Shirtless Tennis

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  1. Chopin

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    Gentlemen,

    Do you practice without your shirts on? Play matches without your shirts on? What is the minimum temperature and humidity percentage that will prompt you to remove your garments? Are there etiquette issues to be considered?

    Let's get these and other questions off our chests.

    Best,
    Chopin
     
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  2. Relinquis

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    at our club a t-shirt is mandatory... it's a classy place...
     
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  3. Andyroo10567

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    I do not practice without my shirt because i do not need to win in practice. I play matches without my shirt because i need to win. I remove my garments when i need to win. No etiquette issues, Its my shirt, my choice. Once this bad boy comes off, i control the game. My truffles will begin to play the opponent. The clapping of my chest sound as if the thunder in the skies are roaring. If some of you have been doubting my 100% win streak, please, i humbly challenge you to a match.
     
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  4. acura9927

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    Looks kind of ghetto to play shirtless. But than I'm in Seattle 80 degrees is a heatwave.
     
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  5. t135

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    Only good idea in south Florida.
     
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  6. Mike Bulgakov

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    It is very common for pro players to practice shirtless; unfortunately, it is not so common on the WTA.
     
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  7. Andyroo10567

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    I wouldn't say it looks TOO ghetto if you have like a bandana or a hat.
    Its only spring and its 80. Wait till summer, no shirts all over the place. Im already seeing shirtless tennis in my courts. Hairy scary...
     
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  8. Andyroo10567

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    If only. If only. . . .
     
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  9. norbac

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    I've never worn a shirt in my life.
     
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  10. Sentinel

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    ^ I wear a shirt only to keep the ladies from molesting my hairy chest.
     
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  11. Mike Bulgakov

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    ^^^
    Roger Federer?
     
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  12. Sentinel

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    I usually start playing with a shirt, but the girls invariably rip it off.



    ^ No. Pete.
     
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  13. dParis

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    That's not your chest. Turn around...
     
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  14. Larrysümmers

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    during the summer ill take it off, i dont see anything wrong with it. let the flab flow
     
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  15. Lukhas

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    They do practice shirtless. Just not braless. :)
     
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  16. Jim Hendricks

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    I did, until a friend, who also played shirtless, had a couple of spots of skin cancer. From then on, always wore a shirt.
     
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  17. jaggy

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    I keep mine on for the same reasons women do but lets not turm this into a sexy manboobs thread.
     
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