Agree there's already waaay to many long breaks in tennis.
They should do like badminton. they have to ask the referee permission to use the towel and often he says no.
They should also limit the time allowed to start the serve between points. Players take way to long time between serves. A match could be finished in half the time without all those long breaks between points.
They don't even run that much anyway. They run only half as long in a top Wimbledon men's tennis match than in a top men's badminton match even though a 4-set tennis match last almost 3 times as long. In 1985 they compared this where they measured how much distance was covered in the 1985 men's Wimbledon final vs. the 1985 World Badminton Championships final. Of course they use more power to hit the ball in tennis and the rallies on grass are not as long as on other surfaces but still they the have so long breaks between poins tat the pulse is not that high so they should't have to use a towel between each and every point as it has become a habit. It hasn't always been like this.
The pulse is higher in badminton becuase they have very few short beaks between points and run more, but yet they don't need to use a towel all the time, so it shouldn't be necessary in tennis either. Of course it can be hotter outside in the sun in tennis, but still they do it no matter if the sun is burning or not.
Notice how the ball was only in play 18 minutes in a 3 hour and 18 minutes long Wimbledon final, and this was even before using towels all the time became the norm. That's no less than 3 hours of breaks between balls in a 3 hours and 18 minute match!
In the World Badminton Championships final the ball was in play in 37 minutes in a 1 hour and 16 minutes match. So waaay shorter breaks between points here.
The pause between each point in tennis is often so long that the TV could run a commercial between each point and still not miss any of the play.
Imagine if TV edited the footage and cut out all the pauses between points. Then they could show Becker win the Wimbledon final in 18 minutes wihtout missing any play.
Tennis vs. Badminton
Statistics don't lie. The speed and the stamina required for badminton are far greater than for any other racket sport. At the 1985 All England (Tennis) Championships, Boris Becker defeated Kevin Curren 6-3, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4. At the 1985 World Badminton Championships in Calgary, Canada, Han Jian of China defeated Morten Frost of Denmark, 14-18, 15-10, 15-8. The following is a statistical comparison of those matches.
Time: 3 hrs & 18 mins 1 hr & 16 mins
Ball/Shuttle in Play: 18 mins 37 mins
Match Intensity*: 9 percent 48 percent
Rallies: 299 146
Shots: 1,004 1,972
Shots Per Rally: 3.4 13.5
Distance Covered: 2 miles 4 miles
* The actual time the ball/shuttle was in flight, divided by the length of the match.
Note that the badminton players competed for half the time, yet ran twice as far and hit nearly twice as many shots.
This is not meant to be a tennis vs. badminton debate, but just to show that you can play without using a towel between each and ever point. They could look at badminton and apply the same towel rule.