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raftermania
05-29-2005, 10:09 PM
Hey everyone,

I'm packing for my fortnight long journey to Antarctica. I was wondering if there are any natives on this board who are in the tennis loop down there. I'd love to get a knock in with some of the natives, I've heard they have great grass courts down there. Can anyone confirm this?

Thanks, looking forward to it!

Prince_of_Tennis
05-29-2005, 10:39 PM
lol silly guy....Nothing lives in Antartica....

Noelle
05-30-2005, 06:57 AM
I hear the ice courts play just as fast as grass, which is hard to come by since summer only lasts like two weeks. I've got some relatives down in Antarctica who have courts in their back yard. The only problem is that their dress code calls for wearing tuxes oncourt. They can't really run, but boy do they love diving for the ball...

Here's a pic of them, in case you run into them.
http://photobucket.com/albums/v602/noelledeg/family.jpg

Tennis Ball Hitter
05-30-2005, 07:47 AM
Are you kidding?

I am pretty sure there are only two types of people in Antartica ... researchers and tourists.

doriancito
05-30-2005, 12:24 PM
WHY ANTARTICA you are just going to spend money there! better go to canada and you can go to a tennis court under roof there.

raftermania
05-31-2005, 12:05 AM
Noelle: I've seen those Antarcticans in action at Wimbledon, their ice game definitely translates well onto grass. I'll have to bring my A game for those guys.

Tennis_Ball_Hitter: I heard Bjorn Borg did some research down there, that's where he developed his "ice cold" personality.

Doriancito: I have one extra ticket, nobody wants to go with me. Would you like to come? I'll pay for everything!

nViATi
06-14-2005, 10:20 PM
The speed of grass
The sliding of clay
The bounce of hard court

the UBER COURT!
aka ICE

divito
06-20-2005, 12:07 AM
FUNNY DORIAN. Actually as of late, it has been really hot, at least for us this past 2 weeks, with every day being about 30 degrees (86F) or close to it. I assume you actually mean far north in Canada, where like no one lives :D

You might find some courts up there, but I think Antarctica would be more exciting.

scez
06-21-2005, 04:33 PM
I live in Ontario, take me.

thejackal
06-21-2005, 05:27 PM
What's this Can-eh-da place that you speak of Doriancito? Duhrrrrr.....


:)

raftermania
06-21-2005, 10:04 PM
Hey Dorian, did you know that we live in Igloos up here in Canada? We make them out of ice blocks. Our prime minister Jean Poutine is really generous on property taxes so we don't pay too much to live. I've always wanted to watch television, do you have a lot of televisions in South America??? My friend a few igloos down the street had a tv once but it fell into his dad's ice fishing hole. :(

PHSTennis
06-23-2005, 12:29 PM
Hey Rafter if I dont get that job... I ll go play tennis in Antartica with you..

raftermania
06-23-2005, 10:08 PM
I guess you won't be going with me then ;)

Noelle
09-30-2005, 06:41 AM
Hey raftermania, I heard that Federer can play on ice if he needs to in order to beat Hewitt. :p
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showpost.php?p=590014&postcount=6

Looks like my cousins had a bit of a workout. They told me they had a visitor right after Wimbledon...

raftermania
09-30-2005, 09:10 PM
lol, the concept of tennis on ice is catching on. If I were a six-figure making marketing exec for ice tennis and had the resources I'd turn this pipe dream into a reality.

"Tennis: Just add ice"

Really now, is the concept of ice tennis all that far-fetched? Players wear special flat soled shoes for wimbledon, why not wear spikes for ice tennis aka the 5th grand slam shiverdon. I could even envision the players wearing some form of skates to allow them to glide and slide in and around the court.

Venues? Hockey arenas during the hockey offseason would make perfect sites for ice tennis. With hockey being such a popular sport up here in Canada, hockey players would be able to make an easy transition - just trade in the sticks for racquets.

Clay-courters, forget whining about Wimbledon's speed. Just wait until you play on ice. I can hear Alex Corretja crying already.

Noelle, your cousins definitely have something going! Now if only we can get world #1 Roger Federer to stand behind our product!

http://artsweb.uwaterloo.ca/~jdu/images/10.jpg
Hi! I'm Roger Federer, the #1 player in the world. I invite you
to join me and my tuxedo friends in a revolutionary new game
called Ice Tennis. If you join today, you'll receive a authentic
Ice Tennis Toronto Maple Leafs jersey. So don't delay, let's get
out and play!!!!


p.s. I <3 Mirka

equinox
10-01-2005, 05:14 AM
One could try using a large Shipping Container for an indoor court.
It'd probably take a few containers welded together.

M0rgan77
10-01-2005, 10:10 AM
Canada should have the masters played on ice. That way we can have the Canadian guys do well.

ssuHeartsRivald
10-01-2005, 10:30 AM
wow, the ball will gonna heavier consists the water. just a glance, this is a unique topic, eh. maybe ice court in antartica will gonna be the fifth GS and gonna be interesting...who knows.

raftermania
10-01-2005, 01:24 PM
This started as a joke and is now half serious. I wouldn't put this "5th ice slam" in antarctica though cause it would be virtually inaccessible to fans - due to lack of airports, etc. But there is one country I know very well that has lots of ice rinks and ice in general ;) ;) ;)

Noelle
10-01-2005, 03:32 PM
*ahemahemahemohCANADAahem*

Shiverdon?!?! That's a perfect name for the fifth GS!

ssuHeartsRivald
10-01-2005, 08:24 PM
This started as a joke and is now half serious. I wouldn't put this "5th ice slam" in antarctica though cause it would be virtually inaccessible to fans - due to lack of airports, etc. But there is one country I know very well that has lots of ice rinks and ice in general ;) ;) ;)
is it? where...canada, norway??

mxchickmagnet68
10-01-2005, 09:46 PM
ICELAND, duh!

Docalex007
10-04-2005, 04:48 PM
Siberia would be great.

fishuuuuu
10-04-2005, 05:50 PM
Hey everyone,

I'm packing for my fortnight long journey to Antarctica. I was wondering if there are any natives on this board who are in the tennis loop down there. I'd love to get a knock in with some of the natives, I've heard they have great grass courts down there. Can anyone confirm this?

Thanks, looking forward to it!

I'll bring the balls.

Docalex007
10-05-2005, 02:22 PM
when do we start? .....c'mon?

raftermania
10-05-2005, 07:27 PM
Fishuuu is bringing the balls, Doriancito is bringing Dick Gasquet and Noelle knows some people down there we can stay with. My ship is boarding tomorrow, all TW users are welcome aboard.

Don't forget to bring your racquet. Bring two extra racquets and vamos - you got yourself some snowshoes.

Burt Turkoglu
10-05-2005, 10:55 PM
....I hear that the penguins are pretty tough down there....they slide into their shots with great ease....

Noelle
10-05-2005, 11:20 PM
Don't forget to bring the traditional tux black-and-whites! That's the dress code. :p

Burt Turkoglu
10-05-2005, 11:47 PM
Don't forget to bring the traditional tux black-and-whites! That's the dress code. :p
....oh, you are right.....it's a formal game down there.....

Noelle
11-14-2005, 01:03 AM
It looks like Guillermo Coria has played on ice courts, but he didn't like it.

http://www.masters-cup.com/en/interviews/pdf/coria1.pdf
Q. What do you think of the court surface?

GUILLERMO CORIA: It's like playing on ice. It's very difficult to play on ice.

Greg
11-14-2005, 06:56 AM
It looks like Guillermo Coria has played on ice courts, but he didn't like it.

The clay-court game fails to translate to ice.

Edberg grew up playing on ice courts, so he spent as little time at the baseline as possible.

True story.

Klippy
12-03-2005, 05:09 AM
Nah don't go to Antarctica. It's too hot, too hot to play tennis. You'll melt out there. But go to Mars.

roddick_rulz
12-03-2005, 05:23 PM
ya your overgrips will be on fire

raftermania
02-16-2006, 11:59 PM
JOIN CURRENT WTA/ATP PLAYERS AS THEY ENJOY
THE WAVE OF THE FUTURE, ICE TENNIS!

http://artsweb.uwaterloo.ca/~jdu/images/thetruthisoutthere.JPG

1. Maria Sharapova 2. Martina Hingis 3. Jimmy Wang 4. Rafael Nadal

image source: http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/10676.html

Yours!05
02-17-2006, 12:01 AM
What a find, lol.:)

tennis_nerd22
02-18-2006, 05:31 AM
well, id rather not see any atp pro's playing on ice, they'd hit so hard and run so fast that the ice would melt, and then they'd sink ;) lmao

arky-tennis
02-18-2006, 07:36 AM
I played on ice today. NO BOUNCE what so ever. Western grippers beware.

vinky
03-02-2006, 12:32 PM
I never even conceived ice tennis until I visited this thread

tedmeister
03-02-2006, 08:29 PM
JOIN CURRENT WTA/ATP PLAYERS AS THEY ENJOY
THE WAVE OF THE FUTURE, ICE TENNIS!

http://artsweb.uwaterloo.ca/~jdu/images/thetruthisoutthere.JPG

1. Maria Sharapova 2. Martina Hingis 3. Jimmy Wang 4. Rafael Nadal

image source: http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/10676.html
Is there a correlation between playing lefty and ice tennis prowess? I guess these players got "frozen" in time.:mrgreen: Daniella and the others would have to reconsider their wardrobe choices if this catches on.

vive le beau jeu !
03-05-2006, 04:25 PM
Hey everyone,

I'm packing for my fortnight long journey to Antarctica. I was wondering if there are any natives on this board who are in the tennis loop down there. I'd love to get a knock in with some of the natives, I've heard they have great grass courts down there. Can anyone confirm this?

Thanks, looking forward to it!

don't underestimate the emperors !!!
i used to know one who had a terrific backhand... and they are great fighters !

this sounds like an exotic place for playing tennis (wondering if anybody thought about building the first antarctical tennis court !)
... and there are others !

http://www.ville-carpentras.fr/cps/image/curiosites/tennisavion.jpg
(1925, Ivan Hunger and Gladys Roy)

http://www.atptennis.com/shared/photos/200X150/underwater-atp_valencia.jpg
(2006, costa vs sanchez)

http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/126513main_moonserve_strip3.jpg
(20??, who wanna play with me ?!)

http://www.nasa.gov/vision/universe/solarsystem/30aug_moontennis.html

raftermania
03-06-2006, 10:35 PM
Nice stuff vive, but while this thread should be dedicated to ice tennis. I guess we should respect the other fringe tennis sports.

http://www.beachtennis.com/Resources/mondialiarenabta.jpeg
BEACH TENNIS ANYONE?????

www.beachtennis.com (tw if you plan on adding beach tennis equipment to your inventory, feel free to pull the plug on that link! lol)

vive le beau jeu !
03-07-2006, 12:55 AM
www.beachtennis.com (tw if you plan on adding beach tennis equipment to your inventory, feel free to pull the plug on that link! lol)

eheh... i wanttt the tiger racket !!! :D

Nb: i'm going to post a new thread asking people if they have pictures of amazing/exotic tennis court...