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snowfox
Jun 13th, 2010, 05:50 PM
does anyone know if you have to pay to watch the qualifiers and if so how much it is???

TheBoiledEgg
Jun 13th, 2010, 05:54 PM
£0

Shvedbarilescu
Jun 13th, 2010, 05:54 PM
does anyone know if you have to pay to watch the qualifiers and if so how much it is???

Unless it has gone up this year it is exactly zero pounds and zero pence. Quite a bargain really. But make sure you go the right place. The qualifying does not take place in Wimbledon proper. It takes place in Roehampton.

snowfox
Jun 13th, 2010, 05:56 PM
thx for the tips/advice. is that at the national tennis centre?? and do you know when the qualies start??

spiceboy
Jun 13th, 2010, 06:50 PM
If you have never been there prepare to be shocked. This being a Grand Slam facility :lol:

Just imagine a random field where they have painted some courts on the grass. Epic.

Slutiana
Jun 13th, 2010, 06:53 PM
If you have never been there prepare to be shocked. This being a Grand Slam facility :lol:

Just imagine a random field where they have painted some courts on the grass. Epic.
:lol:

So it's at the NTC, or...? I really should have found this out earlier.

Escape
Jun 13th, 2010, 06:55 PM
It's played at the Bank Of England Sports Ground :)
Which is behind the NTC.

serenus_2k8
Jun 13th, 2010, 06:56 PM
:lol: Anyone who expects greatness from the LTA is only ever going to be dissapointed.

Petkorazzi
Jun 13th, 2010, 07:01 PM
Yeah, as far as I know the situation is far from good at Roehampton :( Most of the girls dream to qualify so they get to play at the real Wimby grounds!

Slutiana
Jun 13th, 2010, 07:04 PM
Yeah, as far as I know the situation is far from good at Roehampton :( Most of the girls dream to qualify so they get to play at the real Wimby grounds!
:spit:




So there are no tube or train stations anywhere near? :help:

pesto
Jun 13th, 2010, 07:06 PM
Bank of England Club on Priory Lane.

I think it's fun to go and see. Very low-key, casual and relaxed.

There's a licensed cafeteria and vending machines, so you won't starve. There's kind of a grassy bank alongside the top courts where people sit and watch, and a few plastic chairs dotted around.

spiceboy
Jun 13th, 2010, 07:07 PM
:spit:




So there are no tube or train stations anywhere near? :help:

I remember walking for about 20-25 minutes from the train station in a pretty deserted area...but nice walk, full of nature and all

Shvedbarilescu
Jun 13th, 2010, 07:08 PM
:spit:




So there are no tube or train stations anywhere near? :help:

There is a train station in Barnes. That is the nearest. Unfortunately even the buses aren't that near. I go to Hammersmith tube station and then I take a 33 bus. But it is a good 15 to 20 minute walk from the station. Maybe even 25 minutes actually.

Escape
Jun 13th, 2010, 07:09 PM
:spit:




So there are no tube or train stations anywhere near? :help:

It's around a 20 minute walk from Barnes train station.

Slutiana
Jun 13th, 2010, 07:11 PM
I remember walking for about 20-25 minutes from the train station in a pretty deserted area...but nice walk, full of nature and all

There is a train station in Barnes. That is the nearest. Unfortunately even the buses aren't that near. I go to Hammersmith tube station and then I take a 33 bus. But it is a good 15 to 20 minute walk from the station. Maybe even 25 minutes actually.

It's around a 20 minute walk from Barnes train station.
Ok, thank you! ;)

I'm sure i'll get lost then. :worship:

Shvedbarilescu
Jun 13th, 2010, 07:11 PM
I remember walking for about 20-25 minutes from the train station in a pretty deserted area...but nice walk, full of nature and all

True, as walks go it is a pretty pleasant quiet peaceful walk. Would be nicer though if it was 10 minutes and not 20.

pesto
Jun 13th, 2010, 07:11 PM
It's next to the tennis centre, so the directions here (http://www.lta.org.uk/articles/About-Us/Contact-Us/) are useful.

pesto
Jun 13th, 2010, 07:14 PM
It's very open. I usually forget to take suncream, and there's nowhere to buy it nearby.

Petkorazzi
Jun 13th, 2010, 07:20 PM
Ok, thank you! ;)

I'm sure i'll get lost then. :worship:
Go gurl :worship:

snowfox
Jun 13th, 2010, 07:20 PM
when do the qualies start/finish? how near/far away do the buses drop off from the sports ground?

serenus_2k8
Jun 13th, 2010, 07:27 PM
Ok, thank you! ;)

I'm sure i'll get lost then. :worship:

Hey please be sure to give us another report! Really enjoyed reading the last. And no offence to the other women, but I only really care about the Brits :shrug:

Petkorazzi
Jun 13th, 2010, 07:32 PM
Tuki, you know who to watch and who not to :smoke:

Slutiana
Jun 13th, 2010, 07:33 PM
Hey please be sure to give us another report! Really enjoyed reading the last. And no offence to the other women, but I only really care about the Brits :shrug:
I will, i'll write reports on my whole grasscourt adventure! :worship:

Thanks everyone, I have found a map and it seems like a pretty straightforward walk anyway. And thanks a lot for the offer Chris but it's okay, we will be coming from completely different directions anyway. :)

spiceboy
Jun 13th, 2010, 07:34 PM
Please report on Compostizo, the biggest moonballer on earth who is playing for the first time on grass. This is going to be epic :hearts:

Nice technique, Elo :lol:

http://media.epi.es/www.lne.es/media/fotos/noticias/318x200/2008-08-27_IMG_2008-08-20_02.48.23__529663.jpg

Petkorazzi
Jun 13th, 2010, 07:35 PM
^ OMG how is it possible to hit with that grip? :sobbing: I hope she's slicing that ball at least. :scared: Cause if it that's her groundstoke :scared:

spiceboy
Jun 13th, 2010, 07:37 PM
^ OMG how is it possible to hit with that grip? :sobbing: I hope she's slicing that ball at least. :scared: Cause if it that's her groundstoke :scared:

No, she just moonballs EVERYTHING.

That's how she got her first WTA MD victory in Barcelona a few years ago driving Loit mad :haha:

BTW, she won that WC after winning the Spanish National Championships surprising MJMS & Parra Santonja :tape:

Slutiana
Jun 13th, 2010, 07:38 PM
Tuki, you know who to watch and who not to :smoke:
Edina, Tatishvilli and Dokic? Who else?

By the way, Edina walked right past me yesterday and I was too shy to say anything. :tape: If I see her again tomorrow i'll try to get a pic with her.

Petkorazzi
Jun 13th, 2010, 07:42 PM
No, she just moonballs EVERYTHING.

That's how she got her first WTA MD victory in Barcelona a few years ago driving Loit mad :haha:

BTW, she won that WC after winning the Spanish National Championships surprising MJMS & Parra Santonja :tape:

OMG I think I will love her :inlove: I thought i'd dislike moonballers, but I fell in love with Klaffner last year. :sobbing: She moonballs EVERYTHING on clay, it's so great to watch, she just fights for every point. :sobbing: I'm ashamed, but I was supporting her by the end of her match vs Mikadze. :lol:

:spit: They must have been surprised. Can't wait to see her :bounce:

Edina, Tatishvilli and Dokic? Who else?

By the way, Edina walked right past me yesterday and I was too shy to say anything. :tape: If I see her again tomorrow i'll try to get a pic with her.

Edina is in MD :p

Sesillllllllllll :inlove: Maka too :shrug:

Don't watch Kalashnikova :rolleyes: Or watch and then write how horrible she is :lol:

I think Edina is really nice! :awww: Congratulate her on her engagement! :hearts:

serenus_2k8
Jun 13th, 2010, 07:43 PM
Edina, Tatishvilli and Dokic? Who else?

By the way, Edina walked right past me yesterday and I was too shy to say anything. :tape: If I see her again tomorrow i'll try to get a pic with her.

:haha: No point being shy, we as fans are the people ultimately funding their careers. The worst she can do is politely decline your perfectly reasonable request - and then you can just come here and bitch about what a cow she is :lol: (Im sure she isnt btw)

Excited for this report!

Petkorazzi
Jun 13th, 2010, 07:45 PM
^ Yeah but I was too shy to approach Sesil the one time I saw her :sobbing: Even though she's really nice. :tears:

Tuki, you better be supporting my gurks loud :inlove:

Slutiana
Jun 13th, 2010, 07:49 PM
OMG I think I will love her :inlove: I thought i'd dislike moonballers, but I fell in love with Klaffner last year. :sobbing: She moonballs EVERYTHING on clay, it's so great to watch, she just fights for every point. :sobbing: I'm ashamed, but I was supporting her by the end of her match vs Mikadze. :lol:

:spit: They must have been surprised. Can't wait to see her :bounce:



Edina is in MD :p

Sesillllllllllll :inlove: Maka too :shrug:

Don't watch Kalashnikova :rolleyes: Or watch and then write how horrible she is :lol:

I think Edina is really nice! :awww: Congratulate her on her engagement! :hearts:
Ok, i'll try my best!
:haha: No point being shy, we as fans are the people ultimately funding their careers. The worst she can do is politely decline your perfectly reasonable request - and then you can just come here and bitch about what a cow she is :lol: (Im sure she isnt btw)

Excited for this report!
It wasn't even that. I said it in my thread, it was just an odd adjustment from being at Wimbledon where the players are all guarded and you pretty much get a palm in your face if you try to talk to them, compared with at Eastbourne where everything is so intimate and they all just walk among you. I don't think i'll be shy tomorrow though.

serenus_2k8
Jun 13th, 2010, 08:00 PM
Yeh can totally understand why you might be slightly taken aback!

Dont think Ive ever been this excited for Wimbledon from a British point of view so hopefully that will be reflected in your findings! Enjoy :)