View Full Version : Should they play tennis in the rain.

Sep 12th, 2009, 11:11 PM
This is the first i'm creating a thread in general so take it easy if it doesn't make sence.

BUT yeah it would add more excitement and who knows Wozniacky might slip and break her ankles and never play tennis again :bolt: ...

Sep 12th, 2009, 11:12 PM
put on some spikes and let's go!

Sep 12th, 2009, 11:21 PM
BUT yeah it would add more excitement and who knows Wozniacky might slip and break her ankles and never play tennis again :bolt: ...

Oh, how nice of you. :rolleyes: I guess this is a withdrawal symptom from lack of tennis viewing...or they are normally like this anyway. :shrug:

Sep 12th, 2009, 11:31 PM
Fuck you!

Sep 12th, 2009, 11:32 PM
I imagine it would benefit most Davenport. Since she doesn't move anyhow.

Sep 12th, 2009, 11:33 PM

Sep 12th, 2009, 11:42 PM
umm? you're a joke.

Sep 12th, 2009, 11:45 PM
No. I've played tennis in the rain, and there are several problems with it:
1) If you get rain in your eyes, it seriously hinders you as you have to close your eyes and try clear the water out. This would not help the player serving, or anyone retrieving a lob.
2) The ground is slippy. At the AO (I'm assuming) and the USO the ground is not very porous. If you see the courts at the USO you'll see there are puddles forming, hence why they need to dry it. At the FO and WIM the ground will become muddy and the grass will definitely become dangerously slippy. We want to decrease injuries, not increase them.
3) White clothing and water don't go well together.
4) The balls get messed up. They'd have to change balls more often, and then they become pointless to use a again. If you've ever tried using balls that have been used during rain, you'd know they're in poor condition after they become wet.
5) It won't help line judges or hawk-eye. If players are playing during heavy rain, or somewhat heavy rain, line calls have a larger chance of being in correct. And then if a player wishes to challenge, chances are hawk-eye won't work or will be completely off. If it doesn't work in the shade, I don't think it'd work during rain.

Sep 12th, 2009, 11:49 PM
This is the most ridiculous thread ever :haha:

I almost hope that you're trolling.

If so, leave, if not, :cuckoo:

Sep 12th, 2009, 11:51 PM

Sep 12th, 2009, 11:55 PM
It's Wozniacki not Wozniacky.

Sep 13th, 2009, 12:31 AM
Well one year Dani practiced in the rain at the US Open and had no problem dealing with the conditions.
Rod Laver always brings up his pro days in the 60s of playing in mud and ice courts.

Players who are more apt to use their footspeed would have problems in it though.

Sep 13th, 2009, 12:31 AM
lol lol good idea

Sep 13th, 2009, 12:32 AM

Sep 13th, 2009, 12:37 AM
tennis balls are to soft to use in the rain, bit like your brain.

Sep 13th, 2009, 02:09 AM
I was joking about ''Wozniacki'' so y''all can chill out. I actually like her

Sep 13th, 2009, 02:13 AM
Id love for Wozniacki not to play, we would have some excitment in the game.

Sep 13th, 2009, 02:16 AM
Thank you rain for holding out at the moment... we have a great match on Louis Armstrong at the moment!

Sep 13th, 2009, 02:45 AM
yes (to a certain extent) cos i need me some tennis

come up with a surface that can absorb some rain yet act like hardcourt and grass and i am there my friend