Tennis Warehouse- Australia, SYDNEY Chapter!!!

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  1. HyperHorse

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    Greetings Sydneysiders...
    Let's all get together and be merry and have parties/bbqs/other social activities and of course TENNIS!!!!
    Melbournians will have to set up their own chapter, i'm sorry but unfortunately in the 21st century teleport travel isn't available yet...
    I'd like to have our first meeting sometime in January cause im sure too many people are busy with christmas/family stuff.
    So c'mon OrangeOne/others...
    Let's DO IT!!!!

    If anyone wants to come from Country NSW/Interstate/Overseas,
    that's fine but this chapter is intended PRIMARILY for Sydneysiders..

    So, somebody, anybody... can we agree on a venue/meeting place?
     
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  2. drakulie

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    Hyper, I thought there was one guy who stated in your other thread he would be willing to meet up??

    Good luck with starting the chapter.
     
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  3. LanEvo

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    i would join but i dont live in sydney sry
     
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  4. chiapants226

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    sydney is overrated. melbourne is the place to be :D
     
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  5. hoons

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    Im a proud sydneysider. Boy does Sydney sure kick melbournes butt :) Where abouts are you Hyper?
     
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  6. HyperHorse

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    Wooohooo!!!
    Im on the southside but willing to play anywhere...
    Feel free to add me to msn...
     
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  7. HyperHorse

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    So what does everyone like to drink?
     
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    southside??


    I'm opposite right up on the northside
     
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  9. HyperHorse

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    Well, you want to play?
    Where do u want to play?
    email me.
    i.like.red.dwarf@gmail.com
     
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  10. Moz

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    I'm on the the opposite side of the world but am considering a trip for a few weeks. I'd like to play some tournaments - can you post a link to a tournament schedule in the NSW / Sydney area?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  11. LanEvo

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    i like to drink water
     
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  14. daddy.dirtsurfer

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    Alrighty Hyperhouse...might ask my friends about this.
     
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  15. hoons

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    Hells yeah, we're getting a little bit of a gathering going here. Sorry i haven't replied, been away for the holidays. I'm in the inner-west sorta area. We should post what sorta level we play at too, that might help. I reckon i'm a 4.5ish sorta player - but easily intimidated :)
     
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  16. HyperHorse

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    I'm really itching to play since i got my Yonex strung up...
    I wish this cold weather would GO AWAY!!!
    I feel like we're back in June or something...
    THIS IS NOT SUMMER ARGH!!!
    I'm probably around the same as you, Toons..
    But a little rusty..
     
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  17. HyperHorse

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    Another bump/update..
    Doesn't it drive u nuts when you remember some girl that you used to flirt with but totally screwed it up with in high school?
    Well I've been going thru this ever since i found this girl on Facebook.
    Tracked her down and spoke to her mother (i think) left name and phone number...
    Waiting on phone call...
    ARGH!!!
     
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  18. Rickson

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    Hyper, let me give you some advice in all seriousness. Don't wait around for the phone call. If this girl hasn't seen you in years, she probably won't call anyway because she may not remember you. There's no need to stress over something as petty as a phone call. If she calls, then great, take it from there. If not, don't stress, it's simply not worth it.
     
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  19. HyperHorse

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    Um.. thanks Rickson...
    At least i got to hear something supportive from you...
    Anyone going to the Medibank International?
    $20 access for show courts?!?!?!? WOOHOO!!!!
    I know I'll be there a few days...
    Who wants to meet up?
     
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  20. Rickson

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    Well, come on. If there's one thing I know, it's women. ;)
     
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  21. zapvor

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    outstanding to see you starting a chapter way out there. post some pics after the meets! the AO is coming up too.
     
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  22. HyperHorse

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    I won't be going to the AO... :-(
    Maybe next yr....
     
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    aw, why not mate
     
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    After thinking about this, I'd bet that she would remember me...
    After she broke my heart after i worked up the courage to ask her out in yr 9, she started to flirt with me again a year later or so...
    Then in Yr 11 she asked if I could forgive her and if we could go out.. and i refused, out of pride...
    The regrets of a wasted youth...
    *sigh*
     
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  25. Rickson

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    How do you know she's not married by now? So many things could have happened since then. With so much time having passed, don't you think it's time to give someone else a try? As the farmers say, don't put all your eggs in one basket.
     
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  26. HyperHorse

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    I've found some recent photos of her on the web.
    She is rather skinny, no way she has had children...
     
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    Skinny chicks couldn't have had children? Come on, dude. How long has it been exactly? The reason you don't want to get hung up on any 1 chick is because she might have hooked up with someone else, she might not feel anything for you anymore, or she has other interests (career). The more time that's passed, the less of a chance you have so keep that in mind.
     
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  28. HyperHorse

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    Hey i added you to msn!!

    Anyway i guess all the Sydney people are MIA on holiday until the new year...
    So I probably won't get a hit until sometime next week...
    *waits*
     
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  29. HyperHorse

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    Well I'm pleased to announce that Daddy.dirtsurfer and I shall be having a hit next Sunday the 6th of January..
    If anyone else wants to come along, just add me to msn and i shall give u the details..
    Either that or email me.
    i.like.red.dwarf@gmail.com
     
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  30. hoons

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    thats sounds cool. adding you now.....
     
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  31. HyperHorse

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    Didn't see you add me...
    My email address is not the same as my msn address....
    Click on my profile.
     
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  32. HyperHorse

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    *BUMP*
    Come on Sydneysiders...
    I know there are more of you out there!!!!
     
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  33. HyperHorse

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    Just letting everyone know Hoons will also be coming along...
    Just later in the day, daddy.dirtsurfer and i shall be hitting in the morning...
    Got 4 cans of balls, woohoo!!
    ITS TIME TO PARTY!!!
     
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  34. garbage

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    Wouldn't mind a hit, but the weekend is just too busy for me! :(
     
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    Hey garbage,

    We can organise a date and time for the weekend next time. Happy new year! Sorry I haven't been in touch with you since Melbourne.
     
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  36. HyperHorse

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    Yes well I had a hit with daddy.dirtsurfer and hoons...
    Both seperately since dirtysurfer had to do stuff in the afternoon..
    Was pretty humid, then it just got hot and humid..
    Was about 30degrees C and at least 90% humidity...
    Drank about 2 litres of water and didn't go to the toilet until some time later...
    So it was a challenging day after not playing for almost a year.
    I played pretty average/rusty, thanks guys for the practise.
    Hoons and i practised and also played a rather... uneventful practise set.
    Now i just need to work out a plan/path to get back to my old self...
     
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  37. idioteque

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    Good to see there's a Sydney chapter starting up, I'm in the Inner West myself, around Leichhardt. I'm off to Melbourne in a week so I'll definitely pay more attention to happenings here when i get back.
     
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  38. HyperHorse

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    Woohoo!! Another person!!!
    So where do you play, and what are the courts like there???
    Looking forward to the next meetup...
     
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  39. idioteque

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    I usually go to Haberfield Tennis Centre, they have about 10 synthetic grass courts there that are in pretty good shape. Every now and then my friend and I splurge and go out to the Olympic Centre courts for a hit.
    I'm glad there's some meetups being organised around these parts finally, I'll do my best to get to them as often as possible, good times ahead!
     
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  40. HyperHorse

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    How much is court hire, sir?
    Who is up for a get together at this venue?
     
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  41. basiljunk

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    I may as well make my first post my official application for membership. I'm up in the social/tennis wasteland that is the North Shore.
     
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    Eh? Social = Newport Arms / tennis = NSTA heh heh :shock:
     
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    Woot Sydney!!! Yeh!! I'm in the lower North Shore area and it is a real social tennis area with very very few serious players. I go to uni really really far away though so i'm only here during uni breaks. On the bright side. There is an indoor tennis centre near my uni and its a really nice place with good players and the indoor courts are sorta a novelty in the metro sydney region. It does get really cold though in rural NSW which is a pain :cry:.
     
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    HEY!!!
    Welcome new people!!!
    So.. where does everyone play at?
    Looking for some regular social tennis for some decent practise...
    Maybe when we get enough numbers we can settle on a venue and have our own social tennis get together...
     
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  46. basiljunk

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    I've never really strayed too far from the courts that are just over the road from my house, up here in Hornsby.
    I'd be willing to travel for a decent hit, though. I'm so sick of this crappy synthetic turf/sand surface that all the courts around here have.
     
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    Hey TPro, me lower north shore as well. Indoor tennis in the country? Wow that does sound kind of unusual, why indoors out there? (wherever there is)

    Hey Basiljunk - Tood Woodbridge hates artificial grass, but it's what we all have to play on isn't it, I agree with you 100% and don't think it's actually any good for developing anyone's game but it's all we have isn't it??? Yeah Hornsby isn't a dynamo still at least its' affordable...
     
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    Yeh I thought indoor courts in the country were pointless too until winter came and frost and ice were everywhere in the morning and it gets crazily cold. Now I can see why the Americans have so many indoor courts in comparison to us.

    And I agree with the synthetic grass being terrible but it really is all we have around here. I would prefer a legitimate hard court or clay court over them any day of the week being the baseliner I am. The other thing about the synthetic grass courts is that all of them seem to play at different speeds. I've played on one that was so fast it felt like grass (there are grass courts in a centre near my place but its kind of a novelty) and another that was slow and the ball bounced quite high so you really dont know what to expect until you actually start playing on it.
     
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  49. OrangeOne

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    Artificial grass...
    • Doesn't take spin well
    • Is (usually) too fast to help people learn to construct a point
    • Doesn't provide good grip
    • Wears unevenly
    • Is often installed poorly / maintained poorly so it bunches or lumps or rips
    • Is bad if you fall on it (often burns you instead of just scraping)
    • Has inconsistent bounce
    • Is annoying due to the sand
    • Absorbs sound
    • Is inconsistent to slide on
    ... it's solitary good point, is that if it's installed well...
    • it drains well after rain, and is playable sooner than 'most any other surface.
    I hate the stuff, and yet I too spend my life playing on it, as we all know, almost every court in greater sydney is covered in it!
     
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  50. HyperHorse

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    Well... You guys haven't come across the newer brands of synthetic grass?
    Evergreen is pretty good, not sure where they're using it...
    But the courts@ Primrose Park in Neutral Bay are pretty good..
    Fast, take to slice well, low bounce..good grip..
    Courts@Moore Park look similiar too.
     
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