I have been playing tennis from my childhood and you can call me a fanatic. My dad taught me to play tennis maybe that is why I am so interested in the sport. So recently I was playing in a club nearby, during my talks with other players I came to understand that a lot of people, even amateur players have a lot of misconceptions about the court types. So I thought it will be worth sharing here. Most of these were read in
this article about types of tennis courts.
There five major court types
Asphalt penetration: It uses layers of clear stone where each layer is sprayed with a rapid setting liquid asphalt to give it a sliding surface. This type of court does not require any maintenance.
Hotmix: the surface of a hot-mix court is comprised of compacted fine asphalt put in place by a mechanical spreader.
Har Tru: This is a clay court with a surface of about 1 inch in thickness and like soft asphalt, it provides a sliding surface.
Acrylic Surfaces: This surface is specifically geared for asphalt penetration and hot-mix courts.
Synthetic Surfaces: Synthetic surfaces include artificial grass, artificial clay, cushion overlays and the latest manufactured surface product.
I hope all this info is helpful. Comment if you are looking for any clarifications.