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Grass courts:
 
The Sport of tennis was intended to be played on Grass. Playing on Grass is the “right way to play”.
However as the cost to build a grass court has escalated it became not practical to own or maintain a grass court. In addition, the skill level required to play on grass sometimes make grass play not the best for all players.

Rhino Sports has changed all that. Rhino Grass courts are easy to maintain, have consistent ball bounce, easy on the body and fun to play on.

A bit of background:
Traditional Natural Grass courts are the fastest type of courts in common use . They consist of grass grown on very hard-packed soil, which adds an additional variable: bounces depend on how healthy the grass is, how recently it has been mown, and the wear and tear of recent play. Points are usually very quick where fast, low bounces keep rallies short, and the serve plays a more important role than on other surfaces. Grass courts tend to favor serve-and-volley tennis players, such as John McEnroe and Pete Sampras among men and Martina Navratilova among women. The International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I., comprises grass courts. The surface is less firm and more slippery than hard courts, causing the ball to slide and bounce lower, and so players must reach the ball faster. Serve-and-volley players take advantage of the surface by serving the ball (usually a slice serve because of its effectiveness on grass) and then running to the net to cut off the return of serve, leaving their opponent with little time to reach the low-bouncing, fast-moving ball. Players often hit flatter shots to increase power and allow the ball to travel faster after and before the ball hits the ground.

However, Wimbledon, the most famous grass tournament, slowed down its grass courts as recently as 2001. Players have said that the courts of Wimbledon have become slower, heavier, and high bouncing. In 2001, Wimbledon organizers had changed the grass to 100% perennial rye in addition to changing to a harder and denser soil with both providing for a higher bounce to the ball. Grass specialist Tim Henman spoke out against this change in 2002, stating "What on earth is going on here? I'm on a grass court and it's the slowest court I've played on this year".As a result, serving and volleying has become rare at Wimbledon and dominant baseliners such as Roger Federer have won the most recent titles.

Grass courts were once among the most common tennis surfaces, but are now rare due to high maintenance costs, as they must be watered and mown often, and take a longer time to dry after rain than hard courts. For a more extensive discussion of the skills most advantageous on grass court, see grass-court specialist.
 
Hard courts
 
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Hard courts (usually made of asphalt) are very fast types of tennis courts, where fast hard-hitting players have a slight advantage. Hard courts can vary in speed; they are faster than clay but not as fast as grass courts. Depending on the amount of sand added to the paint the amount the ball slows down can vary greatly.These courts are considered the most equal for all playing styles. The U.S. Open is played on an acrylic hard court, while the Australian Open is played on a synthetic hard court. The main difference between a synthetic hard court and a true hard court surface is the level of hardness. When the ball bounces on this surface it is faster than all other surfaces if there is not much sand in the top paint. The amount of sand used in the top paint and the size of the sand also determines the speed – more sand means less speed and larger sand particles will slow the speed of play. The amount of friction can also be altered and more friction will produce a clay court effect, where topspin is magnified. The extra grip and friction will resist the sliding effect of the ball and the resistance will force the ball to change its rotation. The extra grip provided by the surface can resist the movement of the player and can cause injury.

Rhino Grass Tennis Courts are easy on the joints, affordable when compared to natural clay and grass. The ball bounce is consistent and more fun.

 
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