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KoOlMaNsEaN
Apr 17th, 2004, 11:46 PM
If so we need a reporter at the eastbourne tournament for our new site If so we need a reporter at fed cup matches for our new site http://www.inside-tennis.net (http://www.inside-tennis.net/). Please contact luke@inside-tennis.net (luke@inside-tennis.net)
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JoeyWinson3.0
Apr 19th, 2004, 12:40 AM
I'd have been well up for it this year after last year doing reporting but I can't due to exams.

If you have the talent I would seriously... SERIOUSLY recommend taking up the option of a press pass. It's absolutely brilliant and Eastbourne is a great tournament.

I would also recommend the Gladwyn Hotel to stay at, the staff who run it are very... VERY helpful and it's within a frisbee throw of Devonshire Park, wlel it's just over the road, and when you have a press pass you can waltz about wherever you want.

Fed cup matches tho, let us know. I have apretty much free summer bar glasto and athens olympics.

Sammm
Apr 20th, 2004, 10:20 AM
I'm going for Sunday qualifying and Wednesday and possibly one other day.

bracey
Apr 21st, 2004, 11:52 PM
I'm there!

spinner99
Apr 22nd, 2004, 04:40 PM
how can you get a press pass?

englishjenfan
Apr 22nd, 2004, 08:33 PM
hey im new 2 the board!
i am going to eastbourne final hope jen plays!
*emily*

englishjenfan
Apr 22nd, 2004, 08:34 PM
press pass what do you mean?

Nikola
Apr 23rd, 2004, 01:52 PM
I'm there!

Have fun mate :wavey:

strike86
Apr 24th, 2004, 11:45 PM
I am going to first qualifying round and the Final like I did last year, also it's the most local tournament to me as it's in Sussex. :)

englishjenfan
Apr 25th, 2004, 09:43 AM
hey strike86 i went to the final as well last year, what du think of it, it was pretty annoying with the bomb scare!!!
I also live in sussex (west) where du live?
*emily*

strike86
Apr 26th, 2004, 07:18 PM
I am from Crawley, were you the girl one with the USA flag and the words go Jen or something like that? It just I saw her about the ground lining up and during the bomb scare, I was not stalking her, was it you? We should try and meet up there.

P.S

JoeB_UK
Apr 28th, 2004, 02:29 PM
i will be there all week, i bought a weekly ticket. so ill be at qualifying too. my friend from college is gonna be a steward, and a girl in my class will be working in the hospitality, and another girl in the food area. so we are all taking the week off college ;)

strike86
Apr 28th, 2004, 07:37 PM
Are you local Joe. B?

JoeB_UK
Apr 28th, 2004, 08:56 PM
yes im in eastbourne, first time tho. i havent been to a tournament before, im going to roland garros too for a few days

strike86
Apr 28th, 2004, 10:14 PM
Cool I like Eastbourne. I might move there. I have a few mates that live there. Are you going to the First Qualifying Round and the Final. Thwts when I will be going.I suggest lets all meet up at the Ice Cream Van near the courts.

JoeB_UK
Apr 29th, 2004, 11:53 AM
:) i just moved into eastbourne like two months ago, used to live in seaford. but we moved after my dad sold the business in seaford. eastbourne is alot better. yeah i will be there all day, and every day :) looking at the qualifying, it looks a nice draw so i will definately be going to the qualifying

englishjenfan
May 3rd, 2004, 12:17 PM
hey no i was not with the flag! i was in the stand behind the umpires chair n im sitting in that part again this year. i did not have a banner or flag! : (
UP THE ALBION!!!
*emily*

strike86
May 3rd, 2004, 07:36 PM
Sorry Englishjenfan I was just wondering.

englishjenfan
May 4th, 2004, 06:06 PM
hey! Thats fine do you know where you will be sitting?? even if Jennifer is not playing, i will be wearing a jen capriati t-shirt!!! so you might spot me!!!
*emily*

strike86
May 4th, 2004, 06:38 PM
I am applying for tickets right now. I am going for the North Stand. I was in the South Stand last year. Shall we meet up before the final by the Ice Cream van?

JoeB_UK
May 4th, 2004, 07:29 PM
i am in the north stand too! i chose northeast to specific, they had north in the middle but that was like 2 rows from the back. and i havent been to a tournament to know whats best?

englishjenfan
May 6th, 2004, 07:53 PM
apparently i have now found out i am in the east stand near the back!!!!

JoeB_UK
May 6th, 2004, 09:11 PM
i went down there today to check it out, theres like 6 outside courts, one centre court and another smaller court with stands. doesnt look that big which is good!

englishjenfan
May 7th, 2004, 04:41 PM
No it is not too big!! But is a very good tournament!! I just wish Capriati would play!!!
*Emily*

JoeB_UK
May 7th, 2004, 05:12 PM
how many do the stands hold?

strike86
May 7th, 2004, 06:46 PM
About 6,000. I am sending off for my tickets tomorrow.

P.S Why don't you pop for a visit on my messageboard, its new so its a bit quiet. The web address is in my signature.

JoeB_UK
May 7th, 2004, 06:52 PM
wow that much? i thought maybe a couple of thousand, but not that match! are the matches played on centre and the other showcourts only? or lots are played on the outside?

strike86
May 8th, 2004, 10:11 AM
Depends what stage of the tournament it is.
Qualifying rounds are only played on the outside courts and the Main rounds are played on both. The centre will get a few matches a day once the main draw starts.

JoeB_UK
May 8th, 2004, 07:09 PM
ok nice, where do you stand for the qualifying or the outside courts?
btw i have got my cousins digi cam for the tournament, and it can store 380 images :) so i will be taking many photos. its a nice camera too, great image quality at 1MP, which makes the file like 500k

englishjenfan
May 8th, 2004, 07:50 PM
Thats great, I am definately taking my camera!!!!
*Emily*

JoeB_UK
May 8th, 2004, 07:55 PM
do the players also practice beforehand on the outside courts?

englishjenfan
May 8th, 2004, 08:14 PM
Yes i believe they do i saw some players last year but that was on the final day so it was no one like famous or whatever.
*Emily*

JoeB_UK
May 12th, 2004, 11:50 AM
good news for me :) im going to roland garros too! mens semis and womens finals, i couldnt get the mens tickets

englishjenfan
May 12th, 2004, 05:13 PM
YOU WILL BE SEEING JEN THEN!!!! SHE WILL BE IN THE FINALS. HMMMM YOUR LUCKY DO YOU THINK YOU COULD FIT ME IN YOUR SUITCASE?!!!
*Emily*

andy tranmere
May 26th, 2004, 09:01 PM
Eastbourne's a quality tournament to go to, went last year to both days' qualifying and was excellent, shall be doing same this year. It's nice and compact and last year saw all the top players practice at close quarters, Jen Cap, Lindsay, Anastasia M, Sveta K, Elena Bovina to name a few. Anyone thinking of going-it's well well worth it, don't forget to take your camera folks. I have a very good friend in Holland who posted my Eastbourne photos from last year on a website he is involved with.

JoeB_UK
May 28th, 2004, 11:33 AM
Eastbourne's a quality tournament to go to, went last year to both days' qualifying and was excellent, shall be doing same this year. It's nice and compact and last year saw all the top players practice at close quarters, Jen Cap, Lindsay, Anastasia M, Sveta K, Elena Bovina to name a few. Anyone thinking of going-it's well well worth it, don't forget to take your camera folks. I have a very good friend in Holland who posted my Eastbourne photos from last year on a website he is involved with.


:) i have my camera sorted, its a fujifilm, finepix 4.5 Mega pixels. at 1mp i can store 300 photos lol, and there isnt much difference in quality from 1, 2 or 4.5 mp from what i can see

fammmmedspin
Jun 2nd, 2004, 11:49 PM
i am in the north stand too! i chose northeast to specific, they had north in the middle but that was like 2 rows from the back. and i havent been to a tournament to know whats best?

One note of warning. Assume the weather may be anything from arctic cold, windy and wet to sunny enough to get a major sun tan (often on the same day). I froze the first time I went.

englishjenfan
Jun 3rd, 2004, 09:42 AM
Eastbourne's a quality tournament to go to, went last year to both days' qualifying and was excellent, shall be doing same this year. It's nice and compact and last year saw all the top players practice at close quarters, Jen Cap, Lindsay, Anastasia M, Sveta K, Elena Bovina to name a few. Anyone thinking of going-it's well well worth it, don't forget to take your camera folks. I have a very good friend in Holland who posted my Eastbourne photos from last year on a website he is involved with.


did u get any pics of jen?

andy tranmere
Jun 3rd, 2004, 05:45 PM
Yeah, i have some pics of Jenn from last year at Easbourne, also got a few of her at Berlin 2003 & 2004 and Filderstadt as well, if you are interested let me know and i'll dig 'em out for you, from memory last years' Eastbourne pics were fairly close-up in practice.

englishjenfan
Jun 3rd, 2004, 08:04 PM
cool i got your pm too, it would be great to see them!!

cofiwinx
Jun 6th, 2004, 03:36 PM
who's in the quals? anyone got the draw?

JoeB_UK
Jun 7th, 2004, 11:52 AM
yeah, i want this too!