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TW Staff
12-02-2009, 08:29 AM
http://blog.tenniswarehouse.com/?p=618


Kana, TW

onehandbh
12-03-2009, 09:31 AM
Hey Kana,

My friend and I saw your match! Or at least part of it.
The guy you played against had a really good out-wide deuce
serve slice serve.

TW Staff
12-03-2009, 12:05 PM
Haha you should've said Hi! I couldn't do anything about his serve! Towards the end I finally tried to take it off the rise more, but other than that I probably was able to return less than half. =( Not sure which part of the match you saw; the last 2 sets weren't that pretty. Partly embarrassed on my play, but they were a good team I have to give them credit. Tennis goes on.

- Kana, TW -

onehandbh
12-03-2009, 02:25 PM
I had no idea who you were or that you worked for TW
until I saw this post. No need to be embarrassed. That guy's
wide serve was pretty good. Really aggressive even on
2nd serves sometimes.

btw, I took some video footage of the tournament.
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=300125



Haha you should've said Hi! I couldn't do anything about his serve! Towards the end I finally tried to take it off the rise more, but other than that I probably was able to return less than half. =( Not sure which part of the match you saw; the last 2 sets weren't that pretty. Partly embarrassed on my play, but they were a good team I have to give them credit. Tennis goes on.

- Kana, TW -

sureshs
12-04-2009, 10:49 AM
The blog page has all kinds of editing tags showing up. Some html screwup?

Plus, this thread and the blog need pics of Kana :-)

35ft6
12-05-2009, 04:35 PM
3-1/2 hours to play a tournament? You love tennis more than me. I was with OneHandBH.

What's mixed doubles etiquette? It seemed like that guy could ace out wide at will and at least during the games I saw, would whenever the score got tight. Is he "allowed" to do that whenever he wants, or do the guys have an unspoken agreement to not go buck wild on every point and shot?

Anyway, looked like everybody was having fun. :)

TW Staff
12-07-2009, 10:16 AM
Mixed dubs etiquette is different for everyone. Personally, if you're in Open everything is game. I've had men blast away at me when I'm at the net (thanks to my cat like reflexes I haven't gotten hit yet!) but most men try not to "hit" the woman. As for serves, if it's close the men will usually serve wide kickers because it's the hardest to reach for me. It's an easy point.

In essence, I think a man is "allowed" to do whatever he wants because we ladies signed up to play with the men. It's all in good competition =)

- Kana, TW -

onehandbh
12-07-2009, 03:00 PM
I've had men blast away at me when I'm at the net (thanks to my cat like reflexes I haven't gotten hit yet!) but most men try not to "hit" the woman.
- Kana, TW -

Is this the type of training you used to gain your
cat-like reflexes?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iXP9yoc4VY

onehandbh
12-07-2009, 06:58 PM
Or did you employ training like this?

(fast forward to around 1:35)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6EknwERf3o

Someone put a large chunk (if not all of it?) here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DRyW80CgWM

TW Staff
12-08-2009, 06:57 AM
HERO = one of my favorite movies

And yes... I can dodge a wrench.. and flying spears...

Also, Noah thanks you for taking video of him!

- Kana, TW -

onehandbh
12-08-2009, 09:21 AM
It was a fun tournament to watch. So many different styles of play: a
jump serve guy, serve and volley guy and also noah, who hit incredibly
flat. His backhand was pretty awesome. He hit it so flat and on the rise and
it was still somehow more consistent than the other people who were hitting
with a lot more spin. There was this one shot where his opponent hit a
shot into the corner and came to the net. Noah sprinted to it and somehow
hit a sharply angled BH crosscourt FLAT passing shot that landed like
halfway up the service box sideline for a winner. It almost seemed
impossible that he could get that kind of an angle while still hitting it so flat.

I actually heard about him through a TW poster (Joe Sch). They
both took lessons from this guy that teaches a totally old school, flat-hitting
style of play and claimed that that way of hitting was still viable today.
Out of morbid curiosity I went and took a lesson just to see what he was
all about. It was actually kind of interesting. Other than running to get to
the ball, it was a very effortless, efficient way of hitting the ball.

Yeah, I like Hero, too. Pretty cool movie. Did you watch the version in
Mandarin, Cantonese, or English?