The ATP has created a task force to tackle the issue, with the aim of developing new rules that would help fix the problem of how tennis courts are designed and laid out.
The task force, led by the American Tennis Association’s chief executive, Jeff Russ, will be chaired by tennis legend Roger Federer, who was instrumental in developing the modern game.
The task force will also include the world number one player, Roger Fedros, the chief executive of the ATP.
Roger Fedros is the chief operating officer of the American tennis association.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)The taskforce will include players from the U.S., Australia, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the Netherlands, who will discuss ways to improve the tennis courts of the future, according to the announcement by the ATP on Tuesday.
The goal of the task force is to improve court design so that it provides more space for the ball to bounce, and to improve courts that are “stacked and stacked and stacked”, or have too many pieces, Russ said in a statement.
“We believe we can all agree on a set of goals that we have set,” he said.
“We want to be able to play the game more efficiently, and I believe the more we can learn, the better we will be.”
The ATP said it was also considering how the sport can improve its courts by “building a better, stronger court design”.
In the past, players have complained about courts that were too high and too deep.
Tennis is known for its fast and technical game, with players often landing in the top 10 of the singles ranking in the world.
But there has been little improvement in the quality of the court since the advent of the digital court.
“The courts we play in are the best we have seen,” Fedros said in the announcement.
“I think that we are going to have to learn from the other sport and be better in every way.”
He added that the taskforce’s work would “help us make sure we are doing everything we can to ensure that our sport is a great and fair game in the future.”
The task forces report, expected to be published in the coming weeks, will have the backing of the sport’s governing body, the ATP, which said it would continue to work with the task forces.
The Tennis Association is the governing body of tennis.(Reuters: Chris McGrath)”The ATP will be actively involved in developing a set number of specific and achievable improvements in the design and construction of courts,” it said.
“These improvements will be undertaken with the support of the Task Forces, which will consist of the members of the world tennis governing body and their stakeholders, including the professional tennis community.”
The Tennis Task Force is the first in the sport to tackle tennis’s rules.
It was set up in 2011 and has been chaired by Roger Feders father, the tennis great Roger Fedres.
The ATP has long been criticised for failing to introduce new rules, and its own members have long said they would not play at the next event unless there were some sort of change.
Its president, Andy Murray, said the task group would provide a platform for players to speak out about the issue and bring the issue to the attention of the governing bodies.
The world number three ranked player, Andy Roddick, said he believed it was time for the governing to tackle “this broken system” of tennis courts.
“It’s a very difficult problem, it’s a difficult problem for a lot of people,” he told Sky Sports News.
“It’s really hard for a tennis player.
It’s a really hard problem for the sport, and a very, very difficult thing for the people in charge.”