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Play On Clay Tennis Courts in North Sydney

The best match play is on Italian Clay Tennis Courts. All clay courts play differently, with their own special character giving different spin, bounce, slice and kick. However, all of them are low-impact surfaces. There is much less wear and tear due to stopping and starting. Sliding into your shots on clay produces even less joint stress. Clay surfaces also result in slower rallies, allowing you more time to get to the ball, and making the points last longer. You’ll need a good aerobic base, and solid tennis technique, because you’ll be doing plenty of running! But hitting more balls is part of the fun of tennis. Clay courts are more enjoyable to play on because they stay cooler in the summer, and dry faster after a rain. They are usually in beautiful settings like resorts or centres built especially for tennis as in Macquarie University Tennis courts. These facilities are usually well designed with aesthetics as well as function in mind.

Clay is Forgiving

Clay is a low-impact surface.  There is much less wear and tear due to stopping and starting.  And if you learn to slide into your shots on clay – as those who’ve grown up on the surface do – there is even less joint stress.

Clay plays slower

As you age, your reaction time decreases.  Clay surfaces result in slower rallies, which allows you more time to get to the ball.

Clay Lets you hit more balls

Because the courts play slower, the points can last longer.  You’ll need a good aerobic base, and solid tennis technique, because you’ll be doing plenty of running! But slower points lets you hit more balls, which is part of the fun of tennis.

Clay is Cool.

Clay courts absorb less solar radiation and stay cooler.  Clay courts also dry faster after a rain.  That’s important when playing in the heat of summer, when there is a good chance of afternoon thunderstorms.

Clay Courts Look Better

Because it costs more to build and maintain clay courts, they are usually in beautiful settings like resorts or centres built especially for tennis as in Macquarie University Tennis courts.  These facilities are usually well designed with aesthetics as well as function in mind. 

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