Michigan unveils Blue tennis courts

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on August 22nd, 2017 at 5:27 PM

I was over by the VTC last Friday for W Soccer and the courts were covered up still.

 

The tattered green has been replaced with an all-Blue surface that will be easy on the eyes for when the sun is shining.

Here are the old courts from their last match ever in the NCAA Regional.

Comments

FauxMo

August 22nd, 2017 at 5:39 PM ^

We are the Boise State of tennis. 

EDIT: I wonder if, like at Boise State, dozens of birds will die every day while mistaking these courts for a lake??? 

ST3

August 22nd, 2017 at 6:28 PM ^

Natural selection is already at work, weeding out the dumb birds who dive into blue fields and fly into giant windmills. We are forcing the birds to evolve until one day they decide they've had enough of our shit and they declare war on us.

My greatest fear as a child was getting struck by a bird's beak in the temple (the one by your eye) because I was told you could die if that happened.

FauxMo

August 22nd, 2017 at 6:49 PM ^

"How come the dove gets to be the peace symbol? How about the pillow? It has more feathers than the dove, and it doesn't have that dangerous beak." ~Jack Handey

Navy Wolverine

August 22nd, 2017 at 10:21 PM ^

Back in 2012 they played the Madrid tournament on blue clay.

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The reason they switched from the traditional red clay to this very unique blue color is because blue provides a much better contrast with the yellow ball and makes it much easier to watch on TV (red clay is probably the worst surface to watch on TV because it is hard to follow the ball). Unfortunately the players hated the surface and complained that it was very slippery and did not like how it departed from the traditional red clay so they switched back the next year.

doughboy

August 22nd, 2017 at 6:01 PM ^

I guess I'm just old, but I liked playing on the green borders with blue courts.  Blue on light blue strikes me as being a bit harsh.  But during the match, you really don't even see or focus on the sidelines.  So if this is some mind-ninja thing to distract our opponents (Iowa's pink visiting locker rooms) then I'm all for it.

stephenrjking

August 22nd, 2017 at 6:13 PM ^

This makes sense to me. The Australian Open does this (remarkably similar scheme, really) and it looks great. Tennis surfaces are available in basically any color you want, why not blue?

It is safe to assume that the lines will be white.