Atlanta Hitting Partners Thread

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  1. thejuice

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    I did a quick search and did not find anything similar to what I'm hoping to accomplish. I want to know if there are any players in Atlanta that would be willing to start a TT users hitting club. No fees to pay or anything. I was thinking about a thread that Devolito started regarding finding hitting partners. I actually want to hit on this gorgeous day we have here in Atlanta and my usual suspects are nowhere to be found. So how about it? Anyone in Atlanta (male and female) interested in starting a network of hitting partners outside their normal "safe" environment of ALTA and USTA teams?

    There are websites that can be used to set up challenge ladders and hitting groups if I'm not mistaken.
     
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  2. yellowlink

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    I am up for it. I am probably a 3.0 - 3.5 player. I need to join USTA. but I will be happy to hit with you. I am currently at UGA, but I reside in fayetteville. about 30 mins away from downtown.
     
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    I'm in for 3.5+/- level (I ain't too picky). OTP on the west side of town.
     
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  4. thejuice

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    So what days are good for you both to hit? Are Sunday afternoons good for you? I live in Gwinnett but I was thinking we could find a nice, centralized park somewhere downtown to hit.

    Anymore takers?
     
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  5. SweetH2O

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    Sunday afternoons would usually be the best for me, but this whole weekend is already booked. I'd probably be able to meet on Sunday afternoons 80% of the time, especially if I found some people more local to hit with.
     
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    Sweetwater, we are in the same boat. Most Sundays are great for me as well. This Sunday sucks with the wife going out of town but next week should be a go.
     
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    I am way up in Cartersville.
     
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    I'm in Douglasville.
     
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    I'm near Suwanee.
     
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    Would you all that recently replied also be interested in meeting in a neutral location? It seems that everyone is kind of all over the place (although I'm not too far from Sleepstream). How about Labor Day weekend (which is next weekend)?
     
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    I would, but i'll be out of town. I haven't been to the Sunday morning round robin at Sandy Springs TC in awhile. Might have to make the trip down after vacation.
     
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  12. thejuice

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    What time do they do the RR? I am usually in church on Sunday mornings. Anytime after church I am game!!!
     
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    We should totally get together for a weekday lunch-hour hitaround.
     
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  14. AutoXer

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    It's about 8-10 in the morning. Usually enough people to play until a bit after 11am.
     
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  15. kimguroo

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    anyone interested in playing tennis in Atlanta.
    you can check http://www.meetup.com/TotallyTennis/
    there are several other groups in Atlanta but there are many beginners so we decided to make own group that requires 3.0+ level so at least people can rally more than 3 times ^_^

    if you talk with the organizer, you might be able to set up your own tennis meet up.
     
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  16. gatorskb12

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    I am a 3.5-4.0 player who lives in athens and works in suwanee id be down for something like this.
     
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    Ok, I am happy to know there are a lot of Atlanta area TT players. I'm thinking we set up a TT Open, maybe round robin style. Open to ladies and gents. What does everyone think?
     
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    Sure. If you build it, they will come.

    Or at least I probably would.
     
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    I will get to work on it.
     
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    Hey AutoXer, I believe we've met before. Do you get your racquets strung at Hardcore Tennis in Smyrna?
     
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    That's possible.
     
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    Ha, I was being sarcastic. Douglasville is kinda far from Suwanee, and I don't have three-hour lunches...
     
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    You should complain to your employer...
     
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    Believe me, I've sent more than one scathing email to our HR rep about this very thing. They won't cave.
     
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  25. AtomicForehand

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    I'm in A-retta and would be interested if there are others on the north side!
     
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    Must be nice to live in one of the hot bed areas. I'm about 40 miles east of Atlanta near Conyers.
     
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    i'm in stone mountain, usually in marietta. I also use to play a lot in duluth, a park called WP Jones park
     
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  28. thejuice

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    Hey AF, I live in Norcross right near the Johns Creek line. You aren't far from me at all. Where do you normally play?

    You're all over town like me. We need to get out and hit.
     
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    Hey ATL TTWers! Im thinking of going to Atlanta very soon, if not next week, a couple of weeks from this one, and wanna bring my badass Pure Storm GT along. Glad I saw this thread I hope I can hit with some of you guys when Im there!!
     
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    Sounds good. What days work for you?
     
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    We have a big group of people that plays all the time around Dekalb Tennis Center. If anyone lives nearby let me know as we are always looking for a fourth. (or 20th as the case was last night)
     
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    Hey Juice--I just play in the subdivisions and parks in the area via ALTA/USTA/T2. What about you?

    If we can get a few more people we could maybe form a steady hitting group...
     
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    I'm in Grayson if anyone is close (3.0 / 3.5)
     
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    I am in North Atlanta near I-75 and Windy Hill Rd, near the Marietta border. I can hit most weekdays after 6 pm.

    Also, my ALTA team (B6) needs a few players. We have our first match Sat. and may be short a couple. Email me thru my profile if interested in hitting sometime or in the team.

    Jack
     
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    I'm on the northside as well (alpharetta). Sunday mornings are about the only time that I can hit during the fall since I'm playing ALTA, USTA mixed and K-Swiss plus team practices.
     
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  36. AutoXer

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    Yes, I do :D
    I was just down there today.

    Joey
     
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    I start a new position with my company on the 20th that will take some flexibility away from my schedule but I still get out on the weekends and will be trying to plan some evenings.

    Is Thursday the normal day your group hits?
     
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    I do the same. I haven't joined any of the S&T clubs although it seems this area forces you to do that (a rant for another day). I hit at Newtown Park in Alpharetta, East Roswell Park, Hudlow TC. Are there any public parks in Johns Creek?

    Sunday mornings are bad for me because of church. How about Sunday evenings? Maybe even Friday evenings?
     
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    Hey, we met once while talking to Tony. You were talking about my Babolat racquets and Tony was throwing on a leather grip and stringing your Fischers. I know you may not remember but we were kind of talking sh*t then (playing around of course). It is a small world. I will be going in there probably Monday to get my sticks restrung.
     
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  40. AutoXer

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    Yea, I remember that. I always like to have fun and talk some smack at the shop. That Fischer Tony had weighted up for me, so I could try it more headlight. It ended up being just awesome, but way to heavy for me. It was 362g strung. Played awesome, but I am too much a weakling for that bad boy. I just took the weight off and it's back to stock specs again.

    Hopefully, I'll get to see you up there again. Tony and Eric are the only ones that i'll let touch my sticks.

    Joey
     
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    I agree. They have been my stringers for at least five years and I couldn't imagine going anywhere else. If Eric knows anything, he knows string!!!
     
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    Thursdays are our night- playing tennis with a big group and then heading out to watch college football at Famous Pub right around the corner is a night that all of us look forward to.
     
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    Is anyone else open to joining Spot on Thursdays? I know I am!!! Maybe not this Thursday but starting next Thursday?
     
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    Is anyone else open to joining Spot on Thursdays? I know I am!!! Maybe not this Thursday but starting next Thursday?
     
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    I'm also organizing a big mixed doubles round robin for Friday the 24th at Dekalb Tennis Center. We have 50 people already signed up but can take a few more. Its $10 which includes beer. Just the same idea- get a bunch of fun tennis players in the same spot and then go out for drinks afterward. You can get more information or sign up at www.dekalbtennis.com Its a really fun group of people and I'm sure anyone who likes tennis enough to post on this message board would have a good time. We had everyone from AA1 to beginners sign up for the last one.
     
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    Thursdays are our team practice night (we have 2 teams since we got big enough that it made sense to add an additional team). And of course afterward we head to the bar for College football. If you guys are looking for a fun night to go out I definitely recommend getting a few guys out to hit on Thursdays then join us at Famous to watch some football. Or let me know your email (or cell number) and I'll tell you when we need someone to even up numbers. One team is A2 and the other is A6 so the level of play is pretty solid.
     
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    If anyone is willing to come to the Emory University campus, I can hit there. 4.5 level player.
     
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    By the way- I have a friend who is looking for some girls for her Sunday Women's A2 team that plays out of the Carl Sanders YMCA. (Buckhead and you do not need to be a member) Just because of injuries and pregnancies they have come up way short on players and are having serious trouble fielding a full lineup. So if anyone knows a woman who is looking for a high level team to play on let me know.
     
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    Hey Spot, this is cool!!! Are any of the other TTers interested in playing in this round robin? I'm down!!!

    Spot, please email me at juicemilton@yahoo.com.
     
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    The RR sounds really cool. I have to take a break for awhile and let the old body heal for a month or two. I would be interested in the next one though.

    Joey
     
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