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Tennis Survey -- Please fill in!

Sinerra
11-19-2005, 05:09 PM
For a research for a local tennis magazine here in Spain, I have made a survey. Its about the Grand Slam tournaments.

These questions are only for people who have visited a Grand Slam tournament and their experiences.

Please answer these questions, it wont take long. Please also, try to explain your answer if possible.
Could you also include your name and country after you answered the questions? If you dont want people to know your last name, then only your first name will be fine. If you dont want to say your name at all, I will use you nickname here on the forum. If you also dont want this please say so. Your name and country name will be in the Thank You list of the magazine.
If you do want your name, but dont want to tell it on the forum, please PM me the survey including your name.

Thank you in advance!

- Ana María

These are the question:

1. Which Grand Slam tournament(s) did you attend?
2. Was this your first visit to a Grand Slam? If not, what other Grand Slams did you visit or how many times did you visit this one?
3. What did you think about the organisation of the tournament?
4. Why did you visit this tournament? (to see your fav. Player, the atmosphere, tennis in general etc.)
5. Was is it easy to get tickets for the tournament?
6. What did you think about the prices of the tickets?
7. What it easy to get to the tournament?
8. Did your expectations, which you had of the tournament, come true?
9. Would you visit this tournament again? Why (not)?

Name:
Country:

ae wowww
11-19-2005, 08:21 PM
1. Which Grand Slam tournament(s) did you attend?
Wimbledon, RG
2. Was this your first visit to a Grand Slam? If not, what other Grand Slams did you visit or how many times did you visit this one?
Nope, been to Wimbledon in 2001, 2003 & 2004 also.
3. What did you think about the organisation of the tournament?
Loved it!
4. Why did you visit this tournament? (to see your fav. Player, the atmosphere, tennis in general etc.)
To see the JT!
5. Was is it easy to get tickets for the tournament?
No need
6. What did you think about the prices of the tickets?
N/A
7. What it easy to get to the tournament?
Com ce com ca
8. Did your expectations, which you had of the tournament, come true?
Yes :D
9. Would you visit this tournament again? Why (not)?
Yes

Name: Andrew
Country: UK

:lol:

NicoFan
11-19-2005, 08:30 PM
1. Which Grand Slam tournament(s) did you attend? US Open
2. Was this your first visit to a Grand Slam? If not, what other Grand Slams did you visit or how many times did you visit this one? I've been going to the US Open for about 25 years. The only other GS that I've been to was Wimbledon 2004.
3. What did you think about the organisation of the tournament? I love the tennis at the US Open, I hate the USTA and how the tournament is run. Its not very fan friendly, and Arthur Ashe would be embarrassed that a stadium was named after him that kissed the asses of the rich and corporate elite so much and relegated the fans to seats where you need high powered binoculars to see the match.
4. Why did you visit this tournament? (to see your fav. Player, the atmosphere, tennis in general etc.) I love tennis so tennis in general. Although I love seeing my favorites.
5. Was is it easy to get tickets for the tournament? Yes.
6. What did you think about the prices of the tickets? Very high.
7. What it easy to get to the tournament? Yes, I live in NYC.
8. Did your expectations, which you had of the tournament, come true? Yes, the tennis was great, and saw all my favorites many times over again and got lots of pictures of them.
9. Would you visit this tournament again? Why (not)? Yes. Although I wish it was more fan friendly. It has been especially hard since going to Wimbledon where they were lovely to the fans, and I just loved waiting in line everyday. Basically I loved everything about Wimbledon. And the prices were much much lower.

Name: NicoFan
Country: United States

*Ljubica*
11-19-2005, 08:39 PM
1. Which Grand Slam tournament(s) did you attend?
2005 - Roland Garros and Wimbledon

2. Was this your first visit to a Grand Slam? If not, what other Grand Slams did you visit or how many times did you visit this one?
No - been to both every year for more years than I care to remember!! :) I have never been to Australia or the US Open.

3. What did you think about the organisation of the tournament?
Roland Garros - excellent
Wimbledon - very poor

4. Why did you visit this tournament? (to see your fav. Player, the atmosphere, tennis in general etc.)
Tennis in general and to meet up with friends in both cases.

5. Was is it easy to get tickets for the tournament?
I actually had accreditation for both tournaments so shouldn't really answer this one, but from the experiences of friends I would say:-
Roland Garros - yes - very easy
Wimbledon - no

6. What did you think about the prices of the tickets?
Both about the same I think - good value for money considering how may hours of tennis you can see for the price of an outside court ticket

7. What it easy to get to the tournament?
Yes - both Wimbledon and RG are on metro lines and easy to reach. Roland Garros even provides a free shuttle bus service back to the metro in the evening if you are tired after a long day of tennis.


8. Did your expectations, which you had of the tournament, come true?
Yes in both cases

9. Would you visit this tournament again? Why (not)?
Roland Garros - every year - it is one of my favourite tournaments - I love the atmosphere and everything about it.
Wimbledon - although I don't like the tourney I probably would visit it again although only because it's within walking distance of my house, and I can get in after work in the evenings so it seems daft not to go if you want to watch live tennis. I definately would NOT travel to Wimbledon though, nor take time of from work for it - too crowded, too badly organised :devil: - would prefer to use my annual leave to visit other tournaments.

Name: Rosie
Country: United Kingdom

Scarlett
11-19-2005, 09:17 PM
1. Which Grand Slam tournament(s) did you attend?
Wimbledon in 1994.
2. Was this your first visit to a Grand Slam? If not, what other Grand Slams did you visit or how many times did you visit this one?
Yes, one and only, sadly :(
3. What did you think about the organisation of the tournament?
Good.
4. Why did you visit this tournament? (to see your fav. Player, the atmosphere, tennis in general etc.)
Went with school as I was on the tennis team.
5. Was is it easy to get tickets for the tournament?
Yes, as my school did all of the organising, I just paid. (Or rather my parents did!)
6. What did you think about the prices of the tickets?
Very good price.
7. What it easy to get to the tournament?
Yes, but it was all sorted out by the school.
8. Did your expectations, which you had of the tournament, come true?
Yes, I loved it!
9. Would you visit this tournament again? Why (not)?
If the opportunity came up, then I would. Unfortunately as I am now a teacher myself, and the tournament is during term time and as I also work as a marker for one of the A-Level exam boards - and the marking takes place in late June/early July, it wouldn't be easy.

Name: Sarah
Country: UK

enqvistfan
11-19-2005, 09:32 PM
1. Which Grand Slam tournament(s) did you attend?
Roland-Garros and US OPEN

2. Was this your first visit to a Grand Slam? If not, what other Grand Slams did you visit or how many times did you visit this one?
Roland-Garros (first time was in 1990, and I try to go each year) - US OPEN (2004)

3. What did you think about the organisation of the tournament?
Roland-Garros : good. But, the welcome is not great. People who work there are a bit stressy.
US OPEN : Didn't like the first round on three days !! I was a bit lost !! But, I liked the warm welcome from the people who work there, always smily and very cool. Where you enter in the stadium : "hello and welcome" :yeah:

4. Why did you visit this tournament? (to see your fav. Player, the atmosphere, tennis in general etc.)
Roland-Garros : tennis in general, my fave players, the atmosphere is always good
US OPEN : was my first trip to the US, so for tourism, tennis, the night session (we don't have one in Roland), my players..

5. Was is it easy to get tickets for the tournament?
Roland-Garros : yes (even if it's going to be difficult for 2006 with a draw)
US OPEN : Yes, each morning, you can buy tickets for the matches. The atmosphere is good because there are trivias while you are queuing. I liked a lot :)

6. What did you think about the prices of the tickets?
Roland-Garros : prices are ok. Personally, I only buy for grounds, so Roland-Garros doesn't cost me a lot of money.

US OPEN : very expensive, cause you have to buy one main court, if you want to buy grounds only, you can't. In 2004, the least expensive ticket was at $ 54 !!! So, you can't go there everyday !! With that price, in Paris, you can go there for 3 days in the grounds !! But, the good thing in NY is that qualies are free and the A.A day is you don't watch match on that court. So, great :yeah:

7. What it easy to get to the tournament?
Roland-Garros : with the metro or the bus, I live in the suburbs of Paris, so only 25-30 mins for me
US OPEN : With the metro, it's easy, and the subway station is very close to the stadium

8. Did your expectations, which you had of the tournament, come true?
YEs, both are great tournaments

9. Would you visit this tournament again? Why (not)?
Roland-Garros : I go there each year
US OPEN : I plan to go there in 2006

Name: Enqvistfan
Country: France

williaer
11-19-2005, 09:38 PM
1. Which Grand Slam tournament(s) did you attend?australian open
2. Was this your first visit to a Grand Slam? If not, what other Grand Slams did you visit or how many times did you visit this one? been to the AO twice now (but will be going every year from now)
3. What did you think about the organisation of the tournament? i thought it was fabulous
4. Why did you visit this tournament? (to see your fav. Player, the atmosphere, tennis in general etc.) see the tennis/favourite players
5. Was is it easy to get tickets for the tournament? yeah, it's easy if you buy them early so there's RLA tickets, otherwise ground passes are easy peasy to get
6. What did you think about the prices of the tickets? fairly expensive but that's probably cus i dont have much money. i dont know the ticket prices of other slams so im not sure. anyway... spose it's a slam so expensive tickets are to be expected
7. What it easy to get to the tournament? yeh, public transport takes you right to the gate
8. Did your expectations, which you had of the tournament, come true? yeh, i had a great time and saw awesome tennis!
9. Would you visit this tournament again? Why (not)? i'd go any day. i love the australian open - the atmosphere and the tennis is incredible

Name: ellen
Country: australia (melbourne)

NicoFan
11-19-2005, 09:40 PM
US OPEN : very expensive, cause you have to buy one main court, if you want to buy grounds only, you can't. In 2004, the least expensive ticket was at $ 54 !!! So, you can't go there everyday !! With that price, in Paris, you can go there for 3 days in the grounds !!

US OPEN : I plan to go there in 2006


Enqvistfan - we'll have to met up! I go there every year from AA day on that first Saturday and then 10 days to the 2nd Monday.

Just wanted to let you know that you can buy grounds only. I like the clay court players and they are rarely in AA so I usually buy the grounds pass only (which lets you into everything including Armstrong and the grandstand - everything except AA). And I used to easily be able to sneak into AA if necessary. But they stopped that this year. I used to know the back stairs into AA that only a few people knew about but they have a security guard even there now. It s*cks. So I'll have to buy the regular ticket next year. Pisses me off because its rare that I even want to step into AA. :mad: Its only like $5 extra dollars but with the tickets already sooo high, it makes it just that much higher.

enqvistfan
11-19-2005, 09:45 PM
Enqvistfan - we'll have to met up! I go there every year from AA day on that first Saturday and then 10 days to the 2nd Monday.

Just wanted to let you know that you can buy grounds only. I like the clay court players and they are rarely in AA so I usually buy the grounds pass only (which lets you into everything including Armstrong and the grandstand - everything except AA). And I used to easily be able to sneak into AA if necessary. But they stopped that this year. I used to know the back stairs into AA that only a few people knew about but they have a security guard even there now. It s*cks. So I'll have to buy the regular ticket next year. Pisses me off because its rare that I even want to step into AA. :mad: Its only like $5 extra dollars but with the tickets already sooo high, it makes it just that much higher.

No problem for the meeting :)

I didn't know that we could buy tickets for the grounds only. When I've been there, they told me it was not possible. In 2004, I remember that I have been to the A.A (mainly because Thomas was playing Safin) which also gave me access to the grounds. And, I totally agree with you for the A.A, I was at the top and hopefully, there were giant screens !!! The problem is that people behind me or on the same row, were always talking, eating, moving !! We were a bit surprised. It was like we were in a lounge :lol: People didn't seem to be focused on the matches. In the grounds, people were definitely more focused :yeah:

SwissMister1
11-19-2005, 10:00 PM
1. Which Grand Slam tournament(s) did you attend? US Open 2004 & 2005

2. Was this your first visit to a Grand Slam? If not, what other Grand Slams did you visit or how many times did you visit this one? See question 1

3. What did you think about the organisation of the tournament? I thought it was well planned out except for the distribution of matches in the first round - it seemed like many of the men's matches I wanted to see were on at the same times on the second day, whereas on the third day the men's singles matches were only during the the first two timeslots, and then there were nothing but women's and doubles matches the rest of the day. I loved being able to see the qualifying rounds for free, though.

4. Why did you visit this tournament? (to see your fav. Player, the atmosphere, tennis in general etc.) I was able to see my favourite players and watch a lot of tennis at a location that was only a few hours drive from me.

5. Was is it easy to get tickets for the tournament? My friend bought them online in advance with no hassles.

6. What did you think about the prices of the tickets? I thought tickets were fairly expensive, and my friend was charged a service fee for buying the tickets online.

7. What it easy to get to the tournament? Yes, the tournament is easily accessible by subway or driving.

8. Did your expectations, which you had of the tournament, come true? Yes, I enjoyed my stay.

9. Would you visit this tournament again? Why (not)? Yes, especially for the qualifying rounds, and perhaps for the first two days of the first round as well.

Name: Terence
Country: USA

Damita
11-19-2005, 10:09 PM
1. Which Grand Slam tournament(s) did you attend?
Roland Garros 2005
2. Was this your first visit to a Grand Slam? If not, what other Grand Slams did you visit or how many times did you visit this one?
No, i went to Roland Garros in 2004 also, but only for the charity day. This year i went there for the charity day, and then for 3 days during the tournament.
3. What did you think about the organisation of the tournament?
I think it's good.
4. Why did you visit this tournament? (to see your fav. Player, the atmosphere, tennis in general etc.)
All of the aboves i guess. Tennis in general, my favourite player, and to meet internet friends :)
5. Was is it easy to get tickets for the tournament?
NOT AT ALL !!!! Tickets for Roland Garros are sold by the French Tennis Federation, which gives a priority to people playing tennis in clubs. Which isn't my case. I've tried a few years to get tickets, with no success. This year i got one thanks to a girl i know who plays tennis, and the 2 other days i got tickets from an internet pal who also plays tennis.
6. What did you think about the prices of the tickets?
Quite expensive for the poor student i am, but it's nothing compared to Wimbledon tickets for instance, so i guess it is ok.
7. What it easy to get to the tournament?
Yes, as i live near Paris. The metro station is near the stadium.
8. Did your expectations, which you had of the tournament, come true?
yes
9. Would you visit this tournament again? Why (not)?
Yes. I'll try to visit RG in 2006 again. If i can get tickets that is :rolleyes: Otherwise, the Masters Series in Bercy will do ;)

Name: Stéphanie
Country: France

Truc
11-19-2005, 10:23 PM
1. Which Grand Slam tournament(s) did you attend? RG
2. Was this your first visit to a Grand Slam? If not, what other Grand Slams did you visit or how many times did you visit this one? No, already been to RG 3-4 times in the 90's
3. What did you think about the organisation of the tournament? Good, except for the tickets selling
4. Why did you visit this tournament? (to see your fav. Player, the atmosphere, tennis in general etc.) To see tennis in general (matches + practice)
5. Was is it easy to get tickets for the tournament? No. The tickets are sold in priority to people playing in French tennis clubs. We don't, so there is no choice at all when we buy the tickets. It happened a few times that we didn't get 2 tickets for the same court – I spent the whole day on the court P. Chatrier, my bf only had a ticket for the Suzanne Lenglen.
6. What did you think about the prices of the tickets? Prices are OK (I only know the prices for the first week)
7. What it easy to get to the tournament? Yes, very easy with the public transport.
8. Did your expectations, which you had of the tournament, come true? Yes
9. Would you visit this tournament again? Why (not)? Yes

Name: Françoise
Country: Germany

Edit: did you mean only people who visited a GS this year? You should ignore my answer then, I was in RG last year, not this year.

PinkFeatherBoa
11-19-2005, 10:58 PM
1. Which Grand Slam tournament(s) did you attend? This year, only Wimbledon.
2. Was this your first visit to a Grand Slam? If not, what other Grand Slams did you visit or how many times did you visit this one? Wimbledon every year, multiple times for the last 10 years. I've also been to Roland Garros in 2000 and 2002.
3. What did you think about the organisation of the tournament?
Wimbledon- organisation is ok.
4. Why did you visit this tournament? (to see your fav. Player, the atmosphere, tennis in general etc.) Location, I live very near to Wimbledon so it is easy to get to. I like grass court tennis and tennis in general, so I go to as many tournaments as possible (too many). Also, to go support my favourites and to hang out with people I know who work and are involved with the tournament.
5. Was is it easy to get tickets for the tournament? Through public means it is hard to get tickets for Wimbledon, always oversubscribed- too much demand. RG tickets are much easier to get hold of, and nicer because you can pick the days and court you want.
6. What did you think about the prices of the tickets? I think that Wimbledon and RG are both reasonably priced.
7. What it easy to get to the tournament? Yes, Wimbledon is very accessible, but I do live pretty near. Even if you're coming from further away, public transport is fairly adequate. I also find RG very easy to get to when I get to the city (which is very easy and quick from England on the Eurostar).
8. Did your expectations, which you had of the tournament, come true? Yes
9. Would you visit this tournament again? Why (not)? I would visit Wimbledon or RG again (and will be doing so many times in the future). I would love to visit the USO and AO in the future as well.

Name: Jenny
Country: UK

purr
11-19-2005, 11:11 PM
1. Which Grand Slam tournament(s) did you attend? Australian Open, 2005
2. Was this your first visit to a Grand Slam? If not, what other Grand Slams did you visit or how many times did you visit this one? It was my first visit.
3. What did you think about the organisation of the tournament? Very good.
4. Why did you visit this tournament? (to see your fav. Player, the atmosphere, tennis in general etc.) To see some of my fave players, and to finally see live A-level tennis played for real, instead of just on TV!
5. Was is it easy to get tickets for the tournament? Yes, but you've got to be fast.
6. What did you think about the prices of the tickets? Pretty good.
7. What it easy to get to the tournament? Extremely easy.
8. Did your expectations, which you had of the tournament, come true? Yes. I had an excellent time.
9. Would you visit this tournament again? Why (not)? Yes. I'm going again in 2006.

basil333
11-19-2005, 11:43 PM
These are the question:

1. Which Grand Slam tournament(s) did you attend? Roland Garros
2. Was this your first visit to a Grand Slam? If not, what other Grand Slams did you visit or how many times did you visit this one? Wimbledon since 1996, Roland Garros since 2000, US Open once 2001.
3. What did you think about the organisation of the tournament? Roland Garros - Excellent. US Open - Great. Wimbledon could do much better. Needs to focus on the real fans rather than the "Champayne Charlies and Corporates".
4. Why did you visit this tournament? (to see your fav. Player, the atmosphere, tennis in general etc.) - To see favourite players and meet friends.
5. Was is it easy to get tickets for the tournament? - RG - yes US Open - Yes - Wimbledon - the ticket system is archaic and pathetic and really needs bringing into the 21st century. They need to scrap the queue and contact TicketMaster or something and have a sensible ticket buying service.
6. What did you think about the prices of the tickets? - I concentrate on Ground Passes mainly - these are usually excellent value for money
7. What it easy to get to the tournament? - RG - Yes
8. Did your expectations, which you had of the tournament, come true? Yes
9. Would you visit this tournament again? Why (not)? I would love to visit US Open again, RG is wonderful, this year I missed Wimbledon for the first time since 1996, and did not miss the queuing and "non-tennisfans" at all.

Name: Louise
Country: UK

basil333
11-19-2005, 11:44 PM
Good luck with your survey and the results.

mangoes
11-20-2005, 12:38 AM
1. Which Grand Slam tournament(s) did you attend? US Open
2. Was this your first visit to a Grand Slam? If not, what other Grand Slams did you visit or how many times did you visit this one? Past 5 years, US Open
3. What did you think about the organisation of the tournament? Very Good in 05
4. Why did you visit this tournament? (to see your fav. Player, the atmosphere, tennis in general etc.) Tennis in general and to see favorite players
5. Was is it easy to get tickets for the tournament? yes
6. What did you think about the prices of the tickets? ok
7. What it easy to get to the tournament? yes, but still hectic
8. Did your expectations, which you had of the tournament, come true? yes
9. Would you visit this tournament again? Why (not)? yes

Name: Sheryl
Country: USA

~EMiLiTA~
11-20-2005, 07:51 AM
Hola Sinerra, aquí tienes mis respuestas...

1. Which Grand Slam tournament(s) did you attend?
In 2005, only Australian Open

2. Was this your first visit to a Grand Slam? If not, what other Grand Slams did you visit or how many times did you visit this one?
no..have been going to the Australian Open since 2002 (so 4 years in total so far) and went to Roland Garros in 2004 (it was my first and only time)

3. What did you think about the organisation of the tournament?
Australian Open - very good
Roland Garros - pretty bad (compared to Aus Open)...the queues were terrible and it was not as fan friendly as AO

4. Why did you visit this tournament? (to see your fav. Player, the atmosphere, tennis in general etc.)
Aus Open - because I was sick of the terrible coverage we got on TV...they only showed boring Aussie players or Andre Agassi and I wanted to see other players. I loved it the first time and have been going back ever since.
Roland Garros - I was living in Spain and thought I might never get a chance to go to RG if I didn't go this time...because in Aus I always have exams at that time. And it was the slam I had always wanted to go to apart from Aus Open...so in answer to the question, I would say "tennis in general"

5. Was is it easy to get tickets for the tournament?
Aus Open - it is very easy to get tickets for Aus Open...lately I've been getting accrediation but I have bought ground passes and RLA tickets before as well...even on the day there has never been a problem
Roland Garros - I had heard it was a problem, and was told the day before I got there that all had been sold out and I freaked out, but when I got there (the Sunday before the tournament) I just walked straight up to the ticket office and bought annexe tickets for that day as well as Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday without any problem at all

6. What did you think about the prices of the tickets?
Aus Open - reasonable...AU$25 (though i think they're going to be $27 in 2006) for a ground pass is great because u can go everywhere except Rod Laver Arena
French Open - also very reasonable...I paid 18 euros for annexe tickets which got me to all the outside courts...I was expecting to pay more

7. What it easy to get to the tournament?
Aus Open - GREAT public transport on the tram which drops u off right outside the venue...and those with tickets travel free...a very good setup. It also helps that the venue is inner city....it takes about 10-15 min to get there on the tram from inner city hotels
RG - not bad...the metro can get you anywhere in Paris. I was staying completely on the other side of the city and it took me 45 min every day with 2 changes but it was ok. The problem was that it was a bit of a walk from the metro stop...and when you got there there was also always a long queue to get in which I was not expecting.

8. Did your expectations, which you had of the tournament, come true?
Aus Open - yes
Roland Garros - more or less, yes

9. Would you visit this tournament again? Why (not)?
Aus Open - definitely...I go every year and will always continue to do so
Roland Garros - if I never went again, it wouldn't bother me...but if I happened to be in Paris at that time, I would try and go for a few days

Name: Emily
Country: Australia

CooCooCachoo
11-20-2005, 07:57 AM
These are the question:

1. Which Grand Slam tournament(s) did you attend? Wimbledon
2. Was this your first visit to a Grand Slam? If not, what other Grand Slams did you visit or how many times did you visit this one? Yes
3. What did you think about the organisation of the tournament? I thought it was very well organized and very inspiring to a tennis fan
4. Why did you visit this tournament? (to see your fav. Player, the atmosphere, tennis in general etc.) Because I love tennis :worship: ;)
5. Was is it easy to get tickets for the tournament? Yes, you just had to queue for a long time :p
6. What did you think about the prices of the tickets? Reasonable for ground passes
7. What it easy to get to the tournament? Yes, transport is very easy in London, though there were some proubles with the subway that day
8. Did your expectations, which you had of the tournament, come true? More than that
9. Would you visit this tournament again? Why (not)? YES!!!

Name: CooCooCachoo or Martijn :p
Country: The Netherlands

Peta Pan
11-20-2005, 12:47 PM
1. Which Grand Slam tournament(s) did you attend?
Australian Open

2. Was this your first visit to a Grand Slam? If not, what other Grand Slams did you visit or how many times did you visit this one?
No, I've been to the last 10 Australian Opens. Never any other Grand Slam tournament though

3. What did you think about the organisation of the tournament?
Always excellent

4. Why did you visit this tournament? (to see your fav. Player, the atmosphere, tennis in general etc.)
For everything that it is. The tennis, the players, meeting my friends, the atmosphere. It's the highlight of my year.

5. Was is it easy to get tickets for the tournament?
I always get ground passes and they are VERY easy to get

6. What did you think about the prices of the tickets?
Ground passes are the best value ticket in sport. All courts except RLA all day for (this year) $25? That's awesome... and the $27 next year is still fine

7. What it easy to get to the tournament?
Yep. I live 45 mins away and public transport makes it easy to get there

8. Did your expectations, which you had of the tournament, come true?
Without a doubt!

9. Would you visit this tournament again? Why (not)?
I wouldn't miss it for the world!

Name: Peta
Country: Australia

Mmiss_Nita_059
11-20-2005, 06:33 PM
1. Which Grand Slam tournament(s) did you attend?
2005- Roland Garros
2. Was this your first visit to a Grand Slam? If not, what other Grand Slams did you visit or how many times did you visit this one?
I went to all the Aus opens, RG's and wimb's from 97 to 00 then just RG and in 03 went to RG and Wimb
3. What did you think about the organisation of the tournament?
French and Aus always excellant, in my opinion wimb's organisation has gotten worse.
4. Why did you visit this tournament? (to see your fav. Player, the atmosphere, tennis in general etc.)to see friends and the tennis
5. Was is it easy to get tickets for the tournament?
RG and the Aus np but wimb harder and in 03 I had to call in a favour for them.
6. What did you think about the prices of the tickets?
reasonable for the amount of hours of tennis but half of the tennis is the women and I prefer the mens
7. What it easy to get to the tournament? yeah my uncle always takes me and he knows his way coz hes been going since "back in the day"
8. Did your expectations, which you had of the tournament, come true?
yes, the french is always greta with good atmosphere
9. Would you visit this tournament again? Why (not)?
yeah coz its tradition

Name: anita
Country: italia

Ferrero Forever
11-21-2005, 03:25 AM
1. Which Grand Slam tournament(s) did you attend?
Australian Open
2. Was this your first visit to a Grand Slam? If not, what other Grand Slams did you visit or how many times did you visit this one?
Yeah first tournament for me, I went for 2 days this year
3. What did you think about the organisation of the tournament?
It was good, but a bit more shelter would have been nice
4. Why did you visit this tournament? (to see your fav. Player, the atmosphere, tennis in general etc.)
To see the tennis, though the atmosphere was great and I got to see JC so it was all good
5. Was is it easy to get tickets for the tournament?
Yeah, very very very convienient, I just had to go to the local shops and buy the ticket which took like 5 minutes, and then went straight to the event from there
6. What did you think about the prices of the tickets?
Very very cheap, it's all good, good value for money
7. What it easy to get to the tournament?
You can catch a train to the main station in the city of Melbourne, then they run free trams to the centre, so it's very easy
8. Did your expectations, which you had of the tournament, come true?
No, i expected it to be good, and it was great, no better then great, too good to describe in words
9. Would you visit this tournament again? Why (not)?
Yep, I'm going again in Janurary, but this time for more days

Name: Mary-Lee
Country: Australia

Kristen
11-21-2005, 08:11 AM
1. Which Grand Slam tournament(s) did you attend? Australian Open

2. Was this your first visit to a Grand Slam? If not, what other Grand Slams did you visit or how many times did you visit this one?
Aus Open 2003, 2004, 2005 (and soon to be 2006 :D)

3. What did you think about the organisation of the tournament?
Positives: The free concerts / Australian bands and singers. The price. Stalls and free activities were entertaining. Swedish fans.
Negatives: The concerts seemed a little distracting at times for any matches going over time. Halfwit females lining up for their precious haircare products.

4. Why did you visit this tournament? (to see your fav. Player, the atmosphere, tennis in general etc.)
It's the one place where I've got a good chance of seeing my favourite up-and-coming players (you know, the guys ranked way outside the top 100!) Also, it's a good chance to catch up with all the tennis-fan-friends you meet...

5. Was is it easy to get tickets for the tournament?
Sure, I don't ask for much.

6. What did you think about the prices of the tickets?
I only get Ground Passes ($27) and that's acceptable for me :)

7. What it easy to get to the tournament?
Walk around the corner from accomodation, get on a tram, and 5 minutes later, we're there.

8. Did your expectations, which you had of the tournament, come true?
Definitely.

9. Would you visit this tournament again? Why (not)?
Yessss..... I love it. Tennis comes but once a year, so we've got to make the most of it.

Name: Kristen
Country: (Sydney) Australia :wavey:

Experimentee
11-21-2005, 02:15 PM
1. Which Grand Slam tournament(s) did you attend?
Australian Open
2. Was this your first visit to a Grand Slam? If not, what other Grand Slams did you visit or how many times did you visit this one?
I've only been to this one, cant remember right now how many times, but every year since 2002 or 2003.
3. What did you think about the organisation of the tournament?
Great, it was very well organised
4. Why did you visit this tournament? (to see your fav. Player, the atmosphere, tennis in general etc.)
Because I like tennis and its better to see it live
5. Was is it easy to get tickets for the tournament?
Yeah very easy
6. What did you think about the prices of the tickets?
Good value, a whole days entertainment which is about 12 hrs for only $25 (i only get ground passes)
7. What it easy to get to the tournament?
Yes very easy, only thing is there arent as many trams going to Melbourne Park at quallies, so you have to wait a bit longer than I'd like
8. Did your expectations, which you had of the tournament, come true?
It was better than expected
9. Would you visit this tournament again? Why (not)?
Yes I would because its the best event ever. I would go every day if I had the money or didnt get too tired

Name: Liz
Country: Australia

MissPovaFan
11-21-2005, 02:20 PM
These are the question:

1. Which Grand Slam tournament(s) did you attend?
ROLAND GARROS & WIMBLEDON
2. Was this your first visit to a Grand Slam? If not, what other Grand Slams did you visit or how many times did you visit this one?
YES FIRST VISIT WAS ROLAND GARROS
3. What did you think about the organisation of the tournament?
SUPERB AT ROLAND GARROS BUT WASNT AS IMPRESSED WITH WIMBLEDON
4. Why did you visit this tournament? (to see your fav. Player, the atmosphere, tennis in general etc.)
ROLAND GARROS WAS A WEEK AWAY IN PARIS WITH MY GIRLFRIEND AND WIMBLEDON WAS A DAY OUT WITH MY MUM
5. Was is it easy to get tickets for the tournament?
YES - BOTH VERY EASY
6. What did you think about the prices of the tickets?
WIMBLEDON WAS TOO PRICY BUT ROLAND GARROS FINE
7. What it easy to get to the tournament?
YES TO BOTH
8. Did your expectations, which you had of the tournament, come true?
YES TO ROLAND GARROS IT WAS AMAZING BUT NO TO WIMBLEDON
9. Would you visit this tournament again? Why (not)?
YES TO BOTH
Name: PAUL HOPKINS
Country: ENGLAND

Laura12
11-21-2005, 03:01 PM
1. Which Grand Slam tournament(s) did you attend? US Open
2. Was this your first visit to a Grand Slam? If not, what other Grand Slams did you visit or how many times did you visit this one? I've been to the US Open Women's Final in 2002, the Men's Final this year, and the last Friday of qualifying for the last two years.
3. What did you think about the organisation of the tournament? Good I guess- but how many mistakes can you honestly make in organizing the finals?
4. Why did you visit this tournament? (to see your fav. Player, the atmosphere, tennis in general etc.) Hoping to see my fave player, the tennis, the atmosphere, everything I guess.
5. Was is it easy to get tickets for the tournament? Not sure, my parents got them.
6. What did you think about the prices of the tickets? Ok I think, but once again my parents got them.
7. What it easy to get to the tournament? Yes, only like a 2 hour car drive.
8. Did your expectations, which you had of the tournament, come true? yes
9. Would you visit this tournament again? Why (not)? yes, because I love watching tennis, I hope to see more players, it is the closest tournament to my home actually, and it was very fun overall.

Name:Laura
Country: USA

cedez
11-21-2005, 03:09 PM
These are the question:

1. Which Grand Slam tournament(s) did you attend? US Open 2005
2. Was this your first visit to a Grand Slam? Yes. If not, what other Grand Slams did you visit or how many times did you visit this one?
3. What did you think about the organisation of the tournament? Fine
4. Why did you visit this tournament? to see as many players live as I could(to see your fav. Player, the atmosphere, tennis in general etc.)
5. Was is it easy to get tickets for the tournament? yes
6. What did you think about the prices of the tickets? very expensive
7. What it easy to get to the tournament? yes
8. Did your expectations, which you had of the tournament, come true? yes
9. Would you visit this tournament again? Why (not)? yes, I had a great time!

Name: Susan
Country: USA

napki
11-21-2005, 09:19 PM
1. Which Grand Slam tournament(s) did you attend?
USO 2005
2. Was this your first visit to a Grand Slam? If not, what other Grand Slams did you visit or how many times did you visit this one?
This was the first time i went to a tennis tournament. :p
3. What did you think about the organisation of the tournament?
I think it was good.
4. Why did you visit this tournament? (to see your fav. Player, the atmosphere, tennis in general etc.)
Seeing tennis players play live gives a very different feel from what i get from siting in front of a tv, so the atmosphere, i guess.
5. Was is it easy to get tickets for the tournament?
My friend took care of it, he went there in the early morning to be able to buy tickets. He said that otherwise he'd be in line till afternoon if he gets tickets at all. Next year i'll probably buy them online before the event.
6. What did you think about the prices of the tickets?
Too high! $55 for day session w/AA. We stayed till late evening but the price still shouldn't be that high.
7. What it easy to get to the tournament?
Yes by subway. I heard that driving there is not recommended.
8. Did your expectations, which you had of the tournament, come true?
Yes. I didn't know what to expect so i was an easy target. :D
9. Would you visit this tournament again? Why (not)?
Yes, because in order for me to go to the next closest tournament i'll have to take a plane. :p
It's great place to see all my fave players and a good excuse to visit NYC. :yeah:


Name: Kay
Country: USA

Sinerra
11-23-2005, 05:12 PM
Edit: did you mean only people who visited a GS this year? You should ignore my answer then, I was in RG last year, not this year.

Doesn't matter when you visited the tournament, thanks for your answers!

Good luck with your survey and the results.

Thanks!

And thank you everyone who filled it out!

Please keep it coming!

Fumus
11-23-2005, 05:31 PM
For a research for a local tennis magazine here in Spain, I have made a survey. Its about the Grand Slam tournaments.

These questions are only for people who have visited a Grand Slam tournament and their experiences.

Please answer these questions, it wont take long. Please also, try to explain your answer if possible.
Could you also include your name and country after you answered the questions? If you dont want people to know your last name, then only your first name will be fine. If you dont want to say your name at all, I will use you nickname here on the forum. If you also dont want this please say so. Your name and country name will be in the Thank You list of the magazine.
If you do want your name, but dont want to tell it on the forum, please PM me the survey including your name.

Thank you in advance!

- Ana María

These are the question:

1. Which Grand Slam tournament(s) did you attend?
2. Was this your first visit to a Grand Slam? If not, what other Grand Slams did you visit or how many times did you visit this one?
3. What did you think about the organisation of the tournament?
4. Why did you visit this tournament? (to see your fav. Player, the atmosphere, tennis in general etc.)
5. Was is it easy to get tickets for the tournament?
6. What did you think about the prices of the tickets?
7. What it easy to get to the tournament?
8. Did your expectations, which you had of the tournament, come true?
9. Would you visit this tournament again? Why (not)?

Name:
Country:

1.US OPEN 04, 05
2.Yes it was
3.Good work, although durning the day the lines on the outer courts got alittle long.
4.Atmosphere and Tennis rocks
5.Yea, good ole' ticketmaster
6.Cheap I guess
7.If you call driving in NY easy
8.Yea it was awesome, I still masterbate about it nightly. ;)
9.Yea, course it rocks.

Name. Ryan
Country: USA

gravity
11-23-2005, 06:01 PM
1. US Open, Wimbledon, Roland Garros and Australian Open
2. My first visit to a Grand Slam was the 2002 US Open in the big apple. It's the one i remember Greg Rusedski mouthing off about Pete Sampras being 'all washed up' after losing to him in a tense late nite match. Sampras then went on to win the whole tournament and poor Canadian Greg looked a real idiot. :p
3. The organisation is great everywhere apart from Wimbledon which is still stuck in the dark ages. The Australian Open is the best organized tournament of them all IMO they go to great lengths to make the whole experience memorable for all in attendence - young and old - even the less-hardcore tennis fans.
4. It's been part of my job to attend tournaments and meet with executives of large multinational corporations. Luckily the meetings are short and I spend most of the time watching tennis and enjoying all of what each unique city has to offer.
5. No they are always delivered to my door at no expense. ;)
6. I think the prices are fair considering all the tennis you get to see in a day across the whole tennis site.
7. New York was the hardest as the tennis site is always a fair distance from our hotel. I'm always getting lost on the NY subway system it's still a mystery to me. In Melbourne, our hotel is within walking distance which is perfect for me..... and in London and Paris just a short taxi ride to the tennis centre.
8. The first year our seats on Arthur Ashe stadium were way back and I thought I might need some binoculars to see the action. :lol: The stadium is way huge but we could see everything perfectly even way back at the top beyond the seats. The experience lived upto expectations we describe going to a Grand Slam as being like Disneyworld for tennis freaks.
9. I would visit all the Grand Slams again but I'm definitely going back to Melbourne in January and can't wait. :yeah: The Australian Open is my favorite Grand Slam played in a great multicultural city with sports fanatics everywhere. The people are very friendly and welcoming and create a great atmosphere on the main courts especially when Hewitt or Molik are playing.

El Legenda
11-23-2005, 06:06 PM
1. US Open, Wimbledon, Roland Garros and Australian Open
2. My first visit to a Grand Slam was the 2002 US Open in the big apple. It's the one i remember Greg Rusedski mouthing off about Pete Sampras being 'all washed up' after losing to him in a tense late nite match. Sampras then went on to win the whole tournament and poor Canadian Greg looked a real idiot. :p
3. The organisation is great everywhere apart from Wimbledon which is still stuck in the dark ages. The Australian Open is the best organized tournament of them all IMO they go to great lengths to make the whole experience memorable for all in attendence - young and old - even the less-hardcore tennis fans.
4. It's been part of my job to attend tournaments and meet with executives of large multinational corporations. Luckily the meetings are short and I spend most of the time watching tennis and enjoying all of what each unique city has to offer.
5. No they are always delivered to my door at no expense. ;)
6. I think the prices are fair considering all the tennis you get to see in a day across the whole tennis site.
7. New York was the hardest as the tennis site is always a fair distance from our hotel. I'm always getting lost on the NY subway system it's still a mystery to me. In Melbourne, our hotel is within walking distance which is perfect for me..... and in London and Paris just a short taxi ride to the tennis centre.
8. The first year our seats on Arthur Ashe stadium were way back and I thought I might need some binoculars to see the action. :lol: The stadium is way huge but we could see everything perfectly even way back at the top beyond the seats. The experience lived upto expectations we describe going to a Grand Slam as being like Disneyworld for tennis freaks.
9. I would visit all the Grand Slams again but I'm definitely going back to Melbourne in January and can't wait. :yeah: The Australian Open is my favorite Grand Slam played in a great multicultural city with sports fanatics everywhere. The people are very friendly and welcoming and create a great atmosphere on the main courts especially when Hewitt or Molik are playing.

:ras: lucky bastard. :p: :lol: