Tennis courts in Corona Del Mar are one of the best in the country. There are usually four main types of courts depending on the materials used for the court surface; clay, hard, grass and carpet courts. Each playing surface has its own characteristics which affect the playing style of the game. Clay courts slow down the ball and produce a high bounce; grass courts are the fastest type of courts in common use, though high-maintenance; hard courts vary in speed, they are faster than clay courts but not as fast as grass; carpet is a tennis term for any removable court covering. A north/south orientation of outdoor courts prevents background glare at dawn or dusk.