When is it too cold to play outside?

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  1. Marshredder

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    I've played in heavy snowstorms twice, its fine, but after you get into warmth again, areas that were subject to the cold winds and snow feel like theyre burning intensely, thats not good.
     
  2. Slazenger07

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    Well when you cant feel your hands, Id say its too cold.
     
  3. Loco4Tennis

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    when the balls refuse to bounce!! happens at arround 35 degrees, they feel like bouncing rocks when hitting, maybe its the strings too, but ive seen it when it literaly does not bounce back up,,, good times trying to get thoes
     
  4. Rorsach

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    I've had a few training sessions in the evening these past few months where there was ice on my racquet, about 12°F.
    It's quite an inconvience when the scoreboards are frozen though.

    Just took it a bit easier and dressed for the weather.
     
  5. Ronaldo

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    Just volley those rocks. Never, ever let your balls bounce or lay on the court too long.
     
  6. dman72

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    Around 42*F is my cut off point. Anything below that and the low bouncing balls, jarring hits on the racquet, joints that never seem to warm up...the fun starts to go away. From 50-70 is my ideal temp, above that I start having to bring gallons of water to the courts because I sweat so much.

    The bigger issue here on LI during months like March and November is wind. It may be 45 degrees, but that 20MPH gusting wind also takes the fun out of playing.
     
  7. precision2b

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    That is to cold for me... To hard on the body...
     
  8. Loco4Tennis

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    worrrrd...
     
  9. Ronaldo

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    Word is right, I wrap those balls in a warm towel then stuff them into an insulated lunchbag.
     
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  10. charliefedererer

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    I've found the Tretorn micro X tennis balls to be the best in the cold. They have more bounce than pressurized balls and are softer than other pressureless balls.

    Natural gut strings are best for cold weather. Even the micro X balls are going to create a bigger impact in the cold than a regular tennis ball in the summer. THe gut will help protenct your arm from the shodk. Plus in the cold, you can use the extra power that allows your gut to play more like a normal hybrid setup in the warm weather. I've found poly brittle and prone to breaking in the cold.
     
  11. Ronaldo

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    Hope this is the end of this thread. Now, when is it too wet to play outside? Today
     
  12. BTurkoglu

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    55 degrees is too cold for me these days....

    Burt
    JAX, FL
     
  13. SuperDuy

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    50 f and above, any cooler and it sucks
     
  14. hyperwarrior

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    I'm not feeling that weird at all...
     
  15. movdqa

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    I played when there was snow on the ground back when I was in my 20s. I have played indoors when it was very cold outside - say around 5 degrees outside and about 30 degrees inside. I used to play with a group of four at 6:00 AM and it was pretty cold and dark here at that time in the winter. That was when I was in my 30s. At my current age, I prefer warmer temperatures. I go indoors below about 60 degrees and I play at times indoors when there is heat.
     
  16. floridatennisdude

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    Yep, below 55 is a hassle in fl. Why bother?
     
  17. 3fees

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    Nah,,thats what warmups are for leave them on and make a go of it, theres lined, unlined, partially lined, tops lined,,ect..
     

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