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  1. Sup2Dresq

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    TheJRK is very relaxed in his motion. Almost plastic/rubber like. That relax form gets his the speed, his wrist snap gets him even more pop.

    Vitaly. Of all the peeps in my clinic, you have the nicest first step on your backhand. Thats a big compliment to a 2 hander, who tends take a delayed side step.

    Also, do you slice much? I've realized I have yet to seen you slice anything.

    Also the prestige looks good on you.

    P.S. Whats the "whitewolf" story?
     
  2. TheJRK

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    I can't see the videos at work but I'm sure I wasn't going forward as much which is why those were double faults. Also, that net was too damn high, probably like 40" ;)

    Vitaly - My old coach thought I was arming the ball too much as well but it really doesn't feel like it to me. I really don't put a lot of effort into my serves nowadays <snickers>. In high school I would seriously put everything I had into my serve but alas I can't generate that kind of pace anymore, at least not for more than one service game. You started to serve well at the end and I didn't really notice the wristy thing... I don't know WTF you were doing the first 10 practice serves you took in the beginning though.

    JRS - I do like your service motion, very smooth anti-Becker like.
     
  3. Sup2Dresq

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    I never noticed how JRS kept his hand and racquet strings together and lifted its up almost to head level.

    A little becker set up, but also like Sampras!

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    Happy Halloween you fart-knockers!!!

    EvilSup2dresq, where is the frame?????????
     
  5. Sup2Dresq

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    You've been requested at the CC bistro to take pics of bailey and her costume. You've been warned! Unlike the TW mods, this is for good not evil.
     
  6. JRstriker12

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    Hoops this morning. Played 2 vs. 2 - Lost the first tow and won the last one in overtime. Teamed of with Sap in the second game. I think he nearly passed out. it was 5-10 and the other team need one point to win and Sap was like - I'm done.

    No, but his forehand is awesome. Figure the lanky biomechanics mich fit your swing.

    Still catching up on this thread......
     
  7. JRstriker12

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    Heck - it was 40-15. Might as well go for it. Surprised it went in. I thought my toss was too low.

    JRK, can't imaging how much faster/ heavier your serve can get. Sometimes it feels like trying to return a baseball with a racket.

    Thanks for all the love on the serve. Been working hard on it. Much better than back on the day when all I used to hit were slice serves.


    Yeah, we can really work on playing double - teamwork, strategy. IT's too easy to be lazy and just play and not really apporach dubs like you would in a real match.

    Haven't seen the vidoes yet, but looking forward to it this weekend.
     
  8. sup, when i am playing well, i slice and drop.

    i was feeling good that one day i played auzzie at wake and you were watching. i was hitting some then...
    i don't have too many good days though!
     
  9. Sup2Dresq

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    So you are a Santoro in a Tsonga body.

    I still don't remember it. But you do hit the ball with good pace. I can only imagine your game if you relaxed the swing more. Pop!

    Yet still you wont hit 110mph forehands.
     
  10. maybe if i added 25 more racquets to my bag?! :twisted:
     
  11. Xisbum

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    Oops, I fear my response to Sup's response was somewhat imprecise and therefore subject to misinterpretation. Having no first-hand experience whatsoever with ACTA, I don't know it from ADAM. My amazement came directly from my knowledge of Sup's opinion of RTA.

    Sorry to post a misleading statement, Lady Topaz. My focus suffers when I'm depressed. :(
     
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    No worries Xisbum...I read your comment correctly! What I know of RTA I know from limited experience and also what others told me, so I was also somewhat surprised by Sup's response...it isn't ACTA's fault that some many....emmm...'colorful' people sign up to be members!!!

    *AWAY*!!!

    Sorry to hear you are depressed. :(
     
  13. Topaz

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    Who, other than JRK, has had a bad playing experience in ACTA? I know I've never said anything like that. :confused:
     
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    I'll type it slowly to mimic me saying it slowly.

    If you read the majority of posts.. repeat post.. regarding ACTA.. it makes one who knows RTA appreciate it more. Why? The characters, the facilities, the league captains, the scheduling (a freaking outdoor tournament in Nov? Thats ACTA right?).. and so forth.

    Not that ACTA is bad, its tennis so its worth it. Yet if you hear TheJRK talk about captains, Vitaly talk about hackers, Others talk about the courts ACTA uses, the level of play/rating flux and now the tournament sign up. It kind of sounds bad.

    Now you can argue its the peeps in the association not the association itself. Thats laughable, as its the players and organizers that make the experience. Yet again I repeat, all I know is what i see on posts and its mainly NEGATIVE. Hence it makes RTA, which may be expensive, look much better.

    Again.. I repeat. It's tennis. So both are better than nothing. Yet the posts don't make it sound better or even with the RTA.

    I know Big Frank plays at ACTA cause its convenient with where he works. Yet he says, its not RTA and he talks bluntly about the problems and level of play. Also 2 other USTA tournament players I know complain constantly about ACTA that they wish they could get into something like the RTA or just end up driving out to FRC to get something a little bit better. I'm not a huge fan of RTA, but if I had to chose by feedback, it would win out for me.

    Again.. *A theme*. Its all based on the posts. The posts I see don't show a lot of good, unless you call playing at WHS with hackers fun or playing in disorganized teams within ACTA that causes stress. *shrug*. To each their own.

    Now to the Cliff Notes:

    -People seem to posts about crazy experiences with ACTA that don't give it a good light.

    -RTA is not the best, but for someone like me who knows ACTA only by the posts here... I will pick RTA.

    -Sup doesn't think RTA is perfect.

    -Sup misses Xisbum in the clinics

    -Sup still thinks Shcmad hits with moderate (shank) to no spin.


    That is all

    Sup

    Happy Halloween!

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  15. JRstriker12

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    Topaz,

    I have a 3.5 guy who is interested in joining USTA and getting involved. I told him he should contact Ingrid/Homecourt tennis. He did e-mail her but didn't get a reply. Do you have any other suggestions in how he can make some USTA connections?

    Thanks,

    JR
     
  16. Sup2Dresq

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    Sunday Sport and Health Clinic - Starts this Sunday!

    Guys,

    Will be holding a drop in class at Sport and Health this sunday from 8am-10am.

    That gives you time to play, get home, shower, and sit on the couch and watch football.

    This clinic is just drills. Work on depth, hitting cross courts, and other strokes.

    I believe the prices are @25-30 bucks. I can't be positive as the director is working out details. Still a great bargain for the time on the court.

    The max I would take is 6-8 folks. Since this is late notice, I suspect it will be a relatively small class, but its still a lot of hitting at a great price.

    So respond or send me an email (sup2dresq@aim.com) so we can reserve your spot.

    Sup

    P.S. A footwork clinic is in the work. Trainer and all, working on getting faster, agility, reaction and balance. All on the court. Dates TBD.
     
  17. JRstriker12

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    You know what???? F$&% Dell - Really F*$% Dell sideways- Second time they canceled my order and now the coupon has expired. They can't freaking process an order with a partial payment with a Visa gift card?????? So no "box" for me for at least the next few months...... grrrrrr!!!!!! :evil:
     
  18. Sup2Dresq

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    Did Dell steal your YOTW charm?
     
  19. JRstriker12

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    Feels like it. Getting an Xbox home now just got a lot tougher.......
     
  20. Sup2Dresq

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    There has to be a TWMAC member with a company discount. Usually you can get 10-20% off any type of computers.
     
  21. JRstriker12

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    Maybe we'll see. Maybe it's for the better since my sister-in-law's boyfriend blew my cover on the purchase about a week ago.

    Me: Yo what's up?
    Boyfriend (BF): James! What's going on? You buy that xbox yet?
    Me: Sputter...... :shock: oh no.....I haven't ordered one.
    Wife: Yeah cause he would have to talk to me about that first!
    ME: Sigh........ (Thinking: Thanks man......)
     
  22. JRstriker12

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    OH - BTW- ACTA.

    Liked their old Charity tournament in the spring, but wondering WTF they were thinking when they eliminated singles. Dod they have too many people entered into the tourney?

    My experience on the ACTA team wasn't too fun due to:
    1. Being stuck with poor mixed partners and expected to win....event though I hadn't played competitive tennis in several years.
    2. Capt said he would rotate mens/mixed - never did.

    Outside of that, I got no beef.

    I've heard other things about ACTA too from a dude from Arlington. He had problems with people on the ladder ducking him or canceling matches when it looked like he would beat them and take their spot.

    RTA is cool, but I think non-residents really pay more for the courts than anything else. I think most RTA courts are better than the ACTA courts, plus you have hard-tru. Reston could still use about another 10-12 courts + an indoor facility.

    I hate the RTA team tennis format.... but I had more fun playing in that league.

    My two cents.
     
  23. Sup2Dresq

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    ^^^^

    Do not forget its in the land of the wookies.

    Again.... RTA sounds better if you look at the posts. Even your experience (ala post) would get me to think twice if i had to choose between the RTA and ACTA.

    Also helps the major local tournaments are in Reston. +1.

    P.S. JRS, you rocked the cages, but when are you getting the blue sleeveless?
     
  24. Sup2Dresq

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    Sunday Sport and Health Clinic- Starts this Sunday!

    Guys,

    Will be holding a drop in class at Sport and Health this sunday from 8am-10am.

    That gives you time to play, get home, shower, and sit on the couch and watch football.

    This clinic is just drills. Work on depth, hitting cross courts, and other strokes.

    I believe the prices are @25-30 bucks. I can't be positive as the director is working out details. Still a great bargain for the time on the court.

    The max I would take is 6-8 folks. Since this is late notice, I suspect it will be a relatively small class, but its still a lot of hitting at a great price.

    So respond or send me an email (sup2dresq@aim.com) so we can reserve your spot.

    Sup

    P.S. A footwork clinic is in the work. Trainer and all, working on getting faster, agility, reaction and balance. All on the court. Dates TBD.
     
  25. JRstriker12

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    Sigh............

    Xbox and Nike purchases are on hold. Had no choice on the cages. My older blue ones were worn out.

    BTW- I should count my blessings. The wife did approve the HD TV purchase.

    Later - Think I'm going to watch Iron man.
     
  26. Xisbum

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    As we leave this hallowed eve, I wish all of you a grand Dia de los Muertos this weekend. :twisted:

    Sup, wish I could fulfill my obligation to the clinic. Wish I could. :cry: But I lack Scarlett's optimism - and young knees. Maybe sometime next year.
     
  27. Sup2Dresq

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    Its amazing you move so well then bam... you are out for the season. Almost wookish if you ask me. I bet after Jan 26th.. pow! You'll be like a cheetah!
     
  28. sapient007

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    just a quik drop. coldplay concert was excekllent. hammered woot. going to g town for the nightmare on m st. i'm out. my poster child for voss water from last week? **** i dont remember

    ~edit.. no pictures. not that drunk
     
  29. sapient007

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    drrunk
    postvfds
     
  30. Sup2Dresq

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    Now thats entertainment. Thanks for the laugh.
     
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    Sup -- could you give me the address of this sport and health club. i wanna mapquest it. i may wanna come out if my eyes are feeling good tomorrow. :)
     
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    happy halloween everybody....ok its over. nevermind haha
     
  33. JRstriker12

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    Anyone up for a hit in Bethesda Tuesday or Wednesday?

    Weather should be in the 68-70 degree range. Good tennis weather.

    Auzzie? TFM? Sap? F1? JRProstaff? Sup?
     
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    Info for Skyline sport and health: http://www.sportandhealth.com/club.aspx?id=258&sn=102

    Make sure to pull into the underground parking entrance - it's before the target parking entrance. Underground parking is free.
     
  35. holy smokes, i played terrible tennis today. :oops:
    i couldn't hit a forehand if i tried, i have very sore tennis elbow now,
    and my serve was all skrewed up.
    guess i need to take some off. sigh.
    :evil:
     
  36. mrHan

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    What's up people? Weather was so nice - I played 4 hours :)
     
  37. Sup2Dresq

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    It was great to see TFM out at the clinic today. We worked on a lot of balance and sequence shots. It started to pay off at the end.

    Keep up the good work TFM and Topaz!

    Sup
     
  38. SAPIENT and TFM, be careful:
    Student Dies in Eating Competition
    http://www.yumsugar.com/2426275

    also, i have started binge eating myself!
    has anyone else ever been to Il Mee buffet?

    http://www.yelp.com/biz/il-mee-buffet-restaurant-annandale


    I heard mixed things, but given that I was in the mood to eat
    MASS QUANTITIES of food, I had to check it out.
    I ate kalbi/bulgogi/pork/chicken/shrimp... then had some decent//mediocre sushi (but pretty good for AllYouCanEat place as long as you ignored the ones with fake crabstick in them) and had some panchan and beer followed by some subpar tempura shrimp and veggies, before deciding to "really get my money's worth" by going back for a lot more beef. I slapped a couple pounds of raw beef on a plate and the server cooked it up for me.
    I was slowing down, so I had to walk around the buffet a couple times to shift the food in my ever-expanding guy before coming back and chomping down the rest. All of the meats were pretty tasty, and at 11pm they pretty much kicked me out. But not before I took some ice cream for the road.
    The toughest part was trying to get a refill on my water glass, but I thought it might just take up space in the gut, so I didn't mind too much.
    For $20 bucks, I ate about 10lbs of meat. :shock:
    (burp)
     
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    you had me at buffet. want to come up to bethesda for lunch BUFFET any time soon???
     
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    If you guys want to get into competitive eating. Go to the Burger King on Andrews AFB and learn from one of the pros. Sonya Thomas actually is the Manager of the Burger King and was at one time ranked 5th in the world. She ate the Barrick Burger which I couldnt do.

    Sonya Thomas

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  41. JRstriker12

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    WOW! How much does that Burger weigh?????

    Domination of the Fake 3.5 league continues. I had to play a sub tonight, but still came out with a 6-2, 6-2 win. The guy wasn't too bad, decent serve and volleys, but he was inconsistent and rusty. Think the league ends next week or the week after.

    Anyone watch the Paris masters today? Me and Baby Bri watched it/napped through part of it. Good win for Tsonga. Looked like Nalby got off to a slow start in the first, upped his game in the second, but Tsonga just pulled it out in the third set. Hope he can stay healthy in Shanghai.
     
  42. tfm1973

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    Sup -- you put on a nice clinic. nice if you like sadistic torture for 2 hours that you then have to pay for. i did appreciate that you let me take a 5 minute breather at one point -- until i realized you probably just don't have insurance and didn't want me going into cardiac arrest (at least not on your court).

    all that running and hitting was useful though. 1 - my arm and elbow after you mentioned my forehand stroke was off and causing arm pain -- feels pretty darn good. not sore. 2 - i'm now motivated to go run my fat azz back into shape. 2 hours of drills with sup and topaz killed me. i'm pretty sure after the first 15 minutes i was sucking wind. topaz while breathing heavily (not sure if it was the running or the excitement of having me on the court) could've probably done another 2 hour session. but then again she is like 10 years younger than i am and doesn't have a sedentary desk job.

    JRstreaker -- i'll bring my gear tomorrow/wed with me to work. if the weather holds up i wouldn't mind hitting. might have to go in for a follow up exam though. we'll see.

    what's for lunch people? oh side note Sup -- if i did that chipotle burrito contest AFTER your clinic -- i would've won. i ate an obscene amount of food when i got home.
     
  43. Topaz

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    TFM, it was most definitely from being next to you on court! ;)

    And, I'm flattered that you think I am 25 years old.

    We'll have to take you out for burritos next time...and take lots of pictures and video of course.

    Great clinic Sup, thanks!
     
  44. JRstriker12

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    I got my gear, but I can't stay too late as I have a USTA league match tonight at Army-Navy (where is that place located?).

    Tues or Wed should have good hitting weather.
     
  45. Sup2Dresq

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    Maybe your eating abilities increase with upcoming cold weather? Like a squirrel.

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  46. Topaz

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    Go to www.homecourttennis.com

    Click on facilities.

    Don't be late wookie.
     
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    ^^^^ Nice new Avatar Sup.
     
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    Will do.

    What surface are at the club? Is this the place with the fake grass courts???
     
  49. Sup2Dresq

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    Ok wookie!

    I'm serious. This better be a good week for me. I've finally given in and dispatched some troopers to hunt anyone who may make this a bad week. So beware!

    This guy owes me for putting Russell as starting QB instead of the Detriot QB.

    [​IMG]
     
  50. tfm1973

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    JRstreaker -- no those courts at Army Navy are weird. kinda like rubber cement courts. extremely nice facility though. lotta money spent there.
     

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