Is There a Better Surface for Tennis Courts Than Artificial Turf?


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Tennis is popular international sport. It is recognized to be amongst the plethora of major league sports such as football and baseball. The one thing that these great sports have in common is the different types of playing fields the athletes play on. Synthetic grass or artificial turf is the one of the unique types of playing fields.

Tennis courts surfaces can range from clay, hard, carpet, or grass.

Traditionally, professional athletes played on grass courts. Clay courts, made of crushed shale, brick, or stone, are very common surfaces in tennis due to its inexpensiveness. But despite low cost Clay courts have a couple of disadvantages. They slow down the ball and produce a high bounce. It's also quite expensive to upkeep.

Grass tennis courts are slippery, helps the ball move quickly, and at the same time, unpredictable since the ball bounce depends on variety of reasons, the heaviness of grass, the time of its last mow, its health, wear, and tear. Disadvantages include high maintenance cost and heavy water use.

Most sports facilities transcend to more dependable and predictable solution, hard tennis courts. But still, grass courts are much better for players, as its softness is more compatible with a human body. There are also carpet tennis courts, but the carpet can only be used indoor.

Today, when we have artificial grass at our disposal, it's safe to say that the ideal solution for tennis courses is the artificial turf. It's inexpensive and can withstand a long period of use. Synthetic grass requires zero maintenance (except cleaning it once in a while.) It doesn't need to be mowed, or watered, and provide quick bounce and stable surface to play on.

Another good thing about having artificial grass on the tennis court is its cleanness. If the synthetic turf has been installed properly with the right slope for perfect drainage, the court will not get wet and muddy. You don't need to miss a game after a rainy night! No matter what forecast say, no matter where you live - in California or North Dakota, you can practice at any time. Artificial turf is wonderful when it comes to diverse weather conditions.

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