Tennis Warehouse-Central Florida Chapter (Greater Orlando Area)

mikeler

Moderator
Here are some links that I use:


Links to MG Tennis who run Fort Gatlin and Lake Cane: http://www.mgtennis.com

Link for Orlando Tennis Center (OTC): http://www.cityoforlando.net/fpr/net/t_ParkRec.aspx?Park=287_3

MG Tennis singles league link: http://www.tenniscores.com/?newid=KqMC2EscSHc%3D

Jeff Davis singles tennis league: http://www.jdtennis.com/

Central Florida doubles league: http://home.earthlink.net/~cfmtl/

Here are Mikeler's special CFL weather links: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showpost.php?p=5346306&postcount=4378

Future of OTC: http://cityinter.ci.orlando.fl.us/el...s/creative.htm
 
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bad_call

Legend
count me in...especially since mikeler is buying the Dogfish 60 IPA. :)

btw - have yet to hit with ssgator80, mikeler or Bob. can't forget James who is a solid hitting partner.
 

Power Player

Talk Tennis Guru
Well you guys know my story, but for those who don't. I hit with the crew of regulars at Azalea Park a lot right now. I am taking advantage of living right near the courts on Winter Park. I plan to move downtown where I work and will transition over to OTC a lot more. That may happen this fall, I am still deciding.

Azalea has a lot of good solid 4-4.5 players. The ability to go there about any day of the week and be able to hit for hours with real consistent players is really helping my game and overall fitness levels. Plus I can walk there..so I have to say it's a cool little place. And of course I love OTC. Especially since Frank is the guy when it comes to stringing.
 

mikeler

Moderator
My tennis time is limited these days with a 5 month old, so I'm only willing to play strong 4.5s or 5.0s at the moment. Hopefully that will change down the road.
 

ryangoring

Professional
does this also encompass daytona? :)
not many twers over this way. i will come down and with hit you, when i can. btw i'm onkly a 3.5.
i have played against kal-el34 at the sheraton on vista parkway, and got my ass handed to me.
 

mikeler

Moderator
does this also encompass daytona? :)
not many twers over this way. i will come down and with hit you, when i can. btw i'm onkly a 3.5.
i have played against kal-el34 at the sheraton on vista parkway, and got my ass handed to me.

I deem that the Greater Area Orlando includes Daytona.
 

drakulie

Talk Tennis Guru
Great to see a new chapter open for business.

Best of luck to my northern brothers/sisters in Florida!! :)
 

bad_call

Legend
self rate myself as 4.0 but probably ntrp could be higher. anyway will need to see u play to see if i could provide competition for u. haven't played open tourneys in many years and age takes a toll on the body.
 

mikeler

Moderator
Thank goodness you did not see me play tonight. I still won but only because my opponent was coming off an injury and gassed out. Hopefully I won't have another bad match like that for a while.
 

mikeler

Moderator
Anybody play this weekend? It was so dang hot that I stopped playing after I split sets yesterday. The hangover did not go well with the 98 degree weather.
 

Power Player

Talk Tennis Guru
Yes. I went to Azalea and practiced serves for a few hours. Then yesterday I played there with one of the guys for 1 and a half hours. It hurt pretty bad after hour 1. I am going to probably head up there tonight at around 7 so it will be a little more bearable.
 

Photoshop

Professional
bump...

can a 4.5+ in east orlando beat me like a drum please? this may be a strange request but I need a wakeup call. I lost today to an amazing player and it was a great feeling. I really needed that.
 

mikeler

Moderator
bump...

can a 4.5+ in east orlando beat me like a drum please? this may be a strange request but I need a wakeup call. I lost today to an amazing player and it was a great feeling. I really needed that.

Thanks for the bump, I was getting ready to post something here to revive the thread. I'll save it for another time.
 

Power Player

Talk Tennis Guru
Power Player,

Are you playing around 4.5 now that you've been back for a little while?
Thats a damn good question. I would say definitley close, but to be hard on myself, I should say I'm a 4.0 still. I can hit from both wings to wherever I want, but I still have some off days. I have hit with a 5.0 player around my age and have had some great battles on long rallies where I won them with clean winners. Basically, the guy always wants to hit with me when we see each other, so I know I'm not wasting his time. I also can win points clean off slice and drop shots, so I am not just banging everytime.

I won't have a great idea on my ranking until I start with the tournaments again. Which is my upcoming goal.
 

bad_call

Legend
Thats a damn good question. I would say definitley close, but to be hard on myself, I should say I'm a 4.0 still. I can hit from both wings to wherever I want, but I still have some off days. I have hit with a 5.0 player around my age and have had some great battles on long rallies where I won them with clean winners. Basically, the guy always wants to hit with me when we see each other, so I know I'm not wasting his time. I also can win points clean off slice and drop shots, so I am not just banging everytime.

I won't have a great idea on my ranking until I start with the tournaments again. Which is my upcoming goal.
can relate to the off days...have to limit the nightly beer intake. that said, the following day played rough and lost the 1st set but the next 2 were mine...gotta thank the serve.

this rain thing keeps interrupting tennis play...the space shuttle crew must really be feeling it.
 

bad_call

Legend
bump...

can a 4.5+ in east orlando beat me like a drum please? this may be a strange request but I need a wakeup call. I lost today to an amazing player and it was a great feeling. I really needed that.
i might be up to accommodate. can't guarantee that i'll play amazing...

btw - have u got to hit with any of the other CFL posters?
 

mikeler

Moderator
I was playing great about a month ago when I beat the top 5.0 at our club twice in a row, but now my forehand is off again. Way too many framers. I'm probably going to demo some heavier, but still head light rackets in the next few weeks. I need something a little more stable. I'm just hoping it doesn't hurt my 1 handed topspin backhand which I'm hitting very well at the moment. The problem is all of my opponents are smart and have taken note of my forehand problems and are giving me plenty to hit!
 

bad_call

Legend
I was playing great about a month ago when I beat the top 5.0 at our club twice in a row, but now my forehand is off again. Way too many framers. I'm probably going to demo some heavier, but still head light rackets in the next few weeks. I need something a little more stable. I'm just hoping it doesn't hurt my 1 handed topspin backhand which I'm hitting very well at the moment. The problem is all of my opponents are smart and have taken note of my forehand problems and are giving me plenty to hit!
if you're hitting the 1HBH topspin well with an oversized lightweight racquet then u are doing something. :shock: going to a heavier mid+ should be a breeze for u.
 

Photoshop

Professional
i might be up to accommodate. can't guarantee that i'll play amazing...

btw - have u got to hit with any of the other CFL posters?
I've hit with one person from this thread. never got a response from others, however.

I have two solid hitting partners but I feel like I need to hit with a variety of players in order to improve at this stage... yesterday was probably the first time I felt completely helpless out on the court, but it was a good sign that I need more experience.

Where are you located?
 

mikeler

Moderator
One of these days I'll get out and hit with everyone. This baby is interrupting my tennis time, but he is completely worth it :)
 

bad_call

Legend
I've hit with one person from this thread. never got a response from others, however.

I have two solid hitting partners but I feel like I need to hit with a variety of players in order to improve at this stage... yesterday was probably the first time I felt completely helpless out on the court, but it was a good sign that I need more experience.

Where are you located?
have hit with half a dozen or so but scheduling is the tricky part. i'm about 15-20 minutes from UCF. send me an email thru my signature and see if we can set up a day/time.
 

Power Player

Talk Tennis Guru
Frankie runs Azalea? I didn't know that. I actually told him I was playing there monday when I picked up a racquet and he said "that's a great facility" and that was it.
 

mikeler

Moderator
Yeah, I asked him what was going on with OTC last week. He said it will be run by the City for a while. There was a rumor that in August it would be run by a private contractor. He bid against Etennis to run Azalea and apparently won. It appears those two will also compete to run OTC when the City is ready to turn it over. As long as MG Tennis stays out of the running, I think things will be fine. I just wish they could fix the courts that are flooded every morning from evening showers the night before.
 

mikeler

Moderator
Yeah the weather was brutal. Sounds like more of the same tonight unfortunately.

Only 40% chance of rain, but they are calling for the east and west coast sea breezes to collide over the middle of the state. Maybe it will hold off until a little bit later in the evening like last night.

I like this page for the detailed weather forecast:

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/mlb/

The impact weather graphicast up top is very descriptive. Also, there is a Hazardous Weather Outlook and sometimes Short Term Forecast after you enter your zip that is very descriptive.
 
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Power Player

Talk Tennis Guru
I use that wftv custom doppler. some days it has been dead on. Last night it did not see the massive death storm that came through though. I really want to hit tonight..real bad..I hope I can.
 

dgoran

Hall of Fame
Hey guys had no idea about Central Florida thread. I am huuughe Tennis fan, anyhow I have no idea about my NTRP ratings but I would love to hit with you guys.

I am always struggling in finding players to hit with.

Anyhow when ever you guys are available just email me at gdraskovic_at_gmail.com I am pretty flexible so I should be able to play.

-Goran
 

Power Player

Talk Tennis Guru
Yep..WP was good. I got in over 3 hours. One thing I notice is that I hit a lot better 1 on 1. Sometimes we do 1 hitting to 2 if it gets busy. If I am not the 1 guy feeding 2 people my game goes to crap because of no rthymn.
 

mikeler

Moderator
Yep..WP was good. I got in over 3 hours. One thing I notice is that I hit a lot better 1 on 1. Sometimes we do 1 hitting to 2 if it gets busy. If I am not the 1 guy feeding 2 people my game goes to crap because of no rthymn.

I'm not a fan of just hitting, but I know what you mean. Sometimes playing doubles I love warming up by myself hitting with two guys on the other side.
 

dgoran

Hall of Fame
BTW I just moved to UCF area from Down town area and are there any courts close to this area that are open to public? Are we allowed to play in UCF for example?
 
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