Upstate NY?

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  1. quest01

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  2. MegacedU

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    Upstate NY is a pretty large place. Be a bit more specific.
     
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  3. Kaptain Karl

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    Jamestown is "Upstate". So is Plattsburgh. But the five hour commute is murder!

    Meg's right. Some specificity would be helpful.

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    I play NCAA Div. II tennis in PA, and am from The Buffalo/Niagara Falls area. If anyone is interested in hitting at anytime in the summer, send me an e-mail at jcross485@hotmail.com I will most likely be playing in the 4.5 USTA league there. Depending on my work schedule, I am up for hitting at any time I am available pretty much anywhere. Gas is not an issue, as my parents pay that as a "gift" for me keeping my grades up.
     
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  5. quest01

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    Around the Syracuse area
     
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    If anyone lives around the Syracuse area and wants to play tennis in the summer email me at brett01s@yahoo.com
     
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    buffalo and rachacha have major tennis scenes. you just gotta poke around.
     
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    perhaps he lives in Utica, in which case specificity would be, well, sad.
     
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    quest01 - I don't know about Syracuse, but Rotten-chester has a BIG tennis community ... if you don't mind the drive.

    Utica ... curious town. Seems like it was started by someone who's wagon broke down on the way West ... and a bunch more people stopped to visit, never getting on with their own travels again. (One good thing: Utica used to be -- 30 years ago -- the western extreme of the distribution of Freihoffer's chocolate chip cookies. On my way back to R'chester, I'd stop in Utica and buy about four boxes. MMMmmm!)

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    Typically, Meg denotes a female's name, but you know. Ahh good old Utica. Why do you know that?
     
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    Speaking of Tennis in Upstate New York, has anyone ever been to the Total Tennis Camp in Saugerties?
     
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    Some of my best tennis buddies have. I'm camp loyal. It's a superstition.
     
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    You're camp loyal to there? Or another one?

    I'm considering going up there, not for the instruction, but more for the social & competitive aspect, as well as a vacation from good ol' New Jersey (lol). I wonder what the competition level is?
     
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    I'm camp loyal to another one. I'm pretty sure they have different levels. I'm going to throw an IM your way.

    Nevermind, your sn isn't the same.

    But yeah, if we're talking about the same, camp, which I think we are, because all my friends are in their mid twenties now, I think you get there, and you'll go out on the court and just hit for awhile. From there they'll make a judgement as to your level and then place you accordingly.
     
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    Meg, I'm @ work...sorry LOL. Can you tell I'm teaching my students study skills right now?

    If you want my work email I'll give it to you, if not, you can send it to the 'other' email address.
     
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    Teehee, I'm actually supposed to be at school, but I took the afternoon off because I'm feeling a bit under the weather (which is actually nice today) It's not necessary, I just thought it might be easier to tell you about it using that as opposed to this method.
     
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    Yeah, sorry about that. I wasn't trying to get personal or anything. I tell you what, if I'm online @ all & you'd like to contact or email me w/that information, that would be great. My email is tennisnj (at the usual).com if you know what i mean.
     
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  18. MegacedU

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    Haha, No no, I know you weren't trying to get personal. I just saw the AIM buddy under your user and assumed it was your sn not an email address, and then I clicked it and realized I was wrong and once again proved the old "you know what happens when you assume" theory. Yeah, I'll talk to my friends and see exactly how it works. Or if it's even the same camp.
     
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    It is supposed to be the same SN, AIM & User name on here...It isn't? LOL. Oh just mail it to tennisnj@aol.com. There it is! Now you are amongst the select few who have my email address (you & all 3000 members of this community now, just wait til the spam comes in!).
     
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  20. MegacedU

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    This is becoming humorous. I think you're misunderstanding what I have to say. I know what your e-mail address is. Lol it's on your user profile Mr. New Jersey tennis. I hope people haven't been looking for me on AIM as megacedu because that's certainly not what it is.
     
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    I'll end it right here lol. Sorry Meg, I'm trying to multi-task & we know when you work w/kids all day, multi-tasking usually ends up confusing everyone. I haven't looked @ my user profile since I started my user name on here lol.

    Anyways, back to Upstate New York Tennis!

    Oh P.S. Meg, I may be a teacher in real life, but on here & @ the courts, I don't let anybody call me Mr.!!!!!;)
     
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    I've been there. The red clay courts are great, the instruction is pretty good, level of other players can vary. The lodging is very modest and there's not much to do in the area other than tennis, but the food there is great.
     
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    Thanks Vin! I've heard that the lodgings are 'spartan' @ best & a night on the town usually ends up back @ the tennis facility lol. But overall the tennis is pretty good (as you stated). Thanks for your opinion!
     
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    Hi,

    Maybe "rachacha" does.. Buffalo is a tennis wasteland compared to "rachacha" and downstate.

    Regards,
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    When I lived there we (affectionately?) called it "Rotten-chester." The R Tennis Club is where the best tennis players can be found. If the Webster Tennis Club is still functioning, they were the nicest people in the area, IMO. And there's a big central Park with about 12 public courts. You could always get a game there.

    So the "Arias coattails" didn't work, huh? That's too bad.

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    Hi,

    Last pro to come out of the area. Most of the good junior players come out of "Rotten-chester". Buffalo is losing ground each year.. harder and harder to find good players and matches. Sorry to say. The local paper does not really even list HS tennis scores.

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    "Buffal-blow"

    "Crotch-fester"

    "Scare-a-puke"

    Man, I miss upstate New York!!!
     
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    Call it Rotten-chester all you want but it has the best tennis in NY. I can drive to the local courts in my town or the one next to mine and can usually find a good match. I dont participate in them but there aare a lot of leagues as well. If you wan really competive tennis go to Scarsdale, its amazing what five private lessons a week can do for your skill, and their free public courts are nice.
     
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