Have you played against a fellow forum member?

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  1. S&V Specialist

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    I haven't hit with any posters but would love to do so. I'd love to hit with Andy or Chris from TW too.
     
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  2. thejackal

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    hit with cheetah, suresh and rkelley in san diego over winter break. got some nice games going. suresh called me on a footfault lmao

    also hit with fpeliwo and played a 2vs1 tiebreak (me and a formerly ranked junior against him). didnt end too well for the non-pros
     
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  3. zapvor

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    i saw your youtube with fpeliwo. awesome stuff
     
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  4. JackB1

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    Sure thing Hank! Are u still living near Stone Mt? We'll arrange something soon. I may have some time this Sunday? Send me an email.
     
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  5. Power Player

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    Playing JoalDali is like catching a sasquatch and befriending it. It is a special, rare, rare event that should be cherished forever.

    If I can get to Miami this weekend I want to hit with all the NYC guys. Have been wanting to do that for a while. If not, I may have to make a weekend trip up there this summer and just do a barhopping til 4am ritual, tennis in afternoon, repeat, pass out, fly home type of thing.

    And somehow write it off as a business trip.
     
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  6. atatu

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    I hit with Granitechief at Indian Wells last year and freaking crushed me 1 and 1. I'm a pretty decent 4.5, so I was impressed.
     
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  7. eidolonshinobi

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    I started a thread in the Travel section was able to set up a couple hitting sessions with dr325i. The man's got some heat on his serve.
     
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  8. dennis10is

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    Only if it is friendly

    apparently, when somebody loudly proclaim that they can beat up (if they ever played you) on the board, they will not play you when you show up at their doorstep and say hey "back it up".

    Sad Sad Sad.

    Typical internet behavior.

    So yes, I've played with forum members but none where it would be really fun to video tape and show to the rest of the forum "who's the boss"
     
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  9. bad_call

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    have looked up players when traveling but some flaked out. not sure why but maybe they didn't want their self rate ntrp jeopardized. wouldn't have mattered to me and my silence can be bought with a round or two at the pub. ;)
     
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  10. Pickle9

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    joeldali is nyc, the rest of us are lawnguyland. but i digress.

    i GOATed with JoelDali once. It was magical.

    Next chance at immortality is march 30th AD.
     
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  11. siata94

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    not sure if he's still around but I've hit w/ "J S" during one of my summer visits to San Jose.
     
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  12. I Heart Thomas Muster

    I Heart Thomas Muster Semi-Pro

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    If business brings you to LA that's how I like to play my tennis.
     
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  13. Topaz

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    You have forgotten our dominant mixed doubles win??? :cry:

    I've played with...most of the TWMAC chapter, Drakulie, Moz, Skunk, Pantera...there are a few MD guys whose handles I don't remember.

    Cindy and AQ keep eluding me! But I've stayed at Chateau Angle, and met the King and the Princesses! ;)
     
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  14. zapvor

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    topaz is such a tennis wh0re :p
     
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  15. guitarplayer

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    If anyone is going to be in the Ft Myers, Fl area April 6-13 let me know.
     
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  16. rommil

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    J, I think they meant tennis, not the orgy:)
     
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  17. JackB1

    JackB1 G.O.A.T.

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    If any forum members are ever passing through Atlanta, I would be happy to play. I live about 15 mins north of the center of the city.
     
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  18. TomT

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    Met with dennis10is, Pickle9, J011yroger, (and a non-TT friend of theirs) this morning at Hardy Park. Great guys and quite formidable tennis players. It was lots of fun. Everybody was hitting with everybody. Thanks especially to dennis10is for making it happen following Pickle9's observation that I hit near where they were going to stay during their visit to South Florida to watch the Sony Open.

    A couple of weeks ago met and played bukaeast. Great guy ... about my level of play. We split two very close sets.

    Have been contacted by tennisfan2k who happens to live in Boca Raton. Have been unable to hit with him because of my illness, but am sure we'll play some time during our local Tennis League Network's Spring Season (If he joins for another season that is. He played in the Winter Season and made the playoffs.)

    So far really good experiences meeting and playing fellow forum members.
     
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  19. Tammo

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    Any 4.0-4.5 players in Dayton Ohio area? I would love to hit
     
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  20. Sentinel

    Sentinel Talk Tennis Guru

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    I hit with suresh some years back. I almost double bageled him, then his friends came to pick him up, so i gifted him a game. I tried to make the last game look as competitive as possible, me being such a nice guy.

    That pancake serve of his is quite wicked, although he rarely gets it in. He went away without tipping the ballboy or parking attendant :(

    ;)
     
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  21. sureshs

    sureshs Bionic Poster

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    The only time I have gotten ballboys was when I used to hit in Chennai every summer with one of the coaches in the same stadium that the ATP Chennai is held. I used to make it very clear that the money I paid upfront was to cover everything, and nobody should ask for tips. Otherwise it becomes a scam, with each guy claiming that the other is not giving him his share. You got to be very firm when dealing with them.

    I think sentinel is one of the disgruntled ballboys.
     
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  22. Sentinel

    Sentinel Talk Tennis Guru

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    ^ LOL, that reminds me of our friend KSBH (damn, i miss him), who in his epic auto-biography (which would put any Hollywood saga to shame) as a Davis Cup player featured me as a disgruntled autograph seeker.

    edit: yep, that happens in everything here. Labourers/workers claim contractors are not paying them wages, so ask you to pay separately.
     
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  23. sureshs

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    That guy was classic. I completely believed him. I guess you never fell for it, but to me it was not conceivable how he could not be real or why he would fake it.

    I have not mentioned this before, but what happened was that when I was about 16 years old, my parents decided to enroll me in a tennis club (one of 2 in the city). I objected vehemently, because my friends had said it was an expensive and snobbish place. But my parents paid the exorbitant dues for 6 months or so, and got me a wooden racket. I quit after a month precisely due to the problem you mentioned. The "coaches", ballboys, etc. all refused to let me play unless they were tipped separately. As a 16 year old, I carried no money, so essentially I just stood on the court alone tapping some balls. That turned me off tennis for good, till I rediscovered it 9 years ago when taking my son to a summer camp.
     
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  24. dennis10is

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    Tom,

    Great to meet and hit with you. Our FL trip was the better for it. The courts were much gripped compare to those on Long Island.
     
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  25. hescobal

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    Jack, do you want to try and play Saturday? The weather has been horrible lately, but should be good by then.

    We should try and get some video footage up too
     
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  26. JackB1

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    I am probably playing ALTA Sat, But won't know for sure until later in the week. If not, I can do Sunday and sure I can take some video of us playing some games. What level are u currently?
     
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  27. hescobal

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    I'll try and setup some video too if you don't mind. I've never had footage of myself serving or playing games.

    I haven't played a singles league in forever, but have played a lot with friends. I've been playing mostly doubles lately.

    If I went into ultimate again, they'd have me play at 3.5- :cry:
     
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  28. JackB1

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    Sure . my iphone hung on the back fence works great. Also there is a app called "stroke analysis" that let's you watch it in super slowmo.
     
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  29. Sentinel

    Sentinel Talk Tennis Guru

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    If you have a contact of him, write him and get him back. I miss ksbh making fun of Fed's nose !
     
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  30. McLovin

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    That wasn't me, that was the Unabomber:

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  31. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

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    Playing jagmeister today.
     
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  32. hescobal

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    Jack, what about friday?
     
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  33. JackB1

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    I work weekdays until 6 pm. Send me an email to work this out off the board....jackbandel@gmail.com
     
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  34. JackB1

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    take some video!
     
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  35. JackB1

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  36. dizzlmcwizzl

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    I have hit a couple times with JRB. Last spring we played a USTA match against one another. My team is the perennial division winner and his team is an up and coming team.

    I think he sacrificed his court at court 1 doubles. I was playing with a very good player and he partnered himself with a weaker player.

    As it turns out my partner and I won pretty easily but it would have been closer if JRB had his regular partner.

    JRB is a going to be an all star playing singles in 4.0 40+ leagues. There are not many dudes that will hang with him at 4.0 40+ singles.
     
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  37. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

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    You would have seen a lot of drop shots yesterday! Hope I didn't **** him off too much.
     
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  38. GRANITECHIEF

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    I've hit with Atatu, Rob_C, Shaolin, evw, simon brown, onehandbh, 35ft6, drakulie, edberg505 and another one or two I don’t remember the name.

    All the matches were great fun and it was wonderful meeting new hitters, all nice and tough players.

    The match with Simon Brown was really fun and I won $50, which we later spent on beer and food. He did a nice account of it here (post #15):

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=155155

    I’m sure my undefeated run will end eventually and I’m looking forward to the challenge. Bring it!
     
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  39. McLovin

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    Yeah, you only want to **** him off "just enough"...

    Don't worry jagmeister, I feel your pain. I was subject to mikeler's 'drop half volley on break point' shot many times this past fall. I hope to remedy that this spring by not having any break points...
     
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  40. thejackal

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    I ll be sure to let u know if Im near SB. would love to bet a few beers on the outcome as well!
     
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  41. GRANITECHIEF

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    For sure, any plans?
     
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  42. norbac

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    Yes, I have played against everyone on these forums and beat them all.
     
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  43. thejackal

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    davis cup in vancouver next week. not sure when the next time I ll be in cali will be though. definitely before end of year though
     
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  44. GRANITECHIEF

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    Lucky Duck, that will be awesome. Bring your board/skis and hit Whistler/Blackcomb when you are done!

    Planning on accompanying Felip to anymore futures? Maybe we'll see ya there.
     
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  45. thejackal

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    dont ski, actually. played competitive ice hockey growing up, so that was it for me in terms of winter sports

    probably wont be going to a futures in the near future. maybe one in china this summer as a side attraction to a business trip. thats it
     
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  46. Sentinel

    Sentinel Talk Tennis Guru

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    Did you double-bagel jo11yroger or not ? :)
     
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  47. J011yroger

    J011yroger G.O.A.T.

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    The only thing better is entering into competition beside him. I remember it like yesterday, one of the greatest moments ever brought to me by TW.

    J
     
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  48. onehandbh

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    I came closer the last time, though. Lost the first set, but
    on serve at 5-5 and then lights shut off on the courts.
     
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  49. KoaUka

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    Will be in Jamaica, near the airport on Sunday (4/7) morning or early afternoon. Anyone up for a hit? Is it warm enough even?
     
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  50. BounceHitBounceHit

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    Lemme see.................there's Samster, Bolt, TennisnTN3477, Saram, Drakulie, Jo11y, TonLars, and of course Geoff. I've traded numerous e mails with The Poster Formerly Known as NoBadMojo (currently NBM, I believe), and also hit/played points with a young teaching pro on Amelia Island who told me NoBad was a very good player and also racquet guru. I've spoken to Sup2DResq by phone. From what I hear, Sup is the real deal. I hope he will show his skills off in Nashvegas someday soon. :) Great players and really nice, friendly people one and all! BHBH
     
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