• Hi CSers,
    Is there anyone interested in playing tennis during the daytime around Kits or downtown?

    I know of some fantastic courts near Cambie skytrain station, Granville Island and Jericho beach that are almost always empty during the days and just itching to be used.

    I'm intermediate-advanced, but love to play with players of almost all levels!

    Asif
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    heya asif..

    i work by granville island so could play for an hour on my lunch break or potentially after work. the courts on granville island or kits beach would work

    only thing is i havent got a racquet.. but might buy a cheap one.. ive got a badminton and squash racquet so may as well complete the set

    let me know

    cheers
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    Great, I'm up for a hit with either of you.
    Granville Island works well John.. I live right beside and work from home, so whenever it is a sunny day I like to get in a hit. Let me know when you have your racquet!
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    i would like to play my friend. after the long weekend. i am mosty available during the weekend. or sometimes ai have days off in the weekdays. i will buy my raket next week. i havent play for almost 3 years. i am intermediate level
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    Hi, so nice tennis topic!
    This is what I'm looking for, there are so many public tennis courts without players here. I live around Edmonds, Burnaby.
    I found so many nice courts aound 29th Avenue and Patterson Station. Anyway, I can go play in downtown too.
    I'm free everyday for now. Just let me know if you are interested so that I'll buy a racquet. I'm beginner level, don't expect too much in my skill.
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    Awesome! My extra racquet was just restrung, so I can lend it out a *few* times for a hit at the false creek courts @ Granville island this week. Tues-Thurs during the day I am good to play!

    Asif
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    hey asif and all,

    ill send you a message asif - ive just bought a cheap racquet; so i should be good for sometime this week; i played tennis a bit a few years back so will def be rusty..but should be fun

    *fyi - for anyone who is interested in playing - and who wouldnt with this gorgeous weather we are currently having.....sportchek have a racquet for $11 down from $40; the racquet would do for now - unless you are serious/will get serious about tennis (and $3 bucks for tennis balls) - so all in all pretty darn cheap

    if anyone else wants to play also - get in touch!

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    Fantastic! The weather is incredible for tennis this week!
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    Agree. The weather is just so nice.
    I'll buy a cheap racquet near my home.
    Let's create an event. What date/time is the best for everyone?
    How about Thursday evening, 5 pm?
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    Would love to play!!!!!! I'm on Main Street but can go anywhere reasonable
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    I would love to! I live in Kits and am free most days!
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    Hey, yes John and I had a good hit at lunch time on Thurs. Driving back from Seattle tomorrow, but I'm good to meet for hits on any of the Jericho, Kits, or Granville island courts this coming week!

    Asif
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    this sounds great! i'd love to play as well. but i haven't played in many years and am a beginner level. i would love to start playing again!
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    Great response for this group! If everyone who is interested in playing, posts their neighborhood and availability it would make it easier to msg each other and setup times to play.

    I'm interested in meeting up with individuals during the weekdays and I don't mind posting a meeting for a couple groups of doubles players (8 or so) next weekend - weather permitting of course.

    Thanks,

    Asif
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    Hi Asif. Let's go tomorrow morning. I live near Stanley park. Level beginner.
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    Ill be back in Vancouver on the 15th April! I am traveling around Canada this year but I've played tennis for 13 years! I would lie to have a hit when I am back in town!?!
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    Hi! I'm on Main @ King Edward and can get anywhere with parking, hit me up please.
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    Hi Vlad and Richlife, it sounds like you both live around Stanley Park/Denman. Might be a good idea for you guys to connect with a CS msg to connect over tennis. I'm available at Jericho, Kits beach or Granville Island courts as well.


    Asif
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    Hey guys Im up for tennis too....I live close to Joyce train station, but I can make it anywhere for tennis......got google map for it.
    So let me know, Im pretty available right now, having some holidays.
    Drop me a line and we can arrange something. cheers
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    Great! I put together a crude list to help people coordinate.

    It groups ppl by neighborhood and shows some tennis court options in the neighborhood.

    On each person I listed skill level, availability and preferred court when I had the info.

    Message me if you would like me to update any of your info or remove you from the list (on next iteration) or if you want some more court suggestions/directions.

    Feel free to play with whomever though or even setup an activity at a specific court:


    ----- Vancouver Central/West (Courts: Jericho, Kits Beach, Granville Island, Cambie Station parkade roof) -----
    - Asif Malik (int-adv || daytime+weekends)
    - John Conneely (int || lunch/after work)
    - Dani Martini
    - Amy Rayburn


    ----- Vancouver Downtown (Stanley Park, Yaletown waterfront) -----
    - Vladimir Frolov (beg || daytime)
    - Richlife Traveller (daytime)


    ----- Vancouver East (Victoria & 4th, Joyce & 29th, Burnaby Central Park) -----
    - Nut Deejays (beg)
    - Misheel Oyun (beg)
    - Barnabi Luna (open availability)
    - Mauro Riva (beg-int)


    ----- Unknown (msg me with info and I'll put ya in a list) -----
    - Nioclás O Lionáin
    - Alfredo Alvarado (intermediate)
    - Hugh Carveth
    - Peter Torreja
    - Amanda Gwillim (int-adv)


    *If you'd prefer your name not appear in this list I understand. Please msg me and I'll remove it

    Look forward to playing with everyone!
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    oh wow. this looks great thanks Asif!
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    Hey !
    I live in Kits Point there are great courts near Yew Street, I love tennis and I have a lot of time during the week as I work at home. If you have a spare racket, I would love to play (and you can put me in that list).
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    ***updated April 3***
    ----- Vancouver Central/West -----
    (Courts: Jericho, Kits Beach, Granville Island, Cambie Station parkade roof, Queen E Park)
    - Asif Malik (int-adv || daytime+weekends)
    - John Conneely (int || lunch/after work)
    - Dani Martini
    - Amy Rayburn
    - Marilou Pierrat (daytime)
    - Peter Torreja (beg-int || wknd)


    ----- Vancouver Downtown -----
    (Courts: Stanley Park, Yaletown waterfront)
    - Vladimir Frolov (beg || daytime)
    - Richlife Traveller (daytime)


    ----- Vancouver East -----
    (Courts: Victoria & 4th, Joyce & 29th, Burnaby Central Park)
    - Nut Deejays (beg)
    - Misheel Oyun (beg)
    - Barnabi Luna (open availability)
    - Mauro Riva (beg-int)
    - Peter Rada (int-adv || weekdays after 2:30pm+wknds || anywhere)


    ----- Unknown (msg me with info and I'll put ya in a list) -----
    - Nioclás O Lionáin
    - Alfredo Alvarado (intermediate)
    - Hugh Carveth
    - Amanda Gwillim (int-adv)


    *If you'd prefer your name not appear in this list I understand. Please msg me and I'll remove it
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    Thanks for your hard work Asif! Okay, I am calling a game tomorrow, Thursday at Queen Elizabeth Park courts, 2pm or later, who's in?

    These are the directions: http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/directions-to-queen-elizabeth-park.aspx

    We will will get more organised and maybe have do one night a week in different areas...

    Message me and I'll send you my number, Dani
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    Thanks for posting that list of courts Dani! If the weather holds I can meet you at Queen E Park at 2.
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    Awesome! Updated your name in the list Hugh. Hope early next week brings back the sun!

    ***updated April 5***
    ----- Vancouver Central/West -----
    (Courts: Jericho, Kits Beach, Granville Island, Cambie Station parkade roof, Queen E Park)
    - Asif Malik (int-adv || daytime+weekends)
    - John Conneely (int || lunch/after work)
    - Dani Martini
    - Amy Rayburn
    - Marilou Pierrat (daytime)
    - Peter Torreja (beg-int || wknd)


    ----- Vancouver Downtown -----
    (Courts: Stanley Park, Yaletown waterfront)
    - Vladimir Frolov (beg || daytime)
    - Richlife Traveller (daytime)
    - Hugh Carveth (int-adv, can play wherever)

    ----- Vancouver East -----
    (Courts: Victoria & 4th, Joyce & 29th, Burnaby Central Park)
    - Nut Deejays (beg)
    - Misheel Oyun (beg)
    - Barnabi Luna (open availability)
    - Mauro Riva (beg-int)
    - Peter Rada (int-adv || weekdays after 2:30pm+wknds || anywhere)


    ----- Unknown (msg me with info and I'll put ya in a list) -----
    - Nioclás O Lionáin
    - Alfredo Alvarado (intermediate)
    - Amanda Gwillim (int-adv)


    *If you'd prefer your name not appear in this list I understand. Please msg me and I'll remove it
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    Surely we can play on Sunday - who is willing to risk the rain & make a plan?
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    @Mathew, only got this now! Raining still though... if no rain I'd like to play Monday afternoon @ Granville & 5th courts... who's in??
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    I'm good to play Wed/Thurs during the daytime!

    Here's an updated list of players:

    ***updated April 5***
    ----- Vancouver Central/West -----
    (Courts: Jericho, Kits Beach, Granville Island, Cambie Station parkade roof, Queen E Park)
    - Asif Malik (int-adv || daytime+weekends)
    - John Conneely (int || lunch/after work)
    - Dani Martini
    - Amy Rayburn
    - Marilou Pierrat (daytime)
    - Peter Torreja (beg-int || wknd)
    - Matthew Spears (int)


    ----- Vancouver Downtown -----
    (Courts: Stanley Park, Yaletown waterfront)
    - Vladimir Frolov (beg || daytime)
    - Richlife Traveller (daytime)
    - Hugh Carveth (int-adv, can play wherever)


    ----- Vancouver East/Burnaby -----
    (Courts: Victoria & 4th, Joyce & 29th, Burnaby Central Park)
    - Nut Deejays (beg)
    - Misheel Oyun (beg)
    - Barnabi Luna (open availability)
    - Mauro Riva (beg-int)
    - Peter Rada (int-adv || weekdays after 2:30pm+wknds || anywhere)
    - Amanda Gwillim (int-adv || after April 15th)


    ----- Unknown (msg me with info and I'll put ya in a list) -----
    - Nioclás O Lionáin
    - Alfredo Alvarado (intermediate)


    *If you'd prefer your name not appear in this list I understand. Please msg me and I'll remove it
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    Hey guys, add me to this list!

    I'm based in Kits, so I'd like to play around that area - but I guess I'm pretty flexible. I'd say i'm at intermediate level and would like to play during the day!

    Thanks for organising, Asif..
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    Great, look forward to playing you Iain!

    ++ Iain McBain (int || Kits)

    ***updated April 6***
    ----- Vancouver Central/West -----
    (Courts: Jericho, Kits Beach, Granville Island, Cambie Station parkade roof, Queen E Park)
    - Asif Malik (int-adv || daytime+weekends)
    - John Conneely (int || lunch/after work)
    - Dani Martini
    - Amy Rayburn
    - Marilou Pierrat (daytime)
    - Peter Torreja (beg-int || wknd)
    - Matthew Spears (int)
    - Iain McBain (int || Kits)


    ----- Vancouver Downtown -----
    (Courts: Stanley Park, Yaletown waterfront)
    - Vladimir Frolov (beg || daytime)
    - Richlife Traveller (daytime)
    - Hugh Carveth (int-adv, can play wherever)


    ----- Vancouver East/Burnaby -----
    (Courts: Victoria & 4th, Joyce & 29th, Burnaby Central Park)
    - Nut Deejays (beg)
    - Misheel Oyun (beg)
    - Barnabi Luna (open availability)
    - Mauro Riva (beg-int)
    - Peter Rada (int-adv || weekdays after 2:30pm+wknds || anywhere)
    - Amanda Gwillim (int-adv || after April 15th)


    ----- Unknown (msg me with info and I'll put ya in a list) -----
    - Nioclás O Lionáin
    - Alfredo Alvarado (intermediate)


    *If you'd prefer your name not appear in this list I understand. Please msg me and I'll remove it
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    Since we have a pretty good size list now, I've organized an event for a few groups of doubles at 10AM this Sunday @ the brand new rooftop parkade courts right beside Olympic village.
    https://www.couchsurfing.org/n/events/sunday-tennis-doubles-vancouver

    Hopefully the weather holds, but if not I'll re-schedule it for the next week.

    I've never been to these courts on a Sunday, but I figure at 10AM they should't be too busy. If they are, and if we have a few cars we can drive over to Kits or Jericho by 10:15.

    Look forward to playing with you all!

    Asif
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