Worshipping the bangs
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Larsson's Player Forum
Re: How responsible is it to play in extreme temperatures like 40Celcius/103F ?
Grapevine is a suburb of Dallas, where I live. Those temps are only slightly hotter than usual for this time of year. (I wish I was watching tennis instead of in the office, but I gotta work). My younger son is at tennis camp right now, drilling about 5 hours a day in those conditions and has a tournament this weekend. Pro baseball and soccer going on right now. I myself will be out officiating for 12 hours in a couple weeks.
Sunscreen, hydrate, light colored clothes, a hat--you actually want clothes that provide a little coverage to cut down on the sun hitting your skin, especially if you're fairskinned, but even if you're quite dark. If they've been on the USTA circuit, they've had some time to acclimate. US summers tend to be hotter than in Europe, even at similar latitudes--I don't know why.
It's kind of what we're stuck with in Texas, which is notoriously hot. If they head west from here toward Arizona, Nevada or Utah, 102 will be a fond memory.
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