Tennis Warehouse-Mid Atlantic Chapter

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

  1. NiteFly

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    Greetings all. Is there a list serv for this group? I'd be interested in joining. I'm located in Odenton, MD and work in DC.
     
  2. Sup2Dresq

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    Hey Nitefly.

    You can be added or just subscribe to this thread. We try to have a meet every month. There is one this Sunday in DC (Rock Creek Park where the Legg Mason is held) - Indoors.
     
  3. JRstriker12

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    Are you one of those hated USTA sandbaggers Sup? (JUST joking).

    I thought I was a 3.5 approaching a 4.0 on a good day/ or with a consistent practice, but if you are a 4.0, I must be a 2.5.
     
  4. Sup2Dresq

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    I agree. :).

    Did you find out if you are going next Sunday?
     
  5. NiteFly

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    Thanks for the fast response! I'll try subscribing to the thread. I don't think I'll be able to make this Sunday, but if you can accept a last minute add, I will come if I oversleep my previous commitment ;)

    A bit about me - I'm mid 30s and still pretty new to tennis. I'm probably in the (weak) 3.0 area. Is the typical crowd OK with that?
     
  6. Sup2Dresq

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    Sure! We accept all (refer to Zapvor).

    We have several around your age and skill level (see topaz).
     
  7. JRstriker12

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    LOL!

    Negotiations are still on-going. I should know by Saturday AM.
     
  8. sapient007

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    when is it this sunday? ~ same time? what's the secret hand shake to get in.. :)

    edit: weather is going to be quite nice this wkd in dc. why not take it outside like the howard U courts
     
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  9. Sup2Dresq

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    No. It's next saturday the 12th. So are you in?

    It's not a secret handshake. It's something else.. we do it to zapvor. It feels really good. :twisted:

    [​IMG]
     
  10. sapient007

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    will try. i'm slated for DET from 8th to the 10th. i hope it doesn't get extended
     
  11. zapvor

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    hahahahaha. outstanding.
     
  12. zapvor

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    bad dog...you are never going to come to another meeting are you. :(
     
  13. zapvor

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    its good to see prostaf popping. it will be great to meet you and it around.

    i dont think i have seen you here before sapient? you should definitely come.
     
  14. zapvor

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    oooo dare wa aite konban?
     
  15. zapvor

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    lol shcmad is definitely special. yea hes definitely the best for MAC. even though safin is out of the top 40 now?

    lol i never intend to have full control of the MAC; noone does. its supposed to be a round table. someone else came up with that analogy a long while back. and a round table it shall remain. take some film tonight!
     
  16. zapvor

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    hey buddy

    please shoot an email at
    mitidor@gmail

    and i will add you to the list. :)

    you should try to make it! also we have all levels, so if youa rent great, you will fit right in with me :p
     
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  17. zapvor

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    thats what i am talking about. you wanna hit? i heard howard u got resurfaced?
     
  18. Sup2Dresq

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    Seriously Zapvor. Are you coming or not. I personally went out of my way to make sure you got this message. So are you in or not?"
     
  19. Sup2Dresq

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    However round this table is, my chair is definetly bigger. My shoes are hard to fill in too.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. KoreanHB

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    i just got back from AC. basically stayed inside the casino for three days straight. I lost a lot of money, haha oh well, the free drinks makes up for it. I had a good time and got to play variety of games which is good. I got too greedy!
    I think I can make it to the meeting unless something pops up.
     
  21. JRstriker12

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    Sup - count me in for the 12th.

    JR
     
  22. PurePrestige

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    Mini-hit today.
    HB, Shcmad, and I got together for a little hit today.
    However I forgot part of my tennis gear. So I tried to play in non tennis shoes for a bit with no success, then switched to barefoot.
    So I played barefoot on today January 6th outdoors..........then we were joined by Shcmad's friend Max, who is like 90 years old but still is a baller.
    Max and I teamed up and we played some doubles against HB and Shc.
    It wasn't pretty as you can imagine, we just were hitting junkballs.
    I actually played so bad I think I ruined the day for HB, my bad buddy, I'll remember shoes and try to play some real tennis next time :(.
    I'm glad we got out to have a hit, hopefully Monday/Tuesday we can have another hit and I can play real tennis. :-/
     
  23. ShcMad

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    You lived up to your nickname. If you know what I mean. :razz:
     
  24. shintan17

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    Come on...everyone..

    Let's keep the ball in play. Otherwise, we don't need those lines...
     
  25. Topaz

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    What? You played barefoot!? :shock:

    I think you just earned some serious cool points! :)
     
  26. Sup2Dresq

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    Already been done. He wants to be like Drakulie. :)
     
  27. Topaz

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    Yes, but Drak didn't go barefoot on a hardcourt in January in the cold Northeast. He did it in sunny Florida on clay. Bit of a difference there! I think PP trumps him!
     
  28. Sup2Dresq

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    I can debate that. Clay on Drakulies (never worked a hard day in his whole life feet) are brutal. Think about how clay can rip up your feet.

    Now, lets compare that to Bigfoot.. oh i mean PP ( I knew those jokes would come back) on Hard court. PP can handle that much better in the cold. He's still well insulated.

    I give my points too Drakulie.
     
  29. Topaz

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    Never worked a hard day? He works with kids! Ok, I just convinced myself...Drak gets about a billion points right there!

    I keep trying to remember that barefoot runner...was it Zola Budd? The one who knocked over Katherine Decker in the Olympics a long time ago? Then I realized, that if I referenced that, that the youngins would have no idea who are what I was talking about!!!
     
  30. zapvor

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    i love it. its in you.
     
  31. zapvor

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    thats pretty cool. one time i was at the courts by myself and this african dude had flip flops on and i end up hitting with him. half way i tell him hes gonna twist an ankle or something, so he kicks the flip flops off and proceeds to kick my a** barefoot. i had tennis shoes on. we rallied for like 30minutes.
     
  32. Sup2Dresq

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    Mid-Atlantic Meeting 1/12/2008 12pm Start

    Hey fellow TWMACers,

    I wanted this meeting to occur in late Dec 07, but powers outside my control couldn't make it happen. As usual, I'm very happy to see the confirmed numbers for the meeting. It's always great to see people enjoy tennis and share it with the rest of the Tennis Warehouse Community.

    Now, for some news. This will be my last meeting with TW MAC. 2008 will be a busy year for "El Jefe", and I will be "zapped" for time. I will continue to watch over the TW MAC in spirit, and hope you guys will read my threads regarding my 08 adventures. I would like to give a special thanks to Shcmad, PurePrestige and Topaz for being very supportive and kind. It's been great meeting the group and I'm definetly taking away some long lasting friendships from my encounters.

    When: Jan 12th, 12pm
    Location: Rock Creek Park
    Activities: Singles/Round Robin doubles, Radar Gun recording, and possible Wood Racquet exhibition.

    So far I have the following peeps:

    1. Sup2dresq
    2. Shintan
    3. Topaz
    4. JRStriker
    5. PurePrestige
    6. TheJRK
    7. MagmaSilk
    8. Shcmad
    9. KoreanHB
    10. Zapvor
    11.
    12.

    Thanks
    "El Jefe"
    Sup2dresq

    P.S. I'm learning the powerful art of being at several places at the same time. It may come in handy with tennis.

    [​IMG]
     
  33. JRstriker12

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    Quiting TW-MAC to join the ATP tour? I knew it would happen sometime. ;)
     
  34. TheJRK

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    It's gonna be a little warmer the next two days... anyone up for a hit at one of the local NoVA parks (Bluemont, Quincy, etc.)?

    I wanna hit at least once before this weekend so I don't embarrass myself too bad on Saturday...:oops:
     
  35. Sup2Dresq

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    I think some of the guys are hitting today (I may join them).

    Shcmad, where and when are you guys meeting?
     
  36. KoreanHB

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    quincy park -arlington, va.
    at 1 pm
     
  37. Topaz

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    And we thank you, el jefe, for your hard work and efforts!

    Though, I suppose after Saturday, you will just be el hombre now? ;)

    Jealous!!! Ok, so who is kidnapping me from work so that I can go to?!?
     
  38. Sup2Dresq

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    I unfortunately cannot remove the tattoo from my back, so it will always be "El Jefe". Don't ask me about the other tattoos.

    I'm pretty close to going and meeting them. Oh its nice to be "El Jefe" at my job.
     
  39. Topaz

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    Oh, I'm sure we could work out something...it is simply *amazing* what can be done with lasers these days! :)

    *laughing* I'm almost scared to ask...so what would I be at my job? (aka what is Spanish for 'bottom of the totem pole'?)
     
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  40. Sup2Dresq

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    Actually you got it wrong. The bottom of the totem pole is actually pretty significant.

    Some info for you GG:

    Since they were first noticed by European explorers in the 1700s, totem poles may have been misunderstood. Britain's Captain James Cook, who encountered totem poles off the coast of British Columbia, called them "truly monstrous figures." Early missionaries thought the poles were worshipped as gods and encouraged them to be burned. And even today, when someone refers to the "low man on the totem pole," they may not realize that the bottom figure was often the most important one -- and usually, it wasn't a man.
     
  41. Cindysphinx

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    Ah, shoot.

    Can't make it, folks. Already have a foursome for team practice elsewhere.

    Next time, OK? Maybe by then I'll remember how to, you know, play tennis. . . .
     
  42. Topaz

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    Oh my! I like it! The most important, and *not* a man! Yes, yes indeedy...sounds good to me!
     
  43. shintan17

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    Nice hitting guys today. Zapman, Shcmad, HB, PP, and Sup showed up as well.

    Dunno about tomorrow, but will definitely see you guys on Saturday at the meet.

    Also, enjoy the nice weather tomorrow too...talkin about breakin the record tomorrow...it's gonna be THAT warm.
     
  44. Sup2Dresq

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    I couldn't resist coming out to one last - impromptu round-up. The nice weather didnt help. Now if my legs from the trainers session earlier in the morning can loosen up. It was hard playing PP or any of you.
     
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    HAHA...no wonder every time I saw your face, it looked like you were in some pain or got a bad stomach virus or somethin...

    Still, it was nice to finally hit with you for a little bit. I am deadily tired too because of lack of sleep for last few days and a long travel with metro and marc train didn't help.

    And...yeah forgot....will be checking the picutres I took today as well as Zap and Shcmad "who has more spins" competition in the video.
     
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    Nice playing with you guys today for 5+ hours. My back, shoulders, and legs are sore and tight.

    Even though forecasters are announcing 71 degrees tomorrow, I don't know if I'll be able to walk out of my house!

    I must say I had a great time. It was one of the best impromptu meets. And, kudos to El Jefe for ditching work and showing up to play with us.

    Shintan, man, you need to show the world that Shcmad hits with 100% more spin than Zap. Even though just about everybody says the opposite.
     
  47. shintan17

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    Man...I am tired as he**, too. I will probably go for just a light hit tomorrow since I can't waste the weather.

    Yeah, it was all good and fun. It was so much more fun because balls were bouncing the way they were supposed to. My old and broken body got warmed up easier, and only my blisters were bothering me.

    Anyway, I looked at the video...and couldn't tell who was hitting the ball with more spins with that angle. I might have to go to the other side of the court and tape it....maybe next time. I've got lots of your pictures, tho...thinking to open up a new website and put them up there...so all of your fans can see them.
     
  48. Topaz

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    Ahhh, *mustresistcomment*!!!

    Edited to add:

    I see that the warm weather is going to be with us today and tomorrow as well. Today I'm at school until 5pm with rehearsals, but tomorrow I could sneak out right at 4pm, if there are any plans to hit? Anyone?
     
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    If those comments aren't enough to get Ben-Gay to offer sponsorship, I don't know what could.

    I honestly didn't want to hit. My trainer is such a nice guy, but when it comes to my comments "that's really really heavy, or that's enough reps right?", he just doesn't get it. Squats of 185lb at 5:30 in the morning is brutal.

    So does the PP match count as an feature match? I believe it would be a first for TWMAC. Where's my trophy? :)


    [​IMG]

    P.S. Topaz I heard rain, rain, rain today.
     
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    You know, I was actually thinking about that yesterday...are you sure you should be working with such high weight? Is that best for tennis?


    WTOP says:

    Yesterday brought unseasonably mild air area-wide and today could be a record breaker for all area reporting stations. Reagan, Dulles and BWI Marshall all have a record of 69 degrees and with lower 70s anticipated, today"s readings should go down in the weather annals. Expect lots of sunshine and a warm breeze out of the southwest.

    Tonight clouds will be on the increase as a cold front approaches. Some showers could break out towards dawn. It will be a mild overnight with lows in the 50s. Early tomorrow a few showers linger, but expect a partly sunny mid-day and afternoon with some gusty winds. Highs will still be above normal, but not as warm at 60 degrees.


    Today, high of 71. Tomorrow, high of 63.
     

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