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  1. JRstriker12

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    Congrats Auzzie. Keep your head up, sounds like you did great and just got a tough match in the final. I have to see this guy play if he can make you scramble.

    Vitally hit it right on the head. If you could mix in a few hard flat ones on first serve - a' la JRK, you would definitely get a few more easy points.

    As for my self, I won 6-0, 7-6, in the sort of Fake 3.5 singles league and I'm kind of disgusted with myself. I get off to a hot start and finish the first set in about 30 min max. Move him side to side, hit to his back hand and put away a volley or hit a groundstroke winner off his short ball.

    Guy was pusher-ish. Got a lot of balls back, didn't have a weapon on the backhand side, didn't hit with a lot of pace, but got to a lot of balls. I could tell he was better than alot of the guys I played - he may have even been a real 3.5.

    Next thing I knew, my swing speed dropped, I started pushing instead of punishing the ball and I'm not making a dent in his service game. Had a chance to close it out at 6-5, I served and volleyed but lost my serve. I was down 3-5 in the tie break, tied it back up and won when he hit the ball into the net at game point.

    I sucked that second set. It should not have been that close.
     
  2. Sup2Dresq

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    Congrats JRS!

    I admit to being somewhat proud to hear from folks that you've improved since you took the clinic.

    With that statement.

    Skyline is hosting a Team tennis Thanksgiving Tournament Nov 29th from 12-8pm. Of course its broken up into matches much like the WTT.

    I will captain a team and call it TWMAC Supesters. I need anyone who is 3.0-4.0 to answer the call.

    So who is available?
     
  3. Topaz

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    *raising hand*

    How about 'superstars'?
     
  4. JRstriker12

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    Sound like fun..... Of course I have to get permission from the wife, but since shes on travel the week before and I have to watch the kiddo, I may have some leverage. Just wondering, how does scheduling work, will we have to be there the whole 8 hours?

    I'll let you know. BTW- don't forget to bring your pack of BG to the next clinic.

    BTW2- What are we doing with the clinic Thanksgiving week?
     
  5. Sup2Dresq

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    No to the name.

    I can only think of SNL's superstar skit...

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  6. sapient007

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    no 2.5, i'm out
     
  7. Sup2Dresq

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    Sappy!

    Are you going to telll these fine people about the dog story from our Saigon adventure?
     
  8. Sup2Dresq

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    Alright!

    Here are the pictures and videos of the ACTA charity 3.5/4.0 tournament. The blonde guy with the red ncodes was the champion of the 4.0.

    Enjoy! There is a lot of pic/videos.

    Big boy leaned on the light pole!

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    Yeah its a fat squirrel. Auzzie's SF opponent was choking up doubles during his final game that even the crowd wanted something to cheer about. In comes.. little fat squirrel.

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  18. i liked the first couple of warmup points b/w me and the Oz-man when the Sup-squad showed up. I could hear the heckling and the pressure was on.
    I had some decent serves, we hit some hard shots, auzzie got a short ball and hit a nice approach shot which I got to and tried to hit a running forehand that I crushed but it went straight to him and he knocked off the volley like it was a fly and he was Mr. Miagi.
    there were some other video moments for me, (any point i win against Auz is worth capturing imo! even some points i lose but drag out!)
    but the Sup camera only films me when I am framing a ball into the S&H ceiling or stumbling over my own feet to return serve. But I am thankful (thanks SUP) for the videos I have seen... it has really helped me to see what I do wrong to work on some things.

    Auz, yah the tall guy routinely foot faulted, but not by a huge amount... but he was tall enough that any infraction is unnecessary and egregious!

    Mr&Mrs Auz looked stunned when I told them how old I am... :oops:

    Eden Center was PACKED!!! what a parking nightmare!
    That dog was cute... i tried to warn Sup not to get the meatballs!!!!!!!! :shock:

    Hey wizard of Oz, i think this racquet is THE ONE 4 U:
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCFISCHER-FMTSL.html
    it is FLEXIBLE, BUTTERY, 100", and YELLOW!!!!! have you tried it?

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  19. f1 tech

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    For those who are off on Tuesday, anyone want to hit during the day?
     
  20. auzzieizm

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    Supestar, Thanks for all the videos! I wish I could have provided some better rallies. I played one guy who tried to serve/foot fault me off the court, and the other who actually hit me off the court. It's eating me up; I need to get bulk up my serve among other things.
     
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    I have never been to Eden Center until yesterday, and I was shocked at that parking lot. I definitely was not in the mood for that hectic lot in between matches, but the food made up for it.

    I will look into that fischer a little more. In losing yesterday, I felt my whole game was coming up short. I definitely want to beef up my serve with more spin and power. I want to get my groundies deeper and with more spin- especially when hitting against someone who keeps every ball consistently deep, powerful, and accurate like my finals opponent. So I want a controlled frame, decent weight, high spin capabilities, and can help me bang some first serves in. Immediately when I think about bigger serves, I think about the PD(R). But I have played with that before, and felt it had a little too much power. I started looking at the Head Microgel Extreme Pro- 11.8 oz/ 335 g, 7 pts headlight, 100 sq. in., high spin capabilities (from reviews). It seems like it may have a touch more control than the PDR. Maybe I will like it on serve- and it is only $100 right now. (and its yellow). Has anyone tried it?
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    I can probably play- what time did you have in mind?
     
  22. hollywood9826

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    Im in.

    I usually try not to drive down to DC but can make an exception for this.
     
  23. Sup2Dresq

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    Thanksgiving Nov 29th Skyline Tournament- SATURDAY.

    Okay Guys,

    Info is below. I think I already have HW for the 3.5 spot.

    Again, its WTT style.. with a captain and a team (name to be announced).

    Here are the specifics:

    We will need about 8 players or more

    12pm - 4pm Mens doubles (Session I)

    (3.5) players = (3) doubles (Hollywood,...)
    (3.0) Players = (1) doubles


    4pm-8pm Adult Mix Doubles (Session II)
    2nd session Adult Mix 7.0 - For this session, we will be happy if you can add 4 or 6 more doubles partners


    Venue: Location: Skyline Sport and Health
    5115 Leesburg Pike
    Falls Church, VA 22041
    703-820-4100


    Saturday, November 29, 2008
    Thanksgiving Team Tennis Doubles Tournament

    Cost: $20/player per Session
     
  24. hollywood9826

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    I wonder if SHCMad and PP will be home for thanksgiving and able to play.

    I think SHCMad is still a 3.0 :) Hes a cheater if you ask me.


    Sup, lemme know when you head up this way to meet JP. If you want I can attempt to get some court time in Bel Air.
     
  25. f1 tech

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    Auzzie, I'm thinking 11ish? I am now using a Head Extreme Pro. You can check it out.
     
  26. Topaz

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    Sup, there is no women's doubles???
     
  27. tfm1973

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    yeah i thought WTT style is:

    1 mens singles. 1 womens singles. 1 mens doubles. 1 womens doubles. 1 mixed doubles.

    slightly different for this thanksgiving janks?

    oh and thanks for stringing my stick. just in time for me to get rid of em. i still think they are causing me pain. let me know what i owe you or the conversion from dollars to beer.
     
  28. Sup2Dresq

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    Im waiting for TheJRK to agree to wear the skirt. Alas, thats what they said, I just copied the email. Looks like its changed a bit. Finding out about any womens doubles session. Still a mixed session is good.

    Can you give JRS a check or money for the string job since I'll see him Thur. $23 should cover it.
     
  29. auzzieizm

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    Awesome! What are you stringing it with? How does it compare to your Tech's? Can you play in Arlington tomorrow??
     
  30. tfm1973

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    vitaly -- have you sold those yonex rqis lights? i may be interested. :) bring em out sometime.

    and in fantasy football -- looks like vitaly/tfm and captain choas are all moving up to 8-2 records. sup is quietly moving up to 3-7. :lol:
     
  31. auzzieizm

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    So the Dunlop frames are no good anymore, huh...
     
  32. tfm1973

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    lol. no they suck. they both suck and blow. actually i don't know for sure if it's the racquet. but i can't help but think it's the reason. i have never had elbow problems. i sell my tecnifibres. i buy these new dunlops. my elbow hurts. it'd be one thing if i learned some new stroke or something - i'm an old dog so no new tricks. it has to be the racquet.

    oh and i think i read a review somewhere about my sticks. it does everything mediocre to good. it does absolutely nothing well. meh. time to move on. vitaly - gimme your sticks. JRK gimme your sticks. sappy gimme your -- wait. sell your sticks and then gimme the money so i can buy new sticks. :lol:
     
  33. somebody should gimme TWMAC special price of $225 for the YY racquets and bag. they are spotless. They are very plush, comfortable frames.
    Of course I slapped Alu Flouro in their which takes away some of that comfort, but I am still shocked that I can't give these things away. If I wasn't so picky/crazy, I would totally use these racquets. I still hit the best serve of my life (when not even trying) when I used the YYRQIST1L for the first time. I hit a 10ft high kicker down the middle that had me running to TW to place an order! I haven't touched them since I switched to the Prestige because 1) i am playing decently with the Prestige and 2) i don't want to hit another awesome shot and then be thinking about switching back.
    so PLEASE somebody give me a decent price for them and they are yours!

    but demo from TW - i gotta keep these things lookin fresh for the eventual buyers!!! ;)

    (end info-mercial!)
     
  34. auzzieizm

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    TFM, i think either vitaly's yonexes or jrk's prestiges may work well for you. his prestiges probably play similar to your tech sticks.
     
  35. auzzieizm

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    Vitaly/anyone interested: Is anyone else interested in hitting with F1 and I tomorrow at 11 in Arlington- maybe Quincy?
     
  36. tfm1973

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    auzzie -- how cold is it going to be tomorrow? i might be interested but not if i have to bundle up.
     
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  38. no way auz goes from 45ra Donnay to 70ra Head racquet...
    auz if you demo any frames, see if you can add a 1/2 MG Prestige MP to the order. i still think that Fischer jankz is more your style.

    auz, when you played that guy in the finals, your game kind of changed from the consistent, fast,spinny ball high over the net to the low flat ball into the tape. Since my game looks like the latter, it was interesting to watch you hit like that. I think you weren't getting as much depth on your spinny shots and the guy was teeing off on them and put you more on the defensive and then you went for "more" on your shots.

    your topspin bounces high enough that most of your opponents are forced to stay back on the baseline even if your ball bounces on the service line. but that guy seemed to like attacking those short balls and would move in and pound them even if it was up around his shoulder. i think your topspin with more depth would be the key to beating that guy.

    keep your game and your preference for flexible sticks.. that part of your game is awesome and what makes you the Auz-meister. but your serve, (which i would KILL for as a 2nd serve) just needs to flatten out occasionally and it would add an entire dimension of difficulty to your game.
    (of course, against me you can continue kicking it softly to my backhand, watch me stumble and hit it out every time though!)

    ok, i have to stop my coaching and get on my flight back to Bolletieri's now! :confused::)
     
  39. tfm1973

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    lol. i just looked. looks like a forecasted high of 49 degrees tomorrow. i could be wrong that seems mighty cold. but it doesn't look like much of a breeze so it might be aight. put me down as a probably flaking TFM style since that's what i do. :oops:
     
  40. auzzieizm

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    I appreciate the pointers really- feel free to keep them coming. I just want to try the stiffer head, see if it does what I am hoping it may do for my game.

    The topspin is something that I need a little more time to set up for, and it works if my opponent doesn't feel comfortable hitting on the rise. But yesterday, I had very little time, and he loved hitting on the rise. But also with the Donnay, you can see it in some of those videos with my semifinal line stepper. I was taking much bigger swings at the ball, and he was just kind of taking half swings. Not to say I want his groundstrokes, but I do think it may be beneficial in situations like yesterday's for my racquet to give me a little more help. I have to take a full swing on most shots with the Donnay, and I may not always have the luxury of doing so- especially against really good players. We will see how tomorrow goes, maybe I will like the Head, maybe not.
     
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    52 degrees seems cold, but I was wearing a jacket this morning, and felt like taking it off, because I got too hot just walking up the street.
     
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    Jajaja. We'll be back on the 21st of this month for the Thanksgiving. BUT, why am I a cheater!!?? I thought TFM was the official cheater of the TW MAC! ;)

    Oh, I get it. I'm supposed to be a 2.5, but I cheated myself through 3.0.
     
  43. Sup2Dresq

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    Okay Guys,

    Info is below. I think I already have HW for the 3.5 spot.

    Again, its WTT style.. with a captain and a team (name to be announced).

    Here are the specifics:

    We will need about 8 players or more

    12pm - 4pm Mens doubles (Session I)
    (3.5) players = (3) doubles (Hollywood,...)
    (3.0) Players = (1) doubles


    4pm-8pm Adult Mix Doubles (Session II)
    2nd session Adult Mix 7.0 - For this session, we will be happy if you can add 4 or 6 more doubles partners


    Venue: Location: Skyline Sport and Health
    5115 Leesburg Pike
    Falls Church, VA 22041
    703-820-4100


    Saturday, November 29, 2008
    Thanksgiving Team Tennis Doubles Tournament

    Cost: $20/player per Session
     
  44. Sup2Dresq

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    Topaz,

    No womens doubles. The coordinator said he didnt get enough entries.
     
  45. Topaz

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    'He'?

    Really? Did he advertise at all? 'Cause there are lots more women than men running around on the courts at Skyline. Just surprised me, I guess.

    Do I still get put in for mixed?
     
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    Either you are joking or you dont give yourself enough credit. Now I havent hit with you a ton but from what i have seen of you and the other 3.5s in Anne Arundel county. You could easily be at 3.5 level. But maybe you are not match tough yet and to find out how to win more. I am at the point where I win over most of the 3.5 I played becasue those guys arent used to the inconsistent power of my shots. but somehow I manged to only lose 2 matches all year to those guys.

    But at 4.0 those guys would eat my crap up and I may win a few everyonce in a while.

    From what I have seen the biggest differnce from 3.0's and 3.5's is the 3.5's just get more back.

    So match wise maybe you are 3.0 but from what I have seen you should be 3.5 with ease.
     
  47. Sup2Dresq

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    Okay Guys,

    Info is below. I think I already have HW for the 3.5 spot.

    Again, its WTT style.. with a captain and a team (name to be announced).

    Here are the specifics:

    We will need about 8 players or more

    12pm - 4pm Mens doubles (Session I)
    (3.5) players = (3) doubles (Hollywood,PurePrestige, Schmad,...)
    (3.0) Players = (1) doubles


    4pm-8pm Adult Mix Doubles (Session II)
    2nd session Adult Mix 7.0 - For this session, we will be happy if you can add 4 or 6 more doubles partners


    Venue: Location: Skyline Sport and Health
    5115 Leesburg Pike
    Falls Church, VA 22041
    703-820-4100


    Saturday, November 29, 2008
    Thanksgiving Team Tennis Doubles Tournament

    Cost: $20/player per Session
     
  48. tfm1973

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    Sup -- sign me up for that thanksgiving janks at skyline. i promise i won't bail. if my elbow acts up i'll find a suitable 4.0 replacement. i'll give wookie cash for my strings and a bunch of my 25% off at foot locker coupons i've been getting from mcdonalds. if you fix my elbow i'll give you my free small coffee and mcflurry coupons, too.
     
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    ^^^Ohhh, we could do mixed! Or, could we? Wonder how strict they'll be with NTRP combos? If we are a no-go, then perhaps JRS and I could re-team again!
     
  50. Sup2Dresq

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    Okay Guys,

    Info is below. I think I already have HW for the 3.5 spot.

    Again, its WTT style.. with a captain and a team (name to be announced).

    Here are the specifics:

    We will need about 8 players or more

    12pm - 4pm Mens doubles (Session I)
    (3.5) players = (3) doubles (Hollywood,PurePrestige, Schmad,TFM)
    (3.0) Players = (1) doubles


    4pm-8pm Adult Mix Doubles (Session II) (Topaz,...)
    2nd session Adult Mix 7.0 - For this session, we will be happy if you can add 4 or 6 more doubles partners


    Venue: Location: Skyline Sport and Health
    5115 Leesburg Pike
    Falls Church, VA 22041
    703-820-4100


    Saturday, November 29, 2008
    Thanksgiving Team Tennis Doubles Tournament

    Cost: $20/player per Session
     

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