hitting partner syd lower north shore

#1
any1 interested in some fh topspin drills on a syn. grass volleyball court in syd north shore:?)) sounds weird/odd:?))).........nope:) it's not. from theoretical/practical engineering/production point of view, it's normal. ie the qc (quality control) is a lot more harsh/strict >qa (quality audit) in order to near-eliminate/minimize the defect rate after products reach the consumers.

volleyball court = 18 x 9 m; net height = 2.43m (men); 2.23 (women)
tennis court = 23.77 x 8.23 m; net height = ~1m

if ur hardcore topspin can hop over the volleyball net n land inside the 9m base line, wowow.....nadal 2nd, mate. try that n good fun. once u get used to it, then u most likely won't hear opponent's loud n exciting shouting 'out' very often........

plz note the width of vball court is 77cm wider than that of a tennis court so need to rezone it to ~7.8m in order to maintain the safety margin.

every1 here knew no need to 'paint the line' to be a 'winer' w/ unnecessary risk, right:?))).............cheers:))).........
 
#2
also plz note the drill only targeting 1 end/person each time n not both way at same time then take turns to be grilled:)))..........ie turn the vball court into an asymmetrical setup with 1 end 9 x 24 m for the person being trained w/ 2.24 or 2.43 m net n the other end 7.8 x 18 m for the training partner to monitor the ball landing spot and return the shot, also both 1/2 court measurement can be altered according to personal needs but won't be too far from actual standard court 8.23 x 23.77 m, have fun:))).............
 
#4
lololol...2 far, m8......better off find some1 do it nearby n plenty vb courts in ur area:)))).................

i now hit >1500 fh/bh topspin everyday w/ the world no. 0 everyday only 2 min walk from home......lololol n he never misses n i'v never won a single point from this guy but he doesn't like my vb court idea at all:))))................
 

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#5
I'm gona go out on a limb and say you're a high roller hitting up there. I play around the inner West around auburn and strathfield area.
 
#6
I'm gona go out on a limb and say you're a high roller hitting up there. I play around the inner West around auburn and strathfield area.
I'm gonna go out on another limb and say I cannot understand him and unsure it really makes sense (play sideways on vb court?).

High roller? Anywhere Sydney these days is overpriced (let's not get started). Inner West too but not aub/strath, which bit of inner West y'wanna refer to, anyway @lwr north shore we eek out our tennis, in clubs trying to keep it affordable, facing dwindling numbers... (not everyone well off).
 
#7
I'm gonna go out on another limb and say I cannot understand him and unsure it really makes sense (play sideways on vb court?).

High roller? Anywhere Sydney these days is overpriced (let's not get started). Inner West too but not aub/strath, which bit of inner West y'wanna refer to, anyway @lwr north shore we eek out our tennis, in clubs trying to keep it affordable, facing dwindling numbers... (not everyone well off).
lololol mate take it easy n relaxlaxlax.........playing tennis 4 fun/enjoyment n keep up mentally/physically, won't b wise at all if let it cost u a arm or leg........not even a fraction of ur tennis-elbow/golf-elbow, mate. only ~2 or 3 hundred men on atp tour really are risking their arm or leg for the $$$ n fame, out of some odd 60 mil world 'tennis players'..........lololol:))))
 
#13
They fairly easy to find on Google. The auburn club is next to the botanic gardens opposite a primary school while the strathfield one is a block away from the train station. That one has a bistro for Korean food with really nice Korean fried chicken
 
#14
plenty tennis courts/clubs in wollongong, too:))..........get a stop watch n measure the time of ball picking time vs actually playing/hitting, then u'll find u'r spending ~70-80% on-court time being ball boys/girls, lolololol mate.

actually not bad idea for those real ball boys/girls to spend some $$ hiring a court to practice picking up balls b4 next ao:)))).......
 
#15
They fairly easy to find on Google. The auburn club is next to the botanic gardens opposite a primary school while the strathfield one is a block away from the train station. That one has a bistro for Korean food with really nice Korean fried chicken
Actually what kind of competition in auburn/strathfield

Do they play singles or doubles or mixed? Men or women or both?

I should try korean foods depending on how they cook.
 
#16
plenty tennis courts/clubs in wollongong, too:))..........get a stop watch n measure the time of ball picking time vs actually playing/hitting, then u'll find u'r spending ~70-80% on-court time being ball boys/girls, lolololol mate.

actually not bad idea for those real ball boys/girls to spend some $$ hiring a court to practice picking up balls b4 next ao:)))).......
Actually I only pay $20 per week anytime as the owner know me well. I coach my wife and I practice there. Thinking of getting ace attack but no room to put it in the safe place.
 
#17
Actually I only pay $20 per week anytime as the owner know me well. I coach my wife and I practice there. Thinking of getting ace attack but no room to put it in the safe place.
wowow $20/wk, dats velyvely goodeal mate:)))............here $25/hr court hire though hardly got any1 to hire it in a wk nowadays. ie got the price but no market.....plenty 'sellers' no 'buyers', lololol. even not busy on free council's courts anyway.

ya can read the agonies from the face of courteurs trying so hard to get ppl on courts by all means, on/off courts actually not important n only $$$ counts. but for so many yrs ppl got sick of spend time/effort/$$$ then nothing returned but frustrations/injuries. well, read that form the face of courteurees too.

that's why tennis' been declining so so much, remember decade ago so many divisions full of kids competing on wknds..........good old days.........nowadays hardly got 1/4 of that:))))..............
 
#18
wowow $20/wk, dats velyvely goodeal mate:)))............here $25/hr court hire though hardly got any1 to hire it in a wk nowadays. ie got the price but no market.....plenty 'sellers' no 'buyers', lololol. even not busy on free council's courts anyway.

ya can read the agonies from the face of courteurs trying so hard to get ppl on courts by all means, on/off courts actually not important n only $$$ counts. but for so many yrs ppl got sick of spend time/effort/$$$ then nothing returned but frustrations/injuries. well, read that form the face of courteurees too.

that's why tennis' been declining so so much, remember decade ago so many divisions full of kids competing on wknds..........good old days.........nowadays hardly got 1/4 of that:))))..............
Yeah, I play at Barton Park, North Parramatta, and I was shocked that it wasn't even full courts like 10 years ago. it was division 1 and 5. Now only division 1 and the other competition is singles match which I am playing but I lack of fitness, just trying to improve.

it's the money problem, that's why tennis is in decline.
 
#20
Yeah, I play at Barton Park, North Parramatta, and I was shocked that it wasn't even full courts like 10 years ago. it was division 1 and 5. Now only division 1 and the other competition is singles match which I am playing but I lack of fitness, just trying to improve.

it's the money problem, that's why tennis is in decline.
don't think so. just personal experience......lololol, mate:))).............

having a look at the declining junior comp seems the kids more interested in playing with joysticks/keyboards/mouses instead of rkts:))).............couple of decades later when all the seniors piped/needled up n bed/wheelchair bound n no one complaining tennis courts disappearing anymore which will be much better used by public for mini soccer or netball or whatever the public can enjoy a lot more:)))...........

>1000 yrs ago tennis was so popular n louis iv n pope tried to ban it as it consumed a lot of food/time/labor/etcetc, but unsuccessful. yet, no one actually played in 'tennis courts' as there's no such a thing like 'standard tennis court' at all 1000 yrs ago. now they can finally rip in their coffin, it took 1000 yrs for tennis to catch up all the way to meet them in the coffin. hopefully somehow someway somewhere ppl can stop this happening. finger-cross, elbow-cross or whatever-cross:)))))........
 
#22
Does north parra have a social hit on certain days/weekends? I literally live minutes away near dundas public school but i barely go there because most of my friends live somewhere else so we try to meet somewhere in the middle. Not to mention I do prefer hardcourt a bit more and don't have to deal with sand in shoes/socks after.
 
#23
Would you pay $50 per week for Triple Monday Night at Baron Park?

That’s why it has one division.
$50 per week:?)) >$2k/yr:?)) wats bsht's dat:?)) 1-way suicide mission 2.0:?)) tennis has died in many plcs already......lololol mate.........all the tennis clubs in syd charge annual membership incl. whatever comp u want to play ~$300/yr. now even cheaper in tennis valley chatswood in order to attract more players. also junior membership much cheaper than adult 1s.

even if so cheap the junior comps still can't be revived, which're crucial grass roots for the future, sadly.

just come back from tennis valley hitting w/ an adult comp div1 guy preparing for next comp....all empty, deadly quiet. only 2 of us and 11 vacant tennis courts. remember 10 yrs ago 8-12 something divisions on friday evening junior comp, so busy that hard to find a free court to warm up. all gone. vaporized into thin air..................
 
#24
Membership can be anywhere up to $800 (and more) at some clubs, but usually is around $400 most places.

I still think that is the best way to pay/play. Because if you pay weekly you don't really see that those costs can add up to $2000pa

TO get back to your original idea - VB or volleyball courts used as sideways tennis hit ups - not such a bad idea! But even if you do provide more (cheap) court time I think you say yourself there are just less people playing the sport and that's not just about the money.

I would add begrudging any payment now to clubs means you are cutting your own nose off to spite your face.

I would guess margins are wafer thin and any money is welcome by these clubs nor should we begrudge them, heck join several clubs, as you would be keeping them alive...
 
#25
Does north parra have a social hit on certain days/weekends? I literally live minutes away near dundas public school but i barely go there because most of my friends live somewhere else so we try to meet somewhere in the middle. Not to mention I do prefer hardcourt a bit more and don't have to deal with sand in shoes/socks after.
They do. Only clay and grass courts only.
 
#26
$50 per week:?)) >$2k/yr:?)) wats bsht's dat:?)) 1-way suicide mission 2.0:?)) tennis has died in many plcs already......lololol mate.........all the tennis clubs in syd charge annual membership incl. whatever comp u want to play ~$300/yr. now even cheaper in tennis valley chatswood in order to attract more players. also junior membership much cheaper than adult 1s.

even if so cheap the junior comps still can't be revived, which're crucial grass roots for the future, sadly.

just come back from tennis valley hitting w/ an adult comp div1 guy preparing for next comp....all empty, deadly quiet. only 2 of us and 11 vacant tennis courts. remember 10 yrs ago 8-12 something divisions on friday evening junior comp, so busy that hard to find a free court to warm up. all gone. vaporized into thin air..................
That’s why it’s dead and buried and it was a new owner. I play singles for the best of 3 full sets for 17.50$, recently a price hike! Now it’s half of players are gone.
 
#27
Membership can be anywhere up to $800 (and more) at some clubs, but usually is around $400 most places.

I still think that is the best way to pay/play. Because if you pay weekly you don't really see that those costs can add up to $2000pa

TO get back to your original idea - VB or volleyball courts used as sideways tennis hit ups - not such a bad idea! But even if you do provide more (cheap) court time I think you say yourself there are just less people playing the sport and that's not just about the money.

I would add begrudging any payment now to clubs means you are cutting your own nose off to spite your face.

I would guess margins are wafer thin and any money is welcome by these clubs nor should we begrudge them, heck join several clubs, as you would be keeping them alive...
lolololol, mate........try to ad free courts for a while to c how u go, in case thinking the ad/message not spreading fast enough if once a while free:))) as all the courts are vacant >90% anyway. u'll find not many more come even it's free. go n check the council's free public courts, u'll c within 10 min. if any1 there, they'r spending >80% court time picking up balls in stead of hitting.......lolololol, gr8.

it's not the $$ issue, as said. it's the no-pleasure syndrome for most of rec 'tennis players'. wkly oncer/twicer golden oldies have been playing like that for decades n got all sorts of trouble, u can tell by wat they'r wearing on their elbows/wrists/knees/etcetc but still fighting hard, to keep the 'tennis player' title n the courts. the young 1s got so many options to have fun nowadays........lolololol, mate........'voting w/ their feet' straight away........
 
#28
That’s why it’s dead and buried and it was a new owner. I play singles for the best of 3 full sets for 17.50$, recently a price hike! Now it’s half of players are gone.
try free for a while then, 2 c how u go. it's not $$, mate. most rec 'tennis player' are suffering but some for various reasons still trying hard to keep that fancy 'tennis player' title......lololol, look at most of the golden oldies on courts. u don't want to lose the last bit of sensation of 'sport', right:?)))........young 1s tried a few times then 'byebyed' away to playing some else more fun even if cost a lot more:)))....................
 
#29
even in pro circle the things'r changing, there won't be 'atp ranked 1000' anymore n they cut off all the bsht stuff. in reality only the top atp100 can make a living out of tennis as a career anyway. all the rest just drainage of parents' $$$ n self-inflicted injurers, much better off doing something else for most of them, to be honest:))).............
 
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