Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by Maximagq, Aug 26, 2014.
Similar to JackB1's thread except in Los Angeles.
Cool! So Cal TeeDub members, Maximagq and i are planning to meet up this Sat 8/30 or Sun 8/31 morning in Monterey Park @ Elder Park. Anyone else interested in joining us?
I'll join if you guys don't mind having a weaker player around haha
I'll play. I'm a 3.5-4.0 pusher... so should be able to beat up to a 4.0 or 4.5 non pusher.
right on! let's set the day and time.
Maxima, since these courts were your old stomping grounds, what time is best in regards to court availability on Sat or Sun morning?
I'll see if this is possible. About 6 hours round trip of driving.
Matt, play a 5.0 player.
It is really sad to see you slowly drop in level. Just because you want to focus on school doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your tennis.
I know dozens of good juniors who drop off like you are now and its such a shame.
You could win opens/play some futures one day, if you want to? Do you want to?
Not sure if the bolded is possible but I do want to maintain a high level.
Believe me it is possible. But only if you are willing to work.
I'm in LA. Why don't we organize a round robin? I'd love to play against anyone!
Actually the way you guys put it "Monterey Park @ Elder Park" I have no idea where that is and I couldn't even look up google map
Sure, this would be great for the TT community.
link to full sized map
Thanks, mad dog. I'm looking up the route
can't believe you don't know George Elder Park. LA is such as small town after all.
George Elder Park is the second most famous rec park on Talk Tennis after San Pablo Park.
I'm in the area, I can play, but I'm only like 3.5. Can I come?
What time are you guys looking to play?
All levels are welcome, I am thinking 10 am is the best time. The locals are pretty good.
I need someone to send me money for airfare and hotel accommodations so this can go down. Thx.
wtf... i live 5 min walking distance from that park. I went to Macy intermediate.
Wait did you also go to Schurr? I went there and I've been playing at Macy since around 2004 or 2005.
no i went to gabrielino but i know the ppl who r my year who went to schurr (who went to macy). LOL small world. I've been playing at elder park for the last year. Recently I've been going to garvey park more (better light).
What graduating class were you? You said you are in grad school at UCLA? So are you Class of 2008 or 2009? I was Class of 2013 at Schurr.
i was 2009 haha. I have a lot of people who were on the schurr tennis team.
also my name isn't really reggie hurley.
So you knew Benson Kim, Eric Yeung, and Blake Wright? I came after your generation and sort of took over Benson's mantle in Almont League haha.
When you poast a person's first and last name on the Intertubes you give those folks an un-erasable Google trail for life. Be careful young man. Some folks don't like that kinda thang.
Please poast video of the non-sanctioned event. Must see LeeD updated serve.
lol eric is my best friend. i've been playing mostly with him. Benson is a good friend too, i played with him a couple times (but he lives far now and he's way better than me). Blake was my friend in macy but I don't see him anymore. hahahahahaha. I also know curtis/danny/jimmy/ricky but they don't play much anymore. About 4 yrs ago bryan yu and eric used to play a lot at elder and from what I heard he was pretty good, but I didn't play tennis back then.
also played with andrew L. a bit last year. The korean eric a few times too.
You've probably seen me around. I literally know all those guys. Do you know the Long brothers as well?
Will post the LeeD video when I head up to San Francisco. Not yet, haha.
lolol probably. My name is Rong Huang in case you know it. Don't think people ever talk about me though. i know there is a guy named aaron and apparently he's pretty good. He's best friends with eric's brother leo lolol. Leo hates me and refuses to play with me though lol.
Aaron was two years older than me and was my high school teammate. He also goes to UCLA now and is on the club team as well. I know Leo too haha, why does he hate you LOL
10am is good...so shall we say sat then?
Yeah that's fine. It will be good to see all the folks there that I haven't seen for a year.
ok more like neutral
How is it that you're too busy to play a 5.0 tournament but you will spend a weekend playing scrubs from this board? You also seem to have endless amounts of time to post on this site. You say you want to get better as a player but your actions indicate otherwise.
i may be a scrub now but im gonna be ranked #1 in the world in a couple of months
Because this park is literally 3 minutes away from my house and when I play tournaments, I am fully committed to preparing the whole day to performing to the best of my ability. These weekend hits mean I don't really have to spend the entire day preparing for doing well in a tennis match, so I can really call it quits after like an hour and a half or even less if I have too much homework. I'm on the computer most of the time to write these lab reports, complete assignments, etc. so Talk Tennis is guilty pleasure :twisted:
Other thing is tournament fees, and I'm no longer under 18 so my parents would make me pay for things out of my own pocket.
Matt, have you suffered some sort of a long term injury that you've scaled back your tennis so much?
No, I have just been busy with schoolwork. That's the main problem with me haha.
I wish I can get a chance to hit with you next time I visit the US....
btw, I posted a recent practice match vid, could you take a look and give some advice about where I should be focusing on for the next 3 months to improve my game most effectively?
here is the link:
so who is coming this saturday?
Doctor of tennis
I'll be there also
I plan to be there.
So maximagq is 5.0, what level are u mad dog?
I'm only like 3.5, so will need another player similar to my level.
I'm in. I'm between a 4.0-4.5 depending what I did the night before.
Sorry, guys. Though I initially said I'd love to come and play but I looked up the route and it's about 1hr of driving for me. I don't feel up to it.
Besides I feel like I have had enough tennis for this week and possibly a while. Been playing 3 days in a row, matches and what not.
see y'all tomorrow at 10AM @ George Elder Park in Monterey Park
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