Terre Battue (Clay Court)

Terre battue, also known as clay court, is a type of surface used in tennis that is made of crushed brick, stone, or shale. It is characterized by its red color and gritty texture, which can make for longer and more grueling matches than on other surfaces. The French Open is perhaps the most famous tournament played on clay courts, with its red clay courts at Stade Roland Garros in Paris providing a unique and challenging test for players from around the world. Many of the greatest players in tennis history, including Rafael Nadal and Bjorn Borg, have excelled on clay courts and won multiple French Open titles.