Illinois Tennis!

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

  1. supermario343

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    Awesome man...I am indeed using the k88 and k90 still lol. Def. demo that frame, it may change your game...hopefully for the better lol
     
  2. tennisguy7482

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    decent weather next week guys.....
     
  3. supermario343

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    Good to hear that lol...perhaps a meet sometime then!?
     
  4. Ko8727

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    anyone by the UIC south loop area or anywhere by the red line
     
  5. tennisguy7482

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    i can't speak for everyone, but i think most of us are out in the burbs. i am closer to the blue line if i take a commuter train 3 stops to jefferson park.
     
  6. SOY78

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    Should be really good weather this friday ;)
     
  7. tennisguy7482

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    anybody want to hit in park ridge today???
     
  8. supermario343

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    i have work till 7 :(
     
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    booo.....work.....im out at 5!
     
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    possibly tomorrow though!? im out of work at 430 :D lol and its going to be even nicer out
     
  11. tennisguy7482

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    i would play.....if i didnt have cubs tickets.....next week?
     
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    Watch out for the wind.
     
  13. Elzurdo

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    OK I´m finally in Schaumburg! Brought my tennis gear, and looks like the weather will get better after tuesday! Supermario do you want to hit this week? I can everyday after 5 pm...
     
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    I was in Effingham this weekend. I was there to hunt for Morel Mushrooms though, not play tennis.
     
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    Elzurdo,
    How long are you going to stay here in Illinois?
     
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    Alrighty..send me an email bud and well set something up.
     
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    Hi Soy! I'm staying till Friday 24th, noon. Are you from the area?
     
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    That's the date of my PE exam :( I am still trying to study/cram all the material in my head before the 24th...
     
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    Supermario, can you play today? I sent you an email yesterday, just let me know if it is ok for you! Thanks.
     
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    Thanks for playing today Elzurdo aka Sebastian lol...always nice to hit with other people!
     
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    Thanks Mario! Your're a very good player... very consistent, excelent footwork! Now I'm looking forward to visiting Schaumburg again.
     
  22. serve and Justin

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    hey guys (and possibly ladies) I am pretty new to Chicago and just started playing tennis again...

    I am looking for hitting partners...I have been playing Chitown Tennis league but need to get out for fun and not stats to find a new stick...I am still playing with Donnay Pro Ones and think I am missing out...

    I am around a 3-3.5...I used to play 4.0 or better but after 7 years of not really touching a racket things change.
     
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    if just found this thread, im in the vernon hills area and would love to play with new people. Im a 4.0 to 4.5 player looking to play after 5pm during the week. let me know if interested. thanks
     
  24. tennisguy7482

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    you wanna hit this weekend supermario?
     
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    Anyone in SE Illinois near St Louis?
     
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    I wont be in town this weekend but maybe next week?
     
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    hey mario, you around this weekend?
     
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    I'll be around Sat late evening or Sun early morning :)
     
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    hey guys, something off-topic.

    I am looking for a good tennis club to play at consistently with good coaching and lessons. Two clubs I am considering are the Forest View Racquet Club and Midtown Athletic Club near Arlington Heights. Do you guys have any experiences with these clubs?
     
  30. tennisguy7482

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    do you want to hit some balls?
     
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    the midtown in downtown is soo sick so i am sure the one in Arlington must be somewhat good. i went there for a college tournament a few months ago.
     
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    Both are nice clubs, but I would recommend Midtown in Palatine. It seems to have a higher level of competition than Forest View; Forest View seems to be the old-man Sunday morning club hangout, whereas Midtown is much more competitive and has better coaching. I've played at both clubs many times for tournaments. I'm in Wilmette, and there are, in my opinion, even better clubs near me competition-wise: Glenbrook/ Herrmann Academy, Five Seasons Northbrook, and A.C. Nielsen.
     
  33. annaliese_ah

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    Wow, there's actually people in Illinois that play tennis! Haha, jk. I live in Illinois as well, in the NE suburbs. I actually live nearby Schaumburg. My park district took out their courts, shame, but I play at my high school 'cause there's always people to hit with there.
     
  34. supermario343

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    what skill level would you say you are anna?
     
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    I'd say I'm about at the 3.0-3.5 level, but I haven't hit the courts for two weeks. I can be inconsistent at times. I recently hit last night and I'm a bit rusty. I played mainly doubles for my school - two years on JV and my senior year on varsity. I prefer singles.
     
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    I would love to play against anyone in the Chicago area. I just graduated high school and was an all-conference player and captain, probably around 4.5 strength
     
  37. Mansewerz

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    Have you seen Izzie Balase play? I think he goes to schaumburg.
     
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    I know balase he played 1 singles for schaumburg... solid player if he was taller he would be better
     
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    I'm down close to St. Louis, in Madison County in Illinois. I love to hit on on the Edwardsville courts, send me a message if you guys ever want a hitting partner. I've only been playing for a year now so I haven't quite mastered a lot of things yet, but tennis takes time. :)
     
  40. raYne

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    Anyone near the DeKalb area? I'm here until the middle of September and have been out at Kishwaukee Park but couldn't really find anyone. Don't care what level as long as you can return a heavy topspin. I just haven't hit since I've been here and miss it.
     
  41. SOY78

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    I live in Elgin which is 15miles away from Dekalb. But Kishwaukee Park is in Woodstock, IL which is also 15mi away. So if you find some courts on somewhere close to Rt.47 or Randall Rd please let me know. I can only play on weekends in the early morning.

    My Email: turanovs(at)hotmail(dot)com
     
  42. Sovereignty

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    Ya, I am in the Suburbs too. I am near Barrington. It sounds like some of you are near me actually. That shows you how small our world truly is.
     
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    I am in Palatine and usually play night tennis at the Pioneer Park tennis courts in Arlington Heights..great courts with good lights there.
     
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    I got to try that Pioneer Park that is actually allmost as close as the ones I play next to the Alexian Hospital on Biesterfield Rd :)
     
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    Yeah you should, theyre nice courts and its always busy there in the summer nights lol
     
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    I just moved to the Naperville area and I haven't gotten to play in over 10 months. Last time I checked I was 4.0-4.5, if anybody interested in playing, level doesn't matter, shoot me a message.
     
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    How many courts are there?
     
  48. supermario343

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    They have 4 courts there
     
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    Naperville tennis is very strong. Naperville Central, North, Nequoa, all of those high schools have very good, dominant teams. I'm sure some of the team players are 4.0-4.5 level.
     
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    I just wanted to confirm the address for Pioneer Park.

    410 N. Arlington Heights Road

    It's about an hour away from me, but I don't mind making the drive at all. Anyone else going to be there this week? I can show up in the early afternoons to evenings.
     

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