Hypothetical: You win lotto. What/how much would you spend on tennis

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  1. HughJars

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    If I won lotto, aside from everything else (houses, cars, donations to charity, family) I would give up work and get one on one tennis lessons twice a day. I would pretty much spend my life trying to become the best tennis player I could possibly be.

    This would include fitness trainers and physios.

    I would build a private court at the back of my house.

    Id go and play as many tournaments as I could.

    I'd travel to any tournaments Id be keen to see anywhere in the world, and sit courtside.

    If you won lotto, what tennis related stuff would you spend it on?
     
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  2. rk_sports

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    Depends on the amount.. but heck let's assume a LOT ;)

    Private Tennis court
    Season tickets for GS + Masters
    Full-time coach, trainer
    Start a local kickass tournament
    Memberships of nice tennis clubs around (Malibu, Riviera, etc)
     
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  3. max pl

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    If I won the lottery i'd move to a new house where I could build my own private courts.
    One hard court and one clay court.

    Thats all I actually ever dream about regarding tennis. Trainers, coaches, etc... none of that is important.

    And at $50k to build a court, I may actually do that one day if I buy a house.
     
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  4. Govnor

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    Tough one. Private lessons for sure, a lot of them (never actually had one).

    Beyond that...I don't know actually. I'd love to get some court side seats at big events I guess.
     
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  5. max

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    Great question! I don't know the amount of money you're considering, but I would:

    (a) buy a tennis club, and make sure it had a very comfortable bar/restaurant, with a private room to one side (so that I could invite friends over for dinners and such).

    (b) buy a Volvo 850 station wagon.

    (c) buy another wife; heck in America pretty soon we'll make that legal, too! (joke, bud)

    (d) start a community foundation focusing on helping single mothers (there are tons here, economically fragile and losing the race), making grants to Catholic publications, and helping start small businesses. I like small business and could mentor this stuff.
     
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  6. The Isomotion31

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    1) devote more time to playing and getting better myself

    2) build a stadium

    3) host charity events and tournaments

    4) contact playboy to assist in a breast cancer awareness playboy collabo topless women's charity tournament that will always be played in the first week of May. All games will be played on hard court with the exception of the final which will be determined by a spin of the wheel.
     
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  7. Lukhas

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    I don't know. But what I know, is that Angell Tennis' going to be motherf*cking rich.
     
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  8. r2473

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    I'd get my racquet restrung and buy a can of balls.
     
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  9. Sentinel

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    If i won the Lotto, I'd start buying tournaments. I'd rig the draws, slow the courts and fix matches so my favorite player Rafa can keep winning till he is 55 years old.
     
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  10. jswinf

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    A new can?

    I dunno, I might feel obligated to take up golf...
     
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  11. norbac

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    I would buy a raccoon.
     
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  12. Hood_Man

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    I'd probably hire coaches, nutritionists, fitness instructors, sports psychologists etc and become as good a tennis player as possible, and proceed to become the Eddie the Eagle of Wimbledon 8)
     
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  13. tennisplayer1993

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    Buy a large house with an indoor hard court with rebound ace. And a outdoor grass with pre-Wimbledon 2001 grass. I would also buy a plethora of rackets and strings. I probably would also make sure the house has a pool.
     
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  14. Lukhas

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    ^Get some good old Decoturf, you amateur... :) Can't believe you'd get Rebound Ace with your avatar. Don't forget to copy Roddick's serve if you really want some results on those surfaces! Although you're not going to play outside a lot. :|
     
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  15. tennisplayer1993

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    :). Hahaha so true. I forgot he won his only slam on Decoturf.

    I have tried imitating Roddick's serve, I almost popped my shoulder out of my arm socket. I actually use Joachim Johansson's service motion.
     
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  16. Lukhas

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    I also tried an abbreviated motion, but I disliked the momentum on my shoulder. I think you can combine his footwork on serve with a "down together up together" motion. Or so I try, since I'm more comfortable with a quick serve rhythm. I also found I'm unable to have a proper pinpoint service motion... :lol: EDIT: Ironically enough, Johansson was the one who go the shoulder problems...
     
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  17. tennisplayer1993

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    Same. I do emulate his backhand however. Somehow its my most powerful groundstroke despite being Roddick's weaker wing throughout his career. Emulate Nadal's forehand mostly due to fact I'm a left hander.
     
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  18. Lukhas

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    When I try to work a motion, I use slo-motion videos and try to link common threads between multiples pro serves. At real speed I don't think I can correctly grasp what's actually going on...

    For example, I still can find similarities between this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91IxRV4RDt8
    And this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InYd8IrFnkU

    Although with the number of frams I'm gonna burst trying so, Angell indeed is going to be rich. Ironically enough, getting two Angell frames would cost roughly the same (if not less) as getting 2 retail "endorsed" frames at TWE since I'm French. Lucky Americans...

    Little addition: if I win lotto, I definitely change of tennis clubs. Courts are beyond horrendous, having holes and such. That's what happens with poorly maintained clay...
     
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  19. Seth

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    This is similar to how I would spend my money.

    First and foremost would be to start a tennis club. I would offer both indoor and outdoor courts, both having hard and clay court options. Attach to it a pro shop and a cafe/restaurant.

    I would also buy and old house and outfit it as a wedding venue. Those things are cash cows.
     
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  20. Timbo's hopeless slice

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    you know what?

    most of that, actually, except maybe the lessons would be more of a 'paid hit' with other coaches, it's a bit late to change anything in my game!

    maybe also a really epic ball machine for my new private court

    I wouldn't mind having a go at the world seniors tour. (dream big!)
     
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  21. max

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    Yeah, timbo, it would be kind of interesting to be in a position to "budget" a year and just do a bunch of usta/European tourneys.
     
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  22. librarysteg

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    I spend too much time thinking about this very thing. I would like to follow the tour for an entire year. I think it would be an amazing way to see the world for the first time. I like plotting which 250's and 500's I'd choose each week.

    I'd also pay Stefan Edberg to give me private lessons :)
     
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  23. v-verb

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    yep I would love to meet some of the top players as well.

    $$$ allow many privileges
     
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  24. tennisplayer1993

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    That would be awesome. I would love traveling around Europe and Asia for events.
     
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  25. westside

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    I would travel to the other three slams, try and meet some players. But that's about it.
     
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  26. tennisplayer1993

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    My life time goal is go to one Wimbledon Final.
     
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  27. West Coast Ace

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    Check. Maybe with an inflatable bubble.

    Check. last wk of the 4 majors, Dubai, IW, Queens, Canada, Tokyo, Shanghai, Paris, WTF every yr - then throw in a few small ones every yr to mix things up.

    Assuming I won enough I'd buy a place in EU and join a club over there - Monte Carlo CC if possible. :)
     
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  28. NoZak Djokovic

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    1) buy a house and build clay courts
    2) go to every Grand Slam
    3) Spend tons of money on apparel
     
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  29. NoZak Djokovic

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    i saw the federer/ Murray final in 2012, bit of a let down considering the result and the fact that we had an arrogant swiss twit infront of us
     
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