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SM
Jun 4th, 2003, 12:24 PM
Theyve installed 2 "european clay" courts at Sydney to allow prep. for the davis cup and are contemplating installing two more clay courts to make a total of 4.

If there will be 4 courts i hope to get the chance to hire them one day ?! :)

we only have fake clay (crushed brick) in Australia cos australia doesnt have much limestone here which is needed to make the top layer.

I just wanna have played on every surface. So far ive played on synthetic and natural grass, hard, indoor, and 'fake' clay. ;)

F-R-E-A-K
Jun 4th, 2003, 12:27 PM
Yes they made them like in late december and early january for the davis cup against GB in Febuary... u can hire them for sround $30-35 per hour.

they are really mad!!?!?! when did u find this out??? thye are also thinking of installing a couple grass courts.. but i doubt that... to much maintenance with the clay already as it is!?!?!?!!?

SM
Jun 4th, 2003, 12:30 PM
i got told they recently made them by a guy at comp...thanks for the info!

F-R-E-A-K
Jun 4th, 2003, 12:36 PM
no probs.. but yeah they were officially made for davis cup preparations back in january feb.... but were made last year.

Mattographer
Jun 4th, 2003, 12:43 PM
Homebush Bay becoming Houston? :p Have you guys seem Houston Tennis Club? :eek: It's mad club!!

F-R-E-A-K
Jun 4th, 2003, 12:52 PM
no i havent!? homebush is pretty good!... well set out they still have plenty of room to add atleast 8 more courts onto 18 they already have there...

SM
Jun 4th, 2003, 01:10 PM
have you played on crushed brick tenista? was there much difference?

i dont get the comparison with houston

Mattographer
Jun 4th, 2003, 01:24 PM
Houston have Clay, Grass, Hard, Rebound Ace and Indoors ;)