Las Vegas Strip Tennis Feb 22, 2020

muddlehead

Semi-Pro
Heading to LV for the Wilder fight. Staying on the Strip. Darling TC a little too far away. I see Bally's has some courts. Is that an option for a hit Friday eve 2/21 and Sat morning 2/22? Or, are they going to make me sign up for a clinic? Thx Dave
 

OnTheLine

Hall of Fame
@mad dog1 your visit was blessed with a level of fantastic luck!

I have not heard anything good about the courts at Bally's ... but if you are time constrained it may be best choice. Give them a call and find out.

Darling is closed on Friday nights and Saturday mornings are usually 100% booked (clinics, juniors and league matches) more likely to get a court there on a Saturday afternoon.
 

muddlehead

Semi-Pro
@mad dog1 your visit was blessed with a level of fantastic luck!

I have not heard anything good about the courts at Bally's ... but if you are time constrained it may be best choice. Give them a call and find out.

Darling is closed on Friday nights and Saturday mornings are usually 100% booked (clinics, juniors and league matches) more likely to get a court there on a Saturday afternoon.
Yup. Thx for the replies. Why would Darling be closed on Fri nights?
 

OnTheLine

Hall of Fame
They are open 8am-9pm Mon-Thurs; 7am-7pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Don't know why, just how it is. Trust I would prefer they were open later those nights ... that is my home club.
 

muddlehead

Semi-Pro
They are open 8am-9pm Mon-Thurs; 7am-7pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Don't know why, just how it is. Trust I would prefer they were open later those nights ... that is my home club.
Cool. You and me Saturday morning. I'm a 4.5 senior. Just wanna hit for 90 mins. We hit one ball back and forth no misses for 45 mins. The next 45 mins you choose what you want to do. Get us a court. I'll pay any fees, of course. Dave
 

OnTheLine

Hall of Fame
I have just broken into a cold sweat thinking about one ball no misses for 45 minutes.

There is an advanced clinic (mostly 4.5 players some 4.0 players) on Saturday mornings at 8am usually plays in stadium court .... its cheap only $10 and there are usually more than a few that grab a court and play pick up afterwards. You will hit a lot of balls. Level is strictly enforced.

If that doesn't work for you I will gladly hit with you but this no misses for 45 minutes nonsense .... ;) ..... just know what you are getting ... 3.5F who hits a decently heavy ball for a 3.5F.
 

muddlehead

Semi-Pro
I have just broken into a cold sweat thinking about one ball no misses for 45 minutes.

There is an advanced clinic (mostly 4.5 players some 4.0 players) on Saturday mornings at 8am usually plays in stadium court .... its cheap only $10 and there are usually more than a few that grab a court and play pick up afterwards. You will hit a lot of balls. Level is strictly enforced.

If that doesn't work for you I will gladly hit with you but this no misses for 45 minutes nonsense .... ;) ..... just know what you are getting ... 3.5F who hits a decently heavy ball for a 3.5F.

Nope. You and me. It'll be your best 90 mins on a tennis court ever. And fun.
 

OnTheLine

Hall of Fame
Well if that isn't the most aggressive pick up line I have heard since 1989 ....

Let's do this ... I will get reservations ... 9am work for you or do you prefer a little earlier?
 

Big_Dangerous

Talk Tennis Guru
I have just broken into a cold sweat thinking about one ball no misses for 45 minutes.

There is an advanced clinic (mostly 4.5 players some 4.0 players) on Saturday mornings at 8am usually plays in stadium court .... its cheap only $10 and there are usually more than a few that grab a court and play pick up afterwards. You will hit a lot of balls. Level is strictly enforced.

If that doesn't work for you I will gladly hit with you but this no misses for 45 minutes nonsense .... ;) ..... just know what you are getting ... 3.5F who hits a decently heavy ball for a 3.5F.
Even the pros miss more frequently than that.
 

muddlehead

Semi-Pro
Well if that isn't the most aggressive pick up line I have heard since 1989 ....

Let's do this ... I will get reservations ... 9am work for you or do you prefer a little earlier?
Cool. You mean later. I know you do. Can do 9am but 10am better for me if that works for you. Either way see you 2/22/20. Looking forward to it.
 

muddlehead

Semi-Pro
Even the pros miss more frequently than that.
So, I came across a video of two brothers from Ct on youtube some years ago. Indoor court. They set the Guinness record for hitting one ball continuously over the net back and forth. Did it for charity. Accepting donations for the effort/ feat. I stole their idea with a few tweaks. Their video is not terrific. Hard to see exactly what rules they were going by. I assume the record is one or zero bounces and in the court boundaries. I modify it to be one or two bounces, or more if need be, and not a concern if it's out. Just keep it going. Definitely, absolutely not hitting hard as you're most likely imagining. Just get it over the net nice and easy. After about 30 mins, the workout begins. You have to concentrate to keep from missing even the softest of shots. Most I've ever done is exactly one hour - we were watching the clock. The record by the two in Ct is ...
 

Big_Dangerous

Talk Tennis Guru
So, I came across a video of two brothers from Ct on youtube some years ago. Indoor court. They set the Guinness record for hitting one ball continuously over the net back and forth. Did it for charity. Accepting donations for the effort/ feat. I stole their idea with a few tweaks. Their video is not terrific. Hard to see exactly what rules they were going by. I assume the record is one or zero bounces and in the court boundaries. I modify it to be one or two bounces, or more if need be, and not a concern if it's out. Just keep it going. Definitely, absolutely not hitting hard as you're most likely imagining. Just get it over the net nice and easy. After about 30 mins, the workout begins. You have to concentrate to keep from missing even the softest of shots. Most I've ever done is exactly one hour - we were watching the clock. The record by the two in Ct is ...
I guess if the objective is not to win the point, but just keep the rally alive, then I could maybe see that. I guess when me and my regular partner play, we hit a few safe shots to start with, but then quickly transition into trying to win the point, so the pace of shot picks up and we start hitting angles and with depth, which is when the unforced errors creep into play, lol.
 

OnTheLine

Hall of Fame
Cool. You mean later. I know you do. Can do 9am but 10am better for me if that works for you. Either way see you 2/22/20. Looking forward to it.
LOL .... will try for a 10am spot ... it is a league day so I will see what I can secure for us.
 

muddlehead

Semi-Pro
I guess if the objective is not to win the point, but just keep the rally alive, then I could maybe see that. I guess when me and my regular partner play, we hit a few safe shots to start with, but then quickly transition into trying to win the point, so the pace of shot picks up and we start hitting angles and with depth, which is when the unforced errors creep into play, lol.
Yup. This is a 45 minute groove your strokes kind of drill. Nothing more. nothing less.
 

EP1998

Semi-Pro
Cool. You and me Saturday morning. I'm a 4.5 senior. Just wanna hit for 90 mins. We hit one ball back and forth no misses for 45 mins. The next 45 mins you choose what you want to do. Get us a court. I'll pay any fees, of course. Dave
Are you used to thinner air and possible wind impact?! I've hit at darling and sometimes I'd hit a ball that i was sure was going in and out it would go....and I can play very consistently if called upon to do so.
 

muddlehead

Semi-Pro
Are you used to thinner air and possible wind impact?! I've hit at darling and sometimes I'd hit a ball that i was sure was going in and out it would go....and I can play very consistently if called upon to do so.
No prob w/me EP1998 if you join me and ontheline. Years ago I had one of these discussions with a guy in Salt Lake City. I was there w/my wife for a Cal - Utah football game. Set up a hit at world famous Liberty Park. At the last second he cancels. All good. Hit w/my wife. Come one come all.

So a ball or two hits the fence. That's why they're there.
 
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