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Old 02-27-2012, 06:52 AM   #1
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Default $200,000 for a tennis lesson...

Some people have too much money:

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At the Elton John live auction, they just sold a tennis lesson taught by Rafael Nadal, for $200,000.


https://twitter.com/#!/MattDentler/s...98887420428290

At least it's for charity. Though whoever bought it may regret it if they followed MTF as the overwhelming opinion would probably be that Nadal can't teach anything about tennis given that he doesn't know how to play it himself.
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:31 AM   #2
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Somebody should tell the winning bidder that "tennis lessons" with an ATP player are not the same as the ones cougars have at the club with hunky instructors. They involve clothes being kept on, for the most part.
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:54 AM   #3
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It's a charity action

Is the norm that the silliest things to be actioned at the silliest prices at this kind of event. And the money goes to good causes instead of the IRS so...
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Old 02-27-2012, 02:47 PM   #4
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Default Re: $200,000 for a tennis lesson...

Just rich people looking for a tax deduction and good publicity.

I wonder what Nadal's advice would be? "Ok, use left hand. It doesn't matter you right handed. Now whip it over you head. Vamos. Backhand? Don't worry bout that. Serve- you just hit over the net to they backhand."
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Old 02-27-2012, 02:50 PM   #5
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Apparently, the lesson was bought by a wealthy Basel resident. He is so far only known by the initials of R.F.
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Default Re: $200,000 for a tennis lesson...

Didn't think I would make the news with this...was hoping for some good bottle placement tips from me Rafa

Well worth the money IMHO
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For someone not speaking spanish the true value of the lesson is around 10-20 dollars.
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For someone not speaking spanish the true value of the lesson is around 10-20 dollars.
the true value is the same for everyone: $0
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Default Re: $200,000 for a tennis lesson...

eh, you guys are being too cynical about rafa's instructional abilities. He already wastes time on the court as well as any pro you have in your local town.
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$200,000? Let me see if I have that in my jean pockets

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One SF at Roland Garros as a result of this lesson and the lesson will have paid for itself
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One SF at Roland Garros as a result of this lesson and the lesson will have paid for itself
Easy peasy no? Even Martin Verkerk managed that, and more!
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Apparently, the lesson was bought by a wealthy Basel resident. He is so far only known by the initials of R.F.
Didn't he have enough of those, and for free?
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Didn't he have enough of those, and for free?

For free yeah, and never really learned anything from those lessons.
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