Temperature affecting rackets

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by ironchef21, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. ironchef21

    ironchef21 Rookie

    Aug 8, 2005
    Apologies if this has been addressed previously but I did not see an earlier thread about it.

    Is there a general rule about protecting your racket from cold or hot weather? For example I have started playing after work and usually bring my rackets into the office with me. Until recently it's been hot down here and I didn't want to leave them in my car. I seem to remember hearing years ago that extreme heat or cold can affect your rackets--i.e., warp them.

    Am I being overprotective or is there some truth to this? Also is there a time limit--e.g.,Not leaving them in my car for more than an hour or so?

    On the other hand I know some people--admittedly not tennis diehards--who keep their rackets in their car for months on end despite the weather.

    Thanks in advance for any comments!
  2. Guillote

    Guillote Rookie

    Jun 7, 2005
    I think that in general the most that suffer from heat are the strings. They will loose the tension earlier on hot weather

    A termal bag may help on that

    I am also overprotective with my racquets, there is no shame on that ;)
  3. staffpro

    staffpro Rookie

    Aug 23, 2005
    jus get a wilsonbag with thermo protection it does a prettygood job at keeping you racquest safe and my drinks cool when i am out on a hot day...

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