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What kind of surface is this?

It looks so weird and they can slide on it


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Re: What kind of surface is this?

looks like carpet to me

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Re: What kind of surface is this?

But as one of the guys said in the comments, it's got like... sand?

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Re: What kind of surface is this?

artificial grass
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Re: What kind of surface is this?

articial grass otherwise known as 'carpet'. it is like astroturf infilled with sand. all year round playing surface very popular in the UK cus of the weather. you can slide on it depending on how much top dressing (sand) is applied.

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artificial grass

Yup, they have quite a few ITF indoor artificial grass tourneys in Japan
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Re: What kind of surface is this?

These courts are everywhere in Australia

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Re: What kind of surface is this?

Artificial grass, like said.

It's quite hard to move on this courts
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Re: What kind of surface is this?

I now remember that I've actually played on this kind of courts, but paddle!

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Artificial grass. It's like carpet but has sand on it. It's gross. It's itchy.

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Artificial grass, like said.

It's quite hard to move on this courts
I find them quite easy to move on, but then again I grew up on them. You can slide into the ball like clay, and it can be easy to fall or slide over in spots where sands builds up or where sand has blown away, due to the two different surface textures in one movement.

Anyway the worst thing about it is that you get sand everywhere, in your shoes, socks, clothes I'm finding sands in my shoes weeks after playing on it.
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Artificial grass and its one hell of a bitch to play on Especially when people put a whole fucking beach on top of it.
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I find them quite easy to move on, but then again I grew up on them. You can slide into the ball like clay, and it can be easy to fall or slide over in spots where sands builds up or where sand has blown away, due to the two different surface textures in one movement.

Anyway the worst thing about it is that you get sand everywhere, in your shoes, socks, clothes I'm finding sands in my shoes weeks after playing on it.


I would like to play on this surface, but I doubt we have anything like it in the US I've always wanted to visit/vacation in Australia and Japan though
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Artificial grass, like said.

It's quite hard to move on this courts
It's horrible to move on - like wet grass - and the ball skids through like crazy on it. It's no wonder why it's nowhere to be seen on the WTA because it's a nightmare.

KvittyBabe would probably be unplayable on it though.

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