Tennis Warehouse-Mid Atlantic Chapter

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

  1. zapvor

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    oh ok cool. we can hit later then.
     
  2. sapient007

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    zap, you are going to the us open? what days should i avoid?
     
  3. tennischemist

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    dude i took my racquet to drilling TG and while the prices were obnoxious (i ahd a groupon so it wasn't actually a lot) my racquet was done within 45 minutes of my dropping it off

    i'm sure this is not the norm but still, it was awesome.
     
  4. hollywood9826

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    I used to go to the Bird of holla and get mt sticks strung in less than an hour. They charged 18 bucks labor plus string costs. I got my stick back one day and saw that one of the finishing knots was not tied around a main it was simply a huge knot that would fit through the grommet.

    I them had Sup the man the myth the legend string my stick up with some natty bo gut. This big dude and me were playing dubs at skyline S&H and we were blasting aces at these poor guys. The balls sounded like a canon blast off our rackets and then when they hit the back hanging wall thingy it was super loud again. The whoel place was quite except for the laughing of this TFM guy who doesnt come around these boards anymore because he skates out on bets that other people try to cheat to win. Its a long story.

    But I string my own now.
     
  5. tennismonkey

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    hey cricketics what level do you play?

    i got a guy who charges $15 labor plus string. i'm still at the price point where i don't wanna string on my own. at some point i guess it becomes more economically prudent to string yourself. but who wants to be a prude.
     
  6. downs_chris

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    Ill do it for less if you can get your racquet way out to leesburg...
     
  7. hollywood9826

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    As much as I was playing and restringing when I worked down that way the machine and Wise has paid for itself easily.

    once I did 44 restrings i was breaking even. I was at one restringing twice a week for about a year. did a couple jobs for some dude up my way. one guy threw me a 40 spot for a full job of Blue Gear. I told him to give me 20 but he insisted. the other dude was giving me 10 bucks. but woudl eaither bring the string or id use the eagnas string that came with my machine. Which is a suprinsingly decent nylon string with surface.

    Im way ahead of the monetary gain. plus the fact that the time it takes me to get to the bird, wait and return i can string a couple sticks, and take dump and still have time to spare.

    Also, Kai Rabert is overrated.
     
  8. tennischemist

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    i really want to hit with these new strings but there is no one here
     
  9. sapient007

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    tennischemist, not sure how long you've been following this thread..

    if not very long.. then we should hit


    if for a while.. i know it's a leap of faith, but we can hit.. maybe some food

    if for a long time.. then we should just drink and buffet
     
  10. tennischemist

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    been following it for about a week

    any of those sounds good
     
  11. downs_chris

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    currently eating kai rabert...i think they're not making it as tasty...kind of disappointed...i think if you order 2 or more orders at once, they kind of don't know what to do and it ends up not tasting as good...although, it's better than my other dinner option...cereal...
     
  12. tennismonkey

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    hey downs -- i've moved on and found a new food obsession. it's called lollipop chicken. lots of different takes on it. my favorite is at cava mezze in gaithersburg of all places. fried dark meat chicken in a lollipop shape. walnuts, honey, greek yogurt. it's eff-tastic.

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    had no idea but it looks like they have another location in arlington? if that's true. go go go.
     
  13. downs_chris

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    i'm on this!!
     
  14. sapient007

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    oh.. my fav topic.. how and where can i upload my iphone pics to the interweb to share?..


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  16. Sup2Dresq

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    Too Funny!


    Sup has been training like a crazy man. 2 hitting sessions a day plus 1-2 hours in the gym. Trying to leave the weight and embarrassment of my game when I left DC.

    I even have a bet with a fellow club member. No drinking Mon-Fri or $100 bucks.

    I'm now back to Nike mediums! Finally. Forehand is cracking nicely and body is taking stress well. Eye on the prize.

    So I get a call from the club after my morning hitting session, that a female pro at the Harold Solomon academy wants to hit with me. Thought it had to be the one of the two WTA pros who train there daily. Wow.. right? Look at the choices I thought I had...

    Lauren Albenese

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    Elena Bovina

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    Was kind of hoping it was Lauren *blush*.

    But can't win them all.. it was the womens USTA national 50 year old champion Mary

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    Guess I have more work to do! LOL....
     
  17. PaulMan

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    Elena Bovina? lol I'm sure she appreciates people saying her last name is very cow-like...hahaha
     
  18. Sup2Dresq

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    Is it wrong to eat meat?

    http://youtu.be/lsjrW4_Fojc

    Bovina makes JRK look short (6'2 though). Her legs seem to end at her armpits. Super nice girl and hits a strong backhand. I would take video and pictures, but doesn't seem right at the academy. Maybe if I was with the famous DATS, from tennis magazine.

    On another funny note.

    The new DIRECT TV commerical with the asian "whale"... reminds me of Sappy. Anyone else?

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  19. Topaz

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    Hey Down and/or Paul...would either of you be interested in playing on a 7.5 mixed combo team? (3.5 + 4.0)
     
  20. PaulMan

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    Hey Topaz, thanks for asking but with my knee issues, my level of play is so up and down, it'll be super frustrating to rely on! It doesn't take much for my knee to pop out and then I'll be done for the season.
     
  21. Sup2Dresq

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    Typical Tennismonkey weekend without the family?

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  22. JRstriker12

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    Yummy! Just add waffles.
     
  23. JRstriker12

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    Sappy, dropped you a text. Let's grab dinner/ lunch soon.
     
  24. tennischemist

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    how do I go about getting an NTRP rating around DC
     
  25. JRstriker12

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    1. Join USTA

    2. Self Rate.

    3. Play USTA leagues / tournaments until you get an computer rating.

    or

    4. Just go on TT and claim you are a 5.0 ;)
     
  26. downs_chris

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    where does sandbagging fit into all of this? haha
     
  27. tennischemist

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    Option 4 definitely sounds easiest

    but I would actually like to know.
     
  28. tennischemist

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    meaning i would actually like to know my NTRP ranking

    i just don't want to pay for the membership
     
  29. Topaz

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    Striker and Monkey...aren't you guys 4.0s too? Let me know if you'd be interested...nice team and great captain!
     
  30. Topaz

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    Paul, if you change your mind and wanna give it a go, just say the word! We could bring some duct tape for your knee, just in case!
     
  31. hollywood9826

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    If you dont pay then you have to just play matches against people who have a rating then you can compare yourself to them.

    Once you hit with us MAC peeps a couple times we could give you an idea.
     
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  32. tennischemist

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    Word. Let's get together.
     
  33. hollywood9826

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    Also,

    I dont have a little brother, and Im not a media darling of a war hero. But if I happen to ever turn into a war hero I need one of you guys to step up at my funerla service and be this guy.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRNxiPVZ69Q
     
  34. tennismonkey

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    play someone who already has a computer rating in the usta. if you win you are likely AT LEAST at that level. then play someone .5 higher. continue this process til you lose.

    even if you lose to a computer rated player - if you win 2,3,4 or 5 games per set - you may still be competitive in that NTRP rating. for example you play a rated 3.5 player. you lose 3-6, 4-6. chances are good that you are a 3.5 player. you play a 4.5 rated player and lose 0-6, 1-6. chances are good that you are not a 4.5 player.

    in my experience people who don't play usta leagues or tournaments or college tennis for a team have really inflated sense of their playing level.
     
  35. hollywood9826

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    What are yuo talking about man.

    I swing 14oz rackets and highly eidt videos of myself playing and tell everyone Im 5.0 plus and 4.0 trpohes I use as paperweights and door jams. Then Wehn I actually play tourney I always lose to the 4.0s and barely beat the 3.5. I know Im a open level borderline pro so shut up.
     
  36. PaulMan

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    Haha! You're right, duct tape always works for everything doesn't it? Haven't tried it on my knee yet though... lol

    What's the league schedule and playing venues?
     
  37. sapient007

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    in Ukraine, your rating is based on your best stroke.. 5.5 back hand to ya face.. muhahhahaha


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    OR

    5. Let Zapvor rate you. <---by far, it's the most accurate rating you can get!!
     
  40. JRstriker12

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    Where? Already committed to a 7.5 mixed team in VA.
     
  41. tennismonkey

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    hahaha. it's good to see sapient always bringing a little 4chan to the TWMAC. sup2dresq i don't look like ken jeong. i wish i thought of his schtick a couple years ago though. if he asks for too much money, i'm gonna be in hangover 3. topaz thanks for the invite but i find mixed dubs to be a lot of playing keep away. i prefer real men's tennis which involves lots of slice forehands and backhands, drop shots, lobs, underhand serves and really tight line calling.
     
  42. tennismonkey

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    well wait a minute. topaz i may be interested now. i take my greatest joy in playing my brand of awesome seniors level tennis versus the wookie.

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  43. JRstriker12

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    FYI- If the person claims that have an NTRP, make sure to do a little Tennis Link stalking and make sure they actually have one.
     
  44. JRstriker12

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    Noooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!! LOL!
     
  45. JRstriker12

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    LOL!

    1. Be a high ranked junior or play high-level college tennis

    2. Join USTA

    3. Don't answer USTA Self Rate Questions honestly

    4. Play 1.0-0.5 below level

    5. Play leagues. Tank games to make match competitive, but bring the 150 mph serve when needed.

    6. Get computer rated.

    7. Following season crush all competition 0 and 0 since you can't be DQ'ed

    8. Win nationals

    9. Profit!

    ;)
     
  46. PaulMan

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    Hahaha! Chris, aren't you on number 8 in a couple of weeks??!? :shock:
     
  47. hollywood9826

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    Can I skip the first 8 and just start with number 9?
     
  48. tennismonkey

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    what's the profit part? i didn't realize there was money to be made playing recreational tennis. am i doing something wrong?
     
  49. JRstriker12

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    -See the South Park Gnomes profit plan (very similar in structure).

    There is no profit, though some peeps act like there is....
     
  50. JRstriker12

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    Really? Wow!
     

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