[tennisbiz] Re: Windscreens
Peter Underwood asked for "advice on purchasing windscreens for tennis
Although he didn't ask, here are some considerations based on my experience.
Before installation, check the wind direction and put the screens between
the wind and the fence so that the wind pushes the screens against the
fence. That saves wear and tear (pun intended). There are two sizes
available. Of course the larger ones cover more fence, but they also block
more viewing area and are more expensive. I would not put the screens on
the sides of the courts that face each other so that the spectators have
unrestricted lines of site into both courts. The coach can ask the team to
tell their parents that the school needs wind screens. The parents can then
talk to their racket/country clubs about getting the club's old wind
screens. This gives the club a tax deduction and the school gets the
screens for free. Another plus is that the parents involved usually come
with the nets and the coach does not have to put them up alone...
Received on Mon May 19 2003 - 09:44:08 CDT