We hear this comment a lot when it rains. And when I say a lot, I mean a LOT. So I thought I would take the time to provide the facts about wet weather and sickness. Below is an article regarding cold and wet weather and rain:
We’ve known for a long time that sicknesses are caused by viruses and bacteria. Not rain, nor cold. Some say cold weather can lower immune systems however all students should be wearing appropriately warm clothes and playing tennis in Sydney they should always be warm . The best tip I can give anyone to stop their children getting sick during winter is make them wear warm clothing if they are cold in the house, rather than turning on a heater. Heaters dry the air inside and help spread viruses.
We understand that playing tennis in the rain might not be the most fun thing in the world but it absolutely will not impact the quality of the lesson. The other important thing to remember is that we DO postpone lessons if the courts become so wet that they pose a danger to safety due to puddles. So if there is any sort of significant rain the lesson will stop anyways.
To sum it up, a light drizzle is perfectly safe to play tennis (on synthetic grass) and students should be wearing warm clothes in the Winter regardless of rain. We will always post notices on the website if the courts are unplayable. It is important to remember that we don’t give credits to students who don’t attend classes because they think it might rain when the class has still gone ahead. It is always advisable to check with us first to see if classes have been cancelled as many times we’ve had parents ring up reporting pouring rain in Pymble only for our centre to be dry as a bone.