February 23, 2005

Tennis court on a helipad in the desert.: Andre Agassi and Roger Federer had a friendly match on the highest tennis court in the world, the helipad of the hotel Burj Al Arab. Coach to Agassi: "Don't chase any lobs." (via BoingBoing.net)

posted by worldcup2002 to tennis at 11:15 AM - 11 comments

Tiger Woods made the same helipad a driving range.

posted by 86 at 11:33 AM on February 23, 2005

They should do futsal there next. Team with the most players who haven't fallen off wins!

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:22 PM on February 23, 2005

Ah helllllllllll naw! No frickin' way I would ever play up there. I'm surprised there isn't even a real fence to prevent a dumbass like me from running off the edge, though that netting is a nice little touch. scary! I would forget where I am after the first point and next thing you know, it's Scrambeled DuVal.

posted by jmd82 at 12:31 PM on February 23, 2005

Does that mean there were tennis balls falling from that height throughout the match whenever there was an ace or smash at the net?

posted by grum@work at 12:53 PM on February 23, 2005

Boy, it'd suck to be the ballboy, huh?

posted by wfrazerjr at 01:07 PM on February 23, 2005

some more pictures of tiger woods hitting golf balls..

posted by blarp at 01:37 PM on February 23, 2005

As an SUV owner, I feel a small amount of pride in making that kind of opulence possible in the Middle East.

posted by rcade at 01:42 PM on February 23, 2005

This made the front page of the Toronto Star today. Damn lockout.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 02:04 PM on February 23, 2005

There is a fence, or a sort of safety net. I would love to play up there.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 04:54 PM on February 23, 2005

As a tennis player myself, heck, the chance to play Andre'(andre agassi!!!!!!!!!!!!!) would cancel out the fact that its so high. I didnt see a net..........=(

posted by Jimbob1077 at 08:33 PM on February 23, 2005

more pics

posted by garfield at 01:42 PM on February 24, 2005

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