Tennis Warehouse-Mid Atlantic Chapter

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  1. downs_chris

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    not going to lie - that does look good...
     
  2. coolblue123

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    Sorry been on reddit just long enough to get posting rights. I need to go hit.
    I had Kabob Palace for lunch. They have this spinach lamb stew. Totally delish.

    Waiting for someone to sell their v1pro super g.
     
  3. mikeler

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    Speaking of breakfast, I'm in Bavaria. It's strange seeing people drinking huge mugs of beer for breakfast.
     
  4. realed

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    Sounds like my kind of place, but I'd be useless for the rest of the day.
     
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    Question: How many hidden fees are there in league play? I was told that I'd be playing singles on Sunday and was told to bring $15 and a can of balls. Will I be paying $15 for every match on top of the $35 I paid to join a team and USTA membership fees?
     
  6. downs_chris

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    Yes. You are basically paying for the court time too. It can add up...
     
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    Indoor or private facility you have to pay your share for the court time.

    Thats what sucked about playing USTA in that area. In Anne Arundel in the summer time we always used public courts and didnt have to pay extra. just a can of balls from time to time.

    Which means be prepared to use crappy Penn Championship balls. I hate those balls.
     
  8. realed

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    No problem for me because I don't know any better. I buy a box at Costco every year. I still have a can left from last year's box (indicative of how much I played last year).

    Edit: Now you've got me reading up on ball reviews lol.
     
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  9. downs_chris

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    some leagues provide balls...in the leagues that don't, it's usually the home team's responsibility to bring balls....

    what's for lunch people?
     
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    wife packed me up some omurice (korean). havent had it in years and still got an hour and half to go for lunch.
     
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    Whoa, nice update to the TT site.

    So what's happening? I've been doing my share of hitting out in Leesburg and Ashburn.
     
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    I always found it odd to see the prior night's dinner laid out for breakfast. Who eats cold chicken, pork, sides of beef, etc. for breakfast?

    Although, if you're draining a pint or two in the AM, I guess it might go down just fine...

    On a side note, you visiting Neuschwanstein?
     
  13. mikeler

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    The update is a little freaky at first but nice once you get used to it.

    Don't forget salmon in the morning too. Yuck! As for castles we talked about visiting there but decided to try and minimize driving. Being in the car with a little one constantly badgering us with "How much longer?" and "Can I have your iPhone?" to each family member gets old real quick.
     
  14. downs_chris

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    all those foods work for me...at any time of the day...

    getting hungry now...
     
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    Dammit, how does multi-quoting work now?

    My guess the beer helps all that stuff go down.

    However, I've done grilled Salmon with eggs and it was pretty tasty.
     
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    Quoting :)
     
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    Got my first USTA combo match and singles match this weekend. Pumped!
     
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    Nice.
     
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    How did it go man.
     
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    Singles match was postponed (the other team could not field players on short notice). Lost combo match 0 and 5...ugh! The other team was clearly better than us as we could not break their serve. It was a 7.5 v 7.0 matchup with us being the two 3.5s.

    I thought I would be nervous since it was my first time playing USTA, but I played well and was surprisingly not nervous. In hindsight I should have served first, because I only got to serve once in the first set and my partner, well..., more double faults than I would like to see. Second set was tight and we were able to hold serve all the way to the end but they finally broke us with 2 double faults in the final game.

    After the match, I looked up the other team and they were clearly better than us. The 4.0 was solid all around (good serve placement with topspin) with a 13-1 record and the 3.5 was a lefty (which gave us problems on his serve) with a 13-7 record. I then looked up my partner and he only had 1 win to his name and I was not good enough to carry the team. Overall, it was fun and good tennis and the first match eased my nerves as I felt I could easily compete at this level. Now I am eager for a win lol!
     
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    usta, eh? what's that?

    also, what's for lunch?
     
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    Never good to go into 7.5 dubs with two 3.5s.

    Its tough at first just to get into playing matches.

    I always enjoyed talking to people after the match.

    I asked a guy once what he did and he said he was retired. I asked him from what. He said he designed nuclear bombs and had designed a 100 megaton that they would not let him test.
     
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    Our match finished quickly due to the first set bagel, so we got another 4 games in for fun before the other matches completed. Not a lot of chit chat after the match but more hitting. This time my partner and I switch sides and I played the ad side. Glad we did, because I learned that I had an easier time returning the lefty's serve from ad. It was a straight forward backhand whereas on the deuce side I kept returning weakly because the serves kept spinning into my body on the forehand side. I need to play more lefties...just not used to how their serves come in at me.
     
  24. downs_chris

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    lefty serve at any speed can be tricky...
     
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    Greek salad, chicken kabobs, rice pilaf, and pastitsio!
     
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    Totally agree...these were some of the slowest I have seen and I still had problems. Especially in doubles because I have to avoid the guy at net too. I definitely prefer to face a lefty in singles.
     
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    Any lefty stroke is tricky! Access to untapped angles!
     
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    The trick when they serve to your backhand is to wait on it a little more than you think you should.
     
  29. downs_chris

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    Did you make it??? Grilling?

    When is the next match? Will you at least have a 4.0 partner?

    Footwork is required?

    Also, what's for breakfast tomorrow?

    So many questions...
     
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    Team has a match Tues night but I'm not in the lineup since I am not available and I heard Saturday's match may be rescheduled due to sectionals or something. So many on the team have not played yet, so great questions cause I have no clue when I'll play next. As for singles, we have 12 on the roster and our captain divided up the games so that we all have 2 matches each. Wondering why I payed $35 and and soon another $30 for just 2 games.

    Also played a practice set with a 4.0 friend tonight. He is almost 15 years younger than me. Lost 4-6. I was gassed and trying to slow things down. I am out of shape and can't compete with these youngins'.

    Chobani on the breakfast menu for me on weekdays sitting at my cube. Nothing exciting...
     
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