Match against East Dorset tomorrow. Astro YEY!!!!!!!
Yep at their place Doubles luckily i will refuse to play on astro if it was a singles match.Prostaff Junkie said:Are you playing at their place? Last time I played there was in a Winter League match last year, the courts are SO sandy........take a bucket and spade!
A couple of our friends have done this in SA (he's Africaans she's from the UK), they have a nice picture of there 3 year old boy (at the time) petting a Cheetah. Something I would never do, especially with my kids, just bloody stupid.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17967219
What makes me laugh about this is look at the picture further down it says "Mrs D'Mello is seen here with one of the cheetahs just before the attack"
I think it's sad but then why would you even risk getting in a cage with one of these animals your asking for it woman
yeah it's too risky, i'm not being sexist but I can understand if males do it as I think they are more capable of handling themselves then women.A couple of our friends have done this in SA (he's Africaans she's from the UK), they have a nice picture of there 3 year old boy (at the time) petting a Cheetah. Something I would never do, especially with my kids, just bloody stupid.
Unfortunately they did. I do think the pressure will be on on Dalglish big time next season, and not least for comments like '“I think people should take an intelligence check. It’s not true that you should only look at the league table,” and a host of so-so signings.FA Cup final coming alive! Have Liverpool left it too late?
Sounds like it hasn't improved since I was there last......I'm not a fan of astro, even when it's hard and a bit old. Glad you won though.......had a bit of a row with a team from there once........;-)The amount of sand i had in my shoes after our match!!! Stupid East Dorset. We won, i am happy to say but i am now absolutely shattered ! SPPP is holding up well i like it I think MSV focus hex is next up on the list will be stringing it up tomorrow. Topspin Cyber Flash is out bit too squishy for my liking.
A team.....Meags, I thought you were bludgeoning your way into the first team?
Haha just top of the head stuff after a disappointing morning finding out team selection was a joke....
League is 6.30 Friday nights around here. Given that you can be playing over an hour away, it's virtually impossible.Btw, made it into my club team but can't play due to work commitments. Current job means i might struggle to get to the matches on time.
Why on earth we can't play league matches at the weekend eludes me!
Well, if you will switch to Babolat...Arm problems !!!! Yey !! just what i needed after dislocating my shoulder.
Hybriding from now on! Reel of Synthetic Gut on its way!
i again quote cartman "GOD F*U%KING DAMN IT"
No problem with the rackets - I demo'd them for around 1 month. I think its the fact that I am now playing at a high level 2/3 times a week on top of work, coming back from a shoulder injury and also using a slightly small grip all equals bad things !!Dags said:Well, if you will switch to Babolat...
Perhaps you could go back to your old sticks and commission Meags to do a Babolat paintjob on them?
I also went to Keele. What's the tennis like there? I didn't take up the game until years after I graduated, which was 16 years ago so things may have been different then (has it really been that long? where has my life gone!?),Not bad cheers man, just got exams left now! Stayed local and go to Keele!
I'm currently working my way through a case of Mantis balls, and really like them. They hold pressure very well, don't fuzz up excessively, and are a nice weight. No rain problems for me, as I haven't ventured out from my indoor carpet courts yet!Did anyone else have a slightly frustrating long weekend tennis wise? Some friends and I got together to play at another friend's house in Hampshire. The best part of the plan was that there is a tennis court on site. We took some Mantis stuff that we had borrowed/cadged/demoed/bought - rackets, strings and balls - because we are all enthusiastic about a new UK brand. We hit for about 30 mins on Sunday afternoon and for about 30 mins yesterday morning before it got too wet. About the most that I can say so far is that the balls are pretty good. That said my principal criterion is their water resistance.
That's the string set up in the racket I hit with and I was pretty impressed.I'm currently working my way through a case of Mantis balls, and really like them. They hold pressure very well, don't fuzz up excessively, and are a nice weight. No rain problems for me, as I haven't ventured out from my indoor carpet courts yet!
I've also used the Power Poly and Comfort Synthetic strings. I've come to the conclusion they're a good company.
Fantastic stuff Jamie. I'll be following.Next Friday I'll be off to Paris to string at the French Open again. I'll be tweeting (@JamiePethick) and blogging (jamiesprostringing.tumblr.com).
On a completely different note, if you're looking for a good beer, seek out Innes & Gunn Rum Finish. Delightful.
Gosen isn't particularly available in the UK. I know Stringers World wanted to carry more of their range. I have two sets of the 1.31 that I'm willing to part with.BTW... Q. Where can I get Gosen PolyBreak 1.25 in the UK? Might want to check it out after reading your comments.
Arm problems !!!! Yey !! just what i needed after dislocating my shoulder.
Hybriding from now on! Reel of Synthetic Gut on its way!
i again quote cartman "GOD F*U%KING DAMN IT"
Good luck with taming a pure drive, i always found low tensions was the best for my arm along with the rehab and not being lazy and "arming" the ball too much.(though i'm sure you'd never do something like that)No problem with the rackets - I demo'd them for around 1 month. I think its the fact that I am now playing at a high level 2/3 times a week on top of work, coming back from a shoulder injury and also using a slightly small grip all equals bad things !!
Finally got my replacement grips on the way so hopefully the grip problem should be solved.
Doing strengthening exercises for my arm at the moment but i only dislocated it 2 months ago so i am quite happy
When I first moved here, none of our team captains ever came out to club nights. Despite other people telling them I was a decent player, none of them would give me a match.A team.....
we have two stalwarts as No1's, very good players who have been playing first division stuff for a long time. We had two ringers last year and thankfully they cant play for coaching reasons (not legit reasons!) which means as it should be these places are available for paying members. One player, a very talented lad didnt turn up last week, his partner is guarenteed a place cos he is deemed better than everyone else yet he never seems to play anyone else. Third pair are father and son, a reliable father and his young son who has been pushed from the D to the A without winning a match to my recall. It seems they dont want to lose him to another club, he's young and very talented, yes but he loses his head very easily.
No1 pair have played together for a while but one is seriously lacking in match practise and has lost a lot of form, was always stable at best, now hmmm! Good pair No2's but never win. Third pair regularly win. My gripe here is I was told this is where I was playing this year due to my form by B team captain, he's new to the job and during discussions the first couple of weeks Ive been placed in the C. Not a biggie its still good tennis level but I found out by C team captain that Im not playin with last years partner, Ive been replaced by someone better (his nephew), even tho we won 6 outa 7 end of season....which leaves me down the pecking order to two players in the C who have never beaten me and a load in the B who rarely beat me in match practise.....Also nephew jumped to the B this week which effing riled me, not cos he isnt good, he is, I just see it as undeserved.
Some of the hypocritical stuff about 'proving yourself' etc seems unreal. Of course I want to play as high as I can but its very difficult, I started playing tennis 6 years ago and Ive improved immensely, they dont like that, only youngsters are allowed to do that, it equals potential.
I added an ode to you Ash as I remember you said you stand back from team play and pick teams on merit/pairing potential etc. I wish our coach did that and it was all done professionally. Match practise is a joke, I mean how can you have players turn up for the first match of the season, not having played for six months???
I know it happens all over the place. Im not just thinking about me, Im just being honest to what I have seen pre season and what would benefit the teams. If it carries on B, will get relegated again (same team), A, will struggle to stay in top division, the other teams are strong and will be up there for promotion. Tbh tho B should be up there trying to get back in div2 with the right pairings.....
Its all ****e, just need to play, win and get on with it.......
Cheers. Will think about it. Not my preferred gauge TBH (though probably wouldn't make a huge difference).Gosen isn't particularly available in the UK. I know Stringers World wanted to carry more of their range. I have two sets of the 1.31 that I'm willing to part with.
Our league runs deep, we alone have 7 teams and there are I think 10 divisions so starting from the bottom is unfeasable....When I first moved here, none of our team captains ever came out to club nights. Despite other people telling them I was a decent player, none of them would give me a match.
The first match I got to play was a county club tournament where I came straight from a football match and played two sets of mixed. Apparently, after playing 70 minutes as a wing back in a 3-5-2 formation, I'm not too impressive at mixed doubles with a partner I've never met. So, no more matches for another however many months.
Eventually, I got together with a couple of other decent players who, for some reason, were being used rather sparingly and we formed our own team, starting from the bottom. After a couple of seasons, we were in the same league as the B team and beat them pretty easily. So we became the B team. The next couple of seasons, we were in the same league as the A team and even managed to beat them once or twice.
In the end, the A team captain realized I was more reliable than the superstars who flaked out half the time and better than the emergency replacements who always lost to me. So now, I get to play just about any A-team match I'm available for.
My advice: find some other decent disgruntled players and form your own team, beating the others as you make your way up.
Try it Ross, I like the slightly thicker gauge, spin you can generate yourself, a matter of 0.05mm wont matter much but it certainly gives a fuller feel and that is what you may be looking for in your tinnier APD ??Cheers. Will think about it. Not my preferred gauge TBH (though probably wouldn't make a huge difference).
Starting at the bottom is never unfeasible. It might be boring to work your way up (trust me, I know the boredom) and it might take a long time, but it's feasible. The good thing about it is that you're in complete control over your team selection once you've reached your level, and you'll find others wanting to join you.Our league runs deep, we alone have 7 teams and there are I think 10 divisions so starting from the bottom is unfeasable....
I played a few games in div2 last year with different partners and the standard is pretty good. It was difficult, I won 1 match with my regular partner.
My problem is C captain has split us up after winning several matches. This imo is about personality, we smile but I dont think he likes me, I question too much.
Yesterday (A) lost again and our coach wasnt happy, complaining that most of his team dont play any games, just matches and expect to be picked week in week out. (B) scraped a win with their No.1's losing again and (C) also scraped a win after being 3-0 up at the turn around managed to squeeze a 4-2 victory. Most of this is down to pairings and picking the ones that work well together, I just think Im getting a raw deal atm.
It will pass, as will my confidence!
Can't believe that i have my pro staff's back, never thought you'd move on to something else! ;-)Never thought it would happen...........about to acquire a PD.........goodbye ProStaffs.........you're just too sexy for me.
No idea how long this relationship will last for.........