Congrats to Bungalo Bill on becoming a LEGEND

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  1. raftermania

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    The man, the pro, and now the legend. Congratulations on reaching a title, you have lived up to!

    Post how Bungalo Bill helped you.

    For me, a big problem I had at one time was keeping score. I was getting scammed by the opposition every time:

    "Hey Jimmy, I forgot the score - what is it?"

    "Um, it's triple break point, for me."

    "err, okay"

    I usually serve 4 aces, but not all the time, so I decided I needed to learn how to remember the score better. Bill told me that I need to be focused around a solid game plan, so I'm not "just out there". It has helped ever since. Thanks!
     
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  2. Rickson

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    Remember to make a thread for me in a few days.
     
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  3. Bungalo Bill

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    Wow, didn't realize I made a total of 5000 posts! If we add the other 2000 or so posts from the old site what is the next status? :)

    But thanks for the compliment I am glad something helped.
     
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  4. equinox

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    10'000 posts and you become a tw staff member, moderater and mrt combined.
     
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  5. Marius_Hancu

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    Bungalo Bill has been a legend for a long time now, long before I joined this site. His technical insight is very special.

    Waiting for the book:)

    Congratulations for a great effort!
     
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  6. TennisParent

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    Congrats BB

    I would like to add my congratulations as well. BB as well as Marius, Mahboob, FiveO, KK and others have built this board into what it is today. The man knows his stuff and is very generous with his time and knowledge! He has been very responsive to an posts and emails I have sent him, offering not just technical advice, but moral support as well.
     
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  7. bluegrasser

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    BB is ok in my book, gets right to the point, good knowledge of the game, a guy I would probably like to take a few lessons from. BTW Bill, ever hit with the Storm from Bab.
     
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  8. Fred132

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    I always enjoy BBill's posts, and have gotten a lot of good information from him.

    I wish, though, that he would stop holding back on us and tell us how he really feels. No more beating around the bush! :)
     
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  9. Rickson

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    BB is the man! Enough said.
     
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  10. MasterTS

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    Well done BB. These puntas banned me as$ otherwise I would have been a legend long before you ! :eek:
     
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  11. Rickson

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    What? You were behind me in post count, TS.
     
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  12. Bungalo Bill

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    No I have not played with the Storm. I am sort of the guy that once I like something I have a hard time trying anything else out. I always go to my favorite pub. I always go to my favorite Mexican or Basque restaurant. I only tend to play with certain racquets, etc...
     
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  13. Bungalo Bill

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    Hahaha, you know 95% of the time I counter someone's opinion is only because I want to see if they just "heard something" on the court or that they really truly investigated it and know what they are talking about.

    No more holding back....:)
     
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  14. Bungalo Bill

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    I finally have my office back in my new home. I am looking out the window and just might be writing some things down. I will have to search through all the posts and put together some chapters, utilize celebrity coaches for support and guidance, and just may produce something.

    But I dont think it will be a book.
     
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  15. dizzychump

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    He's helped my game enormously. Plus he's fun to read when he's angry. Very generous spirit.
     
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  16. freelans

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    I learned to put a U in my one handed backhand. Thanks Bungalobill. My backhand still blows though. I'm often late on it.
     
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  17. Bungalo Bill

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    Shorten the U. Look in the mirror and find out just how big the U pattern you created is. It still might be too big for your onehanded backhand level. You might need to cutout half of the U shape on some balls like hard hit balls and service returns.

    Develop your back eye strength. Placing a patch over your front eye will help build strength and force you to turn your head properly so the back eye can see the ball. It could very well be your problem is receiving quality visual input and the inability of your brain to translate the information into muscular response quickly.

    It could be simply that you need to work hard on your physical training with rapid ball and mixed ball speed drills to force yourself to receive quality information about the balls speed, hieght, bounce, and depth to hit on time everytime.
     
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  18. freelans

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    Your tips are motivating as always. That back eye tip sounds cool! I would never miss the opportunity to freak people out. :D

    Congrats again on your legend status, at 5000 quality posts you have made this site what it is.
     
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  19. hyperwarrior

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    Yes. Congratulations! You're great members for everyone and the kids here.
     
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    TW God for over 7,000 posts? :)

    Congrats!

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    Haha, good stuff. The best advice BB ever gave me was when I asked him about how to handle things when your opponent gives bad calls only during important moments. He told me to keep playing without change and no matter how things end up, always be prepared to shake hands at the end of the match. Then, when it looks like you're reaching out to shake hands, quickly grab his throat and apply your thumbs to his windpipe.
    Great advice! I haven't lost since I did that!(Mainly because I have been banned from playing, but I digress because it's allowed me to save tons of cash from having to alleviate the rage through psychiatry).

    So, congrats to BB, and thanks for all the advice!

    And lookie here! Marius Hancu is coming up to 10,000!!! I wonder what moniker TW will bestow on that triumph? Hope it's a good one.
     
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  22. ShooterMcMarco

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    Congrats to Bungallo. He's given a lot of useful advice that has helped me a lot, but I'll just list one example for now otherwise this would be a very long post ;) Since I use an eastern grip, I learned from him to keep my arm in sync by locking the wrist down and back.
     
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  23. Bungalo Bill

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    Probably not my best advice. ;)
     
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  24. raftermania

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    I <3 nutella.
     
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  25. theace21

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    Bungalo Bill, thanks for all the information and entertainment...Good luck reaching 10,000!!!
     
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  26. GuyClinch

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    Bill's tips..

    Bill is the man. I was reading his tip about keeping your elbow close to your body on the forehand swing and it really seems to help. I was trying that today while also working on pointing your butt cap up at the ball for a topspin drive and I was hitting much better forehands.

    Little tips like that can make a big difference. I was thinking about quitting tennis altogether with my forehand so messed up but now I have changed my mind. I had some long rallies today - and I give the credit to Bill.

    Pete
     
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  27. Kaptain Karl

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    1 - By challenging one of my Tips on a thread BB helped me write more clearly. I learned writing instructions is a whole lot different than speaking them to someone on the court.

    2 - BB -- like my first karate instructor -- reminded me "you can learn something from almost every Instructor." (Granted, that "something" could very well be what never to do, but it's still ... something.)

    Thanks for your many contributions, Bungalow -er- Bungalo Bill.

    - KK
     
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  28. Bungalo Bill

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    Thanks KK, coming from you that means a lot to me.
     
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  29. ShooterMcMarco

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    Oh yeah, I forgot:

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    Thanks Bungallo, my return game has improved :mrgreen:
     
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  30. Bungalo Bill

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    LOL, the ol' reaction time drill.
     
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  31. papa

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    BB is a guy who has given a tremendous amount of time and energy to this forum. His advice has always been solid (take it to the bank stuff) that I think has helped everyone. Although I'm from a different generation (unfortunately on the wrong side), I've use several of his tips myself and passed many along to others.

    Explaning tennis styles and techniques isn't that easy as others have said. I think BB has that special ability that few have. Good luck and hope to see another 10,000 posts.
     
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  32. akj27

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    how do i hit the federer forehand bb?
     
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  33. TennisParent

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    Federer forehand

    hahaha, good one!
     
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  34. Bungalo Bill

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    Thanks Papa appreciate it!!
     
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  35. Bungalo Bill

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    :confused: :( :mad:
     
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  36. Mahboob Khan

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    His best comes out when he is angry. That's why some clever posters have incised him to get his best instructions!

    I hope a time will come that experts like him will be respected and valued.
     
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  37. sureshs

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    Who has the copyright to all the stuff that BB, Marius and others put out here? There is several times more info on tennis tips on TW than all tennis books combined. I have read a few, but you get only the author's opinion and the depth is not quite there. You also don't get the perspective of other readers on the gray issues - the common questions that everyone has when they get on the court and cannot do what they read in the book. At the same time, searching for threads here with info scattered all over is not convenient either.

    Someone ought to put together a book. "The Encyclopedia of Tennis Instruction" like "The Encyclopedia of Tennis" by Bud Collins.
     
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  38. Bungalo Bill

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    Mahboob,

    You of all people know I learned from you. You provide awesome tips and you provide your tips with simplicity. My firey attitude may get things stirred up around here but you are well above me in keeping the peace.

    You are a professional, a current tennis coach, a respected player, and love the game of tennis which you have devoted your personal life and career too.

    You should be the one congratulated for keeping this tennis board for what it is today.
     
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  40. Mahboob Khan

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    Only great people can give credit, and you ARE great and full of passion .. passion to help others day in and day out .. it's not an easy thing to do! May God keep you happy.
     
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  41. Congratulations Bungalo Bill!! I am new to this forum but see you have helped many people with great advice. Anyhow thought I would join in as you obviously deserve it.
     
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  42. TennisAsAlways

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    Bill has always been a legend. Congratulations on the "Legend status", however, Bungalo Bill.
     
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  43. TennisAsAlways

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    Eh hem.... weren't you one of the cheaters who altered the "reaction time"? :)

    PS - And at the time, I forgot to mention that you mispelled his name on the jersey! :mrgreen:
     
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