Definition of hard court in US English:

hard court


  • A tennis court surfaced with asphalt or another hard material.

    as adjective ‘former national hard court champion’
    • ‘He had won the USTA super national hard court championship last year to win a wild card for the US Open.’
    • ‘Prakash has not looked back and last year won the singles title at the USTA Super National hard court championships, which earned him a wild card for the US Opens.’
    • ‘Club secretary Shirley Ward said the property was vested in Canterbury Tennis on the proviso funds from the sale of the land would be used to convert some of the grass courts at Wilding Park to hard courts.’
    • ‘The training area includes a synthetic turf field, 60-yard rubberized track, hard court surface and branded rubberized flooring for other areas.’
    • ‘Was Borg unable to win the U.S. Open because there was something about the surface - hard courts - that his game was unable to contend with?’
    • ‘These fees are extraordinarily good value for money when you consider the club extends from four hard courts to six omni-pro tennis surfaces at a cost of 13000.’
    • ‘I don't think the human body was meant for that, and so we find shoulder injuries and of course they're playing more on hard courts now, unforgiving courts.’
    • ‘Nalbandian first picked up a racket when he saw the 17-year-old Boris Becker lift the Wimbledon trophy in 1985 and eschewed the traditional clay courts in favour of faster hard courts and grass.’
    • ‘As well as the 150 capacity clubhouse and four new changing rooms, the club is building two new netball courts which can also be used as hard court training for the rugby sides.’
    • ‘They met in Dubai in October 2004 and worked out for four days in scorching heat, hitting hundreds of tennis balls on a hard court and sweating buckets in the process.’
    • ‘That performance was an unexpected bonus from the boy from Edinburgh, who cites hard courts as his favourite surface.’
    • ‘But right now we can play well on hard courts, indoors, on grass courts.’
    • ‘It was a huge surprise, especially on this fast, hard court surface.’
    • ‘However, his doctor has told him it may take five months to recover and Rusedski seems unlikely to return before the four weeks of American hard court tennis in March.’
    • ‘Aside from Wimbledon, which is an anachronistic freak, major tournaments today are all played on two vastly different surfaces: clay and hard courts.’
    • ‘The En-tout-cas hard court is a rarity in this area’
    • ‘It has a juvenile GAA / Soccer pitch and a hard court basketball court.’
    • ‘Fortunately the competition will be played on a hard court surface and not clay which many of our players are not familiar with.’
    • ‘The offices of the Ministers of Health, Internal Affairs and Social Services gave assistance with materials needed to set up the sports ground and hard court and also helped with the purchase of bedding for the visiting athletes.’
    • ‘The American, getting better with every match at the US $225,000 hard court tennis tournament, knew she would have to put the pressure on China's Na Li from the outset of their match.’


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