posters who you want to see hit.

did Jolly and drak ever hit? how's JR doing these days?
Drak doubled bageled Jolly. The Supe2DResq, the self-rated 3.5, and Drak rated second best player on the board, beat Jolly 0 and 1. Topaz, the I spent countless amount of blood sweat and tears so that I could be promoted to 3.5 women's NTRP, she finished him 3 and 2.
 

bad_call

Legend
Drak doubled bageled Jolly. The Supe2DResq, the self-rated 3.5, and Drak rated second best player on the board, beat Jolly 0 and 1. Topaz, the I spent countless amount of blood sweat and tears so that I could be promoted to 3.5 women's NTRP, she finished him 3 and 2.
wow...how did i miss that!?! :shock:
 

danno123

Rookie
what we need is a little bit of controversy. too much goodie goodie these days.

somebody drop the gloves already.
I'm in the middle of Michigan. If anyone is going to be close by, let me know. We'll exchange online insults and have a "grudge match." :)
 

rommil

Legend
Drak doubled bageled Jolly. The Supe2DResq, the self-rated 3.5, and Drak rated second best player on the board, beat Jolly 0 and 1. Topaz, the I spent countless amount of blood sweat and tears so that I could be promoted to 3.5 women's NTRP, she finished him 3 and 2.
I thought they all ended up making a porno.
 

danno123

Rookie
Well then good sir, I challenge thee to a duueelll! :)
You are a pusher and your father smells of elderberries!!!

I play at the Michigan Athletic Club in East Lansing. We've got a bunch of covered indoor courts so one is usually open. If you come to my courts, I'll pay for guest court time and provide balls. My weekends are a little crazy because one son is still doing wooden bat league baseball, two daughters are in soccer and the other daughter is taking ballet. But shoot me an e-mail and we can arrange a time for me to stomp your pusher butt. (Sorry I'm not very good at calling people out on the internet).
We really should do a video.

(BTW, I'm 48 years old and am probably somewhere around a 4.0 or a 4.5 but I don't have an official rating.)
 

rjw

Professional
I'd like to see Drak vs his wife (sorry, I don't know her name)

From what he's told me. she could hand it to him....:mrgreen:
 

Limpinhitter

G.O.A.T.
Thanks Ash. I needed this little tip as I really want to improve my volleys. I can place it but there is something wrong. Again this helps and actually makes sense visually in my mind.

Arch, I'm flabbergasted at how much over teaching there is when it comes to volleys. I'll offer my 2 cents even though it's OT. Volleys are the simplest, easiest shot in tennis. Do these things and everything else, including footwork, will fall in to place:

(1) From the ready position, turn your upper body with both hands on the racquet until the racquet is facing the oncoming ball. Do not take the racquet back further than your upper body. Do not make any backswing with the arm at all.

(2) Remove the non-dominant hand and hold the racquet face in the path of the oncoming ball, and keep the racquet head above the hand (unless the ball is below your knees, but, maintain a strong angle between the forearm and racquet in any event).

(3) As the ball approaches, push the racquet face straight in to the ball so that you make contact just in front of your lead foot, and carve under the ball by leading with the bottom edge of the hoop beginning at contact. Do not swing down. Do not chop.

(4) Repeat.

That's all there is to it, brother!
 
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dozu

Banned
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Originally Posted by arche3
Thanks Ash. I needed this little tip as I really want to improve my volleys. I can place it but there is something wrong. Again this helps and actually makes sense visually in my mind.

oh - so arche3 can't volley? no wonder the guy only hit like 300 forehands against the wall.
 

arche3

Banned
Lol. Dozu. Your too much. Let me clarify then. Against Federer I can't volley. Against you I'm Federer. Hah!

Quote:
Originally Posted by arche3
Thanks Ash. I needed this little tip as I really want to improve my volleys. I can plapce it but there is something wrong. Again this helps and actually makes sense visually in my ind.

oh - so arche3 can't volley? no wonder the guy only hit like 300 forehands against the wall.
 

mtommer

Hall of Fame
You are a pusher and your father smells of elderberries!!!

I play at the Michigan Athletic Club in East Lansing. We've got a bunch of covered indoor courts so one is usually open. If you come to my courts, I'll pay for guest court time and provide balls. My weekends are a little crazy because one son is still doing wooden bat league baseball, two daughters are in soccer and the other daughter is taking ballet. But shoot me an e-mail and we can arrange a time for me to stomp your pusher butt. (Sorry I'm not very good at calling people out on the internet).
We really should do a video.

(BTW, I'm 48 years old and am probably somewhere around a 4.0 or a 4.5 but I don't have an official rating.)
Hey, absolutely man. We should make it a State vs Michigan game :D. Look for an email soon!
 
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JoelDali

G.O.A.T.
I'll play any 4.5 (except J011y's friend) or below for $250 and tape it at NTC.

No self rates.

Must be somewhat equal to me - old and stupid but can still perform tweeners with deadly accuracy.
 
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TheMagicianOfPrecision

Guest
Ill play anyone, including TonLars and tennisballa. Bring it! ;) Starting to really get in shape!
 

rkelley

Hall of Fame
Ill play anyone, including TonLars and tennisballa. Bring it! ;) Starting to really get in shape!
I'll play you. I'm almost 49, in pretty good shape, and playing a lot.

You'll kill me, just so we're clear on that. You don't even need get into better shape. Bagels on the menu for me. But my goal wouldn't be to win. My goal would be win a couple of well played, high quality points (all good shots, no UEs). That might be within my reach. Holding serve would be stretch goal. Hey, you're a former pro.

The "on the other side of the planet" issue will be tough to work out. If you're ever in San Diego, give me a call. I don't anticipate getting out the Sweeden any time soon.
 
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TheMagicianOfPrecision

Guest
I'll play you. I'm almost 49, in pretty good shape, and playing a lot.

You'll kill me, just so we're clear on that. You don't even need get into better shape. Bagels on the menu for me. But my goal wouldn't be to win. My goal would be win a couple of well played, high quality points (all good shots, no UEs). That might be within my reach. Holding serve would be stretch goal. Hey, you're a former pro.

The "on the other side of the planet" issue will be tough to work out. If you're ever in San Diego, give me a call. I don't anticipate getting out the Sweeden any time soon.
I like your goals, sounds reasonable.

Im planning a trip to the US next summer, if i am in the San Diego area, why not!? Would be cool to meet up with someone from these boards.
 
i actually just had a chance to play someone on these boards in a tournament i just played in. he recognized me from some of my videos i had posted on here. we had a really fun 3 set match for the final. it was 0-6 6-3 7-5. we exchanged numbers and plan on playing again.
 

mtommer

Hall of Fame
You are a pusher and your father smells of elderberries!!!

I play at the Michigan Athletic Club in East Lansing. We've got a bunch of covered indoor courts so one is usually open. If you come to my courts, I'll pay for guest court time and provide balls. My weekends are a little crazy because one son is still doing wooden bat league baseball, two daughters are in soccer and the other daughter is taking ballet. But shoot me an e-mail and we can arrange a time for me to stomp your pusher butt. (Sorry I'm not very good at calling people out on the internet).
We really should do a video.

(BTW, I'm 48 years old and am probably somewhere around a 4.0 or a 4.5 but I don't have an official rating.)
Hey, if still want to hit I have the 28th through the 30th off. Would you like to meet up on one of those days? I tried emailing you but you have email disabled. Mine is enabled so email me if you want to arrange something.
 
I would love to have a hit with anyone on the board, my best chance would be the guy from Melbourne who posted himself hitting at Rod Laver Arena. I can't think of tehe name right now but it is Aimr75 or something.

Anyway, I'm am going to the Open this year in the first week, hint hint?

(if nothing else, I wanna crack 200km/h on the radar stall thingo!)

I would love to hit with Magician, actually, I think we could have a real good game. (tonlars looks too damn fast, I only like to hit one winner per rally, thanks!)
 

danno123

Rookie
Hey, if still want to hit I have the 28th through the 30th off. Would you like to meet up on one of those days? I tried emailing you but you have email disabled. Mine is enabled so email me if you want to arrange something.
Absolutely. I just changed my profile to allow e-mails from members and I'll send you an e-mail. We'll have to arrange to get some video of the match.

Danno
 

BeGreat

Rookie
there used to be a poster called bungalobill.

he used to go on and on about his coaching abilities, and how knowledgeable he is. i'd like to see him hit a ball. don't know if he still posts.
 
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