I'll be in Chicago on business for 4 weeks (Starting 6/7). Any 4.5s want to hit singles or set up some doubles out at Humboldt Park? I've played there a few times and the court and lights have been great.
its been nice this past week and unfortunately i haven't been able to hit much. anyone out there want to hit next week? i have been to this thread before but i will repeat that i am about a 4.5-5.0, played college, and used to be a teaching pro.
they took the nets down at the courts near me (arlington heights/mount prospect) but i am sure there are some around that are still up. i know park ridge never takes theirs down. i haven't been out to schaumburg much, but i am sure there are some out there as well. i also hit at river trails from time to time.
Six posts this year. Says something about the state of tennis in this area. October was beautiful and I barely played. I didn't play at all during this most recent stretch of nice weather. That was the last good opportunity this year, most likely. Now it's mooch of my friends with indoor membership season.:-?
I play at the River Trails off of Algonquin Rd. Prices have gone up though $20/hour between 10pm-12am only on Fridays but there are no guest/nonmember fees. If that doesn't work I usually play at Schaumburg (Tennis Plus) or at Hanover Park (center court).
I'm going to be in Rockford towards the end of this month probably until 3rd week of October visiting parents. Looking for players to hit with. I play doubles mostly but can play singles. I'm a 4.5 USTA league player. Might be able to play around the Schaumburg area as well. Anyone?
@voytek and @FedGR
I'm all set. I will be at Rockford this Saturday night. I should be free to hit on Sunday if you guys are free. How can we hook up?
I saw the pic of your rackets. Nice collection. I used to collect too but after a while got tired of keeping up. I've sold most of them. I have a few I kept but I also have a few I did a custom paint job on. The very first I made was my avatar. In the custom paint job section I just posted pics of my Golden State Warriors racket. Have you considered doing a paint job?
I actually demoed the new Djokovic sticks from here. I personally like the Pro and the MP. The S and the Lite are just too lite for me. The word that came to mind to describe the Pro and MP is "buttery". It is quite comfortable. Both are very stable. Not much plow through but not bad either. I would say the Pro is better from the baseline than the MP. The strings on it was quite stiff even when it was strung at suggested mid-tension. The string itself was stiff that's why it lost a little power but control was excellent. I bet if it was strung with something that has more give the full potential of the racket can be realized. If you have questions about it, let me know.
@burosky Welcome! I will send you a pm with my contact info. I live in the city and work in Wheeling so could probably make it out to Schaumburg but driving even more west might be tough. It will be 1 hour for me to get to Schaumburg, each way.
Thanks for the comments on the collection. Well it is not really a collection, I am not planning on keeping them all, my goal is to probably keep 5 rackets of them.