THE CLAY COURTS OF GEORGE ALDER TENNIS CENTRE

The red clay courts of the George Alder Tennis Centre is unique in South East Queensland as it is the only facility utilising full clay courts.

Clay Courts are very popular in Europe as well as in South America. Clay is the softest surface that tennis is being played on. It is very forgiving and is the easiest surface on the body.

It is often said that when you play on clay, you learn to really construct points well. On clay it is not so easy to hit a winner. Usually it takes a combination of good shots to get the opponent in enough trouble to finish the points.

The Red Clay of the George Alder Centre, which is host to the Top Tennis Academy, is especially popular with juniors due to our professional full time maintenance team.

I really like the courts here. Usually I don’t do well on clay but these courts somewhat suit me for some reason. I move a bit better on these. I think the surface is a bit thicker which might help.

~ Jake Delaney: Ipswich Open Champion.

Clay courts are easier on the body than other types of courts. They are less stressful on the back, legs, and ankles than synthetic grass/hard courts. Red clay is flexible, allowing a player to slide and recover under control, instead of having to slam down onto the court, absorbing the shock in every joint in the body. Tennis Tour doctors praise the flexibility of clay, reporting that it reduces the risk of injury.

Tennis Legend Hosts Clinic at George Alder

It’s because of the many benefits of clay tennis courts that womens tennis legend Evonne Goolagong-Cawley chose George Alder Tennis Centre to host her junior clinic.

This years event was host to almost 100 girls from all over South East Queensland.

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