Whether you're seriously into competitive tennis or you just play for fun, improving your ability helps you get more out of the game. If you're in a position to do so, having your own tennis court installed at home is by far the best way to work on your skills, since it makes it easier to practice more often.
When you decide to go ahead with getting your own court, the type of surface is one of the biggest choices you'll need to make. If you want to push your skills as much as possible, a synthetic grass surface could be just what you need, and here's why.
It's a different type of play.
If you're used to playing on a hard court, you'll find that a synthetic grass tennis court feels considerably different, with play noticeably faster. On the other hand, if most of your experience is on a real grass court, you'll find synthetic grass fairly similar. However, it can be a little bit faster or slower, depending on how it's designed.
Whatever the case, using different court surfaces stretches your practice by taking you out of your comfort zone. This helps you develop better skills and become more adaptable, which makes you a better all-around player.
You get more opportunities to practice.
It can be frustrating when you have your own tennis court, but you're unable to use it when you want because of the weather or because it hasn't been maintained properly.
Synthetic grass is usable in most weather, and when there's been some heavy rain, you don't have to wait for it to dry out completely before you get out for a game. What's more, synthetic grass courts are easy to maintain, so they're less likely to fall out of good condition and stop you playing when you want. You'll be able to practice more often than with other surfaces, and your ability will show it.
It's easy on the joints.
A synthetic grass court should be fairly light and springy, so there's less impact on your joints when you play or practice. Reducing the chance of injury gives you the opportunity to practice harder and for longer, so you can really work on all the skills you want to improve.
Bounce is more consistent.
Good-quality synthetic grass courts perform like the best-maintained grass ones, with a consistent surface and more predictable bounce.
These qualities make it easier to fine-tune certain skills, work on your serve, return or anything else you need to improve. It's easier to see where you're going wrong and make adjustments when the ball does what you expect it to every time.