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Welcome to the Blast From the Past:)

If you are reading this you must have some interest in the history or past of women's tennis. That is why we are here, to learn, cheer for our old favorites, stroll down memory lane, or even debate from time to time.

Our mission: To celebrate the history, people, places and players connected to the past of women's tennis.

Time Frame: the start of the game in the 1880s to ten year's past. 2004 or earlier belongs here, more recent events belong in General Messages.

Who I am: I am an amatuer tennis historian who loves the sport and started the Blast nearly ten years ago. Besides tennis I'm passionate about history, movies, and the world in general. In the past I lived in Japan, Korea, and Indonesia. Now I live in the US.

House Rules: Did I mention that I started the Blast? Sorry if I repeat myself, I'm getting old. I think of this place as my house. Here are a few house rules:


1. Respect other posters and the players.

This does not mean you must like everyone. And debate is fine. But no cursing please, and try to avoid name calling. And think about the feelings of others. Civility is the key. If you show respect for others in general they will respect you too.

2. Please respect rule #1.

The owner of the house rarely has asked anyone to leave, but he reserves that right. After all, it's his house.

3. It's ok to debate each other and the mod-just keep it polite

Rollo is very opinionated. He can turn cranky sometimes too I guess. He likes a good debate though, so it's perfectly fine to disagree with him. If you like a more lively free for all please go to General Messages. Rollo finds GM to be like a playpen full of loud kids at times, but after all he's old!

4. Have fun!

That's the whole idea. Please enjoy yourself in the Blast. Make friends and consider this your second home!

5. Start Threads!

Contributions are welcome. If there is a topic you wish to talk about or share start one. We have picture threads, fan threads, results threads. Before starting a thread just make sure one hasn't already been created. To check old for old threads please see rule#5.

6. Getting Arround Rollo's house--Finding Threads

Is easy. Just go to the Thread finder at
http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=295765


Finally, thank you for visiting with us. I have so many guests I can't thank you all by name.
 

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And it's a crazy job you've done for this space, Rollo (with the help of priceless collaborators). All I know (and it's not much so far) about tennis History I've read it here. Even when the tennis freak looks for something special at fancy, typing some key words on Google, he's mostly re-directed to Past from the Past with many links coming from this house of yours. :worship:
 

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You're the reason why i'm a member of this forum .I'm a log term tennis fan ,watching matches in black and white on TV .My parents liked and played tennis too .I don't have the knowledge of some members in tennis history ,but i remember matches from the last 60's .I always promised me not to read the GM posts but my curiosity is too strong .After i regret because some posts hurt me ,nastiness and lack of culture in tennis history are too much for an old lady .
Keep the good job Rollo :bounce:
 

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Welcome back tommystar! Were you unable to access your account after the whole mess with log-ins (or whatever it was) last year? Rollo do you think that is the reason why there is rarely much activity here these days?
And I think it's been at least sixteen (!!!) years since I first found The Blast, not ten. Isn't that crazy? It was back in the glorious Capriati is Back Days. I miss her battles with Hingis and Serena.
 

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Rollo do you think that is the reason why there is rarely much activity here these days?
And I think it's been at least sixteen (!!!) years since I first found The Blast, not ten. Isn't that crazy? It was back in the glorious Capriati is Back Days. I miss her battles with Hingis and Serena.
It could be one factor Mark. Just in case it is I'll do this.

Anyone having problems logging back in or in trying to get on here and post can contact me at [email protected]

In the meantime feel free to start threads on Capriati! (hint, hint);)
 

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Hi Guys! Thank you for your kind words! I hardly follow tennis theese days and with Serena's pregnacy and Sharapova's comeback women's tennis dies for me totally. I watch much more old clips on youtube! :)

I was unable to get a new password till months, because I always got the message that my verification code is not matching, but my Firefox did not show that veryfication graphic at all. But I didn't want to register with a new nickname, I wanted to keep my old private messages, ect...
A few weeks ago I tried to get a new pwd at my workplace, and there worked with the verification graphic! :)
 
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