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SOY78

Professional
Yeah you guys were pretty good next to us.

Were you playing some kind of ranked doubles match against the two other guys or were they friends?

I was just playing with some intermediate friends so I didn't bust out the new balls.

Nah it was just a friendly match as allways :)
 

SOY78

Professional
Any of you IL guys played in Hanover Park District indoor courts?

During the warm months, I play mostly in Medinah courts and Friendship park in Arlington Heights i think on Algonquin Rd and Rte 83 :)
 

SOY78

Professional
No questions about the Hanover Park club. I play there on the weekends. I did play in Medinah courts outside yesterday. It was very interesting to play tennis when there is ice behind the baseline ;)
 

SOY78

Professional
Yesterday I played on a carpet court for the first time. All I can say is wow that was a different experience. This was in Naperville Tennis Club. It was definatelly slower than the hard courts that I am used to, the ball seems to bounce really high and I never hit so many top spin serves that were unreturnable. Very good and comfortable on the feet. Ball had allmost no sound when bouncing from the court. I liked it :)
 

supermario343

Hall of Fame
Yesterday I played on a carpet court for the first time. All I can say is wow that was a different experience. This was in Naperville Tennis Club. It was definatelly slower than the hard courts that I am used to, the ball seems to bounce really high and I never hit so many top spin serves that were unreturnable. Very good and comfortable on the feet. Ball had allmost no sound when bouncing from the court. I liked it :)
I played a doubles tourny there like a few months ago lol..that was my first time on carpet too..so weird! Def easy on the knees but the ball just skids and i prefer hardcourts better still :)
 

SOY78

Professional
I am going to play at Medinah park district (outside) this Thursday with my usual tennis partner. It is suppose to be in the 50s.
 

SOY78

Professional
I played both saturday and sunday in the morning. Started out cold but then started to strip off the layers and played with shorts and longsleve t-shirt at the end. Love playing outside a lot more than in the incubator :)
 

supermario343

Hall of Fame
I played both saturday and sunday in the morning. Started out cold but then started to strip off the layers and played with shorts and longsleve t-shirt at the end. Love playing outside a lot more than in the incubator :)
thats for sure lol...i was out both days as well in the afternoon so i just had shorts and a T...love playing outside a lot more than indoors as well :cool:
 

SOY78

Professional
^^^^^
I'm about 50 miles south east of you ;)
I've been known to drive far from Elgin like Highland Park, Evanston or Winnetka just to play some tournaments.
 
i wish i found this thread sooner! i wondered why nobody was responding in the odds and ends section!

i live in park ridge and am desperate to play tennis this summer. i had a membership at RTTC but opted to not renew this year.

there are 8 beautiful lit courts near my place but i would drive as well. would anyone be willing to hit with me this summer? i really want to be able to play numerous times per week. i am 4.5-5 former junior and college player. i think i already emailed Mario.....

wasnt that you supermario?
 

supermario343

Hall of Fame
i wish i found this thread sooner! i wondered why nobody was responding in the odds and ends section!

i live in park ridge and am desperate to play tennis this summer. i had a membership at RTTC but opted to not renew this year.

there are 8 beautiful lit courts near my place but i would drive as well. would anyone be willing to hit with me this summer? i really want to be able to play numerous times per week. i am 4.5-5 former junior and college player. i think i already emailed Mario.....

wasnt that you supermario?
yes it was lol...thats me :D..we should all get a group of us together and have a big hitting outing...thatd be fun
 

supermario343

Hall of Fame
Since I have Nadal's gear I should be #1 seed and have a bye all the way to the final!

And also a 6-0, 6-0, 5-0 (40-0) lead in the final...
haha since i have rogers gear...ill be #2 seed and ill see you in the final..but with a different result than at the aussie open ;)
 

TokyopunK

Professional
haha since i have rogers gear...ill be #2 seed and ill see you in the final..but with a different result than at the aussie open ;)
Darn it, I just realized I will probably be the worst one out of Super Mario, SOY, and tennisguy!!!

I guess I have to be #4 seed and dress like murray......hmmm i do use a radical.
 

TokyopunK

Professional
haha who knows i can be the worst :) lol...yes well all dress up as pros
Haha yeah right!

You get 3rd in state the same year I can't even get past first round of Sectionals...... and now you do the ITF circuit and qualies while I sit at home all day and play video games!


Maybe if Mario ate a poison mushroom the day before.........
 

supermario343

Hall of Fame
Haha yeah right!

You get 3rd in state the same year I can't even get past first round of Sectionals...... and now you do the ITF circuit and qualies while I sit at home all day and play video games!


Maybe if Mario ate a poison mushroom the day before.........
haha too funny...ya never knowww....i didnt do too well at the ITF circuit though...well see how this summer goes :)
 

SOY78

Professional
I'm itching to play with you guys. I've been playing with the same people over two years now, I need more variety ;)
 

Elzurdo

New User
I'll be traveling to Schaumburg IL from 12 to 25 APR (I'm from Argentina). My level is aprox NTPR 4.5/5.0, is there anyone interested in playing with me? Let me know so I take my racquets!
 

supermario343

Hall of Fame
I'll be traveling to Schaumburg IL from 12 to 25 APR (I'm from Argentina). My level is aprox NTPR 4.5/5.0, is there anyone interested in playing with me? Let me know so I take my racquets!
Thats right in my area..im in Palatine. If you wanna hit, let me know and we can set up a hit somewhere
 

Elzurdo

New User
Thats right in my area..im in Palatine. If you wanna hit, let me know and we can set up a hit somewhere
That's great! I'll take my gear and contact you when I arrive! BTW, I see from your signature that your're using the new KPS88. I've been playing with stock K90s for the last 1 1/2 year and am really happy with them... however I'm curious about the KPS88 and if it's better enough (for me, playing mostly on clay) to justify a change, guess I'll have to test a demo soon.
 

Elzurdo

New User
I'll have to study for the damn Professional Engineering exam for a whole month of April :(
Come on!!!! I'm an engineer, and during my studies never gave up playing tennis! Elguin is pretty close to Schaumburg... the company I work for has a support center there. If you can make some time in April let me know!
 

Elzurdo

New User
I can make it in April,
let me know and we can all get together on the same day.
Great idea! Let me know if you want me to take my Head Liquidmetal Radical Tour... just answered to you in another thread I have this frame new in 4-3/8... still interested?
 

TokyopunK

Professional
Great idea! Let me know if you want me to take my Head Liquidmetal Radical Tour... just answered to you in another thread I have this frame new in 4-3/8... still interested?
Yeah I am interested, how much are you looking for?

Would you be willing to wait until you came in April to deliver the racquet so I don't have to pay for international shipping?
 

Elzurdo

New User
Yeah I am interested, how much are you looking for?

Would you be willing to wait until you came in April to deliver the racquet so I don't have to pay for international shipping?
Well, here in Buenos Aires I can easily sell it for aprox USD140, since these player's frames are even harder to find here than in the states.

I can take the racquet to Schaumburg in mid April so you save the shipping, if you make an offer that justifies this effort.

You can contact me at seba_240483@hotmail.com
 

TokyopunK

Professional
Sorry to hear that TokyopunK... Anyway if I have enough space I will take the racquet with me and maybe we can meet to hit some balls.
Yeah for sure, but I actually have two of them so I am already pretty used to it, I was just looking for a third for another spare, but I will wait awhile until I actually need it before I splurge.

Which pro do you dress like????!!
 
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