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SerialKiller#69
Jan 22nd, 2003, 12:01 PM
here's mine:

Ice - is that possible? can tennis be played in ice?

:cool:

What other surfaces can you think of? Or whereelse do you think tennis can be played?

tennisfan1972
Jan 22nd, 2003, 12:06 PM
sand

tennisfan1972
Jan 22nd, 2003, 12:07 PM
snow

jujufan
Jan 22nd, 2003, 12:07 PM
A wet surface .......

tennisfan1972
Jan 22nd, 2003, 12:08 PM
brick

tennisfan1972
Jan 22nd, 2003, 12:09 PM
wood

tennisfan1972
Jan 22nd, 2003, 12:09 PM
glass

gentenaire
Jan 22nd, 2003, 12:10 PM
ooh, let's have some injuries!!

jujufan
Jan 22nd, 2003, 12:11 PM
air lol hmm how would we have to do that

Beat
Jan 22nd, 2003, 12:22 PM
steel

tennischick
Jan 22nd, 2003, 12:52 PM
mud

per4ever
Jan 22nd, 2003, 12:53 PM
wood is realistic...but it's incredibly fast

Sam L
Jan 22nd, 2003, 02:23 PM
I think this must be the most repeatedly talked about suggestion on this board :)

Wood has already existed I think in the 70's the most. I don't know why they stopped playing on it.

Last time, I suggested the moom, puts a new spin on moon balls :eek: ;)

Vincent
Jan 22nd, 2003, 02:33 PM
great idea!:eek:

GoDominique
Jan 22nd, 2003, 02:47 PM
Actually I remember that I have seen an old picture of people playing tennis on ice - probably from the 19th century. :eek:

Havok
Jan 22nd, 2003, 03:32 PM
how about plastic??????????

Cybelle Darkholme
Jan 22nd, 2003, 03:35 PM
anti gravity!

water! with a balloon ball!

jello!

Cam'ron Giles
Jan 22nd, 2003, 03:44 PM
sticky rubber...:D

selesadmirer
Jan 22nd, 2003, 03:48 PM
A court being half clay and half rebound ace.

Philip
Jan 22nd, 2003, 04:24 PM
a moving surface :D

ys
Jan 22nd, 2003, 04:27 PM
I think ice is a possibility, if the game is played on skates. There have to be though some rules corrections, such as:

1) Game needs to be slowed down. Raise the net at least another feet.

2) There will hae to be, probably, special balls (with rubber shell ), or balls will have to be changes every couple of games or so, because they would absorbe water very quickly.

gentenaire
Jan 22nd, 2003, 04:31 PM
velcro :)

Imagine

Ace 15-0
Ace 30-0
Ace 40-0
Ace game

QUEENLINDSAY
Jan 22nd, 2003, 04:47 PM
I think Michelle Kwan will change her career if it will be played in Ice.

Car Key Boi
Jan 22nd, 2003, 04:56 PM
yes!! Ice is the answer

and the players should have skates of course, and there also should be huge pinball like flippers at each end of the net, that is triggered if the ball hits it

that should make some interesting net play, especially in doubles which is boring as shit

can yuo imagine Renne Stubbs playing a delicate drop shot that she misjudges, and WHAMMMMMMMMM! the pinball flipper sends her sailing into the crowd

now THAT would boost TV ratings!

troof!

- Car Key Boi :drool:

Hawk
Jan 22nd, 2003, 05:02 PM
If ice was a tennis surface I'm sure Canada would have some good players ;)

Grand Slam 2003
Jan 22nd, 2003, 05:16 PM
Originally posted by QUEENLINDSAY
I think Michelle Kwan will change her career if it will be played in Ice.

lol

yeah, michelle and sarah hughes!

Glenn
Jan 22nd, 2003, 05:52 PM
metal :)

Messenger
Jan 22nd, 2003, 05:56 PM
"A giant mirror" - not my idea.

Nemesis
Jan 22nd, 2003, 06:02 PM
On a landmine field???

On the moon's sand???

On a cloud???

On the ocean's floor???

Or ... on tarmac on the top of very high building, with the lines being the edges of the building ... The ballboys having to use a window cleaner thing ... The public in helicopters ... The judge and linejudge hanging from ropes from the helicopter .... And between the games, the players get picked up by another heli and fly around the city untill time's up ... Great idea for to refresh the US Open, isn't it?

Holmespinlove
Jan 22nd, 2003, 06:47 PM
well i for one am in favor with the ice... who says tennis is only limited to just power of the slam, let those girls show more than just their hard inside, show grace as they do thier tripple axle backhand and still come down with the perfect cross court landing..


hehehehe

Bring on the pain :devil:

Havok
Jan 22nd, 2003, 10:35 PM
i likethis thread.people r so imaginative. but my ultimate fav so far is velcro. too much .love games every time. LMAO

SerialKiller#69
Jan 23rd, 2003, 02:41 AM
lol!!!

i have a tennis video game where there was a tournament on wood - sort of like a basketball court surface.

metal seems possible.

ooohhh... how about gold, silver, platinum surface???

selesrules
Jan 23rd, 2003, 02:45 AM
Originally posted by Philip
a moving surface :D

lol :D

tennischick
Jan 23rd, 2003, 02:48 AM
at the bottom of a swimming pool like in the Pacific Life commercial with Haas and Scud...;)

CJ07
Jan 23rd, 2003, 02:50 AM
Martina Navratilova grew up playing a bit on Wood

Its lightning fast though