For doubles both days we only got used balls, since according the referee the ITF sanction & the ITF rules do not apply to doubles, since the ITF does not give ranking points for doubles. (Therefore none of the ITF clothing rules apply to doubles either I presume). There’s no separate entry fee here for doubles either, one fee covers both. The prizes differ too…for singles 300 Euros & flowers, for doubles, wine and flowers. I was able to give flowers to the two women who ran the desk all week.
Overall this is a nice tournament, 2 dinners and a nice site, but just not enough courts. Today they were running on time for our matches.
After the tournament ended I finally had a chance to walk down to the waterfront in Bad Breisig (a small area with a lot of restaurants overlooking the Rhein and walk along the Rhein for an hour, very pleasant, and I saw a castle in Bad Honnigen. I’ll be posting photos on Picassa soon.
Tomorrow I’m off to Salzburg for a day and hope to leave very early so I don’t run into bad traffic…