LGPG tennis recommends that you are sun smart. UPF is the rating system used for apparel in Australia. It is similar to the SPF rating that we use in NZ. UPF-rating clothing alone will not fully cover you. Total UV protection requires a multi-faceted approach:
Wear UV-protective clothing.
Liberally apply sunscreen with a high SPF rating to all exposed areas of skin.
Wear sunglasses that offer 100 percent UV-ray protection.
Seek shade whenever possible.
Monitor—and limit—the amount of time you expose yourself to UV radiation, especially during peak daylight hours—roughly from 9am to 3pm
Remember that filtered sun can still damage your skin, so protect yourself on cloudy days too.
Wearing UV-protective clothing and these other precautions give you a lot of tools to keep your skin healthier. Be smart about the sun and it will be easier to soak up the fun when you’re outdoors.