Roland Garros

One of the four biggest and most famous tennis championships in the world is taking place once more, and with StubHub now offering Roland Garros 2017 tickets, there's really no excuse in missing out on this epic tournament! With the tournament taking place at the end of May, don't miss out and make sure you buy and sell your Roland Garros tickets now!

Roland Garros History

Standing as a staple in French tennis since 1891 the tournament, then known as the French Championships, has grown to become one of the most pivotal competitions in the world, so make sure you buy your French Open tickets! One of the key tournaments that comprise the ever legendary Grand Slam events, the French Open as we know it really came into being during the ‘20s when they opened up the competition internationally. As for the name change, the tournament was named after World War I pilot Roland Garros, who having helped to develop the interrupter gear as well as escaping a German POW camp, was known to frequent the legendary tennis centre throughout his years in Paris.

Surface and Difficulty

While we use the term “clay” loosely in defining Roland Garros’ surface, the actual surface undergoes a rigorous process in achieving the surface we call clay. With a slab of concrete as the foundation, a 3-foot layer of sand sits underneath 6 inches of volcanic rock, that in turn sits underneath a white limestone, which is then covered with a few millimetres of powdered red brick dust. To avoid slipping, the crushed brick is pressed onto the limestone with rollers and repeated several times before every match. Considering the work that goes into every match, the least you can do is attend and buy your Roland Garros tickets! The reason for the lack of clay, and the stadiums undergo this procedure, is to counter the lack of draining that natural clay courts continually suffered from. Suffice to say, the difference in surface certainly divides opinions regarding its difficulty, being a hard surface with less friction, the courts are in fact more slippery regarding footing, however the flipside is that the game is much slower as balls bounce higher and slower, making it difficult for shots to be unreturnable. So don't miss out get those all important French Open 2017 tickets!

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