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Which conditions do you like to play in the best?

The Prince
07-25-2012, 11:17 PM
On what type of day do you feel you have the best chance of winning.

For me I would say when it is quite cool, so the ball moves a little slower through the air, I also like a moderate breeze to make the match a bit scrappier.

Johnny Groove
07-26-2012, 03:06 PM
Whichever conditions my opponent hates the most.

HKz
07-26-2012, 03:49 PM
Fast but not too fast as Nalbandian once said :P no but really, I've played on some hardcourts where the balls just runs through the court making it really tough for my one-hander to set up and go through the ball properly. Wind is OK, I'm not too bad, my slice works wonders in the wind giving the ball an even stranger trajectory. I LOVE the heat. I live in Arizona, where it gets up to 120+ degrees. So literally everywhere I've played, it always feels really nice, and in the past in some USTA tournaments, I'd always ask the guy where they were from, because if they weren't used to the heat, then it was time to run boy.

The Prince
07-26-2012, 06:27 PM
I asked this because here in England, we often doing get temperatures above 22'C, and the last few days, it's been 30+'C. I've really suffered in the heat and not been able to compete effectively in matchplay.

HKz
07-27-2012, 02:24 AM
I asked this because here in England, we often doing get temperatures above 22'C, and the last few days, it's been 30+'C. I've really suffered in the heat and not been able to compete effectively in matchplay.

Oh gosh, that is nothing. It gets up to around 50 C around here easily, sometimes for days on end. It sometimes even feels hotter on some courts since they seem to soak up a lot of the heat.

The Prince
07-27-2012, 09:52 PM
Oh gosh, that is nothing. It gets up to around 50 C around here easily, sometimes for days on end. It sometimes even feels hotter on some courts since they seem to soak up a lot of the heat.

Of course it's not very high, but the contrast with the constant cool days of 15'C makes it tough to adapt.

I'm sure cool daytimes in Arizona are rare in the tennis season, so you can get used to it.

HKz
07-29-2012, 08:46 AM
Of course it's not very high, but the contrast with the constant cool days of 15'C makes it tough to adapt.

I'm sure cool daytimes in Arizona are rare in the tennis season, so you can get used to it.

Of course we get used to it, so anything under 40 C feels like absolute heaven. Maybe come train in Arizona/California for a few months :angel:

Super Djoker
07-29-2012, 11:58 AM
Outdoors no wind and smoking hot !

Freak3yman84
07-29-2012, 02:15 PM
I like room temp. indoor courts :lol: I can't adjust at all outside :sad:

Super Djoker
10-27-2012, 09:52 PM
This one guy I spoke to said his ideal temperature was 0 ! FREAK , lol , he,s a bit of a weirdo thought !

Pratik
11-13-2012, 05:24 PM
I love the heat. 40+ C. Gives the best workout. No wind.
Surface - Slow hard.
Never played on grass or clay, so can't comment on them.

HKz
11-22-2012, 04:52 AM
I love the heat. 40+ C. Gives the best workout. No wind.
Surface - Slow hard.
Never played on grass or clay, so can't comment on them.

Red clay on the fucking hottest day is great. We have several near where I live in Arizona and temps go up to 50 C easy in the summer :worship: :devil:

NID
11-22-2012, 06:16 PM
well prepared clay on a crisp may morning. hit it!

The Prince
11-22-2012, 11:31 PM
It feels great to be playing indoors again. :)

guyha4
11-23-2012, 07:41 PM
I like to play summer evening, it's really humid and sweaty but I dont like to play in cold weather (cold israeli weather is 15 c lol)

JRoberts
12-03-2012, 04:38 PM
75 degrees, a light breeze, the sun not beating down too hard. Its perfect right now in FL. Yesterday and Saturday were just so beautiful to do anything.

jenkins.ray11
02-05-2013, 08:21 AM
I like to play summer evening, it's really humid and sweaty but I dont like to play in cold weather (cold israeli weather is 15 c lol)

Same thing about me, as I feel so lazy to play in cold.

cmarshall7
02-23-2013, 06:35 AM
I won the most during tough conditions because of my fitness level, but in terms of what I enjoy the most, it would be a warmish spring day, that has some cloud cover. Put me on hardcourt and and I'm happy, and the ball bounces nice and high and quickens up. :)

Fishnet
02-23-2013, 10:52 PM
Indoor clay, by early evening.

Super Djoker
01-27-2014, 10:22 AM
Dry !