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Outdoor tennis doomed?

Farenhajt
04-28-2009, 01:30 PM
As the global warming already wreaks havoc in the planetary climate, and will keep doing so, what will happen with outdoor tennis in the following decade or two? Since we can safely expect that our favorite tennis venues will become more and more unsuitable for outdoor events heavily dependent on nice weather.

Will they build (or adapt) tennis centers in such a way that ALL the courts are roofed? Or will they move the events to less rainy latitudes? Or will they gradually switch to more indoor tennis? Your thoughts.

Action Jackson
04-28-2009, 01:38 PM
Getting your excuses in before Djokovic loses.

leng jai
04-28-2009, 01:39 PM
Start playing underground. No one wants to watch anyway.

miura
04-28-2009, 01:53 PM
Another eco-mentalist :bolt:

federernadalfan
04-28-2009, 02:03 PM
:confused:

pica_pica
04-28-2009, 02:22 PM
What about other outdoor sports?
I think the first sports to be doomed are those snow-related ones like skiing?

green25814
04-28-2009, 02:25 PM
Pretty sure rain affecting outdoor tournaments isnt a new phenomenen.

A_Skywalker
04-28-2009, 02:29 PM
As the global warming already wreaks havoc in the planetary climate, and will keep doing so, what will happen with outdoor tennis in the following decade or two? Since we can safely expect that our favorite tennis venues will become more and more unsuitable for outdoor events heavily dependent on nice weather.

Will they build (or adapt) tennis centers in such a way that ALL the courts are roofed? Or will they move the events to less rainy latitudes? Or will they gradually switch to more indoor tennis? Your thoughts.

Are you talking about global warming or the rain ?
Global warming doesnt mean more rain.

Jimnik
04-28-2009, 02:30 PM
Outdoor tennis is the least of our concerns, THE WORLD IS DOOMED!!!

God is unhappy with the way we've treated our planet. Noah will have to build another Ark.

Farenhajt
04-28-2009, 02:41 PM
Are you talking about global warming or the rain ?
Global warming doesnt mean more rain.

Yes, it does - in the chain of events triggered by the global warming.

Also, rain isn't the only problem, but also excessive heat.

green25814
04-28-2009, 02:44 PM
We dont know nearly as much about global warming as the media portrays. Safe to say, if it does do what some predict the future of outdoor tennis will be the least of anyone's worries.

Har-Tru
04-28-2009, 02:49 PM
play all ATP Tourneys in Tanzania.

Snowwy
04-28-2009, 03:05 PM
As the global warming already wreaks havoc in the planetary climate, and will keep doing so, what will happen with outdoor tennis in the following decade or two? Since we can safely expect that our favorite tennis venues will become more and more unsuitable for outdoor events heavily dependent on nice weather.

Will they build (or adapt) tennis centers in such a way that ALL the courts are roofed? Or will they move the events to less rainy latitudes? Or will they gradually switch to more indoor tennis? Your thoughts.

Myth.

Henry Chinaski
04-28-2009, 03:06 PM
What about other outdoor sports?
I think the first sports to be doomed are those snow-related ones like skiing?

yes, what on earth could have possessed this guy to specifically address tennis?

strange one.

CmonAussie
04-28-2009, 03:13 PM
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lets begin building tennis courts on Mars, just in case the Earth can no longer support a decent court>> with Global Warming causing the probable extinction of the once prolific species(;_:)..

scoobs
04-28-2009, 03:22 PM
I think this thread is a bit overblown but I think the trend towards big tournaments offering at least some facility for playing some matches under roofs will continue.

JolánGagó
04-28-2009, 04:04 PM
Tennis is outdoors, the other thing is called ping-pong.

fast_clay
04-28-2009, 06:09 PM
i think tennis balls should be cheaper to buy and also yellower...

miura
04-28-2009, 06:13 PM
i think tennis balls should be cheaper to buy and also yellower...
I pay $20 for a can of 4 Wilson US Open balls. Not kidding.

ORGASMATRON
04-28-2009, 06:16 PM
They should go under ground. That way not even a hurricane can stop them from playing.

Garson007
04-28-2009, 07:28 PM
They should go under ground. That way not even a hurricane can stop them from playing.
Or atomic warfare.

DartMarcus
04-28-2009, 07:41 PM
To sum up, Nadal will win everything on every surface.

Mateya
04-28-2009, 08:22 PM
Move all outdoor tourneys to Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico or north Africa.
You don't need to make claycourts, the dirt is already on the ground. Just put the lines in and build some stands. :cool:

play all ATP Tourneys in Tanzania.

There is more precipitation than in London and humid to death.
Some people think central Africa is dry, in fact it rains almost every god damn day :rolleyes:

This rain really sucks...and Roland Garros is played in may, just in time when there is the highest amount of precipitation in the whole year. What a timing. :help: London is in a league of his own. The funny thing is than London recieves just a little bit more rain then L.A. - just the frequency of it and temperatures are horrible.

rafa_maniac
04-28-2009, 08:38 PM
lets begin building tennis courts on Mars..

All year round clay court season? :devil:

Leo
04-28-2009, 09:14 PM
This thread makes no sense. And I don't think the climate is changing fast enough to mean the end of outdoor tennis in the next 10-20 years. There's always been rain in Europe during the springtime, nothing new!