View Full Version : What is the coldest weather you have played tennis in?

02-26-2005, 05:45 PM
I am from iowa and last week i played tennis in 32 degree weather. The only indoor courts are 25 miles away.

02-26-2005, 05:48 PM
That sounds about right. The balls don't bounce very well when its that cold. I think I compared it to playing tennis with rocks.

02-26-2005, 05:53 PM
I practiced my serves while there was steady flurries around 2 years ago.

02-26-2005, 06:07 PM
34 with 20 degree wind chill

02-26-2005, 06:08 PM
25 miles away? that's not far. Just go at steady 65 mph, you will be there quickly.

02-26-2005, 06:24 PM
I played a few weeks ago in 15 degree weather. I wanted to practice some serving.

Max G.
02-26-2005, 07:48 PM
Yeah, I've played tennis while it was snowing. Dunno the exact temperature.

02-26-2005, 07:56 PM
I played a couple weeks ago in 29 degree weather.

02-26-2005, 09:02 PM
I played high shool tennis in MO and we played several matches in the 30's suck it up you FL and CA winers. Just joking!

02-26-2005, 10:51 PM
coming from Hawaii, i've played in the very extreme conditions of 60 degree weather every once in a while. The wind chill can be horrendous at night.

02-27-2005, 03:40 AM
17 with ice on the court.

02-27-2005, 10:31 AM
You poor *******s need to move out here to So Cal... wait, on second thought don't (less court crowds), stay put. Thx

02-27-2005, 11:11 AM
between 35 & 40 degrees in Reno, NV not bad high altitude and dry air ball moved relatively well.

02-27-2005, 01:07 PM
Having to shovel the courts before you play is a great warmup and can make 20 feel like 35.

02-28-2005, 05:52 AM
31 degrees with a steady 25 mph wind and gusts up to 45 mph (not sure what the wind chill was). It was the semi-finals of the intramurals doubles championship in college....I had to play :)


Camilio Pascual
02-28-2005, 06:15 AM
15 - 20 degrees. No Man's Land is the place to play from.

02-28-2005, 06:31 AM
New Jersey, all winter, outdoors, real feel temperatures in the single digits. Wearing gloves, winter hat & ski jacket. It was flurrying Saturday actually. Very difficult to pick up the ball against a snow white backdrop though. The baseball field abutting the courts on my town had about 6 inches of snow still on it, & it was very difficult to see the ball on 1 side.

02-28-2005, 06:35 AM
I refuse to play tennis in pants (must be shorts), so I don't usually play when it's much less than 30.

02-28-2005, 07:29 AM
Probably 5 degrees. Maybe less. I'm Canadian.

02-28-2005, 08:40 AM
35 with the wind chill

02-28-2005, 04:32 PM
Being in Pittsburgh, I played recently and it must've been in the low 30s or high 20s. It's true the balls do bounce much lower, but I had a friend asked me to playso I can't say no, that would just be plain rude :) Good thing I had my Under Armour on...

Another time I played, it was so cold that everytime I exhaled (right before contacting the ball), my breath obstructed my view. That was interesting...

02-28-2005, 04:44 PM
Northern Minnesota. Just above freezing with a good bit of wind. I think it was mid-June.

02-28-2005, 05:41 PM
nyc just this weekend, around 30's