Tennis Warehouse-Central Florida Chapter (Greater Orlando Area)

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

  1. ssgator80

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    My match this afternoon was cancelled, so dont play till tomorow at 11:00.
     
  2. bad_call

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    ssgator - there's a lake cane tourney starting Oct 14. are you in that one?
     
  3. ssgator80

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    I wont be able to play the Oct 17 tournament at Lake Cane. The Gators have a football game and I'm staying at a friends house on the Ichetucknee River. I'm disappointed but will live. This is a designated tournament, so more points and usually a very good draw. I got to the finals of this tournament last year.
     
  4. mikeler

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    Your beloved Gators could be costing you the #1 ranking!
     
  5. ssgator80

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    You have to have your priorities right. What would Tebow do? I'm actually considering missing the Vanderbilt game to play at Heathrow. The Georgia game is the week before and it usually takes me a week to recover from that party. I might have my son use the tickets.
     
  6. mikeler

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    Ha. What's the deal with Tebow, will he play next week?
     
  7. ssgator80

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    We will see. I'm betting he plays at LSU.
     
  8. ryangoring

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    When would be the next time that TWCFL would be getting together like this?
     
  9. mikeler

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    Who knows! Had a weird match today. Came back from 2-5 down to win the first set 7-5. I then lost the 2nd 0-6. Pulled it together somewhat and got it to 3-3 before I fizzled. It sucks losing matches because I'm out of shape.

    Aces - 3
    Doubles - 8
     
  10. mikeler

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    I officially suck. Took another straight set loss this morning. Got the DFs down to 3.
     
  11. bad_call

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    the ups and downs in tennis...don't you love it?

    served what i thought was good but couldn't do the usual damage...maybe opponent is getting better (probably). so tweaked the serve a bit and found the heat and placement that was lacking. needless to say opponent was not too happy.

    next time who knows...:confused:
     
  12. mikeler

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    I'm not fit enough at the moment so the first way to save energy is not to move the feet. If the weather would ever cool off, I think that would help me out some.
     
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  13. Power Player

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    My serve is coming around.I figured out where I need to put the toss and try to just do that everytime. I still don't toss it very high, but what I do now is drop the racquet back more. That gives me more time for the ball to drop, and I don't rush the serve.

    I am tossing higher though no doubt about it. It's more out in front and off my left foot. I can do this toss and hit the ball with slice or flat, so the opponent can't really tell whats coming.

    The racquet drop was not right before. I can feel it now, and my wrist snaps into the ball a lot better.
     
  14. Tennis16

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    Anyone looking for a Mens singles ladder on the East side of Orlando. (Waterford Lakes, Eastwood, Avalon, Stoneybrook) please send me a message thru this site for additional information. Thanks
     
  15. mikeler

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    Post some more info on here when you get a chance. I don't have the time to play any leagues, but others who read this particular thread may. Thanks.
     
  16. Tennis16

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    It is not a league. Just a list of guys, of all levels, who are looking to play singles matches. Whenever you want to play you just e mail or call the person who runs the ladder. Anyone who wants the info send me a message, and i will then forward you the contact info..
     
  17. coyfish

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    Hey guys im a UCF student in orlando. 4.5 player. Im always looking for people to play around the UCF / downtown area.

    Im a senior and pretty busy getting ready for med school school next year but I can play most weekends fri-sun.
     
  18. mikeler

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    Glad you took up my offer to hop on our thread. ssgator80 is a top 4.5 in the state and I'm also playing at a mid to high 4.5 level (depending on the day). I try to play around 8 AM on Sat/Sun mornings and 1 day after work during the week.
     
  19. Tennis16

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    I now officially suck in the game of tennis. I am a 4.0 level player, and I lost tonight to the bigest pusher I have ever faced. I should have buried him !!
     
  20. ryangoring

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    Sorry to hear about your lost, how bad was it?
     
  21. Tennis16

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    I took the first set 6-2, and really was controlling the match. Then I started to play his game of pusher which I can't believe happened. He took the next two sets 6-3, 6-4. I stopped playing my game, and played his. Really sucks !!
     
  22. Photoshop

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    Do you play club/IM? I'm looking for people to hit with on weekdays after class


    tennis16, I hate pushers toooo even tho I am one. haha


    we should have a tennis get-together like the mid atlantic folks do.
     
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  23. coyfish

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    Im not playing IM's this semester. Too much school work. I go to club once in a while on weekends. Fridays / weekends are best for me but I can probably play a few times on wednesday after class at 4:30
     
  24. mikeler

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    Where do you play at? I'm looking to play after work today (I get off at 4:30) and somebody just canceled on me.
     
  25. mikeler

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    I love pushers. I can dictate play and everything is on my terms. Then you have the opposite of a pusher, which would be ssgator80. Every point is a struggle to run down balls.
     
  26. Power Player

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    I like pushers because they make me focus on base technique. Something clicked a few months ago where I relaxed with the kill shot every swing and just focused on putting them on a string that goes corner-corner-volley or drop shot.

    You can run a pusher around and exhaust them, but a lot of people want to end the point after 2 balls and that is what causes a lot of frustration.
     
  27. mikeler

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    Well said. You really need a 3 stroke or 4 stroke combo to KO them each point. The key point is to pressure them at the net. They'll usually lob, so if you just cover that and don't get tentative on the overhead, you should be good.
     
  28. coyfish

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    I have class at UCF from 1-4. I usually play at UCF or blanchard park. I can play today at 4:45-5 at blanchard park if thats cool with you. I won't be able to check the computer again so send me a text message or give me a call after 4.
     
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  29. mikeler

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    I sent you a text that I found somebody else. You may want to remove your info next chance you get. I typically play downtown at OTC since it is on my way home and it is on clay which is much easier on the body.
     
  30. Tennis16

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    Rematch tomorrow night with the ultimate pusher. Need to maintain my concentration, and run him around the court. Can't fall into the trap of playing his game.
     
  31. mikeler

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    What was the result?
     
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    Had only 4 double faults on Saturday along with the same number of aces. I thought my DF problem was on the decline...until Sunday when it returned with a vengeance. The guy I played yesterday thinks I'm throwing my toss too high on my 2nd serve. He said the same thing a few weeks ago, so maybe I'll take his advice and lower the ball toss.
     
  33. ssgator80

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    Other than the double faults, how did you play. Who did you play?
     
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    I double fault a lot less with the new racquet and also I have been working on consistent toss and dropping my racquet all the way back. My issue is usually the serves go long if I miss, so the full racquet drop was a key element to fixing this.
     
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    90% of mine are going into the net.
     
  36. coyfish

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    If they are going net you are most likely doing 1 of 2 things. You said your toss might be too high??? I find that hard to believe. Maybe your letting it drop too much. If your hitting it above your head nice and high you are forced to hit up on the shot.


    The 2nd thing is sometimes I get too aggressive over time with it and I toss too out in front. I still hit the ball with topspin but I strike the ball on the top which causes it to go low. If the ball is above your head you hit the ball from the back which causes the ball to arch which is what we want.
     
  37. mikeler

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    The biggest thing for me right now is that with an elbow injury, I'm afraid to really give my kicker the snap that it needs. So I think I'm taking a little pace off it which is causing it to go short.
     
  38. ryangoring

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    Mikeler you may need to put more leg into your serve. Bend your knees and explode onto the ball. Or, you are dropping your head before contact with the ball. Keep your head up through the serve.
    That's just my 2 cents, since I have never seen you play before, but those could be areas of concern.
     
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    Dropping the head is an age old problem of mine! Thanks everyone for the tips, keep 'em coming.
     
  40. Mike Cottrill

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    Any of you play in the longwood area?
     
  41. Power Player

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    Mike, I used to play at Sanlando as a junior. That is where I learned to play tennis and entered the Junior tournies and got on a team. I now play more in Winter Park.

    Mikeler, if your arm is still bugging you and you end up going to Etennis, demo the Youtek Radical OS. It is just a little heavier then your racquet now so it may not be a huge change. It's been 3 weeks now for me with the Rad Pro, which is heavier and a little smaller at 100, but the comfort level is incredible on these racquets, and they still retain a lot of power.
     
  42. Mike Cottrill

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    Sanlando Park.. I think I played there years and years ago. Did they used to have concrete or asphalt courts? I remember playing at a place around that area that had those. They tore up the balls fast. Been so long, can’t remember if those are the courts or some close to there.
    Were do you play in Winter Park? Rollins College?
     
  43. Power Player

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    I play at Azalea Lane or downtown at OTC.

    Sanlando is all hard courts..at leastthey were..it has been a while, but that is a real nice facility.
     
  44. I hate you all!!:evil:
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  45. Mike Cottrill

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    I know I played at Sanlando. Lots of courts. I will be longwood at the end of this month and again for a week at the end of Nov.
     
  46. Mike Cottrill

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    Not all what it is cracked up to be.
     
  47. coyfish

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    I demo'd like every racquet from Etennis :). Great program there. I loved the youtek's. I would swap 2 of them for my LM radicals but im happy with my LM's so no sense in forking out 300+ bucks.
     
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    You can move ya know!!:)
     
  49. ssgator80

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    Sanlando is all hard courts and a very nice facility.
     
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    Yeah, I've always thought the hard courts were in good shape there. Have not been up there in the past few years though.
     

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