood court?

Has anyone watched matches played on wooden courts? How does the surface behave? Is it unwaxed wood, or a thickly waxed wood? Are there any big matches (tournaments?) played on this surface and how difficult is it to maintain the surface?
__________________
Nole fan: "...most Fedtards seem to be very rabid and rude." (I agree 100%)

You can bet Djokovic's mom just screamed "Another king is dead" right about now - in the remotest corner - of her bathroom - followed by "The other one is buried." (from tennisplanet.me, following Madrid 2011 Djokovic d. Nadal 7-5 6-4)
Aloimeh is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 

Old 02-07-2008, 04:43 AM   #2
country flag Action Jackson
Forum Umpire:
Gaston Gaudio
 
Action Jackson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 124,469
Action Jackson has a reputation beyond reputeAction Jackson has a reputation beyond reputeAction Jackson has a reputation beyond reputeAction Jackson has a reputation beyond reputeAction Jackson has a reputation beyond reputeAction Jackson has a reputation beyond reputeAction Jackson has a reputation beyond reputeAction Jackson has a reputation beyond reputeAction Jackson has a reputation beyond reputeAction Jackson has a reputation beyond reputeAction Jackson has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Wood court?

There are no more tournaments played on wood, though DC ties have been played on wooden boards.

Wood is very low bounce and very fast.
__________________
On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

Quote:
Originally Posted by Filo V. View Post
I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
Action Jackson is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2008, 04:47 AM   #3
Snowwy
Registered User
 
Snowwy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: A place that's too cold.
Posts: 21,015
Snowwy has a reputation beyond reputeSnowwy has a reputation beyond reputeSnowwy has a reputation beyond reputeSnowwy has a reputation beyond reputeSnowwy has a reputation beyond reputeSnowwy has a reputation beyond reputeSnowwy has a reputation beyond reputeSnowwy has a reputation beyond reputeSnowwy has a reputation beyond reputeSnowwy has a reputation beyond reputeSnowwy has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Wood court?

I played on wood once, its pretty amaizng.
__________________
Peter Polansky
Nestor - Chvojka - Pospisil - Raonic - Peliwo
Snowwy is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2008, 04:48 AM   #4
country flag Action Jackson
Forum Umpire:
Gaston Gaudio
 
Action Jackson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 124,469
Action Jackson has a reputation beyond reputeAction Jackson has a reputation beyond reputeAction Jackson has a reputation beyond reputeAction Jackson has a reputation beyond reputeAction Jackson has a reputation beyond reputeAction Jackson has a reputation beyond reputeAction Jackson has a reputation beyond reputeAction Jackson has a reputation beyond reputeAction Jackson has a reputation beyond reputeAction Jackson has a reputation beyond reputeAction Jackson has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Wood court?

Huge servers and porn stars love wood.
__________________
On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

Quote:
Originally Posted by Filo V. View Post
I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
Action Jackson is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2008, 04:49 AM   #5
country flag Caerula Sanguis
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 214
Caerula Sanguis has a reputation beyond reputeCaerula Sanguis has a reputation beyond reputeCaerula Sanguis has a reputation beyond reputeCaerula Sanguis has a reputation beyond reputeCaerula Sanguis has a reputation beyond reputeCaerula Sanguis has a reputation beyond reputeCaerula Sanguis has a reputation beyond reputeCaerula Sanguis has a reputation beyond reputeCaerula Sanguis has a reputation beyond reputeCaerula Sanguis has a reputation beyond reputeCaerula Sanguis has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Wood court?

When you sweat all over the floor, isn't that very dangerous?
Caerula Sanguis is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2008, 04:52 AM   #6
country flag Farenhajt
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 2,393
Farenhajt has a reputation beyond reputeFarenhajt has a reputation beyond reputeFarenhajt has a reputation beyond reputeFarenhajt has a reputation beyond reputeFarenhajt has a reputation beyond reputeFarenhajt has a reputation beyond reputeFarenhajt has a reputation beyond reputeFarenhajt has a reputation beyond reputeFarenhajt has a reputation beyond reputeFarenhajt has a reputation beyond reputeFarenhajt has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Wood court?

Off-topic (but somehow related): Did anyone ever try (even as a pure exho) to play tennis on ice? (Using the skates, of course.) Now THAT would be some speed - I expect ice would be even faster than wood, and the players' speed on skates would of course also increase.
__________________
Mandatory reading:
"Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee"
Farenhajt is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2008, 04:59 AM   #7
country flag Branimir
Registered User
 
Branimir's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Age: 28
Posts: 1,149
Branimir has a reputation beyond reputeBranimir has a reputation beyond reputeBranimir has a reputation beyond reputeBranimir has a reputation beyond reputeBranimir has a reputation beyond reputeBranimir has a reputation beyond reputeBranimir has a reputation beyond reputeBranimir has a reputation beyond reputeBranimir has a reputation beyond reputeBranimir has a reputation beyond reputeBranimir has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Wood court?

off topic: Hahahahahahahahahahhahahaa.
Playing tennis on ice, is impossible my friend. I mean I know if you are good skater you can stop quickly and also using short distance, but imagine just serving on ice... You would either fall every time, or you wouldn't even rich the net, or the serve would be so soft that opponent would wait for the ball on the net.

on topic: I used to play tennis in the gym on wooden floor, and I didn't feel much of the difference between hard court and woo. The only difference is that I was sliding way more more. And yeah... It wasn't really tennis court, just the net and two halves of basketball court.
__________________
I don't like Nadal.
Branimir is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2008, 06:11 AM   #8
country flag Farenhajt
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 2,393
Farenhajt has a reputation beyond reputeFarenhajt has a reputation beyond reputeFarenhajt has a reputation beyond reputeFarenhajt has a reputation beyond reputeFarenhajt has a reputation beyond reputeFarenhajt has a reputation beyond reputeFarenhajt has a reputation beyond reputeFarenhajt has a reputation beyond reputeFarenhajt has a reputation beyond reputeFarenhajt has a reputation beyond reputeFarenhajt has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Wood court?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Branimir View Post
off topic: Hahahahahahahahahahhahahaa.
Playing tennis on ice, is impossible my friend. I mean I know if you are good skater you can stop quickly and also using short distance, but imagine just serving on ice... You would either fall every time, or you wouldn't even rich the net, or the serve would be so soft that opponent would wait for the ball on the net.
Not necessarily. Skates have "teeth" which are used to keep balance and prevent inertial/reactive sliding. The outer layer of the balls could also be adjusted for better grip on ice. (For that matter, if the soles of regular tennis shoes are made of some special composite material which has good grip, you don't even need skates.) Therefore it IS possible, but obviously you can't just move the whole Wimbledon to Alaska and pretend everything's still the same.
__________________
Mandatory reading:
"Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee"
Farenhajt is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2008, 06:23 AM   #9
country flag Branimir
Registered User
 
Branimir's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Age: 28
Posts: 1,149
Branimir has a reputation beyond reputeBranimir has a reputation beyond reputeBranimir has a reputation beyond reputeBranimir has a reputation beyond reputeBranimir has a reputation beyond reputeBranimir has a reputation beyond reputeBranimir has a reputation beyond reputeBranimir has a reputation beyond reputeBranimir has a reputation beyond reputeBranimir has a reputation beyond reputeBranimir has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Wood court?

You have wild imagination.
__________________
I don't like Nadal.
Branimir is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2008, 06:24 AM   #10
country flag Kolya
Registered User
 
Kolya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Munich
Posts: 11,262
Kolya has a reputation beyond reputeKolya has a reputation beyond reputeKolya has a reputation beyond reputeKolya has a reputation beyond reputeKolya has a reputation beyond reputeKolya has a reputation beyond reputeKolya has a reputation beyond reputeKolya has a reputation beyond reputeKolya has a reputation beyond reputeKolya has a reputation beyond reputeKolya has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Wood court?

Didn't Edberg grow up on wooden courts?

Hence why he served and volleyed, I read this on tennis.com's 60 greatest players list.
__________________
Robin Bo Carl Söderling
Kolya is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2008, 06:32 AM   #11
country flag trixtah
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,931
trixtah has a reputation beyond reputetrixtah has a reputation beyond reputetrixtah has a reputation beyond reputetrixtah has a reputation beyond reputetrixtah has a reputation beyond reputetrixtah has a reputation beyond reputetrixtah has a reputation beyond reputetrixtah has a reputation beyond reputetrixtah has a reputation beyond reputetrixtah has a reputation beyond reputetrixtah has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Wood court?

Quote:
Originally Posted by PMK is Innocent View Post
Huge servers and porn stars love wood.
Is the wood slippery when wet? Is it hard or is it a bit soft?
trixtah is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2008, 06:37 AM   #12
country flag Action Jackson
Forum Umpire:
Gaston Gaudio
 
Action Jackson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 124,469
Action Jackson has a reputation beyond reputeAction Jackson has a reputation beyond reputeAction Jackson has a reputation beyond reputeAction Jackson has a reputation beyond reputeAction Jackson has a reputation beyond reputeAction Jackson has a reputation beyond reputeAction Jackson has a reputation beyond reputeAction Jackson has a reputation beyond reputeAction Jackson has a reputation beyond reputeAction Jackson has a reputation beyond reputeAction Jackson has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Wood court?

Quote:
Originally Posted by trixtah View Post
Is the wood slippery when wet? Is it hard or is it a bit soft?
Yes, it's very slippery. Try playing tennis on a basketball or volleyball court like surface and you will see.
__________________
On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

Quote:
Originally Posted by Filo V. View Post
I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
Action Jackson is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2008, 06:38 AM   #13
country flag trixtah
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,931
trixtah has a reputation beyond reputetrixtah has a reputation beyond reputetrixtah has a reputation beyond reputetrixtah has a reputation beyond reputetrixtah has a reputation beyond reputetrixtah has a reputation beyond reputetrixtah has a reputation beyond reputetrixtah has a reputation beyond reputetrixtah has a reputation beyond reputetrixtah has a reputation beyond reputetrixtah has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Wood court?

I was talking sexual innuendos :] But wow, I cannot imagine tennis on a wood court. Your coverage and anticipation would have to be top notch.
trixtah is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2008, 06:40 AM   #14
country flag VolandriFan
Registered User
 
VolandriFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Where the heart is
Posts: 7,727
VolandriFan has a reputation beyond reputeVolandriFan has a reputation beyond reputeVolandriFan has a reputation beyond reputeVolandriFan has a reputation beyond reputeVolandriFan has a reputation beyond reputeVolandriFan has a reputation beyond reputeVolandriFan has a reputation beyond reputeVolandriFan has a reputation beyond reputeVolandriFan has a reputation beyond reputeVolandriFan has a reputation beyond reputeVolandriFan has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Wood court?

Quote:
Originally Posted by trixtah View Post
Is the wood slippery when wet? Is it hard or is it a bit soft?
Generally speaking, it doesn't stay hard very long after it gets wet.
__________________
Filippo VOLANDRI, Pablo ANDUJAR, Fernando GONZALEZ, Juan Carlos FERRERO, Thomaz BELLUCCI,
Santiago GIRALDO, Tommy ROBREDO, Gilles SIMON, Juan Martin DEL POTRO, Alexandr DOLGOPOLOV


Fognini|Mathieu|Falla|Bolelli|Muller|Verdasco
Monaco|Garcia-Lopez|Dancevic|Granollers|Massu|Schwank
Wolmarans|Xristos|Ferrer|Monfils|Alcaide|Starace
VolandriFan is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2008, 06:48 AM   #15
country flag Action Jackson
Forum Umpire:
Gaston Gaudio
 
Action Jackson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 124,469
Action Jackson has a reputation beyond reputeAction Jackson has a reputation beyond reputeAction Jackson has a reputation beyond reputeAction Jackson has a reputation beyond reputeAction Jackson has a reputation beyond reputeAction Jackson has a reputation beyond reputeAction Jackson has a reputation beyond reputeAction Jackson has a reputation beyond reputeAction Jackson has a reputation beyond reputeAction Jackson has a reputation beyond reputeAction Jackson has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Wood court?

Quote:
Originally Posted by VolandriFan View Post
Generally speaking, it doesn't stay hard very long after it gets wet.
Depends on how well you breathe.
__________________
On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

Quote:
Originally Posted by Filo V. View Post
I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
Action Jackson is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Copyright (C) Verticalscope Inc
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBCredits v1.4 Copyright ©2007, PixelFX Studios