Free Scottsdale tickets, must wear Hockey Jersey

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  1. MNJ

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  2. raftermania

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    Provide free plane tickets from Canada too??? :)
     
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    No kidding, that would be great. I must have 8 jerseys in my closet, but alas, no Coyotes. I wonder if a Winnipeg Jets jersey would count.

    Where you from in Ontario, raftermania? Also, kudos on the name, Rafter was my favorite.
     
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    Yeah wouldn't that be a sweet deal? I live around Toronto.


    Zen Tennis Student? You've read The Inner Game of Tennis no doubt right?
     
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    I was in Toronto this summer and I loved it. Great area. And I finally got to see the hockey hall of fame! I made sure I picked up a Leafs jersey before I left to remember the city by... that, and I miss having Belfour on the Stars.

    Actually, I've never read that book. I do tend to read a lot of books involving meditation and the like, though. I've had a lot of success using visualization techniques with tennis, as well as incoperating calm breathing and perspectives. It all sounds kinda dorky, but I swear there are great benefits. A lot of the high school girls I've worked with have a million things going on in their lives, that sometimes practicing tennis (especially when it's not going as they'd like) is a real chore. So when I explain a few simple breathing ideas and a little mental gameplan, it goes a long way. That's far more than you asked for, but I think it clears up my name. =)

    What's the story behind that book?
     
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    Here's the entry list. Not a lot of the bigger names, but should be a fun tourney to watch.

    Scottsdale
    1 Haas, Tommy GER 16
    2 Spadea, Vincent USA 19
    3 Ancic, Mario CRO 29
    4 Dent, Taylor USA 30
    5 Malisse, Xavier BEL 47
    6 Saulnier, Cyril FRA 55
    7 Labadze, Irakli GEO 74
    8 Tursunov, Dmitry RUS 76
    9 Hernych, Jan CZE 78
    10 Carlsen, Kenneth DEN 81
    11 Lu, Yen-Hsun TPE 85
    12 Kim, Kevin USA 86
    13 Kohlschreiber, Philipp GER 88
    14 Gambill, Jan-Michael USA 93
    15 Morrison, Jeff USA 95
    16 Blake, James USA 96
    17 Burgsmuller, Lars GER 99
    18 Arthurs, Wayne AUS 103
    19 Vliegen, Kristof BEL 105
    20 Clement, Arnaud FRA 106
    21 Gimelstob, Justin USA @107
    22 Philippoussis, Mark AUS 110
    23 Saretta, Flavio BRA 111
    24 (SE)
    25 (SE)
    26 (WC)
    27 (WC)
    28 (WC)
    29 (Q)
    30 (Q)
    31 (Q)
    32 (Q)

    Alternates
    1. Sanguinetti, Davide ITA 115
    2. Rochus, Christophe BEL 116
    3. Vanek, Jiri CZE 119
    4. Tipsarevic, Janko SCG 120
    5. Elseneer, Gilles BEL 121
    6. Phau, Bjorn GER 123
    7. Bogomolov Jr., Alex USA 124
    8. Heuberger, Ivo SUI 128
    9. Chiudinelli, Marco SUI 129
    10. Ramirez Hidalgo, Ruben ESP 131
    11. Mahut, Nicolas FRA 133
    12. Lapentti, Giovanni ECU 134
    13. Behrend, Tomas GER 135
    14. Waske, Alexander GER 136
    15. Peya, Alexander AUT 137
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    BTW TTC bought it and it is now called the Tennis Channel Open :)

    lol
     
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    Yeah, you'll love "The Inner Game of Tennis" then. The writer, Tim Gallewey (sp?) got his inspiration from a zen book on archery. The basic premise is to allow your body to play "automatically" without forcing anything. Definitely worth a read, it's been in publication for a while now and you can probably find a copy of it at your local library. Billie Jean King called it her "Tennis Bible" which says a lot.

    I'm sure you are pooing your pants over this pathetic NHL lockout and the recent cancellation. It's really bad up here, these dang Canadian sports channels cover nothing but the latest revelations of the talks and conferences.

    It was my first time at the hall of fame last year too. The amount of jerseys they have there is absurb. The funniest one was the Middle Eastern team, the Dubai Camels. Also, seeing the Stanley cup was a very shiny experience.

    If only tennis were as big as hockey in Canada *sigh* :mrgreen:
     
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