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Wimbledon drizzle 13:04 - Jun 27 with 809 viewsKeithHaynes

As is traditional it’s raining.
Personally I would rather watch the rain than tennis.

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Wimbledon drizzle on 17:57 - Jun 27 with 740 viewsonehunglow

It’s still class ridden in Britain.

Very hard game to play well.

They are amongst the fittest sportspeople

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Wimbledon drizzle on 18:19 - Jun 27 with 718 viewsTummer_from_Texas

How common are grass courts in the UK?

I've played since I was 11 years old, and I've never even seen one in person. 99.99% of them in Texas are hard courts, with the rare clay court (green, not red) in a few places.

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Wimbledon drizzle on 18:24 - Jun 27 with 705 viewsDr_Parnassus

Wimbledon drizzle on 18:19 - Jun 27 by Tummer_from_Texas

How common are grass courts in the UK?

I've played since I was 11 years old, and I've never even seen one in person. 99.99% of them in Texas are hard courts, with the rare clay court (green, not red) in a few places.


Not very common.

You can find them but usually part of a club where membership is a decent amount. Upkeep isn’t cheap. England, Holland and Germany would be the main three countries to find grass courts.

America, Australia and U.K. you will mostly find hard courts. Certain parts of Europe like Spain, Portugal, Italy and also South America will often be clay.

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Wimbledon drizzle on 18:58 - Jun 27 with 684 viewsFlynnidine_Zidownes

Wimbledon drizzle on 18:19 - Jun 27 by Tummer_from_Texas

How common are grass courts in the UK?

I've played since I was 11 years old, and I've never even seen one in person. 99.99% of them in Texas are hard courts, with the rare clay court (green, not red) in a few places.


You have to be able to prove your lineage descends from Edward II to be even considered membership in half these places. Very snobby sport.
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Wimbledon drizzle on 09:54 - Jun 28 with 623 viewsonehunglow

Wimbledon drizzle on 18:58 - Jun 27 by Flynnidine_Zidownes

You have to be able to prove your lineage descends from Edward II to be even considered membership in half these places. Very snobby sport.


Not so.
Both my kid were members of our local club in Hoylake. Nothing nobby at all although no riff raff ,which for some means it's snobby.
I can actually think of worse things than being called snobby. Ive been called it many times including my Swansea cousins who are all over the city.

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Wimbledon drizzle on 10:27 - Jun 28 with 597 viewsTogg

A three year adult plus member in Swansea Tennis and Squash club, you will pay about £300 for 12 month membership...which is great value. First year is about £120.00. This is cheaper for kids. You also get use of Squash and Tennis facilities. Don't forget there are free public courts. You can buy an entry level racquet ( which are now great quality) , basic trainers and balls from Sports Direct.
The club tends to be full of hard working people with a mixture of professions and other occupations. There is also a good splattering of retirees . If you came to the bar you will soon find out it's not snobby!
I know two of the coaches at the Tennis Centre in Morfa do a lot to help raise funds to help kids play from poorer backgrounds. What some of the club's are like in the richer Home County areas I have no idea about.
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Wimbledon drizzle on 10:48 - Jun 28 with 581 viewsonehunglow

Wimbledon drizzle on 10:27 - Jun 28 by Togg

A three year adult plus member in Swansea Tennis and Squash club, you will pay about £300 for 12 month membership...which is great value. First year is about £120.00. This is cheaper for kids. You also get use of Squash and Tennis facilities. Don't forget there are free public courts. You can buy an entry level racquet ( which are now great quality) , basic trainers and balls from Sports Direct.
The club tends to be full of hard working people with a mixture of professions and other occupations. There is also a good splattering of retirees . If you came to the bar you will soon find out it's not snobby!
I know two of the coaches at the Tennis Centre in Morfa do a lot to help raise funds to help kids play from poorer backgrounds. What some of the club's are like in the richer Home County areas I have no idea about.


Which should blow away the myth it’s a snobby game.
Cricket is viewed by some as the same

Enjoy sport

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Wimbledon drizzle on 11:12 - Jun 28 with 565 viewsJACKMANANDBOY

Wimbledon drizzle on 10:27 - Jun 28 by Togg

A three year adult plus member in Swansea Tennis and Squash club, you will pay about £300 for 12 month membership...which is great value. First year is about £120.00. This is cheaper for kids. You also get use of Squash and Tennis facilities. Don't forget there are free public courts. You can buy an entry level racquet ( which are now great quality) , basic trainers and balls from Sports Direct.
The club tends to be full of hard working people with a mixture of professions and other occupations. There is also a good splattering of retirees . If you came to the bar you will soon find out it's not snobby!
I know two of the coaches at the Tennis Centre in Morfa do a lot to help raise funds to help kids play from poorer backgrounds. What some of the club's are like in the richer Home County areas I have no idea about.


Sounds very reasonable to me. We lived in Oxfordshire for a while and the local tennis club used to offer children a pay and play rate of 50p per hour per court during the week, my kids used to stop off after school and play doubles.
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Wimbledon drizzle on 11:37 - Jun 28 with 551 viewsCountyJim

Local club to me it's 17 pounds a month or 19 for a couple

Not bad value at all no grass courts mind but 5 all weather courts
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Wimbledon drizzle on 12:01 - Jun 28 with 546 viewsTogg

Wimbledon drizzle on 11:37 - Jun 28 by CountyJim

Local club to me it's 17 pounds a month or 19 for a couple

Not bad value at all no grass courts mind but 5 all weather courts


£19 for a couple is amazing!!
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Wimbledon drizzle on 13:44 - Jun 28 with 519 viewsonehunglow

Paul Jubb playing now.
From a council estate in Hull

So there ya go.Another myth busted.

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Wimbledon drizzle on 14:07 - Jun 28 with 507 viewsCountyJim

Wimbledon drizzle on 12:01 - Jun 28 by Togg

£19 for a couple is amazing!!


Apologies
That's the one player one social for a couple to play it's 32 a month
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Wimbledon drizzle on 14:35 - Jun 28 with 495 viewsDr_Parnassus

Wimbledon drizzle on 13:44 - Jun 28 by onehunglow

Paul Jubb playing now.
From a council estate in Hull

So there ya go.Another myth busted.


Dan Evans is also from a pretty rough background in Birmingham.

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Wimbledon drizzle on 14:45 - Jun 28 with 493 viewsCountyJim

Wimbledon drizzle on 13:44 - Jun 28 by onehunglow

Paul Jubb playing now.
From a council estate in Hull

So there ya go.Another myth busted.


Nice for the lad gets 50k even if he loses that's a lot to a young pro
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Wimbledon drizzle on 15:53 - Jun 28 with 470 viewsonehunglow

Wimbledon drizzle on 14:45 - Jun 28 by CountyJim

Nice for the lad gets 50k even if he loses that's a lot to a young pro


He was brave enough and I hope he progresses.
Kygrios is a right sheete.

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Wimbledon drizzle on 16:45 - Jun 28 with 451 viewsTogg

Similar to Swansea Jim but still amazing value. Try to play about 3 times a week. So if you divide that into the fee...its pretty damn cheap. I don't play Golf, so no idea what membership fees.... in say Fairwood or Langland are?
Also, the physical and mental well being just can't be under estimated. Plus the new friendships and social side.
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Wimbledon drizzle on 17:08 - Jun 28 with 438 viewsTogg

Wimbledon drizzle on 18:19 - Jun 27 by Tummer_from_Texas

How common are grass courts in the UK?

I've played since I was 11 years old, and I've never even seen one in person. 99.99% of them in Texas are hard courts, with the rare clay court (green, not red) in a few places.


Don't know of any grass courts in Wales but not really researched it. I've played down in Exmouth, Devon on grass.
We tend to have hard court ( lovely high bounces, especially if you have bags of topspin) . Astro turf and artificial clay, which is my favourite. The clay tends to be better on the limbs, especially if you are a more mature player.
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Wimbledon drizzle on 15:24 - Jun 29 with 386 viewsCountyJim

Got a free fiver on Djokovic to beat kakockers by more than 8 clear games evens

Kakockers can't cope
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Wimbledon drizzle on 16:12 - Jun 29 with 360 viewsFlynnidine_Zidownes

“No riff raff” is the very definition of snobby.
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Wimbledon drizzle on 16:44 - Jun 29 with 354 viewsonehunglow

Wimbledon drizzle on 16:12 - Jun 29 by Flynnidine_Zidownes

“No riff raff” is the very definition of snobby.


No,that #ll be "no plebs"

Riff Raff is rather nice a phrase.

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Wimbledon drizzle on 18:32 - Jun 29 with 327 viewsKeithHaynes

Raducanu out then.

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Wimbledon drizzle on 18:34 - Jun 29 with 324 viewsCountyJim

Can see Murray mint retiring after tonight
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Wimbledon drizzle on 20:22 - Jun 29 with 304 viewsCountyJim

Wimbledon drizzle on 18:34 - Jun 29 by CountyJim

Can see Murray mint retiring after tonight


The umpire on his match sounds like he's off Allo Allo
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Wimbledon drizzle on 20:29 - Jun 29 with 302 viewsonehunglow

Wimbledon drizzle on 20:22 - Jun 29 by CountyJim

The umpire on his match sounds like he's off Allo Allo


Made me chuckle that .
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Wimbledon drizzle on 14:15 - Jul 2 with 191 viewstrampie

Wimbledon drizzle on 18:19 - Jun 27 by Tummer_from_Texas

How common are grass courts in the UK?

I've played since I was 11 years old, and I've never even seen one in person. 99.99% of them in Texas are hard courts, with the rare clay court (green, not red) in a few places.


Newport, Bridgend, Llanelli clubs used to have them at one time, not sure if they have them anymore.

Seen grass courts in Newport Rhode Island, I guess they are still there due to the international hall of fame.
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