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BorisBecker1872
05-28-2010, 03:15 PM
We hear so much about celebrities with excellent golf
games. They even have a mini-tour for them. I was curious as to who some of the better celebrity tennis players are. What are their respective NTRP's? Do you think anyone plays at a 5.5-6.0 level?

BorisBecker

nCode747
05-28-2010, 07:37 PM
From what I read on TT, Bill Gates is about a 3.5

himynameisNIKE
05-28-2010, 07:47 PM
dr. phil looked pretty good on the tennis channel. also gavin rossdale is pretty good.

SoBad
05-28-2010, 08:19 PM
That guy Chandler (Matt?) from Friends is supposed to be decent.

kelawai
05-28-2010, 11:35 PM
Dustin Hoffman self rated 4.5
But rumors say he is not even close.

subz
05-29-2010, 02:19 AM
No one can rate Chuck Noris, he rates you!

West Coast Ace
05-29-2010, 11:09 AM
Dustin Hoffman self rated 4.5
But rumors say he is not even close.He (or his publicist) was exposed on this. They fed that to Tennis Magazine. And he got abused for it.

From what I read on TT, Bill Gates is about a 3.5The guy who reported that he hit with him described him as a 3.0.

dr. phil looked pretty good on the tennis channel. Dr Phil did have decent strokes - but if you got him moving he'd be toast. Of course for his age, that pretty much applies to almost everyone. I was impressed with his zeal for the game - I respect anyone who sets their schedule around their tennis - must be nice to have the $$$$ to do that. I'd love to play on that red clay court they filmed that piece on.

vbranis
05-29-2010, 02:02 PM
The guy who reported that he hit with him described him as a 3.0..

Yeah, that was me. I'd say he's a strong 3.0 overall.

DownTheLine
05-29-2010, 03:18 PM
Yeah, that was me. I'd say he's a strong 3.0 overall.

What frame did he use?

hollywood9826
05-29-2010, 03:41 PM
I read that Gavin Rossdale plays 4.5 USTA leagues.

Matthew Perry (Chandler) apparently in his younger years was a highly ranked junior in Canada. Not sure how good he is anymore though.

ubermeyer
05-30-2010, 01:10 AM
If any were 6.0 they'd be good enough to go pro... so I highly, highly doubt that.

myservenow
05-30-2010, 03:33 AM
There is video on you tube of Adrian Smith from Iron Maiden hitting some tennis. It is a short video, but I would rate him at 4.0 at least. Hard to say how his game holds up in competition, but he has decent strokes.

West Coast Ace
05-30-2010, 10:29 AM
Matthew Perry (Chandler) apparently in his younger years was a highly ranked junior in Canada. Not sure how good he is anymore though.There wasn't a lot of 'evidence' to back that claim up. I wonder if any of our Canadian friends know anything. With his weight issues I can't imagine he'd be able to compete now...

raiden031
05-30-2010, 10:32 AM
I read that Gavin Rossdale plays 4.5 USTA leagues.


If thats the case, then why doesn't he show up in tennislink?

West Coast Ace
05-30-2010, 03:51 PM
There is video on you tube of Adrian Smith from Iron Maiden hitting some tennis. It is a short video, but I would rate him at 4.0 at least. Hard to say how his game holds up in competition, but he has decent strokes.Thanks. Here is the video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBCd90rXmUQ

He definitely wasn't hitting his groundies on the rise - or even close to the peak - so I doubt out here in So Cal he could win a round in a 4.0 tournament. Decent serve motion.

himynameisNIKE
05-30-2010, 03:57 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lars_Ulrich

idk if he still plays or not i doubt it though lol

and a short vid gavin rossdale hitting some volleys http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6hm-l_ZPuw&feature=related

hollywood9826
05-30-2010, 04:21 PM
If thats the case, then why doesn't he show up in tennislink?

Maybe he uses alias so stalkers can't track him.

Don't hate because hes better than you and bangin Gwen Stefani :)

West Coast Ace
05-30-2010, 05:12 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lars_Ulrich

idk if he still plays or not i doubt it though lol
Didn't know that - I knew about his dad. Lars is pretty short - 5'7" is what a lot of people on the internet say - must have been a baseliner... from that documentary the group did a few yrs ago, he's got a temper - might not be the most pleasant person to play with.

West Coast Ace
05-30-2010, 05:13 PM
Don't hate because hes better than you and ****** Gwen Stefani :)And you left out the biggest reason: He's buds with Fed! :)

raiden031
05-30-2010, 06:05 PM
Maybe he uses alias so stalkers can't track him.

Don't hate because hes better than you and bangin Gwen Stefani :)

I'm happy with the one I've got. And as for being better than me, he should be since he plays tennis for hours each day since he doesn't have a day job.

SystemicAnomaly
05-30-2010, 06:13 PM
Kaley (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0192505/bio) Cuoco (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0192505/bio) is/was an avid tennis player. Apparently she was ranked as a USTA junior player (singles & doubles) in the Southern CA area. Couldn't find too much video with her playing. In the clip (below) of 8 Simple Rules, she hits a few FH volleys (at 1:25) and a FH groundie (at 5:00). She might be a 4.0 or better (hard to say from this limited video evidence).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZqvqrISFT0

Here's a listing of her ranking for singles and doubs back in '98:

http://www.californiatennis.com/usta/SCTARanks/SCTA1998junior.htm#Girls%27%2014%20Doubles

West Coast Ace
05-30-2010, 06:38 PM
[B]Kaley Cuoco...
Pretty good. The audio to make it sound like she was crushing the volleys was amusing.

Made the tennis outfits look pretty good too...

hollywood9826
05-30-2010, 06:44 PM
I'm happy with the one I've got. And as for being better than me, he should be since he plays tennis for hours each day since he doesn't have a day job.

Still Hatin :)

West Coast Ace
05-30-2010, 06:59 PM
...he should be since he plays tennis for hours each day since he doesn't have a day job.Ain't that the truth. And think of the coaches/hitting partners he can get with his $$$$.

Bhagi Katbamna
05-30-2010, 09:43 PM
Chuck Norris hits only 2 shots: A roundhouse kick to your face, and a roundhouse kick to the other side of your face.

vbranis
05-30-2010, 09:59 PM
What frame did he use?

Looked like the Prince TT Bandit, not 100% sure though, I was so nervous hitting with him, I forgot to pay much attention to the racquet.:oops:

Puddy
05-30-2010, 11:49 PM
There is video on you tube of Adrian Smith from Iron Maiden hitting some tennis. It is a short video, but I would rate him at 4.0 at least. Hard to say how his game holds up in competition, but he has decent strokes.

Rumor on the street is that Iron Maiden's Dave Murray is also a good player, supposedly a 4.0/4.5 and frequently plays in the Wailea area of Maui, Hawaii.

So, what is the real number of the beast? (I bet NOBODY will understand this one).

SystemicAnomaly
05-31-2010, 12:03 PM
^ Was DM a worshiper of the devil (the beast)??


Pretty good. The audio to make it sound like she was crushing the volleys was amusing.

Made the tennis outfits look pretty good too...

Didn't notice the sound of the volleys. Kaley had a lot of dialogue while she was hitting those volleys so it appeared that she was not focused so much on the execution of the volleys. Her elbow was in quite a bit & did not have a lot of knee bend -- she appeared to be rather casual while she was executing those volleys.

onehandbh
05-31-2010, 12:40 PM
I heard Harrison Ford is like a 4.0 or 4.5.

SystemicAnomaly
05-31-2010, 01:10 PM
I heard Harrison Ford is like a 4.0 or 4.5.

He's a 7.0 as an actor and a 6.0 as a carpenter. You can witness some of those carpentry skills in Witness. Any videos of him on the tennis courts?

Puddy
05-31-2010, 03:14 PM
[QUOTE=SystemicAnomaly;4709666]^ Was DM a worshiper of the devil (the beast)??

You are sort of close...

West Coast Ace
05-31-2010, 03:20 PM
I heard Harrison Ford is like a 4.0 or 4.5.Like Dustin Hoffman this was fluff Tennis Magazine got fed from his publicist and ran with. He's a hacker - and one with a big belly to boot. Probably a 3.5 at best.

Steve1954
05-31-2010, 07:42 PM
Like Dustin Hoffman this was fluff Tennis Magazine got fed from his publicist and ran with. He's a hacker - and one with a big belly to boot. Probably a 3.5 at best.

OK, I thought I read somewhere that Shannon Elizabeth, from American Pie, was a serious tennis player and even considered becoming a tennis pro. Or is that fluff, too? No disrespect intended, you appear to know what material comes from Hollywood publicists so I wondered if this was legit.

West Coast Ace
05-31-2010, 07:55 PM
OK, I thought I read somewhere that Shannon Elizabeth, from American Pie, was a serious tennis player and even considered becoming a tennis pro. Or is that fluff, too? No disrespect intended, you appear to know what material comes from Hollywood publicists so I wondered if this was legit.Think about it - Hoffman and Ford were both pushing 60 when they were written up in Tennis Mag. How many guys that age can carry that level of play? And stars get their egos kissed plenty by the media. Believe what you want - I'll stick with common sense. We have plenty of guys on this board at those levels if they want a game.

I believe Ms. Elizabeth has dedicated herself to the 'sport' of poker, Texas Hold 'Em style...

surfsb
05-31-2010, 08:11 PM
Matthew Perry "playing tennis" on Ellen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTUZEZyde8s

You don't see his stroke in much of the video but he looks very comfortable with the racquet.

West Coast Ace
05-31-2010, 08:25 PM
Matthew Perry "playing tennis" on Ellen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTUZEZyde8s
Thanks for finding that and sharing. Trying to hit the 'ballboy' was the best part.

pmata814
06-01-2010, 09:16 PM
OK, I thought I read somewhere that Shannon Elizabeth, from American Pie, was a serious tennis player and even considered becoming a tennis pro. Or is that fluff, too? No disrespect intended, you appear to know what material comes from Hollywood publicists so I wondered if this was legit.

I thought I read that about Elizabeth Shue.

West Coast Ace
06-02-2010, 07:58 PM
We have a legit celeb - of course he's an athlete - Body Miller:

http://sports.yahoo.com/tennis/news?slug=ap-usopen-bodemiller

Ventolin
06-02-2010, 10:39 PM
Thanks. Here is the video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBCd90rXmUQ

He definitely wasn't hitting his groundies on the rise - or even close to the peak - so I doubt out here in So Cal he could win a round in a 4.0 tournament. Decent serve motion.

The guys from Iron Maiden used to be good friends with Pat Cash. Apparently Cash used to give them tennis tips and the Iron Maiden guys used to help him learn guitar

SystemicAnomaly
06-02-2010, 11:21 PM
The guys from Iron Maiden used to be good friends with Pat Cash. Apparently Cash used to give them tennis tips and the Iron Maiden guys used to help him learn guitar

Those guitar lessons apparently paid off.
Here is Pat Cash "playing guitar" with Natasha Bedingfield:

http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/multimedia/photo_gallery/0906/did.you.see.that.0619/images/natasha-bedingfield.jpg (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/gallery/featured/GAL1156890/13/15/index.htm)

West Coast Ace
06-03-2010, 05:25 PM
Those guitar lessons apparently paid off.
Here is Pat Cash "playing guitar" with Natasha Bedingfield:
That looks like Kooyong.

drakulie
06-03-2010, 07:10 PM
Vince van Patten was a 7.0 at one point. Reached 26 in the world.

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Players/Va/V/Vincent-Van-Patten.aspx

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vince_Van_Patten

Puddy
06-04-2010, 02:19 AM
We have a legit celeb - of course he's an athlete - Body Miller:

http://sports.yahoo.com/tennis/news?slug=ap-usopen-bodemiller

And he lost today - wasn't even close...

mtr1
06-04-2010, 02:38 AM
Rumor on the street is that Iron Maiden's Dave Murray is also a good player, supposedly a 4.0/4.5 and frequently plays in the Wailea area of Maui, Hawaii.

So, what is the real number of the beast? (I bet NOBODY will understand this one).

I think you lost your bet :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlSidenJ5-E

SystemicAnomaly
06-04-2010, 04:19 AM
Vince van Patten was a 7.0 at one point. Reached 26 in the world.

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Players/Va/V/Vincent-Van-Patten.aspx

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vince_Van_Patten

Dean Paul Martin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dean_Paul_Martin#Early_life_and_career), actor/singer and son of singer/entertainer Dean Martin, was a high-calibre tennis player. He played at Wimbledon as a junior player. His athleticism & tennis skills can be wintnessed in the movie, Players (1979).

TahoeTennis
06-04-2010, 07:27 AM
How about Bode Miller? Just read that the USTA paid for a trip to Hawaii so he could play in the US Open qualifiers. Heard he was a state Champ.

GRANITECHIEF
06-04-2010, 07:51 AM
Guessing Bode is strong 4.5 to weak 5.0. Hawaii section has to be the easiest section to win to make it to Atlanta.

Dags
06-04-2010, 11:41 AM
A couple of British players: television presenter Jonathan Ross and comedian Jimmy Carr.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGZ-6-3ORIg

Dags
06-04-2010, 11:50 AM
Vince van Patten was a 7.0 at one point. Reached 26 in the world.

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Players/Va/V/Vincent-Van-Patten.aspx

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vince_Van_Patten

There are a few poker pros who have played a spot of tennis. The two most successful (at poker):

David Benyamine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Benyamine) - an ex pro.
Patrick Antonius (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Antonius) - 'player and coach'.

There's also a chap called Boris Becker who is trying to make his mark on the poker world... perhaps they could call him if they needed to make up a four.

J_R_B
06-04-2010, 12:13 PM
Guessing Bode is strong 4.5 to weak 5.0. Hawaii section has to be the easiest section to win to make it to Atlanta.

I haven't seen all the draws, but Eric Hechtman is exactly the type of player that I would think could win the WC. His resume is impressive. All American at UF, 4 time D1 conference singles champ, hitting partner for top pros. The Hawaii draw doesn't have many people in it, but if you have to beat him to get the spot, it's not an easy draw.

This is the Middle States coompetitor list:

http://tennislink.usta.com/tournaments/tournamenthome/applicants.aspx?M=P&T=93570

There are a heck of a lot more players, but there's no one there that jumps out at me as anywhere close to Hechtman.

beernutz
06-06-2010, 03:47 PM
There are a few poker pros who have played a spot of tennis. The two most successful (at poker):

David Benyamine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Benyamine) - an ex pro.
Patrick Antonius (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Antonius) - 'player and coach'.

There's also a chap called Boris Becker who is trying to make his mark on the poker world... perhaps they could call him if they needed to make up a four.
Gus Hansen, Mike Matusow, and Justin Gimelstob do some side bets on the court. I won't provide a spoiler, you'll just have to watch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0im-L30V6ew

Gus actually looks like a player.

West Coast Ace
06-06-2010, 04:06 PM
Gus actually looks like a player.The Tennis Channel did a Celebrity show with him - Gus definitely is a player - great backhand. I go to Vegas a lot - would love to play him.

Dags
06-08-2010, 12:48 PM
Gus Hansen, Mike Matusow, and Justin Gimelstob do some side bets on the court. I won't provide a spoiler, you'll just have to watch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0im-L30V6ew

Gus actually looks like a player.

The video has been taken down. I found one where they were betting on Gus (and then Mike) returning serve - were there any more?

I was on the same flight as Gus last October, spotted him going through passport control in Copenhagen. No one paid any attention to him, most probably didn't know who he was: it seems like a nice level of 'celebrity' when you can go about your business 99% of the time. Guess whose bags were the first ones off the plane... one day that'll be me...

West Coast Ace
06-08-2010, 05:34 PM
it seems like a nice level of 'celebrity' when you can go about your business 99% of the time.And Gus and the other top poker guys are loaded.

This video?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWetciLZfI0