your picture...

just for fun. post a picture of you while playing tennis or other sports, or just a plain picture of you.


me (close to the net). maybe i'll look for a good pic but this is the one i have access for now. this was taken when i went to australia.
 
drakulie said:
Man, that court looks like it is in horrible shape. Cool post though. I will try and post a picture.
i know man :( after heading back to u.s., i played at la quinta resort and man, what a difference!!! :wink: cali is the place to be *sigh*
 

Noelle

Hall Of Fame
Some of the courts I've played on are worse! There are cracks about a half-inch wide splitting the ad service court, so if you can place your serve on a dime, you can serve to the crack and get the ball to bounce parallel to the net. :)
 

Richie Rich

Legend
Not to hijack Peter's thread but Noelle - try playing on public courts that double as ice covered hockey rinks in the winter. Made of rough concrete and have wire chain link fences for nets. I guess this is how the city encourages people to be active in the summer. :roll:
 

david aames

Professional
At least we know where you and your friends stand on the no show vs mid socks issue ; )
...
Is that a Roddick shirt? Man, you're so last summer... Must be the time difference.

Peter Samprer said:
me (close to the net). maybe i'll look for a good pic but this is the one i have access for now. this was taken when i went to australia.
 

@wright

Hall of Fame
He said the picture was taken when he went to Australia. If he went to Australia last summer, that would mean he was wearing the shirt right when it became available.
 
lendl lives said:
lol drak. thats the first thing i thought. those courts are the pits.
how the heck do you post a pic?
hmmm... good question. mine was already posted from my friend's website so i just copy/pasted the link. don't really know how you can upload your picture unless you have your own web space. you can also upload your pictures to imageshack.com and then copy/paste the link here.
 

Noelle

Hall Of Fame
Richie Rich, I live in the Philippines. Ice hockey rinks-slash-tennis courts are about as common as dodo birds. :D
 

Tenny

Professional
Just one pic?

So, just one picture posted so far? Come on people, show off your great serve and strokes!

T. (I wish I can but don't have any...)
 

Brian Purdie

Semi-Pro

me 14 years ago at age 13. Notice the ever trendy Nike CHallenge court McEnroe polo and the Boris Becker Diadora's from the 1990 era
 

tennisee

Rookie
I don't think the court on which Peter was playing looks too bad; I assume it was a public court. I had a hit one one not much better this morning. One of the nice things about living in Aust seems to be the large number of free public courts - I have the choice of four of five locations within ten minutes from my house, all public and quite well maintained. They're all hard courts of course, but the local councils look after them pretty well, no-one steals the nets, you just turn up and have a hit.
 

Craig Sheppard

Hall of Fame
Brian, I bet Sampras stole his toe-up at the start of his serve from you!!! Awesome man. Sharply dressed though for a 13 yr old!

Craig
 

Brian Purdie

Semi-Pro
I was (and remain) a pro wanna be:
toe-up from Sampras (i think it was after the Open that year)
tournagrip from Agassi (he was endorseing it at the time before Pete)

I looked at the pic again and couldn't even copy the picture of my grip. I don't use it as far as I can figure.
 

K!ck5w3rvE

Hall of Fame
VashTheStampede said:
K!ck5w3rvE said:


Guess which one I am.
You're either the one second from the left, or second from the right. Guess goes to second from left.
Your guess is right.

raftermania said:
Man, only badasses wear their collars up! Second from the left has got to be you!!!
Yeah I'mn the badass second from the left lol.
 

K!ck5w3rvE

Hall of Fame
VashTheStampede said:
K!ck5w3rvE said:


Guess which one I am.
You're either the one second from the left, or second from the right. Guess goes to second from left.
Your guess is right.

raftermania said:
Man, only badasses wear their collars up! Second from the left has got to be you!!!
Yeah I'mn the badass second from the left lol.
 

pound cat

G.O.A.T.
Yes, I know , they're all smiling. Just a little joke which I guess you didn't get. But thanks for the photo of yourself. As you can see no one else dared do it. LOL.
 

Noelle

Hall Of Fame
Actually, the court was completely dry in that pic. It's just that the paint's faded, so it looks shiny in some spots and dull in others.
 

bc-05

Semi-Pro

me and my gf at the hopman cup.. :D however in this case i won the whole thing without whinging about my groin... ;)
 

Noelle

Hall Of Fame
bc-05, your pic's not showing up... :(

Matchpoints, that's a beautiful court! It's not public, is it?
 
Noelle, you would be surprised how many gorgeous public tennis courts there are if you go to rich suburban neighborhoods. I just got back from visiting my dad in Virginia and they have 10, beautiful, immaculate hard courts complete with lights, concave practice walls, singles and doubles courts. All this is totally open to the public at the local community center.
 

bc-05

Semi-Pro
dude.. that court is perfect.. thats like the court this guy have in his house.. his house was worth like 10 million AUD or something... he owns target (i think its called wallmart in america)
 

Noelle

Hall Of Fame
Superior_Forehand, like I said earlier in this thread, I don't live in the U.S.

In the Philippines, really well-maintained courts are usually found at exclusive country clubs or rich suburban neighborhoods which are closed to the public. Since the country is seismically active, it's also hard to keep a court's surface smooth because the ground shifts; it would take a lot of investment to maintain a court. Hence, the public courts I've been on look like the one in my picture. :D
 

matchpoints

Professional
Noelle said:
Superior_Forehand, like I said earlier in this thread, I don't live in the U.S.

In the Philippines, really well-maintained courts are usually found at exclusive country clubs or rich suburban neighborhoods which are closed to the public. Since the country is seismologically active, it's also hard to keep a court's surface smooth because the ground shifts; it would take a lot of investment to maintain a court. Hence, the public courts I've been on look like the one in my picture. :D
No kidding. In Hong Kong tennis was so expensive, hence why i didn't start playing until I came to the States. Btw, those courts aren't really public, but they are cheap to play on. I've never payed for court time though since I always had friends at clubs or what not. I can also use the courts where I teach at. Another thing to note is that you can always find free courts in good shape at High Schools and Colleges....at least in Texas....
 
matchpoints said:
Another thing to note is that you can always find free courts in good shape at High Schools and Colleges....at least in Texas....
Yeah, in Georgia as well. Also, every neigborhood in the ATL burbs has great courts. I have 2 excellent courts in my subdivision, in a beautiful setting, that I can walk onto at any time.

I'll take pix this Friday, if anyone cares.
 
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