Tennis Warehouse-Mid Atlantic Chapter

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  1. Sup2Dresq

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    Lunch will be at a seafood bar in warn sunny south florida.

    Is anyone here a fan of raw bars? Oysters raw any good? I can't remember the last time I had one or if it was any good.

    I do miss blue crabs but they have a lot of stone crab claws down here. They are served cold with a mustard sauce. Tastes like lobster, blue crab and imitation crab combined.
     
  2. McLovin

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    South East or South West? I'll be in Naples in two weeks. How's the weather?
     
  3. tennismonkey

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    downs -- i don't want you gripping my balls anymore.

    mclovin -- apparantly solinco is going to be releasing a soft version of tour bite. my friend's stringer i think is a solinco rep so he has sets early. i'm going to confirm on the strings forum and see if anyone has heard this.
     
  4. Sup2Dresq

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    South east. Fort lauderdale. Weather in comparison to up north is usually 100% better. Flip flops and shorts. 77 high with a 73 low. Perfect winter weather.

    I'm going to the beach each week and its super nice. Can't speak for Naples but dats makes it sound like purgatory with golf and tennis. Here we have tennis, bars, hot wings, pretty girls... Basically everything Gary would want.

    The legend grows
     
  5. McLovin

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    Ah, well, I'll be sure & wave goodbye when we leave as we're flying out of FLL (much cheaper than RSW).

    And since I'll be down there w/ the wife & kids, bars & pretty girls aren't at the top of the list (protocol would dictate that I state "I will already be there with the prettiest girls around"...). Weather sounds perfect for tennis, though.
     
  6. datsveryinterestin

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    Naples is awsome..: just not for partying. It could use an influx of people under 80 though so i could have somebody to play singles with on 1 of the 30 immaculate clay courts next to our condo. But the private beaches are pretty sweet!
     
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    lololol. didn't it used to be people got old and had to move to florida. now these motherfarking old people are not retiring, not selling their homes, not moving to florida and clogging up my beloved beltway.

    curse you baby boomers. when i'm old - i'm going to be like an eskimo and walk off into the wilderness and die. like a boss.
     
  8. McLovin

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    Where in Naples is your condo? My parents own at World Tennis Club, off Airport Pulling Rd, across from Naples Bath & Tennis. They're still 'snow birds', making the trek from/to NY in the fall/spring.

    We always go to the same beach: The one right near the Ben & Jerry's...
     
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    TM, Downs: good times indeed except when I woke up tired and feeling old this morning. Should have converted that easy OH on essentially set point in 1st set but no...easy...instead I flubbed it.
     
  10. tennismonkey

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    it was set point. :)

    but i forgive you because you carried the fat monkey but the fat monkey was too busy tossing up bananas to sea bass and letting downs get a good grip on my balls.
     
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    Haha, yeah I thought it might have been but I was too pissed off to think straight! Talk about letting them off the hook -- all night long!

    I didn't carry you! I have more than enough lbs of my own to carry without anyone jumping on my back! :oops:

    BTW Downs, I only hit 1 netcord winner. Monkey hit the other 7...lol

    Also, no -- those were not yard gloves on my feet!! haha
     
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  12. mikeler

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    Been strange weather so far. Cool November but warmer December. All that can change with one cold front though but South Florida is more immune to the cold weather than here in Central.
     
  13. JRstriker12

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    Man, wish I that playing tennis was the source of me feeling old and tired. Swear I need to find a cave an sleep for the next week...
     
  14. McLovin

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    Yeah, we're flying into Tampa first (taking kids to Busch Gardens for a day), so hopefully the nice weather in Central FL hols for the next couple of weeks.
     
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    Ah yes, Tampa. The Paris of the USA.
     
  16. McLovin

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    I've been to Tampa many times, and all I can remember are the multitude of "Gentleman's Clubs" along Dale Mabry Blvd. So, if in "Paris of the USA" you mean "Paris Hilton of the USA", then you're dead on...
     
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    just tried blonde roast at sbuks. really like it. thx JRStriker!
     
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    They have those kind of clubs there right by the football stadium? Never been there. :)
     
  19. JRstriker12

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    Funny, even though I was pretty young when I lived in florida (Orlando), I can remember the high number of "Gentleman's Clubs" we passed on the way to church each sunday. LOL!

    No prob. It's currently my fav flavor for starbucks VIA.
     
  20. datsveryinterestin

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    mcLUV,
    we are in Pelican Bay and have a private beach and tennis courts there... sometimes it is a little "too secluded" but i admit it is peaceful and relaxing. now with a child it will be more speed... instead of the last 10 years of me climbing the walls trying to find something to do while j-woww goes to sleep at 10pm. now ill probably be the one passing out after chasing kid around all day. oy.

    Naples Bath and Tennis.. that is where i take lessons. although the place turned into a ghost town last time i was there.
    do you know Curly Davis? he was my instructor and is a fantastic coach. last time i went though i was too out of shape to get much out of his drills. of course it used to be 4 people in group lessons but then i just did private lessons so there is no time to rest. but i am very fat and out of shape too.
    he used to be at B&T but i think had to move. not sure where he is but you can contact him through:
    http://www.curlydavistennis.com

    p.s. - u gotta go to Panevino's restaurant in pelican bay if you've never been. gotta make reservations during busy winter season but its worth it!
    bruschetta, osso bucco, spaghetti carbonara, veal francese, lobster ravioli..etc. just looked it up and there are some nasty reviews, but our 93y/o grandma has been going there for 30 years and we always find the wait staff to be extremely nice... although they do seem to rush around a lot.
    anyway, we always go there.
    we also go to Bistro 821 on 5th Ave and like that food too.

    so plz pass along the best of naples from ur perspective too!

    sweet tennis courts down there, eh??? freakin tennis paradise but rarely do i find anybody to hit with. it is like torture sitting on immaculate clay courts watching 80+ mixed dubs. i scoff at those annoying 80y/o guys as they leave the courts with there 45y/o wives as they get into their SL550 roadster and cruise to the country club for brunch and then a brisk walk to the cafe for an espresso and maybe a light swim or 9holes of golf before getting in the hot tub and then dinner at favorite restaurant with scallops and sweet breads and a $250 bottle of wine before heading to the opera house for Tosca.
    these farkerz have crappy lives
    bah!
     
  21. mikeler

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    I think Orlando is not down to just 1 club now. The towns here got much more strict on them and most went out of business.
     
  22. hollywood9826

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    I dont like that Curly Davis guy.

    He has taught that lady in one of those pics with the wrist band near the elbow to pull her shorts up too high to invoke the camel toe distraction technique. I will never go take a lesson from a guy that stoops to such lows.
     
  23. tennismonkey

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    this looks kinda awkward.

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  24. Sup2Dresq

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    Tm,

    If not for the glasses, lack of wrist probation on the take back, ...and other stuff, I would of thought that was dats.
     
  25. tennismonkey

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    that's a good call sup. does look dats-esq.

    but it looks like he's got some kblade racquet and dats doesn't do kblade.
     
  26. downs_chris

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    WWDD = what would dats do?
     
  27. datsveryinterestin

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    My serve relies heavily on my wrist probation!
    I guess all us white guys lok alike! Rascists! ;)
    My knees havent bent like that in more than a decade....
    except for 1 time at band camp
     
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  28. hollywood9826

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    Is he also a curly davis trainee?

    He teaches the females the CT Distraction tech.

    I guess he teaches the guys the Long Ball Larry David Technique.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfaY9ewvpzk

    I dont think this guy has masterd it yet.
     
  29. Sup2Dresq

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    *insert sappy pic of dokic (sp) coach*

    If I were to cast an actor to play dats it would be Ed burns.
     
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    I thought that serve stance was pretty good, no?

    I talked to Sensai this am. He mentioned I should ask you for serve lessons. Since you one of the best kick serves he knows of.

    Curry Place has gotten so much of my business lately. I think I go at least once every other week. That's a great find!
     
  31. tennismonkey

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    your sensei trained me when i had the back of a 30 year old. i havent hit a good kicker in years now. i hit a lot of sliders and pancake serves. for my money paulman and downs can hit all the serves in the book. i will happily teach you hot to hit forehand slices though.
     
  32. datsveryinterestin

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    owe Sup 1 beer cuz i would also cast ed burns cuz he is kool as sheet in every movie ive seen him in. i think i was watching the movie 15 minutes years ago and thought i looked just like him. of course nobody else would throw me a bone.

    wut dats wished he looked like when going out to bars:
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    wut dats thought he looked like when going out to bars
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    wut girls actually saw back then:
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    but lately i think i look more like paul rudd's head on galifiniakis' body.
    actually i might just be straight up galifiniakis!!!
    i've gotten FAT y'all! how could i even hope to compete on the court.
    fark. so fat. so lazy. so lame. im embarrassed. now i will soothe myself by eating another donut and drinking a few more beers. seriously... thats what i do! embarrassing!

    [​IMG]
     
  33. datsveryinterestin

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    put 20 more lbs on sandler and he might even play like me now!
    check out the sweet service motion:

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    and whiff on the forehand:

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    but alas he looks too in shape to acurately portray the
    "dats gets bumped up to 3.0" movie.
     
  34. Xisbum

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    Dats at my age:

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    Fuggedaboutit.
     
  35. datsveryinterestin

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    This episode of the Simpsons where ogdenville residents take over springfield is so awesome! And that was the highlight of my day! Now back to donuts and beer!
     
  36. McLovin

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    dats, are these your courts?

    They look sweet. Here's ours:

    The head pro there is Pavel Slozil, Steffi Graf's old coach. I've seen him play some exhibition doubles, and while he doesn't nail the ball as hard as others, his control & touch is unbelievable.

    I'm lucky in that many people my age (mid 40s) visit their parents during Xmas as well, so I usually have two or three people in the 4.5 range to hit with.

    We'll check out the restaurant while down there & let you know. We always like to visit the 'local' places. There was a nice Cuban deli we went to last year, but I can't remember the name. Real good food, and authentic, at least according to my wife...
     
  37. McLovin

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    Oh, and last I heard, Naples Bath & Tennis is now (again) under Sanchez-Casal management.
     
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    Yah those are my courts! There are north & south courts though. But those are right across from our condo so i go there.
     
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    never read this article before... i knew i was stringing too high!

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203370604577265832373170456.html

    and....

    Nate Ferguson: Lleyton Hewitt was into the 30s (pounds) at Wimbledon using half poly and half gut. The poly allows players to play so loose, and they are swinging so hard with low tension and getting more of that cupping effect. And equally as important, they can really swing out and keep the ball in the court with poly.

    dennis kudla uses my string, black code and strings at 44lbs. hrmmm. maybe ill try 51lbs next time instead of 56lbs.
     
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  40. tennismonkey

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    *yawn*

    i've played tennis two nights in a row and pretty much my whole body hurts.

    the only parts that don't hurt? my wrist, elbow and shoulder. cuz i string my sticks with poly at 48 pounds. thinking bout going lower to 40 even so my old man slices are even slicier.
     
  41. downs_chris

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    maybe you should go natty gut mains? poly cross?

    my shoulder is improving...thank goodness...it was soo bad that night we hit...

    hungry...
     
  42. Sup2Dresq

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    Thai spice garlic and pepper beef
     
  43. McLovin

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    Trying to lose weight:

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    i'll put that on my shoulder...
     
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    It will take care of the hunger. As for your shoulder, ask yourself.....wwgd?

    *pours scotch and swings racquet with left hand*

    The legend grows
     
  47. mikeler

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    Still have not found better Thai than Busara or Neisha over in Tysons Corner.
     
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    The last person to string my racket was Sup. I have no idea what strings he used or the tension.

    Went to the doc to get my ribs checked out... just bruised, not broken. Oddly enough, the symptoms are the same, just without the whole punctured lung part. Doc said I have to avoid taking shallow breaths (even though it hurts to breath normally) otherwise I'll develop pneumonia, WTF?!

    Let's set up a TWMAC kids tennis meet. Kids vs. kids while the parents just eat and drink.

    My kid - can serve all double faults.

    Dat's kid - can obsess about racket choice the entire time.

    Auzzie's kid - can have lead poisoning.

    Zap's kid - can bring the hotdogs.

    hollywood's kid - can talk about the WNBA the entire time.

    Sappy's kid - can show up, hit one ball, then sit in a chair the rest of the time.
     
  49. JRstriker12

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    Prefer Neisha. Never been impressed with Busara Thai - at least the one in Reston seems not to be up to par for the price.

    Tried to make a Starbucks Via flavored protein shake this AM did not work out. Greek yogurt seems tto be a bit sharp to combine with coffee.

    Knee is feeling better. Can't wait to hit sunday.
     
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