Attn: Matt Lin

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by andrehanderson, May 10, 2014.

  1. andrehanderson

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    Hey, I'm a big fan of your game and really appreciate your posts and videos here.

    A while back I made a video of my training partner in Brazil: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=486675&highlight=andrehanderson

    There was some discussion regarding his true level and I dont think there was any real consensus. He and I will be in L.A. in the coming week and I am wondering if you'd be interested in playing a set or two with him. If not, I understand...I was just hoping to see how he stacks up against someone at your level.

    If you are at all interested, please let me know here or via email: andrehanderson@hotmail.com

    Thanks!!
     
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  2. Maximagq

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    Yeah of course I would love to play both of you guys! The only thing is it has to be at UCLA since I have no method of transportation.
     
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  3. Maximagq

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    Would you be interested in recording the match? I don't have a mountable camera right now and my dad wouldn't trust me with it haha.
     
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  4. andrehanderson

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    Matt, thanks so much! I'd be happy to record it. Ill bring my camera. Thanks again!
     
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  5. Maximagq

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    What days are good for you? I'm pretty busy on Thursday and Friday since I have a midterm Friday but I am pretty good Monday through Wednesday in the afternoons.
     
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  6. andrehanderson

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    Let me check with him and get back to you, thanks!
     
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  8. Topspin Shot

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    That is one awesome e-mail address.
     
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  9. Rafa4Ever

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    Matt are you going to NCaa's tomorrow at UCLA?
     
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  10. Maximagq

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    Thanks haha. That was my Maplestory user name, but I don't have time to play games anymore :(
     
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  11. Maximagq

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    Hey man, sorry I have Mother's Day plans :(
     
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  12. MarinaHighTennis

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    i would be interested in playing too
     
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  13. Maximagq

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    andre, if you guys are interested, you can also go down to OC and hit with Marina
     
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  14. andrehanderson

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    Marina,

    It would be awesome to play with you. I'm not sure if we will be able to make it down to OC because of a pretty rough schedule while we are in L.A., but if there is any opportunity for you to make it up to L.A., it would be great.

    Thanks!
     
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  15. andrehanderson

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    Are you able to play on Saturday or Sunday?

    Thanks!
     
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  16. Maximagq

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    Next Saturday or Sunday? Yeah I'm good on either of those days.
     
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  17. andrehanderson

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    And just so you know, my friend had no idea I was doing this. He doesn't frequent the forum or watch videos online so he wasnt expecting anything like this. I told him about it today and he watched Matt's videos and told me I was crazy for setting it up. His words: "This guy is awesome!"
     
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  18. andrehanderson

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    That would be perfect! Thanks!

    Let's narrow down a day this week.
     
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  19. Maximagq

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    Yeah for sure, and no problem man! I love playing tennis and will hit with anyone. See you next weekend :D
     
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  20. pushing_wins

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    matt you are such a nice guy. players who are at your level in my area are megalomaincs. a hit with a 5.0+ for a sub 5.0 would cost around $20/hr. balla, do you concur?
     
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  21. Maximagq

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    I do coach on the side but am willing to hit for free if asked nicely enough haha.
     
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  22. Bhagi Katbamna

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    That's great. This is what a tennis community is about, not arguing or trolling about which pro is better.
     
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  23. MarinaHighTennis

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    Just lmk when you guys are in the area and depending on my schedule I'll stop by. My email is francesn@uci.edu
     
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  24. andrehanderson

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    Hey Matt and Marina! Emailing today to coordinate the day and time! Thanks!
     
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  25. idono1301

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    I don't suppose you guys need a 4th? I just finished finals for the semester and was looking for some hitting partners for the summer, as the people I usually play with are heading home.

    * Even if you're full for this upcoming date, I'll be willing to drive around to meet up.
     
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  26. andrehanderson

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    Idono, please email me at andrehanderson@hotmail.com so we can figure something out. I'm definitely looking to hit with new people while I'm here. Thanks!
     
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  27. idono1301

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    Alright cool.

    Matt, mind if I email you also if you're free during the summer?

    Marina, I'll definitely let you know if I head down there.

    Edit: email sent!
     
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  28. Maximagq

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    Yeah for sure, email me and I will try to find time to hit :) I have summer school but weekends should be good.
     
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  29. idono1301

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    Cool, thanks man!

    Are you guys in finals yet? I'm not sure on the dates for quarter systems. We just finished finals, but there's still so many papers to crank out :(
     
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  30. Maximagq

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    I have one more month of school. My last final is on June 12th.
     
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  31. Topspin Shot

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    I hate that part. Two more papers still to go for me.
     
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  32. idono1301

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    Oh nice, just in time for e3 ;)

    Yeah they suck.

    Good luck to everyone that's not done yet haha
     
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  33. lgbalfa

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    matt lin: are you playing on a college team now?
     
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  34. Maximagq

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    I'm not playing college tennis. I attend UCLA and play for the club team.
     
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  35. MarinaHighTennis

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    Hmm didn't get an email
     
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  36. Maximagq

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    Thanks for playing andre and idono. It was definitely a great session, and I'm sorry about the ending andre but I hope all is well with you and hit me up next time to both of you!
     
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  37. idono1301

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    Hey Marina, sorry didn't think I would be able to make it down to OC this weekend. I'll be out of town for 2 weeks, so how about the 7th? Either that or during the weekdays, but Matt can't make those.

    Thanks for coming out man, it was a great experience! You're a beast haha

    And yeah Andre, sorry about the ending!
     
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  38. forthegame

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    Now we gotta see a video...
     
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  39. Maximagq

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    Henry played well. I started off very strong and then I started making a ton of errors in one patch of the set, and then I managed to close it out in the end.
     
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  40. andrehanderson

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    Matt,

    Thanks again for the great experience! Your game is awesome and you're definitely one of the nicest guys in the sport. I learned a lot from hitting with you.

    My ankle is definitely broken, unfortunately. Still worth it!
     
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  41. andrehanderson

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    Idono,

    Thanks so mch for hitting with me! That was awesome!
     
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  42. Maximagq

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    How long is the expected recovery time for the ankle? It was a pleasure hitting andre! Definitely let me know when you're in the area so we can hit again.
     
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  43. andrehanderson

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    I'm not really sure how long it will take. I'm icing and elevating it right now, trying to avoid the hospital, but I'll probably end up going soon.

    I will definitely hit you up again! Thanks!
     
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  44. Maximagq

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    I hope for a quick recovery time. Best wishes!
     
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  45. andrehanderson

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    To you too, Matt!
     
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  46. andrehanderson

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    And just for the record, Matt crushed both of us.
     
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  47. Maximagq

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    I beat Henry 6-3 and then I was up against Andre and then we had to stop because of an unfortunate accident :(
     
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  48. idono1301

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    If you don't go to the hospital here, I'd really suggest it when you get home. That could turn into a much worse problem, and you wouldn't know without medical evaluation!

    Matt crushed me in warm ups also, if that counts for anything haha ;)
     
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  49. Maximagq

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    Yeah unfortunately, we didn't get to play a set because my blisters started hurting so I need to rest it. Next time though!
     
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  50. idono1301

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    Lol don't worry about it man. It'll give me time to get used to the taste of bagels!
     
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