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clay courts in tennis

Clay courts in tennis

There are many different types of tennis court surfaces and clay courts are among the most common and most popular. Clay courts vary between red and green colored surfaces. They aren’t actually made of clay, because of the moisture the material tends to hold. Instead, they are made of a thick base of limestone-like materials…

Tennis ball on a tennis court surface

Types of tennis courts and surfaces

There are four main tennis court surfaces today (with lots of variations in the real world). Clay courts are the slowest and most spin-friendly. Grass courts are the fastest and probably most high profile, due to their construction and maintenance cost (and Wimbledon of course).  Another relatively quick surface is the hard court, which doesn’t…