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Otherside
06-02-2009, 11:42 PM
I spent 10 days i amazing Croatia, It was such a nice place and high above my expactatins, My coach was Mirna Marinovic 20, fantastic player and great coach, I was impressed!
She has beaten the Dane Wozniacki, Radwanska, taken set of Azarenka before she blew her shoulder 2 years ago.

It was not expensive, 30 second walk to the ocean from the courts, I took a long swim after each session before going to the restaurant which served amazing food really cheap, Croatia does not have Euro so the preices are really great!

I recommend it to anyone who loves tennis plus the city is beautiful with great nightlife, beaches and food.

/Peter Sweden

Some hitting

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o91D96WVy1Q&feature=channel_page

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b254/andrasidan/CIMG1158.jpg
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b254/andrasidan/CIMG1157.jpg
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b254/andrasidan/CIMG1165.jpg
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b254/andrasidan/CIMG1198.jpg

Otherside
06-02-2009, 11:43 PM
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b254/andrasidan/CIMG1206.jpg

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b254/andrasidan/CIMG1207.jpg

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b254/andrasidan/CIMG1225.jpg

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b254/andrasidan/DSCN0156.jpg

Otherside
06-02-2009, 11:44 PM
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b254/andrasidan/DSCN0214.jpg

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b254/andrasidan/DSCN0214.jpg

baseline08thrasher
06-03-2009, 12:27 AM
Breathtaking..

Beautiful!

Otherside
06-03-2009, 08:05 AM
It was breathtaking, It was hard to understand how perfect everything was the first day=)

jmverdugo
06-03-2009, 01:03 PM
Beatiful pictures, could you send me the information of the place you were staying and the courts? jmverdugoa@gmail.com

thanks

BobFL
06-03-2009, 02:52 PM
Croatia is paradise. We are lucky enough to have a house there (Island of Brac) :)

Otherside
06-04-2009, 02:23 AM
Here's a clip where I walk from the courts down to the ocean for a swim 8pm.
Wonderful to swim after tennis, shower at the outsideshower and eat dinner at the restaurant, paradise!=)

The restaurant is the building I point the camera at just before going in.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l13mydO-bgg&feature=channel_page

Otherside
06-04-2009, 02:26 AM
Croatia is paradise. We are lucky enough to have a house there (Island of Brac) :)

ah u lucky *******=) U live in the states and go there for vacation?

Slicendicer
06-04-2009, 07:08 AM
Awesome pic's Pete. :)

You look like a tool wearing the muscle shirt and bandana... maybe the missing link between Jolly and the modern day tennis player. :)

bad_call
06-04-2009, 07:43 AM
gorgeous pics. thanks for sharing.

BobFL
06-04-2009, 08:32 AM
ah u lucky *******=) U live in the states and go there for vacation?

Yep! :)......

bad_call
06-04-2009, 10:21 AM
Yep! :)......

me thinks Bob may be my new BFF. :)

Otherside
06-04-2009, 12:07 PM
Awesome pic's Pete. :)

You look like a tool wearing the muscle shirt and bandana... maybe the missing link between Jolly and the modern day tennis player. :)

Thanks!
:) It's my mission to break all the dresscodes in tennis, today I played clay in runningtights and tanktop=) The summers are so freakin crappy in the north of sweden, 7celsius today and windy, no wonder I never learned to play on clay!

Otherside
06-04-2009, 12:08 PM
Yep! :)......

Dear lord! when are u going? Chances are high that I'll take another trip to croatia this summer

Otherside
06-04-2009, 12:09 PM
I'll post some more pics later tonight if I have time

Otherside
06-04-2009, 09:00 PM
Beatiful pictures, could you send me the information of the place you were staying and the courts? jmverdugoa@gmail.com

thanks


I just googled Makarska apartment and there are tons to choose from, the courts are in the Makarska tennis centre, very central and easy to reach.
From split where you land it's approx a one hour drive to makarska, most apartment renters offer to pick you up if you pat them.

/Peter

BobFL
06-04-2009, 09:24 PM
Dear lord! when are u going? Chances are high that I'll take another trip to croatia this summer

Probably next year :) BTW, make sure that you have adequate transportation ;)

http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq355/bobfl/IMG_0016r.jpg

Otherside
06-05-2009, 02:25 AM
Probably next year :) BTW, make sure that you have adequate transportation ;)

http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq355/bobfl/IMG_0016r.jpg

is it yours? ure breaking my spirit here:)
can u pick me up?

Hankenstein
06-07-2009, 07:27 AM
I was down in Makarska last july and it was heaven, paradise and everything you can imagine!! The scenery is breathtaking and the food, drinks and weather is 110% perfect,, well, maybe a little bit on the hot side,, it was between 35-41 when we was there 1 week last year.

I only had the opportunity to play 1 time when i was there,, no hitting partner and all coaches was fully booked all week.
I did play with a good junior that use to play Futureevents and he was also hitting partner to Ancic during the winter and some former top 20 woman from Croatia that was coached by Damir Dokic,,,

They also have a WTA-challenger in Makarska in last week of April

I can post some Makarska pics as well to complement this nice thread!?

Otherside
06-07-2009, 09:48 AM
I was down in Makarska last july and it was heaven, paradise and everything you can imagine!! The scenery is breathtaking and the food, drinks and weather is 110% perfect,, well, maybe a little bit on the hot side,, it was between 35-41 when we was there 1 week last year.

I only had the opportunity to play 1 time when i was there,, no hitting partner and all coaches was fully booked all week.
I did play with a good junior that use to play Futureevents and he was also hitting partner to Ancic during the winter and some former top 20 woman from Croatia that was coached by Damir Dokic,,,

They also have a WTA-challenger in Makarska in last week of April

I can post some Makarska pics as well to complement this nice thread!?
awesome man! it was perfect now, no tourists so the coaches had all the time in the world, I might go again at the end of august/start of sept.
It was really hot ow to so we played early i the morning and late at night.
some more pics

my coach Mirna

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b254/andrasidan/CIMG1195-1.jpg

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b254/andrasidan/CIMG1198-1.jpg

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b254/andrasidan/DSCN0181.jpg



http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b254/andrasidan/DSCN0111-1.jpg

the view from the restaurant by the courts, many hours spent there=)

Otherside
06-07-2009, 09:48 AM
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b254/andrasidan/DSCN0181.jpg

Hankenstein
06-07-2009, 11:53 AM
Me and a friend plan to go down to the Balkans in end august or first week of september actually,, don´t know 100% yet where,, might end up in makarska,, or Zagreb or Belgrade,, Think we will fly from Landvetter

Otherside
06-07-2009, 12:04 PM
Me and a friend plan to go down to the Balkans in end august or first week of september actually,, don´t know 100% yet where,, might end up in makarska,, or Zagreb or Belgrade,, Think we will fly from Landvetter

ah so ure a swede also=) NIce, it's a great time a year to go

Hankenstein
06-07-2009, 12:07 PM
ah so ure a swede also=) NIce, it's a great time a year to go

Ja, från Jönköping =)

Think that time of the year (start september) most of the tourist have gone home but it´s still nice and warm and most places are open

Btw; How many tennispoäng do u have and what club do u play for?

Otherside
06-07-2009, 12:22 PM
Ja, från Jönköping =)

Think that time of the year (start september) most of the tourist have gone home but it´s still nice and warm and most places are open

Btw; How many tennispoäng do u have and what club do u play for?

exakt!I quit ten years ago but started again 2 years ago, I love playing again and would love to play fulltime just to see where I ca take my tennis, I have like 100 points now=)
We're playing div 1 with gällivare TK this fall so that will be tough but exiting!
how may points do you have?

Hankenstein
06-08-2009, 02:38 AM
I have something like 195 points right now,, we only play division 3, but it´s pretty tuff competition down here,,,

Are you going to try for college?

Otherside
06-08-2009, 04:19 AM
I have something like 195 points right now,, we only play division 3, but it´s pretty tuff competition down here,,,

Are you going to try for college?

I played div 3 with Kalmar this winter, won my matches, played 3rd so easy matches=) That's a dream but I'm applying to Griffith Uni Down Under, hopefully I can play seriously there and maybe go to UCLA for exchange or some other american uni.

which club are u in?

Hankenstein
06-08-2009, 04:40 AM
Send me a mail/pm and i can reply in private mail , otherwise we will get a warning for "chat" ;-)

J011yroger
06-12-2009, 07:59 PM
Awesome pic's Pete. :)

You look like a tool wearing the muscle shirt and bandana... maybe the missing link between Jolly and the modern day tennis player. :)

What did I do to get dragged into this?

J

Cenc
06-14-2009, 02:48 PM
i hope u enjoyed ur stay in my country
if anybody wants further information about tennis in croatia and tennis resorts here feel free to ask
im going to one of the academies myself this summer, i hope it will be great

Otherside
06-15-2009, 04:27 AM
i hope u enjoyed ur stay in my country
if anybody wants further information about tennis in croatia and tennis resorts here feel free to ask
im going to one of the academies myself this summer, i hope it will be great

it was nothing short of amazing! I'll surely return

bad_call
06-15-2009, 09:20 AM
What did I do to get dragged into this?

J

cause ur famous and everyone knows how the paparazzi are. :) btw - me also wears muscle shirts at times. u will recognize the old guy with "muffin top". HAHA!!

VivalaVida
06-15-2009, 12:11 PM
Amazing pics Otherside. Thanks for sharing! Maybe one day I will go there.

todd03blown
06-15-2009, 12:35 PM
wow what an amazing place, had no idea it was that spectacular!!!

Otherside
06-16-2009, 06:36 AM
I'm glad u like the pics, I'll keep em coming. 2 weeks in sweden with nothing but rain, man I miss Makarska:) The feeling of running down from the courts, order a pastaseafood with a tuna steak on the side, going for a 15 minute swim, come up, use the outside shower and than sit down to eat by the sea. Nothing short of amazing and I will never forget it. It was my paradise.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b254/andrasidan/CIMG1194.jpg

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b254/andrasidan/CIMG1227.jpg

Otherside
06-16-2009, 06:37 AM
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b254/andrasidan/DSCN0140.jpg

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http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b254/andrasidan/DSCN0228.jpg

Hankenstein
06-17-2009, 02:02 AM
G´dmn i miss Makarska and Croatia! It´s a true paradise!

If u don´t mind, i´ll post some pics here from my Makarska-trip last season;

http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v271/157/77/599546430/n599546430_1104049_1330.jpg

http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v271/157/77/599546430/n599546430_1104063_4871.jpg

http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v271/157/77/599546430/n599546430_1104074_8384.jpg

http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v271/157/77/599546430/n599546430_1104055_3102.jpg

Otherside
06-17-2009, 11:39 AM
G´dmn i miss Makarska and Croatia! It´s a true paradise!

If u don´t mind, i´ll post some pics here from my Makarska-trip last season;

http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v271/157/77/599546430/n599546430_1104049_1330.jpg

http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v271/157/77/599546430/n599546430_1104063_4871.jpg

http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v271/157/77/599546430/n599546430_1104074_8384.jpg

http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v271/157/77/599546430/n599546430_1104055_3102.jpg

ofcourse not! the more the marrier. Very nice pics

Swissv2
06-17-2009, 11:44 AM
oh wow, beautiful place. making me jealous sitting here in a cold room :(

Hankenstein
07-07-2009, 11:50 AM
Nevermind,,

tomas9848
07-10-2009, 04:43 PM
nice pics there bud.

bluegrasser
07-10-2009, 05:02 PM
Yea, you see i had this dream that i awoke in paradise & it was the most scenic place in the world, with perfect tennis (red clay) courts and the coach i had was the most beautiful girl.

Seriously - you're one lucky camper - ok, I confess I'm envious...

crosscourt
07-12-2009, 11:07 AM
i hope u enjoyed ur stay in my country
if anybody wants further information about tennis in croatia and tennis resorts here feel free to ask
im going to one of the academies myself this summer, i hope it will be great

Cenc

What sort of academies are there -- are they really about developing juniors or is there something more like Bolletieri that takes adults for a week or so and works on their game?

cc

Otherside
07-12-2009, 01:00 PM
Yea, you see i had this dream that i awoke in paradise & it was the most scenic place in the world, with perfect tennis (red clay) courts and the coach i had was the most beautiful girl.

Seriously - you're one lucky camper - ok, I confess I'm envious...

I was lucky now I miss it everyday=) The girl was really nice, Really enjoyed playing with her and talkig to her, she had seen alot of the tennisworld. the fact that she looked good didn't make it worse:)

Cenc
08-23-2009, 06:11 AM
Cenc

What sort of academies are there -- are they really about developing juniors or is there something more like Bolletieri that takes adults for a week or so and works on their game?

cc

hey man, sorry im late because i was in one camp myself
there are academies for pro players in zagreb but in stobrec, at the seaside in a beautiful little town there's a very nice tennis camp with several great tennis experts, ill write a review next week
if you have any further questions you can contact me via e-mail

Dark_Angel85
08-23-2009, 10:12 PM
sweet pictures man... aww damn... makes me wanna go there for sure

Otherside
01-26-2010, 01:21 AM
anyone going this summer? right now is a great time to book, cheap flights still available!

Hankenstein
01-28-2010, 02:54 AM
anyone going this summer? right now is a great time to book, cheap flights still available!

very cheap flights available to Split, but the Hotel´s in Makarska are pretty expensive.. Got a quote on something like 50 euros per person and night in the end of April...