Tennis is Taipei Taiwan

Discussion in 'Tennis Travel' started by eidolonshinobi, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. eidolonshinobi

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    Hey TT'ers,

    I haven't posted in a long while since I've moved to Taiwan for a year long quest to study abroad.

    Since I'm here for the long haul, I just wanted to let those out here (or those coming to Taipei) I'm always available to play some good ole tennis (sets, rallies, etc.) I live very close to National Taiwan University (台大)。

    Just hit me up here!
     
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  2. onehandbh

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    I'll be visiting Taipei for about a week towards the end of November,
    but will be there for work. Might have some time after my job finishes.
     
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  3. eidolonshinobi

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    great! Just let me know when you're available.
     
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  4. onehandbh

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    I'll be there Dec 1 -7, but working for some of those days. Won't know my
    exact work days until some time next week.
    Not sure where my hotel will be but probably somewhere in Taipei.
     
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  5. eidolonshinobi

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    Alright! Looking forward to it.
     
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  6. dr325i

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    Was there last month and had my gear with me!
    Will be back the week after Chinese new year. Staying as usual at the Far East Shangri-la....
    Will contact you!
     
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  7. eidolonshinobi

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    Awesome! I'm a student at NTU so we can use the courts here.
     
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  8. onehandbh

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    Are there indoor courts at NTU? Looks like rain it's raining.
     
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  9. eidolonshinobi

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    Negative. Winter here in Taipei is raining season apparently...I didn't know that coming into the country haha. Hopefully the heavens will line up with our scheduled play.
     
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  10. zapvor

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    can you take a picture of the courts please? curious to see
     
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  11. dr325i

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    Hey,

    Will be in Taipei from saturday, feb 23 - thursday, feb 28

    Would love to hit saturday, sunday and possibly wednesday evening!

    Should i bring my gear??
     
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  12. eidolonshinobi

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    I'm a solid 4.0 if it's worth your time! I'm always down to hit with fellow TT'ers!
     
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    Perfect!

    Can you set something up for Saturday AND Sunday (23 + 24) and let me know where to meet you?
    I arrive TPE on the 23rd at 14:30. We could meet at 18:00 or so for TWO hours of hitting.
    I am covering the cost of the courts!

    Let me know at dradic011 AT hotmail com

    Thanks!
     
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  14. whizzard

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    i'll be in taipei probably middle of March. can I just borrow an extra racquet from you if we can play?
     
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  15. eidolonshinobi

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    Sorry bud, I actually only brought one racquet here and never had to worry about string breakage so much as I use poly as my main set up. And string labor is much cheaper here than in the US
     
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  16. eidolonshinobi

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    Sure thing! We should be able to play at National Taiwan University courts. They even have red clay courts (only 2).
     
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  17. dr325i

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    Cool.
    However, I prefer the HC.
    If you prefer clay, we can do it...
     
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  18. eidolonshinobi

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    I'm much rather at home on HC. I was just stating that there are red clay courts here in Taipei. I'm from SoCal so the only "clay" courts we have are hartru, so it was definitely a must do for me.
     
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  19. dr325i

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    Great!
    email me at dradic011 at hotmail com or let me know your email address to connect.
    It is about 4 weeks away ;)
     
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  20. Boricua

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    Off topic but, are you still using the VCore 97 Tour, 330? If so, can you give me your present impressions ?
     
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    Tennis anyone? Feb 12 to 15, 2013

    Hi,

    I am making a short trip to Taipei next week, just wondering if anyone out there would like to hit some balls?

    Calvin
    p.s. Pls response to kowaipang@yahoo.com
     
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  22. eidolonshinobi

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    Sorry I will be celebrating Chinese New Year with my gal.
     
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  23. zapvor

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    so. you cant take a pic of the courts?
     
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  24. eidolonshinobi

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    I mainly play at NTU, I haven't gotten around to taking some updated video but look to it in the future. You can google the courts until then ?
     
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  25. dr325i

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    We can film it during out hit on 23 + 24th ;)
     
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  26. zapvor

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    NTU is fine. i look forward to it!
     
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  27. dr325i

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    Great two days of hitting at the fastest Hard Courts I have ever hit on...
    Man, my HCs in Dallas are going to feel like red clay this week :)

    Thsanks again for taking your time and for introducing me to your buddies...
     
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  28. eidolonshinobi

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    It was definitely a pleasure to be able to hit with you for a couple of days!
    And congrats again on your new gift to the world! :)
     
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  29. plee12

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    Hello eidolonshinobi,

    I will be traveling from Califronia to Taipei in mid-April and would like to hook up with you to play some tennis.

    Will you be available?

    Thank you,

    Peter
     
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  30. eidolonshinobi

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    I should be available, yes :)

    Just contact me through email and we can work out the details.
     
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  31. plee12

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    eidolonshinobi,

    Thanks for your prompt reply. I'm really looking forward to playing with you.

    I can't seem to find your email address. I clicked on your name, selected "View Public Profile", and it shows no contact information.

    I'm brand new to this forum, so please forgive my ignorance. :-(

    Thank you,

    Peter
     
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  32. plee12

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    Your Email Address

    eidolonshinobi,

    The staff at Tennis Warehouse just explained to me that I won't be able to access your contact info until after I've made 50 posts. That explains why I can't find your email address.

    When you have a chance, can you please look at this post that I had put up on Craigslist over a week ago (and got zero response by the way):

    http://taipei.craigslist.com.tw/act/3625162933.html

    Just go ahead and reply to my Craigslist post, and I will automatically get your email address that way.

    I prefer not to put my email address directly in a reply post on this forum, because spammers will lock onto it.

    Thank you,

    Peter
     
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  33. eidolonshinobi

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    Done.

    As were my sentiments :)
     
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  34. plee12

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    Hello eidolonshinobi,

    Just want to give you a quick update.

    I will be leaving for Taipei April 11th and arriving on the 12th. Hope you're still up for some tennis?

    If so, can you please send me an email with your local contact info? I hope you still have my email address? Once I arrive in Taipei, I will buy a local SIM card for my iPhone. I will give you my mobile number at that time.

    Thank you,

    Peter
     
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  35. eidolonshinobi

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    Hey Peter,

    Just click on my profile to send me an email. I can't seem to contact you through your craigslist profile...

    I should be available for Saturday. I don't get off work on Friday until 4:30.
     
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  36. plee12

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    eidolonshinobi,

    I'm in Taipei now.

    Remember I can't send you an email by clicking on your profile. Your email contact info is not visible to me, yet, because since I'm a new member to this forum, I have not posted enough entries.

    Anyway, I got my local SIM card, so please give me a call at 0919-194-434. I don't always have my phone turned on, so in case I don't pick up, just leave a short message, and I'll call you right back.

    Thank you,

    Peter
     
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  37. yuen.t

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    Hi,

    I'm looking for a hitting partner on weekends in Taipei. I'm male, 35, USTA 4.0 and would like play with someone who hits the ball with pace.

    Drop me an email at w.tan.00@cantab.net if you're up for it ... thanks!
     
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  38. tx tennis mom

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    are you still in Taipei, available to play July 12 - July 24? We would be staying near NTU as well.
     
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  39. wangs78

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    Anyone in TPE want to play tennis from 9/5 to 9/20? I may be out of TPE for a few days during that timespan but will have racquet and would love to hit.

    Thanks
     
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  40. Nextman916

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    Hey wangs I'll be in similar situation in Taipei from around the 8th to the 24th this month but will be traveling a block in between as well. If you're interested in hitting please message me your email/contact details and we'll sort out a meetup. I'm familiar with some courts in the area
     
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  41. Maryborichard

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    Imma be in TW in December - Anyone interested? I'm like 3.5
     
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  42. olidel

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    Hi eidolonshinobi,
    I have read you play at NTU. I was wondering what are the fees per hour and where to book a court?
    How about the clay courts? Are they exclusive to students of NTU?
    Thanks
    Olidel

    PS: I'm 4.0 and occasionally would like to hit the ball with other tennis players than my regular mate...
     
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  43. acesful

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    Hi guys..I'm going to be in Taipei for a few days with my wife, and would love to get a hit.
    I'm going to be available to hit on Sat 29 Aug or Sun 20 Aug..I can access the courts at the American
    Club. My standard is 3.5

    My email address is chau88@gmail.com

    Cheers,

    Chris.
     
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