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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 7th, 2004, 02:23 AM Thread Starter
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why isn't there a bigger grass court season

Clay court season coming up, and there are a ton of tournies on that surface as well as on hard courts, but there are still only a hand full (maybe 2 1/2!) on grass.

I'd like to see more played on surfaces that favor volleyers, so that variety in players games would come out more.........

the game is in good shape right now, but most players play similary, big serve and huge ground strokes, which is great, but where are the serve volleyers for contrast?

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Maybe they dont want the Williams to win toooooooo often...
whys theres only 2 grean clay?
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I also think it's because grass is a hard surface to maintain. But I agree I would love to see more grass court tournaments.

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Absolutely. It's a hard surface to maintain. Plus, grass court tennis is a bore.
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Absolutely. It's a hard surface to maintain. Plus, grass court tennis is a bore.
some matches on grass are boring, some matches on clay are boring, some matches on hard courts are boring..........

on the other hand, some matches on each surface are awesome.

many matches at wimbledon rank among the greatest ever.

The surface their helps especially if you pit a baseliner against a volleyer. borg mcenroe, evert navratilova, graf novotna to name just a few.........

I hate the one of the slams is on a surface that the players only play 2 events on each year.
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I would love the tour to be divided equally by surface 25% hardcourt, 25% clay, 25% grass, and 25% carpet. Then players who specialize on a single surface would have more of an opportunity to compete more often on their best surfaces, especially all those players who do well on grass. Only 2 or 3 grass tournaments isn't enough.
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Absolutely. It's a hard surface to maintain. Plus, grass court tennis is a bore.
That is your opinion but frankly it's the grass-court season that I look forward to every year. And if Wimbledon keeps its promise we will have a longer season for grass if the tournament begins three weeks after the French instead of two.

Provided of course another tournament is added before Birmingham or in between that event and Eastbourne.
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I would love the tour to be divided equally by surface 25% hardcourt, 25% clay, 25% grass, and 25% carpet. Then players who specialize on a single surface would have more of an opportunity to compete more often on their best surfaces, especially all those players who do well on grass. Only 2 or 3 grass tournaments isn't enough.
i definitely agree . there r alot of clay court specialists, and they get plenty of opportunities to play on theyre favourite surface. i wouldnt call any players these days grass specialists,the reason for this is the lack of grass tournaments. if there were more grass tournaments, we would see more grass specialists and more serve vollyers
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