Tennis Warehouse-Mid Atlantic Chapter

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  1. zapvor

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    we are seriously endangered. MrHan!!!! wtf

    LOL pureprestige. nay!
     
  2. Sup2Dresq

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    Aye!

    Also he should leave addidas as well. Bah!
     
  3. zapvor

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    adidas is great dude.
     
  4. Sup2Dresq

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    Nike better.
     
  5. zapvor

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    your face is better
     
  6. Sup2Dresq

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    Alrighty? Odd.

    Reminds me of that Seinfeld episode: "The jerk store called, they ran out of you / end George voice".
     
  7. zapvor

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    haha its what we used to do on teh tennis courts. one of us would say something insulting to the other, and it always climaxes with a 'your face is [ ]" with the insult.

    ex: your forehand sucks like your mom
    reply: your face sucks like your mom.

    basically you just replace Anything with your face and it works.
     
  8. Sup2Dresq

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    Wouldn't that be "your momma" jokes instead of "your face".

    I take it your school was very into computers and chess?
     
  9. zapvor

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    LOl what. i dont get it. no it was just me and my ex coach. it was funny because half of the time it didnt make sense

    i cant think of a good example right now but i was funny
     
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    huh???? What the hell is going in this chapter? Selling each other out, and now "your face" jokes. I'm outta here.
     
  11. zapvor

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    you dont get it. you are outta here
     
  12. zapvor

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    me and jjjosh again

    so this time me and josh met up early in the evening, and played at some real nice courts.

    at first i was feeling pretty good despite not haven eaten and satarving, but then my backhand f*$!@&$$( again and it f*$((%)ing pisses me off. my forehand was ok though.

    jjjosh improved too. his forehand is better, and hes got the backhand still. we ended up hitting for over 3 hours?

    but the highlight of the meet was him teaching me how to volley :) so hopefully you guys will be impressed next time...not. haha.

    anyways, he will try to join us at one of the meetings. he keeps saying he needs to work on his forehand first, but you guys know how good my forehand is. he can definitely hit with you guys. so all in favor say aye!
     
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    Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi! (That's my aye)
     
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    i forgot: i set a new record today for balls over fence. 6.5 balls! yea baby. what you know bout that
     
  15. iplaybetter

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    .5?????????
     
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    the .5 is because like i tried to do a volley, and it went all the way out, but the ball like caught the edge of the fence, and managed to stay inside :p
     
  17. Sup2Dresq

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    That shouldn't count. Otherwise Shcmad may have the record.

    I say, if it sees the other side of the fence, then you must repent.

    BTW, has there been a decision on a meeting time and place yet for this weekend? It is Thursday!
     
  18. zapvor

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    update

    only 4 people bothered to vote.

    sunday is winning, and 3pm is winning. location looks to be around reston. vote people!
     
  19. ShcMad

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    Even if only a handful of people come, it should be ok. I just wanna see your service motion on camera! That's it. haha.

    I'm not sure if PurePrestige will be able to make it this time. He might be working.

    If we're playing around Reston, won't we need guest passes to use the courts? Unless it's a public court that is.
     
  20. PurePrestige

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    Saturday might be good for me. I'm absolutely dying to play.
    Sunday i'm teaching some tennis 2-6pm so that'd be a no go but anytime that is not those hours would be fine.

    Saturday i should only be working early in the day if at all, but the Senate doesn't make a static schedule so its up to our Senators to free me for tennis hahah.
     
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    I'll change my Vote to Saturday then. I want to try to return the 120 mph serve.
     
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    Please Please, wasn't it 121, please get it exact I need to beef that up as much as possible to feel manly.

    But no seriously, i'm a feeble old man contrary to the photoshopping the TW MAC have done of me. I can't serve more than 40mph, unless i have a customized Gamma Big Bubba.

    But i'll do my best, i'm really looking forward to some HQ with the TW Members. Shicky will have to fill you in on the story of HQ.
     
  23. ShcMad

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    HQ = High Quality tennis.

    Anyways, I think your serve topped out at 121-122mph if I can remember it right. The 120mph on the picture was probably the 2nd fastest serve coming from you on that particular day.

    So, let's hope Obama doesn't take too long with his speech on Saturday, so you can get released early.
     
  24. zapvor

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    LOL

    well if we are going HQ tennis i shouldnt show...

    um so MrHan switches vote to saturday. ok now i think its a tie.
    also, do we have to pay for reston courts? MrHan or sup can take care of it for the chapter right? please enlighten me.

    thats it for now.
     
  25. ShcMad

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    Bloke, what are you talking about? If we're going to attempt to play HQ tennis, I should disappear from the face of the earth, not you.

    Let's try to aim it for Saturday afternoon, if possible. That's when PurePrestigio will probably be free.

    Sup, I hope you can make it this time. We're all dying to play with you, mate.
     
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    zapvor, i finally saw you..... it made me cry
     
  27. zapvor

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    haha. yea ok we wont go then. so everyone saturday ok???
     
  28. zapvor

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    eh? if you are talking about in the bathroom at the resturant, it was the blonde's idea.
     
  29. ShcMad

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    zapvor, I'm tellin' ya buddy. Dating girls taller than you is not cool.
     
  30. zapvor

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    hahahaa i am not dating her. and um...why is it not cool
     
  31. ShcMad

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    It's not cool cuz Andy Roddique said so.
     
  32. zapvor

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    andy? good i can disregard then.
     
  33. zapvor

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    update

    ok so meeting is set fro tomorrow at 3pm, and looks like it will be in reston. however, where in reston? sup and Mrhan???

    edit:

    ok just talked to sup and he helped me out with the location.
    it looks like since they are snotty up in reston and check badges, we are going to be at

    South Lakes High School
    11400 south lakes drive
    reston, va 20191

    here is a mapquest link:
    http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.ad...+south+lakes+drive&city=&state=&zipcode=20191
     
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  34. Sup2Dresq

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    See Zapvors message. Think he edited his original message, so some of you may not have gotten the notice. So resending.

    Hope to see you there. Im still a maybe.

    FYI- those courts are very "spongy" and rubbery.
     
  35. ShcMad

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    Sup, please, you have to come. PurePrestige and I will be pretty sad if you don't.

    And, one more thing... WHAT THE RUBBERY COURT?! Is this real rebound ace or the crap-kind that Nottoway Park has?
     
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  36. tennisguy7482

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    see ya'll there!
     
  37. zapvor

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    hooray for new member to come!
     
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    Hurray for tennisguy! I've chatted with him on AIM a couple times, and he's a real nice guy. Looking forward to hit with you, tennisguy!

    Zapvor, i'll make sure to bring the camera, and you make sure to bring you camcorder. I wanna see your serve on tape.
     
  39. vamosrafa15

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    i live in northern va aswell what level r u guys
     
  40. Sup2Dresq

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    Yeah, zapvor. What level are we? *smiles* do tell us.

    We are a wide range of levels. Some played college, some started a couple years ago...

    Its all fun and games until Shcmad pokes an eye out with an shanked forehand.
     
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  41. zapvor

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    !!! dude come join us tomorrow. 3pm tomorrow at south lakes high school in reston. the address is a couple posts up.

    our levels? we got everybody from noob like me to federer like sup. so you will fit in. what level are you?
     
  42. PurePrestige

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    Yo guys, i'm in for tomorrow. I am off all day saturday now which is pretty sweet.

    I hate those courts man, when we played them in highschool it was soooo lame. They give such a bad bounce its not even funny.
     
  43. ShcMad

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    cha rite...like I ever shank anything.
     
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    Shcmad is correct, I do all the shanking.
    I play with the K90 which you can ask Roger, its the best shankster racket out on the market now.
     
  45. ShcMad

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    6th Meeting

    Unfortunately, the pictures that I took today were not many. And, the few that I've took are not really worth posting. But, what the heck! I'll just go ahead.

    Zapvor practicing serves to the back fence:

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    PurePrestige giving Zapvor tips on serving:

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    Tennisguy and Sup2DresQ watching Zapvor's progress:

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    ...Continued

    Caption: Oy! That does it! I'll show you how to do it, zapvor.

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    Sup2DresQ's wife and my wifey chit-chatting:

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  47. mrHan

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    Looks more like a catfight than chit-chatting. How come no one has mentioned that I got hit by PurePrestige's serve today? I figured someone would have posted it by now.
     
  48. ShcMad

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    I barely had enough energy to make that post. But, as you mentioned, Getting hit in the gut by a serve is not cool. PurePrestige = Not cool. :grin:

    I hope you're ok though, but I doubt it was painful since his serves don't feel that heavy. ;) haha he's going to kill me for this.
     
  49. tennisguy7482

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    hey, great meeting you guys today. i look forward to more meets.
     
  50. zapvor

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    7th meeting, or tune up to Wimbledon

    Alright. it definitely went down today. the meeting was most outstanding. where do i begin?

    too many good highlights from the 4.5 hours session. A big one is tennisguy7482 coming today! lets do a quick run down:

    -tennisguy showing up and showing how a solid 5.0 looks like. and thats him just hitting around. his placement in our doubles match was insane. i kept repeating to myself "dont hit to him dont hit to him dont hit to him dont-oh crap"
    -great attendance: MrHan doing his thing as usual. Sup2 da resqu as usual. PurePrestige and Shcmad-pure dedication. they show up before the office opens and are the last ones to lock up. oh and me :p
    -radar gun. i broke my serve speed from last time. i think i am up to 69 now? but it was more luck than anything. lets see. pureprestige clocked a couple over 100mph, so hes consistent with that. tennisguy was consistent as well, getting it in the box and in the upper 80s? shcmad was struggling around 35mph, but hes improving. i forget what mrhan did. sup did a 141, but couldnt repeat it.
    we also clocked forehands. my was embrassing. as sup says, "arthur ashe kids day'. you can guess how fast the other guys' are based on their serve speed. they can hit the &^$% out of the ball.
    -another big highlight: pureprestige serving with my racket and breaking the sound barrier. have you ever wondered what happens when your serve breaks the sound barrier? well what happens is the strings snap. and an ace.
    -speaking of aces, pureprestige hit another rocket that ended up hitting MrHan! it was so fast, so fast, did i say so fast? that Mrhan couldnt even dodge fast enough. after the paramedics rushed to the scene, they pronounced him ok. how you feeling mr han?
    -doubles match. me+ pureprestige vs. shcmad + tennisguy. and we won! i actually held my serve more than once! now i know what you are thinking. zapvor winning his service game? imposible. and you would be right, except this highlight:
    -pureprestige and sup giving me serving lessons today! you can see the pics from above taken during the lesson. they both gave great tips, especially pureprestige i think. it was kind of hard to listen to both at the same time. the point is, the lesson was outstanding, and my serve is much better. the proof is in my service games! well actually pureprestige saved a lot of points for me, but um lets not focus on that.

    finally, i also video taped today! unfortunately the equipment is like so old that it doesnt even have hookups to the computer, so i dont know if i will be able to upload it on here to share. if someone knows how, let me know.

    -we ended with a quick volley lesson too. i think we are going to have mini lessons at each session from now on? it will be like a mini segment "zapvor: before and after pureprestige+ sup tips" yea because despite new member coming today, i am still the suckiest member. one of you girls need to come to make me look better. unless you are good. then dont come and make me look even worse.

    oh and shcmad wanted me to mention that his backhand sucks. in actuality, only his serve sucks. his backhand is beast.

    edit: thanks to tennisguy for coming, and doing camera video duty!
     
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