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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-02-2008, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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°°° Tennis Happy Families °°° !!!

Hello tennisfans

I have this crazy idea (and when I have a crazy idea, you can be sure I'll do everything possible for it to happen) of having our own tennis happy families game.

We can design it all together, and then I'll figure out how to get it printed.

Happy Families is a traditional card game. In the UK it is traditionnaly played with a specially made set of picture cards, featuring illustrations of fictional families of four, most often based on occupation types. The idea of the game is to collect whole families. This is done by asking another player whether they have a certain card. If they don't have it, it is their turn to ask. If they do, they have to pass it to the first player, who can ask again. Play continues until a player matches all of his or her cards into family groups.

In Europe it's exactly the same, except we play with fictional families of 6 members (The father, the mother, the son, the daughter, the grand-pa, the grand-ma)

I had this idea of having the game adapted to tennis !!!
We don't have to limit ourselves to 6 members, we can easily go up to 8.
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Re: °°° Tennis Happy Families °°° !!!



You may vote for 4 male players and 4 female players per family

You may use the same name in different families, but try not to.

If you want to write a name that's not in the list, please write it and add 1 next to it.

If you want to vote for a player who's aready in the list, change the number (it if was 1, change it to 2)

Please, try to choose players that have done something relevant on tour (minimal requirement : quarterfinal in grand slams, davis cup final, grand slam doubles titles..)


Voters should indicate their names here : Ted,


1) Hit-hards / Ballbashers
Roddick 1
Sampras 1
Berdych 1
Gonzalez 1
Davenport 1
Seles 1
Venus 1
Pierce 1

2) Runners (defense)
Nadal 1
Agassi 1
Ferrero 1
Davydenko 1
Graf 1
Sugiyama 1
Sanchez 1
Clijsters 1

3) Look at mes (show off, jokers)
Djokovic 1
Becker 1
Monfils 1
Tursunov 1
Serena 1
Sharapova 1
Capriati 1
Jankovic 1

4) brainiacs (think on court)
Federer 1
Kuerten 1
Murray 1
Santoro 1
Hingis 1
Radwanska 1
Navratilova 1
Henin 1

5) Hotties (or think they're hotties, lol)
Blake 1
Moya 1
Robredo 1
Rafter 1
Hantuchova 1
Dementieva 1
Ivanovic 1
Sharapova 1

6) Unpredictibles (capable of the best like the worst, even chokers)
Gasquet 1
Nalbandian 1
Youzhny 1
Mathieu 1
Myskina 1
Mauresmo 1
Novotna 1
Kuznetsova 1

7) Yellhouse (yell or scream or get angry or upset on court)
Safin 1
Coria 1
Hewitt 1
Gaudio 1
Petrova 1
Schnyder 1
Vaidisova 1
Safina 1
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Re: °°° Tennis Happy Families °°° !!!

Sounds like a fun idea. I wouldn't playing a card game like that one.

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