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  1. LPShanet

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    Yeah, for instance, "I'm sure Stalin, Hitler, and Lincoln all asked the same question..." If you're taking others to task for being offensive and overstating, you might start with that statement. Maybe TensProfes needs to do another Irony Check...
     
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  2. Photoshop

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    Ok, name calling was unnecessary and it was childish of me to do so. Real talk though... this dude is acting like he's the best thing to happen since tennis was invented, saying how his techniques are perfect, and calling everyone amateur/noob when he's only a self-rated 4.5 himself. And this, "As an amateur player, you do not fully understand my words" lolwut?! Isn't that the very definition of a d-bag?

    Oh and here's a pic of dozu kindly helping senny off his high horse.

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  3. aphex

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    You guys have to cut sennoc some slack...

    Peggy busts his balls all day long...no wonder he's pissed.

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    -What's the matter sennoc?

    -Oh Peggy...these ignorant amateurs at TT don't believe my volleys are beter than Nadal's!

    -Sennoc, you're a moron.
     
  4. ProgressoR

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    What I want to know is.......what the heck did Abe Lincoln do to get mentioned in that company?????

    Is there another Lincoln that was being referred to??

    From what I know, Abe sounded like a pretty cool kind of guy.
     
  5. tennis_balla

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    Personally, as a player or coach I don't get involved in all the technique talk on here. People can think what they want and thats ok with me, I don't feel like arguing for hours over tiny details. Technique is only 1 part of the whole package and not always the most important part.

    I'm not saying technique isn't important, it is. I had this discussion with a friend of mine a few days ago and we both agreed playing with someone who's got perfect technique is easier than playing against someone who's a bit unorthodox. Using Rafa as an example, one of the reasons he's so tough is because he's got his own style and its very different from everyone else on tour. Add to that his will to win and his understanding of the game and a lefty and its a tough package to break through.
    Its not only about how to hit the ball, but how to play the ball! Understanding how to use the tools that you have, in different situation and so. Learning how to improvise and so on. Many people get caught up in trying to learn perfect stroke mechanics yet they fail to understand how to construct and win points. You can see it in threads here all the time, 90% talk is about technique and almost about nothing else. I can't remember the last time someone posted a thread about how to improve footwork, what drills to work on off court for example to improve explosiveness and so on.
    Understanding your own bodies rhythm (the speed at which you play your best at), rituals, movement to the ball, shot selection, technique, recovery are all important steps in hitting ONE stroke.
     
  6. ProgressoR

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    ^^ spot on, I am finding this, my strokes are kind of ok to sustain rallies and for me to try to do what I want to do, and now I am finding strategy, and footwork are what I need to work on, I mean I can improve my technique further (and i still work on it) but its a bit pointless to work on technique to the exclusion of the other things you mentioned, once you can hit the ball over the net and it goes roughly where you want it to go most times.
     
  7. TennisCoachFLA

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    sennoc,

    1. Take the racquet back and up on your forehand.

    2. Get over yourself.

    There, I just gave you the pathway to improved tennis, more friends, and a happier life. Good luck.
     
  8. Andres

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    I'd like to hit with edberg505 or GRANITECHIEF.
     
  9. tennismonkey

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    there used to be so much love on tw forums. and then the recession. a couple of tsunamis. federer falls to #3. what is the world coming to?
     
  10. li0scc0

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    Well, hundreds of thousands of dead Confederates, and millions of their children and wives might disagree.
     
  11. danno123

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    I haven't been on the forum that long but since we all really like tennis, maybe we could try to get along?

    To lighten things up, I really should post a new video of me. I'm an old guy trying to learn the "modern game" by emulating Federer. I bought a newer Wilson racket, a polo shirt, and have been vigorously practicing my fist pumps in the mirror. Sadly, it hasn't helped my strokes much. :cry:
     
  12. Manus Domini

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    Sennoc isn't a little kid, is he?

    As I said, that was a little extreme and I've already apologized to Dozu and he accepted the apology, that's past us.

    I guess if you consider a guy who was anti-abolitionist and racist who believed blacks were not worthy of America, he is a "pretty cool kind of guy"
     
  13. dozu

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    1998 from a US University ranked in the 130s in the country, Physical chemistry. Superconductivity.
     
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    Just thought it would be interesting if it was in physics. A physicist's take on various aspects of strokes would be fun.
     
  15. arche3

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    lol. I do not make money from tennis. I am pretty sure I make more money than a journalist scientist so i am good. I am almost as old as you. I am sure my tennis is not lacking compared to you. But I do think you need more help with your inflated ego than your tennis.

     
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  16. arche3

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    can you make me a racket that slows the ball down as it approaches and speeds the ball as it leaves the string?
     
  17. dozu

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    easy - soak the racket in liquid nitrogen before you hit the ball.... liquid helium would work better.
     
  18. Power Player

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    Arche you are in good shape man. I wouldnt take the insults that seriously if you consider the source. The guy is out of shape, poor physique and rage posts everytime someone criticizes his technique.

    LeeD destroys this guy in poast prowess. You can't rattle him nearly as easily. Another reason he is GPOAT.
     
  19. arche3

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    He might be just pulling our leg with all this actually. Sennoc is not the guy in the videos. I think he might very well be a kid.
     
  20. shazbot

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    Are people actually taking this seriously? Isn't it quite obvious he is trolling?
     
  21. dozu

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    Lee is a really cool guy..... I still may have a trip to SF in a month or so.... if I make it, will try my best to get a hit together with Lee and Alex (with camera running of course).
     
  22. arche3

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    Yeah LeeD is the GPOAT. lol. He is like Mr. Miyagi from the karate kid.

    As far as Sennoc goes I am just TT post sparring with him and seeing what else he can possibly say. It is hard to debate with him regarding tennis because he is always right and won't debate anything because he considers me unworthy. Whatever. on a tennis court I would own him.
     
  23. arche3

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    He is the GTOAT! someone contact the out of shape old guy in those videos and tell him some kid is pretending to be him on TT....:)
     
  24. arche3

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    I was thinking more like an additive to my rackets that projects a force field or something? can you do that?
     
  25. dozu

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    bro you are going off topic... let me get back to you on that.

    are you really taking a day off for this? your post count today is projecting to be 100x your daily average..... fingers getting tired? time for chicken?
     
  26. arche3

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    I'm at work now... but I am da boss man here so I am monitoring this thread for ANY and ALL new info. :twisted: I am also reading some tennis string reviews and such now as well. I have setup a google alert for ANY new posts from anyone names Sennoc from polland. I will put my assistant on this as well to monitor the rest of TT for Sennoc behavior.
     
  27. mtommer

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    Naw, that still belongs to FedACE :D
     
  28. LPShanet

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    Just to help the discussion out here, I'm going to provide some information that might be helpful for you, since you've mentioned that English isn't your first language.

    First off, I'm not sure if you were aware, but there are some people on these boards who have played and coached and been involved with the sport of tennis at a very high level. Much higher than someone who isn't a full time tennis player or coach (you) could possibly have had time for. That doesn't mean that everyone has, of course; there are many players of every level on these boards. But someone like yourself, who has a job in another field entirely, is probably not the most experienced player or coach on these boards, as we have some folks who have played at the satellite professional level, and players who have coached up to the ATP level, and trained with circuit players. It's a small group, but there have been posters here of that caliber. So talking down to the whole group might not be appropriate. You may be better than some, but you're very unlikely to be better and more experienced than all of them. Since English is not your first language, you may not have realized that this is one of the reasons your posts struck such a strong chord, and were found offensive by so many. You'd be well served to adjust your tone to consider that, and others may take it easier on you.

    Given the current facts, you're probably somewhere in the middle of the levels here on the boards, like most posters here who aren't full-time tennis people now or previously. If that's not the case, please let us know what YOUR tennis playing and coaching experience is. If it is, in fact, greater than anyone else's here, objectively speaking, I suspect people may see your posts differently. A good place to start might be by answering your own questions...what your age, playing resume and coaching experience and level are.

    Also, as someone who likes to study the game, you could probably learn things by figuring out which people on these boards are more experienced than you, and taking information from them. One of the best things about these boards is that there are people with lots of knowledge to offer, as well as those who just use the forum for pure entertainment. After all, it's more productive to improve and learn, than to try to impress everyone by claiming to be better than they are. As someone involved in science, I trust that you believe that, too. And as someone who writes professionally, I trust you also know the power and importance of tone.
     
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  29. Ajtat411

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    ^Well said. Respect.
     
  30. Automatix

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    Some light needs to be shed on sennoc.

    He keeps loosing at amateur tournaments in first rounds and always, and I mean always there is a reason for this (according to him of course): bad lighting, bad balls, bad humidity, bad court surface etc. So, so sad...

    So please don't feed that troll.
     
  31. Power Player

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    Thread returns to GOAT status again.
     
  32. sennoc

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    Basically, I'm teaching now.

    Yeah. You will show me your wallet and the match will be over.

    The problem is not in the fact that I'm always right. Please understand that the problem is that you are always wrong.

    As I said before, I know that a few players here have really deep knowledge. In fact, their posts were very helpful for me and for my understanding of tennis physics and biomechanics. I do not think that these people will participate in this thread, that's why I write to the group - here.

    Of course I know that the other players here are not idiots, too. Someone who starts his adventure is not an idiot. Lack of knowledge is not a stupidity. What really counts is open mind.

    I do not think that I should. As you can see, people here wrote much more rude posts here. I didn't start them. They tried to turn me into an idiot. They chose the style of discussion. I accepted their rules. As you can see, the match is not over. But I think the last set has begun.

    My experience should not be important. A good argument should be a good argument.

    As I said before, I'm a physicist, science journalist and a tennis player with 20+ years on the court (looong break in 90.). Basically, I work on tennis theory (physics, biomechanics). I can't say more at this time, you will have to wait a year for more details. I'm sure you can imagine, why.

    I do not publish my videos to impress people. I do that for me and my friends and use them sometimes on other purposes. Just look at the titles: "Bad volleys", "Fun with volleys" - I'm sure you are not impressed.

    The problem is that idiots here think that I think I'm the best one. What's funny, they are right, but at another place they think they are - and I will have a scientific proof that I was the best. But proofs need time.

    Now, I'm waiting for TennisCoachFLA. I want to finish our first lesson (and last one, I hope).
     
  33. HunterST

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    This thread is turning into a case study in internet bullying.
     
  34. Andres

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    Can you make two? :D
     
  35. sennoc

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    Great to see you here, ED. Have you ever seen me on the court? Maybe it's time to do that? We could compare our tennis knowledge in practice. I know you are in Warsaw, at least some times. I'll bring a camera and will publish our video on the internet.

    You are so nice that I think that we could officially talk about a match between two most important Polish tennis forums.

    What do you think? May? Early June?

    Edit: read your pm.
     
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    Made a large meal. Popcorn is not enough for this one.
     
  37. Automatix

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    I've only checked up your videos and tournament results.

    You know my knowledge comes down to pro and retail equipment.

    Nah. The last time I've been to Warsaw was 3 years ago.

    I think you overlooked my posts where I stated that I currently teach students on the weekends so I won't be able to make it to the first edition of the TenisNET Cup. :(

    I think the camera would melt from such a sight. :)

    I think our Administrator, Jack, is the most important person when it comes to Polish tennis forums.

    Check out my Equipment Profile, there's a note about my current tennis inactivity.
     
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    Sennoc has never made it out of a 1st round?

    Impossible, he has better technique at net than Nadal himself.
     
  39. Automatix

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    Now that wasn't very nice. :(

    Ohh well I guess manners are another thing you lack. Too bad. Not my problem. :)

    I'm not interested in playing you. I just included your results or lack there off so the discussion is complete. I'm not the one claiming to have an NTRP of 5.0.

    I'm not even interested in talking to you but seeing you started to share your fantasies outside of Poland I just had to chime in. And I'm glad I did.
     
  40. 35ft6

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    I'm impressed by Sennoc's English.
     
  41. dozu

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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA - guy never made out of 1st round of amateur tournaments but he has better volley than Rafa....

    I am hungry now - Power Player, could you make me a big meal as well, in return I will make a special racket for you... hehehehehehehehehe !!!
     
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    Sennoc... Sennoc... Again you amaze me.

    What did I say that was wrong? And what did you actually say other than you are the best? First round loses are tough.... Better luck next time. Is that why you stopped competing? Losing to pushers with your perfect form? I think with all your math and physics training you could win a few matches huh? Guess what? You lose because your not any good.


     
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    I'm glad you pointed out sennocs lack of tennis abilities. It is always the losers that talk the loudest about how they are the best. Thanks for pointing out that Sennoc is a big loser.

     
  44. dozu

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    arche3 you rock.... while I was still pondering complex strategies on how to beat sennoc if I were to play him, you already pointed out sending junk balls with left hand would suffice.

    well done.
     
  45. Photoshop

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    Hahaha, is senny threatening you not to post his 1st round results? Is he challenging you to a match to see who's better? He's probably telling you he's improved a lot since you last saw him, isn't he? What's next - winning is not important to him as he's only concerned with winning over himself and acquiring aesthetically pleasing, professional looking strokes?

    I'm glad we have posters from around the world. Senny thought he could get away with telling lies after lies. Didn't think anyone was going to check your tournament results, did ya?:oops:
     
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    Usually I do not play at amateur tournaments, I hate the rules here in Poland. Come on, no warmups? Just one set? An unknown court? Should I kill myself to win against a typical amateur player?

    A few years ago I started at a tournament where the matches were played as best of three. Great, I thought. Reality? Three matches in a day (9 sets...), all won, wrist injury and a phone call next day: "Sorry man, I can't play 1/4, I'm injured". The injury was so serious that the tournament took 2 months of my tennis life. So I play at tournaments for journalists only - and just to meet friends. If they want a real competition, we can always meet on a private court, I do not hide.

    Last year I played three tournaments for journalists. My eyes aren't as good as years ago, high contrasts kill them. Have you ever played a match at noon, in January, when bright sun shines just into your eyes? Second tournament. July. Air temperature - 37 Celsius. Sorry, man, I will not compete against 20 years old at 37 Celsius and huge humidity. Third tournament. Winter. I was really ill and shouldn't play at all, but decided to do that just to give my opponents a possibility to play.

    There is also a real problem with all these tournaments - recreational balls. Prince Tour are really horrible. They react as stones with my racquet and strings. I won't change my equipement and technique to win an unimportant recreational tournament.

    Also, the whole year I had really serious problems with my wrist and they are not over now. So I'm really impressed that ED used that argument. But I understand him, he represents another Polish tennis forum. Good job, ED. Very typical for your forum. And your answer was very typical too. But please don't forget to contact with me next time in Warsaw. You are so nice that I really want to meet you on the court.
     
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    All polish tourney players please send only junk balls to Sennoc!
    I've played a lot of guys like him. Slow out of shape wanna be big hitters. Hit a few balls to each corner and he will hit it out. How else do you explain losing every match in the first round? Errors. Plain and simple.


     
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    ^^excuses excuses. You're just mad you can't beat "amateurs" with your technically perfect form.
     
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    So, basically you don't play if it's hot, cold, day, night, over many sets or just one set.

    Yeah, that sounds reasonable.
     
  50. Ajtat411

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    ^Don't forget about the balls. hehe

    This is tennis, no excuses. If you lose, maybe the other person was better?
     

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