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  1. Sup2Dresq

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    JRS.

    I have an opening for a clinic tonight. 4th. Its men and one of the guy is Dave that came out to one of the meets. 2 hours. 6-8.
     
  2. tfm1973

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    sup -- i'll challenge you to a first to three game set with frying pans. i have one at home that's a real beauty. it's a williams sonoma and if you know anything about frying pan tennis -- they're the yonex and adidas of frying pan tennis. half the battle is equipment selection. it's why i don't play with nike or wilson or corningware.
     
  3. Xisbum

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    Is it head light or head heavy???

    Friday's Roster:

    Xis
    Sup
    JRS
    TFM

    All 100%, all the time. :mrgreen:

    Sorry, Sappy. The early worm catches the bird.

    P.S. I'll gladly be the lamb in this pride of lions.
     
  4. Sup2Dresq

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    I'll either go all clad or go for a wallop with Le Creuset. Not sure the boys would want us to play that set during their indoor time. I'm game.

    Can we partner for doubles now? Are you taking the wookie, Xisbum or do we team up?
     
  5. Topaz

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    It probably did help...but on the other hand, I also think many pros are closer to even (or even HH) than we think!

    I believe Moya used a HH racquet (pretty sure I'll get corrected if I'm wrong).


    OH! Ok, since he let me try out his kpro tours, I bet he'd at least let me hit with the others. Thanks for the heads up!

    I actually pefer Clijster's game and personality, but I think yes, it is that she did (does?) so much with such an obvious size disparity that intrigues me. And, of course, her game is beautiful to watch. And may also have something to do with my current racquet (which is her PJ)...kind of has me interested in that whole line and history of racquets (hTour, nTour, kTour).

    Don't worry TFM, there's always...mixed.
     
  6. hollywood9826

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    I think that mainly explains why how she generated so much power. I also was under the assumption that most pros play with alot closer to even balance than alot of us might think. Or it used to be that way at least.


    It probably did help...but on the other hand, I also think many pros are closer to even (or even HH) than we think!

    I believe Moya used a HH racquet (pretty sure I'll get corrected if I'm wrong).


    Didnt I say that first? Man you would think teachers would at least read a little? How is our young generation expected to exceed :)
     
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  7. Xisbum

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    You two prefer that JRS and I watch from the peenut gallery? We could always find an outside court while you two settle your "longest whatever" feud indoors. :shock:

    You don't really need me after I get you checked in, right? :cry: I'm so sad.
     
  8. tfm1973

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    xisbum -- i'll be your wingman anyday. or bullshiz, you can be mine. i don't care. or we can play a set with 3 different partners.

    sup -- if we have time i'll bring the frying dragon, hidden spatula. otherwise another time followed by beer. i wonder if a wok would be like the oversize racquets of frying pan tennis?
     
  9. TheJRK

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    Who's hitting this week? I know JRS is jonesing to play tonight, what about the rest of the week?
     
  10. JRstriker12

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    Well I have no takers for tonight ( I think it's going to rain anyway).

    I can't play tuesday.

    Me an Magma are hitting at Jefferson Wed night.

    I might be able to play Thursday.

    I have to hit some this week as I might have my first 8.0 mixed dubs match this weekend. Have to not look like a total hack to my 4.5 partner.......
     
  11. Topaz

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    I was agreeing with you.
     
  12. TheJRK

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    If you guys need a fourth Wednesday night let me know. I'll crash your little date. ;)
     
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    Sargeant Lincoln Osiris, I like your avatar.
     
  14. zapvor

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    JRS call haines point not me. but we didnt have any open courts anyways
     
  15. JRstriker12

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    Sup - like the serve drill tonight. I was serving some bullets after you left. Snapping down on the ball makes all the difference.

    Also - I have to make sure I settle up for tonight when I come in this Thursday.

    Oh - also played D in a set. Think final score was 6-2 or 6-3.
     
  16. zapvor

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    JRS you dont have my cell?
     
  17. zapvor

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    reason i say that is because i need to if you call on my cell he might notice.
     
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  18. ZhengJieisagoddess

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    If anyone is ever at Jefferson Park or Pine Springs Park, I'm the one with the Yonex nine-pack bag and the RDiS 300 racquet with yellow overgraps. Please introduce yourselves'; I'd love to meet some of the folks on here!
     
  19. zapvor

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    would love to hit with you zheng-but i live far away. we use to have large meetings but now its mostly mini meets so i would just pick one and go
     
  20. Xisbum

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    An entire morning without a post? Wow. Everybody hung over?:confused:
     
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    Haha, had a brief all morning. Had to bust out my "Iranian" GI Joes this time. Now I'm going over to Chipotle.

    Sup - I'm going to the outlets this weekend... not specifcially for Nike stuff though. Supposedly Saks has a sale on suits, %40 off. I wonder if they'll still have those hoodies... :confused:
     
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    monday OCT 5th I have new employee orientation in Chantilly VA. Since Ill be down there does anybody want to try to hit. I dont have the complete details yet as far as times go. But Id rather play tennis than sit in traffic.
     
  24. tfm1973

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    hollywood -- there's a guy in the adult leagues forum looking for a hit. i think he's up by your neck of the woods. honest to goodness. i wonder if he likes JO seasoning and the WNBA?
     
  25. hollywood9826

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    ^^^

    Ill scope it out. Maybe one of those Jersey Implants invading Harford County for lucrative GS-13 positions.
     
  26. hollywood9826

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    Thes Jolly threads keep getting better and better :)
     
  27. JRstriker12

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    Magma - Jefferson - 7pm tomorrow?

    JRK, Zheng , let us know if you think you might make it.
     
  28. ZhengJieisagoddess

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    I have a pt appointment. Hey folks, I just had my first lesson ten days ago! I am a 3.0 at best..sure you want me hitting with you?
     
  29. tfm1973

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    JRstreaker, Sup, Xisbum -- Apologies but my contract has been renewed. Therefore I will be back to work as usual on Friday. Which means NO TENNIS. I have to do what I do best. TFM McBail. :(

    Can someone fill in for me? I'm a middling 4.0 so it shouldn't be too hard. Maybe find an open level player if one is available in the area.
     
  30. sapient007

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    ^^

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  31. Xisbum

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    You wanna gloat or you wanna hit some tennis balls, followed by some good fellowship somewhere with food and drink? :oops:

    That's what I thought.:)
     
  32. sapient007

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    i'm working this friday. last friday was my day off but i got suckered into going to work anywhoot!!
     
  33. magmasilk

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    sounds good. doubles team JRsilk reunited.
     
  34. hollywood9826

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    Whats the scoop on monday guys. Anyone down for some evening action? OCT 5th to be exact.
     
  35. datsveryinterestin

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    Hwood... if you predict good weather, i could prolly hit with you. on Oct 5.. wut time?
    l8rz.
    Viktor's cuzn
     
  36. tfm1973

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    i feel like woodward and berstein this morning taking down jollygate. yes i feel like both of them. i'm a little bloated. time of the month.

    anyone able to fill for me friday for dubs with wookie, sup and xisbum? all three are rated 3.5 players with flashes of 5.5 brilliance in some form or fashion.
     
  37. hollywood9826

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    DATS the reports look good right now. high of 72 in arlington.

    Im not sure how long this new job orientation wiil take. But I would say by 5 i could meet you somwhere.
     
  38. hollywood9826

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    TFM you can be jake and ill be the fat man :)

    Whats funny is how quick the other people jump in and give thier 2 cents on the topic.

    One guy basically said he would be lucky to be 3.0 by the videos he posted and probably spent hours editing all the shanks out of the video
     
  39. sapient007

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    i'd like to hype myself to a 1.0 if i could.
     
  40. Sup2Dresq

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    Yes the whole jollygate has been a long adventure. I and some others really tried the "tough love" routine but the jollytards made it tough. Then out of nowhere, TFM snuck in the backdoor (and not in the jenna jamison kind of way).

    Kudos to you TFM for finding that thread. It appears to be the finale that we could only wish for, but instead end up getting the Seinfeld fiasco.
     
  41. sapient007

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    now back to the regular scheduled tfm broadcasting



    vvvvv


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  42. hollywood9826

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    Sup did you tell that guy to start the WNBA vs NBA thread. Obviously that guy had no idea how hard I roll in the paint, but I set him straight.

    Also why do people continue to defend a guy who has blantly mislead them to believe he was basically one step from being on tour. I was under that assumption until I saw the videos. Then I thought to myself "If I cared momre about it I could kill this guy"

    Then I saw the speculated results and thought "Man if this is his record i dont even have to care and i would probably have a chance if not win. ANd if my serve was on theres no way"

    Thats not to say he plays better than the videos show because alot of poeple are tough to beatr evn though the strokes are that great.

    Its still funny listening to poeple say stuff like

    "He never said he was that good, STFU"

    only9 to get a post where he basically states he wont waste his time with with 3.5 and 4.0 plyers or tourneys"

    Sappy make a keybord cat vid with the posts saying that hes one step from being 5.5,then show him hit a shank. then Keyborad cat playing him off :)
     
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  43. Sup2Dresq

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    Hey tennis clinics guys,

    A little story. Really the only reason I'm telling you guys is because I think I'm going to get teased about it for a while at the club.

    So yesterday I taught a beginners class. Mainly a bunch of really fun ladies eager to play tennis. The director told me she wants me to include a new person, an older guy in his mid 50s, that she knows. So of course I said yes. Typically I have 6 peeps, but due to some vacations, I had 2 ladies so it was just the three of them.

    Well after the first hour, the guy was pulling a Sappy move. Sitting down in a middle of a drill. He did it two more times and each time I asked him if he was okay. He answered yes. We'll third time is a charm as he jumped back into a serve and recovery step drill. When it was his turn, he didn't move up to the line. Just stood there, in what felt like an eternity.

    Think something in all of us has that "danger Will Robinson" radar. Sure enough, as one of the ladies went up to him, he slumped over into the back curtain.

    The ladies yelled out heart attack, and I jumped into rescue 411 mode. I know from enough training, that every second counts, so I did what I was taught. Checked that the ladies were with him, ran and called 911. Falls Church crew responded in what felt like 5 minutes. It was amazing and scary at the same time.

    The guy was awake and talking a bit odd. Answering questions that weren't being asked. The first two courts and lobby were packed with spectators, but oddly enough (for me) court 3 and 4 kept teaching! Economy must be tough not to stop and make sure all is okay. Freaks. Upset about that a bit.

    Anyways, the guy admitted to the paramedics he has seizures. Hasn't gone to the doctors in a while. Makes me think the first two times he stopped he must of knew it was coming and perhaps (speculation), he wanted to not look soft. So he answered a few questions, got hooked up to their devices, then waived his right to be taken to the hospital.. jumped up and with his wife, who was in the gym, apologized nicely and left on his own.

    So I hope that if any of you clinic guys feel a twinge or pain, you would decided to stop and let me know. Cause I decided that I'm going to go even HARDER this session. Not sure why I'm not going in the opposite direction, but it's maybe cause I was upset the guy didnt warn me and if you are going to die.. may as well be on a tennis court.

    Dibs on Magma's APDs if he is the first one down.

    See you Thursday
     
  44. Sup2Dresq

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    That is brilliant HW! I'm going to go ahead and do it.
     
  45. Topaz

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    Werd.

    *raising coffee cup*
     
  46. sapient007

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    ohh.. i don't know. maybe we can do a lot of editing b/c it's very very difficult for me to shank a shot these days. Life as a 5.0 currently really sucks. I hardly get anyone worth while playing. I find myself playing down to the 3.0 levels all the time and i try to fit in by playing the 3.0 game myself. I should just charge them for playing me. Hopefully USTA can bump me up to a 5.5 for free so i can get some invites to clay court events. I'm talking roland garros here for all you kids that doesn't know


    p.s. roland garros called and said that i do have a few invites. in fact my rating is so high that they gave me 3 invites to PLAY (2 other invites for me to give out to whom ever i feel would fall under the 9.0 rankings). Obviously i would only need one for myself but any TWMACers interested in loosing to this numero uno on the big kitty litter stage? i ain't talkin bout mixed dubs either.

    p.s.s i roll hard in the paint
     
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  47. JRstriker12

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    Well - you asked. If we can hit with 2.5 specialist Sappy, then you can play too.

    TFM - Can you sneak out to Jefferson???

    JRK - Will you make it?

    Cool -see you at 7pm...

    I might be able to play monday IF my regency singles league doesn't start. Yeah - I'm slumming it at club 4.0.... I couldn't catch a break to play 4.5 on tuesdays.....

    Magma, watch you back - LOL!!!!

    Can we start slow and build up??????? See you Thursday!
     
  48. tfm1973

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    wookie -- if you guys need a 4th tonight at jefferson park, let me know. i'll be in DC with sappy to play at howard university courts. also let me know where jefferson courts are.
     
  49. Xisbum

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    Dude! That's my master plan - hit a winning volley, raise my hands in victory, then slump over the net so the world can kiss my azz. :)

    Don't plan for that to happen anytime soon, but good to know you have all the emergency procedures memorized. I AM a lot older than your student, you know. :shock:
     
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    5.0 buddy. apologies accepted
     

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