Tennis in Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam

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  1. nguyendat9

    nguyendat9 New User

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    Is there any players in Ho Chi Minh city, VietNam from October 30 to December 15, and like to play friendly tennis match.

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  2. hray4clay

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    You mean Saigon?
     
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  3. dennis10is

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    If you're Vietnamese and you refer to Saigon as Ho Chi Minh then you're probably "a communist". Maybe the OP is from North Vietnam?
     
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  4. ollinger

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    Let Saigons be bye-gones.
     
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  5. nguyendat9

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    I'm not talking to only Vietnamese American but to all tennis players on this websites, Americans, Vietnameses, Europeans, ect. That happen to be in Vietnam to play tennis. And yes, not everyone know about Saigon, it is not in the map. It is Ho Chi Minh city, this way everyone know exactly where I'm talking about. This is about playing tennis and not politic.
     
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  6. RUC

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    I bet Ho Chi Minh is rolling in his grave at the thought of anyone playing a Bourgeois - Capitalist Pig game like Tennis in his little utopia........
     
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  7. Nostradamus

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    Agree with you. How is Tennis in Vietnam ? is it only for the wealthy and privileged ? or can anyone play ? I think after China, economic revolution will spread to Vietnam as well. then I hope all vietnamise can also enjoy higher living standards. I know there are a lot of good people there
     
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  8. flynhi

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    Tennis is pretty active in Ho Chi Minh. I usually head out behind "The Independence Palace" where there are 8 outdoor courts. It's also about 3 blocks from the Ben Thanh market. I just show up and trainers usually come running out to offer and play with you for about 300,000 dong (13 usd). Quality is from 3.5-5.0. Don't expect anyone to speak english, but eventually you'll get your point across. It's an interesting setting in that the big water puppet theatre is there and so is a big open performance hall that seems to play 50's american music, with locals taking dancing lessons. Expect to play while listening to Elvis in the background :) There are also private tennis clubs like Lan Anh tennis club that you can book a court an trainer for also 300,000 dong. Seems all the private club and hotels (New World hotel) with courts will let outsiders play. Anyway, you shouldn't have a problem finding tennis in Ho Chi Minh. Enjoy!
     
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  9. Mr.Lob

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    "300,000 dong", sounds like a bad porn movie.
     
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  10. hray4clay

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    I guess that depends on your POV!
     
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    I would guess that by anyone's POV 300,000 dong would be over the top. YMMV.
     
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  12. West Coast Ace

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    Thanks for the great report. Ho Chi Minh is a city I've been considering; the fact that I can probably get a tennis session or two in (and at those prices) makes it more attractive.
     
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  13. carlosse

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    In HCMC at the moment. if someone wants to hit regularly, i have a pretty flexible work schedule so i can spare some time to hit some balls.

    I´m a 5.0 - 5.5

    I will try flynhi advice and show up at those two venues to find someone to hit with. Cheers
     
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  14. peoplespeace

    peoplespeace Semi-Pro

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    Are u still there and if so for how much longer?
     
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  15. nguyendat9

    nguyendat9 New User

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  16. Murrayjuannow

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    Loving Saigon. I have a hitting partner but I must say people love their tennis here....
     
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  17. courtking

    courtking Semi-Pro

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    What is your level of play? I will be in hcm city by the end of November til dec. I hit with few national ranking players there whenever I come. Drop me a message if you are in hcm city at that time
     
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  18. boomerTennis

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    I'm here in HCM City for the next few days until after the new year. I'm about a 4.0-4.5. My name is Hugh and local number here is 093 460 4271. My email is hieu.tq.pham at gmail. Give me a call if you're interested in hitting. Thanks!
     
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  19. hray4clay

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    Love you long time, no $#(&!
     
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