Tennis Warehouse-Mid Atlantic Chapter

Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by zapvor, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. datsveryinterestin

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    my NCAA picks were AWESOME.. until i changed them at last minute. (dumb miss st. and BYU!!) p.s - i liked watching Butler... that big white kid Howard, was really good. plus he sorta looks like me if i was 6'8" tall and 230lbs.

    thx for the reviews of our games Sup.
    if i can learn to swing through the forehand without wristing the ball, i will be very happy. if i could open up the court by hitting some angles to that side, it would make the game a lot easier.

    tfm - your backhand form looks great, but i couldn't believe how fast you were swinging at the ball even on the short ball drill.

    magma - nice backhand volley at the net when i blasted one at you. which begs the question... why am i not the one at the net... hrmmm.

    jrs - that serve is sweet. i know you want to blast serves more, but i would kill for a spin/kick serve that i could move around the box. i definitely heard the "brush" noise when you were practicing.. and mine sounds nothing like that so i know i have a lot of work to do on my kicker.

    jrk - needs a spin serve SO BADLY. if he bent his knees a little more and brushed up at the ball from left to right... and didn't think at all about pace, he would demolish most ACTA people. but the double faults crush his game. i was shocked when we were trading forehands and his movement was much better than mine and soon i would cough up a short ball. plz, for the love of god, get that 2nd ball IN. take lessons from Sup. get a ball hopper and use your courts every night.... don't waste your youth and your talent! now is the time to get it right!

    i also need to practice hitting harder for more than 2 shots. JRKs courts were slow enough that i think they could be helpful to work on just trading big forehands. let's hit there again at marshmallow land when you can!
     
  2. datsveryinterestin

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    attn SUP & TOPAZ:

    #1 RAFAEL NADAL to begin his quest for his first MIAMI title on SATURDAY, March 28th @8pm.

    WE GOTTA GET TICKETS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. prestigeprolover

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    hahahahaha! yeah she was a mom but she was nice.

    but she probably was hot when she was younger, right tfm?
     
  4. Sup2Dresq

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    She is a mom of one of the juniors. Also an editor for the Post, I think.
     
  5. Xisbum

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    Today might be my Ides of March Madness. I'm trailing in one game (Marquette and U-State), another is back and forth (UTenn-Okie State) and, boy, North Dakota State is looking pretty good. :shock:

    Hey, I know what my tennis game needs - some skill. Ha. And I wouldn't turn down some athletic ability, either, but at my age, that store is closed. :cry:

    Oh, well, as my old Uncle Dirty Harry once said, "A man's got to know his limitations." :-|
     
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    This woodside kid is lighting them up man. ND State is battling, but Kansas has too much size down lo.

    How bout cuse just beasting poor old SFA
     
  7. sapient007

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    just got back from a 2 hour luncheon with tfm and crew. Overall we laughed about how sh!tty tfm plays and even discussed how on point the suggestions are. etc etc. .we all agree that sup's suggestions will go a long way in improving everyone's game and i'm eager to read more to see if there's anything that i can apply to my buffet happy ways. However something did feel amiss until tfm pointed out that topaz's clinic progression wasn't posted... hmmm.. maybe tfm can write one up for her
     
  8. Topaz

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    My 'Sup' clinic is on Wednesdays...Thursdays I'm at Skyline but with a different pro, I don't actually have clinic with the boys that night. Well, except once, when I butted in because I got booted from my clinic that week.

    Though, now that I think of it, I wouldn't mind hearing my progression, too!
     
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  9. Xisbum

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    Hey, Sappy, any truth to the rumor that you have a bad case of dinner fork elbow? :shock:

    Just askin'.
     
  10. JRstriker12

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    Hi all.

    Had a fun morning taking little Bri to the library. Good times. Did more running around and picking up pile of books that she pulled off the shelf than reading though.


    Maybe I'd get low, low, low, low if I had apple-bottom jeans and boots with the fur...... (http://www.imeem.com/knightisme1993/music/oQgTCadH/flo-rida-ft-t-pain-low-flo-rida-feat-t-painwma/)

    ;)

    Ugh - school is killing me. I need to get back in the gym and hit the squats and lunges, but it's not happening. Took me about 2 days for my legs to recover from past Monday's match.

    Footwork is killing me right now to. I have to get moving to set up and hit that forehand where I pivot. Might as well be wearing cement shoes.

    "D" was really smashing the ball last night. In one of the rare points where I could get into a rally, I really felt I couldn't do much but kind of block it back. He made no mistake with the short balls I served up.


    Sup - was that the last clinic?
     
  11. tfm1973

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    *yawn*

    lunch is making me sleepy.

    Hollywood -- mom with laptop was not hot. nice lady but older and i was more trying to help PPL because i didn't want him getting roped into fixing her laptop all night when he needed to run to see his folks.

    Sup -- you missed a few more peeps. what is your critique of our ladies in residence Topaz y Skunk?

    anyone ever play with a Yonex Muscle Power Tour-1?
     
  12. datsveryinterestin

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    a little strategy would go along way against D3dan. where is he weakest.. hit it there!
     
  13. JRstriker12

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    yeah..... I could try that. Problem was, he was smashing his serve and my replies were short. It was the old 1-2.

    Thanks for the props on the spin serve BTW.
     
  14. datsveryinterestin

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    yah d3dan was getting lucky on a lot of serves... 2nd serves hitting the service line and such. but it must be very satisfying to SUP cuz the guy takes coaching very well and improves weekly.

    DAYTON is going to beat WVU
     
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  15. Xisbum

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    Nah, don't think so.

    How 'bout ETSU and Pitt? A 3-point game at halftime. Man, that upset would totally blow up my bracket.

    Is that East Tennessee, East Texas, East TFM? :?
     
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  16. JRstriker12

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    JRK - Looks like team Plastic-Wookie is back in action next week.
     
  17. Sup2Dresq

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    Thursday Clinic

    Again there is no clinic next Thursday. However the following week Thursday April 2nd will be your final week for the clinic.

    I need to know if you want to continue. Temps are a bit brutal still and iffy at best. We you have your choice of 6 or 12 week sessions.

    Please let me know by next Tuesday. Otherwise I will let the slot go.

    Thanks
    Sup
     
  18. Sup2Dresq

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    I was concentrating on the Thursday crew. I can do one for everyone, but that's up to those who request it. I have a captains log for everyone EXCEPT Vitaly cause we know he Dats play anymore on the board.

    I will have to open my notes about Topaz and Skunk.

    p.s. It's official. No press conference, no ESPN coverage, no graffiti on the bathroom wall... The club quietly bought Sup a Prince racquet. Should get here Monday.
     
  19. Topaz

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    I count three requests!

    Though, I think they just want scouting reports...worried about your bet TFM??? :twisted:

    I know I can say this about Skunk...great feet. Probably the best mover in TWMAC...would you agree Sup?

    Which Prince did you get?
     
  20. Sup2Dresq

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    Captains Log 3/20/09

    "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned"

    Skunk: When she showed up with JRS last year for pick up games at wakefield high school, I honestly thought she was a beginner. Her racquet was a beat up old hammer version, she was with JRS from work, and she dawned no apparent tennis brand on her at all. Goes to show you that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. We played a set as a doubles team and I did not have to cover her side at all. Solid shots out front, fabulous footwork and more than anything a keen eye for playing the ball not the opponent. She has obvioulsy been taught by good pros and you can't deny that southern charm on court when she blasts a winner by you. If I had to poke at her game, I would def start with her volleys. She swings at volleys like TFM uses his wrist on groundstrokes. She could work on a bit more margin of error on a lot of shots and working the serve around wouldn't hurt. The fact that she barely plays and I can only come up with the above is a testimony to her tennis foundation. Then again I've seen her play maybe 3-4 times.

    Topaz: It's not easy being green. Being the only regular girl in the TWMAC can't be easy. The verbal and mental abuse can play its toll on a person, especially one that sucks up emotions like a vacuum cleaner. She can practice a drill like a 4.0 but will enter a match like a 3.0 and on a golden day perform like a 3.5. What does that mean. If she can buckle down the "what happened and what if" mentality and exchange it with the "what needs to get done and how to do it" she could easily hang with any 3.5. She's put in the work, she has taken the abuse and like a timex watch.. she keeps on ticking. I would like to see her improve her speed, conquer her fear of the net, grasp the benefits of touch shots (lob, dropshots, slices), learn that hitting it back in the center is not plan A, and work on her mentality.

    p.s. Sappy you want one?
     
  21. Topaz

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    Sup, I think that was very well put...*nodding*.

    But, I was kind of hoping you'd mention how I didn't drop a point in an entire game (and a half) of 21 the other night! :) Was there a full moon????
     
  22. Sup2Dresq

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    I've been caught starring at Skunk's lower half plenty of times. Best mover and "shaker" in the TWMAC, but funny you mentioning best feet.

    It's very easy to look at someone who is hustling and proclaim they are great movers. It takes a trained eye or some patience to realize its the guy who isn't sweating and getting every ball back who can really move with efficiency. Think Federer vs Nadal. Fed glides, while Nadal feet sound like Sappy running to a buffet. Both are good movers, but Fed wins out.

    So I think ... my vote goes for 10 minutes of TFM , an hour or two of Auzzie, but the prize does go to Skunk. *Can't vote for myself*
     
  23. datsveryinterestin

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    i think i've diagnosed some of my problems:
    KNEE PAIN
    "Another possible complication of dehydration is joint pain. The cartilage in your body, including your joints, is composed mainly of water. As cartilage surfaces glide over one another, some exposed cells become worn and peel away. New cartilage is normally produced to replace the damaged cells. Due to the lack of blood vessels in cartilage, water is needed to transport the nutrients required for maintenance and repair. Dehydration may increase the abrasive damage and delay its repair, resulting in joint pain."
    BACK PAIN
    "It should be appreciated that the spinal joints--intervertebral joints and their disc structures--are dependent on different hydraulic properties of water stored in the disc core, as well as in the end plate cartilage covering the flat surfaces of the spinal vertebrae. In spinal vertebral joints, water is not only a lubricant for the contact surfaces, it is held in the disc core within the intervertebral space and supports the compression weight of the upper part of the body

    TIME TO DRINK A GALLON OF WATER!!!!!
     
  24. auzzieizm

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    Sup, these are better than racquet reviews!! I'm glad I am jet reading now otherwise, I might have been glued to the computer instead of making sure my restaurant was operating smoothly.

    I'll take one, if you get time! See you in a bit to drop off some frames.
     
  25. Sup2Dresq

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    Thanks.

    I got a new racquet coming, did you read that.

    Just sitting here watching juniors play a match. oh yeah and betting on them.
     
  26. Xisbum

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    Dude, that is very painful reading, especially for those of us who lack cartilage in some areas and whose cartilage in other areas is stricken with old person's disease, AKA arthritis. You better start drinking something other than hops-based liquids, or you'll end up like us. THE HORROR...THE HORROR...

    Good call on Dayton; they looked Skunk-like fast tonight, didn't they? Or maybe the Mountaineers were just that slow. I already missed 2 today, twice as many as yesterday. I'm falling apart. :cry:

    Sup, I'll take my diagnostics in private, please, just as I take my medicine. You can grade me when - if - we start the private reconstruction of my game, such as it is.

    I fear I've become the J. Alfred Prufrock of tennis, ready for the 3.5 HB (Has-Been) league: "I have measured out my life with Wilson racquets...I have seen the moment of my greatness flicker, and I have seen the eternal Footman hold my coat, and snicker"

    In short, my knee hurts, and I don't like it.

    Chao, bella.
     
  27. auzzieizm

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    Dvi, you haven't been hydrating enough?!? When we play next, I'll give you some therapeutic tips for you ailments. If we ever play again :(...
     
  28. datsveryinterestin

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    sorry Auz, my body has been too worn down and the weather too cold to battle you. i would like to soon, though. you gotta promise to like your racquets after we play.. especially if you beat me!
     
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    ^---------------------------hilarious!
     
  31. auzzieizm

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    I am in love with my racquets!!! I may like them even more after this string recommendation from sup ( full duralast)
     
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  32. JRstriker12

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    Smart move by the buffet specialist.
     
  33. Xisbum

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    Thud! Missed 6 Friday games, including 2 from that overrated ACC thingie. :oops:

    So I guess if Cleveland State (!!!) and Wisconsin played in the big, bad ACC, they would lose, like, every game but one, right? Hmmmmm.

    My Tigers better be ready to play. 6-pack of your favorite beer, anyone, with cabbage on the side? :)
     
  34. NiteFly

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    Yea... Wake Forest killed my brackets.
     
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    Yep MD is hanging right with memphis like I said
    :)
     
  36. tfm1973

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    didn't think maryland would lay such a huge egg. but actually i think memphis was just ridiculously good. go figure. try not to gloat too much hollywood. the ncaa tourney makes everyone look like geniuses and idiots at the same time. often on the same day.

    sup -- what prince sticks did you order? i bought some old yonex muscle power tour-1's. i'm back on the yonex bandwagon. tecnifibre lost me.
     
  37. datsveryinterestin

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    i thought the MP tour 1 mids felt very tinny.. but some people like them.
    dunno bout the midplus version
    did you get the 90s or 98s?

    the window to buy my RQis sticks is closing fast... probably have a buyer.
    yay! beer money for FLA!
     
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    I told you the new ones sucked dude :)

    I can gloat about MD cuz I was adamant they couldnt match up well with memphis. Im not saying Im an expert or a genius, but I know MD is all about guard play I knew Memphis guards are 100x better.
     
  39. Xisbum

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    There should be no crowing or gloating here until Tiger reserve Pierre Henderson-Niles sings after the last official game of the season. :)

    But sighs of contentment are allowed by all concerned.
     
  40. tfm1973

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    xisbum / hollywood -- there's no shame in losing to a team like memphis. they were made out to be and look like one of the elite 8 teams in the country. the shame is in losing by 20. lol. ughs. but the terps even making it to the big dance and winning a game is a minor victory in itself. don't know what happened to maryland's recruiting classes the last few years. they seem to have less talented players for gary to work with. memphis looked great today and uconn looked absolutely redonkulous.

    can someone tell me where i can watch tennis online? i don't get tennis channel and i don't get fox sports and i don't get comcast sportsnet. ugh.

    vitaly ... err DVI -- i picked up the 98 square inch versions. supposedly a good bit more pop than the 90's. my experience with yonex is limited to the rdx 500 lineup, rds001 lineup, rds003, rds002 tour and regular and a brief hit with your rqis tour 1 lights. we'll see how long these last. ;)
     
  41. Sup2Dresq

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    The club bought me these. I researched the specs against my leaded up Babolat and found them to be close.

    I'm just sacrificing 5 inches and a bit less pop (Insert TFM procedure joke).

    Good luck with the new sticks TFM.



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  42. sapient007

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    anyone hitting tomorrow? 62, sunny and 5mph wind

    it's time for me to get the cobweb off my racquets
     
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    I played with the MP Tour 1 98s before my Donnay. They were my long term racquets prior to the Donnay. Really solid frame. Does everything well. Definitely liked it better than rds 001, rdx 500, rds 002 tour, rqis, etc. MP Tour 1 98 was 2nd favorite Yonex behind SRD Tour 90s. Hope they are in decent condition!
     
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    Sup, the Duralast wasn't as euphoric as I had hoped. Couldn't quite find the best range with the string. Sometimes I'd get the control I want, then other times I had some fly away shots on not so big swings. Probably shouldn't have used matchplay as my introduction to the string. Can you string the other frame with Big Ace or Blue Gear mains and PSGD @ 64 lbs please?
     
  45. datsveryinterestin

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    REBEL 12oz, 95", 18x20, 60 flex....

    APDC 11.1oz 100", 16x19, 67 flex....


    :confused:


    the Rebel certainly looks cool, and if i could get one for free i would be tempted too. but i don't wanna look like the TW tester-clowns trying to use it!
     
  46. Topaz

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    ^^^Sup's APDC isn't stock though...remember he's got a ton of lead on it. That will change the weight of course...not sure how it effects the flex.
     
  47. Sup2Dresq

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    With the Prince hole insert, the stick's flex is about 64-66. That's according to the Usrsa anx other close sources.
     
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    I don't think you will have any issue switching to the rebels. I think the frame is going to be more along the lines of a heavier kblade, or bigger ksix one 90. You were quite capable with both of those- still think you hit really well with the kblade :)

    If you have not strung yet, I'd prefer blue gear in the mains this time around over big ace.
     
  49. JRstriker12

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    Hi TWMAC peeps.

    DVI aka Dats - Looks like I may be playing for a team in ACTA this year. Got the invite from a guy I played combo with.

    Sup - doesn't he rebel have a tight pattern? Should be much less spinny than the APD. Looks like an interesting stick though.
     
  50. datsveryinterestin

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    JRS... i need an ACTA team... see if there are there more spots.
    i can't play singles unless i am on a dubs team.
    thx for checkin into it bud.
    D.V.I.

    p.s. - i played this older sliceNdice guy today.. i usually beat him, but like 7-6 or 6-4 and it is a nightmare. today, i beat him 6-1 and was in control on every point. i didn't over hit, and had the patience to hit 3, 4, 5, forehands from corner to corner until i got the error or the open court. felt pretty good! i was hitting my spots on my serve with only 1 double fault. sweeeet.
     

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