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Mar 24th, 2015 11:41 PM
oliverbecken
Re: Glta

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Originally Posted by ¤CharlDa¤ View Post
I say that, but I do plan on playing the WorldOut Games in Miami Beach in 2017. Just cause I love Florida, have somewhere to sleep there and this feels like quite the event as it is every four years. My good friend actually won the Montréal women's event and was up to #2 in GLTA rankings lol.
Do you know Gregory Uras then?? Pity he is not playing more GLTAs around Canada as he will probably win most of the Open events
Mar 24th, 2015 04:37 AM
CharlDa
Re: Glta

I say that, but I do plan on playing the WorldOut Games in Miami Beach in 2017. Just cause I love Florida, have somewhere to sleep there and this feels like quite the event as it is every four years. My good friend actually won the Montréal women's event and was up to #2 in GLTA rankings lol.
Mar 24th, 2015 04:35 AM
CharlDa
Re: Glta

Quote:
Originally Posted by GoDominique View Post
For weaker players, GLTA is one of the few opportunities to experience a proper tournament with competitive matches. In Germany only very recently tournaments like these (playing guys of the same level) got introduced for the "regular" crowd. In that regard GLTA has done pioneer work.
And even then, where else do you get to play international opponents? Nürnberg had like 40 nations, that's pretty amazing. I know some of my straight teammates are envious of that.

Some tournaments are too expensive and it's getting a bit out of hand I feel.

Then again, Eindhoven was indoors, 4 days with singles and doubles consolation and cost €65, that's a bargain (sadly it's gone).

Anyway, a lot of players have been playing for ages and just love to meet their friends. And also some of them are loaded I suppose. But they need to be careful not to scare away the newcomers with these high fees.
We've had the discussion before here and I totally agree it is great for 4.0 and less players, who are most likely competing in tennis for the first time. I have plenty of 3.0-3.5 friends who play in many tourneys across North America and they just love it. They are passionnate about the game and see it as a getaway more than an actual tournament.

I do believe it is a bit less relevant in Open and even A, as those players have plenty of other tournaments with their federations and most likely are either former good junior players or decent open players. When you've competed before and already feel in a 'safe place' on a tennis court.

But hey, I'm not a big fan of gay bars, gay ghettos, gay events and I'm in a Relationship (oh, the stories I've heard about these tourneys ).
Mar 24th, 2015 12:09 AM
Territory I guess tournaments would find it hard to get sponsors and have little or no support from national tennis bodies or the clubs that host them?

It is disappointing that entry fees are prohibitive.


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Mar 23rd, 2015 11:24 PM
propi
Re: Glta

Zaragoza tournament is only 45 € altough it is only doubles it must be the greatest in terms of quality/price
Mar 23rd, 2015 10:44 PM
Princess-GIORGI
Re: Glta

Yeah, it was in Eindhoven. But I know he is a real pusher, only pushing balls in. So, I can't say he is a great player.
And yeah, he should lose any kilos.
Mar 23rd, 2015 10:36 PM
Princess-GIORGI
Re: Is anyone playing on GLTA tour?

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Originally Posted by oliverbecken View Post
Stefan?
WOW! You gotcha!!
Mar 23rd, 2015 10:35 PM
GoDominique
Re: Glta

For weaker players, GLTA is one of the few opportunities to experience a proper tournament with competitive matches. In Germany only very recently tournaments like these (playing guys of the same level) got introduced for the "regular" crowd. In that regard GLTA has done pioneer work.
And even then, where else do you get to play international opponents? Nürnberg had like 40 nations, that's pretty amazing. I know some of my straight teammates are envious of that.

Some tournaments are too expensive and it's getting a bit out of hand I feel.

Then again, Eindhoven was indoors, 4 days with singles and doubles consolation and cost €65, that's a bargain (sadly it's gone).

Anyway, a lot of players have been playing for ages and just love to meet their friends. And also some of them are loaded I suppose. But they need to be careful not to scare away the newcomers with these high fees.
Mar 23rd, 2015 08:31 PM
CharlDa
Re: Glta

I've rarely felt any prejudice in Open tournaments here in Canada. And I have TennisForum to meet gay guys who love tennis
Mar 23rd, 2015 07:57 PM
oliverbecken
Re: Glta

Same here in Europe. The Open tournaments held in numerous clubs around Ireland have an entry fee of around 15/20€ for one event and maybe 30/35€ for 2-3 events. In the other hand most of the GLTA tournaments in Europe have entry fees of around 70-100€ for one event and >100€ for 2 events (with dinner and sometimes t-shirt and welcome-pack included).

I understand that you are paying for an environment free of prejudices and also to meet other gay guys that share the love for the same sport, but yeah I consider that GLTAs are too expensive
Mar 23rd, 2015 07:07 PM
charmedRic
Re: Glta

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Originally Posted by ¤CharlDa¤ View Post
So. Fricking. Expensive.

I wanna play tennis, I don't wanna pay for lunches and banquets

I'll go back to traveling for ITF events.
I'm going to stick to USTA's ... GLTA's are too much $$$.
Mar 23rd, 2015 06:57 PM
CharlDa
Re: Glta

So. Fricking. Expensive.

I wanna play tennis, I don't wanna pay for lunches and banquets

I'll go back to traveling for ITF events.
Mar 23rd, 2015 05:14 PM
GoDominique
Re: Glta

What is a mandatory GLTA player fee?
Mar 23rd, 2015 02:54 PM
charmedRic
Re: Glta

Thanks!
Mar 23rd, 2015 02:27 PM
oliverbecken
Re: Glta

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Originally Posted by charmedRic View Post
Cincy tournament is so expensive.

And I can't find $$$ info on the Chicago one.
It's inside 'Regulations' tab of the tournament:


Entry Fee
Entry fees include your event entry(s), admittance into the banquet as well as one player lunch on a predetermined date.

Early Bird Rate

One Event - Singles only or Doubles only: $120
Two Events (singles and doubles): $135


After April 17, 2015:

One Event - Singles only or Doubles only: $130
Two Events (singles and doubles): $145
Your mandatory GLTA player fee of $4 will be added at checkout.

Note: Your email receipt will reflect payment to the "Athletic Alliance of Chicago", which is our parent LGBT sports organization.

Please note that shirts are not included in your registration price. Players may purchase official tournament shirts during registration or afterwards on our Tournament Extras page. A limited number of shirts will be available to players who have not pre-purchased shirts.

Official SCTC 2015 T-Shirts: $13 (XXL or larger: $15)

Extra Banquet Guests: $35
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