Tennis court playing surfaces vs. playing styles, ahead of #Wimbledon2015 – an annotated infographic

As the champagne is chilled, the strawberries de-punneted and the cream lightly whipped, so the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon prepares for its annual fortnight of ball-bashing, net-thwacking and patriotic flag-waving.

Most professional tennis players favour one of the three surfaces – grass, clay or hardcourt – and their success has much to do with individual playing style and how the ball reacts to the surface. Wimbledon is, naturally, all grass, so it’s a fast and low fortnight ahead of the assembled athletes.

Click on the graphic for an expanded view.

Tennis court infographic
Tennis court infographic
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