What is the coldest weather you have played tennis in?

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  1. billybob013

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    I am from iowa and last week i played tennis in 32 degree weather. The only indoor courts are 25 miles away.
     
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  2. tykrum

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    That sounds about right. The balls don't bounce very well when its that cold. I think I compared it to playing tennis with rocks.
     
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  3. Perfect

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    I practiced my serves while there was steady flurries around 2 years ago.
     
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  4. hotcoffee

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    34 with 20 degree wind chill
     
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  5. ibemadskillzz

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    25 miles away? that's not far. Just go at steady 65 mph, you will be there quickly.
     
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  6. Scheiner

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    I played a few weeks ago in 15 degree weather. I wanted to practice some serving.
     
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  7. Max G.

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    Yeah, I've played tennis while it was snowing. Dunno the exact temperature.
     
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  8. ffrpg

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    I played a couple weeks ago in 29 degree weather.
     
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  9. Stuck

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    I played high shool tennis in MO and we played several matches in the 30's suck it up you FL and CA winers. Just joking!
     
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  10. mlee2

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    coming from Hawaii, i've played in the very extreme conditions of 60 degree weather every once in a while. The wind chill can be horrendous at night.
     
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  11. THE ANIMAL

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    17 with ice on the court.
     
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  12. MARK ANDERS

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    You poor *******s need to move out here to So Cal... wait, on second thought don't (less court crowds), stay put. Thx
     
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  13. Kirko

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    between 35 & 40 degrees in Reno, NV not bad high altitude and dry air ball moved relatively well.
     
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  14. JackD

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    Having to shovel the courts before you play is a great warmup and can make 20 feel like 35.
     
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  15. TripleB

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    31 degrees with a steady 25 mph wind and gusts up to 45 mph (not sure what the wind chill was). It was the semi-finals of the intramurals doubles championship in college....I had to play :)

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  16. Camilio Pascual

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    15 - 20 degrees. No Man's Land is the place to play from.
     
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  17. tennisnj

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    New Jersey, all winter, outdoors, real feel temperatures in the single digits. Wearing gloves, winter hat & ski jacket. It was flurrying Saturday actually. Very difficult to pick up the ball against a snow white backdrop though. The baseball field abutting the courts on my town had about 6 inches of snow still on it, & it was very difficult to see the ball on 1 side.
     
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  18. ChrisNC

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    I refuse to play tennis in pants (must be shorts), so I don't usually play when it's much less than 30.
     
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  19. danniflava

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    Probably 5 degrees. Maybe less. I'm Canadian.
     
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  20. RoddickRulez

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    35 with the wind chill
     
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  21. praetorian909

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    Being in Pittsburgh, I played recently and it must've been in the low 30s or high 20s. It's true the balls do bounce much lower, but I had a friend asked me to playso I can't say no, that would just be plain rude :) Good thing I had my Under Armour on...

    Another time I played, it was so cold that everytime I exhaled (right before contacting the ball), my breath obstructed my view. That was interesting...
     
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  22. Morpheus

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    Northern Minnesota. Just above freezing with a good bit of wind. I think it was mid-June.
     
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  23. snowpuppy

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    nyc just this weekend, around 30's
     
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