Should tourneys be cancelled if over 105 degrees?

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by ttwarrior1, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. NLBwell

    NLBwell Legend

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    What kind of bizarre place doesn't have school if it is over 90 degrees?
    If you cancelled tournaments when it is 105 degrees, they'd have to cancel most of the tournaments in south Texas.
    Nothing wrong with playing tennis in the heat, just take care of yourself - personal responsibility. Why do you have to spoil everyone else's fun by canceling the tournament if you don't want to play in the heat?

    (the hottest I've played tennis in is 117 degrees)
     
  2. brettatk

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    Last year I played in USTA Sectionals down in Mobile, AL in August. That might have been the hottest I've ever been playing tennis. Court temperature got up to 140 degrees one day. We had a couple of guys have to take fluids after their matches. I walked in the trailer once and saw at least 12 people in there taking IV fluids. They are on such a schedule they aren't allowed to schedule matches at night. Ridiculous if you ask me but everyone was under the same disadvantage. This year they've taken Mobile off the schedule and all levels will be played in Asheville, NC. Looking forward to the clay courts and cooler temperatures.
     
  3. cknobman

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    Time between matches depends on what division you are playing. Here is a link to the official rules I suggest printing it out and taking a copy with you to tournaments. I play DFW tournaments as well and usually the refs are pretty good at following the rest periods but every now and then they will forget (or pretend they did not know) the rules. http://assets.usta.com/assets/1/15/R1_-_Recovery_Rule._final.pdf

    If you are playing NTRP non age restricted matches rule is:
    2 out of 3 with 3rd set tiebreak: 60 minutes
    (singles only) 2 out of 3 full sets: 2 hours

    They are required to follow these rules regardless of "scheduling" issues.
     
  4. eelhc

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    LOL... I'm sure there are guys who will be up on a nearby roof all day while this tournament is being played carrying bundles of shingles and pounding them down. They may not have a choice but to be up there but guys playing in the tournament can always retire...
     
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  5. Bionic slice

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    Thanks cknobman!!
    I was playing a NRTP 3.5 singles, they gave me 55 mins. I won qf in 2 sets. I know several people fainted or retired due to the heat that day.
    We have triple digits arriving next week here in Dallas just in time for my team to complete in a city qualifier.
     
  6. cknobman

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    You're welcome.
    I am playing a warmup tournament this weekend in Dallas called 40Love. It used to be a USTA affiliated tournament but is not anymore.

    It is my warmup for the Fort Worth Major Zone the weekend of the 24th. I play that thing every year, love it.
    Every year I have run into scheduling backups and problems at the FWMZ and the organizers and refs have tried to pull fast ones on me in regards to rest time because they are trying to play "catch up" on matches.
    If you are playing FWMZ I highly suggest having that printout of the rules and being prepared to make them abide by them. :)
     

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