The TW Friday Doubles League!

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  1. 2ndServe

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    Andy is a monster at net. Good competitive match. I don't think he took it "easy" on the girls but he was definitely being gentlemanly and holding back with some of the poaches and smashes.
     
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  2. TW Staff

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    I don't think so! If I start holding back when I go at them I'm gonna be in trouble. Have you seen those girls play??? There certainly isn't anything lady-like about the way they treat me on the doubles court! ;-)

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    Why is wearing white the sign you are overmatched?
     
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    Granitechief and Shaolin would like to play in your League. Any chance of that?

    Also, anyone from TW going to the SLO Brewfest? I will have a booth set up there representing my new company; Mesa Salsa Co.

    http://www.californiafestivalofbeers.com/
     
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  6. TW Staff

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    Here are some points from this week's matchup!

    Team Blonde (Brittany & I) vs. Team Leftovers (Mark & Troy).

    Team Blonde took the win 8-2.

    The other match up has been postponed with a couple members out traveling this week.

    Here's some video footage for you guys!

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

    Enjoy -- Happy Friday!

    Michelle, TW
     
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  7. LeeD

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    Team Blonde, at least one 5.5, is playing good smart doubles.
    Team Leftover's, at best 4.5's, are trying their best to imitate 4.5 women's doubles, staying back at all costs, no good volleys, no real movement at the net.
    GO GIRLS !!!
     
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  8. loosegroove

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    I probably do the same thing, so it's interesting to see just how much time Mark is spending standing flatfooted with his head turned back watching his teammate hit. Opposed to Team Blonde where both players when at net are moving the whole time and barely looking back.

    Good videos, cool that you're posting these.
     
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  9. Chip 'n Charge

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    Really enjoying the footage -- thanks for sharing! The gals look great -- keep it up.
     
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    That is a great picture....

    Andy Gerst looks like he's shrunk in the wash though!
     
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  13. LeeD

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    Great stuff, those vids. Thanks and I hope you keep up with the vids.
     
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  14. tennismonkey

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    love watching these vids. a lot of great tennis and an awful lot of good natured head hunting!
     
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    Holy crap those girls are KILLERS!!!!! In a good way of course
     
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  16. RogueFLIP

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    Thank you very much for the videos. They are very entertaining.

    And I too enjoy the good natured headhunting. :twisted:
     
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  17. precision2b

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    I believe these are the best points yet. Good job and I really enjoy watching. Keep them coming… :razz::razz::razz:
     
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  18. TW Staff

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    Glad you guys are enjoying the points :)

    Here's a blog update from Andy: http://blog.tenniswarehouse.com/miscellaneous/tw-fdl-update/

    I can only speak for myself, but the more competitive it gets, the higher my level gets. I'm enjoying getting back to my old form!

    Thanks to our awesome videographer, Jason and thanks to Will who puts all the points together for us to share with you guys!

    We will try and get some more video for you guys this week!

    Michelle, TW
     
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  19. precision2b

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    It looks like the girls can dish it out as good as they can take it… ;););)
     
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    Check out some points from this week's match ups: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERNFyCVbWwI
    The beginning footage is Spencer & Andy vs. Troy & Mark and the second half is Chris & Granville vs. Brittany & I. Spencer & Andy beat Troy & Mark 8-4. I missed the match but heard it was some good tennis all around, just a bit more aggressiveness from Spencer & Andy.

    It was a battle for us today against Chris & Granville. They really forced us to go to plan B, plan C, and plan D -- I can certainly say with confidence that they took my game style away from me! They were closing very well and it didn't matter how hard or how much we dipped or ripped the ball, the guys were like a wall at the net and we struggled to find a way through them. We went down 2-6 but weren't going to let the match get away from us. We changed our strategy slightly adding in the ever-so-trusty lob and were able to keep the guys from closing so tight and we clawed our way back into the match and forced a tie-breaker at 8-8 where the points were see-sawed again. We took a quick lead, then the guys tied it up at 5-5. Somehow we squeaked out the win 10-8 in the breaker and took the match 9-8! Great tennis, tough points, and as always from Team Blonde, lots of intensity but fun along the way! :)

    Enjoy!

    Michelle, TW
     
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  24. LeeD

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    Just GOOD stuff.
    5.5 women vs 4.5 men.
    Glad I bought my last 7 rackets from you guys!
    You show the spirit that more businesses need, you love tennis!
     
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  25. Overdrive

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    Team Blondes,

    Be sure to film your matches at your oncoming tournaments!
     
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  26. corbind

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    Wonderful play
     
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  27. TW Staff

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    LeeD,

    Thanks for doing business with us, we appreciate it! Although, I would consider both Michelle and I at least 6.0-6.5s :)

    Brittany, TW
     
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  28. corbind

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    Some fine tennis

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--Hw72oPd24

    After watching your video I'm just shocked at how hard you gals hit -- and often with impeccable placement! It's frustrating that most people watching your videos don't have a clue. You gals consistently hit harder than any people I ever play with. There were also so many touch shots or quick reaction volleys that made my eyebrows rise.

    You gals/guys know what level you are. Those who rate you too low simply have never recorded their own play. Everyone looks a few levels lower on video. Kudos to you gals and really all of you at TW -- keep these videos flowing.
     
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  29. TW Staff

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    Thanks for the kind words corbind.

    Levels are so subjective anyway. Some people gravitate to players who hit big, while some find consistency to be the key to success. To each their own, but both Brittany and I have played at pretty high levels in our careers, and we like to beat up on the guys every chance we get. ;)

    Anyway, check out the footage from the other match-up last week -- Team AirCool (Chris & Granville) against Team Johnson & O'Leary (Andy & Spencer).

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

    Enjoy!
    Michelle
     
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  30. LeeD

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    Forgive me, I stand corrected.
    Top of the heap Div1 women's is GOOD tennis.
    I sometimes watch the UCBerkeley team play and practice, and you two are certainly at the top of that level.
     
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  31. corbind

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    Last shot of the video I thought Andy "lob" was hit so hard gonna land very long but his masterful spin dropped it way in. He gives Andy/Spencer no mercy by poaching well.
     
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  32. TW Staff

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    We've been slacking on the dubs footage, sorry guys, but here you go!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdIu9zAeIBA

    And no one is allowed to make fun of me for the overhead I miss...or else! :twisted: (kidding...kind of)

    Michelle, TW
     
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  33. Timbo's hopeless slice

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    nice! fun stuff :)

    and, there is NOTHING TO SEE AT 2:47, nothing at ALL...
     
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    ^ Yes there is..

    That shot looks like something Isner would miss....

    :lol:
     
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  35. Doubles

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    HAHA YOU MISSED AN OVERHEAD.

    I'm kidding, you would destroy me in a match :)
     
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  36. TW Staff

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    Haha, yea, NO FOOTWORK on that one, it was a bit of an off day for me...and I think I was still impressed with Chris' wheels on that get!

    Thanks for watching!

    Michelle, TW
     
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  37. corbind

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    Since you guys work at TW and likely not fans of watching yourselves play -- but I absolutely love seeing the TW staff videos. Christ y'all hit hard (and accurate). Saw some great lobs in there, too. Just wish the clips were longer or more of them. I'm sure there were a lot of nice shots/sequences that never made this segment.
     
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  38. Doubles

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    No footwork? That's pretty much how I play all the time. Once I finally start moving my feet I might actually not be so terrible haha.
     
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  39. Nostradamus

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    Those two girls will most likely to win this league.
     
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  40. TW Staff

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    Ahh...unfortunately no.

    We played that match right after we got back from a tournament, and I can't speak for Brittany, but I was mentally drained and just out of it. Chris and Granville played the perfect game to beat us -- Gran loves the pace and has such great hands and Chris can scramble down any lob we put over Gran's head when he closes too tight. So after beating them twice, we lost that 3rd match against them, which took us out of the running. :(

    (Send your complaints to the league commissioner, Andy =P )

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  41. precision2b

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    LOL!!! Am pretty good at nothing to see...
    Same here, love watching, wish there where more...
    Man i hate that i was pulling for u ladies...
     
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  42. precision2b

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    Michelle, how many matches are left???
     
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  43. TW Staff

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    Just one -- the finals -- Andy & Spencer vs. Granville & Chris

    Michelle, TW
     
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    What does the winner receive? A victory cake?
     
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  45. TW Staff

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    Bragging rights!

    Although, if you know us, we all have been known to brag a little win or lose :p

    Michelle, TW
     
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  46. precision2b

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    Sad face :sad: Sad face :sad:
     
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  47. Overdrive

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    Hm.. cake and bragging rights sounds much better. ;)
     
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  48. TW Staff

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  49. OnyxZ28

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    What is Andy using?
     
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  50. TW Staff

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    @Onyx28,

    Correction...he is using a super secret Wilson racquet.... ;)

    Michelle, TW
     
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