Tennis: Knowing when the heat is on

The Mildura Lawn Tennis Club refers to the Wet Bulb Temperature rating when deciding whether to cancel play due to the heat. Picture: Louise Barker

The Mildura Lawn Tennis Club refers to the Wet Bulb Temperature rating when deciding whether to cancel play due to the heat. Picture: Louise Barker

WITH the mercury set to reach 39C today, local sporting officials have been referring to their heat policies to determine what constitutes an unsafe temperature to proceed with matches.

The Mildura Lawn Tennis Club (MLTC) uses Tennis Victoria’s extreme weather policy when deciding to cancel or proceed with play.

Unlike some other sports in the region, tennis refers to the Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WGBT) rating off the Bureau Of Meteorology (BOM) when deciding whether to implement their heat policy.

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