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Dec 9th, 2004, 11:52 AM
When a tennis tournament was the main reason for your trip. :)

Second question: What's the longest distance you have travelled for tennis on one day? I mean going to the tournament and back home on the same day. :)

1. Wimbledon - about 1000 km.

2. Berlin - 300 km (3 hours by car) :o

Dec 9th, 2004, 11:56 AM
1. Australian Open, about 10.000 km
2. Same day.... about 20 km. They are either very close or very far :rolleyes:

Dec 9th, 2004, 12:07 PM
4 hours with the car - (Strasbourg - watching Anke vs. Müller in 2001)

Dec 9th, 2004, 12:10 PM
30 minutes on the subway

Dec 9th, 2004, 12:11 PM
Dubai - United Arab emirates

8 hours py plane, to see Monica

Dec 9th, 2004, 12:45 PM
Luxembourg which took about 6hrs by boat and car.

and this year im going to Indian Wells which is 11.30hrs flight. Although thats not only for the tennis, we wanted to go there anyway so just killing two birds with one stone really. The first week we will spend at tennis and the second were gonna travel a bit.

Dec 9th, 2004, 12:50 PM
Roland Garros, about 5 hours by car...
(same answer for the second question ;))

Dec 9th, 2004, 12:54 PM
to Aus Open from UK ;) :o
but it was great :)

Dec 9th, 2004, 12:57 PM
I've never been to any tennis tournaments so me just have no answer :sad: :o

Dec 9th, 2004, 01:13 PM
1. Wimbledon, 19-20 hours by boat and train.

I have been at many tournys but I userly stay 3-4 days so can't answer the second Q...longerst by car Leipzig 5 times, 9 hours and Amsterdam by bus about 10 hours.

Dec 9th, 2004, 02:14 PM
From Wales to Melbourne, Australia, via Perth. Dont ask me how many KMs that is, buts its a bloody lot!!

Dec 9th, 2004, 03:50 PM
Only places in Europe, France (Paris), Spain (Madrid, Tarragona, Oviedo, La Manga, Jerez and tomorrow Zaragoza for the exhibition match ;) ), Germany (Filderstadt) and Switzerland (Zurich); which one is the furthest from England I'm not sure, possibly Jerez?

The shortest would definitely be Wimbledon; 15 minutes by train.

Dec 9th, 2004, 04:01 PM
From my home town to Brussels - which is about 90km :haha: :o

Dec 9th, 2004, 04:01 PM
Drove over 17 hours when we went to North Carolina for Fed Cup - to see Monica Seles play.

Dec 9th, 2004, 04:35 PM
From Brussels to 's Hertogenbosch

Dec 9th, 2004, 04:44 PM
from Florida to California, about 3000 miles (6 hours by plane)

Dec 9th, 2004, 04:48 PM
half an hour with a car :p

Dec 9th, 2004, 04:54 PM
From Seattle to Charleston by plane (about 8 hours, 3000 miles). From Seattle to Scottsdale by car (about 23 hours, 1500 miles). In one day, not very far. When I go to tennis tournament, it's usually for a few days, and I stay in close proximity.

Dec 9th, 2004, 04:54 PM
Flew 22 hours from Pakistan to Toronto for the TMS Canada event this year. I flew 2 hours to Dubai to watch Monica in 2003.

Dec 9th, 2004, 04:55 PM
Shortest 10 minutes.
Longest : 7 hours drive to Toronto.

Martian Jeza
Dec 9th, 2004, 04:56 PM
0 km. :D

Martian Melissa
Dec 9th, 2004, 05:04 PM
I travelled from Amsterdam too Sydney (about 22 hours by plane)
Then i took the bus from Sydney to Melbourne (about 12 hours by bus)
I did it all too see Martina Hingis perform at the aussie open. But about a week before i left she withdrew from the open :sad: I guess i don't have to explain how heartbroken i was! But i decided to root for the dutchies and for Anna Kournikova. I had a good time but it wasn't the same without Martina.....But australia was great, those 3 months were one of the best times in my life! :hearts:

Dec 9th, 2004, 05:44 PM
Madrid - Palma de Malorca to see a Davis Cup tie this year between Spain and The Netherlands ! 1 hour by plane !

Dec 9th, 2004, 05:58 PM
15 minutes.

Crazy Canuck
Dec 9th, 2004, 07:11 PM
I took a 14 hour bus to New York City a couple of times. It's really only 10 or 11 by car, but the bus takes longer :(

In one day... gah, not far at all. I usually stay within transit distance of a tournament. I got a ride to Toronto with my stepmom once, and I guess that was 1.5 hours by car, so about 150 km.

Dec 9th, 2004, 07:21 PM
My friend and I drove 7 hours to the US Open 04......it actually took longer than that because of all the times we got lost in the big city. But it was well worth it!!

Dec 9th, 2004, 07:27 PM
San Francisco to New York by airplane, 4,000miles i think

Dec 9th, 2004, 08:36 PM
San Francisco to New York by airplane, 4,000miles i think
The mileage cross country is only 3000.:rolleyes: (About 4 to 4-1/2 hours, non-stop.)

I go to Miami-Key Biscayne every year and that's a 2-1/2 hour flight. I stay for a week. Then I go to my home tournament, which is 30 minutes away.:kiss:

I'm hoping to get to Melbourne in 2006, which will make that the longest.:cool:

Dec 9th, 2004, 08:38 PM
San Francisco to Sydney...which is what a 12-14 hour plane ride?

Shortest would be 20 minute car ride to Stanford! :D

Dec 9th, 2004, 09:18 PM
I go to the Family Circle Cup every year in Charleston which is about 3 1/2 hours drive.

I also play regularly on the GLTA circuit and that's taken me to Raleigh, Atlanta, Washington DC, Louisville, and Miami.

Dec 9th, 2004, 09:18 PM
6 hours...Amelia Island

Dec 9th, 2004, 09:29 PM
1. Memphis - 45 minutes.

2. Little Rock - God I dont know. From Arad,Israel to Little Rock,USA

Dec 10th, 2004, 01:50 AM
1. Geelong GrassCourt Champs - around 120 km (I was playing there :p ) but so was Van Elden, Welford etc...
2. ditto :p

Dec 10th, 2004, 05:53 AM
us open 2004 - 35 minutes by train

Dec 10th, 2004, 08:29 AM
From my hometown to the Stars Hasselt tournament, about 3 hours by car.
Roland Garros in 2003, about 4 hours.

Dec 10th, 2004, 08:53 AM
From Brussels over London and Kuala Lumpur and Sydney to Melbourne Park!!! :devil:
Like Fi said, don't know how many kilometers it is, but it boils down to spending a day in different planes (and I hate to fly).

And I would do it every year if I had the money and the time.
Anyway, the saving for the trip down under in 2006 has started! :D

Dec 10th, 2004, 12:11 PM
25 minutes into Dublin city to see the collins cup thingy in 2002 think Im goin to Wimbledon this summer though and that ll be a 40 minute plane trip WOO HOO!

Dec 10th, 2004, 02:39 PM
Hmm... about 700kms to Canberra. I have been to a couple of challengers in Europe, but they weren't the main purpose of my trip! ;)

Dec 10th, 2004, 03:38 PM
flew from New Jersey to Arizona to see tennis tournament last year.
Agassi withdrew a day after I bought my tickets.

Dec 10th, 2004, 03:44 PM
5 hours to umag (7 if you include the pitstop to pregame) from losinj during the tourist season :help:

Dec 10th, 2004, 03:45 PM
and now i'm 10 minutes from crandon park so :woohoo:

except i can only go to monday, wednesday, and friday day session, so k-lina better not be playing tuesday or thursday cause i want to see all (6) of her matches!!

Dec 11th, 2004, 12:40 PM
Longest: Australian Open approx 16,000km
Closest: Australian Open or RG both approx 10-15min walk :lol:

Dec 11th, 2004, 03:22 PM
For about 45 mins by train to the Aus Open

Dec 13th, 2004, 12:33 PM
I travelled with bus form Norway through Sweden and Denmark to Hamburg in Germany. it was in those days the closest WTA-tournamnet for us. I did not sleep on the bus, and the hardest part was from the bus-stop to the hotell.

i think we started at 03.00 and came to the home of the hamburgers the next evening, just after sunset.


Dec 13th, 2004, 12:52 PM
3minutes. about 15metres. from my bedroom to my living room to watch the usopen. i camped over night at the living room to watch masha play mary. but i fell asleep. :yawn: :( :lol:

Mark Spruce
Dec 13th, 2004, 02:49 PM
For me

8000 miles from the Falkland Islands to see Wimbledon in 1999



Dec 13th, 2004, 04:14 PM
My first ever tournament is to the Hansol Korea Open this year.
around 2600 miles( 5 hours flight) from Singapore to Seoul to catch Maria Sharapova ;)

Dec 13th, 2004, 08:49 PM
For me

8000 miles from the Falkland Islands to see Wimbledon in 1999


:bounce: :bounce:
Friend: Mark why must we go all te way to London to see tennis?:sad:
Mark: Shut up, swim on ,swim on;)

Dec 13th, 2004, 09:09 PM
I play in tournaments all over Georgia. The longest distance I ever traveled was about six trillion miles. This was against a 5.0 player who hit hard and deep and jerked me around like a badly hooked river trout. The three set match lasted over three and half hours in 100 degree heat. Don't ask me who won...the only thing I remember after the conclusion of that match was a trip to the nearest Med-First... :eek:


Dec 13th, 2004, 10:13 PM
US Open. Although when I did travel to Brazil a few years ago I did go to a couple of 25 k tournaments even though it was never planned to go to them.

Dec 17th, 2004, 10:21 PM
When a tennis tournament was the main reason for your trip. :)

Second question: What's the longest distance you have travelled for tennis on one day? I mean going to the tournament and back home on the same day. :)

1. Wimbledon - about 1000 km.

2. Berlin - 300 km (3 hours by car) :o
I flew from London to Copenhagen to see one match - an exhibition match between Daniela and Venus. I got there in the afternoon, did some sightseeing, went to the match in the evening, night-stopped, did a bit of shopping the next day and flew home again, 24 hours after arriving. That was the first time I ever saw Daniela play live. It was well worth the expense, Copenhagen is a lovely city.:)

Dec 17th, 2004, 10:27 PM
A few meters.. just to turn on the TV

Dec 17th, 2004, 10:30 PM
Belgium -> Rome :)

Dec 18th, 2004, 02:09 AM
Well, I traveled from Grosse Ile Michigan to Hilton Head Island, Souyh Carolina for tennis camp in High School