Tennis Warehouse- South Florida Chapter (lots of photos)

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    Hi everyone! As promised, here are the photos of the much anticipated meet of 5 TW members all residing in South Florida.

    oscar 2424, javiererrgio, dr punk, no skills, and myself.

    We all met up Sunday (4/22/07) at 10 AM at the Old Spanish Monastery in North Miami Beach. There are arond 12 clay courts, and 7 hard courts.

    Unfortunately, on Sundays they have round robin tournaments, so all the courts were taken as of 11:30 AM. The five of us were able to hit for about an hour, which included playing a few tie break in a doubles format (four would play, while one sat out), but we were unable to play singles against one another. However, everyone hads lots of fun.

    After playing the tiebreaks, being that the day was so beautiful and we were all still in the mood to keep playing >>> we all decided to play in the round robin tourney. The format for the round robin consisted of playing a total 5 games against every player in your group. The player with the best overall cummulative score wins the tourney. Unfortunately, I did not get a chance to play any of the guys from TW in the round robin because they played in the intermediate group, and I played in the beginner group. :)

    Of course, during the tourney we kept running into each other and rooted each other on.

    Special congrats to javiersergio! He did all the guys at TW proud by coming in second place, and came within one game of obtaining first place.

    All-in-all, it was a great day of tennis for everyone, and we all had a great time getting the opportunity to meet one another.

    Over the course of the next few days I wil be posting photos. So I will begin this thread by posting pics to show you snowbirds what the weather is like here in beautiful South Florida.

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    Meet the guys: from left to right:

    The famous Oscar 2424 (best known for his backhand and Guys Only; best Female Features picture thread)

    Javiersergio, drak, and dr punk. (NOTE: No skills was not in the photo due to having to leave early. )

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    No Skills: ferocious two-handed backhand!

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    dr punk, demonstrating the perfect ready position.

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    javiersergio: keeping his eye on the ball

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    Oscar 2424, the agony of defeat. :)

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    drakulie: (trying out the pog mid)

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    Drak, you're so humble man. You played the toughest guys in the your group. I was told there was one 5.0 and the other ones looked pretty good players.
    Thanks for the photos and a fun day. See you all next sunday !!!
     
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    Thanks for the photos, drak. The Old Spanish Monastery courts are where I played when I lived in Hollywood for two years - mainly on weekdays.

    Keep-em' coming...
     
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    Wow, amazing pics! I like how oscar looks the happiest when he uses the prostaff :D You should try to get videos next time you guys play.
     
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    Thanks for posting Drak, they are great photos!! :)
     
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    You did us all proud. The day definitely belonged to you. Yeah, there were a couple of 5.0's >> I beat one 4-1. I think the best player there was 5.5>> he killed me!

    Thanks. Glad you enjoyed the photos, and hopefully, they were able to bring back some good memories.

    hey scez, yeah oscar does look happy with that 85 doesn't he! He has a sweet backhand. Very good player.

    You are welcome CC. Hope the "weather" photos didn't make you sad. Hehehe!
     
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    OK> Back to the photos:

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    Killer serve!

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    Drak, I have been told you took 100+ pics, we better see them all or oscar will go back to his aeropro.
     
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    Exactly about what level are these guys? i suppose from florida rating stand point.
     
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    Nice photos.

    Hmm probably could do an AZ edition. I am pretty sure there are 3-5 of us on the board.
     
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    Does Florida have it's own rating system? They have stated in prior posts they are 4.0-4.5 I believe.
     
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    Well, we don't want that too happen do we. Hope you like his service photos.

    Everyone played in the intermediate group except me. I would guess the intermediate group for this tourney was 4.0-4.5>>>> with the higher guys in that group being 4.5.

    We were all talking about this very thing. Doesn't seem like there are many people on the boards who meet up to play, although they are from the same area. I would definitely recommend it. It was a great experience and we got some hitting partners out of it.
     
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    I am fairly sure he is foot faulting.;)
     
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    ^^^^^^Shhhhhh>>> You don't want to upset Oscar.
     
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    Now that is a pretty good trophy pic :D
     
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    You want a trophy pose? here you go:

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    Is it just me or does Oscar look sort of like a young Tommy Haas ?
     
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    Hey Drak awesome pics. Hahah I never realized I look so goofy when I play. I beat every person I played except this one dude.

    Damn that POG looks good in my hands, you should let me have it. But I guess 2.0 players cannot handle the POG.

    I had alot of fun and hopefully we will be able to do this again. Thanks to everyone for showing up and hitting around!!!
     
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    Great pics. Is oscar using a k95x or k90? looks like a k90.
     
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    He does! :) Nice backhand like hass too! Pics coming soon.

    Thanks!

    Oscar is currently using the K95.
     
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    You could borrow it, but can't have it. Muahahaha! Didn't I tell you, you were going to love it??

    2.0? Humbug! You played awesome.

    And as for you looking goofy>>>>> I don't think so>>>> you the MAN!

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    This thread is awesome. Makes me want to move to Florida. :grin:
     
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    I have this new racquet that I took out today and played real hard. This racquet is a monster, 115 sq in, 28in long, 10pts HH. Better get ready!!!

    Or I might string my 200g. Or the rds 001. Buy a new one? AGHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!1!11

    On a side note. You remeber Max that guy who beat you 4-1, well he played Ryan (5.5 player) and do you remeber how Max had 2 NXG racquets...Well now he only has one. He smashed the crap out his racquet after losing.
     
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    gamma big bubba ftw
     
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    Thanks Fitz. We had a great time. Wish you and some of the other guys on the forum were here too!

    Did you see your photo in post 40??
     
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    Sweeeeeeetttttt! This is one of my favorite pics! (because of the POG---kidding) :)

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    ^^^
    Damn that is a sweet pic.

    My new stick is a Wilson Hyper Hammer 2.2

    That pog for sure fits my retro look.
     
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    Where was Oscar when you guys were playing that doubles match?

    *EDIT* Nevermind, that's him playing doubles. I'm an idiot. ;)
     
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    Oscar, is receiving serve. dr punk is his partner.

    No skillz serving and javier is his partner.

    (drak behind the lens)
     
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    This is true. It got to the point where drak began to photograph all of the different species of plant on the tennis grounds :p

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    loved the pics... as i previously said in the huevo huevo thread, i envy you guys.
    and yes, they make me want to move up there. :)
     
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