I teach and play in temps in the 30's. No need to be cold. I dress for winter, with insulating layers (wicking shirt against skin) and winter coat, warm hat, extra layer of removable pants, and baseball gloves. I don't need to warm up. When I get too warm I start removing layers. If the layers, including the coat, are loose enough, there is room to move. People ski in below zero weather and stay warm. Tennis should be easy in cold weather. Of course, the balls and racquet are somewhat dead. We need special tennis balls for cold weather. Anyone know of such balls?
I am totally with you. Wind sucks. Anyone know where there is never wind. That is where I want to move to, then I can play and never have my game adversely affected. Although, because I have played in some pretty windy places, I do know how to play in the wind, but then I feel like a total pusher, chipper, slicer. Ugly tennis.
I was out a few days ago and playing and sweating 10 min into our hit. Id say it was like 34-35 no wind (a big factor). I could do that every day but the last few days have been a bit cold for me. Id say my outdoor cutoff is around 30 give or take. But a bright sunshine and little wind makes a huge difference.
In the atl? I Imagine there is a lot of indoor tennis there this time of year. Tennis in cold weather makes everything slower. The balls softer (really noticable in my teaching basket this time of year) but even new balls. Peoples muscles are tight and that tends to neutralize the big serve. For lots of reasons its slow out there but remember not to get frustrated because it is the same on both sides of the net