[Tagging] Replace the "DecoTurf" value

Jez Nicholson jez.nicholson at gmail.com
Sat Jun 13 10:03:31 UTC 2020

My personal interest is in outdoor artificial soccer pitches, and to a user
the surface classification is important to me (a 5G pitch is very different
to a 2G), but I don't necessarily expect it to be rendered.

In tennis, is there only one type of acrylic hardcourt, or are there

On Sat, 13 Jun 2020, 08:53 Warin, <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 13/6/20 7:03 am, Steve Lee wrote:
> > "DecoTurf" is not a common name, but a brand name. It  is also not a
> > genericized trademark. We may need a broader term to classify
> > surfaces. "Hardcourt" seems to be used exclusively for tennis courts,
> > literally does not refer to a certain material. However, most of
> > hardcourt surface are acrylic based, which is one of the ITF's
> > classification of tennis court surface types. So I think "acrylic"  is
> > a suitable value to classify the surface of the courts.
> Acrylic I tend to associate with paint and plastics.
>  From satellite imagery I simply used 'paved' where I can determine it
> is not a 'natural' surface.
> Only some ~600 uses of DecoTurf.
> Only some ~20 uses of Hardcourt.
> Surface is used some 31,000,000 times so the above 2 may not be rendered
> anyway being such a small proportion.. possibly lumped into 'paved' if
> anyone bothers.
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