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Germans, Poles, Czechs, Dutch and French, come play tennis with me!

since we finished out big exams last month, my friends and I are inter-railing around Europe for 3 and a half weeks to relax. This is our itinerary-:

Prague
Krakow
Warsaw
Berlin
Hamburg
Amsterdam
Paris
Lyon
Taizé

On the way, I'd love to play some tennis if possible, especially on some clay courts cos ive never played on clay before.

If there are any poles, czechs, germans, french or dutch who are up for a game, leave me a message

thanks

Tom

Btw, I am an 18 year old, 6 foot, slim Irish male and im reasonably good at tennis but not amazing. just to give you an idea of my abilities

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Re: Germans, Poles, Czechs, Dutch and French, come play tennis with me!

oh yeah and in terms of languages, I speak English and Irish fluently and French conversationally and I can understand Latin (although i doubt many of you speak Latin )

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Re: Germans, Poles, Czechs, Dutch and French, come play tennis with me!

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On the way, I'd love to play some tennis if possible, especially on some clay courts cos ive never played on clay before.
lol, cool... you've never played on claycourts

In Germany we have them ******* everywhere and I loathe them; and I wouldn't even say I played too much on them because I am looking to play indoor even when the weather is sunny outside but still hate them
but of course I have to respect the other player's opinions also so I sometimes have to play on claycourts

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Re: Germans, Poles, Czechs, Dutch and French, come play tennis with me!

You're so lucky that you get to play on clay. All the courts in Ireland are of that fake plastic grass, astroturf i think it's called. It's a really boring surface, its the medium of tennis surfaces that has nothing special about it.

Are your indoor courts carpet or hard?

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Are your indoor courts carpet or hard?
mostly carpet in most indoor facilities I know
some even have a sort of granulate material (little pellets made out of rubber) on them so you are able to slide as outdoor on clay

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sliding is the thing im most looking forward to you cant slide on astroturf and after watching 3 clay masters series and RG, im desperate to do some serious sliding

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Don't they put sand over the astroturf so you can slide a bit?
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you can't slide on astroturf, its pretty much the same as trying to slide on tarmac

the sand is for rain purposes methinks

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I have played on astroturf which is soft and you can slide on it. It is like a carpet with sand on! I suppose it is a bit like clay
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you can't slide on the stuff i play on. maybe im getting the name wrong, im not entirely sure its called astroturf

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There are only about 500 clay courts in the UK I think!

I really play on one too! I did in France once - and they were public courts!!!!!!
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I dont know of a single clay court in Ireland,maybe thats why the Irish never do well at RG

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I dont know of a single clay court in Ireland,maybe thats why the Irish never do well at RG

lol - true

Same for British - few clay courts, not good on clay - no need to be a genius
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i think you're bein a bit harsh, Arvind Parmar on clay is a force to be reckoned with!

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Hehe Frooty.. I'll have a match! And then we can fight out who has the gayest nick, LOL.

Anyway, I suck at tennis I did win some prizes years ago, but I haven't been on a court for a LONG time. Clay is my fav. surface to play on, though my game isn't fit for that surface

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