Tennis Warehouse-Central Florida Chapter (Greater Orlando Area)

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  1. Spinz

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    I actually dont need the hitting lesson right now the more I think about it but it is always good to know the options in case I need someone at some point! I still have some options and havent hit with bad call yet either. I can only hit an hour or so right now due to injury. But you know how it can get - you can have a lot of hits and then all of the sudden everyone is injured, moves away or whatever. It is better to find a freelance type or broke student type because they usually work at a cheaper rate.
     
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    Thx for info. What is his playing background?
     
  3. Power Player

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    I don't know but he does hitting sessions for 40 bucks an hour just like you are looking into. I have watched one before and he hits real clean and will move you all around the court.
     
  4. mikeler

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    Man we got some serious rain today. It seemed to move in from the east coast and now it appears to be heading back towards the east coast. Let's hope Ericka stays away next week.
     
  5. Power Player

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    yeah..I see sun..if it stays dry for a few hours, I am going to go hit around 6-7.
     
  6. mikeler

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    ssgator80 and I are going to try again tomorrow.
     
  7. mikeler

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    Another day with a 70% chance of rain. I hit 3 separate storms on my half hour commute to work today :(
     
  8. bad_call

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    IPA nite watching the open?
     
  9. Power Player

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    I played in the rain last night for 2 hours until around 930pm.
     
  10. mikeler

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    That's the problem. If I don't play in the evening, those IPAs start taunting me daring me to drink them.
     
  11. Spinz

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    You two may have to try the 7AM time slot!
     
  12. Spinz

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    Good to know. I probably sound cheap but $40 seems high to me for a hit but I suppose it is more since he works at a facility. I am spoiled from when I used to pay $20 to someone who was playing college at the time and was glad to have the cash in hand.
     
  13. Spinz

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    Best thing to do in this weather!
     
  14. Power Player

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    No it's a lot of money when you think about just getting hits. I would pay it to have a guy examine my serve and give me advice for 1 session. I took lessons as a kid for years at sanlando and really learned more just playing 6 hours a day and learning by repitition.

    Just dropped my Agassi Donnay off to Frank. His reaction was great..he loved it. He said that Agassi still used a PJ version of it even when he retired and was with Head.
     
  15. Spinz

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    Lorenzo Beltrame is very good if you want some technical advice but his rates are high. It could be worth it though if you just want one session - am sure he could video it and offer lots of good info.
     
  16. bad_call

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    cheaper to rent a ball machine. the pros i've talked to recently about return of serve, etc give advice freely. unless one really has some issues usually a tip or 2 is sufficient.
     
  17. Power Player

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    I just looked up Lorenzo and that sounds pretty awesome. A guy like that would probably be incredible to learn a few tips from.
     
  18. mikeler

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    Blue skies outside currently. Maybe I should knock off work now! Big line of storms on the west coast marching this way while some storms on the east coast seem to be heading for a collision with those right over us later.
     
  19. mikeler

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    I have not taken a lesson since high school. My forehand has been hot and cold lately, but I think that has more to do with my elbow than anything. On the off days, I swear I'm going to take a lesson with Frankie. Then the next time out I'm blasting winners with it and that idea goes away.
     
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    ssgator80 took me out tonight 3 and 5. I was making way too many UEs and he was hitting winners and making almost no errors at the start. The cold forehand decided to show up tonight with frames a plenty! He gifted me a game at 5-4 in the 2nd, but immediately broke back and held to take the set. It was a fun 2 sets, but now I want revenge! Good playing ssgator80.
     
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    har-tru dry tonite? good u managed thru the rain.
     
  22. mikeler

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    All the heavy rain stayed right at I-4 and to the east. OTC just got some light rain. I fell on my butt in the first game near a muddy patch of clay next to the side fence. There was another area on the other side of the court that I almost pulled my hamstring on about 3 separate occasions sliding for the ball. The balls were not picking up any moisture, so the top layer of the clay was dry.

    I've never gone to the doctor for any tennis injury, but I may have to go see a buddy of mine who is an orthopedic surgeon. I can deal with elbow pain but now I'm getting a little concerned I may be doing long term damage. The other thing I may try is going back to all synthetic gut for a little while.

    Power Player, where was your arm pain when you were having problems with some of the stiffer polys? I injured my elbow using all synthetic gut last year, but maybe using BA all year has finally caught up to my elbow.
     
  23. bad_call

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    try a set of gut and call me in 2 weeks.
     
  24. Power Player

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    It was the outside of my arm and felt like I threw it out. It ended up being my service motion that was killing me due to a few flaws in it. I thought it was the poly for sure because my arm was so dead.

    What I would do is buy some Pro Supex Maxim Touch and see how long a full bed will last you.
     
  25. Spinz

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    Glad you got it in around all the rain. With SSgator playing tournaments he is probably seeing the ball pretty well. Sounds like a good match and awesome too that you both have a new person to play against.
     
  26. mikeler

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    Yeah, those tournaments can really help your game. We were laughing last night how the roles are reversed for us. He can play a lot of tennis now because his kids are grown. I played a ton of tennis for 5 years before the bambino but now my time is more limited.
     
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    How long did Pro Supex Maxim Touch last for you? I have about half a reel of BA left that I'll need to pawn off if that works out.
     
  28. mikeler

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    I tried it once as a junior. Broke it in the 2nd set. Not paying for that again!
     
  29. ryangoring

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    Hey what are the ranking of the CFTW members? I would like to come out OTOWN and hit, but I know of Mikeler is probably above me. So I'm just asking......
    Just want to see where I would fit in, and who and where would I play.
     
  30. Power Player

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    It may give you 2 weeks or less. It matters how much spin you use. I think it is the best deal for a non poly string.
     
  31. mikeler

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    Hmm, I should have asked the number of sets I could get out of it. If I can get over 10 sets I might try it.
     
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    I've been taking it on the chin lately, so I'm probably down to a strong 4.5.
     
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    You could. I am going to buy some more and Ill test it out again. Its my favorite non poly string. I am seeing how durable this SPPP is. If I can get over 2 weeks out of it, Im buying a reel.
     
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    So you are no longer using the Big Ace? I see your signature has CyberFlash now.
     
  35. ryangoring

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    Yeah mikeler I wouldn't be a warm up to you. Lol.
    But it would be nice to hit with someone who is strong than me right now, and to see where my game is at.

    What about. the other members, anyone?
     
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    Just talked with a buddy of mine who is not a string breaker. He had true tennis elbow bad last year. He said natty gut helped, but even he would break it after a few matches. If he used string savers, he'd get about 15 matches out of it. That could be an option for me.
     
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    I need to change it. I love the cyber flash but it just dies or breaks rather fast. Its still my top string to hit with, but im looking t a few others.
     
  38. mikeler

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    I know the BA is not the problem. I've been using it in my hybrid with Gamma SG 16 in the crosses since February. I hurt my elbow almost a year ago just using PSGD. Last April or May, I did not feel a thing in my elbow. Just 1 match a few weeks ago and I could barely hold my racket. I have a burning sensation in my elbow now, seems normal right?
     
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    I'm a 4.0 and I live 2 miles south of the Waterford Lakes shopping center. I would love to hit with anyone from the board :)
     
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    I'll play 4.0s left handed! My elbow is shot. I'm going to try and see a buddy of mine who is an orthopedic surgeon before I get back out on the court...right handed.
     
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    Mikeler you are something else. Left handed, and can beat a 4.0!?!
    I back down from you.
    For now.........
     
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    Where is waterford lakes?
    I live in Daytona.
    Hmmmm 4.0. I guess I can hit with you. Meaning I don't mind getting roughed up by you. I'm a 3.5. I guess.
     
  43. mikeler

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    I doubt I could beat a 4.0 as a lefty. 3.5 might be a good match. I used to play the lower guys on my high school team lefty to give me a challenge. Waterford Lakes from Daytona...

    I-4 to 417 south
    417 to 408 east
    408 to Alafaya Trail
     
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    I have an appointment next Monday with a tennis acquaintance of mine who is an orthopedic surgeon. Maybe he'll have the Fix Your Elbow In 1 Hour Pill that I can take. Watching the US Open and not being able to get out on the court is killing me. :evil:
     
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    seeing how u won't need the court time maybe one of these will help.
    http://www.northcoastbrewing.com/beer-rasputin.htm

    ...especially if Power Player and myself take your regular court slot. :)
     
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    Saw the orthopedic surgeon today. He is also a 4.5 tennis player, so that is nice that he understands the addiction.

    After contorting my arm a few ways, it looks like I have severe triceps tendinitis. He prescribed me a cortisone steroid pill that I'll be trying out this week. After that, he said to take 3 or 4 ibuprofen about an hour before I play and try an elbow compression sleeve. So we'll see what happens by the end of the week. Nice to finally get an expert opinion on it. He told me if that doesn't work just give him a call on his cell phone and we'll go to the next level.

    A couple of interesting things he said. First, he told me I'm lucky that I don't have tennis elbow. Golfer's elbow and tendinitis are much easier to get rid of. Second, he mentioned that he typically does cortisone shots for TE but not for what I have.

    Just hoping to get out on the courts soon...
     
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    glad to hear it's not as severe as TE. used a sleeve before and it helped as i recall. did the doc say anything about your racquet possibly aggravating this injury? (just curious if equipment came up in the conversation).
     
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    I don't think he is much of an equipment junkie. I might cut out my BA/Gamma synthetic gut hybrids and just stick with a pure Gamma setup for the time being. I'm also going to stick with my heavier rackets at the lowest recommended tension. Just took my first two cortisone pills this morning. He said I should notice a big difference within 2 days. Let's hope he is right :)
     
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    Stuff like this is why I decided to use 2 racquets. The Donnay is real soft for when my arm needs a rest, and I am putting multis in it for now. The APDC is my full poly stick. You can do this with the same sticks too, but I would definitley have a full multi stick for a while.
     
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    What kind of multi are you using?
     

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