Caps?

Discussion in 'Shoes and Apparel' started by cukoo, Feb 18, 2007.

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Do you wear caps when playing tennis?

  1. Yes

    83.3%
  2. No

    16.7%
  1. cukoo

    cukoo Semi-Pro

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    Why do people wear caps when they play tennis? I tryed it before and the visor in front seemed so awkward, like it limits your vision. Everytime my oppenent hits a lob, I had to tilt my head all the way back cause the visor was blocking my visions.
    Does anyone wear caps while playing tennis?
     
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  2. Duzza

    Duzza Legend

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    Because we don't want to:

    A) Get burnt
    B) Get cancer
    C) Get hair in eyes
    D) See sun when playing (not serving of course)
     
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  3. Ronny

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    I'm with Duzza. Oh yeah and I wear one to stop myself from sweating so much. I don't like wearing headbands.
     
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  4. OrangeOne

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    I like the shade, but here in aus, the shade is needed.

    As bad as it may be for consistency, I usually wear one backwards for service games, and forwards for returning! The more I think - probably something I should address, it's probably bad from a consitency / pattern perspective.
     
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  5. 127 mph

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    When I was young I found that wearing a hat sucked and I always wore a bandana. But for the past 5 years I have found no issues with wearing a hat. I have longer hair so it keeps that out of my face better than anything else. Bandana's could also leave some nasty tan lines. I also find that when playing a tourney and I have to play all day that my face will absorb to much sun with out a hat. Oh yeah and I'm getting thin up top.
     
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  6. blubber

    blubber Rookie

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    My reasons for wearing a cap follow in descending order of importance:

    -prevent sun burn

    -prevent sweat from dripping into my eyes

    -prevent sun glare


    I don't like bandanas or head bands so I'd even wear a hat indoors to stop sweat flowing down my face.
     
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  7. AsgerHO

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    Yes and no. If my hair gets too long, I normally use a cap, or sometimes a headband or a bandana - but if my hair is short enough, I prefere not to use anything.
    I like kind of a "free sight" :)
     
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  8. Kabob190

    Kabob190 Rookie

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    keeps the sweat out of my face
    keeps the sun out of my face
    dont have to come my hair
     
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  9. Tennis Man

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    I always keep a few in case it rains or if it's too sunny.
     
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  10. pNoyr3D

    pNoyr3D Professional

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    It really matters, if it's super sunny outside than yes.
     
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