Official 2008 Australian Open TW Meetup thread.

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  1. Duzza

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    Yeah Dendy Park's the lock in. How does 5:30/6:00 sound on the Friday 18th?
     
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    A 3+ hour bash at dendy sounds fine. 18th ok with me atm. Cost?
     
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  3. Duzza

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    I have no idea of the hourly hire there, but I'm sure could get 2 courts from Barry for 20 bucks or even free. He is extremely easy going.
     
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    Court hire is fine - whatever is required we'll pay, and since we're the guests we'll bring the balls.

    Cans of what? Slaz HCourt? Wilson AO? Something else preferred for en-tout-cas?
     
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    I buy Slaz H/C's but Wilson AO are also good. They are the ones I use mostly.
     
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  6. chiapants226

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    asif pay for the courts :p come to templeton, mod grass, but even though its mod grass we can get up to 8 courts for free!!! :D
     
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  7. OrangeOne

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    Do you guys call what we call 'synthetic grass'...'mod grass'? If so, there's no way we're going there :p, if I'm playing 900ks from home I want to play on a good surface for a change :)

    As for balls - we'll get slaz or wilson then.

    Ahhh, looking forward to it. Played 4.5 hours today by accident ;)
     
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    well if you wanna play on en tout cas, i can get courts at wantirna!!! for free as well! its also a lot easier for me :p
     
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  9. Duzza

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    Don't worry about Chia, he's just selfish. He wants all this tennis for himself :D
     
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  10. OrangeOne

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    Duzza is the organiser, we're following his lead whether it's easy or not :p
     
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    hahaha of course im selfish. well but if we're playing at dendy i have no idea how to get there from where i live. dont play too early :p dont wanna have to get up at like 7am to get to dendy park :p
     
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    Hey - in a round-about way I'm catching a plane for this hit :p (Yeah, I'm flying down to meet my mates who are driving down, as I have to work on the weekend).
     
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    hows about we have 2 hits!!! :p one at dendy park, one at wantirna :D just in case i cant make the hit at dendy park, which looks likely at this point in time.
     
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    Wantirna TC is out in the middle of the sticks. Approximately 1hr 45mins traveling time via public transport from anywhere.

    Dendy Park TC on the other hand is easy to access. Especially if coming from the Melbourne Park. Just catch the frankston line from richmond station to moorabbin station, get off and walk for 10mins along nepean highway past south rd and patterson. Can"t miss hit the courts or wall.
     
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    dendy park is about 2+ hours away from me :p im coming from wantirna. need to take a bus to either mitcham or glen waverley which is about 20-30 minutes, take the train to richmond, another 45-50 minutes, take the train to moorabin, another 30-40 minutes on the train, then walk to dendy which you say is about 10 minutes. all that to go to dendy and back home is more time than i'll be actually playing tennis for. if i can get someone to drive me there than i'll be there, but right now it looks unlikely.
     
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  17. Duzza

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    Going to Aussie Open Monday/Tuesday. Going out on Sunday night for my friends 19th so look out for the tired grumpy teenager.

    BTW, what are we all planning to wear on Friday? Just so we are colour coordinated :D jokes..
     
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    Friday week, I'll probably be wearing a white tee shirt and white shorts, pink bandanna or white headband. OR whatever comes off the line first.
     
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    Yeah I saw that pink bandana in another thread that you posted. Now I know that I have DEFINITELY never met you. Because I would have remembered it :D

    Me? I'll be wearing a beautiful Pool Blue adidas top with black shorts ;)
     
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    I'll be wearing Orange.... or more likely blue-purple.

    That said, I have promised my fitness training kids I'd use the tube of pink hair-dye they bought me for christmas.... :). I don't see it happening in the next 8 days though.
     
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    im goin aussie open monday and tuesday as well durham. ground passes monday, vodafone arena tuesday. do you wanna meet up sometime on those days?

    and, btw i wont be able to make the hit on the friday. :(
     
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  22. Duzza

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    Happy birthday to Duzza....Happy birthday to Duzza......come on anyone?
     
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  23. OrangeOne

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    Yppah Yadhtrib Ot Uoy! :)

    Hope you had a great one... me, only 1 day until I fly down, scratch that, only 18 hours or so :)
     
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    don't forget to post pics if your guys meet up...
     
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  25. (FEDERER)vs(NADAL)

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    we haven't booked a hotel yet, most of the ones with a tennis court are fully booked, where are you staying?
     
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  26. chiapants226

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    i'm not sure where all of the players are staying, but i know that some of the players like to come down and stay in crown casino. andy roddick, james blake and sharapova have been known to stay in the crown towers and then go down and play a bit of poker in the gambling area. check it out:
    http://www.crowntowers.com.au/Default.aspx
     
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    and who wants to meet up on mondayy!!!! :)
     
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    thanks for that, looks posh, i'll check crown towers out. i'm keen for a match, i'm only going to the mens semis and final, but arrive one the monday (21st) i'm not sure what time though. what hotel are you at?
     
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  29. chiapants226

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    lol. i live in melbourne :p
     
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    haha, true, i'm an idiot. probably be to difficult to meet up with you guys and have a hit, but i'll bring my racquets just in case (the thought of going a week without tennis is unbearible)
     
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    Can we have a confirmation of the date time and place/cost. And preferably directions for the interstate superstars attending.

    Thank you.
     
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    Are you bringing any hot girls?:)
     
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  34. OrangeOne

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    Thanks for the detailed info Duzz. I'll be there, though I'll (now) have to confirm with regard to my mates. One now is going to the tennis friday, and may not wanna leave at 4:30 to play at 5:30, and the other was the one who was iffy to start with. I'll let you know ASAP.

    PS. I've emailed you my mobile number via profile in the case of rain/disaster. Send yours back if you get a chance....
     
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  35. Duzza

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    Major setback today :(......

    Pulled out my n6.1 95 and played 2 games until I snapped a string. Might have to borrow an n90 just for tomorrow's hit. Excuse me if I play like Federer.
     
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    That's no problem.... I snapped my RDX and so will be playing with a mate's pure drive. I doubt I'll play like anyone but some balls will definitely see the back fence, and possibly without bouncing :)
     
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    Well i've lost all form. Can't serve, can't slice, can't move, shot selection is missing. Elbow is hurting too.
     
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  38. Duzza

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    This is going to be the best hit ever! LOL
     
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    did you guys get together? where are the pics?
     
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  40. Duzza

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    Yeah we got together yesterday arvo for a 3hr bash at Dendy Park. Unfortunately only Equinox, my self and OO were the ones who showed up and I completely forget about taking some pics.....

    We were all definitely around the same level and had a great yet tiring hit!

    Had fun guys!
     
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    duzza, after the aus open, we'll have a hit at melbourne park :D
     
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    The showdown.

    The resulting games we played were all pretty much even. We each had lead/chances against each other and blew them. Quite funny and somewhat frustrating. :oops:

    Duzza has one nice serve action and i must have seen four or five "190" kph aces whizz past before i blocked a few back at his feet. Nice smooth topspin groundstrokes when feet are set. I'm certain when duzzas on song not many would touch his serves or groundies. A class above my hack shots. :)

    Was a new surface for OO. He has big say goodnight forehand when setup. Started using net, slices and dropshots well. Little bit of service jump out to my backhand was troubling my slice returns long. :confused:

    Great to finally get a chance to hit and just fcking run run run. Good pusher workout. ;)

    Thanks for organising the bash duzza. Thanks OO for showing us how nsw tennis is played.
     
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    hey, i just arrived home from aussie. we stayed at the crown towers for 2 nights as they were pretty booked. guess what? on the first night we were there james blake hopped into the elevator next to us!!! haha you were right
     
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    haha told you so. did you go to the casino? i cant wait till im 18, so i can go in there and play some poker :D and did you talk to blake???
    another hotel i knew of was the grand hyatt. damn expensive, but my friend saw jo-wilfried tsonga there and got a photo with him, so thats pretty cool.
     
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    yeah i'm 17 so next year is going to be a ball at the casino! he was with his kids and didn't look like he wanted to be disturbed so i didn't say anything, damn we stayed at the grand hyatt at the start for a night and didn't see anyone (apart from some 1.3 million dollar car parked outside). i probabaly wouldn't have noticed tsonga at the start of the tournament. haha
     
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  46. Duzza

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    James Blake has kids??....
     
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    i'm guessing so, they were with him, and looked like they belonged to him! haha
     
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    Freaky! I don't think he's married! lol...
     
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  49. chiapants226

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    haha i didnt read that properly!!! i didnt know james blake has kids either!?!?! :confused: he isnt married..
     
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    Darn - I thought this thread was a Meetup for watching the Australian Open. I'm in NYC, and it's such a weird time zone for us tennis fans here, I thought it would be nice to get together with some like-minded zombies, since we're all going to be up watching anyway.

    Anyone ... ?
     

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