What's my rating? (Video of practice session)

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  1. ilovetennis212

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    I live in TN.
    Where is your club located in?
     
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  2. ilovetennis212

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    Wish I could play during the day!!!
     
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  3. Chopin

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    Here, in the netherworld of the Boards. We are movement that stands for reason, justice and radical new methods of thinking about the sport and its players.

    If it were possible, I'd play you in tennis as a way of initiating you into the Club, but since you're so far away, it's not practical.

    Favor the moment over the historical.
     
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  4. ilovetennis212

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    Here's some doubles game.

    I'm the guy with blue top.

    I cut out boring service faults and unforced errors.

    Feel free to say anything. But please explain...



    There's the quickest reflection volley to protect my Balls! :) :) :0http://youtu.be/D1gLVuL_XDM
     
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  5. LeeD

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    You guys play a nice, competitive, but friendly game.
    Not exactly a ringing endorsement for your service speeds when your partner stands back in NML when you serve.
    Of course, volleying skills are what they are, and being not hit by a ball does play a role in the tentative net play from all 4 of you.
    Good you found a good group to play tennis with.
    Playing tennis during daylight is often rated. For me, it's almost impossible to find partner's good enough, because all the aged 20-50 year olds still have to work, while I"m basically blind in the evenings.
     
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  6. ilovetennis212

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    Thank you.
    Where do u live in?
    I live in Dover TN
    I'm 30years old played tennis for 4years.
    How old are you? And your play partners ?
     
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  7. LeeD

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    I"m an old fart 64, play mostly with the retired 3.5-4.0's, mostly weekdays mid day, in EastBay of SanFrancisco area....Berkeley mostly.
    Not such a great thing to be able to play on weekdays, as there is no competition really, as few retired folks can really play at 4.0+ levels.
    Once in a while, I get to play on weekends, where mostly the competition is 3.5-4.0 younger players, guys and gals in their 20's and 30's. Still not much competition.
    The local 4.5 team would be my peers, but they take tennis seriously, and won't let me play on the team.
    I've been a surfer since I was 15, for about 25 years, and can't abide by a little black book.
     
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  8. ilovetennis212

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    You must be fit since you are surfer for a long time.
    Wish I live around there to surf.
     
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  9. LeeD

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    Well, surfing was great in the '60's when I started. Now it's waaay to crowded, too many surfers, not nearly enough waves.
    There's an article in August 1980 NewYorker magazine that mentions me. I was sitting on the seawall watching as the biggest waves ever were ridden at OceanBeachSanFrancisco.
    I had a scheduled tennis practice session with GregShepard, a NorCal A/Open to 8 player at 1PM, and was on the muni bus headed to FultonSt. for a transfer up to GoldenGatePark.
    I saw the glassy conditions and the big waves, so got off and headed across the street, just in time to see LarryMcGraw drop into a pretty sizeable wave. Lucky for us, a photographer took a pic right then, and of the hundreds of surfer's who've seen the pic, most agreed the wave was SIX times taller than Larry. Larry is 6'3" tall.
    I thought about somehow getting home and grabbing one of my Brewer guns (was sponsored by Brewer in the late '70's), but the tide was going out, and I'd have to beg a ride, and everyone on the shore wanted to watch the action.
    So, I got specifically named along with EdwinSalem, another of the OBSF big wave crew, as chickens who didn't go out.
    Long story short, I had, in my garage, a 8'10" Brewer, a 9'4", and a 10'4" Brewer gun board that would have been close to ideal for those waves.
    But, I didn't go out, and for the life of me, wished I had.
     
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    I do appreciate your ballade no.1 chopin. Especially in that great movie called the pianist. Tell me, can you play tennis like you could playing the piano. Because it would be more beautiful than Federer playing Liszt.
     
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    Not 5.0, 4.5.

    High 3.5, Edging on 4.0.

    Since you'd not improve much playing against 3.5 players.

    I'd play you at 4.0 pos#2/3.

    Decent standard for four years of playing. Keep it up.
     
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  12. ilovetennis212

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    Thanks man.
    I wish I could take a lesson from any usta coach. Never had chance.
    I just like to watch federer and compare to my video. But it's too hard to self taught good.
    I play twice a week (3hours doubles) sometimes single.
     
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  13. GuyClinch

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    I think some guys are lowballing you. You are much better then 3.5 - maybe a 4.5.
     
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  14. ilovetennis212

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    Thank you for seeing my rating for 4.5
    But I don't mind being judged like 3 or 3.5
    I rather go 3.5 tourney first. But we don't have usta tourney here in Dover, Clarksville TN
    I think rankings are different depends on states where you live.
    And I heard there's a lot of low ranked good players in California.

    I always make opponents to have low expectation for me at the court. And I'd like to show what I got. Most of the time they give me nice compliment after match even though they lost against me.
     
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  15. ilovetennis212

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    This is awesome.
    http://youtu.be/EAE6AcxAGdA
     
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    That a guy with 13 inch arms can be considered the 'GOAT' of any athletic sport?

    It's awesome, all right. Awesomely pathetic.
     
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  17. ilovetennis212

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    Double post. Deleted.
     
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  18. ilovetennis212

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    My maximum speed of serve is 106mph so far.
    But I only manage to record 96mph of serve that day.
    I put up speed gun on my wife's back pack.
    Any advise are welcome.
    I will work on my serve and will clock 120mph someday .. :)
    http://youtu.be/F7vLoZNV6xw
     
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