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Question for Argentine tennis fans, and fans of the Argentine players ...

I'm moving to Buenos Aires, Argentina on Monday. I had a few questions ...

Where can I get some in-depth info on the Argentine players? I don't know some of them too well. Any good English or Spanish websites?

Are there are any tennis magazines in Argentina? Any web address where I could read them now?

Also, anyone know a link to Spanish tennis words? I have no idea how to say most tennis vocab in Spanish.

Are there tennis clubs in Buenos Aires that I could join so I could meet people that I can play tennis with? Do you need to have a lot of money to join?

Do lots of people like tennis? Can you easily watch it on TV in bars? (Where I live, it's pretty hard to get them to change one TV to a tennis match during the seasons of baseball, football or basketball.)

I don't really know anyone there so I figured my love for tennis might help me meet others. If anyone knows of a good place where I could go to meet other 20-something who like to play tennis ...

thanks for the help.
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Re: Question for Argentine tennis fans, and fans of the Argentine players ...

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I'm moving to Buenos Aires, Argentina on Monday. I had a few questions ...

Where can I get some in-depth info on the Argentine players? I don't know some of them too well. Any good English or Spanish websites?

Are there are any tennis magazines in Argentina? Any web address where I could read them now?

Also, anyone know a link to Spanish tennis words? I have no idea how to say most tennis vocab in Spanish.

Are there tennis clubs in Buenos Aires that I could join so I could meet people that I can play tennis with? Do you need to have a lot of money to join?

Do lots of people like tennis? Can you easily watch it on TV in bars? (Where I live, it's pretty hard to get them to change one TV to a tennis match during the seasons of baseball, football or basketball.)

I don't really know anyone there so I figured my love for tennis might help me meet others. If anyone knows of a good place where I could go to meet other 20-something who like to play tennis ...



thanks for the help.
Congratulations, after your argentine new life you'll be the first american able to play decently on clay ..

Seize the opportunity and have a good time
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Re: Question for Argentine tennis fans, and fans of the Argentine players ...

Oh, so Chris Evert, Jim Courier, & Andre Agassi were European?

But seriously, yes, it will be interesting to play on clay. I'm sure I'll be pretty terrible ...
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Oh, so Chris Evert, Jim Courier, & Andre Agassi were European?
I was just kidding, i know there were and there are american players able to play on clay, but you know that clay for the most part of american players is a nightamare

You will begin to use more tospin in your shots and will have a complete playstyle , not only hitting flat strokes.
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It's funny, in Norcal, all the juniors hit with Western and extreme Western and huge topspin. I guess movement is another problem.
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Re: Question for Argentine tennis fans, and fans of the Argentine players ...

Here's a link to a very thorough Argentine Newspaper & Media Guide which might be useful for finding player info, etc... Most are Spanish language sources, but some in English too, e.g. Buenos Aires Herald. Le Nacion and Clarin are major newspapers in Buenos Aires.

http://www.abyznewslinks.com/argen.htm

Re availability of places to play:
I've only heard about this from someone living in Argentina, but I understand there are very active sports clubs all over Argentina, and tennis is typically one of the most popular activities. Tennis is near the top of the sports hierarchy in Argentina (behind soccer and basketball I believe?), not like in the United States. I know what you mean about it taking a back seat to other sports - disheartening, but at least its popularity seems on the rise.

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Thanks for the help.
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Congratulations, after your argentine new life you'll be the first american able to play decently on clay ..
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The greatest female clay-courter of all time was American ... but women's tennis gets absolutely no respect around here so I'm probably wasting my time ...

Is tennis on TV a lot in Argentina? Do you just need basic cable? Or satalite?
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just out of curiosity, what are you moving to Argentina for?

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Re: Question for Argentine tennis fans, and fans of the Argentine players ...

Hey, I live in Argentina!!! In Buenos Aires, Argentina
My english is kond of poor lately, but i will try to answer some of your questions...

Are there tennis clubs in Buenos Aires that I could join so I could meet people that I can play tennis with? Do you need to have a lot of money to join?

The answer is YES, there are a lot of places when you can play tennis, a lot of club with tennis courts, and you can find cheap ones, is really easy to find them in any place of the city.


Do lots of people like tennis? Can you easily watch it on TV in bars? (Where I live, it's pretty hard to get them to change one TV to a tennis match during the seasons of baseball, football or basketball.)

YES, a lot of people like tennis. Actually I saw almost all the Roland Garros and Us open matches in bars, a lot of people watch that tournaments, and since i dont have cable tv:-( i have to watched them in bares or in moy boyfriend house, and in the week i always go to bars to see the matches. Except there is any soccer match going on, of course , but you always can find a place when they only watch tennis. Really.

I don't really know anyone there so I figured my love for tennis might help me meet others. If anyone knows of a good place where I could go to meet other 20-something who like to play tennis ...

Hey, I m from Barazil and i moved here 9 years aog and i must tell you the people is really warm and nice here, you wont have trouble to meet new friend,s the people is actually very friendly, much more friendly than in any other country
Buenos Aires is a great city, it gets a little TOO hot in summer, though , you almost cant sleep (yes, even for me, i lived in brasil but the weather is more similar all year there, here it gets TOO HOT in summer and spring, so bring your shorts)
The weather the rest of the year is great, the winter is mild and it does not get cold at all, i actually love the winter in BA (but now is springg and is warmer again )

Well, i think i wrote a lot,
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just out of curiosity, what are you moving to Argentina for?
I am moving to Argentina for the clay courts and easy access to performance-enhancing drugs!

Ok, just kidding ... before all the Argentines bad-rep me ... let me tell the truth.

I'm moving to Argentina for a few reasons. The main reason is that my boyfriend is Argentine, but I've always wanted to live abroad anyway. I used to live in Germany. I'm going to teach English. I'm a teacher here in the US so it won't be a huge change of profession. Hopefully I will love it there. I loved Spain, and I love being abroad ... and the fact that tennis is way more popular in Argentina that in the US is a great bonus.
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Re: Question for Argentine tennis fans, and fans of the Argentine players ...

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I am moving to Argentina for the clay courts and easy access to performance-enhancing drugs!

Ok, just kidding ... before all the Argentines bad-rep me ... let me tell the truth.

I'm moving to Argentina for a few reasons. The main reason is that my boyfriend is Argentine, but I've always wanted to live abroad anyway. I used to live in Germany. I'm going to teach English. I'm a teacher here in the US so it won't be a huge change of profession. Hopefully I will love it there. I loved Spain, and I love being abroad ... and the fact that tennis is way more popular in Argentina that in the US is a great bonus.
Do you know which part of Buenos Aires you'll be moving to? Welcome btw



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Do you know which part of Buenos Aires you'll be moving to? Welcome btw
Well, we're going to Quilmes first, but if I don't like it there, then I'd like to move to Capital Federal or Zona Norte eventually.
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