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tennisfan2480
Jun 27th, 2006, 01:59 AM
It gets dark after 8p.m., I get it. But is it mainly because the grass gets slippery? If not, can they install lighting on the courts .... that wouldn't help, at all?
Also ... I kept seeing (from the French Open, at least) that they would 'call' a match for 'darkness' ... sometimes ... at, like, 9:45 or 9:50p.m.

I don't know about you, but I live in New York, and around 8:45, 8:50 p.m., it gets very dark here (can't possibly play tennis). Are France/England in some sort of different latitude/longitude where the sun literally sets later?

Wow, this whole post sounds pretty juvenile and stupid, please forgive. But, I hope someone can answer .... thanks!!

ZAK
Jun 27th, 2006, 02:00 AM
The grass gets slippery

darrinbaker00
Jun 27th, 2006, 02:46 AM
The grass gets slippery
:secret: That's also why they don't start early, but don't tell anyone here that...

Dominic
Jun 27th, 2006, 03:34 AM
Why the hell dont they install damn lights? It sounds so weird when I hear that players have to stop playing tennis because it's too dark. HELLO!? lighting was invented a couple hundred years ago.

patricio
Jun 27th, 2006, 03:38 AM
Why the hell dont they install damn lights? It sounds so weird when I hear that players have to stop playing tennis because it's too dark. HELLO!? lighting was invented a couple hundred years ago.
Because its tradition, would you imagine Wimbledon with lights?
Wimbledon is wimbledon and itll be like that forever!

Hayato
Jun 27th, 2006, 03:41 AM
Because its tradition, would you imagine Wimbledon with lights?
Wimbledon is wimbledon and itll be like that forever!

:worship:

PointBlank
Jun 27th, 2006, 04:07 AM
Because its tradition, would you imagine Wimbledon with lights?
Wimbledon is wimbledon and itll be like that forever!

Funny how they have a problem with lights, but a huge multi-million dollar high tech roof is still ok.

:retard:.

selesbooz
Jun 27th, 2006, 10:18 AM
The French needs to put in some fucking lights too. These people have sooo much money and can't even put up lights.

WF4EVER
Jun 27th, 2006, 10:54 AM
:secret: That's also why they don't start early, but don't tell anyone here that...

Well I wondered about that. Some courts are srtarting at 12 and the main courts are starting at 1. How come they don't start the main courts at 12, too, especially under these rainy and unpredictable conditions?

I'm so tired of WImbledon and the same sexist rules and attitudes every year, the same rain issues and no plans to put a roof in. Yet they complain about cleavage now. Oh, is that after the old farts jack off to pictures of Maria Sharapova?

I'm just so sick of them. I used to really love Wimbledon but they really are sickening.

Martian Stacey
Jun 27th, 2006, 10:58 AM
Well I wondered about that. SOme courts are srtarting at 12 and the main courts are starting at 1. HOw come they don't start the main courts at 12, too, especially under these rainy and unpredictable conditions?
I agree... i find it weird that the larger courts would still be slippery at that time, but its ok to play on the outside ones :scratch:

TdF_DBLL
Jun 27th, 2006, 11:01 AM
It gets dark after 8p.m., I get it. But is it mainly because the grass gets slippery? If not, can they install lighting on the courts .... that wouldn't help, at all?
Also ... I kept seeing (from the French Open, at least) that they would 'call' a match for 'darkness' ... sometimes ... at, like, 9:45 or 9:50p.m.

I don't know about you, but I live in New York, and around 8:45, 8:50 p.m., it gets very dark here (can't possibly play tennis). Are France/England in some sort of different latitude/longitude where the sun literally sets later?

Wow, this whole post sounds pretty juvenile and stupid, please forgive. But, I hope someone can answer .... thanks!!

New York is a way more south than Paris so it could be it's dark earlier in the south but I think that's only in the period between 21st of June till the 21st of December

Carmen Mairena
Jun 27th, 2006, 11:33 AM
Days are really short! :scratch: