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Grass, Clay, Carpet, Hardcourts

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You post your thoughts now, I have to go. Will reply later.

Hwyl.
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Yes, but grass tennis is completely different to real tennis. Because it developed. Clay and hard surfaces are the next step in this development. Clay and hard courts enable tennis to be a year round, global sport, rather than limited to areas of the world where the climate is good enough to maintain grass courts.
No, it isn't good that this development reduces the amount of tournaments played on grass courts....but surely it has good points too?

Sorry if i've totally misinterpreted your argument Smile
[ Last edit by eira_arian May 06, 2006, 03:35 PM ] IP Logged
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GRASS, GRASS, GRASS, GRASS GRASS


In my heyday 3 of the slams were played on grass, it's such a shame that's all gone.Thoughtful post there Arka, I agree with you. Also grass isn't so hard on players' bodies, so maybe we wouldn't see so many injuries.

The powers that be are trying to make every Slam exactly the same in terms of conditions. Why do we have to lose our traditions? (Although I'd willingly kick most of the old farts of the LTA into Retirement.They haven't a clue how to get the best out of any talent that comes along.)  ranting


Also, I loved playing on grass, loathed clay and have never played on carpet. Embarassed
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However, due to the fact that there are so few grass court players we fans of a decent grass courter have a wonderful oppertunity shortly to laugh in their faces. If there's any surface our Andy can beat some of the big guys on (ok, apart from Fed who is some sort of robot on grass) it's gonna be grass. Also, we Brits can, as a result, in a summer davis cup home tie fire ourselves a HUGE advantage by forcing these guys to play on grass it's fantastic! 
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Yes, but grass tennis is completely different to real tennis. Because it developed. Clay and hard surfaces are the next step in this development. Clay and hard courts enable tennis to be a year round, global sport, rather than limited to areas of the world where the climate is good enough to maintain grass courts.
No, it isn't good that this development reduces the amount of tournaments played on grass courts....but surely it has good points too?

Sorry if i've totally misinterpreted your argument Smile

Ill say that we have had a misunderstanding. hug I am just not going to argue with you. wink

I didnt mean that H VIII played on grass. I read a lot about such stuff last month. I was  just commenting that what historical a game this is, much more than football in fact.

Hope we wont argue. Smile
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GRASS, GRASS, GRASS, GRASS GRASS


In my heyday 3 of the slams were played on grass, it's such a shame that's all gone.Thoughtful post there Arka, I agree with you. Also grass isn't so hard on players' bodies, so maybe we wouldn't see so many injuries.

The powers that be are trying to make every Slam exactly the same in terms of conditions. Why do we have to lose our traditions? (Although I'd willingly kick most of the old farts of the LTA into Retirement.They haven't a clue how to get the best out of any talent that comes along.)  ranting


Also, I loved playing on grass, loathed clay and have never played on carpet. Embarassed


Thanks for agreeing. hug


No, it isn't good that this development reduces the amount of tournaments played on grass courts....but surely it has good points too?


Of course it has m'dears. Not for a moment did I say that clay is rubbish. I said that clay courters are rubbish. We should give equal importance to all three surfaces.
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there are too many clay court tourneys.... grass can be similar to many surfaces actually. for players like me... we want fast surfaces with very little kick but lots of bite...
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Brilliant David!

Keep that up. Smile I love to see more and more players preferring grass.
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well i dont prefer grass exactly... but surfaces that at least simulate it...
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Better than those clay courters who are too slow to bend their arms before the second service has begun. wink
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That is a reference to Nadal....



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Actually no Very Happy For once no. Its a gross generalization.

 Although it is very unlikely, Nadal may change this year.

Ill wait till Wimbly and see.
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Nadal rocks...  :supz:

He's waay cool.... goodjob
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I dont like people just for being cool. wink


I feel pretty bad to say this, but if Nadal plays like last time, Bogdanovic will give him a run for his money.
 And Nadal will not get a good seeding either.
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boggers could take nadal out on grass. upset of the year ya know?
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