I guarantee free food and shelter in beautiful Copenhagen

Discussion in 'Tennis Travel' started by peoplespeace, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. peoplespeace

    peoplespeace Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2009
    Messages:
    539
    to anybody who plays better than me and who is interested in playing 2-3 hrs a day in my club! This offer is only valid for september 2012! :shock:

    PS My level is 5.0.

    PPS If u dont play better than me, u leave my city and never return! :twisted:
     
    #1
  2. r2473

    r2473 Legend

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2006
    Messages:
    7,014
    And free travel? Upfront?

    I'm confident I can improve from 4.0 to 5.0 while on the plane. I'll read "Winning Ugly" and "Inner Game of Tennis". And study vectors.
     
    #2
  3. peoplespeace

    peoplespeace Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2009
    Messages:
    539
    Sure, free travel, on the Concord! :)

    Im sure u already read those books and i dont think u improve 1.0 each time u read them!
     
    #3
  4. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Messages:
    19,667
    Location:
    Central Florida
    We almost took a side trip to Copenhagen a few weeks ago while I was in Berlin. Maybe next summer...
     
    #4
  5. peoplespeace

    peoplespeace Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2009
    Messages:
    539
    Yeah i think that would have been worth it, also becus travel by train or air between cph and Berlin has become so cheap, like 30-40 euros!

    Stay tuned for my offers for next summer! :)
     
    #5
  6. West Coast Ace

    West Coast Ace G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2005
    Messages:
    13,478
    Location:
    So Cal
    Did you get a hit or two on the red clay of Berlin? Trip report? (new thread)
     
    #6
  7. Failed

    Failed Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2008
    Messages:
    575
    So when do you want to play :) I am not claiming to be better than you however...
     
    #7
  8. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Messages:
    19,667
    Location:
    Central Florida

    I got to play indoors once on a weird carpet with green sand on top of it. My last day I was able to finally play on red clay. It was soooooooo slow, but I liked it. Check out the pics below:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    #8
  9. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Messages:
    19,667
    Location:
    Central Florida

    I shall be here.
     
    #9
  10. West Coast Ace

    West Coast Ace G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2005
    Messages:
    13,478
    Location:
    So Cal
    Great pictures. Thanks for sharing.

    That red clay court looks beautiful. I'm not a fan of the sanded courts - but that indoor facility does look nice - reminds me of some very early mornings before moving out to LA.
     
    #10
  11. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Messages:
    19,667
    Location:
    Central Florida

    It's interesting. After 1 set, the red clay gets REALLY chewed up by the baseline. You do need to brush it after every set whereas Har-Tru is not quite as bad in that regard. Also, Germany is so far north that the middle pic is only about an hour past noon. With the low sun on that 1 side in the summer you cannot see a lob to save your life. It reminds me of Florida in the winter.
     
    #11
  12. MAXXply

    MAXXply Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 29, 2008
    Messages:
    1,625
    Location:
    Sydney
    That's great! I will see you next week. Even if I beat you I won't need to stay with you and eat your normal Danish food - I am visiting my good friend from home, Princess Mary and her husband Crown Prince Frederik. I am very excited to be catching up with my old school friend Mary. She is enjoying being a Royal these days, I hear.
     
    #12
  13. peoplespeace

    peoplespeace Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2009
    Messages:
    539
    Are u in copenhagen? What is ur level?
     
    #13
  14. peoplespeace

    peoplespeace Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2009
    Messages:
    539
    Sounds great! I actually do know that couple ur talking about so ill just check if ur story is true! :shock: Since u also know them maybe we can invite them for lunch at the club!
     
    #14
  15. Failed

    Failed Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2008
    Messages:
    575
    I'm in Oulu, Finland :) And I am a low A-class player.
     
    #15
  16. MAXXply

    MAXXply Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 29, 2008
    Messages:
    1,625
    Location:
    Sydney
    Frederik's brother Crown Prince Joachim actually learnt some tennis in Sydney in the mid 80s, under the tutelage of Copenhagen-based Aussie coach Ross Jones, whose wife was Danish I think. Jones had an academy in Sydney at the time.
    I will check with Princess Mary if she and Frederik can join us for mixed doubles(?) but I think they are hosting President Assad of Syria or King Abdullah of Jordan and I will have to babysit their children. :(
     
    #16
  17. peoplespeace

    peoplespeace Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2009
    Messages:
    539
    Ok didnt know that Prince (not Crown Prince mind u!) Joachim had tried to go pro in those days, im glad that he had something to fall back on!

    Yes they are hosting a "most prominent dictators in the IOC"-dinner for Assad, Abdullah and Mugabe. I think Mugabes children are in their sixties, are those the ones ur babysitting??
     
    #17
  18. peoplespeace

    peoplespeace Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2009
    Messages:
    539
    OK lets play on the tundra Centre court on Sunday!
     
    #18
  19. Failed

    Failed Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2008
    Messages:
    575
    I see that you did not take my proposition seriously :/
     
    #19
  20. SoBad

    SoBad Legend

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    7,746
    Location:
    shiran
    I thought the concord only used to go to London and Paris and has already fallen down some years ago. Are they flying again these days? Is it from JFK?
     
    #20
  21. peoplespeace

    peoplespeace Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2009
    Messages:
    539
    I didnt know u were being serious!
     
    #21
  22. peoplespeace

    peoplespeace Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2009
    Messages:
    539
    Oh it fell down?? Thats too bad, i guess im not guaranteeing free travel then......
     
    #22
  23. r2473

    r2473 Legend

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2006
    Messages:
    7,014
    #23
  24. peoplespeace

    peoplespeace Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2009
    Messages:
    539
    #24
  25. Failed

    Failed Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2008
    Messages:
    575
    I was being 10char serious!
     
    #25
  26. peoplespeace

    peoplespeace Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2009
    Messages:
    539
    So where do u suggest we play?!
     
    #26
  27. Failed

    Failed Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2008
    Messages:
    575
    Where do you suggest we play? If you have spare time in September you are free to stay at my place too. There are indoor tennis courts just 500m away from my place.
     
    #27
  28. peoplespeace

    peoplespeace Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2009
    Messages:
    539
    Tx for the offer! But my plan is to stay in copenhagen in september. What level is low class A player?
     
    #28
  29. r2473

    r2473 Legend

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2006
    Messages:
    7,014
    I have the plane reservation made and the books on order.

    All I need is your credit card information.

    I'd like to have steak and lobster with a good bottle of wine the first night please.

    Man, this is going to be so fun. I have a feeling we are going to be best friends (as long as your money holds out)
     
    #29
  30. peoplespeace

    peoplespeace Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2009
    Messages:
    539
    VISA No 4091 YOUR MAMA 6688. Go ahead, make the flight!

    Steak and lobster for dinner! Spoken like a true american! U want ketchup or mayo with that?

    See u ASAP BFF!
     
    #30
  31. millicurie999

    millicurie999 Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2011
    Messages:
    402
    Sound like a sequel for......

    [​IMG]
     
    #31
  32. SoBad

    SoBad Legend

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    7,746
    Location:
    shiran
    It fell into France.
     
    #32
  33. r2473

    r2473 Legend

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2006
    Messages:
    7,014
    I had trouble getting the card to process. I called the operator for assistance, and she hung up on me when I gave her the card number. Weird!?

    Anyway, I like my lobster and steak with ketchup like everybody else.

    Mayo seems really weird to me. Is that what Copenhagians like on theirs?
     
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2012
    #33
  34. NLBwell

    NLBwell Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2004
    Messages:
    7,112
    I believe Failed has some YouTube videos. Look around for other threads on TW. I still hate that user name because it is so negative.
     
    #34
  35. peoplespeace

    peoplespeace Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2009
    Messages:
    539
    If he┬Ęs not coming to copenhagen i guess its only of academic interest what his level is, but sure ill check out his video if i find it! I dint sense the negative meaning of his name, maybe becus failure is not in my mental vocabulary :shock:
     
    #35
  36. NLBwell

    NLBwell Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2004
    Messages:
    7,112
    I'm glad you think that way.
     
    #36
  37. Failed

    Failed Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2008
    Messages:
    575
    I never said I am not coming to Copenhagen. Besides, you are trolling so hard on this topic so I it is hard to know if you are serious yourself :(
     
    #37
  38. peoplespeace

    peoplespeace Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2009
    Messages:
    539
    I shouldnt have to recapitulate, but for u I will: I made an invitation for serious players to come to copenhagen and play, u wrote "so when do u want to play?". As any other person would, i assumed that u were therefore in copenhagen or arriving soon or able to arrive soon, so i asked u if u were in copenhagen, to which u replied that u were in Finland - period! U didnt say, im in finland but i will arrive/could arrive on such and such a date or the like. And since im not running a kinder garten or selling a product, i left it there and cracked a joke!
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2012
    #38
  39. chrischris

    chrischris Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2010
    Messages:
    2,768
    I will go to CPH when me and my GF are in Sweden, she's Swedish , we will go to CPH and i can hit with you.
     
    #39
  40. peoplespeace

    peoplespeace Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2009
    Messages:
    539
    I would have loved to but im leaving cph and the cold weather next week!
     
    #40
  41. Sumo

    Sumo Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2010
    Messages:
    613
    Location:
    Chapel Hill
    Isn't that convenient.
     
    #41
  42. 3fees

    3fees Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    Messages:
    2,033
    Location:
    NorCal
    Thanks for sharing cool pics.
     
    #42
  43. peoplespeace

    peoplespeace Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2009
    Messages:
    539
    ?????!!!!!!!!
     
    #43
  44. Thud and blunder

    Thud and blunder Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2006
    Messages:
    767
    PP is the Scarlet Pimpernel of TT.
     
    #44
  45. peoplespeace

    peoplespeace Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2009
    Messages:
    539
    Hey my offer was made during the summer. During the winter ie after 1 oct it is very expensive to play indoors even in ur own club, some 30 usd pr hour. The offer had nothing to do with wintertime tennis. U guys think im rockefeller!? Ill probably make the same offer next summer!
     
    #45
  46. luvforty

    luvforty Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2012
    Messages:
    1,294
    30 aint bad compare to the rates around my neighborhood
     
    #46
  47. peoplespeace

    peoplespeace Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2009
    Messages:
    539
    If u wanna play two hrs a day i get expensive! Especially if im supposed to pay for a guest!
     
    #47

Share This Page