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  1. Koz

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  3. ty slothrop

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    looks like mac ate the chili, i thought he knew better
     
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  5. Noelle

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    "That's hot."
     
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    noelle

    noelle? i'm hoping that was for me. i should on be so lucky. i'm hoping "that's hot" was good for at least a rating of 6 from you.
     
  7. lemurballs

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    nimxnooj, there are a few asians here dude. AZN POWA;
     
  8. lemurballs

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    And this is why i'm a 4.0

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  9. Noelle

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    LOL. To be honest I rated you an 8, which is lower than the 9+ average rating you have. :)

    I just realized, I've been playing tennis for 7 months already, and I still have no idea what I look like when I play.
     
  10. Mies

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    Noelle,
    I've been playing tennis for 17-18 years, I too, don't have a clue as to what I look like when I play........maybe it's for the better too.........

    :D
     
  11. gmlasam

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    Your forehand motion looks peculiar, specially the photo of your backswing.

    Look at Tommy Haas here.

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  12. Kaptain Karl

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    It *can* be a bit of a shock. Kinda like the first time you hear your recorded voice and say, "I don't sound like that!!!" But even "stills" can be very educational....

    - KK
     
  13. lemurballs

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    Actually that is far from my actual motion/setup. That is me rather casually walking to a ball during a warmup. ;)
     
  14. Prostaffer

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    an 8...

    an 8. thanks noelle...you know how to make a girl feel special.

    seeing what you look like can be embarassing a bit. my senior year of college they hold a year end banquet for all the winter/spring sports. they cap off the year with a slideshow of many pictures. Out of 6 pictures I had in there maybe only one was not embarassing. I think they were out to get me.
     
  15. bc-05

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    does technique really matter that much? i mean a friend of mine.. my coach always say that his technique for his serve is the worst ever.. he calls it the inside out serve.. but when we were at memorial drive for practice.. this guy hits 200-210kph serve consistently.. this is the pace hewitt hits... fastest server but worst technique? beat that!
     
  16. Kaptain Karl

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    Yes. Technique *does* matter. Poor mechanics -- no matter how good the short term results -- can, and frequently DO, lead to some sort of injury. If an abbreviated career is worth a few extra MPH today ... well, that's your call.

    - KK
     
  17. goober

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    Desert style!- I snapped a picture of court that is 100 feet from my house. It is a private court in my subdivision. Funny thing is that I play on this court only about once a week at most because there are no good players I know of that live in this subdivision or nearby. They are all beginners or people who play a couple times a year. Click on the thumbnail. :D
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  18. lemurballs

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    That's pretty nice. I'd be on there atleast 3 times a week.
     
  19. Noelle

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    Should we start a contest for best and worst-looking courts?
     
  20. matchpoints

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    Man, that's an AWESOME setting plus the court is almost new. 100 feet? Holy guacamole! I'd get me a ball machine and go there EVERY DAY maybe more then once a day. PLUS you have lights !! Lucky Bastid!! Tennis date then walk home for shower and dinner. Can't get better then that. Once again, Lucky Bastid! Heck I'd even give lessons every evening....Did I ever tell you that you're a lucky bastid?
     
  21. K. Wilson Moose

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    Beautiful setting. Do you ever get critters on the courts Goober? Scorpians, snakes, other large arachnids or other desert critters? Almost inevitable I would think. Worth it nonetheless.
     
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    the doctor is in!


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  23. matchpoints

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    he's from the planet of the apes....
     
  24. lemurballs

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    LMAO. Sorry, but that is seriously funny.
     
  25. Noelle

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    Such aggression on the backhand! Hopefully the aggression matches with the power on the shot. :)
     
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    Actually no. If you look at the pic one side has about a 2 foot wall. The other side has some mesh which you can't see around the bottom of the fence. This keeps most of the snakes and larger pests out. There are occasional bugs but nothing out of the ordinary. I have never had to interupt play because of desert critters. OTOH if I could find people to play with other than my brother who are willing to drive over to my place to play that would be great :)

    Most of the time I have to drive 25-35 minutes to play somebody else :/
     
  27. goober

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    below the knee shorts and muscle shirt go well with your grimace :D
     
  28. bc-05

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    ok ur obviously the most beautiful one in here.. meh.. ok here a pic of my friend maria trying to return my serve.. she absulotely killed me when i played her..
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    hahaha joke.. but this is the pic from 2005 in sydney while in training ;) enjoyy
     
  29. ShooterMcMarco

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    i think we all know who would win for worst-looking :)

    now that i finally got my digital cam from my parent's house, it starts raining and i can't take a pic of the courts i play at. this is poop. oh yeah habanero, where in washington are you located?

    /me lives @ shoreline btw
     
  30. Noelle

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    I know the odds are stacked in my favor. :) But I managed to play at a better court this past weekend. No open cracks, freshly painted, scenic mountain view, and we had the court to ourselves. We tended to lose the balls over the cliff edge if we mishit them, though, and the court did have a slight slope to the right.
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    That's me hiding in the back.

    BTW, bc-05, all the images you've been posting lately are broken.
     
  31. Scheiner

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    Noelle, where do you live? That looks like such a kick ass court since the scenario makes it seem secluded.
     
  32. scez

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    Those racquet head sizes look huge Noelle.
     
  33. tcjackson

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    Noelle,
    Was that court in the Baguio area. I spent some time up there while in the Navy. Fort Hays?? I think. I see the pine trees in the background and it made me think of that area. It is a much different climate than one would normally expect for the Phillipines!
     
  34. Noelle

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    I live in Manila, Philippines. That court, however, is in Loacan, Baguio City. Yep, it was a breezy, high altitude court. Since I usually play at sea-level, a lot of my shots tended to float high and long that day.

    That's only because we all stand just a little over 5 feet tall (the guy, my cousin, is 5'4) and the frames in front are OS frames (110sq.in. for the girl on the left, and 120sq.in. for the girl on the right). The frame I'm holding is 97sq.in. though.
     
  35. bc-05

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    was the 5'4 dude using babolat PD OS?
     
  36. peter

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    Winter Courts

    Here's a view of our local clay courts as of yesterday:

    Grebo Winter Courts

    It's a long time to summer...
     
  37. Kaptain Karl

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    peter - What are you doing with yourself through the winter?

    Indoor tennis? Skiing? Conditioning? Staring longingly at the snow-draped courts?

    - KK
     
  38. bc-05

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    whats playing in the snow feels like? should be fun!
     
  39. peter

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    Mostly indoor tennis at the nearby cities (I'm a member of three clubs, and play tennis at four indoor facilities). I also play a variant of hockey called "rinkbandy" (you use a rubber ball instead of a puck, play with special clubs and aren't allowed to tackle your opponents). And of course the occasional venture into the gym for some workout in the machines.

    But mostly indoor tennis on carpet courts. The clay courts are next to our house though so I really look forward to when we open them for the season - gonna attempt to change my serve motion this summer when I can spend _hours_ on those courts without having to pay per the hour...

    Some pictures of one of the indoor facilities that I use:

    Åtvidabergs TK
    Court 1 (and my daughter Amanda)
    Court 2 (and my daughter Amanda)
     
  40. peter

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    It'll be pretty boring - unless the snow is really *packed* it'll be a game of serve-and-serve (until you've lost all the balls in the snow field) and cold...

    Wasn't there a tennis tournament in Finland somewhere where they play on ice? I suppose the players wear skates. It's gonna be impossibly quick and low bounces...
     
  41. Kaptain Karl

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    Wow! peter - Is it just the camera angle, or are those side walls *really close* to the court.

    And "the next Kim Clijsters" is adorable....

    - KK
     
  42. cedric

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    Awesome court.....btw what's the bounce on carpet like???
     
  43. peter

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    Nah, they doesn't feel close at all in real life. I find those courts perfectly playable and not as "tight" as some other courts I've played at.

    I think it depends a little on the type of carpet - the one used on these courts is rather "shorthaired" and so it mostly depends on the surface beneath the carpet (concrete). The basic bounce is relatively normal compared to a hardcourt. However the "hairs" of the carpet makes the ball "grab" it and thus various types of spin have great effect (the longer the "hair" the more spin effect you'll get). It's fairly comfortable to play on though as long as you don't fall - you can get really nasty "burn" wounds on this surface...
     
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    Superior Forehand, your sisters are adorable!
     
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    Thanks Noelle
     
  47. Noelle

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    If you look at the size of my feet in relation to my height, yes, I might be considered a Hobbit. I'm not hairy enough, and am too tall to be one, though. I might have to shop at the Hobbit Big & Tall.
     
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    yo dude, sorry to tell you this. But your girlfriend is cheating with Safin.
     
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    My fat lard of a self at a team tennis match.

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