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Grass courts throughout the world

Grasscourt season is nearly over, but I think there's still time for a grass-themed thread.

I ask TF users to list places in their respective countries where they know there are properly kept grasscourts.

This will help me understand why, for instance, so many French or Czech players have turned out to be fine grasscourters when, at least in recent years, no grasscourt tournaments have taken place in their countries.

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Portugal - zilch. There used to be a grasscourt in the Ajuda palace parks. Back in 1908.

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Re: Grass courts throughout the world

there is 1 grass tennis court at the british ambassy in France!

Of course there are many synthetic grass court all over the country

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Re: Grass courts throughout the world

Australia - Kooyong, Mildura, Albury, Berri, Renmark, Benella, Yarrawonga, Warnambool and I think Wodonga are some of the places that I know of with real grass courts. The major centres are Kooyong (former home of the Australian Open), Mildura (hosted Davis Cup in the past and a 25k this year) and Albury (12s, 14s 16s Nationals often played here)...
There are many other grasscourt venues around the country (ie WA) but most of the grasscourt activity is focussed in the SE Corner of the country
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Of course there are many synthetic grass court all over the country
Can you even play tennis in that shit? Even if it's only 10% as bad as synthetic grass football pitches.

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Yarrawonga, Warnambool and I think Wodonga
Please tell me you're not making these placenames up.

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Can you even play tennis in that shit? Even if it's only 10% as bad as synthetic grass football pitches.
I hate this shit!

I avoid to play on it with my tournaments schedule

But sometimes I'm forced to play on it (team competition)
But I suck badly and my attitude is like Lindsay's on clay

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Re: Grass courts throughout the world

Nooooo...
They are indigenous Australian place names
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Nooooo...
They are indigenous Australian place names
Fuckin' A. Almost beat those Brazilian place names like Pindamonhangaba or Itamaranga do Iparacatu (BTW I only made one of these up).

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USA -Newport. Stadium court is in ok shape, the rest - pretty bad.

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Fuckin' A. Almost beat those Brazilian place names like Pindamonhangaba or Itamaranga do Iparacatu (BTW I only made one of these up).

hahaha being a brazilian you actually made me laugh a lot! Have to say that you actually didn't make up any.. as there is a city called Paracatu, another called Itamaranga and yet another called Pindamonhangaba... haha

By the way, in Brasil there used to be a couple of grass courts in tennis centers in São Paulo and in a hotel in Rio de Janeiro. But not anymore.
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Those City names are nothing compared to what you can find in Madagascar!

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Re: Grass courts throughout the world

I wish the grass court season was longer.
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Re: Grass courts throughout the world

Hmm take your pick....

UK grass courts

Just choose grass courts from the drop down menu and it lists 261 clubs!

But by properly maintained do you mean the courts are championship standard? If so of course in the UK we have Birmingham, Liverpool, Eastbourne, Queens and a tiny, little tournament called Wimbledon

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hahaha being a brazilian you actually made me laugh a lot! Have to say that you actually didn't make up any.. as there is a city called Paracatu, another called Itamaranga and yet another called Pindamonhangaba... haha
Pindamonhangaba até é uma grande cidade.

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Those City names are nothing compared to what you can find in Madagascar!
Madagascar had a king named Adriananpoinimerina. Roxx0rz.

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