Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Tennis in the Tropics

Hmmm it seems I have picked the wrong Tropical island to pursue my love of tennis, ah well back to the other sports.

There are tennis courts everywhere but very few people wanting to bash a ball around in this heat.........after visiting other countries I had visions of an ex-pat community playing tennis everyday like I'd seen elsewhere, but alas its going to take a while to build up a core of hardened tennis nuts.

I've managed to play a few games in the last few months, and have had a few leads to pursue from messages on the dr1 forum ...but they dont seem as keen as in the uk where we would wait for hours for a break in the rain or shovel the snow up to play.

I wonder what I should do if i break a string as finding tennis balls was more of a challenge than I'd expected. It seems Santiago is the place for almost everything and only and hour and half away lol

Funny Tennis Quotes

Strangely enough, Kathy Jordan is getting to the net first, which she always does
Fred Perry

Diane - keeping her head beautifully on her shoulders Ann Jones

If she gets the jitters now, then she isn't the great champion that she is Max Robertson

McEnroe has got to sit down and work out where he stands Fred Perry

Chip Hooper is such a big man that it is sometimes difficult to see where he is on the court Mark Cox

He's got his hands on his knees and holds his head in despair Peter Jones

The Gullikson twins here. An interesting pair, both from Wisconsin Dan Maskell

These ball boys are marvellous. You don't even notice them. There's a left handed one over there. I noticed him earlier Max Robertson

...and when Chrissie is playing well I always feel that she is playing well Anne Jones

It's quite clear that Virginia Wade is thriving on the pressure now that the pressure on her to do well is off Harry Carpenter

When Martina is tense it helps her relax Dan Maskell

We haven't had any more rain since it stopped raining Harry Carpenter

Billie Jean King, with the look on her face that says she can't beieve it... because she never believes it, and yet, somehow, I think she does Maz Robertson

Strawberries, cream and champers flowed like hot cakes Radio 2

She comes from a tennis playing family. Her father's a dentist BBC 2

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