Where can I hit i Melbourne during Aussie open?

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  1. peoplespeace

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    Im going for the Aussie open for the first and really looking forward. Afriend has told me that it will be very difficult to find a club to hit at during the open. Im arriving on the 9th and wold love to have a chance to hit with somebody who has access to a court, local or visitor.

    Arent there public courts in Melbourne where one can get lucky and find somebody to play with?

    Any advice will be much appreciated!

    Im a 5.0 and will hit with players of all levels even pros! :)
     
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  2. Pozza

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    Very rare to even see a public court in Melbourne
     
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  3. peoplespeace

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    OK ic. U have any info about a club where i can take lessons and maybe get lucky and have a friendly match or an academy where i can train for two weeks?
     
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    There aren't any public courts I know of in the central city or close by to arena. However there are many clubs just outside of the city where you can play. Where will you be staying?
     
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  5. peoplespeace

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    I will be staying in St.Kilda.
     
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    Excellent! Id love to have a hit and thanks for the graet info! :)

    I arrive wednesday at midnight so how about thursday late afternoon or evening for a hit? I see albert reserve has a cardio tennis workout at 7 pm that i will try to sign up for. Would u be available for a hit at 5pm or 6pm thursday?? If not just let me know when. I prefer morning or late afternoon/evening so i can go see tennis during the day even during the qualy week.

    Albert resere also have some group lessons at 28 AUD/hr (!) that i will look into.

    Are u Australian and do u live near St.Kilda?
     
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  8. christo

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    I grew up in Melbourne and it's really sad to to see the state of tennis there. I stayed near a nice club recently and hardly ever saw anyone on the courts.
    Thank God I moved to the States or I probably would have taken up another hobby :cry:
     
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  9. ramos77

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    Awesome. Do you arrive this week or next week?

    I can do any week day(besides Mondays) at 6pm or later.

    I was born here, and live about 15 mins drive from St Kilda..

    Email me and I'll give you my number

    :)
     
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  10. peoplespeace

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    Sounds good! I arrive this wednesday. Ill send u an email right away!
     
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    I´m not sure how it is nowsays, but when i used to work at Albert Reserve as coach, back in 2002, Albert Reserve used to be practice courts for the Aussie Open-players. Dont know if its still that way today, but i presume so
     
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  12. ramos77

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    Booked a court, emailed you my details. Call me Wednesday night to chat and confirm everything.

    Albert Reserve is only open from 7pm to 10pm, as above the players use it to practice...
     
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  13. ramos77

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    Awesome hit peoplespace! Thank you! Albert Reserve courts are awesome. Sooo much visibility

    Great to play someone better than me, haven't been run around like that for a long time. Perfect weather!

    See you next week!

    :)
     
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  14. peoplespeace

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    Thank you too, it was great fun! Looking forward to next time! And thank you for the nice words :) If i come back next year i know we'll both be running each other around! Yeah great courts really and so nice late afternoon weather. Went and saw Fed, Djok, Tsonga, Azarenka, Serena and lovely Ana I playing points, joking around and dancing gangnam style at Rod Laver arena yesterday! What a treat! :) :)
     
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