At this year’s Summer Olympics, players who excel on grass will have an advantage because the tennis matches will be played on the storied grass courts of Wimbledon.
Tennis players who win on grass have a special skill set that allows them more freedom to play their game full out on a surface replete with low skids and bounces.
Such aggression requires the opposition to move quickly to the ball—quicker than they are accustomed. This is especially true if the opposition’s forte is clay, where the player is used to having adequate time to move to the ball.
Some players, who prefer grass because of their natural speed and quickness, produce their best tennis of the season on the green lawns.
Recent success at the All England Club points out several players who have an excellent chance to put themselves in the hunt for Olympic medals at the Summer Games, which get underway for tennis on Saturday, July 28.
These are players who finished in the final eight and who are, of course, scheduled to compete in the Summer Olympics in London.