Brad Baughman

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  1. BradBaughman

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    i agree with Socal10is Ricky hits one of the cleanest balls ,clean strokes ,strong off both sides , beautiful backhand (one hander),funny just got off the phone with his dad (June) very nice guy , he wants Ricky and my son to hit this next week so it will be nice cause we haven't hit with him for a while so ill give you a report on that beast once we hit with him.BTW he's training full time at the USTA high performance here in carson
     
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    where is he playing and what time?
     
  3. SoCal10s

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    wow another USTA kid,how did that happened,there are tons of kids better than Ricky ... ????
     
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    Known his dad June since the boys started playing we were talking and he asked if we could put in some hits before the ITF next week Rickys playing and Deiton is always across the street from the HD center so maybe some hitting in the morning or so
     
  6. SoCal10s

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    no i mean how did ricky get to be usta kid?
     
  7. BradBaughman

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    not sure they are always looking for kids with decent games and records
     
  8. SoCal10s

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    well as jamesbond4 noted,Ricky's ranking is rocky at best.. he's a 10th grader so he has to compete with older guys for the same scholarship money.. tough for him to see a pro career..
     
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    I saw him hit a few balls with JW down at winters and was incredibly impressed with is backhand and basically all other aspects of his game so I was shocked when I saw his tennis recruiting ranking was 100 and some change
     
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    Brad: missed it by 1 game... 6-2 ,6-0...
     
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    I hope this crit will help your game..
     
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    good call should have been 1 an 1 the guy was steady but other then his serve not to aggressive will you play today the "Rain" we were busy yesterday so we couldn't come out but were wide open till 3pm so call me when you get a time would love to come and watch!
     
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    thanks SoCal10s. i was kinda out of it in tht match. totally worn out. bad choice on my part to play high school tennis tourny the 2 days before. ur right on it. i was impatient and i couldnt volley at all yesterday. 2nd set i was just trying to find a way to win so i took off all power and was real consistent. i almost had a comeback. down 3-4 i had break pt. to get it 4-4 but i blew it haah where were u?
     
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    they're on with the "rain delays" so it's 3 hours backed up, I really don't see the tournament finishing up today.. another un'finished SoCal tournament.. how many is that for "it never rains in Southern California"...
     
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    "No kidding" ill try and navigate my way through this usta web site for the times . its deits day off so were open i have something to do at 3 pm for and hr and a half but with the rain that might get cancelled
     
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    I was walking around checking out different matches... sometimes sitting on the westside bleachers .. be very careful with those high school matches... they will cause you to have a burn out right before the sectionals and big summer events.. and you'll feel spent for the whole summer.. totally not worth it if you're a serious tournament player... and you seem to play a lot of week end and National tournaments too ... all may be too much and you'll feel stale for big matches ...
     
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    Im amazed at how much some are playing between HS and practice then tournys ,,""Hey SO CAL Dominance"" how much do you think you put in a week "on court" with tennis during a busy week/month??
     
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    between high school 230-5 4 times per week, after highschool 5-630ish 2 times a week and weekends. on the busiest month id say 20 hours per week when there is no tournament. when i have a tourny ill take a day off of high school toward the end of the week and play maybe an hour just to keep some timing but give my body some rest. im taking today and tomorrow off because i dont have a tourny for 2 weeks
     
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    most high schooers are having NOW about 2 - 3 team matches per week .. so if you're playing singles that's 9 sets plus 2 hours of practice on non-game days... and for most part,all high school tennis programs sucks because the coach doesn't know didly crap about real tennis,so a tournament player has to endure that mentality .. I'm seeing more and more kids who play tournament tennis ,not participate in high school tennis.. the good high programs will give a lot of slack to tournament players,but usually the P.E. coaches are a real "richard"
     
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    Wow do you think thats the average players time here in SoCal "tourny players" like your self?? we have been discussing turning up Deits time on court up by a couple hrs! i kind thought players were putting in more time then us on average but didnt think we were being doubled and that is alot for any player especially going to school.
     
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    a sad day for me my son has passed me up hes 5'9 3/4 he's got me by a 1/4 but ive got the weight !!! his knees have been hurting so we checked
     
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    during high school season especially players time goes way up because alot of ppl practice after high school practice. where is deit goin for high school
     
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    gotch - ya as for high school not in the works Deit wants to try to make it in pro tennis he knows the levels just keep going up so he will have to have all the edge he can get , he does want to be a marine bioligist so his pick on college are SC, Florida gators, or hawaii that will be the back up plan or vise versa . BTW what is your choices on college and career
     
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    college i'd like to go ivy i have good grades just gotta do good on SAT's plus tennis will help. i want to go to a good academic school. my ultimate goal is to be CEO of a fortune 500 company but that will obviously take alot of hard work individually. the thing about tennis is it helps alot with life lessons. it teaches you independently because ur the only one its not a team sport. it teaches you to work hard on ur own because no one on a team can save u and its the same in the business world.
     
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    see i disagree. i was SHOCKED at the # of good ppl playing high school tennis this year. Spencer Simon, McCAll, Giron, McMorrow, D Lin, JW, Kehrer, Jamin Ball from Norcal W/D from Spring Nationals consolation to play high school tennis, J Huang, Harrison Richmond, Reo Asami, Daniel Hoffman (#1 18s in Norcal). the list goes on and on. O and SoCal I have a good Spencer Simon incident again: First of he lost to Billy kenny 8-5 of Waccamaw High in South Carolina. Then lost to Jamin Ball of Menlo in Norcal 8-3. (I lost to those same two 8-5 and 8-1.) So Simon and Billy Grokenberger were playing Dan Hoffman and Jamin Ball in doubles and Hoffman, who hooked me and my partner also, hooks them on match point which ties it up for Menlo. Grokenberger is in disbelief that they called it out. meanwhile, Ball and Hoffman are waiting at the net with there hands out waiting to shake hands. BG and SS refuse to shake their hands. SS says "You know what its cool" slaps both their hands acts like he's gunna go to his bag and leave, turns around, points at Hoffman and says "**** you" then smashes his racket against a poll, it breaks, and yells "f'in hooks" Classy guy
     
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    well if Spencer did that at the end of the match that means he was toying around and was bored the same words were coming out of his mouth against D in there match .funny way of not caring
     
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    he def. wasnt toying. both people on the other side were better then him and it was a close match.
     
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    hmm interesting.....the yale coach says he only recruits players with good sportsmanship but u say hoffman(whose going to yale) was cheating....guess bad judgement there maybe
     
  29. BradBaughman

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    i gotch ya Deit played him and from what i was told there was a lot of big hitting between them ,Deit told me on ad-out he would nail it every time take it back to duece he said he was solid on the serve but the language got going after lost points!!
     
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    Actually I said the good programs leave alot of slack for tournament players.. there are a bunch of schools that have knowledgable coaches ,but on the majority,most high school tennis coaches have know clue about tournament tennis,thus tons of the tournament players start then quit high school tennis,and just focuses on the weekend tennis..
    and about S.Simon,I heard he was academic in-eligable for high school tennis.. a lot of people says he's changed for the worse... acts like a "richard" and pretends to be a gangster .. LOL crazy ass white boy gangster with a tennis racket.. this is what I see all the time with these academy kids,they all think that everyone is cheating them and cannot take reality when someone calls a ball out.. they think every ball they hit is magic and has to be in or something..
     
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    When and what channel will Deitons profile air?
     
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    SoCAL r u gunna be at carson for spring ITF? Spencer will be there. i want to draw him lol:)
     
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    Not sure they have to trail him to a tourny and want to interview some of my old friends (old gang) but will let you all know ill put it up on this blog
     
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    haha let em know im available for interview haha jk
     
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    yes,I'll be there.. sometimes getting what you wish for is not a good thing..
     
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    The economy is NOT going to turn around.
     
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    i believe your correct i think were gonna see some of the most civil unrest and rioting soon if this does not turn around. Get ready for the worst ,go to a web site of a man name David Wilkerson and read his urgent message quite interesting !!
     
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    Great, now I once again know what to do, the opposite of what guys like you think. In 2006 when all were touting real estate, we sold our 2 Florida houses for double what they are worth now. When the stock market was at 14000 and people were buying, we sold and bought gold at $500. When gold hit $1000 and every housewife was throwing gold parties, we sold our gold.

    Now that the masses of people like you are saying the economy won't ever come back that probably means the opposite once again.
     
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    You can tell that a kids going to a D2 college from a video and here-say , You cant tell what a junior is gonna become your other statement , what is your position again about predicting the future of juniors?? LOL as for this subject,I hope I'm wrong this is the country i live in and am proud of but anyone with a basic understanding of math will know we are not sitting good ,the people living in bliss "well everything is good"
     
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    Hey Brad, since this is a thread bearing your name, I would like to wish Happy Birthday to Deiton WHO IS NOW OFFICIALY 13. MAZAL TOV!!!
     
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    "Shalom", but officially 13 April 23 ,,so call back in 2 weeks lol but it really stinks they would not allow him in this ITF at Carson, watching some of the competition it looked wide open for him only a few guys in there that were impressive overall ,
     
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    brad, thanks for coming out to watch. sorry u had to see me get down 5-0 but i pulled it out in the end 3-6 6-3 7-5.
     
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    No Problem you have a great dad and being down 5-0 is not a bad thing , i think its a good thing to dig yourself out of a hole ,, one thing i like about your game is how big you hit, but using a slice once in a while is not a bad thing as a defensive move to get out of trouble ,, watched some of the other top seeds not to impressed with some, to much dinking, only fooling themselves for the next level, watched Spencer Simon he was sharp, hit a clean ball and then all the lights went out at match game. take care of Biz
     
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    excellent win, how did you do that? down 0-5 ? wow first good win,keep it up... maybe you can get into the top 20s with this win...
     
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    CONGRATULATIONS DEITON!!!! Making the main draw of the junior u.s.open.Brad im glad you didnt listen to all the T.T.experts.
     
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    I will have to read through this whole thread and see who said what LOL ,how the heck did you find this thread with such a great title ?
     
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    fantastic thread.
     
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    QUOTE=Number1Coach;6823620]
    ^^^^ Boluda reached a career high of ATP 500+/- got injured and I think he's struggling now. Honestly at 5'5" now that he's 19 he's going to struggle. Check the ATP website.

    As far as Tomic...well we know the story on that one.
     
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