The decade of accurate weather forecasts that Joel Tumbiolo has produced for the USTA Pro Tennis Classic, held at Kiwi Tennis Club, Indian Harbour Beach, FL., have made such a significant contribution to the event that we find his input to be invaluable to the success of the tournament. The daily forecast allows the tournament team to plan for inclement weather, keep spectators and athletes safe and keep the event running smoothly. The hourly heat index is particularly useful for the medical staff and officials to plan for adjustments to the schedule and ensure the health of the professional athletes. Joel’s up to the minute text alerts have also allowed us to make many last minute changes, including moving a kid’s clinic of 50 children calmly and in an organized fashion off the courts and into a safe area when severe lightning was approaching the area. I highly recommend Joel Tumbiolo and his business, The Weather Reporter, to anyone planning and event that has the potential to be effected by inclement weather. You can’t control the weather, but with Joel you can accurately plan for it.
Holly Baney – Tournament Director, USTA Pro Tennis Classic