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El Legenda
10-10-2005, 04:56 PM
ball girl have racquet :confused: is it something new? where ball people hit balls to each other :lol:
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Truc
10-10-2005, 05:03 PM
It rather looks like a "landing net" to catch the balls.

El Legenda
10-10-2005, 05:05 PM
its a tennis racquet with a net? the bottom might be part of the sign in background.

Truc
10-10-2005, 05:12 PM
Yes, it's like a tennis racket with a net, I've already seen ballboys with this kind of nets.
But I'm not sure, it's just a gues.

ClaycourtaZzZz.
10-10-2005, 05:13 PM
It's just the frame with a net.

Nikki♥
10-10-2005, 05:34 PM
It's used to catch the balls with.

Neely
10-10-2005, 06:05 PM
These kind of frames with an attached net to them are used every year in Vienna. It is used there since I can think of Vienna tennis and it was always something special compared to the other tournaments where the ballkids hold the balls in their hands.

El Legenda
10-10-2005, 06:24 PM
it looks funny, kids running around court with those.

Jenrios
10-10-2005, 06:37 PM
I haven't seen those for years!

Rex
10-10-2005, 07:01 PM
lol------- first i thought you were takin the piss out of goran- i didnt see the ballgirl till later.

Adman
10-10-2005, 08:26 PM
I have seen them before they use them so they don't really have to bend down for the ball, so they don't hurt there little backs.

SwissMister1
10-11-2005, 01:12 AM
lol------- first i thought you were takin the piss out of goran- i didnt see the ballgirl till later.

I did too :) I'm sure I could come up with a tennis-like game with the nets, though...it would be like that game "nookum" where you try to catch the volleyball and throw it instead of hitting it back.

El Legenda
10-11-2005, 01:38 AM
ball girl have racquet :confused: is it something new? where ball people hit balls to each other :lol:


i guess you 2 missed this part :)

ataptc
10-11-2005, 12:01 PM
I have actually never seen this before. Interesting..

Puschkin
10-11-2005, 12:09 PM
These kind of frames with an attached net to them are used every year in Vienna. It is used there since I can think of Vienna tennis .....

True, this is a Viennese tennis tradition, makes up for the ugly hall ;)

Carito_90
10-11-2005, 03:32 PM
Yeah it was also used in some small tourney in Spain I believe, I mean, apart from Madrid which is obviously going to use them.

I say this year they should've had male models as ballboys. Damnit.