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Organisers open up indoor courts at Flushing Meadows

US Open organisers have dismantled their 'Smash Zone' to allow players at the washed-out grand slam to practice on indoor courts at Flushing Meadows.

india Updated: Sep 04, 2003 11:12 IST
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US Open organisers have dismantled their 'Smash Zone' to allow players at the washed-out grand slam to practice on indoor courts at Flushing Meadows.

Officials took the decision to free up three indoor courts on Wednesday morning after two days of rain at the $17.1 million tournament.

A United States Tennis Association spokesman said organisers were considering playing the junior events indoors.

On Wednesday players frustrated by the rain were practising on the courts.

The Smash Zone had been set up to promote the sport to children and featured virtual reality tennis, a speed-serving radar gun, mini-tennis and Survivor Tennis - a contest to return balls of varying speeds.

First Published: Sep 04, 2003 11:12 IST

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