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Netbudda 08-18-2012 05:03 PM

Looking for 4.0 - 4.5 hitting partners in Boca Raton
 
I just relocated to the Boca Raton area and I'm looking for a 4.0 - 4.5 hitting partner, play anytime after 6:00 pm, available Sat and Sunday.

Thanks in advance

Netbudda 08-19-2012 06:08 AM

Ok, maybe this will provide some motivation, I'll bring the balls and a cold Gatorade.

Netbudda 08-19-2012 09:04 AM

...and a Power bar of your choice.

Netbudda 08-19-2012 11:17 AM

...a free wristband

TomT 08-19-2012 11:31 AM

:) I can't wait to see what's next.

Have you tried Craigslist, or just going to some of the tennis facilities in Boca to see what's happening?

Netbudda 08-19-2012 11:53 AM

I'll bring $100 worth of Publix Coupons...

db10s 08-19-2012 11:53 AM

Seems tempting, I'm in Delray, but I don't fit the requirements, I'll pass it on.

HAHA, Did you get a job at Publix in the meantime until you find a "real" job... :)

Netbudda 08-19-2012 12:02 PM

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Originally Posted by TomT (Post 6818786)
:) I can't wait to see what's next.

Have you tried Craigslist, or just going to some of the tennis facilities in Boca to see what's happening?

So far this is what I have tried... Patch Reef Park has an advanced clinic on Saturday at 10:00 am unfortunately they do not enforce the ratings/skills therefore the drills are pretty erratic. The Racquet Center has a GREAT clinic on Sunday at 8:00 am, Coach Luiz Lobo is great and a supersolid player, he can make you puke in 45 minutes, very good workout, usually is just the two of us...I signed at both places "looking for a match" but haven't heard anyhting from it.

Netbudda 08-19-2012 12:04 PM

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Originally Posted by db10s (Post 6818847)
Seems tempting, I'm in Delray, but I don't fit the requirements, I'll pass it on.

HAHA, Did you get a job at Publix in the meantime until you find a "real" job... :)

I drove to Delray a couple of weeks ago, what a great tennis facility...I went over there to watch the Clay Court Nationals ( 18's )...incredible, great level of play.

Netbudda 08-19-2012 02:12 PM

I also found a Yo-Yo, a bag of Cheetos, and a guitar pick in my tennis bag so I will include all of it in the "motivational" package.

mrw 08-19-2012 02:25 PM

It's funny how difficult it is to find hitting partners in certain areas of the country. I recently moved from the Bucks County,Pa area to the Bethany Beach Delaware area. Lots of tennis courts stretching from Salisbury,Md to Ocean City,Md and on up the coast and for the most part, all sit empty.

Back in Bucks County, there are 5 major tennis centers within a 10 mile radius and I can get a game going at one of them anytime I want.

Coastal Delaware or Maryland?

Fa get a bout it

db10s 08-19-2012 02:35 PM

Well there's plenty of people here, its just finding them.

TomT 08-20-2012 02:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Netbudda (Post 6819106)
I also found a Yo-Yo, a bag of Cheetos, and a guitar pick in my tennis bag so I will include all of it in the "motivational" package.

Oh, if only my current competitive level was 4.0 - 4.5. But, it isn't. I will say that one of my frequent hitting partners was a 4.5 (he's 48 and is returning to tennis after about 3 years -- he estimates his current competitive ability at only between 3.5 and 4.0, but I think he's being modest).

I love Cheetos. :)

Good luck with your search. I do know a few people in the Coconut Creek area (which isn't far from you), and, come to think of it, I know a few people in the Boca area. If I get any info on 4.0 - 4.5 hitting partners for you, then I'll let you know.

I clicked on your home page link and got a "server not found" message.

TomT 08-20-2012 02:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Netbudda (Post 6818865)
So far this is what I have tried... Patch Reef Park has an advanced clinic on Saturday at 10:00 am unfortunately they do not enforce the ratings/skills therefore the drills are pretty erratic. The Racquet Center has a GREAT clinic on Sunday at 8:00 am, Coach Luiz Lobo is great and a supersolid player, he can make you puke in 45 minutes, very good workout, usually is just the two of us...I signed at both places "looking for a match" but haven't heard anyhting from it.

What's with clinics? I've never done a clinic. Maybe I should try one.

By the way, just curious (although it does make a difference), how old are you?

West Coast Ace 08-20-2012 03:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Netbudda (Post 6818865)
...he can make you puke in 45 minutes...

How much do they charge for that? Should probably eat the Cheetos AFTER hitting.

Netbudda 08-20-2012 06:23 PM

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Originally Posted by TomT (Post 6821586)
Oh, if only my current competitive level was 4.0 - 4.5. But, it isn't. I will say that one of my frequent hitting partners was a 4.5 (he's 48 and is returning to tennis after about 3 years -- he estimates his current competitive ability at only between 3.5 and 4.0, but I think he's being modest).

I love Cheetos. :)

Good luck with your search. I do know a few people in the Coconut Creek area (which isn't far from you), and, come to think of it, I know a few people in the Boca area. If I get any info on 4.0 - 4.5 hitting partners for you, then I'll let you know.

I clicked on your home page link and got a "server not found" message.

I'll play with anyone, I don't really care provided they can sustain a rally and have a little bit of control.

Don't really know anything about homa page...I don't have one.

Take care and thanks in advance

Netbudda 08-20-2012 06:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TomT (Post 6821593)
What's with clinics? I've never done a clinic. Maybe I should try one.

By the way, just curious (although it does make a difference), how old are you?


A clinic it's a workout session run by a Pro. You have multiple drills and play situations where the Pro is continuously feeding you balls and getting involved. Usually they run it with 4 people...they can be very good if you get the right skill set. For example this last Sunday it was myself and the Pro....I bet in a matter of 45 minutes I hit more than 300 balls and played multiple live points. The Pro is a solid 5.0

I'm 47 with a 4.5 USTA computer rating.

Netbudda 08-20-2012 06:32 PM

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Originally Posted by West Coast Ace (Post 6821740)
How much do they charge for that? Should probably eat the Cheetos AFTER hitting.

$16 for 1 Hour....believe me is all you need.

TomT 08-20-2012 06:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Netbudda (Post 6822017)
I'll play with anyone, I don't really care provided they can sustain a rally and have a little bit of control.

Well, I have lots of control, and can sustain a rally, at least just hitting. But, because of my age, I certainly wouldn't be able to compete effectively against you in match play.

With my (formerly 4.5 level) neighborhood hitting partner, we rally for 20 to 30 minutes, where I will hit to his forehand, then backhand, etc. Then, because I'm currently unable to serve effectively due to tendinitis in my right hand, I receive serves from him for about 30 minutes. Then maybe some volleying practice. Well, you know, we vary it to make it interesting. Anyway, the point is that this guy is about your age, has very nice stroke mechanics, we hit hard, but I cannot (probably ever) hope to compete in match play against him.

If that intrigues you, then if you're going to be in the Fort Lauderdale area, then contact me and maybe we can hit.

Also, I'll furnish the new balls, the drinks, and the snacks. And if you think it wasn't worth your while, then at least you will leave with a brand new can of balls, a good sweat, and, let's see, some gas money and, OK, some Cheetos. :) And maybe I can put you in touch with some people and tennis resources in Fort Lauderdale that might induce you to drive a few miles south once in a while. :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Netbudda (Post 6822017)
Don't really know anything about homa page...I don't have one.

Your profile says your home page is:
www.praisethedeuce.com
but when I click on it I get a "Server Not Found" error message.

Netbudda 08-21-2012 03:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TomT (Post 6822090)
Your profile says your home page is:
www.praisethedeuce.com
but when I click on it I get a "Server Not Found" error message.

LOL, that was a bad joke from many years ago...didn't even remember the episode until you posted the url. :)

I'll keep you posted about my plans for Saturday, I'm waiting to hear from another guy I met here in Boca, if it doesnt happen maybe we can get together and work out a sweat.

later


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