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Sam L
Aug 3rd, 2005, 01:20 PM
Hi,

I wanted to run a new game but I wanted to see if there's any interest first.

Some of you may know that I'm a fan of tennis history. And I want this game to be about tennis history. The idea is REWRITE TENNIS HISTORY.

Have you ever wondered what would've happened if Lenglen continued to play tennis against Wills? Or if Mo Connolly wasn't forced to retire? Or if Monica Seles wasn't stabbed? Or if those players weren't that good but players like Helen Jacobs and Helena Sukova did better than they did originally?

Well here's your chance to rewrite tennis history and play a game at the same time.

Basically, you pick players to represent. But they have to be real and they need to keep their DOB. Therefore, for example, Chris Evert cannot compete in 1900 Wimbledon.

And then we play the tournaments. But because we are atttempting to rewrite over a century of tennis we won't play every single event that happened.

Currently, I'm thinking of these tournaments to include:

The Grand Slams obviously.
Season ending champs from 1975.
Olympics.
Selected major tournies like Key Biscayne/Miami for example.
The rest of the year of tournaments will be decided by a system. I'll get into that later.

But the general idea is to play from the first Wimbledon through to the latest slam played.

What I hope to get after all that is. 1. An edition of tennis history. 2. Discussions on who the greatest player was etc...

I thought we could have an edition each year.

Let me know what you guys think. I'm not sure if this will generate interest. But let me know.

Thanks.

twight6
Aug 3rd, 2005, 07:20 PM
this sounds kind of interesting. But, my question is how would we rewrite the history? like, for example, would we play each tournament and divide like points up like the other games? or would we just say:

ok, i want Davenport to win the 2000 olympics, and then it happens.

Is there going to be a way to play the game or will it all be discussion?

Ms Tracy Austin
Aug 3rd, 2005, 07:39 PM
I'll support you Sam, I think my cloudy days are coming to an end! :angel:

416_Man
Aug 3rd, 2005, 09:09 PM
I adore the sound of your game. I would love to play, but I'd like to know how would you actually win, or the system of points behind the game. But the premise is original and captivating. :worship:


Note: The Canadian Open was the third tournament in the history of ladies' tennis following Wimbledon and the US Open. So it should be a tournament. :)

Alize's#1fan
Aug 3rd, 2005, 09:21 PM
confusing!

Sam L
Aug 3rd, 2005, 09:34 PM
this sounds kind of interesting. But, my question is how would we rewrite the history? like, for example, would we play each tournament and divide like points up like the other games? or would we just say:

ok, i want Davenport to win the 2000 olympics, and then it happens.

Is there going to be a way to play the game or will it all be discussion?
No. Rewrite tennis history is more like a slogan.

There is virtually no forced discussion, unless if we want to. But it is hoped, at least on my part.

Yes, I didn't say the way to play the game because it's very similar to other games.

But roughly the idea is:

Say you get a certain amount of points in a year. Your player does. Say 500. You can divide that into ANY way you feel.

The year of the first Wimbledon would only have Wimbledon. So your players get 500 points to divide into 3 sets like FWTT, FWTA etc... Very simple.

But take 2000 for example. You'd be forced to divide those points into points for the 4 slams, Tour C'ships, Olympics, other tournaments etc...

It's possible to turn up to a tournament in 2000 with 1/1/1 points totally tank it and instead try and save up the points and use them to win the US Open. For instance.

So it's more about strategy over the whole year rather than just one tournament.

I guess the aim of the game is to make your player an all-time great.

I will have a Hall of Fame etc... And as for discussions, what I'm saying is that at the end of an edition, we can look back and see who has won the most etc... what she won, what competition she had etc... Will Margaret Court win 24 slams again or will be someone else with more slams?

Thanks for the support guys. I hope this happens. :)

Alize's#1fan
Aug 4th, 2005, 12:42 AM
it sounds pretty cool, but still a little confusing, but if you get a forum i will probly play.