A Modest Proposal: Masters 1000 Events and Solar Panels

Tennis Abides: Dan Martin on Tennis and Life

NetJets is making strides to go carbon neutral – perhaps they could sponsor this effort

The professional tennis tours are fairly carbon intensive.  The miles of airline flights and driving (in the case of Murray’s 2009 road trip from Montreal to Cincinnati) add up to a lot of internal combustion engines being used by players and fans alike. Indoor courts use climate control technologies and all tournaments are going to consume a fair amount of electricity for lighting, speakers, cash registers, and the ilk.

What if the company SolarCity entered into a sponsorship deal with the 4 North American Masters 1000 events (5 actual sites) to place solar panels on roofs at all of the stadiums, grand stands, and permanent buildings?  SolarCity is a Canadian company that currently operates in California, Ohio, and Florida so it is ideal for the North American Masters 1000 events.  If similar arrangements could be…

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