what do you say when book a court?

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  1. cayafa

    cayafa New User

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    can any english speaking people tell me what do you usually say when booking tennis court by phone?
    for instance on a friday,i want to book a court on next thursday from 9-11am in the morning.
     
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  2. Fedinkum

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    "i want to book a court next thursday from 9-11am in the morning" sounds fine! Add "please" may even get you the nicer court?
     
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    thank you! i usually put "On" or "for" before next thursday. are they wrong? and i never add "please"at the end. that's good advice!
     
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    if i say next thursday on friday,does it mean coming thursday or thursday after coming thursday?
     
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  5. BIGJ98

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    Just say the Thursday then the month and date
     
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    For example, I want a court for next Thursday October 31
     
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    Adding "on" was grammatically correct. Since it was for a phone conversation, I didn't mind leaving out the "on" to keep it more casual.

    Bty, on is for date, at is for time.
     
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    Actually, "on" wouldn't be correct in context theoretically. If one says "I want to book a court on Thursday" it would mean that the person wants to perform the act of booking a court on Thursday.

    I think the proper word to use in this context is "for", rather than "on".
     
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    That clears it up for me, too!! Tks!!
     
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    Representative : Florida Beach Hotel, how can I help you?
    Player : I want to reserve a tennis court for this Sunday afternoon.
    Rep : let me check the schedule. What time do you want to use the court?
    Player : me and my friends like to play from 4pm to 7pm. Is that possible?
    Rep : yes. You can use the court from 4pm to 7pm.
    Player : that's good. what's the fee per hour? Do you charge it by court or players count?
    Rep : we charge it by players count. $15 per person per hour. Would you like to book it?
    Player : yes please.
    Rep : I need your name and phone no. Please.
    Player : my name is Rafael Federer and my phone no. is 911-911-9111
    Rep : thank you. Is there anything else I can help you with?
    Player : no. That's it. Bye bye
    Rep : bye bye

    Since we had 4people to play doubles and that's $180 for 3hours.
    We end up playing at public tennis courts that I found on google maps. Thanks to google map service.
    After I found public courts I called hotel and canceled the booking. They took it easily.
     
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