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Why No Court Covers???

No roof at the Open is one thing, but why do they not cover their courts so that play can at least start when the rain ends and they don't have to spend about half an hour drying the courts ?

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"cos they say it looks ugly"

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It certainly is rather moronic not to cover up the courts.
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"cos they say it looks ugly"
I know. How ridiculous can they get. Someone needs fired for this

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I thought there would be a technical reason. Like the nature of the court or something. But if not, this is the height of idiocy.
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I thought there would be a technical reason. Like the nature of the court or something. But if not, this is the height of idiocy.
Yes there are no water drainage pipes provided for the court, so even if they set this, they water would roll of the covers right back onto the court.
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The most poorly run slam of them all imo.
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The National tennis center is built on marshlands so there isn't a sophisticated enough drainage system to support the runoff of court covers. And it would cost several million dollars to build one. I believe they explained this years ago. The actually looked into the expense of court covers and a new drainage system and realized that it was logistically impossible. It already floods in Queens when there is a lot of rain so there really is no place to funnel large amounts of water that would build up on court covers. All of this was an unforeseen problem because the weather patterns have changed in the last 8 years and the stadium was built before that. It is not worth the money and this is really not a big enough or frequent enough problem to justify spending tens of millions of dollars.

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So they have the biggest tennis stadium in the world, but no water drainage pipes and so no covers
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It seriously costs millions of dollars to drain the water on the cover ? Wow that's pretty lame...

What a mess. They really need a roof.

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So they have the biggest tennis stadium in the world, but no water drainage pipes and so no covers
What are they supposed to do magically change the ecosystem and 200 feet of dirt for hundreds of miles. The whole borough is this way. And this wasn't even an issue until about 8 years ago, because it always used to be bone dry this time of year. This is still an infrequent occurrence as it is. There is no need to rip up acres and acres of perfectly fine land to build a system to save 2 or 3 days of tennis every five years.


Oh and it wouldn't just be pipes it would have to be miles and miles of an entire infrastructure that would extend beyond the national tennis center. This would be incredibly complicated, it's not as simple as you guys want it to be, sorry.

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It seriously costs millions of dollars to drain the water on the cover ? Wow that's pretty lame...

What a mess. They really need a roof.
The water has to go some where, if the ground become super saturated which happens quite often in Queens and even more often in marshlands there will be flooding in the streets and in peoples homes. Is tennis worth that much? The water just doesn't magically disappear into space.

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chill out, it's the way it is. building a roof over arthur ashe is ridiculous.
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what's the big deal? it's a hard court, at least it can be dried, not like clay or grass, so yeah

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