How To Clear A Pool Of Water Off A Clay Court? Light It On Fire! [Video]

by Tom Gainey | October 15th, 2016, 10:54 am
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Earlier this week the ATP Challenger in Casablanca took a new approach to clearing standing water off their clay courts, and that’s by lighting it on fire!

Explanation please!

“We had a long rain break and the side of the court was still holding a lot of water in the surface. To solve this, you pour gas on it and set it alight,” said ATP Challenger Tour supervisor Carl Baldwin. “This isn’t commonly done, but I have seen it before.”

To the critics, it worked, the court was dry. But couldn’t you soak up the water carefully with towels or a squeegee?

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One Comment for How To Clear A Pool Of Water Off A Clay Court? Light It On Fire! [Video]

chico Says:

Yeah.. soaking up with towels might be a more environmentally civilized way, but after a few hundred years of colonilization and exploitation, I’d say give ’em some slack. TIA :)!

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