Tennis Warehouse-Central Florida Chapter (Greater Orlando Area)

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

  1. Power Player

    Power Player Talk Tennis Guru

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2008
    Messages:
    20,201
    Location:
    On my iPhone
    Yeah that's him. He's good man. I'd love to play him just for the fun of it.
     
  2. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Messages:
    19,825
    Location:
    Central Florida
    I think he has grown several inches since last year. He won the first set last year and was up a break in the 3rd in the 1st round. The points were SO long and I think he got tired at the end because he started hitting too many drop shots. Something I'm NEVER guilty of. :mad:
     
  3. Tebow

    Tebow New User

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2010
    Messages:
    57
    Earth calling this thread...I'll be in Orlando friday. So, is anyone up for some tennis friday after 5:00pm?
     
  4. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Messages:
    19,825
    Location:
    Central Florida
    I rarely play on Fridays and probably can't do it this Friday. I'll let you know if something changes.
     
  5. Tebow

    Tebow New User

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2010
    Messages:
    57
    Just let me know Mikeler. Any other takers?
     
  6. bad_call

    bad_call Legend

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2006
    Messages:
    5,447
    might could play. sent text.
     
  7. bad_call

    bad_call Legend

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2006
    Messages:
    5,447
    Tebow - leave the girly racquet demos for when your hitting with lower level players. ;)
     
  8. Tebow

    Tebow New User

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2010
    Messages:
    57
    Man, after the anesthesia wore off I was hurting badddddd. I was going to stay in Orlando for the day, but came back right away.
     
  9. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Messages:
    19,825
    Location:
    Central Florida
    Such a nice morning for tennis.
     
  10. bad_call

    bad_call Legend

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2006
    Messages:
    5,447
  11. bad_call

    bad_call Legend

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2006
    Messages:
    5,447
    can't believe our state is the only one without a count...not that it matters but this is ridiculous.
     
  12. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Messages:
    19,825
    Location:
    Central Florida
    Why waste time counting except for the history books.
     
  13. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Messages:
    19,825
    Location:
    Central Florida
    PP,

    Isn't it brutal with no lights until 5:30 PM?
     
  14. Power Player

    Power Player Talk Tennis Guru

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2008
    Messages:
    20,201
    Location:
    On my iPhone
    Lol..yeah. The weather is awesome, but the lighting is a little weird. Is worse at azalea though.
     
  15. bad_call

    bad_call Legend

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2006
    Messages:
    5,447
    well unless those elected officials work for free and Florida electoral votes are dropped from the country...you're right no sense counting.
     
  16. bad_call

    bad_call Legend

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2006
    Messages:
    5,447
    classics auto show in Winter Park was awesome!! saw American and Euro classics that hadn't seen before...history on display.
     
  17. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Messages:
    19,825
    Location:
    Central Florida
    Good grief, looks like there is a chance I'll get rained out again today. So sick of this!
     
  18. ssgator80

    ssgator80 Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2008
    Messages:
    173
    Kidding - right. Hasnt rained in weeks.
     
  19. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Messages:
    19,825
    Location:
    Central Florida
    The showers fizzled out thank goodness.
     
  20. Uvijek Argen

    Uvijek Argen Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2009
    Messages:
    566
    Just writing in case that somebody can hit tomorrow morning at otc I be open. You can pm me or write me to my email which is my nick (all together) at gmail.
    Thanks
     
  21. ssgator80

    ssgator80 Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2008
    Messages:
    173
    Tennis is a funny game. Ups and downs. Somtimes you play great and actually get in a zone and other times it just feels toatally awkward - like the first time on a court.

    Always like being in the zone.

    Power looked in the zone last night. LOL
     
  22. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Messages:
    19,825
    Location:
    Central Florida
    Our last 2 matches were polar opposites. Funny what happens when one of us is on and the other is off. It is like a 1 point NTRP difference.
     
  23. Power Player

    Power Player Talk Tennis Guru

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2008
    Messages:
    20,201
    Location:
    On my iPhone
    Lol. I don't understand why it's so hard for me to see out there under those lights. It seems bright enough but every ball looks like a knuckle ball. I'm sure ill get used to it after a few more sessions, but I was dumping forehands and framing them like crazy.
     
  24. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Messages:
    19,825
    Location:
    Central Florida
    Last night was even more weird since it was cloudy the whole time. It felt so dark to me.
     
  25. dr325i

    dr325i Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2007
    Messages:
    5,300
    Location:
    TX
    Anyone playing in Daytona???
    I will be in Daytona Wednesday though Tuesday and would like to hit.
    I can also meet in North Orlando...
     
  26. Tennis16

    Tennis16 Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2006
    Messages:
    353
    dr325i,
    If you are still in the Orlando area and want to hit let me know.
     
  27. Miljack

    Miljack New User

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2010
    Messages:
    40
    At the suggestion of Mikeler, I'm posting here to see if anybody can hit this week, starting Wednesdday afternoon late. I'm attending a tradeshow and will be in town until Saturday. I could hit early in the morning, or after 5pm Thursday or Friday.
    I'm a male 4.5.

    thanks,
    Jack
     
  28. Miljack

    Miljack New User

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2010
    Messages:
    40
    Hi all,
    I'll be in town this Wed. through Saturday, anybody interested in hitting some? I'm a 4.5 male.
    Lake Cane is not far from the hotels.
    I could hit sometime Wednesday after 5pm, and early in the mornings Thursday and Friday. Also would be available around 5:30 Thursday and Friday.

    thanks,
    Jack
     
  29. ssgator80

    ssgator80 Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2008
    Messages:
    173
    Jack contact me at



    Have a Wednesday afternoon opening
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2012
  30. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Messages:
    19,825
    Location:
    Central Florida
    Jack watch out. ssgator80 is playing lights out tennis at the moment. Wear him out enough for me since I play him on Thursday.
     
  31. Miljack

    Miljack New User

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2010
    Messages:
    40
    sent an email just now to SSgator, hope we can schedule it.
     
  32. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Messages:
    19,825
    Location:
    Central Florida
    If you go to meetup with him, just be warned there are a lot of middle school aged kids that play at Lake Cane and he can be hard to spot among that height crowd. Just look for the white sideburns. :twisted:
     
  33. ssgator80

    ssgator80 Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2008
    Messages:
    173
    You ****. We are likely playing at OTC. And you are making fun of a persons hair. LOL
     
  34. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Messages:
    19,825
    Location:
    Central Florida
    I knew you'd go for the bald joke, so predictable. Did the 4 letter word you intend to write start with an "s"? :)

    What time are you guys playing? Hopefully he knows about traffic heading into downtown Orlando that time of day.
     
  35. bad_call

    bad_call Legend

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2006
    Messages:
    5,447
    omg...lol. that's terrible dude but i can't stop laughing. btw me is the one with white sideburns (and lack of hair). ssgator not using grecian formula?
     
  36. ssgator80

    ssgator80 Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2008
    Messages:
    173
    No F. Trying OTC depending on time. We did briefly discuss traffic. You down there this afternoon? - we need a ball boy. I'm using the same hair treatment as Mikeler - he is just some years younger.
     
  37. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Messages:
    19,825
    Location:
    Central Florida

    Nah, not playing today. I'm younger in age but I think your body is in better shape.

    True story about gray hair. I'm 20 years old on a European train with a buddy of mine and he goes "Holy smokes, you already have a gray hair". So of course I think he is pulling my chain and I go to the bathroom to check it out a few minutes later and sure enough, there it is. So I start looking over at his hair and I spot one on him. This guy is really vain and it just freaks him out when he finds it. Been all downhill ever since...
     
  38. Wicked FH

    Wicked FH Guest

    Wasn't it just a few weeks ago that gator was getting beat by everybody? Has any one brought up PED's?
     
  39. Miljack

    Miljack New User

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2010
    Messages:
    40
    Got to play the "gator" this afternoon/tonight, thanks to you Mikeler for the suggestion to post here, and thanks to "gator" for hitting with me tonight.
    Felt great to get out and burn some energy as I'm here on business for the next few days and that means food, lots of food!

    Don't know if I wore him out, but gave it a shot.

    Let me know if you're in Charlotte, NC, we can have a hit.
     
  40. ssgator80

    ssgator80 Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2008
    Messages:
    173
    Ok Wicked - lets go. I can only use the injury excuse for so long. Always glad to help those from out of town keep the Orlando economy going. LOL
     
  41. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Messages:
    19,825
    Location:
    Central Florida
    Yes, Miljack please bring many friends next time you come down and plenty of greenbacks.
     
  42. Wicked FH

    Wicked FH Guest

    I'm sure if ur healthy you'll kick my butt. We'll play soon.
     
  43. ssgator80

    ssgator80 Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2008
    Messages:
    173
    Im not sure - you looked like you were playing well against SK
     
  44. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Messages:
    19,825
    Location:
    Central Florida
    Everybody looks good against SK.
     
  45. Jeff Nuese

    Jeff Nuese New User

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2004
    Messages:
    45
    On a sad note Id like to take a moment of reflection on the passing of Jorge Messarina who died this past Monday in a fatal motorcycle accident. Those of you may know Jorge from the local tennis shop on Fairbanks Ave. in Winter Park and also from Special Tee Golf and tennis on Idrive where he managed the tennis dept. I had known Jorge for 20 years, he was a great guy, loved tennis and will be sorely missed. I believe funeral arrangements have been made for this Monday at 3 pm Fairchild in Winter Garden if anyone wants to pay respects Im sure it would be appreciated.Rest in peace, Jorge.
     
  46. dgoran

    dgoran Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2004
    Messages:
    1,952
    I am still thinking about him ever since I found out this past Friday via etennis email. Sad sad news had a good chat with him few times and although busy stringing he took time to measure 2 of my racquets that I wanted to put on Babolat rdc. Very nice down to earth guy. Will be missed.

    That was unfortunately one of 3 motorcycle deaths this week in orlando. Something has to be done to educate drivers to look out for motorcycles
     
  47. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Messages:
    19,825
    Location:
    Central Florida
    I was telling Jeff offline how dangerous motorcycles are. Just a bad idea for getting around town. Insurance for motorcycles is doled out on the assumption that you will crash at least once during the billing cycle!
     
  48. dgoran

    dgoran Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2004
    Messages:
    1,952
    I am never going to sit on one that's a given but although my daughter is only 10 months old she will not sit on one either as long as I am alive. If her date does not have a car they will park his bike in my garage and go walking or rent a car.

    I never liked bikes but older I get I like them even less. Don't get the whole bike attraction
     
  49. dgoran

    dgoran Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2004
    Messages:
    1,952
    On a brighter note who's playing citrus this year?
    Gator mikeler Jeff ?
     
  50. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Messages:
    19,825
    Location:
    Central Florida
    I'm playing singles.
     

Share This Page