How late into fall/early winter do you play outside?

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  1. mrw

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    What is your cut off point to move to indoor tennis? Just how cold does it have to be?
     
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  2. tennis-n-sc

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    We play outdoors year round here. I've played in every month and at temps in the 20's if no wind is blowing. I've played in the sunshine with snow all around the courts and temp in the 20's and 30's. It didn't seem to bother anyone. Our indoor facilities are very limited here.
     
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  3. VGP

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    You just remided me of a time where I hit with my sister in 18 degree (F) weather.

    I was using the Wilson PSC 6.1 95 at the time. There was an ice patch/puddle on the court that the ball hit occasionally. The ball was wet enough to deposit some water on my strings (PSGO 16) and after a while, I had a nice layer of ice on the strings.

    Subsequently, my strings broke.

    BTW, I'm not that die hard anymore and I try and save money to play inside.
     
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  4. goober

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    What's indoor tennis :) Year round outdoor here unless it rains. Temps in the 60-70s during january.
     
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  5. Mastermind

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    Until my hands turn red and it is very painful to strike the ball.
     
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  6. cujays

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    when the city takes the nets down
     
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  7. JMS

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    year round baby :)
     
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  8. danielpreston

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    Never! Always indoors ... don't be silly ... we're talking the UK here!
     
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  9. Topaz

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    I'm indoor year round, and outdoor as long as the weather permits...last year it was mild enough to play outside in January!
     
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  10. Below 50 is my cut off. And it's gotta be sunny. Any colder, and the strings get brittle, the muscles are tight, and it's just no fun. Not worth it.
     
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  11. Breakaz54z

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    I will play if it's freezing outside! Though no outdoor during December and January.. I guess not below 45 fahrenheit.
     
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  12. TheShaun

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    i'll play in any temp as long as the courts are dry. finding someone to play with me is the hard part :)
     
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  13. rasajadad

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    Usually into November in Western Mass. That's when the nets go away. I did buy a used net and keep it in my trunk just in case there's a day that's nice.
     
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  14. adams_1

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    All year round here. It's never too cold, and it doesn't snow.
     
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    :) Goober and I are both in AZ ...the summer is actually more harsh to play during 100+ mornings than the winter.
     
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  16. Mastermind

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    I remember living in good old AZ, I miss that climate so much. Year round was very nice and very possible. I'm glad to be going back to AZ for college next year.
     
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  17. BabblingPsychopath

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    Probably for only another week or two. It's getting colder, but worse, I have to rake the leave off the court every time I want to play.
     
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  18. gocard

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    Last year I played all through winter as long as the courts were dry. I'll probably do that again this year - it's great when you can play for as long as you like because no one is outside waiting for the courts! :)
     
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  19. Supernatural_Serve

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    In the northeast, November is dicey. So, usually sometime in late October to early November.

    Once it hits the low 40s, I'm not enjoying it, throw in some wind chill and I'm irritated.
     
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  20. Mingo

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    I'm a fair weather player so it's time to move indoors now. :-( They just took the wind screens down at our club today. They will leave a couple of nets up until the snow flies for the die hards. The average temp is only about 9C right now.
     
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  21. timokabo

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    i play until michigan wheather says its time to snow but this year global warming is helping me get mor time in to hit. if there is not snow in the winter i play until it feals like i have frosbite then i just throw some gloves on and get back to business
     
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  22. Photoshop

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    Year round baby in Florida. can't imagine being stuck at home I'd prolly watch tennis all day.
     
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  23. Deuce

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    Yeah - here, too.
    Fortunately, I and a few friends know the guy in charge of installing and removing the nets at a local facility, and he's well aware that he is to install the nets as soon as the snow is gone, and is not to remove them until a couple of inches of snow are on the ground.

    The courts must be dry all of about 5 or 6 days per year in Vancouver, huh?
     
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  24. ShiroRm

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    a part from few rainy days, courts can be always used.
    no need for indoor facilities here
     
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  25. ericsson

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    Still playing outside here, but i guess it wont last too long no more, once it start to freeze it's over, thats the problem on clay, it cracks and becomes sandy. Anyway if it's too cold your hands getting cold anyway. Outdoor from april till november in Belgium.
     
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