Tennis is a very old sport. Various forms of the sport have been around for several hundred years. It began as an indoor game that was played among nobility in royal courts. Eventually, the game was modified and moved outdoors.
The game was called two different things: court tennis and lawn tennis. They were similar, but they had major differences based on the playing surface. Eventually, lawn tennis and court tennis both developed into the modern game. The modern game is played indoors or outdoors, but the rules remain the same.
Typically, the sport is played outdoors, but it is not a requirement. The playing surfaces tend to be grass, hardcourt, and clay.
Each playing surface has advantages and disadvantages. Hardcourt has a fast surface that leads to low bounces and a very quick play pace. It also does not take much effort to maintain a hardcourt, because it is fairly resilient. However, the surface is very rough surface and often very painful if you slip and fall.
Hardcourt is also one of the least common playing surfaces. So, if you are trying to replicate the most common manner of play in the world, hardcourt is not a good choice. Clay is slightly slower than hardcourt and yields to higher bounces.
Clay has to be carefully maintained, though. You have to make sure the clay retains the proper level of moisture in order to maintain the proper consistency. Also, clay tends to stain your clothes if you fall.
Grass is the superior play surface. In order to maintain a fast pace, keep the grass short and the dirt dry. If you want to slow the pace, keep the grass a little longer and the dirt a little softer. The main drawback of grass is that it requires constant and diligent maintenance. For example, you have to ensure that the lawn is properly fertilised, mowed, and watered.
The alternative is synthetic grass. Synthetic grass tennis court construction is the best of both worlds.
Grass without the Hassle
Grass is the best playing surface if you want to replicate the most common types of playing surfaces around the world. Throughout the world, grass is used as the preferred playing surface. Synthetic grass is made of two parts: synthetic grass and synthetic dirt.
The synthetic grass blades are individual blades of grass created to mimic the appearance and the feel of natural grass, and they are set into the surface of the court. Similarly, the synthetic dirt is tiny grains of rubber that are designed to mimic the feel of dirt. They provide cushioning that makes the grass court functional. The setting of the rubber pellets is one of the most important decisions.
If you set a very thin layer of rubber pellets, you will produce a very hard and fast court. The play will be quick and the ball will bounce very low, which is great for experienced players. If you set a deeper layer of rubber pellets, it will mimic a softer grass court. The ball will bounce higher and will move slower, which is great for hobbyists and people with less experience.