Tennis Warehouse-Central Florida Chapter (Greater Orlando Area)

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  1. Power Player

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    I am going to set up a camera and study Gators backhand..I need that backhand!! lol. I know Mikeler kept going to it like a smart player should, and it just doesnt seem to matter..every shot comes back deep and consistent. That is a seriously nice weapon to have.
     
  2. ssgator80

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    They keep hitting to my backhand - I guess its getting better. Some days better than others.
     
  3. mikeler

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    I probably should have busted them out at the end of the 2nd set. :(


    I had to stop hitting hard shots to your backhand, you were not missing the ones with pace.
     
  4. mikeler

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    You have a very small window on the forehand side to go on offense against El Gatorito. Luckily I was serving good last night because I could not find that area on his forehand side near the line last night.
     
  5. Power Player

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    I went to T Plaza and saw the 2$ Gamma wristbands..got real excited until I realized they are single width after opening them..lol. Oh well. $2 for wristbands is still a bargain..I can double up each side.
     
  6. mikeler

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    They should have the double wides too for $3.
     
  7. Bowtiesarecool

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    I'm looking for more singles action closer to the Port Orange area, but I'd be willing to drive out as far as Deland. 3.5-4.0ish.
     
  8. mikeler

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    We had one guy up there a few years ago that used to post but I don't think he plays anymore.
     
  9. ssgator80

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    No clay courts in the morning at OTC. I was 15 minutes late. Going to the hard courts though. I like the speed. Lets see him try to take the pace away now. LOL
     
  10. mikeler

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    That should be interesting.
     
  11. Coach Chad

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    Has anyone played the guys at Mission Bay; on Dean Road just off of University?
     
  12. bad_call

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    "the guys"? is this a gang or club or what?
     
  13. Coach Chad

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    They call themselves Pros on the Go...they say that is their home court.
     
  14. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

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    Never heard of those guys.
     
  15. Coach Chad

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    Playing one of them tomorrow...:)
     
  16. mikeler

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    Bad_Call,

    I gave the last set of Thunder Blast away today. It's a guy who uses Sensation so at least he can do a full multi comparison.
     
  17. bad_call

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    ^ ok...better for a regular user of multi. btw - bottled brews almost gone (IPAs anyway). bottling next IPA batch last week in Sept.
     
  18. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

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    He won't go back to Sensation after testing Thunder Blast.
     
  19. bad_call

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    and how did this work out?
     
  20. Can't think of a name

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    Didn't know anyone played there. Those courts are literally like 100 feet from my apartment.
     
  21. mikeler

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    Rainy forecast this week. :(
     
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    Building up as we speak.
     
  23. Jeff Nuese

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    Yeah looks like the pm showers are on the way..you may need to get out there in the am at least for the next few days...
     
  24. Jeff Nuese

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    ..What time are you playing Wicked?
     
  25. mikeler

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    Not possible.


    You mean what time am I BEATING Wicked? lol
     
  26. Wicked FH

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    Hey what time is it mikeler? Maybe you should actually win a set before you make that prediction. You haven't got a set off me last two times we played.
     
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    Anybody heard from BobFL since he moved ?
     
  28. mikeler

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    The rain saved you twice now. Wicked's FH starts fizzling out in the heat over time!

    Normally when I play a match where both guys only have 1 break towards the end of the 2nd set, it is a high quality match. Not so on the muddy grounds of OTC. I'll be happy to see the rainy season go.
     
  29. Jeff Nuese

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    ...Da muddy nights at OTC! Fun dubs with Wicked Stu and the lil lobber today..not sure about the Penn Marathon's mikeler, light and airy without mcu feel...and you know its all about da feel...sticking to the US Open's and Grand Prix's...
     
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  30. Wicked FH

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    Seriously, that's ur play. The rain. I don't fizzle anymore. Made some changes. That's why I win 3rd set tb with wb. As opposed to seeing 4-1 40 love.....oh Nevermind. No sense making nostradamus recall past memories since he can't predict future ones. :)
     
  31. Jeff Nuese

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    Haha...I give the round to Wicked and the COBE to mikeler....
     
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  32. mikeler

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    You were my Genesis Thunder Blast singles guinea pig. I'd never disrespect ssgator or Jeff like that. I only do that with the "C" players in my rotation. :twisted:
     
  33. ssgator80

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    As someone just told me. If you are going to make predictions, dont make excuses
     
  34. Wicked FH

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    Well said gator. I couldn't have said it better myself. If ur going to talk the talk, you got to walk the walk. This talk of wet courts and strings is just ridiculous.
     
  35. bad_call

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    post of the day!!! ...reminds prediction: "1000 years of darkness"... lol
     
  36. mikeler

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    Who told you that, Wicked FH? :)

    If I could just finish a match with Wicked, then I could talk the talk. Those 5 minute changeover breaks, excessive ball bouncing and grip changes make it nearly impossible.
     
  37. ssgator80

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    You been running past the curfew? Maybe we should start early today.

    So WF has not taken my advise and have all his racquets with new grips before the match.
     
  38. mikeler

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    Just trying to have a little fun with my bold predictions and exaggerations. There was not 1 grip change with Wicked and he was not taking long breaks either. The real reason we could not finish our 2 sets is because they were both close and we had to sit out about 20 minutes or so due to the rain. There were 2 leagues taking up all the courts at 7.
     
  39. ssgator80

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    Mikeler got a taste of Gators neighborhood hard courts last night. At least we got to play. Next time I will have to install lights.
     
  40. mikeler

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    It was nice to see how the upper crust society lives in Windermere. That was my first time playing on grass in a large stadium, so it was interesting. :wink:

    I'm filing a formal protest with the COBE committee about the poor lighting. I cannot spell out the COBE acronym on these boards but it stands for Committee Of BS Excuses. That can be the only reason I blew 2 match points. I did quite enjoy the strategy of bringing you to net every point at the end and forcing you to look up in the dark for overheads. :twisted:

    I'm glad we got to play though and those are pretty nice courts. The blue hard court surface is definitely superior to the older green style.
     
  41. ssgator80

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    Cant you see my house from your penthouse balcony?
     
  42. bad_call

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    while you're filing a protest with COBE, i'm LOLing at COBM (chaos on bs mountain) on Daily Show. :)
     
  43. bad_call

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    mikeler - look the other way (wrong direction)...that's Russia you're looking at. :)
     
  44. mikeler

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    Didn't Jon Stewart used to be a comedian?


    That's nothing compared to crazy Uncle Joe. :)
     
  45. ssgator80

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    Maybe he is a long lost cousin, but I have never found him very funny. Must just speak a different language. LOL
     
  46. bad_call

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    think it just took u longer to get it since u LOL now. :)

    mikeler - time for u to audition at stand up comic? i volunteer to be heckler in audience (straight man).
     
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  47. mikeler

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    Hey, I just flew in from Maine and boy are my arms tired. That is my opening line, what do you think?

    In actuality, I'm going up to Maine tomorrow to get out of this pea soup. It was so muggy last night, I looked like I had been in a pool after we finished playing.

    As for Jon Stewart, I think he has suffered the age curse that so many other comedians run into. Think Chevy Chase. They get older and more serious then ultimately turn into curmudgeons like Bad_Call. Just kidding buddy. :)
     
  48. drakulie

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    This post has been made possible by my iPhone. :)
     
  49. Power Player

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    Damn right!!!!!

    lol
     
  50. mikeler

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    Gotta love the iPhone auto correct. This was ssgator's text to me yesterday when I asked him how dry his neighborhood courts were:

    ssgator80: "Pretty close to being playable and most likely ok by the time you get here. Some puddles on the back that I can sweetie"

    mikeler: "Sweetie? Let's set some ground rules here!"

    There was another funny autocorrect, but I don't think I can type the word here.
     

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