ATP most used tennis court surfaces

Every player has his own favorite tennis court surfaces. Amateur or professional, everybody has its preference. Nadal plays his best on the clay court, Djokovic on the hard surface and Boris Becker made from Wimbledon grass court his living room.

I was always thinking about the ATP tournament calendar and their preference for different type of court surfaces. So we looked on this season calendar and did a small research.

Summary of tennis court surfaces

ATP Tournaments 2016

66

100%

Indoor

14

21%

Outdoor

52

79%

ATP Tournaments 2016

66

100%

Hard

37

56%

Hard Indoor

14

21%

Hard Outdoor

23

35%

Clay*

22

33%

Gras*

7

11%

*Clay and Grass tournaments are played just Outdoor

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The year always starts on hard courts in Australia and New Zealand, then combined Clay and Hard season in Europe and the USA continues till Rolland Garros at the end of May.

June is reserved for grass tournaments in Europe and after Wimbledon the tour move to the USA for hard courts season.

After US Open players travel to Asia and Europe to finish the season on hard again, however in Europe they play indoor due to weather.

ATP Tournament Calendar for 2016

You can find all details about tournament calendar not just for the year 2016 here or feel free to look below in our table.


Start End City Country Surface Outdoor or Indoor
04.01.2016 10.01.2016 Doha Qatar Hard Outdoor
    Chennai India Hard Outdoor
    Brisbane Australia Hard Outdoor
11.01.2016 17.01.2016 Auckland New Zealand Hard Outdoor
    Sydney Australia Hard Outdoor
18.01.2016 31.01.2016 Melbourne Australia Hard Outdoor
01.02.2016 07.02.2016 Sofia Bulgaria Hard Indoor
    Quito Ecuador Clay Outdoor
    Montpellier France Hard Indoor
08.02.2016 14.02.2016 Buenos Aires Argentina Clay Outdoor
    Rotterdam Netherlands Hard Indoor
    Memphis USA Hard Indoor
15.02.2016 21.02.2016 Rio de Janeiro Brazil Clay Outdoor
    Marseille France Hard Indoor
    Delray Beach USA Hard Outdoor
22.02.2016 27.02.2016 Acapulco Mexico Hard Outdoor
    Dubai UAE Hard Outdoor
    Sao Paulo Brazil Clay Outdoor
10.03.2016 20.03.2016 Indian Wells USA Hard Outdoor
23.03.2016 03.04.2016 Miami USA Hard Outdoor
04.04.2016 10.04.2016 Marrakech Morocco Clay Outdoor
    Houston USA Clay Outdoor
10.04.2016 17.04.2016 Monte Carlo Monaco Clay Outdoor
18.04.2016 24.04.2016 Barcelona Spain Clay Outdoor
    Bucharest Romania Clay Outdoor
25.04.2016 01.05.2016 Munich Germany Clay Outdoor
    Estoril Portugal Clay Outdoor
    Istanbul Turkey Clay Outdoor
01.05.2016 08.05.2016 Madrid Spain Clay Outdoor
08.05.2016 15.05.2016 Rome Italy Clay Outdoor
15.05.2016 21.05.2016 Geneva Switzerland Clay Outdoor
    Nice France Clay Outdoor
22.05.2016 05.06.2016 Roland Garros France Clay Outdoor
06.06.2016 13.06.2016 Stuttgart Germany Grass Outdoor
    Hertogenboch Netherlands Grass Outdoor
13.06.2016 19.06.2016 Halle Germany Grass Outdoor
    London Great Britain Grass Outdoor
19.06.2016 25.06.2016 Nottingham Great Britain Grass Outdoor
27.06.2016 10.07.2016 Wimbledon Great Britain Grass Outdoor
11.07.2016 17.07.2016 Hamburg Germany Clay Outdoor
    Newport USA Grass Outdoor
    Bastad Sweden Clay Outdoor
18.07.2016 24.07.2016 Washington USA Hard Outdoor
    Gstaad Switzerland Clay Outdoor
    Kitzbuhel Austria Clay Outdoor
    Umag Croatia Clay Outdoor
25.07.2016 31.07.2016 Toronto Canada Hard Outdoor
01.08.2016 07.08.2016 Atlanta USA Hard Outdoor
08.08.2016 13.08.2016 Los Cabos Mexico Hard Outdoor
14.08.2016 21.08.2016 Cincinnati USA Hard Outdoor
21.08.2016 27.08.2016 Winston-Salem USA Hard Outdoor
29.08.2016 11.09.2016 US OPEN USA Hard Outdoor
19.09.2016 25.09.2016 Metz France Hard Indoor
    St. Petersburg Russia Hard Indoor
26.09.2016 02.10.2016 Chengdu China Hard Outdoor
    Shenzhen China Hard Outdoor
03.10.2016 09.10.2016 Beijing China Hard Outdoor
    Tokyo Japan Hard Outdoor
09.10.2016 16.10.2016 Shanghai China Hard Outdoor
17.10.2016 23.10.2016 Stockholm Sweden Hard Indoor
    Antwerp Belgium Hard Indoor
    Moscow Russia Hard Indoor
24.10.2016 30.10.2016 Basel Switzerland Hard Indoor
    Vienna Austria Hard Indoor
31.10.2016 06.11.2016 Paris France Hard Indoor
13.11.2016 20.11.2016 London Great Britain Hard Indoor
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