It's cold out, What are you guys wearing and advice?

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  1. benne

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    Yes, it's 55 degrees in Florida and I just played a tourney and I left all my warmups and stuff in Minnesota!!!!!!!!!!!! I was freezing in the mornings this weekend...

    Anyway I'm wondering what all of you are wearing to keep warm this season?

    I just bought the red jacket version of this
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageMANIKE-NMFACWU.html

    I hope it's warm, had to dish out the money cause it's in the holiday section but it will hopefully be warmer then.
     
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  2. slice bh compliment

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    55 is fine, man. Wear an undershirt.

    Start with warm-up pants or sweatpants and a sweatshirt. Keep them on if the tournament rules allow it. But if it's in the 40's or something, maybe keep them on until you get comfortable. Depends on the individual. My circulation's pretty good, and I sweat when I play, even in the cool months.

    I usually take the pants off when I get on the court. Then the sweatshirt comes off when it's time to hit overheads and serves.

    By the time you spin, just shorts, an undershirt and a shirt. Keep moving. Don't forget to drink: just b/c you're not sweating much doesn't mean you can skip the water.

    I know the conditions are weird, and the ball's probably slow and hard, but...just stay positive and embrace the conditions better than your opponent! You can handle it.
     
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  3. Ronaldo

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    its 55 and you're from Minnesota? Wear a smile! http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=0MsdjdLErNw&feature=related
     
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  4. JoshDragon

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    55 is nothing. I wear my regular tennis clothes and a maybe a hoodie during the warm up.
     
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  5. Tofi

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    55 what farenhiet or centigrade????
     
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    What do you think?

    He said it's cold.
     
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  7. Tofi

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    farenhiet....... i'm going to buy me a tennis tracksuit of the nike website(maybe) as im in the uk.......
     
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  8. robertg06

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    I just wear a hoodie and embrace the cold, and let it ruin all of my shots :)
     
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  9. Tofi

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    i atm waear a polystyrene half zip top over my normal top it keeps me warm.
     
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  10. 0range

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    Wow 13 degree celsius in Florida?

    I have to play in a tournament soon and it's getting as low as 5 celsius at where I live :(
     
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  11. robertg06

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    13 degrees celcius is pretty cold, but I played in 4 degrees on saturday....with no jumper on...I got so pumped lol.
     
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  12. Tofi

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    yeah you guys are lucky it was 15 degrees on friday last week the rest was like 12 and below. today was around 10 degrees and i had to play rugby and i was freezing as we had to wear shorts as its part of our P.E kit.
     
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    When im coaching i have to wear 3 t-shirts a jumper and a jacket. I start at 9am and sometimes its like 4 deg Celsius. I think i need to buy a jumper or jacket that is the warmest thing ever made.
     
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    still can't touch what i did. I played in SNOW.

    well sprinkles really, but it was COLD.
     
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  17. Ronaldo

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    Seriously, it is easy to wear too many layers when it is cold, like freezing cold when exercising. Stick with a fleece top over a wicking long sleeved shirt and pants that vent. Gotta get ready for platform tennis next month, wooden paddles and all. http://www.platformtennishalloffame.org/video.html
     
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  18. goober

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    83 degrees today here. I almost pulled out the longsleeves but decided against it:)
     
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  19. Ronaldo

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    38 degrees here, a heatwave. Snow the past two days, need gloves soon.
     
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  20. S H O W S T O P P E R !

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    Dude, it's snowing outside. Besides, you Floridians haven't seen cold until you go watch a Bears home game in Soldier Field in late December. I haven't played outside for a couple weeks, my racket was a cold as ice.
     
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    It was really cold out here in Southern California. This Sunday, it was probably only about 80F on the courts I was playing on. But I toughed it out in a t-shirt and pair of shorts.
     
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  22. foLster

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    I hate you :(
    Try living in Canada.
     
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  23. 0range

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    Try living in western Canada (dark, cold, wet, rainy, damp, cold... have I mentioned cold and wet?)
     
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  24. foLster

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    I live in British Columbia :p
     
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  25. region2champion

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    I live in Florida, on Friday it was 85
     
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    its like crazy hot outside. yesterday was pretty bad to. i dont remember it being to cold recently. you played yesterday? the air was bad if you lived in los angeles because of the fires. in the cold i kind of warm up with a sweater on then when i got hot i take it off once u keep playing you wont really notice the cold
     
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  27. goober

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    whooooosh!
     
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  28. benne

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    Didn't you read my post?

    I'm from minnesota. I've been forced to play tennis matches while it's been snowing. I went trick or treating in the blizzard of 91. I've played hockey outside in sub zero weather, last year it was -18 degrees with the windchill and I was still out there.

    I go to college in Florida, and my body has adapted to the 90 degree weather. Also the water from the gulf comes in the air and the wind hits your body like nothing i've ever felt in the north. I've been colder walking to class in 50 degree weather here in FLA than anytime I've ever been in Minnesota, in sub zero weather.



    To the others, I was at a tourney and I was in a rush to leave so all I had was shorts and a t-shirt, at 8 am your blood isn't flowing and 55 can feel freezing.


    So maybe you northerner's that haven't been down here for the Summer to winter transition don't know what it's like to think you're in florida and it's gonna be warm, and go to a tennis tournament with only tee shirts and shorts. when it's 30 degrees colder outside than it was the day before.
     
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  29. Ronaldo

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    Just kidding just wish could play outside without a snowsuit today. What were other players wearing to combat the cold? Past 8 yrs stuck with a soccer warm-up, heavier than what is sold for tennis. Lasts a lot longer.
     
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  30. MTChong

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    Snowed where I am today.... but I played indoor. Problem solved... Although earlier, had to play outdoor when it dipped into the low 40s with some wind; I just wore some warm-ups and a half-zip thin polyester thing while hitting
     
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  31. Ronaldo

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    For us up north, those Patagonia/Polartec poly fleece tops and bottoms with a thin wicking top are ultra-warm. Maybe too warm.
     
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  32. Il Mostro

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    LOL. But fighting off the ash was a *****. What a mess, but I was out on the courts, too.
     
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  33. Gorecki

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    for those really cold days i use polar fleece shirt (zip funnel neck) and a plain white tee under...

    those from Quechua Forclaz 50 Light Decathlon are great...
     
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  34. slice bh compliment

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    Wow, that is amazing. It's all perception isn't it? You're really putting mind over matter there.

    Can you imagine that working the other way around?
     
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  35. benne

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    What do you mean slice bh compliment? ahahha, like i'll be really warm in minnesota when i go back for thanksgiving?

    I think i'll definitely be warmer in the 20 degree weather up there where it's dry, than if I was down here on teh gulf and it was 20 degrees with the water. it's like you're getting out of the water trying to dry off without a towel, and then the wind hits you with that lower temperature. brrrr.


    Thanks ronaldo for the sincere response and the others who did too..


    I love to see you guys battling the elements on the courts (fires are one of the new one's i've heard, besides when me and my friends play fire tennis.)


    btw the other kids were wearing sweatpants and sweatshirts and jackets and such, it was just windy and i had nothing to cover my bare skin!
     
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  36. TnTBigman

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    When ever its cold weather season in Broward County FL, I wear a fitted Tee under my longsleeves polyester shirt. Can't do nothing about the lower body. Not comroftable in long pants or track pants. It's about 68F right now. This morning was 53F.
     
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  37. SempreSami

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    A sleeveless baselayer specified for cold weather would do you some good, like UnderArmour Cold gear perhaps. I say sleeveless because your arms will probably stay warm anyway.
     
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  38. Ronaldo

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    Play dubs with two guys who wear running tights under their shorts along with long-sleeve dri-fit shirts when it is hot or cold. Always thought it was from daily running but now wonder if just covering bare skin.
     
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  39. featherlight

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    Wear a warm up
     
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  40. Ronaldo

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    Ever notice most guys will wear any and everything but a warm-up suit?
     
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