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Slicendicer
03-12-2009, 05:49 PM
I lost the 1st set 3-6. I was getting frustrated because I was in every point, but my conditioning just isn't there. After 6-7 shots I'd pull the trigger and missed a lot of "used to be" routine FH's and BH's. I tried serving big, thinking it would win me a lot of easy set-ups... wrong... earned me 10-15 double faults.

2nd set, I said to myself... if you get a look at the ball, hit the eyes out of it... so this was the plan. I started serving kick's to the FH and flat out wide... totally messed up his return game.

I freaking crushed the ball... hit a few slices down low on approach, Rafter would have been proud of... I hit THE cleanest volley I've ever hit, BH, coming in on an inside-out FH rip... I am PUMPED!!!

After the 2nd, he threw his raquet to the back fence and called it a tie... walked off court.

It feels good knowing the old fart still got game... yeah, c'mon...

Fedace
03-12-2009, 05:55 PM
Nice going. but why is it that old guys always feel extra satisfaction by beating up on the young guys.? I am no longer considered a young man anymore, but i always notice if some guys over 50 beats me, they celebrate just little bit harder than usual.......

Slicendicer
03-12-2009, 06:04 PM
Nice going. but why is it that old guys always feel extra satisfaction by beating up on the young guys.? I am no longer considered a young man anymore, but i always notice if some guys over 50 beats me, they celebrate just little bit harder than usual.......

I ain't over 50 :shock:...

kimbahpnam
03-12-2009, 06:05 PM
you forgot to mention how old you are

Slicendicer
03-12-2009, 06:07 PM
you forgot to mention how old you are

35... tomorrow is my 36th birthday... why it's important to me... winning a set from a good player... I am 100lb's overweight... :cry:

atatu
03-12-2009, 06:14 PM
Just think how good you'd be if you lost 50 of those pounds !

Slicendicer
03-12-2009, 06:18 PM
Just think how good you'd be if you lost 50 of those pounds !

As soon as I finish the job I am on, 2-3 weeks, I am going to take-off for 2 months and lose 75 lb's. I will chronicle the journey in another thread. 4-6 hours of exercise per day and an extreme diet. I just threw $250 on supplements and protein. This will be EPIC!!!

atatu
03-12-2009, 06:36 PM
You gotta hit the weights !

Fedace
03-12-2009, 06:38 PM
35... tomorrow is my 36th birthday... why it's important to me... winning a set from a good player... I am 100lb's overweight... :cry:

You are not old at all. You have good 30 more years of smash mouth tennis left in you. :) I will bet you that you will feel even better when you beat a college player when you are 55.

TonLars
03-12-2009, 07:45 PM
Nice job! Couple of weeks and ill be down there, if youre interested still we can play that Friday when I get there, March 27th. Youll be able to gauge yourself against this "4.5-5.0" ;)

Slicendicer
03-12-2009, 07:49 PM
Nice job! Couple of weeks and ill be down there, if youre interested still we can play that Friday when I get there, March 27th. Youll be able to gauge yourself against this "4.5-5.0" ;)


Like I said... if I only have to step 3 feet in either direction, I'll do fine. Let me know, you can tell everyone here at TT how terrible I really am!

randomname
03-12-2009, 10:56 PM
As soon as I finish the job I am on, 2-3 weeks, I am going to take-off for 2 months and lose 75 lb's. I will chronicle the journey in another thread. 4-6 hours of exercise per day and an extreme diet. I just threw $250 on supplements and protein. This will be EPIC!!!

ummm, are you seriously trying to lose over a pound a day? I'm not an expert by any means but everything I've read says that the max thats healthy for a person to lose is 2 pounds a week.

autumn_leaf
03-13-2009, 05:31 AM
ummm, are you seriously trying to lose over a pound a day? I'm not an expert by any means but everything I've read says that the max thats healthy for a person to lose is 2 pounds a week.

i really think that depends on how overweight the person is.

i remember watching vh1 and one of their weight loss programs they told a guy to lose 10-15lbs per week. he asks if that was healthy and they asked him if gaining 5-10 lbs every year for ~20 years was healthy. this guy was a serious 200lbs + over weight. panel of judges are health / fitness experts even though their reply was snarky.

dr325i
03-13-2009, 05:37 AM
I lost the 1st set 3-6. I was getting frustrated because I was in every point, but my conditioning just isn't there. After 6-7 shots I'd pull the trigger and missed a lot of "used to be" routine FH's and BH's. I tried serving big, thinking it would win me a lot of easy set-ups... wrong... earned me 10-15 double faults.

2nd set, I said to myself... if you get a look at the ball, hit the eyes out of it... so this was the plan. I started serving kick's to the FH and flat out wide... totally messed up his return game.

I freaking crushed the ball... hit a few slices down low on approach, Rafter would have been proud of... I hit THE cleanest volley I've ever hit, BH, coming in on an inside-out FH rip... I am PUMPED!!!

After the 2nd, he threw his raquet to the back fence and called it a tie... walked off court.

It feels good knowing the old fart still got game... yeah, c'mon...

what college?

nickarnold2000
03-13-2009, 05:50 AM
Nice going. but why is it that old guys always feel extra satisfaction by beating up on the young guys.? I am no longer considered a young man anymore, but i always notice if some guys over 50 beats me, they celebrate just little bit harder than usual.......
That's probably because it doesn't happen to often for guys over 50!:)

bad_call
03-13-2009, 10:05 AM
Nice going. but why is it that old guys always feel extra satisfaction by beating up on the young guys.? I am no longer considered a young man anymore, but i always notice if some guys over 50 beats me, they celebrate just little bit harder than usual.......

i'm old and i don't overly celebrate when out playing a younger guy. unless of course you call jumping on the opponent's chest and taking his girl away from him "overly". :)

GPB
03-13-2009, 10:36 AM
i'm old and i don't overly celebrate when out playing a younger guy. unless of course you call jumping on the opponent's chest and taking his girl away from him "overly". :)

lolwut? you just made my day, thank you.

mikeler
03-13-2009, 11:19 AM
i'm old and i don't overly celebrate when out playing a younger guy. unless of course you call jumping on the opponent's chest and taking his girl away from him "overly". :)


Throw in a biatch slap to the boyfriend and I really like your style! :twisted:

tennisdad65
03-15-2009, 06:19 PM
Nice going. but why is it that old guys always feel extra satisfaction by beating up on the young guys.? I am no longer considered a young man anymore, but i always notice if some guys over 50 beats me, they celebrate just little bit harder than usual.......

I do not celebrate .. I just say: 'nice try kiddo' followed by my Dr. Evil laugh :)

ClarkC
03-15-2009, 08:16 PM
i really think that depends on how overweight the person is.

i remember watching vh1 and one of their weight loss programs they told a guy to lose 10-15lbs per week. he asks if that was healthy and they asked him if gaining 5-10 lbs every year for ~20 years was healthy. this guy was a serious 200lbs + over weight. panel of judges are health / fitness experts even though their reply was snarky.

So, the panel of experts gave a stupid non-sequitur as their answer. I am not impressed.'

Let's see how many ways we can play this game with the "experts:"

"Is it really healthy for me to lose 30 pounds a week?"

"Well, was it healthy to gain 5-10 pounds per year for 20 years?"

"Is it really healthy for me to lose 10 pounds a day?"

[cut and paste stupid non-sequitur here]

"Is it really healthy for me to lose all 200 pounds in one day?"

[cut and paste stupid non-sequitur here]

Sorry, but bad logic to me is like blood in the water to a shark.

Slicendicer
03-15-2009, 09:06 PM
So, the panel of experts gave a stupid non-sequitur as their answer. I am not impressed.'

Let's see how many ways we can play this game with the "experts:"

"Is it really healthy for me to lose 30 pounds a week?"

"Well, was it healthy to gain 5-10 pounds per year for 20 years?"

"Is it really healthy for me to lose 10 pounds a day?"

[cut and paste stupid non-sequitur here]

"Is it really healthy for me to lose all 200 pounds in one day?"

[cut and paste stupid non-sequitur here]

Sorry, but bad logic to me is like blood in the water to a shark.

What you're saying really isn't possible, without surgery, in which case... yes, it is healthy.

75 lb's in 2 months is my goal... if I can lose the weight, it will be in a healthy regimen.

Noveson
03-15-2009, 09:31 PM
ummm, are you seriously trying to lose over a pound a day? I'm not an expert by any means but everything I've read says that the max thats healthy for a person to lose is 2 pounds a week.

You obviously have never watched the biggest loser;)

Does anyone else hate when people go, "umm" then proceed to ask a question?


what college?

I want to know this also.

Slicendicer
03-16-2009, 05:11 AM
You obviously have never watched the biggest loser;)

Does anyone else hate when people go, "umm" then proceed to ask a question?




I want to know this also.


South Alabama.

TheGreatestAudia
03-16-2009, 07:25 AM
Nice going. but why is it that old guys always feel extra satisfaction by beating up on the young guys.? I am no longer considered a young man anymore, but i always notice if some guys over 50 beats me, they celebrate just little bit harder than usual.......

I can't imagine why someone wouldn't know why older athletes feel great about beating younger, more agile athletes. It's because it is a bigger accomplishment for them to beat someone who should be running circles around them rather beating someone they play all the time. Am I missing something?

beernutz
03-16-2009, 02:57 PM
South Alabama.

You live in Mobile? Who was the player--I know a few of them?

charliefedererer
03-16-2009, 04:35 PM
What you're saying really isn't possible, without surgery, in which case... yes, it is healthy.

75 lb's in 2 months is my goal... if I can lose the weight, it will be in a healthy regimen.
Just keep thinking of all the other buts you're going to kick as the pounds come off.
Seriously, there is nothing better you could do for youself.
Among other things, you could have counted on blowing out your knees and hips if you hadn't made this choice.
Only one work of advice: set your eating habits and work out habits now to enjoy many more years of tennis. Don't rely on some crazy diet that you won't be able to maintain.

LeeD
03-16-2009, 04:49 PM
I wouldn't celebrate at all...
First of all, next time you play him, he might double bagel you.
It's not nice to celebrate a victory like that....
I'd expect to play even with most Div11 and 111 singles players, just don't have the stamina and can't quite match his court coverage.
A solid 4.0 SHOULD expect to get 3 games each set from most college players, but maybe none against Div1 majors with full scholarships...then it's back to bagel and a courtesy game... :):)

mtommer
03-16-2009, 07:40 PM
What you're saying really isn't possible, without surgery, in which case... yes, it is healthy.

75 lb's in 2 months is my goal... if I can lose the weight, it will be in a healthy regimen.

Just make sure you're losing fat, not something else. Seriously. Honestly, there's a reason why the usual recommendation of 2lbs/week is a good one. It represents sensible changes to your diet that one can maintain. Just as important, it represents a level of exercise that can be maintained, reducing the effects of potential burnout and injury caused by over exertion.

ttbrowne
03-18-2009, 08:38 AM
Wasn't Krisan, was it?

beernutz
03-19-2009, 08:53 AM
Wasn't Krisan, was it?

Who is that? I don't think there is a Krisan on the South Alabama team. They are a pretty young team this year - 4 freshmen, 3 sophomores, and 1 senior--Marek, but they've played pretty well for the most part.

Who did you beat Slicerdicer?

Slicendicer
03-19-2009, 06:23 PM
Who is that? I don't think there is a Krisan on the South Alabama team. They are a pretty young team this year - 4 freshmen, 3 sophomores, and 1 senior--Marek, but they've played pretty well for the most part.

Who did you beat Slicerdicer?


I didn't beat anybody... I won a set... I don't want to get into calling out folks... I just wanted to share my good feeling with everyone... :)

TonLars
03-24-2009, 07:09 AM
Slicendicer, can you hit this Friday afternoon when I get in to Mobile? Send me an email so we can get in touch, thanks

Slicendicer
03-24-2009, 07:19 AM
Slicendicer, can you hit this Friday afternoon when I get in to Mobile? Send me an email so we can get in touch, thanks

Email sent... I stepped on a nail Saturday, so I don't think I can run, but I'll defo hit with ya... we'll see.

Vik
03-24-2009, 09:21 AM
Slicendicer, can you hit this Friday afternoon when I get in to Mobile? Send me an email so we can get in touch, thanks

Interesting. Want to hear how this hit goes.
For some reason, I see great disappointment in TonLars future :oops:

Slicendicer
03-24-2009, 09:55 AM
Interesting. Want to hear how this hit goes.
For some reason, I see great disappointment in TonLars future :oops:

Well, if we were playings sets, Tony would probably beat me pretty badly on sheer fitness. Tony seems to be a nice guy and wouldn't want to do that. He won't hit me off the court, if that is what you're insinuating. There aren't many folks I can't hit with... unless he just want to rip winners, then yes... it will be a disappointment for Tony.

Spokewench
03-24-2009, 10:59 AM
Just keep thinking of all the other buts you're going to kick as the pounds come off.
Seriously, there is nothing better you could do for youself.
Among other things, you could have counted on blowing out your knees and hips if you hadn't made this choice.
Only one work of advice: set your eating habits and work out habits now to enjoy many more years of tennis. Don't rely on some crazy diet that you won't be able to maintain.


Mr. Slice and Dicer already had a thread about his diet - and his plans to lose weight. You will see many, many responses about his unrealistic goals and scary plan; but he has argued that he knows what he is doing; so I again say, go for it Mr. Dicer and listen to your body and change your plan when needed; just don't get discouraged cause you do need to lose the weight.

spoke

Slicendicer
03-24-2009, 11:33 AM
Mr. Slice and Dicer already had a thread about his diet - and his plans to lose weight. You will see many, many responses about his unrealistic goals and scary plan; but he has argued that he knows what he is doing; so I again say, go for it Mr. Dicer and listen to your body and change your plan when needed; just don't get discouraged cause you do need to lose the weight.

spoke

Thanks... :)

TonLars
03-24-2009, 08:15 PM
Interesting. Want to hear how this hit goes.
For some reason, I see great disappointment in TonLars future :oops:

Well, if we were playings sets, Tony would probably beat me pretty badly on sheer fitness. Tony seems to be a nice guy and wouldn't want to do that. He won't hit me off the court, if that is what you're insinuating. There aren't many folks I can't hit with... unless he just want to rip winners, then yes... it will be a disappointment for Tony.

Ill hit with about anyone, I always like to play and cant get enough. Theres plenty of 3.5-4.0 players at my club so that if I have nobody else to practice with or play sets against, these type of players are still fine, in my opinion at least, for getting enough balls back into play to get some practice if I hit right to them. I really like to play points though, so if movement is the case like for Slicer or if Im just alot better than someone, Ill handicap myself somehow; usually a baseline game where ill cover the whole court sometimes including alleys, against half the court. Slicer sounds like in his day he was a pretty decent player so it should be great.

I really just need to have a hit before the tournament. I dont want a complete day off, as well as I havent played outdoor tennis since September. Im looking forward to it as slower courts are a benefit to my game in a couple ways. As far as our hit, it will actually be more interesting to see what Slicer thinks about my game, since based on some videos he initially thought I wouldnt be able to win more than a small percentage of 4.5 league singles matches down there. Its a pretty high level tournament from what I can tell, most of how I do will depend on some tough factors such as luck of the draw and how I adjust to the courts outdoors. I think if Im playing at my best I will be in the match and have a chance to win against most of the qualifiers there. But I could lose a 3-setter the first morning and be done right away despite playing well, but I wanted to take a shot at this earlier than the summer. The tournament info is at http://www.itftennis.com/mens/tournaments/tournamentoverview.asp?tournament=1100018863 and the draw should be up Friday evening sometime

Slicendicer
03-24-2009, 08:44 PM
Hey Tony... emailed my cell # and just let me know what time you want to hit. During the day is beter for me because I like to play in the heat. :) Friday's 50% chance of rain and 76 degrees... talk to you soon.

TonLars
03-24-2009, 08:54 PM
Hey Tony... emailed my cell # and just let me know what time you want to hit. During the day is beter for me because I like to play in the heat. :) Friday's 50% chance of rain and 76 degrees... talk to you soon.

Shoot, hope it doesnt rain. Ill be there in the early afternoon, the sign-in is at like 5 or 6 so if we could go an hour or hour and a half before that it would work out great, but I can meet up earlier too if you need. Itll be fun to see this 52 court place

BreakPoint
03-24-2009, 08:58 PM
I lost the 1st set 3-6. I was getting frustrated because I was in every point, but my conditioning just isn't there. After 6-7 shots I'd pull the trigger and missed a lot of "used to be" routine FH's and BH's. I tried serving big, thinking it would win me a lot of easy set-ups... wrong... earned me 10-15 double faults.

"10-15 double faults" in a single set? May I ask what level you are?

Slicendicer
03-24-2009, 10:24 PM
"10-15 double faults" in a single set? May I ask what level you are?

I'm probably a 4.5. I played 5.5 once upon a time, but I am overweight and can't run around the court a lot. Also, I haven't played ANY sets in a few years... so whats your point?

BreakPoint
03-24-2009, 11:00 PM
I'm probably a 4.5. I played 5.5 once upon a time, but I am overweight and can't run around the court a lot. Also, I haven't played ANY sets in a few years... so whats your point?
Just wondering since you were able to take a set off of a college player. Was this a current college player? Also what college division (e.g., Div. I, etc.)?

Just surprised that someone who hit 10-15 doubles faults in a set is at a high enough of a level to take a set off of a college player.

Slicendicer
03-25-2009, 04:50 AM
Just wondering since you were able to take a set off of a college player. Was this a current college player? Also what college division (e.g., Div. I, etc.)?

Just surprised that someone who hit 10-15 doubles faults in a set is at a high enough of a level to take a set off of a college player.

Really, I saw pro serve 3 dub's consecutive to lose a game... how does do you feel about that?

:)

JoshDragon
03-25-2009, 02:00 PM
I lost the 1st set 3-6. I was getting frustrated because I was in every point, but my conditioning just isn't there. After 6-7 shots I'd pull the trigger and missed a lot of "used to be" routine FH's and BH's. I tried serving big, thinking it would win me a lot of easy set-ups... wrong... earned me 10-15 double faults.

2nd set, I said to myself... if you get a look at the ball, hit the eyes out of it... so this was the plan. I started serving kick's to the FH and flat out wide... totally messed up his return game.

I freaking crushed the ball... hit a few slices down low on approach, Rafter would have been proud of... I hit THE cleanest volley I've ever hit, BH, coming in on an inside-out FH rip... I am PUMPED!!!

After the 2nd, he threw his raquet to the back fence and called it a tie... walked off court.

It feels good knowing the old fart still got game... yeah, c'mon...

I have a hard time believing this story.

Slicendicer
03-26-2009, 08:35 AM
I have a hard time believing this story.


Really... thats great... what if I tell you I easily serve + 120 MPH? :)

Fay
03-26-2009, 08:54 AM
I see men in middle age in OPEN tournaments routinely beat younger players ... "age and treachery will .... "

JoshDragon
03-26-2009, 09:28 AM
Really... thats great... what if I tell you I easily serve + 120 MPH? :)

In an earlier post You said that you were overweight. So it's safe to assume that you don't play competitive tennis very often.

College players aren't always that great, although it usually requires a considerable level of ability to make the team.

You said that you were about a 4.5 and that's probably the same level as a regular college player (depending on the school.)

Yeah, it's hard to believe that you won the second set 6-2. You would have had some serious disadvantages in the match, from what you've told us.

Slicendicer
03-26-2009, 09:44 AM
In an earlier post You said that you were overweight. So it's safe to assume that you don't play competitive tennis very often.

College players aren't always that great, although it usually requires a considerable level of ability to make the team.

You said that you were about a 4.5 and that's probably the same level as a regular college player (depending on the school.)

Yeah, it's hard to believe that you won the second set 6-2. You would have had some serious disadvantages in the match, from what you've told us.

I rate myself a 4.5 based on my overweightness... my movement is not so good. I hit ball clean, my FH is good... if I set up and hit a good FH, it usually doesn't comeback, if it does, it's mostly neutral. So, my weight is a disadvantage, but my strokes are good enough... I probably "hit" like a 5.0-5.5.

Slicendicer
03-26-2009, 03:55 PM
Shoot, hope it doesnt rain. Ill be there in the early afternoon, the sign-in is at like 5 or 6 so if we could go an hour or hour and a half before that it would work out great, but I can meet up earlier too if you need. Itll be fun to see this 52 court place

Looks pretty good, fair and partly cloudy for tomorrow. :) I reserved a court for 3:30. Give me a call or we'll see you at the TC. Look forward to meeting you.

Vik
03-27-2009, 08:52 AM
I probably "hit" like a 5.0-5.5.

Hopefully TonLars will offer his opinion if you guys get to hit. It seems like it wasn't that long ago that you were looking for 4.0's to hit with in DFW :|.

For Tony's sake, I hope you do hit it that well. And I hope it goes better than the start of your weight loss program. Which is to say, I hope there's not a last minute cancellation :).

Slicendicer
03-27-2009, 09:32 AM
Hopefully TonLars will offer his opinion if you guys get to hit. It seems like it wasn't that long ago that you were looking for 4.0's to hit with in DFW :|.

For Tony's sake, I hope you do hit it that well. And I hope it goes better than the start of your weight loss program. Which is to say, I hope there's not a last minute cancellation :).


Gosh... thanks Vick... yeah... I hadn't hit a tennis ball in 2 years or more, gained almost 100 lb's, come on from a herniated disc, and hadn't done any physical exercise... so to think I could just go bang from the baseline with a 5.0 player would be ridiculous. I lost a set to a 3.5 because I couldn't run after 15 min's. I've since built my stamina and my timing is almost there, so it's good. Tony would definately beat me.. so no suprise. He won't hit me off the court... I can trade FH's with anybody and BH's with most anybody. I can't run like I used to, but that is just a matter of time.

You know nothing of my weight loss program... I said on 3/17 I would start in 2 weeks... today is 3/27... you do the math... I actually have tapered my diet to 1 small /medium meal per day and 2 protein shakes, with the weekends being open to cold beer and a shitload of BBQ meats... so, before you start passing judgments, I recommend try being less mean and more nicer. I've shed a few LB's already, but I won't consider my weight-loss to begin until I incorporate PT.

Slicendicer
03-27-2009, 02:44 PM
Hey Tony... thanks again... good hit. Give me a call when you want to hit again. My wife and I will be at your matches. Good luck in the tournament.

mikeler
03-27-2009, 03:36 PM
Hey Tony... thanks again... good hit. Give me a call when you want to hit again. My wife and I will be at your matches. Good luck in the tournament.


Did you play a set or match? If so, what was the score?

Slicendicer
03-27-2009, 03:50 PM
Did you play a set or match? If so, what was the score?


Nope. Tony's flight was 3 hours delayed. By the time he got to the TC I had been hitting with another tournament player for 45min's. In my defense I will say I was on 1/8 tank of gas and hitting with a freaking Prince 100 in head demo. My racquets are locked down on Dauphin Island. Anyway, there is no way I could beat Tony in a set, he is too good conditioning and I am not. I could hold a few games maybe, playing with my racquets. He hits the ball well. I can count on 1 hand how many balls I was able to hit past him... he is very quick moving to the ball... and I hit some huge FH's. We played some points, he covered the full court, I covered 1/2 court... it was what I would expect... I was almost puking after 4-5 shots, and the scores were like 11-6, 11-5 to Tony. I think he'll do well in the tournament... he'll defo win the qualy matches.

onehandbh
03-27-2009, 05:58 PM
^^^ covering a full court vs covering 1/2 court. That's a **HUGE** handicap.

TonLars
03-27-2009, 06:17 PM
Was a fun hit, thanks again Slicer! Slicer is a very nice guy, in fact Ive been impressed with how nice everyone down here is, and I love their accents! Slicer definitely can hit a big forehand and hits the ball well. If he ever gets his stamina and court coverage up, he would be a force to reckon with. Draw still isnt up yet, but ill look forward to seeing you and hitting with you this weekend.

Slicendicer
03-27-2009, 06:52 PM
^^^ covering a full court vs covering 1/2 court. That's a **HUGE** handicap.

I tell you what... how about I strap 100 lb's to you, hand you a racquet and string you've never played with, and let you hit with TL. Dude... the guy is a good player... and fast, man I mean quick. I hit the lights out of a few FH's DTL, he was on the otherside of the court and ran 'em down... so, yeah... a huge handicap... but one I am worthy of. :)

Slicendicer
03-27-2009, 06:54 PM
Was a fun hit, thanks again Slicer! Slicer is a very nice guy, in fact Ive been impressed with how nice everyone down here is, and I love their accents! Slicer definitely can hit a big forehand and hits the ball well. If he ever gets his stamina and court coverage up, he would be a force to reckon with. Draw still isnt up yet, but ill look forward to seeing you and hitting with you this weekend.


Heck yeah, man... we'll see you tomorrow in the AM. Wouldn't miss it for the world. :)

onehandbh
03-27-2009, 06:58 PM
I tell you what... how about I strap 100 lb's to you, hand you a racquet and string you've never played with, and let you hit with TL. Dude... the guy is a good player... and fast, man I mean quick. I hit the lights out of a few FH's DTL, he was on the otherside of the court and ran 'em down... so, yeah... a huge handicap... but one I am worthy of. :)

Not a criticism. Just saying that it makes it very tough.
TL could probably smoke me if he only had one of the
doubles alley to hit into. Can't imagine being 100lbs
more.

mikeler
03-27-2009, 07:22 PM
Always helps to have a hitting partner to warm up with for tournament matches. Good luck this weekend.

Slicendicer
03-28-2009, 10:55 AM
Tony shellacs 1st round opponent 6-1, 6-2 or maybe it was 1 and 1... :oops::shock:

Mike Cottrill
03-28-2009, 12:33 PM
Tony shellacs 1st round opponent 6-1, 6-2 or maybe it was 1 and 1... :oops::shock:

Way to go Tony.. Knowing about a few of the folks he has beat or taken sets off of, I'm sure he can get an ATP point or two. With a match behind him, hopefully he has gotten comfortable with the courts and conditions.

Still no draws posted

Slicendicer
03-28-2009, 03:26 PM
Way to go Tony.. Knowing about a few of the folks he has beat or taken sets off of, I'm sure he can get an ATP point or two. With a match behind him, hopefully he has gotten comfortable with the courts and conditions.

Still no draws posted

We hit today, Tony was killing the ball, man. Next match is tomorrow 10AM. The guy he's playing tomorrow is real steady player, Tony should pull out the W. :)

TonLars
03-28-2009, 03:32 PM
Draws were posted here: http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/1/posting/2009/229/qs.pdf

I didnt play very well today, it might be playing outside where its slower and with wind, or maybe its just me, just made lots of errors but I won the match. Played with Slicer later and it went a little better but im still not confident. Just going to fight with what I got tommorow and not get frustrated, try to win ugly. He will be steady like Slicer said, name is Ashwin Kumar, seemed to like to slice backhands so I will look to go there often. Thanks again guys

Slicendicer
03-28-2009, 03:45 PM
A few pic's from the match...
TonLars in action, on court... :)

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p46/asd1270/100_1324.jpg
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p46/asd1270/100_1323.jpg
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p46/asd1270/100_1325.jpg

FastFreddy
03-28-2009, 04:12 PM
Hey Tony, I was looking at the draw sheet I saw one guy ranked 1905. Did they expand the world ranking because back in the day ranking stopped at 1200 and another 1200 guys wished they were ranked #1200. Where do the world ranking stop at 2000? How big are you like 5 '10 150 small compact fast player. I noticed in the pic when you were serving your toss arm is already down before he struck the ball. I was taught keep that toss arm up right until you hit the ball and move it out of the way right before contact? You still look very fit how old are you? Can anyone join these touraments like a local mens open? Also what kind of money can you get if you can win this tourament? PS: I like the serve with no feet on the ground also how is your wrist holding up?

Vik
03-28-2009, 04:22 PM
The rankings go to however many people have an ATP point.

FastFreddy
03-28-2009, 04:40 PM
So how many is that right now? Can it be one day like I am #5000 ranked player in the world? Do you need one full point or do they use 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 of a point?

mikeler
03-28-2009, 05:28 PM
Draws were posted here: http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/1/posting/2009/229/qs.pdf

I didnt play very well today, it might be playing outside where its slower and with wind, or maybe its just me, just made lots of errors but I won the match. Played with Slicer later and it went a little better but im still not confident. Just going to fight with what I got tommorow and not get frustrated, try to win ugly. He will be steady like Slicer said, name is Ashwin Kumar, seemed to like to slice backhands so I will look to go there often. Thanks again guys


Be careful, some guys who only slice their backhands can still hit great passing shots and lobs with it. Plus they can be super consistent with that shot. Try picking on it for a set and if it works great. If you lose the first set, test the forehand in the 2nd. Good luck.

TonLars
03-28-2009, 06:12 PM
Hey Tony, How big are you like 5 '10 150 small compact fast player. I noticed in the pic when you were serving your toss arm is already down before he struck the ball. I was taught keep that toss arm up right until you hit the ball and move it out of the way right before contact? You still look very fit how old are you? Can anyone join these touraments like a local mens open? Also what kind of money can you get if you can win this tourament? PS: I like the serve with no feet on the ground also how is your wrist holding up?

-6'1"ish and 175 pounds.
-Its important for the tossing arm to stay up for a while, but at a certain point when you are going up into the ball the tossing arm tucks in, as you can see. I by no means have a huge serve but im not bringing the arm down too early.
-25 yrs in a month, can hardy believe it
- Anyone can try to get in but they have a more merit based acceptance into the draws now.
- Theres little money to be made at Futures tournaments, especially considering how tough the field is. Most Open tounaments that pay out are far less tough and pay out much more.
- Wrist is not too bad, cant forget how lucky I am to even be playing these again

Thanks for the pics Slicer!

Slicendicer
03-28-2009, 07:21 PM
The bacon-wrapped tennis player...

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p46/asd1270/100_1338-1.jpg
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p46/asd1270/100_1346.jpg
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p46/asd1270/100_1349.jpg
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p46/asd1270/100_1347.jpg

maverick66
03-28-2009, 07:24 PM
is that the dunlop 200g? i loved that racket. not to sure about the snake vibration dampener but the racket kicks ***.

Slicendicer
03-28-2009, 07:40 PM
is that the dunlop 200g? i loved that racket. not to sure about the snake vibration dampener but the racket kicks ***.

I used to use a rubber band, but after a long hiatus from tennis... a complete dampened feel is what feels good to me. I'd like to locate 2-3 200G Muscle Weaves... the grey/black... 90in or 95in, yeah the 200G's are great frames if you can find them.

maverick66
03-28-2009, 07:44 PM
the muscle weaves where my first real player rackets. unreal the amount of feel they had. i wish i still had them but they got stolen out of my car. was at a tournament and someone grabbed something out of my car and left the back gate open and my entire bag got stollen with 5 200g in it.

TonLars
03-29-2009, 12:45 PM
Disappointing match today, as it was very winnable. Was a weird match in the first set as things just would not go my way, lost it 6-1 and every single game was a 30-30 or deuce game and I was unable to convert on game and break points. For the entire match I was probably about 1/10+ on break points, and lost game points in general. 2nd set was more of the same going into 1-3 but then I started to get on a roll and came back to up 4-3 40-15 on his serve, and ended up losing that game which was huge as I could have been serving for the set at 5-3. Lost the 2nd set 7-6 (5).

The good thing today as opposed to my practices and 1st round match was that I hit the ball fairly well today. I didnt give it away but made him earn it but it just didnt go my way. Theres alot that could be said but he was very steady as we knew, but was also very skilled at the net, had excellent touch on drop shots and short game in the cat and mouse points as after I got to them he got it by me with lob volleys and volley winners in the first set. 2nd set I was winning most of those points. The difference then was in that he was winning free points on the serve and I wasnt getting any and had to earn each point. Strategically I could also have done better since I was ripping groundstrokes corner to corner but it is so slow outside and on these courts that he was able to get to most shots and basically push everything back. I should have came in on some and attacked his floaters with volleys but I usually am able to just run opponents tired or get more winners. It was just a weird match and I feel like I lost to a worse player. I feel like I could have had a good chance to win the next match as well and get into the main draw, but it wasnt meant to be here. I will play at least one or two futures this summer.

All in all it was fun and good to get some matches outdoors so I will be more ready for the summer tournaments now that the weather is favorable in Minnesota. Slicer and his wife were extremely nice and great people and it was fun to meet and talk with them. They came to my matches and supported me, which is both fun and helps alot since I enjoy getting fired up and playing for an audience. Thanks again!

Slicendicer
03-29-2009, 04:29 PM
Disappointing match today, as it was very winnable. Was a weird match in the first set as things just would not go my way, lost it 6-1 and every single game was a 30-30 or deuce game and I was unable to convert on game and break points. For the entire match I was probably about 1/10+ on break points, and lost game points in general. 2nd set was more of the same going into 1-3 but then I started to get on a roll and came back to up 4-3 40-15 on his serve, and ended up losing that game which was huge as I could have been serving for the set at 5-3. Lost the 2nd set 7-6 (5).

The good thing today as opposed to my practices and 1st round match was that I hit the ball fairly well today. I didnt give it away but made him earn it but it just didnt go my way. Theres alot that could be said but he was very steady as we knew, but was also very skilled at the net, had excellent touch on drop shots and short game in the cat and mouse points as after I got to them he got it by me with lob volleys and volley winners in the first set. 2nd set I was winning most of those points. The difference then was in that he was winning free points on the serve and I wasnt getting any and had to earn each point. Strategically I could also have done better since I was ripping groundstrokes corner to corner but it is so slow outside and on these courts that he was able to get to most shots and basically push everything back. I should have came in on some and attacked his floaters with volleys but I usually am able to just run opponents tired or get more winners. It was just a weird match and I feel like I lost to a worse player. I feel like I could have had a good chance to win the next match as well and get into the main draw, but it wasnt meant to be here. I will play at least one or two futures this summer.

All in all it was fun and good to get some matches outdoors so I will be more ready for the summer tournaments now that the weather is favorable in Minnesota. Slicer and his wife were extremely nice and great people and it was fun to meet and talk with them. They came to my matches and supported me, which is both fun and helps alot since I enjoy getting fired up and playing for an audience. Thanks again!


Dude... thats a right on assessment of the match, except you are too humble. Guys... Tony's opponant today was a good player, true... but everything was going his way. The 1st set he played basically flawless, and Tony caught every bad break... once the guy stopped walking on water and Tony settled in, it was a very exciting match... and you knew Tony was the better player. Thanks Tony, and I am really glad to have met you.

Slicendicer
03-29-2009, 04:45 PM
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p46/asd1270/Picture005-1.jpg
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p46/asd1270/Picture004-1.jpg
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Holdfast44ID
03-29-2009, 11:56 PM
I know that dude. His name is Dave and he's really sensitive about people beating him and bragging about it.

Didn't read in the thread where the guy's name was mentioned. This is a funny thread. I'm in my early 40's and I'd rather play against a hard hitting college player than an old club hacker (consistent, no pace, great drop shots, etc.). I've aced guys who were #1 at Stanford & Cal, but the "old guy" is more likely to block back returns for a drop shot winner (purely by accident).

-"Every time I lose, I just beat a former #1 college player..."

Slicendicer
03-30-2009, 05:38 AM
Didn't read in the thread where the guy's name was mentioned. This is a funny thread. I'm in my early 40's and I'd rather play against a hard hitting college player than an old club hacker (consistent, no pace, great drop shots, etc.). I've aced guys who were #1 at Stanford & Cal, but the "old guy" is more likely to block back returns for a drop shot winner (purely by accident).

-"Every time I lose, I just beat a former #1 college player..."

You and Rickson should have your own thread... :oops:

Vik
03-30-2009, 05:49 AM
It looks like those courts are right on top of each other.
You should play some more of these Tony. Sounds like you just need some more high level match play.

Rickson
03-30-2009, 10:49 AM
Are you saying Tony Larson looks just like Dave?

maverick66
03-30-2009, 10:55 AM
You and Rickson should have your own thread... :oops:

i cant figure out what hell is going on in this thread either. rickson keeps talking about dave and the other guy agreed with him. but i got one question. who is dave?

Rickson
03-30-2009, 11:00 AM
Dave's a guy I mistook for Tony Larson. I thought dicer beat Dave the college student, but it turns out dicer was just taking pics of Tony and he didn't play Dave or Tony. I hope that clears things.

Slicendicer
03-30-2009, 06:30 PM
Dave's a guy I mistook for Tony Larson. I thought dicer beat Dave the college student, but it turns out dicer was just taking pics of Tony and he didn't play Dave or Tony. I hope that clears things.

Rickson... it is clear... crystal clear. Thanks.

Rickson
03-30-2009, 06:34 PM
So does that mean you don't actually know Dave?

maverick66
03-30-2009, 07:26 PM
rickson you get into the special kool-aid?