any filipinos here?

Noelle

Hall Of Fame
rommil said:
The letter F is on the Spanish alphabet but not on the alphabet used for Tagalog and the dialects used in the country. So I think the word Filipino was carried over when the use of the Spanish alphabet was prevalent.
I think in the revised Filipino alphabet, the letter F exists already. It's no longer simply the ABAKADA.

Check my reply to Deuce here as well: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showpost.php?p=582848&postcount=186
 

rtm

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I am not Filipino but I was born here and lived here all my life. My parents were originally from India but lived here since late 60s.. My father was a Filipino citizen. Ayun! ;)
 

dobolpolt

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mach1 said:
Yeah...more San Jose filipino tennis players. We should start a league! Filipino-American Tennis League: South Bay Chapter...hehehe.
Good idea! where we should start? I heard there are a lot of Pinoys playing in Cataldi Park (North San Jose), Lakewood Park and Columbia Park (North Sunnyvale)... I play in Lakewood Park, on Tue and Thu, 6-8pm. NTRP 4.0
 
VAmazona said:
I play there pretty much every day!
Do you belong to the Mira Mesa Tennis club? If you're not and you are a pinoy, you're missing a lot. On Sunday we will be having an interclub with El Toyon (National City), we have this yearly tournament with them, whichever club wins, get to bring the trophy home for one year. Of course we have lots of food on that day.

Just to let every pinoy in this board know how much fun our club is, last week we were at a private club in Escondido from 5 till 10pm playing tennis, swimming, sing-along and of course eating. About a month ago we were at Rancho Arbolitos tennis and swim club. We have 4 tournaments a year, singles, doubles, mixed doublles, team tennis and we also have tennis clinics. We have our own trainer but there are also trainers available from Miramar college.

We have some members of our club practice dancing every wednesday, we sing-along, some goes biking, fishing, jamming. We will be having our annual Christmas party and election of new officers on December, there will be dancing and singing and of course more food.

VAmazona, I hope I convinced you enough to join us, but if you're already a member I'm sure we know each other, pm me. Salamat.
 

eggnog

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Eggnog checking in again after many months. Hey you pinoys still playing in San Jose, CA, we'll play together one of these days. I play at two local high schools, James Lick and Evergreen Valley High School. EVHS I've been volunteer tennis assistant for the last three years since the tennis coach there doesn't know very much so I help out. I guess I could make it out to Cataldi Park but it's always so crowded, or Backesto park, haven't been there in years. You other San Joseans, choose a time and maybe a lot of us can make it. Let's hit before the first rains start coming!!

All these posts make me very proud how we can still treat each other with respect. How could we not? We all have some tie to the Philippines and we all live to play tennis!! BTW, I am now playing with the volkl racquets, T10 VE both mid and MP. I'll give you guys my two cents worth evaluation if you like. I am trying to practice more now. In my prime, I could hit every shot in the book (american twist, top spin lobs, etc.) but not consistently ;-) !! Now I concede if I split sets in singles!!

take care TW barkada.

Andy Aganad
San Jose, CA USA
 
dobolpolt said:
Good idea! where we should start? I heard there are a lot of Pinoys playing in Cataldi Park (North San Jose), Lakewood Park and Columbia Park (North Sunnyvale)... I play in Lakewood Park, on Tue and Thu, 6-8pm. NTRP 4.0
That is a good idea. Maybe we can start a southern california league also....wa-do ya say POGO?
 

POGO

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baselinebrawler said:
That is a good idea. Maybe we can start a southern california league also....wa-do ya say POGO?
yes, yes, but can a non filipino join? :) I love filipino food and have many filipino friends, will that do? :)
 

jayserinos99

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dobolpolt said:
Good idea! where we should start? I heard there are a lot of Pinoys playing in Cataldi Park (North San Jose), Lakewood Park and Columbia Park (North Sunnyvale)... I play in Lakewood Park, on Tue and Thu, 6-8pm. NTRP 4.0
who is this? i play at lakewood on thursdays from 6-8pm.
 

jayserinos99

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eggnog said:
Eggnog checking in again after many months. Hey you pinoys still playing in San Jose, CA, we'll play together one of these days. I play at two local high schools, James Lick and Evergreen Valley High School. EVHS I've been volunteer tennis assistant for the last three years since the tennis coach there doesn't know very much so I help out. I guess I could make it out to Cataldi Park but it's always so crowded, or Backesto park, haven't been there in years. You other San Joseans, choose a time and maybe a lot of us can make it. Let's hit before the first rains start coming!!

All these posts make me very proud how we can still treat each other with respect. How could we not? We all have some tie to the Philippines and we all live to play tennis!! BTW, I am now playing with the volkl racquets, T10 VE both mid and MP. I'll give you guys my two cents worth evaluation if you like. I am trying to practice more now. In my prime, I could hit every shot in the book (american twist, top spin lobs, etc.) but not consistently ;-) !! Now I concede if I split sets in singles!!

take care TW barkada.

Andy Aganad
San Jose, CA USA
what's going on andy; see if you can drive up to lakewood park in sunnyvale on tuesday and thursdays from 6-8pm. if not, a few of us can go over to bakesto park if you let us know when.
 

eggnog

New User
Jay, Dobolpolt, others

I will try to make it to Lakewood Park this Thursday. I happen to work in Sunnyvale so going there right after work is possible. Didn't even know this park exists and I work right by there on the north side of Hwy 237. I take Lawrence Expressway north past Hwy 237 to get to work which according to the map, the park is right by there.

Andy
 

POGO

Hall of Fame
baselinebrawler said:
Of course you could join. Anyone else in southern california interested in doing this?
Great!!!, but I must tell you I only play tennis with spandex shorts, it is in my contract :)
 
POGO said:
Great!!!, but I must tell you I only play tennis with spandex shorts, it is in my contract :)
That outfit will be ok....especially since I play in daisy dukes and a barong...(you guys and gals in this thread know what I am talkin about) ;) eh..eh.
 

krnboijunsung

Semi-Pro
Noelle said:
Filipinos are known for their hospitality, even "adopting" people into their own families. :p
They're also known for being very great looking.

Very guapo for you Spanish speakers out there.

Very eepuhgeh sengyusuh, for you koreans out there.
 

rommil

Legend
baselinebrawler said:
That outfit will be ok....especially since I play in daisy dukes and a barong...(you guys and gals in this thread know what I am talkin about) ;) eh..eh.
Lol, as long as you wear an undershirt...
 
eggnog said:
Jay, Dobolpolt, others

I will try to make it to Lakewood Park this Thursday. I happen to work in Sunnyvale so going there right after work is possible. Didn't even know this park exists and I work right by there on the north side of Hwy 237. I take Lawrence Expressway north past Hwy 237 to get to work which according to the map, the park is right by there.

Andy
Hmm don't know who you are but I'm a lakewood regular. See you there...
 

jayserinos99

Hall of Fame
^^ alright, just to break it down:

there's 3 jay's at lakewood: me (with the tour10 ve mid...or any other frame i happen to bring that day), another jay with a head fp radical os and one more jay with a head widebody of some sort.

prince of tennis is the one with the tour 90.
 

eggnog

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You ask who I am? I am a south bay pinoy all the way. graduated from San Jose State. Helped start a Filipino club there called Akbayan. Both my parents have at different times been President of the Filipino Community of Santa Clara County, the headquarters being in the Filipino center on 6th street in San Jose.

In the 1980's, a few of us Filipino squatters at Independence High School decided to form a Filipino Tennis Club, so not so creatively, we called it San Jose Filipino Tennis Club (SJFTC). We had officers and teams and played other Filipino teams from Daly City, Fremont and Union City, as well as among ourselves. The club does not always exist every year but the players continue on. Some have passed on, new members come and go.
I have continued to play in the San Jose area all this time... more or less on weekends. I have never gotten a rating but long long time ago, I played two years for San Jose City College's tennis team as no.1 or no. 2 player. And in high school on an awful team I was the no. 1 player my junior and senior year. If I played regularly I suppose I'd probably be a 4.0. Now I am just happy to get some exercise, practice all my shots and have a good time, laughing and joking with my barkada. I will try my very best to make it to Lakewood Park this Thursday. I seem to be switching between playing with a volkl Tour 10 v-engine or a Head LM Prestige. so that is how you'll spot me carrying either a Head or Volkl bag.

take care all.
 

jayserinos99

Hall of Fame
^ that's cool man. i was bit too young to join the filipino tennis team in union city (i was starting to play juniors when it died down) but i do remember going with my dad (who played for the concord team) going to lots of places...hercules, vallejo, union city, san francisco. i never got to compete in those teams but only got to practice with them but those were the good old days. i think nowadays it's making a comeback of sorts, but it's geared toward usta play. i think one reason why it died down was because of golf.
 
^^ Thats crazy you are OG to the fullest. San Jose State Alumni alright! Well yah that school is aight I don't plan joining on Akbayan just because it seems they lost the meaning of it. Its a very cliqueish group. Like a group within a group weird yah. It's great to know one of the founders though!

80s Independence you might know my cousins. Hella long time ago but you might know Raymond and Roland Mendoza? Also their friend Ben Ju was the number one during that time.

I've never heard of that San Jose filipino club. If you stil have contact with it share! I would like to join. I want to join to play other people but also meet my fellow Pinoys. I know there are a lot more filipino tennis players here in the San Jose but I have yet to meet them.

Yah filipino center! It finally got rebuilt about a year or two ago its nice to see that place kickin again. I have to stop by one day. I live very close to the center.

Well I hope to you see you on thursday we can chat up more then. Payce....

oh yah all these volkl users lol
 

mach1

Rookie
Siiiiick...Filipino Volkl users unite! tour 10 VE mid yo...still getting more used to it but i like it. I havent been playing tennis too much lately...starting to practice basketball more now.
 
dobolpolt said:
Good idea! where we should start? I heard there are a lot of Pinoys playing in Cataldi Park (North San Jose), Lakewood Park and Columbia Park (North Sunnyvale)... I play in Lakewood Park, on Tue and Thu, 6-8pm. NTRP 4.0
Gotta be jay....LoL only one who plays USTA there...
 

eggnog

New User
You San Jose guys are funny!! Well, a church function came up and I can't make it on Thursday but Tuesday I will. Just take it easy on me. no, on second thought, I want to see your best!!

Too bad the Akbayan Filipino club has turned clickish, and there are so many more Filipinos at SJS than when we started. Can you imagine I had to hustle to find the minimum 20 signatures needed to open a club on SJS. We were united by culture, a sense of wanting to help the community and of course taking stands on issues with the Philippines, Marcos, martial law.

BTW, I remember the first year we started SJFTC, hearing news for the first time on the tennis court of Aquino's assassination. Those times of playing Union City, Fremont and Daly City, then enjoying each other's company, drinking and eating; they were indeed the good ol days. Everybody (including myself) is just so damn busy and yes a lot of my barkada they do golf so that has something to do with not playing so much.

Andy
 
^ Awww I was excited because a lot of us were gonna show up.Tuesday are hard because Jay has school so he can't make tuesdays. Maybe next thursday.

I'm guessing you didn't know those people I mentioned.

I wonder how hard it would be to start a tennis club at sjsu so we can play gainst other club schools.
 
Man! How sad. I asked if any filipinos in southern california/LA area wanted to hookup to start a league and no one responded. I guess I am alone in 1)Loving tennis 2)Living in LA 3)Wanting to meet new people to play tennis with. Or maybe they just don't like me......oh well.
 

jayserinos99

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^^ btw, prince was talking about me (j). btw eggnog/andy, do you know ron? he plays at independence; he's also on my work team. i already told him about lakewood as well but i don't know if he's going to make it.
 

eggnog

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Hey jayserinos99, these first names are getting confusing. I do know at least two Ron's. Ron who? Me and my barkada (what is left of the SJFTC plus other squatter friends) play mainly at James Lick High school on Alum Rock Ave in east San Jose on Sat and Sun. why there? Well, the courts are not that great but it has turned out to be a Filipino hangout on weekends, most of the times all Filipinos playing on all six courts. Nobody bothers us and we can play as long as we want so we tolerate the poor condition of some of the nets. This doesn't mean that non-Filipinos are not welcome there but that is just the way it has developed over the past few years, a Filipino hangout. you go to other high schools in our area and there are mostly Vietnamese.

If any of you from greater San Jose area want to come there I will be there on Sat. the more the merrier. Many come early like as soon as the sun rises 7:00 and we play until 11:00 or so. You will find we are a friendly bunch and welcome anybody.

cheers,
Andy
andy
 

atatu

Legend
I noticed a couple of references for Francis Alvair in the classifieds section, anyone know if this is the same guy who played for UCSB and UVA back in the 80's ?
 

jayserinos99

Hall of Fame
eggnog said:
Hey jayserinos99, these first names are getting confusing. I do know at least two Ron's. Ron who? Me and my barkada (what is left of the SJFTC plus other squatter friends) play mainly at James Lick High school on Alum Rock Ave in east San Jose on Sat and Sun. why there? Well, the courts are not that great but it has turned out to be a Filipino hangout on weekends, most of the times all Filipinos playing on all six courts. Nobody bothers us and we can play as long as we want so we tolerate the poor condition of some of the nets. This doesn't mean that non-Filipinos are not welcome there but that is just the way it has developed over the past few years, a Filipino hangout. you go to other high schools in our area and there are mostly Vietnamese.
His name is Ron G. Kind of a shorter guy, wears glasses and uses a pure drive.

I used to live off of White and McKee a few years back. I played at James Lick a couple of times but that was a long time ago.
 

eggnog

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Jayserinos, I certainly do know Ron Gdnz. He was at Intel before, I don't know about now. It seems he's not playing that much or maybe he plays elsewhere. Is that where you work, Intel? If you know the way he plays, I'm better, younger, and shorter than him ... so watch out for me next Thursday!!! I have an all around game, can serve and volley but can't last more than a few sets and god forbid I play singles. one tie-breaker and its downhill from there ... out of shape, physically and tennis-wise but still love to play!!

regards to all you south bay players.
 

eggnog

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San Joseans, yes the Filipino barkada plays Sat and Sun at James Lick High come rain or shine (we bring our brooms and squeegees). either get there really early or get there mid morning like 9:00 after the early birds finish their requisite 2 or 3 sets. I do play Sunday too but leave really early cause I go to church.

All this interest has made me think of something. All the Filipino or any TW members for that matter who are interested, I suggest we try to put together a tennis tournament/party. It has to be localized, in more than one place and time, e.g. TW members tried to do something like this remember?, and I was willing to drive to southern california for one that was being planned but it fell apart I think. We could do this, perhaps coordinate it off line rather than clog this website with all our emails.

So, since I am in NorCal, I would be willing to help coordinate one for the San Francisco bay area, perhaps have one in either SF, Fremont, Union city or San Jose. In SoCal, others would do the same, perhaps have one in LA, another in San Diego. It will be interesting to see if we can do it and what kind of response we get. I haven't really thought it through in detail, just brainstorming, but what do you all think? Perhaps we can plan it for early next year, giving us time to plan and execute.

regards to all,
Andy A. San Jose, CA
 
^ Good idea. If its going to be out of the bay area I'm carpooling lol. We'd have to find a nice a park with a good bbq place and no people. I know of a couple places so lets toss up somemore ideas.
 

Talent

Rookie
Talent said:
Pinoy Pride here!

I was born there, but I moved to the States when I was around two and have been living here ever since. I'm from Metro Manila and I haven't visited for about six years. Any Pinoys in the Central Florida area up for hit?

Nice to meet y'all :)
No warm welcome from my fellow Filips? I thought Filipinos were some of the most hospitable people in any culture out there.
 

Talent

Rookie
Noelle said:
:lol: Hi Talent! Sorry for the belated welcome.
That's all right. No big deal really :lol: It seems most of the Pinoys on these boards live in Cali. We don't have many Pinoy tennis players here. They'd rather settle for the standard baseball, basketball, football, etc.
 
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linecalls05

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New here

I'm proud to be Filipino, in facts I'm plannig to retire in the P.I. Leaving in Fremont now. Play in Mission Hills Tennis Club.
 
linecalls05 said:
I'm proud to be Filipino, in facts I'm plannig to retire in the P.I. Leaving in Fremont now. Play in Mission Hills Tennis Club.
Cool! Club player I see. What would you rank yourself according to USTA self ranking.
 

dbnet03

New User
linecalls05 said:
I'm proud to be Filipino, in facts I'm plannig to retire in the P.I. Leaving in Fremont now. Play in Mission Hills Tennis Club.
Cool - maybe we'll be playing in P.I. in the future since I'm planning to retire there too. :)
 

Noelle

Hall Of Fame
Wow, two people who want to make their home in the Philippines after retirement! :) That's a very bold move.
 

bookem

Rookie
Actually,there are quite a few residential developments (inc. Rockwell Center and Fort Boni) that are marketing units to potential retirees in the US...

The PI's not a bad place to stretch your retirement dollars... especially if you decide to retire to the provinces like Tagaytay.
 

dbnet03

New User
Noelle said:
Wow, two people who want to make their home in the Philippines after retirement! :) That's a very bold move.
Just getting burnt out by the fast life\job situation here in the USA. Need to slow down a bit ... and play tennis anytime. :)
 

Talent

Rookie
Pinoy Pride

Pro tennis player, Eric Taino, is making a bit of noise at a tournament in Japan. Going in as a qualifier, he has managed to beat a local man to advance to play the top seed, Mariano Puerta from Argentina. Puerta is the Roland Garros finalist of this year and ranked 10 in the world. Let's cheer on our fellow Pinoy! :mrgreen: I wonder what the odds are on this match...
 
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