PDA

View Full Version : Green Hardcourts Out of Style Now?


trufanjay
Mar 23rd, 2007, 05:07 AM
I don't know if there is a thread about this but I was wondering. We all know that the US Open and later the US Open Series decided to change their court color from traditional green to darkblue a long time ago. Now Miami has changed from it's green courts to purple.

Are green hardcourts slowly going out of style? Or is it just in the states?
I know the usual rebound ace is usually the same in Australia, but why do you all think we are seeing the color changes? Will we see more of them in the future?

stevos
Mar 23rd, 2007, 05:20 AM
I am bummed about the colour change, I love the dark green Miami courts.

Now they are all becoming similar in the US, the blue on the court and green outside. Purple is different I guess, but it's like the YEC.

brent-o
Mar 23rd, 2007, 05:20 AM
I found the ball a lot harder to see when the US Open had that light greenish court. So I can see why they're changing it.

VeeReeDavJCap81
Mar 23rd, 2007, 05:25 AM
I do like blue courts, however I don't like how it looks at the US Open for some reason.

LoveFifteen
Mar 23rd, 2007, 05:32 AM
It was done for one reason: to make the ball easier to see for TV viewers. For some reason, I had a lot of trouble seeing the ball during the day matches of the 2006 Australian Open.

DOUBLEFIST
Mar 23rd, 2007, 06:04 AM
I used to go over to Burbank High in LA (well Burbank, strictly speaking) and thought it was the weirdest thing that they had dark blue courts, but I loved playing on them. Who knew they were way ahead of the curve. :lol:

Josh.
Mar 23rd, 2007, 06:06 AM
its the same as YEC is it not? :shrug:

in that case, its because of the sponsor, sony erricsson

MCM
Mar 23rd, 2007, 06:21 AM
its the same as YEC is it not? :shrug:

in that case, its because of the sponsor, sony erricsson

Yes, you are absolutely correct!;)

IceSkaTennisFan
Mar 23rd, 2007, 06:30 AM
Too bad they can't do the same for clay .

tobi
Mar 23rd, 2007, 01:09 PM
I always prefer courts with two different colours and quite happy with the changes in Miami and other US Hard Courts.

John.
Mar 23rd, 2007, 01:16 PM
I like the blue courts. Makes it much easier to see the ball

trufanjay
Mar 23rd, 2007, 01:24 PM
I like the blue and purple courts also. And yes I guess it is a matter of sponsorship.

trufanjay
Mar 23rd, 2007, 01:26 PM
It was done for one reason: to make the ball easier to see for TV viewers. For some reason, I had a lot of trouble seeing the ball during the day matches of the 2006 Australian Open.
The ball is always kind of hard to see at the Australian because the rebound ace courts are very bright.

silverwhite
Mar 23rd, 2007, 02:20 PM
I like that the ball can be more easily seen now but they could have used dark green. :shrug:

Lucyxx
Mar 23rd, 2007, 02:29 PM
We all know Miami is the trend setting capital of tennis. :cool:

RenaSlam.
Mar 23rd, 2007, 02:42 PM
I miss the green. :sad:

ToeTag
Mar 23rd, 2007, 02:47 PM
I don't miss the green courts at all. Although if you play on public courts they're still green, but for pro matches I'm glad they went with blue/purple -- much easier to see the ball.