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« on: February 25, 2005, 11:53:44 AM »
Do you prefer playing tennis indoors on outside?

I play better indoors, but there is not such a difference that I would rather play indoors.  I would take outdoors in the fresh air any time.
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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2005, 12:20:42 PM »
On the indoor court, I find that I can hit the lines easier dont know why, but I LOVE playing outdoors in the summer. I really work my a$s off to win eveyr points--doesn't always happen though



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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2005, 01:26:08 PM »
I prefer playing indoors anytime.  Most indoor courts are fast and the faster the better.
I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.  - Mitch Hedberg

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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2005, 01:31:40 PM »
Last time I played at Slickertree it seemed faster to me than I remembered.
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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2005, 01:33:07 PM »
LOL. Well, since I've never played indoors, I'm going to say outdoors. Braving the elements adds just a little something for me.

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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2005, 01:36:03 PM »
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If you think those courts are fast now, you should've played on them about 5 or so years ago before they resurfaced them.  They were the fastest courts I have EVER seen (other than throwing a net up on a basketball court).  If you served well, you would at least get to a tb because you wouldn't be broken.  I absolutely loved playing there.
I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.  - Mitch Hedberg

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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2005, 02:04:29 PM »
I played tournaments there in high school, I remember them well my friend.
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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2005, 02:22:29 PM »
In the winter season I play on indoor carpet courts, I prefer my courts a tad bit slower so I would say I'd rather play outdoors.
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« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2005, 04:57:34 PM »
Never played indoors but I love playing on carpet, which is at the nearby country club.  It's faster and the ball bounces lower.

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« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2005, 09:03:48 PM »
Columbus, Ohio used to have carpet courts at one club.  That club no longer exists but I didn't like them.  Part of the problem was that there were lots of really dead spots on the carpet, not to mention a glare from the windows upstairs.  They played much too slow for my liking.
I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.  - Mitch Hedberg

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« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2005, 10:57:30 PM »
Everybody seems to play better indoors.  I really like playing indoors but my absolute favorite is playing outdoors at night under the lights.

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« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2005, 12:46:31 PM »
indoors is great for tennis, no interference with hitting the ball. Strokes feel great, timing is easy etc. Outdoor has more of a ""battle" feeling. Especially because we play on clay outdoors with bad bounces , bad lines , rain, wind, sun etc.
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« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2005, 10:39:41 PM »
Indoor? What is that?

I had a boss who had his own indoor court and I used that aolt when I worked for him. The best court no shadows and no dark spots. Just the best.

But here in Phoenix there is not one court for public use. As a matter of fact, the court I mention is the only indoor court in the whole state. but I have to say this court is the whole reason I was able to meet Pete and Gus Sampras and Andre.

It was raining here one year and I mentioned to the tournament director that I know a court nearby they can practice at. I set it up and the owner simply wanted a photo op with the stars, which he gladly got. And this is why I still today get passes from Gus for this event. He has my cell phone and can call me if his stars need to hit.

I do like the Wickertree and Lexington Club which I played at while in Ohio. But I never got used to the humidity there. We have so little here. But if someone wanted to make a pile of money come here and build an indoor facility. I know there are plenty of people who will pay to escape our 120 degrees.

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« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2005, 07:50:52 AM »
Indoors any day!

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« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2005, 04:36:52 PM »
Just played at an indoor multisport facility on a university campus.  It had windows near the roof and made it so hard to see high balls.  Also, the court (carpet) was gray so it was difficult to see if your own balls were in or out (bad if you're playing a hooker), but at $2 per hour, it's still damn nice since its snowing and in the 20s outside.
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« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2005, 04:45:08 PM »
OMG, $2 an hour is sweeeeeeeeeeeet!

We have soem courts here @ Olympic Swim and Racquet Club and sometimes seeing in there can be pretty tricky.  And what is worse is that there is no $2.00/hour fee, mucho more yos.

Here is a picture of the inside of one of the bubbles I found on their website.  
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« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2005, 05:11:37 PM »
That roof looks sweet.  A lot of the private clubs also charge around $20 per hour.  Looks like I found a nice spot...
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« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2005, 07:19:45 PM »
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Columbus, Ohio used to have carpet courts at one club.  That club no longer exists but I didn't like them.  Part of the problem was that there were lots of really dead spots on the carpet, not to mention a glare from the windows upstairs.  They played much too slow for my liking.


Yeah, some carpet courts can be like that.  Fortunately at my club, the courts play pretty quick.  On the ATP tour, you've got some fast carpet courts but the exception is Master Series Paris in Oct/Nov which has a slower surface.

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« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2005, 09:47:10 PM »
I am not sure there is any carpet in the ATP tour, is there. Indoor tourneys are not carpets are they?

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« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2005, 09:38:53 AM »
This is copy and pasted from the ATP website:

10/24/2005  Davidoff Swiss Indoors Basel
Basel, Switzerland
International Series   Indoor
Carpet  850,250  Sgl 32
Dbl 16  
 
 10/24/2005  Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon
Lyon, France
International Series   Indoor
Carpet  680,250  Sgl 32
Dbl 16  
 
10/24/2005  St. Petersburg Open
St. Petersburg, Russia
International Series   Indoor
Carpet  $1,000,000  Sgl 32
Dbl 16  
 
 10/31/2005  BNP Paribas Masters
Paris, France
ATP Masters Series   Indoor
Carpet  2,082,500  Sgl 48
Dbl 16


There's also Kremlin Cup after the US Open as well as one carpet tourney after the Aussie Open in Italy.