Illinois Tennis!

Discussion in 'Tennis Travel' started by supermario343, May 22, 2008.

  1. TokyopunK

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    River Trails Tennis Center
     
  2. supermario343

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    damn i missed you guys there lol..i was there friday from 3-5 on the back courts
     
  3. SOY78

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    Nah it was just a friendly match as allways :)
     
  4. SOY78

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    Any of you IL guys played in Hanover Park District indoor courts?

    During the warm months, I play mostly in Medinah courts and Friendship park in Arlington Heights i think on Algonquin Rd and Rte 83 :)
     
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    Hanover Park

    I play out of the Hanover Park club. It is 1919 Walnut dr. What is your question about the club?

    Hawkeye
     
  6. Rickson

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    Charlie, you live in Chicago?
     
  7. SOY78

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    No questions about the Hanover Park club. I play there on the weekends. I did play in Medinah courts outside yesterday. It was very interesting to play tennis when there is ice behind the baseline ;)
     
  8. supermario343

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    have not played at any of these lol
     
  9. SOY78

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    Yesterday I played on a carpet court for the first time. All I can say is wow that was a different experience. This was in Naperville Tennis Club. It was definatelly slower than the hard courts that I am used to, the ball seems to bounce really high and I never hit so many top spin serves that were unreturnable. Very good and comfortable on the feet. Ball had allmost no sound when bouncing from the court. I liked it :)
     
  10. supermario343

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    I played a doubles tourny there like a few months ago lol..that was my first time on carpet too..so weird! Def easy on the knees but the ball just skids and i prefer hardcourts better still :)
     
  11. SOY78

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    I am going to play at Medinah park district (outside) this Thursday with my usual tennis partner. It is suppose to be in the 50s.
     
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    I think he's just a basketball player but tennis is very popular in Hyde Park. It can be hard to find an open court in the summer on weekends in Hyde Park.
     
  13. SOY78

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    Good weather is here finally. Anyone playing outside this week? :)
     
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    Yeah, I'm getting my TW order ready. I have absolutely no string.
     
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    hell yeah i just came from playing :) gorgeous...60's out lol
     
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    I played both saturday and sunday in the morning. Started out cold but then started to strip off the layers and played with shorts and longsleve t-shirt at the end. Love playing outside a lot more than in the incubator :)
     
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    thats for sure lol...i was out both days as well in the afternoon so i just had shorts and a T...love playing outside a lot more than indoors as well :cool:
     
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    I live pretty close to Rockford, if anyone else is near there.
     
  19. SOY78

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    ^^^^^
    I'm about 50 miles south east of you ;)
    I've been known to drive far from Elgin like Highland Park, Evanston or Winnetka just to play some tournaments.
     
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    i wish i found this thread sooner! i wondered why nobody was responding in the odds and ends section!

    i live in park ridge and am desperate to play tennis this summer. i had a membership at RTTC but opted to not renew this year.

    there are 8 beautiful lit courts near my place but i would drive as well. would anyone be willing to hit with me this summer? i really want to be able to play numerous times per week. i am 4.5-5 former junior and college player. i think i already emailed Mario.....

    wasnt that you supermario?
     
  21. supermario343

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    yes it was lol...thats me :D..we should all get a group of us together and have a big hitting outing...thatd be fun
     
  22. TokyopunK

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    I am down with that!
     
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    great idea! just need some decent weather.....
     
  24. supermario343

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    For sure....bring all the gear and we'll have a mini us open tourny :p haha
     
  25. TokyopunK

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    Since I have Nadal's gear I should be #1 seed and have a bye all the way to the final!

    And also a 6-0, 6-0, 5-0 (40-0) lead in the final...
     
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    haha since i have rogers gear...ill be #2 seed and ill see you in the final..but with a different result than at the aussie open ;)
     
  27. TokyopunK

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    Darn it, I just realized I will probably be the worst one out of Super Mario, SOY, and tennisguy!!!

    I guess I have to be #4 seed and dress like murray......hmmm i do use a radical.
     
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    haha who knows i can be the worst :) lol...yes well all dress up as pros
     
  29. TokyopunK

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    Haha yeah right!

    You get 3rd in state the same year I can't even get past first round of Sectionals...... and now you do the ITF circuit and qualies while I sit at home all day and play video games!


    Maybe if Mario ate a poison mushroom the day before.........
     
  30. tennisguy7482

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    i will be the unseeded darkhorse...
     
  31. supermario343

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    haha too funny...ya never knowww....i didnt do too well at the ITF circuit though...well see how this summer goes :)
     
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    I'm itching to play with you guys. I've been playing with the same people over two years now, I need more variety ;)
     
  33. Nickk

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    I'd offer to play but I'm old and suck...aside from that I'm down! =:)


    *in skokie
     
  34. SOY78

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    Also its a good time for you guys to learn some Russian swear words ;)
     
  35. supermario343

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    I hear ya there lol..same people, always fun to find new ppl to hit with
     
  36. Mdubb23

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    Really? I'm the opposite. I'd offer to play but I'm young and good. ;)

    Oh, and I'm in Wilmette.
     
  37. Elzurdo

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    I'll be traveling to Schaumburg IL from 12 to 25 APR (I'm from Argentina). My level is aprox NTPR 4.5/5.0, is there anyone interested in playing with me? Let me know so I take my racquets!
     
  38. supermario343

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    Thats right in my area..im in Palatine. If you wanna hit, let me know and we can set up a hit somewhere
     
  39. Elzurdo

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    That's great! I'll take my gear and contact you when I arrive! BTW, I see from your signature that your're using the new KPS88. I've been playing with stock K90s for the last 1 1/2 year and am really happy with them... however I'm curious about the KPS88 and if it's better enough (for me, playing mostly on clay) to justify a change, guess I'll have to test a demo soon.
     
  40. SOY78

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    I'll have to study for the damn Professional Engineering exam for a whole month of April :(
     
  41. Nickk

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    dude, it's not nice to beat up on old people :)
     
  42. Elzurdo

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    Come on!!!! I'm an engineer, and during my studies never gave up playing tennis! Elguin is pretty close to Schaumburg... the company I work for has a support center there. If you can make some time in April let me know!
     
  43. TokyopunK

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    I can make it in April,
    let me know and we can all get together on the same day.
     
  44. Elzurdo

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    Great idea! Let me know if you want me to take my Head Liquidmetal Radical Tour... just answered to you in another thread I have this frame new in 4-3/8... still interested?
     
  45. TokyopunK

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    Yeah I am interested, how much are you looking for?

    Would you be willing to wait until you came in April to deliver the racquet so I don't have to pay for international shipping?
     
  46. Elzurdo

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    Well, here in Buenos Aires I can easily sell it for aprox USD140, since these player's frames are even harder to find here than in the states.

    I can take the racquet to Schaumburg in mid April so you save the shipping, if you make an offer that justifies this effort.

    You can contact me at seba_240483@hotmail.com
     
  47. TokyopunK

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    I think I will pass on it for now...... economy is killin me!
     
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    Sorry to hear that TokyopunK... Anyway if I have enough space I will take the racquet with me and maybe we can meet to hit some balls.
     
  49. TokyopunK

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    Yeah for sure, but I actually have two of them so I am already pretty used to it, I was just looking for a third for another spare, but I will wait awhile until I actually need it before I splurge.

    Which pro do you dress like????!!
     
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    hahaha i dont think i ever heard anyone ask that before. i dress like me!
     

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