The Hit The Fence Community (elite club)

Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by Rickson, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. Rickson

    Rickson G.O.A.T.

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    You may only join if you can hit the fence on your serve without the serve going long and without an extra bounce. Fences that are less than 20 feet from the baseline do not count.


    1-Rickson: founder of the HTFC
    2-Alexio92: wanted to be the first recruit in this community
    3-Sup2Dresq: his serves go up, up, and away!
    4-TheJRK: is a jerk!
    5-Jonnyf: a Scottish lad
    6-nyc: plays in all 5 boroughs
    7-Loco4Tennis: is crazy for tennis
    8-Supernatural_Serve: ghosts help him with his serve
    9-user92626: lives in Beverly Hills
    10-rosewall4ever
    11-raiden031
    12-Noveson
    13-mmeyer1: practices with lemon
    14-iradical18: is losing weight to hit the fence even better
    15-Shashwat
    16-CantBeBeat2
    17-kicker magic: Laker fan
    18-SalParadise17
    19-Circa
    20-Ferrari1190
    21-Vermillion: likes colors
    22-onehandbh
    23-sharpilistik
    24-WildVolley
    25-Sentinel
    26-goober
    27-Tennis_Monk
    28-vince916
    29-J011yroger: tosses so far into the court, he might as well be at the net
    30-THSBOI
    31-Bud
    32-fuzz nation
    33-Verilious
    34-Voltron: likes cartoons
    35-Nadal_Monfils: has 2 favorite players
    36-my_forehand: Boba Fett
    37-sureshs
    38-ChuDat
    39-WBF
    40-VGP
    41-SlapShot
    42-drakulie: AKA The Count
    43-Tennis4203
    44-lethalfang: A werewolf
    45-kairosntx
    46-theace21
    47-Bungalo Bill: wants to get spotted a foot for every year over 60
    48-Greg Raven
    49-Babb
    50-veryfatchocobo: likes to eat chocolate
    51-Duzza: plays a lot of poker
    52-jmverdugo
    53-RoddickAce
    54-hollywood9826
    55-BravoRed691: is still indecisive
    56-stav_babolat
    57-Josherer
    58-Djokovicfan4life: only joins the elite groups
    59-demz: doesn't like Republicans
    60-Craig A. Clark: AKA Brian Griffin
    61-BeHappy: currently feuding with Bill
    62-Andres Guazzelli: can hit the fence on 2nd serves too!
    63-1hand4ever: uses wind aided serves
    64-guitarplayer: uses a sidearm serve to simulate a topspin forehand
    65-KIBBLLES: has 2 kinds of fence hitting serves
    66-Lendl and Federer Fan: is damn proud of his serves
    67-843: the 187
    68-hollywood9826: "Screw Kenny George"
    69-baghdatis: unfortunately, he's not the actual Marcos
    70-spiritdragon: finds signing up funny for some reason
    71-tennisdad65: can only hit the fence when he uses new balls
    72-lilycolefan: wants to be the first female in our community
    73-Drona: likes to hit the side fence on slice serves
    74-TennisProdigy: likes to go for lines on serves
     
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  2. Alexio92

    Alexio92 Professional

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    I can
    10char
     
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  3. Rickson

    Rickson G.O.A.T.

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    And you can take the top spot. Take the good spots while they're hot!
     
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  4. Sup2Dresq

    Sup2Dresq Hall of Fame

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    Yup, I can.

    Even on the wide serves.

    Edit: Now you have me checking the distance tonight during my match. It better be 20 or more.
     
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  5. Rickson

    Rickson G.O.A.T.

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    Bring a tape measure. Those short courts can be murder on memberships!
     
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  6. TheJRK

    TheJRK Rookie

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    What if I hit the fence that is behind me when I'm serving? Does that count?
     
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  7. Rickson

    Rickson G.O.A.T.

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    It counts as a fault.
     
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  8. Jonnyf

    Jonnyf Legend

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    I can ;-) Can't on a lefty slice though, for obvious reasons!
     
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  9. nyc

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    yup.

    is there a VIP lounge for people that can hit OVER the fence?

    Just kidding.
     
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  10. Loco4Tennis

    Loco4Tennis Hall of Fame

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    thats a tuff order,
    what about if you stick the ball in the fence even after 1 bounce?
     
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  11. TheJRK

    TheJRK Rookie

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    Shoot... well, I can't do it anyways since my dog manages to catch the ball in his mouth before it can hit the fence. Either that, or he just gets pegged with the ball.
     
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  12. Rickson

    Rickson G.O.A.T.

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    It counts no more than hitting the fence.
     
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  13. Supernatural_Serve

    Supernatural_Serve Professional

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    Member, since using non-wood racquets: Flat, Slice, and Kick
     
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  14. user92626

    user92626 Legend

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    Does hitting side fence count? I do that many times :)
     
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  15. Loco4Tennis

    Loco4Tennis Hall of Fame

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    ha, thats great, you have a very loyal ball catcher :)
    but dude you better wash your hands after handling all does slobber balls :)
    mine usually chases about 3 or 4 and then tries to find ways to get out of the fneced in tennis courts to chase squirrels :)
     
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  16. TheJRK

    TheJRK Rookie

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    Yeah, he'll stay out there until I'm done practicing. The slobber thing is annoying, especially when you start serving with those balls and the slobber gets sprayed all over the place. :-?
     
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  17. Rickson

    Rickson G.O.A.T.

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    Too close. The rules clearly state that the fence must be 20 feet or more behind the baseline.
     
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  18. rosewall4ever

    rosewall4ever Semi-Pro

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    Sign me up ...I love it when the balls are hit that they stick between the holes in the metal fence and your opponent has to to use force to get the ball out...lol
     
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  19. raiden031

    raiden031 Legend

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    I think the club should be for people who can hit the fence on their second serve. Its too easy to hit it on a first serve.
     
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  20. Noveson

    Noveson Hall of Fame

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    I can hit the side fence from the ad side with my lefty slider;) I think most people can hit the back fence quite easily.
     
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  21. Rickson

    Rickson G.O.A.T.

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    Are you asking for membership?
     
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  22. mmeyer1

    mmeyer1 Rookie

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    I can, I got some vids of like 70% serves hittin the fence
     
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  23. Rickson

    Rickson G.O.A.T.

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    What about lemon, is he in too?
     
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  24. iradical18

    iradical18 Professional

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    20 ft from the baseline? I wish I had courts around here with that much room.
     
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  25. Rickson

    Rickson G.O.A.T.

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    What? Don't let a short court keep you from this elite community. Go to an indoor court and hit the bubble which counts as a fence. I know indoor courts are tough to find in California, but look around.
     
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  26. Shashwat

    Shashwat Semi-Pro

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    I hit the fence on my second serves too. And my first serves it hits about in the middle of the fence.

    pronation + hitting sweet spot does wonders.
     
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  27. CantBeBeat2

    CantBeBeat2 Rookie

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    add me to the club
     
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  28. kicker magic

    kicker magic New User

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    At least you guys have 20ft behind the baseline for outside and inside courts =/

    P.S- Wouldn't it be easier to hit the fence with a first serve kicker?
     
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  29. kicker magic

    kicker magic New User

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    At least you guys have 20 ft behind the baseline on outside and inside corts =/

    P.S-Wouldn't it be easier to hit the fence with a first serve kicker?

    P.P.S-Sorry if i double posted internet had a sad
     
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  30. SalParadise17

    SalParadise17 New User

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    Nice club. I definitely can (wouldn't know except I hit the bubble indoors, my fences are close). About hitting side fences, try to hit the corner so that you hit the side fence, then the back fence, and stick it in the back fence. I've done it, that's a task though. Also, we had a competition to see how many courts over you could serve (and get it in) and one kid hit it in from like 4 or 5 courts down, it was crazy.

    Sal
     
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  31. Circa

    Circa New User

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    I can hit the fence off one bounce, but not often. =/
     
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  32. Ferrari1190

    Ferrari1190 Rookie

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    is it hitting the fence all time, if not then count me in, i hit the fence frequently
     
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  33. Vermillion

    Vermillion Banned

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    does triple bounce count?
     
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  34. Rickson

    Rickson G.O.A.T.

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    Nope. You hit the serve box and then the fence. Any extra bounce keeps you out of the community.
     
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  35. onehandbh

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    Elite? I think most fully grown players that aren't beginners
    can do this fairly easily.
     
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  36. sharpilistik

    sharpilistik Banned

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    If you want elite, you should have a 100mph+ serve club needing video/radar.

    Just a joke, few people would be eligible for memberships.
     
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  37. WildVolley

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    Well this would be more elite. With fresh balls you can one bounce a serve into the back fence hitting well under 90mph and probably under 70mph if it is hit with topspin. I think I'm going to play with my radar gun this weekend and see how slowly I can hit a serve and still get it to one bounce into the back fence.
     
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  38. Rickson

    Rickson G.O.A.T.

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    Not the ladies.
     
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  39. Sentinel

    Sentinel Bionic Poster

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    yes, sign me up. Both wide kick serves and flat dtl serves hit the fence. Don't know about slices.

    JRK - balls have lead in the paint, some such thing. Please don't let little Ruffy catch those balls.

    Edit: I am losing track of how many clubs I am a member of :)
     
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  40. Rickson

    Rickson G.O.A.T.

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    Don't worry, you're down with the important ones so that makes three.
     
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  41. iradical18

    iradical18 Professional

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    Yea they really are hard to find. None in my area for sure, I think there are some near San Francisco though. Where are all of these courts with 20 feet of room behind the baseline coming from?
     
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  42. goober

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    Hey Rickson- just out of curiosity do you belong to any clubs that are not elite? :)
     
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  43. Rickson

    Rickson G.O.A.T.

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    None of them are actually elite. They're popular which is a good thing.
     
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  44. Tennis_Monk

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    Enroll me as a junior member. Only my first serve (when i am not having an off day) down the T and wide ones hit the fence on one bounce If my opponent cant get a racquet on them.
     
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  45. Rickson

    Rickson G.O.A.T.

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    I couldn't kick serve a ball into the fence on a windy day blowing in that direction. My fence clanging serves are all on flat first serves.
     
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  46. vince916

    vince916 Semi-Pro

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    so does that mean you hit the ball 100+ mph?
     
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  47. I would like to be part of this club... but not today.
    Sometimes, I serve huge ACES that people watching all admire, and it confuses me into thinking I am actually decent at tennis! ...I have a corner in the wall of our indoor club that I have blasted all the plaster off of....
    I can be100% on fire somedays... and 100% totally off on other days, and not being able to correct the problem mid-match is so frustrating.

    Then there was today.... I actually barely got a racquet on the ball and it hit my bumperguard on the serve and flew OVER the fence on the FLY! :oops: Totally uncoordinated, and just had no good serves. My 2nd serve was actually pretty good, but the more I TRIED to put heat on my serve, the worse it got. No matter if 2 days ago I was blasting heaters, if anybody saw me today they would INSTANTLY remove me from the good serving club.

    When my serve is on, it is effortless, so I guess something was out of whack, and by trying to force it, I just looked like a clown out there.

    Frustrating sport..... I was so pizzed out there. At least the sun was out for a while.

    p.s. - Doubles is a DUMB DUMB game... nothing is more frustrating than finally hitting a great serve that the receiver can just barely float over the net and watch your lazy net-man slap into the net. AAAAAARGH!!!!
     
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  48. SalParadise17

    SalParadise17 New User

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    Am I the only one who finds serving doubles about 100000x times harder? Can't play doubles to save my life, I hate it.

    Sal
     
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  49. J011yroger

    J011yroger G.O.A.T.

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    You want an elite club?

    Want to know if you have any real steam on your serve?

    Assume your normal service position, and spike the ball into the ground on your side of the net, before your own service box, and get it to hit the back fence on the fly.

    That is heat.

    J
     
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  50. Tennis_Monk

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    I dont know if it was intended for me. I dont think i hit 100 mph, definitely not on a consistent basis.
     
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