Malia is into tennis

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  1. sureshs

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    Malia Obama, 14, is playing #1 Varsity for her school. She is already 5'6" or something like that, but wanted to quit, but her mother made her continue.
     
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    Money will be thrown at the USTA.... Let's see if they catch it...


    Now we need her racket specs and strings... And tension... lol

    EDIT: Its a light blue frame... Head dampener...
     
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  3. sureshs

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    Mods, please ensure that hate posts in this thread are appropriately dealt with. This is about a celebrity junior playing tennis, and should be kept that way.
     
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    I wouldn't consider it "hate"........... But its gone now.... Why was everyone upset when the media was covering their trip to Cancun? But not this.

    I'm tempted to make a thread called "(insert my name) is into tennis"

    I play #1 Varsity on my school tennis team... In Boca nonetheless.
     
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    I'm not actually sure whether that's a good thing or not because I don't know what the competition is like in the DC area...
     
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    The level of play in both public and private schools in the MD, DC, VA area can vary a whole lot. Usually, it's not that high. Top 40 Mid-Atlantic juniors would destroy most of the high school players. The exception is the few juniors that play for their high schools.

    I wonder how she got that good. I thought that the president had the tennis courts at the White House taken out and turned into basketball courts. At least that is what I remember reading in an article about the history of tennis at the White House.

    I would think the Tennis Center at College Park would be the best place for her to practice.

    I wish her the best. It can only be a good thing for the sport of tennis.
     
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    I see.

    I guess that The Mid-Atlantic section is one of the moderate ones compared to Texas and California.
     
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    Mid-Atlantic has some great players, but for a player to get very good, they have to have indoor facilities. There is a great disparity between the players training all year round and most high-school players who only play in the fair-weather months.
     
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    But there's a higher elevation in the Mid-Atlantic correct?
    So don't they have more stamina/endurance than players in Texas per se?
     
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    That is the truth, I play in the North East and my club has had a couple pros come out of it over the last 4 or 5 years. The only reason that I can see that we are more successful than other clubs in our area is that our club offers an unlimited court time option for a reasonable price. There are kids there literally from the time that they get out of school until 8 when the adults usually start playing.
     
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    That's seems great.

    Here, you have to make a reservation two days in advance to play in the courts...
    :confused:
     
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  13. sureshs

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    I bet I can easily defeat her
     
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    Most of it is by the Atlantic Ocean - not much altitude there.
     
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    I was thinking about training up there during the summer to boost my stamina and endurance levels. :)
     
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    Malia has the perfect body for tennis -- tall and thin. Both parents are athletic, and I think Michelle's brother is a basketball coach. Lots of athletic genes in the family. I hope the poor kid is just left alone to enjoy her tennis and is not targeted for political reasons.
     
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