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Wert.
Jul 8th, 2011, 06:21 PM
Yeah,I know its not so important but sometimes can be...at least for me when Im watching a tennis on tv.
I hate Red/Orange color...My favourite is Hisense Arena


http://www.flickr.com/photos/76384935@N00/3227753695/

shoryuken
Jul 8th, 2011, 06:23 PM
blue which is why I love the new Australian and USOpen colors.

Curtos07
Jul 8th, 2011, 06:24 PM
The light blue used during the Aussie season is by far the best. Looks great, especially under the sunlight.

doooma6816
Jul 8th, 2011, 06:30 PM
blue like AO...USO is second...I don't like purple.

Gilas.
Jul 8th, 2011, 06:30 PM
I love Miami courts :hearts: purple-ish.

hurricanejeanne
Jul 8th, 2011, 06:32 PM
Green. Green. And more green.

I miss the old green Australian Open courts especially. :sad:

SVK
Jul 8th, 2011, 06:34 PM
Darker blue is nice...it´s the colour of US Open series courts I believe...but without this green place outside:oh:

Sean.
Jul 8th, 2011, 06:34 PM
AO Courts!

Petkorazzi
Jul 8th, 2011, 06:42 PM
I loved the green AO courts. :hearts:

Wert.
Jul 8th, 2011, 06:43 PM
Portoroz used to have wonderful ones :sad:

Spring Pools
Jul 8th, 2011, 06:45 PM
I like the Australian blue.

Valanga
Jul 8th, 2011, 06:45 PM
I don't like green. Blue FTW

Daruma.
Jul 8th, 2011, 06:50 PM
Miami courts. :worship:

kejm
Jul 8th, 2011, 06:53 PM
I really like the combination of green and purple [Doha]

Imperfect Angel
Jul 8th, 2011, 06:53 PM
Ao

Super Dave
Jul 8th, 2011, 06:55 PM
http://www.tennisidentity.com/tennisidentitycom/images/2008/06/25/wtt_multi_court_2.jpg


Just kidding. Blue.

Melange
Jul 8th, 2011, 07:01 PM
I would go for a dark mahogany laminate. She is very aggressive so I want it to look urban, but at the same time, with a no nonsense finish.

http://www.mohawklaminateflooring.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/mohawk_laminate_pic.jpg

NoppaNoppa
Jul 8th, 2011, 07:11 PM
Light blue..ish.

Sammo
Jul 8th, 2011, 07:12 PM
World Team Tennis :lol:

Now seriously, my favourite is the US hardcourt, and then the Australian Open one, actually I loved the 2008 AO court, but since then it looks more... purple

Richie's
Jul 8th, 2011, 07:16 PM
IW "Daniela's Home" Centre Court bt generally I like light blue.

Novichok
Jul 8th, 2011, 07:21 PM
Purple.

bobito
Jul 8th, 2011, 07:26 PM
Green. Green. And more green.

I miss the old green Australian Open courts especially. :sad:

:clap2:Couldn't have put it better.

duhcity
Jul 8th, 2011, 07:30 PM
Really like the light blue of Australia.
Also really like Paris-Bercy, the green court with the blue border.

DeliriousPotato
Jul 8th, 2011, 07:33 PM
Blue/Green US Open

Australian's old green one.

Melange
Jul 8th, 2011, 07:38 PM
Green. Green. And more green.

I miss the old green Australian Open courts especially. :sad:

i like to be able to see the ball

Dave.
Jul 8th, 2011, 07:38 PM
Anything but the current green/blue pattern.

I like the Australian ones atm but I prefer even darker blue like they used to have in Canada.

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I think red is kinda cool too.

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Specter
Jul 8th, 2011, 07:44 PM
http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/8921/juliagoergesasbclassicd.jpg

Marlene
Jul 8th, 2011, 08:38 PM
Thank you so much for asking this question! I didn't realise I needed so badly to get this off my chest; I hate Australia. It's blue. And then around the blue it's also blue. It's not natural! And no, I don't mean the plexicushion itself, duh. It is contrary to the ordinary course of nature for something so big to be so blue. Really, think about it; do mountains, whales and elephants come in bright blue? Nope. But flowers, funny tropical fish and sapphires do - small things. Ultimate proof. Thank you for listening. I like pale green the best. I tolerate the greyish pale USOpen blue because there's plenty of green around it. Same with Miami and Indian Wells. But Australia... one of these days I'm going to write a script to auto-shift the hue on my livestream and make the courts green again!

vexxx
Jul 8th, 2011, 09:35 PM
Blue. I like Australian Open courts colours the most :)

Craig.
Jul 8th, 2011, 09:38 PM
Miami courts are love.

Specter
Jul 8th, 2011, 09:46 PM
Thank you so much for asking this question! I didn't realise I needed so badly to get this off my chest; I hate Australia. It's blue. And then around the blue it's also blue. It's not natural! And no, I don't mean the plexicushion itself, duh. It is contrary to the ordinary course of nature for something so big to be so blue. Really, think about it; do mountains, whales and elephants come in bright blue? Nope. But flowers, funny tropical fish and sapphires do - small things. Ultimate proof. Thank you for listening.

I think it's time you two met. :)


http://www.funflys.com/download/blue_ocean1.jpg

Rui.
Jul 8th, 2011, 09:52 PM
Whenever I think of Hard Courts I think of the courts used during the USO series so :shrug:

égalité
Jul 8th, 2011, 09:54 PM
Thank you so much for asking this question! I didn't realise I needed so badly to get this off my chest; I hate Australia. It's blue. And then around the blue it's also blue. It's not natural! And no, I don't mean the plexicushion itself, duh. It is contrary to the ordinary course of nature for something so big to be so blue. Really, think about it; do mountains, whales and elephants come in bright blue? Nope. But flowers, funny tropical fish and sapphires do - small things. Ultimate proof. Thank you for listening. I like pale green the best. I tolerate the greyish pale USOpen blue because there's plenty of green around it. Same with Miami and Indian Wells. But Australia... one of these days I'm going to write a script to auto-shift the hue on my livestream and make the courts green again!

Wow. What are you smoking? :spit: Maybe this can help: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocean

And what does this have to do with tennis? It's the Australian Open, not a National Geographic special :hysteric:

Also, Miami courts = :hearts:

Mistress of Evil
Jul 8th, 2011, 09:55 PM
purple and green :hearts: the courts used in WTA Championships when it was held in Madrid were love :inlove:

Marlene
Jul 8th, 2011, 10:31 PM
Water doesn't count; it's a different shade. Plus it's wet. And the sky is airy, not solid. And that pic looks photoshopped!


Anyway, I just don't like the Australian Open blue - too bright, too blue, too synthetic. Not my taste, that's it.

LightWarrior
Jul 8th, 2011, 10:45 PM
I'm so tired of the blue/green for the USO series, when will get rid of it ? I like the purple/green they use in Miami and YEC.

Linguae^
Jul 8th, 2011, 10:58 PM
Australian light blue. :inlove:
Also former Aussie green. :bounce:

Keegan
Jul 8th, 2011, 11:10 PM
AO blue. I also remember seeing someone's signature during the Miami tournament and the colors of the court had been altered a bit and it looked like the green around the outside was light blue instead, with the purple. I hope someone eventually puts a court like that in, it looked pretty schweet.

Lisickinator
Jul 8th, 2011, 11:19 PM
http://img7.imagebanana.com/img/jh02m2xy/Unbenannt.png

Break My Rapture
Jul 8th, 2011, 11:30 PM
Miami, AO blue and Paris Indoors. Bali wasn't bad either, the ball was very visible on that orange/grey (?) surface.

Mana
Jul 8th, 2011, 11:30 PM
I would go for a dark mahogany laminate. She is very aggressive so I want it to look urban, but at the same time, with a no nonsense finish.

http://www.mohawklaminateflooring.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/mohawk_laminate_pic.jpg

I :hearts: this answer.

Well done.

Sabinator.
Jul 8th, 2011, 11:32 PM
Blue-azure, like in AO :hearts:

DefyingGravity
Jul 9th, 2011, 12:27 AM
I really like the Australian Open court, because unless I'm watching the worst possible stream imaginable, I will always see the ball.

Pops Maellard
Jul 9th, 2011, 01:15 AM
I would say AO but I find it a tad bright.

I think the USO courts.

longtin23
Jul 9th, 2011, 01:15 AM
Purple... Miami Courts.
Or if we can have white or red courts is alright...

Leo St
Jul 9th, 2011, 01:30 AM
matt did you ever play topspin 4? theres an awesome black court!! haha

DefyingGravity
Jul 9th, 2011, 01:40 AM
matt did you ever play topspin 4? theres an awesome black court!! haha

Shanghai?

Leo St
Jul 9th, 2011, 02:10 AM
Shanghai?

there you go, friend hahaha

Reptilia
Jul 9th, 2011, 02:27 AM
I wish there were more variety. Too many of the US hardcourt blue/green nowadays.
Nothing beats the AO courts in full sun :drool:

VeeJJ
Jul 9th, 2011, 04:53 AM
matt did you ever play topspin 4? theres an awesome black court!! haha

Shanghai?

This! :worship:

http://www.cheatcc.com/imagesx360/topspin4_0.jpg

And this :inlove:

http://www.playstation-3.co.za/userfiles/top-spin-3pass4_5.jpg

The black would be epic!!!!

thegreendestiny
Jul 9th, 2011, 05:46 AM
The green and red indoor court in Moscow. :tape:

basset
Jul 9th, 2011, 05:47 AM
Green !!!!!!!!

HawkAussie
Jul 9th, 2011, 05:48 AM
I love the blue for the Australian Leg of the WTA tour plus that green with purple in Doha

AnomyBC
Jul 9th, 2011, 05:52 AM
I like blue :)

Mashabator
Jul 9th, 2011, 06:07 AM
I like AO, and the indian wells courts are nice

Fantasy Hero
Jul 9th, 2011, 06:54 AM
the old colours of the indoor season (like Moscow) were the best :inlove:
http://tennis-pronostics.com/sites/default/files/photo_gallery/reference3.jpg?1307990083
the light blue of the AO is really good and so it was the blue of Portorose :awww:
http://www.livetennis.it/notizie/images/Australian%20Open%20logo%20nuovo.jpg

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/38382_1543341944955_1277170084_1505709_507311_n.jp g

Wert.
Jul 9th, 2011, 06:56 AM
On WTA Championships they had Pink-Blue in last 5 years..Its a obligation or what?

Dav.
Jul 9th, 2011, 07:05 AM
I miss the green Aussie courts. :awww:

Caralenko
Jul 9th, 2011, 07:57 AM
AO courts are beautiful irl. The blue is very easy to look at.

I couldn't find a decent picture but I loved:

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Jeff
Jul 9th, 2011, 08:01 AM
I liked green, both Australian Open and U.S. Open. The blue shows the ball more, but the blue for so many tournament is boring.

longtin23
Jul 9th, 2011, 08:48 AM
The one in Bali is also good. Orange with only singles side line...

Betten
Jul 9th, 2011, 08:51 AM
Dark blue, dark green and purple are my favourite colours.

Vodkapova
Jul 9th, 2011, 10:41 AM
Bali's orange was my favorite one.

-Sonic-
Jul 9th, 2011, 12:07 PM
I liked the Madison Square Garden one....

Also like Grey....

And Green/Purple.


Need pics and a poll! I can't remember them all.... the green/green of Stanford etc is kinda boring, i like at least Green/Blue.

Beat
Jul 9th, 2011, 12:08 PM
Thank you so much for asking this question! I didn't realise I needed so badly to get this off my chest; I hate Australia. It's blue. And then around the blue it's also blue. It's not natural! And no, I don't mean the plexicushion itself, duh. It is contrary to the ordinary course of nature for something so big to be so blue. Really, think about it; do mountains, whales and elephants come in bright blue? Nope. But flowers, funny tropical fish and sapphires do - small things. Ultimate proof. Thank you for listening. I like pale green the best. I tolerate the greyish pale USOpen blue because there's plenty of green around it. Same with Miami and Indian Wells. But Australia... one of these days I'm going to write a script to auto-shift the hue on my livestream and make the courts green again!

W? T? F? :spit:

Marlene
Jul 9th, 2011, 10:32 PM
W? T? F? :spit:

What? Nobody here appreciates a good rant?! I swear, I'm usually mentally stable... except those last two weeks of January when the Australian Open blues enter the scene!

Phil=)
Jul 9th, 2011, 11:45 PM
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/195/17890018.jpg/
Every color would look great with the nice and fresh grey of Bali

Jane Lane
Jul 9th, 2011, 11:46 PM
I love the AO courts.

gc-spurs
Jul 10th, 2011, 01:23 AM
AO True Blue. Best move to switch to that colour in terms of tennis viewing. However the Blueness of Melbourne Park can be overwhelming especially GS Oval.

Zvonapova
Jul 10th, 2011, 03:19 AM
The new Australian Open courts easily:)

borrowedheaven
Jul 10th, 2011, 09:28 AM
USO courts, although Australian open is a close second.

Anything is better than that Bali court, that was horrible.

MiiMo
Jul 10th, 2011, 09:49 AM
LOVE the Olympics 2004 courts in Athens

http://cdn.wn.com/pd/2f/0b/8eb37cfcb37b4878f37ea414f000_grande.jpg

Wert.
Oct 25th, 2011, 02:40 PM
*bump*

Istanbul courts= :facepalm:

Fighterpova
Oct 25th, 2011, 02:44 PM
AO and Miami :hearts:

Phil=)
Oct 25th, 2011, 02:46 PM
I love the courts in Linz btw. ! Nice grey combined with blue :hearts:

Fantasy Hero
Oct 25th, 2011, 02:59 PM
i like the istanbul court :shrug: much better than many others

A-Bond
Oct 25th, 2011, 03:00 PM
1. ATP Paris Bercy
http://www.paris-sportifs.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Open-paris-bercy.jpg

2. Paris GDF till 2008
http://wwwdelivery.superstock.com/WI/223/1606/PreviewComp/SuperStock_1606-126089.jpg

3. Moscow till 2009
http://www.concept90.hr/Portals/0/LiveContent/689/Images/ATP,-WTA-KREMLIN-CUP-2007.jpg

4. ATP Valencia
http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Valencia+Open+500+Day+Five+aCZu6rsSKWKl.jpg

I just love it when the courts are a bit different. Only blue and green is boring. I agree that the Aussie Courts are great, I put them into the same place as Valencia (I just love that Arena :lol:). Paris Indoors was great with that pink court, very feminine and the Stade Coubertin looked cool with it. However I'm not that much into the pink courts on the ATP Events in Montpellier and St. Petersburg. I'm not a fan of red in general but there's something about Moscow I really liked... Paris-Bercy has by far the greatest Indoor Court ever, really love it :)

Wert.
Oct 25th, 2011, 03:02 PM
Paris Indoors colors are awful :o

Wert.
Oct 25th, 2011, 03:02 PM
http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/3985/newpicture003.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/849/newpicture003.png/)

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Elisse
Oct 25th, 2011, 03:02 PM
Green. Green. And more green.

I miss the old green Australian Open courts especially. :sad:

Same here...I much preferred the old green AusOpen courts :sad:

Love the green/purple colours of the court in Istanbul :hearts:

Betten
Oct 25th, 2011, 03:04 PM
I love the colour of the courts of the Australian Open. Clean, easy on the eyes and the ball is easily visible. An immense improvement compared to their pre-2007 courts, where the ball was very hard to see.

melodynelson
Oct 25th, 2011, 03:09 PM
Antwerp, Paris indoors before the last couple years (think of how it was in 2006), Moscow in 2004-2006 or so, Zurich was nice, I loved the purple shades of the Shanghai championships for the men. I prefer indoor hardcourt colors. The outdoor ones are generally bland, though until the last few years Canada always had great colors. It's all so uniform now, blue and green everywhere.

AO courts and USO courts antigamente were great too, when they were all green.

Aravanecaravan
Oct 25th, 2011, 03:15 PM
Maybe it's just being down there five years going now, but there's something soothing about watching the ball on the courts at the Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne. I'd never have thought green and purple would work, but it does, somehow.

Madoka
Oct 25th, 2011, 03:20 PM
i really like kay biscayne courts...live they look even better...you can follow the ball very well, it doenst bother you...

Wiggly
Oct 25th, 2011, 03:21 PM
Blue.

matthias
Oct 25th, 2011, 06:25 PM
Purple

oomph
Oct 25th, 2011, 06:29 PM
The one where Patty hit that sick 2nd serve ace against Davenport.

Jellytko
Oct 25th, 2011, 06:35 PM
I like red ones..it looks like clay:inlove:

treufreund
Oct 25th, 2011, 07:10 PM
Green, purple or even the red ones in Moscow. Anything but that boring light blue. It reflects too much sunlight and makes people look washed out.

Matt01
Oct 25th, 2011, 07:53 PM
4. ATP Valencia
http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Valencia+Open+500+Day+Five+aCZu6rsSKWKl.jpg



This one looks best. Indoor tennis on HC should always be played on courts with blue colour. :hearts:

TheHangover
Oct 25th, 2011, 07:59 PM
The one where Patty hit that sick 2nd serve ace against Davenport.

me too

dynamoRockstarr
Oct 25th, 2011, 08:18 PM
The Dark Blue at the US Open and the Blue/Purple courts of Miami

duhcity
Oct 25th, 2011, 08:29 PM
Paris Bercy.

angelabarnes38
Feb 9th, 2012, 05:46 AM
My favorite color for acrylic tennis courts (http://www.plexipave.com/tennis/component_products.html) is blue. I think the best is a dark/light blue combination.

thegreendestiny
Feb 9th, 2012, 05:53 AM
Honestly, the US Open blue/green combo is probably the best. Very calming.

The Kaz
Feb 9th, 2012, 05:59 AM
I love the Luxembourg courts :heart:

Kunal
Feb 9th, 2012, 07:34 AM
dark blue

Sam L
Feb 9th, 2012, 07:43 AM
I like the colours they had in Istanbul. Apple green and purple.

thegreendestiny
Feb 9th, 2012, 09:11 AM
I like the colours they had in Istanbul. Apple green and purple.

Yeah, if only they had orange balls. :rolleyes:

I could hardly see the ball in play.

JoPova
Feb 9th, 2012, 10:33 AM
I love the color of the courts at AO. So beautiful!

volta
Feb 9th, 2012, 10:59 AM
Green. Green. And more green.

I miss the old green Australian Open courts especially. :sad:

This

I used to love Blue but hate it now

serenafann
Feb 9th, 2012, 11:22 AM
The blue courts at the AO are equisite.

Sammo
Feb 9th, 2012, 01:19 PM
I can't decide... I really liked the colour of the 2008 Australian Open courts, from 2009 it got lighter and more purple.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2274/2274495866_bf188b2684_b.jpg

Siderophyre
Feb 9th, 2012, 01:23 PM
The blue courts at the AO are equisite.
THIS

Linguae^
Feb 9th, 2012, 02:08 PM
Both new and old AO courts.

Kunal
Feb 9th, 2012, 04:53 PM
btw this could have worked well with a poll

Lunaris
Feb 9th, 2012, 06:04 PM
http://www.tenniscourtpainting.co.uk/images/home01.jpg

Joelina
Feb 9th, 2012, 06:14 PM
the one in Zurrich

Shinjiro
Feb 10th, 2012, 05:22 PM
http://tof.canardpc.com/view/f2eb123a-c645-403f-8c95-c6a20afa55bb.jpg

Mustafina
Feb 11th, 2012, 06:10 AM
I've always adored the blue/gray combination of Stuttgart. No more clay in the Porsche Arena please.