I thought you might find this link interesting. It tells of local legend John Powless use of turf grass research plots for practice to maintain his "world class" standing as a tennis player. It has been through your donations to fund research at UW-Madison that helped create playing surfaces for all types of recreation. You should also be made aware that Mr. Powless writes a rather large check annually to the Wisconsin Turfgrass Association in gratitude for allowing him to practice on those plots.
If you are ever in Madison and would like a tour of the research center call me and I will set something up for you. Please follow the link below. (Madison.com would not let me simply embed the article for you to read here.) Mk
Local tennis legend John Powless finds training sanctuary at UW-Madison turf center : Wsj