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scottybruno
10-24-2004, 12:21 AM
I always disliked when I couldn't find a match so what I did is created an online system where players register and then can search for other players by area code, town or zip code and then get in touch with them and play. It's a free service and I would like to invite all of you to come and enjoy it - http://www.tennismates.com

For the love of the game!

SB

K!ck5w3rvE
10-24-2004, 02:14 AM
Nice work.

Trey
10-24-2004, 05:23 AM
good luck in your matching service.

I have tried other online tennis matching websites before I have been not happy with the results. I actually met up with 3 guys from these websites. 2 of them were well below their stated level of ability. The 3rd guy refused to play a match because he couldn't get his serve in. So we just hit around, but he would stand on his backhand side and just try to hit everything as hard as he could with his forehand. Maybe it was bad luck but...

I eventually just joined a bunch of tennis leagues /ladders and I have pretty much as all the matches I have time for.

scottybruno
10-25-2004, 12:52 PM
I appreciate the feedback folks! We're getting about 50 new players a day and things are really taking off.

Thanks again,

Scott Bruno

BiGGieStuFF
10-25-2004, 01:04 PM
I signed up but man most of the people are rated high. I have a feeling no one will respond to me *sniff*

scottybruno
10-25-2004, 07:56 PM
Setting up a match with a better player than yourself is a great way to get better. I know how many people are competitive and hate to lose but believe me, playing with players who are higher in skill level will raise your skill level.

http://www.scottbruno.com/tennis

perfmode
10-25-2004, 08:03 PM
I signed up but man most of the people are rated high. I have a feeling no one will respond to me *sniff*

Most of the people overrate themselves because they think that no one wants to hit with a 3.0. I bet a big percentage of the users overrate themselves.

scottybruno
10-26-2004, 03:21 PM
Permode, that's been our experience too. How many people actually take the time to go out and get a USPTR or USPTA Pro to Cert their player level is a mystery to me.

SB

scottybruno
10-27-2004, 04:59 PM
Nice Sig Biggie! hahaha! Where'd you find that?

BiGGieStuFF
10-27-2004, 10:24 PM
Nice Sig Biggie! hahaha! Where'd you find that?You're referring to perfmode right?

BiGGieStuFF
10-27-2004, 10:29 PM
On the NTRP rating. Open means no ranking right??? I see some with just dash marks but some reason OPEN players are at the top of the list making me think that it's a level higher than 7.0. IF i had to rate myself I'd figure I'm somewhere btw 3.0 - 3.5

ShooterMcMarco
10-27-2004, 11:31 PM
cool, ShooterMcMarco has joined the fray. i hope i can actually set up times and play against some of these people

BiGGieStuFF
10-28-2004, 07:12 AM
So is anyone on here from HOuston??

scottybruno
10-28-2004, 01:54 PM
Ya, reffering to perfmode. haha! Nice Sig!

As per "Open" that is the top level player. one whom plays Open tournaments and who is very good, in other words, above a 7.0 on the NTRP scale.

splink779
10-28-2004, 07:21 PM
Sorry but that site is a joke. There are no people even registered around me, much less in the whole state of MI, where I live. I searched for players in LA, and still only like 5 people showed up, all 6.0+.

BiGGieStuFF
10-28-2004, 08:50 PM
Sorry but that site is a joke. There are no people even registered around me, much less in the whole state of MI, where I live. I searched for players in LA, and still only like 5 people showed up, all 6.0+.

It's just started I believe so it's going to take some time to build up a database. It's a good effort though :) Just seems weird to message a complete stranger to play tennis. I like using this forum though to reach out.

Anyone from Houston? :)

splink779
10-29-2004, 09:45 AM
Sorry didnt realize you just started

drakulie
10-29-2004, 10:01 AM
Awesome - THANKS!