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subtleskeptics
01-11-2007, 01:14 PM
I said I'd post videos and pics and here they are! Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SU3Y8rQrDwQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRqPfR6-f54

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxIV1ZS3Ms4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yENHuroDquk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhSQ24vp1Xw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIQbnhvPcZg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOfDEy_MWBw


Feeding...
http://i12.tinypic.com/2ueivcx.jpg

Chilling...
http://i18.tinypic.com/48qing2.jpg

The closest I thought I'd ever get to Pete Sampras...
http://i12.tinypic.com/4bnzjls.jpg

But my good day got even better!
http://i13.tinypic.com/2rwb3wp.jpg

BTW thanks for taking the pic TallGeese!

Man I had the words I would say to him all lined up, but all that came out was "I have a life-sized poster of you in my room at home"...to which he said "study hard"

So that was my day =)

-Will

bribeiro
01-11-2007, 01:15 PM
Please DO!

WhiteSox05CA
01-11-2007, 01:16 PM
That's it, I'm moving to California RIGHT NOW!

edmondsm
01-11-2007, 01:18 PM
Samp and Gimelstob practicing. I know who wins the tennis match, but who wins the ego match.

Jonnyf
01-11-2007, 01:23 PM
Whoa, nice man. I saw agassi hit for a couple of mins at wimbledon but my mum had the camera.! so i took a photo/vid on my phone

ty slothrop
01-11-2007, 01:32 PM
Gimelstob has posted on his SI blog that he still thinks that Sampras could still be world #2 over a short match on a fast court

Grimjack
01-11-2007, 01:45 PM
Gimelstob has posted on his SI blog that he still thinks that Sampras could still be world #2 over a short match on a fast court

Which, together with two bucks, will get him a cup of coffee at Starbucks.

eunjam
01-11-2007, 01:50 PM
nice subtle.

i love those blue courts there.

i play there every sat AM.

drakulie
01-11-2007, 01:50 PM
He was hitting with Justin Gimelstob. I took tons of videos and photos...however I still have class today so i'll try to upload them later on tonight!

Post them--please do!! By the way, could you delete Justin from the vids and photos??

ty slothrop
01-11-2007, 01:54 PM
Which, together with two bucks, will get him a cup of coffee at Starbucks.

so Gimelstob's praise is worth three dollars? ; )

ta11geese3
01-11-2007, 02:17 PM
I saw him too! Did you get a pic with him?

NbladeTopspin
01-11-2007, 02:30 PM
where are those vids and pics

eunjam
01-11-2007, 02:42 PM
chill everyone....the dude is probably a decent student at UCLA and actually does show up to his classes or has a job because these days, he could still be on TW in his classes.

or he's in the middle of encoding as we squabble on this thread.

2handman
01-11-2007, 02:54 PM
yo bud I was a ball boy for 5 years when I was younger.Been on court with the best of them.Pete was the real deal.Andre was the king.but monica and steffi would make your jaw drop with precision strokes.I once played baseball wit andre real cool.If you have any kids get them into it.The on court time watching pros will help with your kids game trust.Sabatini with those soaked shirts was the best part by far

subtleskeptics
01-11-2007, 03:09 PM
chill everyone....the dude is probably a decent student at UCLA and actually does show up to his classes or has a job because these days, he could still be on TW in his classes.

or he's in the middle of encoding as we squabble on this thread.

I'm a freshman at UCLA and when Pete was hitting around noon, it was during one of my discussion sections. But I was just like screw it, why go to a boring class when I could watch PETE SAMPRAS? So I stayed for about an hour or so until my next lecture started and I had to go to that one. SURPRISINGLY, I was only one of the few people there watching him cause he was playing in the backcourts. I felt like a creepy stalker with the camera aimed at him the entire time, but i'm not gonna lie...he's my childhood hero. I'm back in my dorm right now and could upload them but I can't find my freaken usb cord! I might have left it at home, so I may not be able to get them up until tomorrow. Pete was really relaxed and loose...they were messing around a lot and yelling really loud "come ons" during practice points (where they would play up to 11 or something). During one point, he smacked a really hard forehand winner and kinda looked at me (camera in hand) and said "THAT'S A YOUTUBE SHOT."

And Tallgeese, I did get a picture with him at the end! What's your name?

superman1
01-11-2007, 03:19 PM
Awesome. And get that shot on YouTube!

aznspongehead
01-11-2007, 03:36 PM
Awesome. Doesn't he coach there? I've read somewhere that sampras coached UCLA women's tennis.

ta11geese3
01-11-2007, 03:40 PM
LOL okay you must be will then, right? I'm eliott. Did the pic I took turn out alright?

armand
01-11-2007, 04:03 PM
During one point, he smacked a really hard forehand winner and kinda looked at me (camera in hand) and said "THAT'S A YOUTUBE SHOT." LOL, is that what he really said, or was it just your interpretation?

Anyway, the title of this thread should be 'I just saw JUSTIN GIMELSTOB hit at UCLA!'

caesar66
01-11-2007, 04:06 PM
Awesome. Doesn't he coach there? I've read somewhere that sampras coached UCLA women's tennis.

thats his sister, stella (i think thats her name, but thats def. the womens coach)

ShooterMcMarco
01-11-2007, 04:08 PM
thats crazy man, i wish i lived near ucla i'd prolly camp out the courts just to watch him play, lol

ta11geese3
01-11-2007, 04:42 PM
LOL, is that what he really said, or was it just your interpretation?

Anyway, the title of this thread should be 'I just saw JUSTIN GIMELSTOB hit at UCLA!'

He really said that. Not sure about the looking at him part cause I wasn't paying that much attention, but he definitely yelled "that's a youtube shot!"

Bjorn99
01-11-2007, 05:01 PM
Was he also hitting with Jerrett Chirico that day?

mctennis
01-11-2007, 05:19 PM
Doesn't pete's sister coach at one of the Cali universities?

VAmazona
01-11-2007, 05:31 PM
i always get a small feeling that Pete was either born 10 years too late or ten years too early.

psamp14
01-11-2007, 06:22 PM
i believe sampras' sister, stella sampras, coaches at UCLA...

and where is that video! :)

LN_Dad
01-11-2007, 08:54 PM
I wonder why he's playing at UCLA. I think he has a court at his house in Bel Air or somewhere nearby too.

VAmazona
01-11-2007, 09:15 PM
LN

I used to think the same thing, but people with courts in their house usually end up not using them as often. Pete hits at UCLA more than sporadically. He donates there and its always good to get out and hit then staying at home.





or maybe Gimelstob has poor guest manners.

Fee
01-11-2007, 09:30 PM
He is having a basketball hoop installed at the house, so they met at UCLA today.

raftermania
01-11-2007, 10:15 PM
Which, together with two bucks, will get him a cup of coffee at Starbucks.

haha i had to think about this one for a bit.

Young Pete
01-11-2007, 10:20 PM
I'm a freshman at UCLA and when Pete was hitting around noon, it was during one of my discussion sections. But I was just like screw it, why go to a boring class when I could watch PETE SAMPRAS? So I stayed for about an hour or so until my next lecture started and I had to go to that one. SURPRISINGLY, I was only one of the few people there watching him cause he was playing in the backcourts. I felt like a creepy stalker with the camera aimed at him the entire time, but i'm not gonna lie...he's my childhood hero. I'm back in my dorm right now and could upload them but I can't find my freaken usb cord! I might have left it at home, so I may not be able to get them up until tomorrow. Pete was really relaxed and loose...they were messing around a lot and yelling really loud "come ons" during practice points (where they would play up to 11 or something). During one point, he smacked a really hard forehand winner and kinda looked at me (camera in hand) and said "THAT'S A YOUTUBE SHOT."

And Tallgeese, I did get a picture with him at the end! What's your name?

you lucky *******. that's it im moving to LA forget the bay area.

OrangeOne
01-11-2007, 10:51 PM
During one point, he smacked a really hard forehand winner and kinda looked at me (camera in hand) and said "THAT'S A YOUTUBE SHOT."

Priceless :)

MTChong
01-11-2007, 11:25 PM
Great people seem to practice at UCLA; there's Sampras who occasionally practices, and before Agassi retired, my friend saw him practicing.

Rhinomilk
01-12-2007, 12:47 AM
shoot i need to start checking out the courts everytime im on my way to class or on the way back to the dorm :(

subtleskeptics
01-12-2007, 01:42 AM
Hey guys I finally uploaded them and edited it onto the first post. Go there to see vids and pics! Or if you're too lazy...here they are again:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SU3Y8rQrDwQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRqPfR6-f54

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxIV1ZS3Ms4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhSQ24vp1Xw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIQbnhvPcZg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOfDEy_MWBw


Feeding...
http://i12.tinypic.com/2ueivcx.jpg


Chilling...
http://i18.tinypic.com/48qing2.jpg

The closest I thought I'd ever get to Pete Sampras...
http://i12.tinypic.com/4bnzjls.jpg

But my good day got even better!
http://i13.tinypic.com/2rwb3wp.jpg

BTW thanks for taking the pic TallGeese! (Elliot)

Man I had the words I would say to him all lined up, but all that came out was "I have a life-sized poster of you in my room at home"...to which he said "study hard"

So that was my day =)

jamumafa
01-12-2007, 02:30 AM
Man your singing pwns hard :D "smack that all on the floor.............Smack that!"

raftermania
01-12-2007, 03:07 AM
my goodness, first the aussie chick and now you chilling with the pro stars... keep it alive peeps, AND KEEP IT REAL!

raftermania
01-12-2007, 03:09 AM
you were telling pete to "slap that"? haha you think he's your ***** or something? lol

Duzza
01-12-2007, 03:44 AM
Who's that old injured guy next so Sampras?

superman1
01-12-2007, 04:06 AM
Nice, but when does he say "that's a YouTube shot"?

subtleskeptics
01-12-2007, 04:15 AM
I actually had my camera ready but wasn't able to get the "youtube shot" in time...but i kid you not, ask Tallgeese...he was sitting next to me and heard it also.

FH2FH
01-12-2007, 06:11 AM
"smile, smile for the camera" looks like it got a laugh ...then he moved to another court? lol.

i think he could play in the top 10 easily, but he's done with it. did anyone see the team tennis match where he whipped up on andy a bit?

chrisfromalbany
01-12-2007, 07:59 AM
I actually had my camera ready but wasn't able to get the "youtube shot" in time...but i kid you not, ask Tallgeese...he was sitting next to me and heard it also.

If you see him again, ask him what type of racket is he hitting with.. PS 85 with 90 size head or nCode 90. Or just take a good picture of the racket that Sampras is hitting with.

boxingguy
01-12-2007, 08:08 AM
Great job subtle, Gold Star for you!

LN_Dad
01-12-2007, 10:06 AM
cool pics. Thanks for posting them.
I'd like to see Pete play Benjamin K. and see how he does but I have a feeling BK would win.

MaxT
01-12-2007, 10:08 AM
I am a UCLA graduate. I am trying to recall where these courts are. Are they at Sunset or at the Tennis Center? I don't remember that red brick building.

subtleskeptics
01-12-2007, 11:08 AM
They are the back courts of the LA tennis center.

armand
01-12-2007, 04:21 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SU3Y8rQrDwQ

"Yeah that's what I'm talkin' about Pistol!" ? Who yelled that? Was that Pete?

Pete is gonna be pretty dissapointed that his Youtube comment and the preceding casuel forehand didn't make it. Maybe he'll contact you and arrange to recreate it!

Awesome thread btw.

dowjones
01-12-2007, 04:38 PM
Very nice, thanks for sharing!

Maybe we can find out who his pool girl is and have her take some vids at the Bel Air mansion.

DJ

pNoyr3D
01-12-2007, 04:45 PM
Nice videos!! Really enjoyed it.. Haha, thanks for sharing!!

Fee
01-12-2007, 05:38 PM
I actually had my camera ready but wasn't able to get the "youtube shot" in time...but i kid you not, ask Tallgeese...he was sitting next to me and heard it also.

Someone else heard it too. I spoke to Justin today, told him he looked like he desperately needed a shave ;). He was quite surprised that the pictures were already posted somewhere online (he's still getting used to 'the internets' in some ways, luddite that he is). I asked him if Pete really made the youtube comment and he said 'yep' and I told him 'well, there are videos from your practice and they are already up on youtube' He said he was going to call Pete and tell him as soon as he and I were done talking!

bluegrasser
01-12-2007, 05:41 PM
Good for you my man, a memory you'll always have...

OrangeOne
01-12-2007, 05:42 PM
If you see him again, ask him what type of racket is he hitting with.. PS 85 with 90 size head or nCode 90. Or just take a good picture of the racket that Sampras is hitting with.

Please. If you get to meet an all time legend in a sport, there's many more original things to ask them. Many, many more things....

LN_Dad
01-12-2007, 08:21 PM
Fee, how come Justin G. is not in AUS playing the ATP events? Is he still not 100%?

Fee
01-12-2007, 08:31 PM
No, he's not. It weird that he can practice with Pete, the Bryans, Roddick, whoever, but he is absolutely not ready to get back in a tournament. The prognosis varies, but he just keeps plugging away on court and with his therapy and when he's ready, he'll show up somewhere and just start playing. He's told me to think about coming down to Indian Wells, so I have my fingers crossed for that.

superman1
01-13-2007, 03:52 AM
Here's another interesting video on YouTube - http://youtube.com/watch?v=pFNmQWfSBUc

tennisjunkiela
01-13-2007, 05:30 AM
wow - incredible! thanks for posting. i am at ucla and have never been so lucky.

jmsx521
01-13-2007, 07:39 AM
Sampras, not buying that K-factor technology?

jsiu
01-13-2007, 01:08 PM
Hey Will, it's Jason. Haha, didn't know you were on these boards. Who else is on here?

Anyways, awesome pics and videos! You should've called me, I would've been there in a heartbeat! He seems to be coming back more often as a few other people have spotted him at LATC over the past few months. I got his autograph a few years ago. Did you?

Oh, and are you around this weekend? Wanna hit?

subtleskeptics
01-13-2007, 01:18 PM
Hey Jason!

I wanted to call everyone, really! I was chilling next to the elevator waiting for my friend to come when Grant came by. He told me to stick around cause Sampras would be coming in like 5 minutes. But he also told me not to call or tell anyone cause I guess he didn't want a huge crowd to be there and disturb their practice. Which explains why they were using the back courts and not the stadium ones, which were unoccupied. And nah, I didn't get his autograph...I'm thinking his hand on my shoulder in the picture is equivalent to an autograph haha. I'm actually home this weekend, sorry. I'll seeya on Monday or Wednesday though!

Matthew
01-13-2007, 04:37 PM
haha very very cool. what else can you say to someone like pete other than "i have a life sized poster of you" lol

tennismike33
01-15-2007, 05:27 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SU3Y8rQrDwQ

"Yeah that's what I'm talkin' about Pistol!" ? Who yelled that? Was that Pete?

Pete is gonna be pretty dissapointed that his Youtube comment and the preceding casuel forehand didn't make it. Maybe he'll contact you and arrange to recreate it!

Awesome thread btw.

It would appear that a peson close to the camera said it. The person that was shooting the video appears to be heading out

Gilgamesh
01-15-2007, 09:54 PM
You lucky *******! I would ditch my gf on our anniversary dinner to watch Sampras.

Damn he looks fit in those photos. Maybe he is serious about possibly attempting somesort of comeback or maybe an exhibition tour or senior's tour?

annihilatorpro
01-15-2007, 11:21 PM
WOW subtleskeptics, I also go to UCLA, and last year, caught Andre Agassi playing in the LATC with his coach, but to see Sampras AND meet him, wow, you're one lucky guy!

armand
01-25-2007, 07:09 PM
Because of this thread, TW put Sampras' face and his gear back on the Wilson page
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/player.html?ccode=PSAMPRA
but it shows him using the PS 85. What up with that?

Anyway, there's a foto gallery and it shows superb sequences of some of his shots.

dannyjjang
01-25-2007, 08:46 PM
man jason u have an ugly nose

TheNatural
02-07-2007, 05:44 AM
kewl videos. What happened here, did Pete scare you or something?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SU3Y8rQrDwQ&mode=related&search=

paulfreda
10-24-2007, 05:03 AM
All those youtube videos have been removed.

Could the admin or webmaster remove those URLs so everyone does not have to waste time going to Youtube 7 times to find out none are there anymore.

Thanks

Legend of Borg
10-24-2007, 07:47 PM
Wow! If only the same thing happened to me, except substitute Pete for Bjorn.

Legend of Borg
10-24-2007, 07:48 PM
Wow! If only the same thing happened to me, except substitute Pete for Bjorn.

I meant Bjorn for Pete.