Contest : Who is going to post the picture of the most amazing/exotic tennis court ?!

mislav

Semi-Pro
GRANITECHIEF said:
Yes, of course she plays. I wouldn't be with a women that didn't play.
LOL! My kinda a guy. ;)

I wish your wife a good honeymoon. Everyone else seems to focus solely on you. Not fair. :mrgreen:
 

GRANITECHIEF

Hall of Fame
mislav said:
LOL! My kinda a guy. ;)

I wish your wife a good honeymoon. Everyone else seems to focus solely on you. Not fair. :mrgreen:
I'll make sure to FOCUS on her to ensure that she has a GOOD time.
 

diegaa

Hall of Fame
MegacedU said:
I disagree, it's about ME and then it's about the court. We have to prioritize here diegaa, you know that. ;)

I was just trying to show everyone the surroundings, I mean that's really what makes it exotic, we all know what hardcourt and white lines look like, I hope.
dont get me wrong here, but all i saw was a couple of plants and you. and i didnt find that exotic nor amazing.
 

MegacedU

Professional
diegaa said:
dont get me wrong here, but all i saw was a couple of plants and you. and i didnt find that exotic nor amazing.
Lol, gee thanks. There's a grass hut in there too, how many courts are surrounded by grass huts? I'm willing to bed not many. I feel like you want me to go back and take it off and apologize for participating in this thread when the picture is totally relevant. But tonight, it's not happening. :) Have a good one.
 

vive le beau jeu !

Talk Tennis Guru
and for those who remember this advertising spot...... ;)
(this one is really exotic !)


......anyone remember ?!

do you at least recognize which player it is ???
 

vive le beau jeu !

Talk Tennis Guru
flower power tennis !

i hope you like it... :rolleyes:

THE CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM
Michael Ming Hong Lin's court installation includes tennis players as part of the artwork.

Painter to use tennis court as canvas
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Sunday, May 8, 2005

Acclaimed Taiwanese artist Michael Ming Hong Lin is transforming a tennis court into an art experience and is offering tennis players the chance to become a moving part of his latest installation.

Lin, with help from local artists, is painting over the former tennis court of the Contemporary Museum's Spalding House. "Tennis Dessus" ("Tennis from Above"), which opens today, incorporates a floral motif designed especially for Hawaii.

Lin will use the work as the setting for a film he is producing locally, the first time that the artist has incorporated film into his installations.

Museum visitors will be able to play one-hour games on the court for the duration of the exhibition, beginning May 17. They will become part of the work, bringing action to Lin's design.

The tennis court installation is part of the museum's "02 Art" project that brings internationally acclaimed artists together with local artists to create installations, performances and other presentations. Their work is not confined to the museum's galleries, however, and has been grounded in such "unconventional spaces" as the tennis court.

Lin, born in Taiwan but raised in Japan and the United States, has earned an international reputation as one of the leading practitioners of large-scale, site-specific installation art. His designs are typically inspired by traditional Chinese and Japanese textile patterns commonly found in the Taiwanese home.

The Contemporary Museum - Honolulu
www.tcmhi.org
 

Noveson

Hall of Fame
I got this

EDIT: Damn, somebody beat me too it, a looooooong time ago. Sorry I missed it. Did a report on this hotel in marketing lol.

OKay unless somebody has already posted I am pretty sure I have this. Tennis court on a helipad on the top of the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai. When you arrive in the airport you are picked up by a Rolls Royce Phantom. THere is pictures of AA and Fed playing there.

 

Faber

Rookie
I personally played at some courts at a 5 star resort in Cuba last December. The courts were about 200m away from the water though and it was humid as hell. I didn't bring any tennis gear and it was brutal playing with what they had there. Fun nonetheless.
 

GRANITECHIEF

Hall of Fame
I am posting some amazing court pictures within this short recap of my trip to Kauai.

The weather was great on arrival:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/granitechief/IMG_0387.jpg

We checked into our vacation house, which you may recognize from "Honeymoon in Vegas":
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/granitechief/IMG_0385.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/granitechief/IMG_0348.jpg

The house had a really cool original whale painting:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/granitechief/IMG_0346.jpg

Then we went to the best breakfast in the world at the Princeville Hotel:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/granitechief/IMG_0354.jpg

While you are eating you are surrounded by infinity pools, sculptures and can watch amazing surf:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/granitechief/IMG_0356.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/granitechief/IMG_0353.jpg

Then we went surfing:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/granitechief/IMG_0350.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/granitechief/IMG_0349.jpg

Finally it was time for tennis on these amazing courts:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/granitechief/IMG_0361.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/granitechief/IMG_0359.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/granitechief/IMG_0360.jpg

Time for the wedding, which was magical:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/granitechief/IMG_0379.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/granitechief/IMG_0381.jpg

I wish i had an underwater camera for the moment when i was being dragged underwater by a 4' diameter sea turtle while snorkeling, which produced an undescribably serene feeling.

And the sun set on my vacation:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/granitechief/IMG_0383.jpg
 

vive le beau jeu !

Talk Tennis Guru
I am posting some amazing court pictures within this short recap of my trip to Kauai.

The weather was great on arrival:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/granitechief/IMG_0387.jpg

We checked into our vacation house, which you may recognize from "Honeymoon in Vegas":
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/granitechief/IMG_0385.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/granitechief/IMG_0348.jpg

The house had a really cool original whale painting:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/granitechief/IMG_0346.jpg

Then we went to the best breakfast in the world at the Princeville Hotel:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/granitechief/IMG_0354.jpg

While you are eating you are surrounded by infinity pools, sculptures and can watch amazing surf:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/granitechief/IMG_0356.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/granitechief/IMG_0353.jpg

Then we went surfing:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/granitechief/IMG_0350.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/granitechief/IMG_0349.jpg

Finally it was time for tennis on these amazing courts:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/granitechief/IMG_0361.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/granitechief/IMG_0359.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/granitechief/IMG_0360.jpg

Time for the wedding, which was magical:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/granitechief/IMG_0379.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/granitechief/IMG_0381.jpg

I wish i had an underwater camera for the moment when i was being dragged underwater by a 4' diameter sea turtle while snorkeling, which produced an undescribably serene feeling.

And the sun set on my vacation:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/granitechief/IMG_0383.jpg
wow... after the fidji islands, kauai ! (i'd like to go to these destinations too !!!)
you are becoming THE expert of the tennis courts in the pacific ocean ! :D
eheh... thx for sharing this with us ! ;)
 

vive le beau jeu !

Talk Tennis Guru
Masters - Tour of Champions

i afford to quote luke_1983 from another thread... ;)
i went last night to the royal albert hall blackrock masters, one word brilliant!
well done tim, he won 7-6, 6-4 and played brilliant, i predict a good year for tim after seeing him today, served and vollied pretty much everyserve and did it well, mark philippoussis played very well too!
it wasnt what i thought it was going to be 1 set each and loads of exhibition stuff, it was just a really tough work out for both of them!

the royal albert hall was amazing, the perfect indoor court!

definently going next year!

the only downer, the people there (What a load of snobs):)

here are some photos



 

Mike Cottrill

Hall of Fame
Anyone Seen These Courts?

Anyone knows were this is?

Replace planes and highway traffic with the sounds of a waterfall and a stream passing by the courts. Unbelievable peace and relaxation for a match of tennis.

Sorry about the quality, but snapped these from video.

From the hill top:



From Court Level:
 

crosscourt

Professional
i'd be pleased to play... ;) but when i said "personnal", i (unfortunately) didn't mean the court was mine !
i just took the picture from the home of my parents. :)
I haven't been to Brittany for years. When we were children my parents used to take us. Some of my earliest memories are of visiting odd rock formations and dodging the rain in Port Blanc, Morgat and other places. Your photograph has made me think that Brittany would be a good place to take my children for a summer holiday.
 

vive le beau jeu !

Talk Tennis Guru
I haven't been to Brittany for years. When we were children my parents used to take us. Some of my earliest memories are of visiting odd rock formations and dodging the rain in Port Blanc, Morgat and other places. Your photograph has made me think that Brittany would be a good place to take my children for a summer holiday.
it is definitely a good place for that ! ;)
so you went in port-blanc... the picture i posted was taken not so far from port-blanc : perros-guirec (that's where there is the pink granite coast). maybe you know it already ?
 

AsgerHO

Rookie
Here is where I spend my last 4 summer vacations, at Lake Garda, in a resort called Hotel Club Olivi, a magnificent place, I can recommend if anyone should want to go to Lake Garda

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff108/AsgerHO/tennis_alberi.jpg

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff108/AsgerHO/Tennis_23.jpg

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff108/AsgerHO/HERO.jpg

and just wanted to add a pic of me on one of those courts

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff108/AsgerHO/Picture209.jpg

and another really nice court I visited this summer :=)

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff108/AsgerHO/HPIM2873.jpg

enjoy
 
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