Please be advised the Tennis Australia Extreme Weather Policy has been updated upon consultation. The updated policy was presented and approved by the Tennis Australia board and takes effect as of November 25, 2019. Please note that the main update was the reintroduction of ambient temperature in determining the suspension of play. Please click here to review the updated policy.
Extreme Weather Policy. The policy is designed to protect competitive tennis players from injury and illness that may result by playing tennis in extreme weather conditions. > View the Extreme Weather Policy. Disciplinary Policy
5 January 2018 | Tennis SA. Tennis SA utilise the Tennis Australia Weather Policy for all Tennis SA run events; > Download the Extreme Weather Policy. The cancellation temperature for juniors is 36, and for seniors it is 38, as at the nearest BOM Site. As we are running timed sessions for both the Les Tapp and Country Carnival we will making updates re cancellations on the Tennis SA Weather Line 90 minutes prior to the start of any scheduled sessions start time.
Keep cool – shade and air conditioning as much as possible. Use sun protection – 30+ sunscreen and wear a hat. Avoid the sun during the peak – 11am to 5pm. Provide wet/Ice towels for players. For further information, please refer to the Tennis Australia Extreme Weather Policy.
The extreme heat policy came under criticism during the 2014 Australian Open after ballboys, attendants in the stands, and players were suffering various heat-related illnesses due to 4 consecutive days with highs between 41.5 and 43.9 °C (106.7 and 111.0 °F), but organizers claimed the humidity remained low enough on all but one day for the policy not to be enforced; tournament referee Wayne McKewen said that "While conditions were hot and uncomfortable, the relatively low level of ...
The Australian Open’s Extreme Heat Policy mirrors that of the US Open, which also offers a 10-minute break after the third set in men’s singles matches and suspends wheelchair and junior play ...
Author Tennis Australia. A more extensive Extreme Heat Policy (EHP) is set to be introduced at Australian Open 2019 as a result of cutting-edge research and testing into the specific effects of heat stress on tennis players. The research, conducted by Tennis Australia medical personnel in conjunction with the Thermal Ergonomics Laboratory at the University of Sydney, has led to the development of the AO Heat Stress Scale (AO HSS).
Temperatures reached 32 degrees in Tokyo on Sunday, leading the International Tennis Federation (ITF) to activate their extreme weather policy.
36 and above Exceeds 30% Extreme Very stressful for most people. Postpone to a cooler conditions (or cooler part of the day) or cancellation.
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