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tobi
Sep 22nd, 2005, 07:11 PM
I wonder why Wta havent got a Indoor-Clay tournement? I dont think there is one on Atp too...

But there is some Fed Cup and Davis Cup ties on Indoor-Clay surface.

Allez-H
Sep 22nd, 2005, 07:20 PM
Hamburg used to be semi-indoor

Spunky83
Sep 22nd, 2005, 07:26 PM
Hamburg used to be semi-indoor

Thatīs because it always rains like s*** there.

Clay is a typical outdoor surface and during the clay season, the weather is usually good (that is as long it isnīt Berlin). Besides Tennis is an outdoor sport and clay indoors is just weird ;)

Also you have to build a clay court into a stadium first for just one week (as I donīt assume it will stay there all the time) and thatīs expensive as well as there will be a problem with the structure of the clay, maybe misbounces or whatever. I am sure thereīs a logical reason for it,.

tobi
Sep 22nd, 2005, 07:35 PM
Yeah,you are true.I played last year few times,It was just great,I enjoyed it ;)

But I still would love to see few Clay-Indoor events.

Paule22
Sep 22nd, 2005, 07:50 PM
Hey, Berlin has good weather every year :) :)

This year we had a range of 10° up to 40° - Isn't that awesome?!?

This tennis tourney is even worth a visit for Weather-People!

Spunky83
Sep 22nd, 2005, 08:01 PM
Hey, Berlin has good weather every year :) :)

This year we had a range of 10° up to 40° - Isn't that awesome?!?

This tennis tourney is even worth a visit for Weather-People!

Guess what? I know! The more stupid it was that I went from Thursday till Sunday so I enjoyed the 10 degrees very much! Thanks :lol: After that I took the train to Hamburg and I think it was even colder! Came home and had a cold...well, it was worth it :D

Sometimes I felt like I was in the movie Independence Day...you know where the UFO comes into town and shoves all the clouds away?!?

JonBcn
Sep 22nd, 2005, 08:10 PM
I think there will be sooner or later; you'd be surprised at how many indoor clay courts are being laid across Europe at the moment.

tobi
Sep 22nd, 2005, 08:22 PM
I think there will be sooner or later; you'd be surprised at how many indoor clay courts are being laid across Europe at the moment.
Yes,Jon,I know there were some Indoor-Clay tournements in France and across Europe for Itf circuit,but not on wta tour.

Spunky83
Sep 22nd, 2005, 08:25 PM
Just imagine great wheather, the sunīs shining and everything...people who are not die-hard tennis fans wouldnīt want to pay tickets to sit in a indoor stadium all day long. I think thatīs part of this discussion.

tobi
Sep 22nd, 2005, 08:25 PM
Hey, Berlin has good weather every year :) :)

This year we had a range of 10° up to 40° - Isn't that awesome?!?

This tennis tourney is even worth a visit for Weather-People!
I went to Berlin to visit,I walk down in Berlin for 3 days with my friends in summer of 2003,It was the hottest summer in Germany,surely 37-40 in city,and there were no clouds in the sky!!!

tobi
Sep 22nd, 2005, 08:28 PM
Just imagine great wheather, the sunīs shining and everything...people who are not die-hard tennis fans wouldnīt want to pay tickets to sit in a indoor stadium all day long. I think thatīs part of this discussion.
I was in Turkey this summer,been in Universiade tennis for 10 days,I would give millions to be watch tennis at indoor court :lol:

It was soo hot like 37 celcius outside,50 on court!

Spunky83
Sep 22nd, 2005, 08:29 PM
I went to Berlin to visit,I walk down in Berlin for 3 days with my friends in summer of 2003,It was the hottest summer in Germany,surely 37-40 in city,and there were no clouds in the sky!!!

You should have visited the tourney in 2004 and 2005 then :tape:

I am still longing for the summer of 2003...I love hot weather, hate darkness, rain and everything that comes along with it :sad:

Spunky83
Sep 22nd, 2005, 08:32 PM
I was in Turkey this summer,been in Universiade tennis for 10 days,I would give millions to be watch tennis at indoor court :lol:

It was soo hot like 37 celcius outside,50 on court!

Come on, if the players can endure running around in this environment, the crowd should too;)

One thing I hate about outdoor tourneys on clay...the slightest hint of rain, makes the people go open their damn family sized umbrellas :mad: and they donīt care at all about the people sitting behind them.

tobi
Sep 22nd, 2005, 08:33 PM
You should have visited the tourney in 2004 and 2005 then :tape:

I am still longing for the summer of 2003...I love hot weather, hate darkness, rain and everything that comes along with it :sad:
Yeah,but I like both weather ;)

tobi
Sep 22nd, 2005, 08:36 PM
Come on, if the players can endure running around in this environment, the crowd should too;)

One thing I hate about outdoor tourneys on clay...the slightest hint of rain, makes the people go open their damn family sized umbrellas :mad: and they donīt care at all about the people sitting behind them.
Sure,thats so annoying :tape:
I was so brown,my skin was so tanned after summer,to stay under sun with players from 10.00 to 21.00 is something ;)

I prefer still indoors ;)