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I'm moving to Buenos Aires, Argentina on Monday. I had a few questions ...

Where can I get some in-depth info on the Argentine players? I don't know some of them too well. Any good English or Spanish websites?

Are there are any tennis magazines in Argentina? Any web address where I could read them now?

Also, anyone know a link to Spanish tennis words? I have no idea how to say most tennis vocab in Spanish.

Are there tennis clubs in Buenos Aires that I could join so I could meet people that I can play tennis with? Do you need to have a lot of money to join?

Do lots of people like tennis? Can you easily watch it on TV in bars? (Where I live, it's pretty hard to get them to change one TV to a tennis match during the seasons of baseball, football or basketball.)

I don't really know anyone there so I figured my love for tennis might help me meet others. If anyone knows of a good place where I could go to meet other 20-something who like to play tennis ...

thanks for the help.
 

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LoveFifteen said:
I'm moving to Buenos Aires, Argentina on Monday. I had a few questions ...

Where can I get some in-depth info on the Argentine players? I don't know some of them too well. Any good English or Spanish websites?

Are there are any tennis magazines in Argentina? Any web address where I could read them now?

Also, anyone know a link to Spanish tennis words? I have no idea how to say most tennis vocab in Spanish.

Are there tennis clubs in Buenos Aires that I could join so I could meet people that I can play tennis with? Do you need to have a lot of money to join?

Do lots of people like tennis? Can you easily watch it on TV in bars? (Where I live, it's pretty hard to get them to change one TV to a tennis match during the seasons of baseball, football or basketball.)

I don't really know anyone there so I figured my love for tennis might help me meet others. If anyone knows of a good place where I could go to meet other 20-something who like to play tennis ...:rolls:



thanks for the help.
Congratulations, after your argentine new life you'll be the first american able to play decently on clay ..:rolls:

Seize the opportunity and have a good time ;)
 

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Oh, so Chris Evert, Jim Courier, & Andre Agassi were European? :confused:

But seriously, yes, it will be interesting to play on clay. I'm sure I'll be pretty terrible ...
 

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Oh, so Chris Evert, Jim Courier, & Andre Agassi were European? :confused:
I was just kidding, i know there were and there are american players able to play on clay, but you know that clay for the most part of american players is a nightamare :scared: :help:

You will begin to use more tospin in your shots and will have a complete playstyle , not only hitting flat strokes.
 

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It's funny, in Norcal, all the juniors hit with Western and extreme Western and huge topspin. I guess movement is another problem.
 

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Here's a link to a very thorough Argentine Newspaper & Media Guide which might be useful for finding player info, etc... Most are Spanish language sources, but some in English too, e.g. Buenos Aires Herald. Le Nacion and Clarin are major newspapers in Buenos Aires.

http://www.abyznewslinks.com/argen.htm

Re availability of places to play:
I've only heard about this from someone living in Argentina, but I understand there are very active sports clubs all over Argentina, and tennis is typically one of the most popular activities. Tennis is near the top of the sports hierarchy in Argentina (behind soccer and basketball I believe?), not like in the United States. I know what you mean about it taking a back seat to other sports - disheartening, but at least its popularity seems on the rise.

Hope you have a great move and good luck!
 

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The greatest female clay-courter of all time was American ... but women's tennis gets absolutely no respect around here so I'm probably wasting my time ...

Is tennis on TV a lot in Argentina? Do you just need basic cable? Or satalite?
 

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just out of curiosity, what are you moving to Argentina for?
 

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Hey, I live in Argentina!!! In Buenos Aires, Argentina
My english is kond of poor lately, but i will try to answer some of your questions...

Are there tennis clubs in Buenos Aires that I could join so I could meet people that I can play tennis with? Do you need to have a lot of money to join?

The answer is YES, there are a lot of places when you can play tennis, a lot of club with tennis courts, and you can find cheap ones, is really easy to find them in any place of the city.


Do lots of people like tennis? Can you easily watch it on TV in bars? (Where I live, it's pretty hard to get them to change one TV to a tennis match during the seasons of baseball, football or basketball.)

YES, a lot of people like tennis. Actually I saw almost all the Roland Garros and Us open matches in bars, a lot of people watch that tournaments, and since i dont have cable tv:-( i have to watched them in bares or in moy boyfriend house, and in the week i always go to bars to see the matches. Except there is any soccer match going on, of course :confused: , but you always can find a place when they only watch tennis. Really.

I don't really know anyone there so I figured my love for tennis might help me meet others. If anyone knows of a good place where I could go to meet other 20-something who like to play tennis ...

Hey, I m from Barazil and i moved here 9 years aog and i must tell you the people is really warm and nice here, you wont have trouble to meet new friend,s the people is actually very friendly, much more friendly than in any other country :D
Buenos Aires is a great city, it gets a little TOO hot in summer, though :sad: , you almost cant sleep (yes, even for me, i lived in brasil but the weather is more similar all year there, here it gets TOO HOT in summer and spring, so bring your shorts) ;)
The weather the rest of the year is great, the winter is mild and it does not get cold at all, i actually love the winter in BA (but now is springg and is warmer again )

Well, i think i wrote a lot, :cool:
Good luck moving here
 

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just out of curiosity, what are you moving to Argentina for?
I am moving to Argentina for the clay courts and easy access to performance-enhancing drugs! :haha:

Ok, just kidding ... before all the Argentines bad-rep me ... let me tell the truth.

I'm moving to Argentina for a few reasons. The main reason is that my boyfriend is Argentine, but I've always wanted to live abroad anyway. I used to live in Germany. I'm going to teach English. I'm a teacher here in the US so it won't be a huge change of profession. Hopefully I will love it there. I loved Spain, and I love being abroad ... and the fact that tennis is way more popular in Argentina that in the US is a great bonus.
 

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I am moving to Argentina for the clay courts and easy access to performance-enhancing drugs! :haha:

Ok, just kidding ... before all the Argentines bad-rep me ... let me tell the truth.

I'm moving to Argentina for a few reasons. The main reason is that my boyfriend is Argentine, but I've always wanted to live abroad anyway. I used to live in Germany. I'm going to teach English. I'm a teacher here in the US so it won't be a huge change of profession. Hopefully I will love it there. I loved Spain, and I love being abroad ... and the fact that tennis is way more popular in Argentina that in the US is a great bonus.
Do you know which part of Buenos Aires you'll be moving to? ;) Welcome btw :D
 

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Do you know which part of Buenos Aires you'll be moving to? ;) Welcome btw :D
Well, we're going to Quilmes first, but if I don't like it there, then I'd like to move to Capital Federal or Zona Norte eventually.
 

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LoveFifteen said:
I am moving to Argentina for the clay courts and easy access to performance-enhancing drugs! :haha:

Ok, just kidding ... before all the Argentines bad-rep me ... let me tell the truth.

I'm moving to Argentina for a few reasons. The main reason is that my boyfriend is Argentine, but I've always wanted to live abroad anyway. I used to live in Germany. I'm going to teach English. I'm a teacher here in the US so it won't be a huge change of profession. Hopefully I will love it there. I loved Spain, and I love being abroad ... and the fact that tennis is way more popular in Argentina that in the US is a great bonus.
Best of luck.
 

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Well, Capital Federal is closer to everything, honestly, but maybe you'll like Quilmes.
I haven't been there too much myself, so I don't remember much really :p

Now, let me answer some of your questions...

Where can I get some in-depth info on the Argentine players? I don't know some of them too well. Any good English or Spanish websites?
You can always go to atptennis.com but if you've tried that, you can try checking

Are there are any tennis magazines in Argentina? Any web address where I could read them now?

Yes, there is one which is very good that is called "Solo Tenis". Here's the website: http://www.tenniscom.com/aaarevistasolotenis/solotenisinicio.htm

Also, anyone know a link to Spanish tennis words? I have no idea how to say most tennis vocab in Spanish.

Sorry, can't help you there.

Are there tennis clubs in Buenos Aires that I could join so I could meet people that I can play tennis with? Do you need to have a lot of money to join?

Sure, there are tons. The most known one is the "Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club" which is where the ATP of Buenos Aires is played. But that's pretty far from where you're gonna be living so I would recommend you to check your place and look for sports clubs. There are always tennis courts there.

Do lots of people like tennis? Can you easily watch it on TV in bars? (Where I live, it's pretty hard to get them to change one TV to a tennis match during the seasons of baseball, football or basketball.)

Yes, definitely. I have a bar next to my hosue where every time there is a tennis match, they show it. But you have plenty of others, besides the coverage here is really good, and you just need to have cable so there's always good tennis to watch.

I don't really know anyone there so I figured my love for tennis might help me meet others. If anyone knows of a good place where I could go to meet other 20-something who like to play tennis ...

Go to the tennis clubs. Tennis is very popular here and there are plenty of people who play it.


I hope that helps :)
 

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hi I live in Buenos Aires, so I think I can help you a bit.

I never been in Quilmes, so I can't help you there.

About Tennis websites / magazines you have some... first of all, "Solo Tenis" magazine is the best one I think. About websites... well, everybody here speak about tennis so you can always read about it at the newspaper or in TV.
www.tycsports.com.ar
www.tenistas.org

You have lot of tennis clubs. In Quilmes I just know the "Quilmes Athletic Club". But you can check at this link from the AAT:
http://www.aat.com.ar/web/diario/hoy/aat/clubes.htm?PHPSESSID=60695fef23ea7aea2d003ba7ae925843
there you have all metropolitan tennis clubs affiliated to the federation.

In Buenos Aires, you can check what I call "the Tennis Neighbour" at "Bosques de Palermo". There you have lot of tennis club. Most of them are a bit expensive (at least for an argie :p), but there is where most ATP / ITF tournaments are played and where professionals players use to train.
There you have tennis clubs like:
Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club (where the BA ATP Tourny is played)
Club Argentino de Tenis
Harrods Gath & Chaves (from both "old" clothes store :p)
Vilas Club (yeah, from Guillermo Vilas, but he is not the owner :p)
and some more xD

Tickets for Futures are free, and for Challengers are very cheap.

about Tennis on TV, you have at least one ATP Tournament coverage per week from TyC Sports and/or FOX Sports (TyC Sports just show matches from argies, but FOX SPorts use to show at least 2 matches per day...) and ESPN/ESPN+ have Master Series and GS coverage.

hope my info help you
i think you will like bueons aires :)
 

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If my life wasn't destined to end in marriage, Mallorca and Moya...I'd want to move to Argentina. I've wanted to live there ever since I read El Hacedor by Borges, which made me read some Ernesto Sabato, since people call him the anti-Borges. Any country with such great authors and tennis must clearly win at life.
 
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