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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old Jun 14th, 2006, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
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Today I played on a polished WOODEN court.

It was my first time so please forgive me!

It was so weird. The ball just kind of skids off the court, slice was not effective, so my bh was being eaten. So hitting the ball flat was pretty much the only way either one of us could win points. btw, I won 63 62 60

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Polished wooden court? Sounds interesting. When I play my strikes are pretty flat so I would love to try it out.
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I play similar sort of court all the time...Spins dont work on these courts..Slice just sits up...And the courts I play on are suppperrrrfasttttt and skidding...I love em...but since I hav played all the time on this surface,its killed perception of hitting shots on other surfaces and I keep on hitting them too early making them go out...But I love the fast surface...

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It was my first time so please forgive me!

It was so weird. The ball just kind of skids off the court, slice was not effective, so my bh was being eaten. So hitting the ball flat was pretty much the only way either one of us could win points. btw, I won 63 62 60

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lol...I did that too a while ago, and I hit an average of 2 aces/game (and I'm a very average playing girl) It's way too fast
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sounds like it would suit me like a duck to water..
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sounds like it would suit me like a duck to water..

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I have a couple of pics of the surface, but my comp is being a bitch. Will keep trying.

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cant wait to seem em.. ive never heard of a polished wooden court
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Do you mean like the floors in a Basketball Arena?

Because those surfaces are lightning fast... actually I think Stefan Edberg was brought up on that type of court... hence his incredibly aggressive game

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Do you mean like the floors in a Basketball Arena?

Because those surfaces are lightning fast... actually I think Stefan Edberg was brought up on that type of court... hence his incredibly aggressive game
Thats what i was thinking
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Do you mean like the floors in a Basketball Arena?

Because those surfaces are lightning fast... actually I think Stefan Edberg was brought up on that type of court... hence his incredibly aggressive game
Yes, like accual wooden floor boards.

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University in Ghent has courts on wood as well... it's way too fast to have some nice rallies..
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sounds weird, but i know the type of surface you mean.

I think my game would really suit one of them, cos Im guessing the points were short and the balls were coming off the surface really fast.
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Let me guess, indoor sports hall, multi-purpose, and some joker decided to include tennis court markings and a net?

Actually the first time I ever played tennis it was in a sports hall, but it wasn't wood, it was a kind of rubbery plastic. We didn't even get to hit any balls - the teacher made us practise the forehand by hurling our racquets towards the net! (Maybe Marat Safin went to my school too, who knows?)
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