In contrast to the clay court, the hard court has a more grippy surface. This refers especially to acrylic or concrete courts. Slipping away is possible on this surface, but not so easy anymore. For playing on the hard court we recommend the so-called “Allcourt” shoes.
Similar to the clay court shoes, the profile of the allcourt shoes is largely composed of a herringbone pattern. There are also other circular patterns. Since sliding is generally more difficult on hard courts, these shoes have a flatter profile.
As the name suggests, allcourt tennis shoes allow you to play on many different surfaces. However, you should keep in mind that you will always have to make a compromise with these shoes.
For an occasional match on sand or grass, these are fine. However, if you play tennis on other surfaces all the time, we advise you not to use the allcourt shoes. In that case, it is better to use the specialized soles.
The grass court is generally a surface on which the traction is rather low. Dew in particular can make the court very slippery. Therefore, you should wear tennis shoes that give you good grip.
In this case, there are shoes that are only used on grass. They are equipped with small nubs on the outsole. As the ground is soft, the shoes hardly wear out and are therefore durable. Make sure that you do not wear shoes with a low profile on the grass. This could damage the court.
In most tennis halls you will find courts with a carpet floor. The upper layer is made of velour, a non-slip material. Here you could stumble and fall over with profiled shoes. In order to play safely on the carpet, it is important that you choose tennis shoes without profile.
These have a smooth sole that allows you to move around the hall without any problems. Often the corresponding models have the expression “indoor” in the product description.
You should also make sure that the sole of the shoes has a light color. Suitable soles are marked with the addition “Non Marking”. Otherwise there is the risk that you leave colored stripes on the carpet.