Tennis Warehouse-Mid Atlantic Chapter

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

  1. Xisbum

    Xisbum Semi-Pro

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    ^^^Don't know, but if the real Jessica Alba shows, I'm there, dude, I'm there. :shock:

    Hollywood, what Lotto shoes do you wear? The Syn-Raptor Xtreme? I like the green on them, but they look heavy at 16.6 ounces. My Resolutions are a good 2 ounces lighter.

    Any place around here to try them out? I hate to buy a shoe without at least trying it on first.
     
  2. Topaz

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    She's posted here before...

    Maybe it is Claire Forlani...finally coming to see her many admired TWMAC fans?
     
  3. sapient007

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    no mas on friday. looks like i'll need to work after all.


    anyone want to hit on sat?
     
  4. Xisbum

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    Maybe. Will Jessica Alba be there?
     
  5. sapient007

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    i sure hope so, especially if it's clair forlani but most likely it'll just be one of zap's twins.


    P.S where's alice?
     
  6. JRstriker12

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    I might play Sat, but if I do, it won't be until Sat afternoon.
     
  7. Sup2Dresq

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    I was thinking claire florlani too!

    Then again I was just downing a beer and another.. and another.. when.. wait.. what was I saying? *burp*

    p.s. Sappy you suck. I was looking forward to Friday. Now I have more of "nothing to do". Thanks.
     
  8. magmasilk

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    Ok 10character
     
  9. TheJRK

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    Sup - Why do you torment me??? :cry: :cry: :cry:
     
  10. TheJRK

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    Sorry, I missed you for lunch. I didn't even get a break until 2pm... I'm sure you had already eaten by then.

    I'd be down for a Saturday hit. :)
     
  11. Sup2Dresq

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    I'm really enjoying this website. Lots of good stuff. Some old stuff and some news stuff. Even has video for workouts!

    Check out the tennis section. Full of good workouts.

    http://www.coreperformance.com/tennis/
     
  12. Xisbum

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    Funny; my heart keeps saying this:

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    But my mind keeps seeing this:

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    I got old man's disease. :-(
     
  13. zapvor

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    somehow i get the feeling JessicaAlba is tfm or JRK or alice posing as someone....i hope i am wrong though :p
     
  14. magmasilk

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    Good job dude.

    My buddy in Hawaii was a huge lions fan and Teddy Lehman (right after they drafted him) answered one of his questions in a live chat. He was stoked like 2 weeks.

    I dont think teddy Lehman is in the league anymore either.
     
  16. sapient007

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    tfm, bring your gear tomorrow
     
  18. Sup2Dresq

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    Oh my Sappy. I just kept watching this gif cycle about 20 times.


    ... make that 21..
     
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  19. hollywood9826

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    I had the Syn Pulse Raptor 2. Its the same shoe just a different color.

    I cant compare to Rez 2. But compared to Rez one there really was no difference in the weight. I honestly dont think you will be dissapointed in them.

    I bought mine from the bird and got a 6 month warranty. They have the new ones as well and have the warranty. I got too many shoes to eat through a warranty though.
     
  20. ZhengJieisagoddess

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    I live in Falls Church, and am thinking about joining either the YMCA in Arlington or the Four Seasons (closer to my home). I do not make a ton of money, and want a nice and friendly place to play -- I take lessons at the Y now and am very happy with that.

    Any thoughts?
     
  21. Topaz

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    If you are happy with the Y, then 'y' change? :)
     
  22. ZhengJieisagoddess

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    I actually haven't joined yet...
     
  23. Sup2Dresq

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    Can you give us a price breakdown? membership? lessons? perks?
     
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    I was hoping that some people on this thread might be familiar with one or both of these places.
     
  25. JRstriker12

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    Sup - Lotto called this morning and said. Nahnahnananah!!!!!!
     
  26. TheJRK

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    When I first moved to the DC area I took private lessons at the Arlington Y. I hadn't played tennis in a few years and I wanted to really "jump-start" myself back into the game. It was $80 an hour, or if you paid for 10 lessons up front ($800) then you would get an 11th lesson free, which is what I did.

    It's a nice tennis facility, the only problem is that it's ONLY a tennis facility. It is not associated with the gym next door, so all you can do is play tennis and leave. Also, parking can be a real pain in the @ss since they only have like 10 spots and the rest is street parking (which is in a neighborhood). A few times I ended up parking pretty far away.
     
  27. Sup2Dresq

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    Ha! "the jerk store called..." /end seinfeld reference.

    I heard Lotto is coming this fall to TW US. And Europe should get some more stuff. I am not even thinking about clothes since 1) haven't checked out Xisbum stuff and 2) it's not Nike.

    I'm not happy it's taking this long to just find one shirt. How can they build any brand loyalty!

    On a side note. There is a kid research test with marshmallows. They put a kid in a room with a marshmallow and tell him/her that she can get a second one if he/she doesn't eat this one by the time she returns.. OR they can just eat that one now. Some studies say how the kid reacts is how the person will be their entire life.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWW1vpz1ybo

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    I said this on another thread,... but Sups thoughts:

    -Kid Drakulie would have it down his pants before the researcher could explain the rules.

    -Kid Topaz would break down in tears waiting for the researcher's return, only to faint from exhaustion.

    -Kid Zapvor would ask for the shower and some hot dogs

    -Kid Hollywood would whip out his JO dispenser and start chowing down.

    -Kid PurePrestige would ask the swingweight of the table and plate and calculate how much lead it would take for it to lean enough to roll the marshmallow into his mouth.

    -Kid PPL would ask for fries and a coke.

    -Kid Sappy would mcbail on the research, but send an email requesting they mail his marshmallow to him.

    -Kid JRS would run around the room yelping like a wookie eagerly awaiting the researchers return.

    -Kid Xisbum would be so suspicious of the marshmallow that he wouldn't take it or the second one upon the researchers return.

    -Kid TFM would slice and dice the marshmallow and put delicious sauce on it using a hot place and fudge.

    -Kid Shcmad would ask if Safin eats marshmallows.

    -Kid Magma would still be wearing tinted glasses and calculate the amount of calories.

    -Kid Dats would shock the researcher upon her return by having several other varieties of marshmallows in front of him. When the researcher questions why he didnt eat just one.. he would answer "I couldn't make up my mind".

    -Kid Auzzie would sweat.

    -Kid Han would smack the marshmallow hard on the wall causing a rip in time.
     
  28. JRProstaf9

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    I've played at both the Y and at 4 seasons. While they are both good facilities I have a tendancy to lean toward 4 seasons b/c of the bigger player pool. Also I know for a 1 year membership at 4 seasons it was only $99 and got you reduced prices for lessons/clinics/and reserved court time. Not sure what membership is @ the Y and whats included... although if I remember right they did have a mens 4.0 drill clinic available. Not sure if its still around though.
     
  29. TheJRK

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    I believe there is a one time $350 join fee for the Arlington Y, in addition to the $350 per year. I do remember that there are no court fees though from May-October. After that (during the winter) it is $15 an hour. It's not too bad. If I had never met Sup and the rest of the TWMAC gang, I would've joined that club. Condy Rice and Rumsfeld play there.
     
  30. TheJRK

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    Hahaha, I don't know why, but this one made me laugh the most.
     
  31. Xisbum

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    Tennis??? :)
     
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    $350 up front and ea year... intersting. Not bad although not great either. Granted I think the most I've ever paid for a tennis membership was at the Aspen hill Club in Silver Spring, MD. Can't remember exactly but I think i was shelling out $90-125 each month for membership granted that was for gym and tennis membership. Programs there are for members only (wasn't too kosher w/ that) and they were still a bit on the pricy side especially for the 1 night a week advanced drill I did for about a year... Granted the 1 girl from UMD and the other that went to the Naval Academy were fun to play tennis or work out with when they werent at school.
     
  33. sapient007

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    -kid sup would char a nike swoosh on it to sell back to the researcher. The net profit of 4 additional marshmallows would be used to:
    1st marshmallow: tease kid topaz
    2nd ...: make fun of kid zap
    3rd ...: trade in for mercedes
    4th ...: repeat step 1



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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6gz3_ez2lk
    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/ne...as-indoor-segway/story-e6freuyi-1225779163570

    obligatory cat pic
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  34. JRstriker12

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    $99 for year or $99/month?????
     
  35. JRstriker12

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    Magma - Do I need to make a reservation on the courts?

    Keep your fingers crossed (no rain).
     
  36. drakulie

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    Sup, TFM is creating problems in the, "Rate this player" thread.

    I might have to do this to him:

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    Yummy on the tummy. :)
     
  38. Xisbum

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    So Sappy, JRK, etc., you playin' Saturday or not? am or pm? Your place or mine?
     
  39. magmasilk

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    no reservations after labor day ... we'll just have to hope.

    also 4seasons ... $100/yr according to their website. not bad.
     
  40. TheJRK

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    I'd be down to hit Saturday, weather pending of course. I'm not sure where though. Sappy, Dats, and I tried to hit last Saturday at Kenmore and the courts were reserved for ACTA. The courts were also reserved at Wakefield HS, and Bluemont Park. We ended up playing at my condo.

    How would it be on your side of NOVA?
     
  41. JRstriker12

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    Hmmm..........

    I might have to join up.
     
  42. JRstriker12

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    Second thought- you don't get too much of a break on the court time rate, but it might be better than nothing.
     
  43. datsveryinterestin

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    don't forget my Taliban courts!
    close to Korean buffets and my dog likes it there!
    just sayin....
     
  44. sapient007

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    I have to take an exam Saturday morning, but I'd be up for hitting after that...if you guys decide on a meeting place, post it here please.

    JRK, I've posted courts in other areas around Alexandria that should work, too...if you need me to post them again, let me know.
     
  46. sapient007

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    vote for you condo as i enjoy the constant fire alarms and rows of spectators. we should sell tickets
     
  47. Xisbum

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    Well, Nottoway fills up fast; we'd have to get there early. There is a park not far from me at 7900 Lee Highway - Jefferson District Park. Would probably need to reserve a court or two, since it fills up fast, too.

    Thought your condo association banned all us unwashed nonresidents???
     
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    Man eff that condo G. He aint gonna livin in that crib much longer anyway.

    Do those courts still have got da dead spots on it?
     
  49. JRstriker12

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    Warning to all yall tennis fools. My new stick just arrived in the mail:


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    ...actually, it's for Bri's 2nd b-day. LOL!!!
     
  50. hollywood9826

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    Whats the specs dude? Give it sup so he can RDC that puppy :)

    Although you probably should have wsent with the dunlop aerogel 300 junior. Its gets the best reviews thats for sure

    Comments: Best ever for a 2-year-old! Heavy topspin and a real slicing racquet.
    From: Ben, Quincy, Florida, USA. 3/08
     

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