At least No Double Bagels!!!

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by Herdsman76, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. Herdsman76

    Herdsman76 Rookie

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    Well Sports Fans I survived the US Open Playoffs. Although I lost, the match was competitive and had a major blast. After my match, I got to watch some really impressive tennis.

    Anyway, for those keeping score, I'm 46 and a ranked 3.5 tournament player in Texas. I lost to a kid whose a Super Championship player 6-2, 6-2.

    I was actually shocked I won as many games as I did. Too bad I didn't capitalize on the chances I had...

    For those that wondered what we got, aside from a folder with important info on the tourney, we got a cap and a shirt with the players names on it. I was even interviewed after my match. You never know it may show up in the Playoffs show they have on Tennis Channel. Probably not but I can dream...

    Oh well it was a one time opportunity I enjoyed. It was cool to be treated like I was important in the tournament...

    If you get the chance, try it... Don't worry about your skill and ability, just have fun!

    H76
     
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  2. t135

    t135 Semi-Pro

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    Pretty cool.
     
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  3. CaldwellYSR

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    That's great! I hope to be playing in one of those in another year or so :) I bet it was an awesome experience.
     
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  4. Cindysphinx

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    Wow. You got four games? That is seriously impressive.

    You *go*, Herdsman!!
     
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  5. Torres

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    Sounds like a great experience. As for the 2 and 2, don't take this the wrong way, but he was probably taking easy and saving himself for other matches when he figured out your level.
     
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  6. jdubbs

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    That actually is impressive. Sometimes a player is used to a certain style, and you are throwing off speed shots and it may have thrown him.
    Good job!
     
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  7. zcarzach

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    Congrats! Sounds like you had a great experience and played as well as could be expected, given the stage.
     
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  8. Herdsman76

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    Thanks everybody, it really was a great experience. I had to chuckle at Torres comment about the kid figuring me out. I'm sure he's still wondering why, on the very first point of the match, I served underhanded. I just had to do it to loosen things up...
     
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  9. burosky

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    It doesn't matter what others might say. All that matters is you had a blast. I wonder if the experience you had with the way the tournament treated the players is the same at the other sites. If that is the case, it may not be such a bad idea to go through and spend the money even just for the experience.
     
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  10. Matt H.

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    congrats on the $100 t-shirt!


    kidding.
     
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  12. Herdsman76

    Herdsman76 Rookie

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    Actually I got a cap and T-shirt!!! Oooh and the t-shirt had all the players names on it... LOL
     
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  13. Dragonmuffin

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    You got a shirt? Just finished up playing in the Eastern Playoffs, and no shirt for us! But playing at the U.S. Open site is really fun.
     
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  14. Herdsman76

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    How did you play? Sorry to hear that you didn't at least get a shirt. They really treated us very well in our Section. Not that I played long enough to enjoy the amenities though.
     
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  15. Dragonmuffin

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    I lost in the 4th round(round of 16), no bye of course. Not bad I guess, but was hoping for better. Really well run tournament, very official feeling. As for you, keep at it, next year you will do even better. 2 and 2 is decent, and i'm sure you had chances for more games.
     
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