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Old Jul 26th, 2013, 01:18 AM   #1
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The "self-discovery" thread

Self-discovery sounds either kinky or hippie but it's just a play on words. This is a thread for those of us who want to know a bit more about the other Aussie tennis fans haunting this forum. We've kinda started on the age thing and worked out that:

Kev is a junior. (what, 15?)
Sam21 is a trying to break into seniors. (19)
Dani12 and BinkyGOAT are young. (21 and 22)
PeteyPan is hitting his peak (27)
Territory and TS are tour veterans.
Louloubelle is the matriarch (i.e. Rennae Stubbs) of Aussie TF (40-something)

Anyone else care to share?

So what other things do we want to reveal about ourselves? Age, location, gender is fairly easy. Job, marital status, sexuality, ethnic background is getting a bit more personal. Tennis info like how often you play, how good or bad you are, strengths/weaknesses, career highlight (lol)? Random stuff like, i dunno... who you've met from TF in real life, who your tennis crushes are, where can we find something about you on the internet (YouTube preferably ), what's the nerdiest tennis-fan thing you've ever done...

Who wants to kick us off?
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Old Jul 26th, 2013, 01:28 AM   #2
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Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii I'm Dan. I think you know that I'm pretty shite at tennis

I'm a journalism student in Canberra, I work in insurance part-time.

I'm a tragic Djokovic and Jankovic fan (I have a massive Djokovic poster on my wall - that also checks nerdy ) I'm part Serb so maybe that has something to do with it.

Nothing on youtube, but follow me on twitter bitches. I plan on getting famous by making a sex-tape with a politician, is that inappropriate?
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Old Jul 26th, 2013, 01:28 AM   #3
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Oh my handle is _dandanman.....
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Oh my handle is _dandanman.....
omg Arina Rodionova tweeted you!

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omg Arina Rodionova tweeted you!
And Nastya!! I'm tight with them obviously. No biggie. We're cool
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Um Petey, you're meant to introduce yourself and what not. God, get with it man
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Old Jul 26th, 2013, 04:46 AM   #8
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Um Petey, you're meant to introduce yourself and what not. God, get with it man


Well as we can see i'm peaking at 27 . I'm a mature age uni student I guess - one & a half years to go. Studying Human Services. I work as a Barista part time, i've been with my bf for 3 years, living together now. I'm a bit of everything ethnic background wise - some Indigenous, Vietnamese, French & Irish

I don't play tennis nearly as much as i'd like to because all of my practice partners keep moving to Brisbane I would say I play most like..... Schiavone probably, including the grunt.

I've only met one poster in real life but he doesn't post here anymore.

I don't really have any tennis crushes, but when I was 12-14 and thought I was straight I was OBSESSED with Anna Kournikova and that's why I got in to tennis in the first place my first ever tennis match I saw live was Samantha Stosur V Casey Dellacqua in a 25k in Dalby Dellacqua won, they were both ranked outside the top 150 i'm pretty sure.

The nerdiest tennis thing i've ever done is basically every time Liv plays late at night, no matter what the time is I sit there watching my bet365 app watching every point tick over most of the time swearing/pacing etc, especially lately. My bf pretty much wants me committed to a mental hospital.
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Good idea .

Ok here goes. I'm 20 and work full time at Coles. (yay) I'm half Scottish. I actually used to hate tennis then I went to the AO with my parents and watch Hrbaty have a marathon 5 set match and feel in love with. I played juniors from age 14-17 got up to section 2. I occasionally hit now but not very often. Favorite player on the men's side is Andy Murray and favorite on women's side is Maria Sharapova. Oh and I'm also a huge Colllingwood fan
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Nasty's also tweeted me back i think Jarka has too.
Also Mandy's liked a few of my fb post on her wall
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Love the info. Thanks guys

Petey, where do you live now? I have an ex from Dalby who'd be about your age

Me: a wiley veteran at 35. I live in Katherine NT with my (male) partner of 7 years but I've been doing a PhD through ANU (Canberra) for the past 3.5 years so spend a lot of time there too. I'm basically Anglo all the way but I'm a linguist by trade focusing on Aboriginal languages so I know lots about Aboriginal languages around this part of the NT plus a fair bit about a couple of foreign languages too (German, Icelandic).

I love playing tennis and play about 3 or 4 times a week. I'm not too bad. I vultured a few Australian ranking points at some AMTs a few years back and had an Australian ranking I think up to the 700s at one stage. I currently play Div 2 pennant in Canberra. Career highlight? Probably beating SBS newsreader Anton Enus in R2 of the 2012 Mardi Gras championships. (I've made the A grade SF there two years running). My strength is my court speed and consistency (I think of myself as a mini-Aga Radwanska) and my weakness is not having any sort of attacking backhand

I've had a hit with Dani12 before (we should do it again one day!) and also with a guy who posts as hdfb (but not very often and not often in this part of TF). I love James Blake (obviously). The nerdiest tennis fan thing I've ever done? Probably posting nearly 4,000 times on Tennis Forum! Thanks to all you for being just as much of a tennis nerd as me and making this a great place to hang out
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MY TURN!

Hey everyone, I'm Matt. And I'm 23yo and live on the mornington peninsula in Melbourne!
I'm a qualified Pastry Chef, and I get to start work at 3am.. Woohoo! (Sarcasm )... I played some junior ranking events back when I was 15-16 when i could actually hit the ball properly. now I ATTEMPT to play seniors on Saturday afternoons. The last time I actually won a singles match was in November 2011. . My favourite player is Jelena Dokic and I hope she one day makes another of her famous comebacks . Also, like Chris93 I'm a massive collingwood fan.
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Love the info. Thanks guys

Petey, where do you live now? I have an ex from Dalby who'd be about your age

Me: a wiley veteran at 35. I live in Katherine NT with my (male) partner of 7 years but I've been doing a PhD through ANU (Canberra) for the past 3.5 years so spend a lot of time there too. I'm basically Anglo all the way but I'm a linguist by trade focusing on Aboriginal languages so I know lots about Aboriginal languages around this part of the NT plus a fair bit about a couple of foreign languages too (German, Icelandic).

I love playing tennis and play about 3 or 4 times a week. I'm not too bad. I vultured a few Australian ranking points at some AMTs a few years back and had an Australian ranking I think up to the 700s at one stage. I currently play Div 2 pennant in Canberra. Career highlight? Probably beating SBS newsreader Anton Enus in R2 of the 2012 Mardi Gras championships. (I've made the A grade SF there two years running). My strength is my court speed and consistency (I think of myself as a mini-Aga Radwanska) and my weakness is not having any sort of attacking backhand

I've had a hit with Dani12 before (we should do it again one day!) and also with a guy who posts as hdfb (but not very often and not often in this part of TF). I love James Blake (obviously). The nerdiest tennis fan thing I've ever done? Probably posting nearly 4,000 times on Tennis Forum! Thanks to all you for being just as much of a tennis nerd as me and making this a great place to hang out
I live in Toowoomba so an hour from Dalby/ 90 mins from Bris.


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Dani, I always thought you were a girl Cos I'm assuming by your twitter handle that you're a boy? I think it's the "Dani" that made me always think you were a chick. Sorry!

Well I'm Terry. Most of you know that. I've been posting in here forever, but my activity is nowhere near what it used to be in those days. I'm, uh, 34. Twenty fourteen sounds better

Born and raised in Melbourne, to Greek born parents. I speak, read and write Greek rather well. Been following tennis my whole life. My earliest tennis memory is stanning for Martina Navratilova when I was about 5 or 6. Over the years my faves on the women's side have been Navratilova, Seles, Manuela Maleeva, Majoli, Daniilidou, Mauresmo, Davenport, Stosur, Kanepi and our beloved Aussie scrubs. The nerdiest tennis-y thing I've ever done? Easy. Posting here for 12 years.

I'm gay (quelle surprise), and share my house with a neurotic, young ginger cat. Crazy about tennis, film, music, TV...I recently 'retired' as a speech pathologist, and now work in a very satisfying role in the ageing and disability sector. Um, what else...yes, tennis. I played a lot as a kid but spent most of my late teens and twenties doing naughty things, so rarely played during a decade+ long stretch. Took it up again 3 years ago and play about 2-3 times a week. I'm OK, decent enough but nothing spectacular. I seem to have my groove back now which is awesome. Big forehand and serve but the rest of my game, namely my backhand, needs some serious work!

My twitter ID is LeftySt

Pete and I are already following each other, but would be great to chat with you guys on there too.
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Haha, I thought Danimoo/Dani12 was a girl too until I started PM-ing him. But I thought TS was female too until now! soz mate!

I'm on twitter but I use twitter mostly to use and promote the creole language spoken in northern Australia (Kriol), so it's like a weird Kriol-speaking, NT version of myself with few tennis references. But feel free to follow me, I'm @KriolKantri
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