Tennis Warehouse-Central Florida Chapter (Greater Orlando Area)

Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by mikeler, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. ssgator80

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    I do better going from twilight with the lights on to dark than starting in the dark - like will be the case in a few months when it gets dark at 5:30.
     
  2. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

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    Already bought two pairs a few months ago. I'm having some trouble on the overcast days too.
     
  3. ssgator80

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    Maybe you go to the eye doctor. You might need glasses
     
  4. mikeler

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    I'm probably just making excuses for not watching the ball properly. :)
     
  5. lodeen

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    Wow, this year's US Open Final was an epic match!...Er...well, almost as EPIC as Mikeler's matches! ;-)
     
  6. mikeler

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    Lately my epic matches seem to end with me blowing lots of opportunities.
     
  7. BobFL

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    Just like that guy on your avatar...
     
  8. lodeen

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    Hey Bob, check your e-mail.
     
  9. mikeler

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    Well played.
     
  10. bad_call

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    just like the youngster in Bob's avatar. :)
     
  11. mikeler

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    You guys are on fire today! Nice low humidity outside, great tennis weather.
     
  12. BobFL

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    Hahahahha, B rocks! :D
     
  13. Power Player

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    YEs finally!! going to hit now.
     
  14. ssgator80

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    Actually, I thought it was still pretty hot - but not as hot. You take care of your match today? Lot of noise coming from that court.
     
  15. mikeler

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    Except for saving 4 set points in the 1st, it was a routine straight sets victory. :)

    I forgot my towel and got by with just a small hand towel in my bag. Hot with nice low humidity, I like these conditions.
     
  16. bad_call

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    struggled on the hartru against a respectable 4.5 and lost 1st set 6-2. 2nd set down 5-2 but gasped enough air and thought of Nole. won the 2nd set 7-5.

    true story...:)
     
  17. dgoran

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    Was that a tt forum 4.5 or usta ;)? Good get in he second set bc
     
  18. Power Player

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    Was this at azalea? I was up there last night on the hardcourts.
     
  19. bad_call

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    yup...nice to get out there.
     
  20. bad_call

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    no tt forum poster so the rating is legit. ;)
     
  21. Power Player

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    Let me know if you want to hit and try out the EXO. I have one strung up in a hybrid.
     
  22. bad_call

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    thanks. will send u txt msg later today.
     
  23. mikeler

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    The Gator and I had a good battle last night. Crazy number of service breaks which is not a recipe for a mikeler win. Lost 5 and 3 in case anyone cares (cough, cough Goran). :)

    Destroyed my 2nd Penn ball in less than a week. Last week was on a crushed forehand return. This week was just on a mishit which is more surprising. I maintain my position that those balls are pure garbage but I guess I'm stuck with them every other match against the Gator.

    I also broke a string on the outside of the frame. I damaged the B5E slightly with an awl while stringing, but thought it would be fine considering I've never even broke the string in the bed before. Guess the damage was more than I thought.
     
  24. lodeen

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    So tennis tomorrow 4pm at BO?
    Who else is coming?
     
  25. BobFL

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    Moi! :)

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  26. Uvijek Argen

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    I think I be able to make it, in any case I post back.
     
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    Sounds like a few forum members were playing last night. I believe I saw a couple of the points between Bad Call and his victim while I was putting on my shoes. Both players looked good with both guys moving their feet. Power Player I did not see you. I think I saw you a couple of weeks ago though, I was on the court near the wall but you were gone before I could say hi.
     
  28. Power Player

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    Bridget I played on the green clay tonight, court 10. It had been about 4 months since I hit the har-tru....I felt like an uncoordinated buffoon for a good hour :)
     
  29. ssgator80

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    It was a fun match. Funny, when I lose my serve, I feel like I can always break the other guy. Seems like a common pattern in alot of my matches lately. Although last night was not the case. Played TD and won 6-4, 6-4. We were tied at 4-4 in both sets.
     
  30. mikeler

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    You would not have felt like you could have broken me so easily the night before. :) I never serve great in the wind but that is my fault for insisting on a high ball toss. :(
     
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    Man, it is just amazing how similar brazilian and serbian cultures are.
     
  34. dgoran

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    Good result vs gator no doubt... I would be happy with that score on hc not to mention clay. U must do something that bothers him I just could not find that in that 20min it took him to sweep me aside like clay from service line lol

    Too much work atm but I wow to come back stronger to play gator when I come back...
     
  35. mikeler

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    Hint hint: Against shorter players like us, get the ball over our head. Low flat shots or slices are right in our strike zone.
     
  36. ssgator80

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    Did not play any tennis this weekend. Went to the UF football game. I went early and watched most of the mens tennis match against UCF.
     
  37. Tebow

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    Man, where is Coyfish???? Is he still alive? lol
     
  38. mikeler

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    I see you are signed up for the 4.5s again this weekend. Good luck.
     
  39. ssgator80

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    Gators dont play till 7Pm and the wife is out of town at a bridal shower. So I fiqured - why not. First NTRP tournament this year. Doubt I get a bye - like in the good ole days. Most likely two matches on Sat - if I win.
     
  40. bad_call

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    saw myself on vid hitting/serving. doesn't look like i'm trying very hard. don't think i could intimidate anyone.

    ssgator - u can't look worse than me out there. :)
     
  41. ssgator80

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    Scary thought. I would not mind if I looked like David Ferrer out there. Scared I will look like an old, slow man. I still have this mental image of me at 15. LOL
     
  42. mikeler

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    I was pleasantly surprised with my serving videos minus the back scratch position I was not getting into and my gut sticking out further than I'd like.
     
  43. ssgator80

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    And sticking out under your shirt.:)
     
  44. mikeler

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    I know, those darn Target T-shirts shrink on me over time and get super short. Need to stick with the more expensive brands I suppose. I'd hate to deprive the ladies of seeing my hairy belly though. :)

    Was playing PM yesterday. Afterwards, we both washed off our shoes with the hose sprayer. He did it after me and said that there must be a hole in his shoe because it got all wet. Turns out his shoe had some kind of "vent" in the bottom of it that allowed all the water to get in. Kinda funny.
     
  45. dgoran

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    I hear that gut is expensive so I decided to grow one on my own :)
     
  46. mikeler

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    That is a fiscally responsible move.
     
  47. dgoran

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    People who have seen me order in a restaurant would argue otherwise :)
     
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    Yeah for realz last time I heard from him he said he is going to play with gator next day. Maybe gator ate him alive lol...
     
  49. mikeler

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    Supposed to play the next 2 nights, but there is a large blob of rain southeast of Orlando moving towards downtown. Gotta love when they say 20% chance of rain and there are storms all over the place.
     
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    That cluster could be possibly be through and done DT with by 3, but I know that would probably still rain out OTC for 5 pm.
     

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