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Old 04-19-2010, 12:58 AM   #1
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Official Tennis Thread

There were too many old tennis threads and I didn't want to bump them so I made a new one.

The weather has been pretty nice and I played for the first time in two years. It sure was fun getting back into it. I guess we could use this thread to arrange doubles or singles games for when we don't have friends around to play with. And it's a great way to meet some other members. And possibly tournaments/round robin games, if we have enough people.

So, who plays tennis either competitively or just for fun?
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Old 04-19-2010, 07:47 AM   #2
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Used to play competitively for high school...But now I play leisurely during the summer.
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Old 04-19-2010, 03:28 PM   #3
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i'd be up for some tennis!
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Old 04-19-2010, 09:47 PM   #4
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3.5/4.0

im back in van and up for games.
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Old 04-19-2010, 11:10 PM   #5
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I started up for the year a couple weeks ago... was determined to once and for all work on my backhand so that it's a reliable shot.

One night, I went out and hit against the wall at night for a good hour until 8:45pm under a school floodlight... and it did absolute wonders... since then, I've played another 5-6 times already, and I have confidence in maintaining rallies with my single-handed backhand.

I'd say I'd be 3.5... 4.0 on a good day...

I usually play at Gladstone.
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Old 04-19-2010, 11:30 PM   #6
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Cool, I guess most of us are around the same skill level at 3.5-4.0ish.

I usually play at Killarney, Joyce Station, or Bonsor.

Where's everyone else!
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I don't get the 3.5 - 4.0 level, someone care to explain?
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Old 04-20-2010, 07:08 PM   #8
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I don't get the 3.5 - 4.0 level, someone care to explain?
http://www.matchmakertennis.com/public/ntrp.html

There you go. It helps when setting up games so you have a competitive partner.
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Post your levels and lets get some games going yo.
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Old 04-20-2010, 07:19 PM   #10
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im around 4.5-5.0 ... but I haven't played since last summer so I probably dropped down now!

Yea, set some games up! I need to get back into tennis!
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Anyone possibly free tmr afternoon to play?
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I'm down to play. 3.5 myself. Usually play in Richmond now
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im more a 4.0-4.5 player. but not able to serve
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My serving sucks ass now... Last year, my friend taught me a serve called American Twist (?) it's the same serve that Roddick uses as his first serve... that TOTALLY fucked up my shoulder lol... So I have Kick serve and Spin serves only now

I say we play in May? More sun and probably hotter and better weather.
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Old 04-23-2010, 08:31 PM   #16
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im more a 4.0-4.5 player. but not able to serve
o.O 4.0-4.5 but not able to serve.....right...
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I'm play high school tennis and i would consider myself to be around
3.5-4.0 ish. I usually play at the Richmond Tennis Club but there are tonnes of public courts here. If you want to have a friendly hit or match give me a shout.
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3-3.5

Haven't played since last summer though..
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started playing a couple months ago. i'm around a 3.5 and 4.0 on a good day. planning to play in the richmond open this month. anyone else joining?
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Where do you guys get your rackets re-strung at? I don't want to get it done at sportchek.
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Yeah, probably the best two places to go... they know what they're doing there.

My OHBH feels so good now... I think that's pushed me up a half level to 4.0 now and 4.5 on a good day. LoL
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Yeah, probably the best two places to go... they know what they're doing there.

My OHBH feels so good now... I think that's pushed me up a half level to 4.0 now and 4.5 on a good day. LoL
that's really good. how long have you been playing for? 5.0 is open level.
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that's really good. how long have you been playing for? 5.0 is open level.
Well, I'm old now... almost 30 already... been playing since grade 10 or so... but only about three years ago did I try to start developing my OHBH. I've always used OHBH, but it had always mainly been slice returns, so I had no attack from my BH wing at all. A few years back, I wanted to be more versatile, so I tried to learn to hit a proper driving OHBH with topspin, but had limited success because I didn't know what I was doing. It wasn't until this year when it finally clicked, after I dedicated myself to practicing it, and all it took was a few focused sessions against the wall. Obviously I'm no Federer, Gasquet, or Wawrinka, but it's getting better and better every session... can handle balls with decent pace, and even get high balls with decent consistency.

Probably my greatest asset is I employ a Michael Chang style of play, where I can cover a lot of court and have good anticipation of where shots are going. I force others to play an extra shot a lot of times.
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^Not bad..ohbh is pretty hard to learn, takes a lot of time...I tried learning it and could only hit a limited amount back so I stuck with my two handed backhand since it generated more power and I could use it to get some winners down the line or cross court.

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