This keeps happening again and again, day after day. Do you want to know what is making me mad? The city which I live in, is called Uppsala. It is the fourth biggest city of Sweden and has around 180 000 inhabitators. Why would I be telling you this? Patience, I will get there. =P
So the city has one big club, it is called the UTK, Uppsala tennis club.
The club has 9 indoor courts. Then there is this other club that has three places where you can play and they are all split in different locations. The clubs are organized and ruled by USIF and they have 2 + 1 + 3 = 6 indoor courts. Sweden is a pretty cold country, so forget about playing outdoors, I mean sure 3-4 months a year but that is it, after that it is just not worth it playing in 10-15 degrees weather with constant rain messing the courts up.
The problem is this, from monday - friday, the courts are CONSTANTLY occupied, either by the club's tennisgroups for younger and older people, or business companies that has year-long reservations. I am not kidding you, from 17.00 - 22.15 there is not one single free spot in any of the courts, sure there are tons of empty courts from 07.00 - 16.00 but those are the hours that regular people, like myself are at work. So what am I to do? I have no clue. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are the days i play with my coach, from 21.00 - 22.00 IF one of the occupied courts that has always been reserved by someone else should be empty for some reason, it is always a 50-50 chance that one court is empty so pretty much half of the time, I get there, only to be forced to go home because there are no free courts for me to play in.
Fridays I play with another coach from 19-20 and the reason I am able to do that is because I get to play after the club has actually closed, talk about nice coach letting me do that..
The other day is saturdays, I play two hours with my friends on a court that we always have reservations on from 19-21, but you cant always be free on saturdays, sometimes you cant participate. So if I have a week with bad luck + I am busy on the saturday, I have one hour of tennis. How am I supposed to ever improve like that? This is ludacris, I am sitting at home wishing I could play, willing to pay for a free court, but no, there is nothing. I should move someplace else, this is really starting to piss me off.