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Joe.
Feb 12th, 2012, 08:10 PM
http://www.london2012.com/eton-manor
http://www.lta.org.uk/Tennis-Foundation/News1/2012/February-/Eton-Manor-completion-marks-200-days-to-go/

A brand new complex has been built for the Paralympic Wheelchair Tournament. I have always been against the thought of the Olympics being held at Wimbledon as it wouldn't feel like the Olympics and the winner would've won Wimbledon- not the Olympics. It seems ridiculous that a huge complex with 2 show courts (with capacities of 10,500 and 5000) are being used for just the paralympics.

I do find this new complex exciting though, as it finally gives our country a PERFECT place to hold a WTA or ATP tour event in the future.

Sammo
Feb 12th, 2012, 08:15 PM
Wow, it does.

Wiggly
Feb 12th, 2012, 08:39 PM
It would be nice to see the stadium packed during the tournament.

Chaosm21
Feb 12th, 2012, 08:48 PM
I think the courts are too big for the paralympics, but I hope I am wrong because it would be very bad for the players to play in an empty stadium.

BTW London already has Wimbledon and the Masters. Why should they get another tournament?

Joe.
Feb 12th, 2012, 09:13 PM
I think the courts are too big for the paralympics, but I hope I am wrong because it would be very bad for the players to play in an empty stadium.

BTW London already has Wimbledon and the Masters. Why should they get another tournament?

:o

It's not a matter of how many tournaments a country holds, it's a matter of facilities and funding- this would definitely fit the bill. But it was just an idea- i'm not saying it's for certain...:unsure:

The Kaz
Feb 12th, 2012, 09:29 PM
http://www.london2012.com/eton-manor
http://www.lta.org.uk/Tennis-Foundation/News1/2012/February-/Eton-Manor-completion-marks-200-days-to-go/

A brand new complex has been built for the Paralympic Wheelchair Tournament. I have always been against the thought of the Olympics being held at Wimbledon as it wouldn't feel like the Olympics and the winner would've won Wimbledon- not the Olympics. It seems ridiculous that a huge complex with 2 show courts (with capacities of 10,500 and 5000) are being used for just the paralympics.

I do find this new complex exciting though, as it finally gives our country a PERFECT place to hold a WTA or ATP tour event in the future.

:secret: There are other places in England besides London

The Kaz
Feb 12th, 2012, 09:30 PM
http://www.london2012.com/eton-manor
http://www.lta.org.uk/Tennis-Foundation/News1/2012/February-/Eton-Manor-completion-marks-200-days-to-go/

A brand new complex has been built for the Paralympic Wheelchair Tournament. I have always been against the thought of the Olympics being held at Wimbledon as it wouldn't feel like the Olympics and the winner would've won Wimbledon- not the Olympics. It seems ridiculous that a huge complex with 2 show courts (with capacities of 10,500 and 5000) are being used for just the paralympics.

I do find this new complex exciting though, as it finally gives our country a PERFECT place to hold a WTA or ATP tour event in the future.

Don't you think they deserve recognition? :o

Petronius
Feb 12th, 2012, 09:54 PM
Nice facilities.

Certinfy
Feb 12th, 2012, 09:57 PM
Great to see. :worship:

Tipp
Feb 12th, 2012, 10:09 PM
It looks very nice, but why aren't they using Wimbledon? I mean they have wheelchair tennis there every year don't they?

the jamierbelyea
Feb 12th, 2012, 10:10 PM
http://www.london2012.com/eton-manor
http://www.lta.org.uk/Tennis-Foundation/News1/2012/February-/Eton-Manor-completion-marks-200-days-to-go/

A brand new complex has been built for the Paralympic Wheelchair Tournament. I have always been against the thought of the Olympics being held at Wimbledon as it wouldn't feel like the Olympics and the winner would've won Wimbledon- not the Olympics. It seems ridiculous that a huge complex with 2 show courts (with capacities of 10,500 and 5000) are being used for just the paralympics.

I do find this new complex exciting though, as it finally gives our country a PERFECT place to hold a WTA or ATP tour event in the future.

No, you were right the first time. It was made just for these tremendous athletes. When the games are over they will burn the facility down.

Joe.
Feb 12th, 2012, 10:14 PM
Don't you think they deserve recognition? :o

If my comment suggested they didn't deserve recognition then it was not intended! I just think it's odd how Wimbledon is being used when their is a brand new tennis complex

Joe.
Feb 12th, 2012, 10:17 PM
:secret: There are other places in England besides London

I don't understand posters like you who simply troll threads just to post smart comments and make other posters look like an idiot. I honestly believe the average age of TF posters is probably around 13 years old due to the immaturity which is shown on this board.

CrossCourt~Rally
Feb 12th, 2012, 11:11 PM
I love that Wheelchair Tennis gets its own stadium :bounce: It looks awesome :cool:

the jamierbelyea
Feb 12th, 2012, 11:31 PM
I don't understand posters like you who simply troll threads just to post smart comments and make other posters look like an idiot. I honestly believe the average age of TF posters is probably around 13 years old due to the immaturity which is shown on this board.

You showed that pretty well with your 'ridiculous' comment. Talk about rudeness, and honestly unintentional rudeness like you displayed shows a lot more ignorance than any of the comments we've left.

Mattographer
Feb 13th, 2012, 12:43 AM
It would be nice to see the stadium packed during the tournament.

I think the courts are too big for the paralympics, but I hope I am wrong because it would be very bad for the players to play in an empty stadium.

BTW London already has Wimbledon and the Masters. Why should they get another tournament?
I went to the Paralympics in 2000 in Sydney and the centre court (same venue of the Olympics Games and the Sydney tournament) was full house ;)

everythingtaboo
Feb 13th, 2012, 10:45 AM
BTW London already has Wimbledon and the Masters. Why should they get another tournament?

Why not? At least the stands aren't empty...

VeeJJ
Feb 14th, 2012, 12:31 AM
wheel chair players don't play on grass? :confused:

nevetssllim
Feb 14th, 2012, 08:33 AM
It looks very nice, but why aren't they using Wimbledon? I mean they have wheelchair tennis there every year don't they?

I don't think the courts will be in great shape come the Paralympics and it's quite nice they are playing in the new stadium because it's so close to the main Olympic stadium which means they'll be right in the hub instead of down in SW London.