Recent content by Z-Man

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    A good example of 4.5?S

    You never know until you get on the court with someone. I recall playing in a tournament and seeing my opponents warming up. I was totally siked out. They were young, fit, and killing the ball. But we beat them easily because they weren't nearly as good as they looked. It's all about...
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    Snappy comebacks

    My favorite comeback is when a foot faulter questions a line call on his own serve. I say: "It was only a few inches long. If you hit the same serve from back behind the baseline, it probably would have been in." Another comeback for line call questioners is to say "I got a really good look...
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    Anybody try Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA?

    Dang, a few years ago I thought I was getting close to at least knowing the names of the major craft brewers around the country. Now there are so many, I can barely stay on top of what's local / regional.
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    Anybody try Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA?

    Thanks--good info on Coronado. There are so many great breweries in that area. Last time I was in SD, I was really impressed with Ballast Point, but I missed the chance to work with them, so now Firestone Walker is at the top of my CA list, but I don't know when they will come my way. I need...
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    Anybody try Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA?

    Hey Kevin: Do you ever see anything from Coronado Brewing out in California? What's their reputation? They are coming to my area, and I'm wondering what to expect.
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    Anybody try Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA?

    Happy Thanksgiving to my beer-loving tennis playing internet friends. Tonight I'm giving thanks with leftover Mellow Mushroom pizza washed down with Sierra Nevada Celebration IPA and Jekyll Brewing Hop Dang Diggity. Hop Dang!
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    I can't recall how long I waited, but it was at least two weeks. You will feel fine, but you really want to take it easy. It's much better than having to worry about complications. Another tip: be sure your doc gives you a Valium to take before the procedure. It will help take the edge off...
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    ALTA B1 (Atlanta) What's the USTA Level?

    ^^^^^ Especially at line 1, you never know what you'll get in ALTA. Throw in hangovers, changing partners, etc, anything can happen. We took all 5 lines this morning. I played at line 2. Our opponents were decent players--probably mid to low level 4.0s. But their line calls were 2.5...
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    ALTA B1 (Atlanta) What's the USTA Level?

    I'll have to report back tomorrow after the match. Alta is funny--you never know who is going to show up. Based on what I'm hearing, our team is good, but not exceptionally good for B1.
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    ALTA B1 (Atlanta) What's the USTA Level?

    Thanks for the input--I really didn't know what to expect. We are playing out of Newnan. I've played at the higher levels, but my partner and I are both rusty. If it's 3.5s and 4.0s, I think we will be OK.
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    ALTA B1 (Atlanta) What's the USTA Level?

    A question for the Atlanta / ALTA players: What's the level of play at ALTA B1? I've been sitting out for a few years, but I just joined a B1 team. I've never played that low before. What's the general level? Maybe weak 4.0 with 4.5s at line 1 and 3.5s at lines 4 and 5? Thx Z
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    Tops'l members/owners ?

    If you hit the hot tub at the TOPSL fitness center, be sure to look out for local legend Johnny Savage. He's a hoot...
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    The Cause of the Weak American Field: USTA Junior Tournaments

    I spent 10 days in Spain earlier this year (mostly Andalusia). I was surprised to see very few tennis courts. Maybe there are more courts in Valencia, but southern Spain is like Florida for Europeans. Granted, I was mostly in tourist areas, but we traveled by bus, and I saw a lot of the...
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    Getting humbled in USTA

    That's good, but I'd fine tune it with two points: 1) Pushers are often able to keep the ball deep and move the ball around to prevent their opponent from attacking. Depth and placement are both weapons. Patience is another weapon. A better player can answer depth and placement will depth...
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    4.0 Looking to hit on Hilton Head 5-3 through 5-14

    Sorry I missed you--I'll be there for the next 4 days. Let me know if you're coming back.