Celebrity Tennis Players' NTRP's?

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  1. BorisBecker1872

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    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?

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  2. nCode747

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    From what I read on TT, Bill Gates is about a 3.5
     
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  3. himynameisNIKE

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    dr. phil looked pretty good on the tennis channel. also gavin rossdale is pretty good.
     
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    That guy Chandler (Matt?) from Friends is supposed to be decent.
     
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  5. kelawai

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    Dustin Hoffman self rated 4.5
    But rumors say he is not even close.
     
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    He (or his publicist) was exposed on this. They fed that to Tennis Magazine. And he got abused for it.

    The guy who reported that he hit with him described him as a 3.0.

    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.
     
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    Yeah, that was me. I'd say he's a strong 3.0 overall.
     
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    What frame did he use?
     
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    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.
     
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    If any were 6.0 they'd be good enough to go pro... so I highly, highly doubt that.
     
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    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.
     
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    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...
     
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    If thats the case, then why doesn't he show up in tennislink?
     
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    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.
     
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    Maybe he uses alias so stalkers can't track him.

    Don't hate because hes better than you and bangin Gwen Stefani :)
     
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    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.
     
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    And you left out the biggest reason: He's buds with Fed! :)
     
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    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.
     
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    Kaley Cuoco 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' 14 Doubles
     
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    Pretty good. The audio to make it sound like she was crushing the volleys was amusing.

    Made the tennis outfits look pretty good too...
     
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    Still Hatin :)
     
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    Ain't that the truth. And think of the coaches/hitting partners he can get with his $$$$.
     
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    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:
     
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    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).
     
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    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.
     
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    I heard Harrison Ford is like a 4.0 or 4.5.
     
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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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...
     
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    I thought I read that about Elizabeth Shue.
     
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    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
     
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    Those guitar lessons apparently paid off.
    Here is Pat Cash "playing guitar" with Natasha Bedingfield:

    [​IMG]
     
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    That looks like Kooyong.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    There are a few poker pros who have played a spot of tennis. The two most successful (at poker):

    David Benyamine - an ex pro.
    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.
     
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    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.
     
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