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The Future of USA Tennis (I Hope)
« on: September 12, 2012, 09:10:39 AM »
From our club in Columbus, Ohio.....first there was Scott Baker, then Lilia Osterloh, then Chase Buchanan, and NOW.....DJ!  What an inspiring article on a great family that Scott and I know well!

http://www.tennisrecruiting.net/article.asp?id=1514


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I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.  - Mitch Hedberg

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Re: The Future of USA Tennis (I Hope)
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2012, 09:32:34 AM »
It was worth logging on to see this article, Jamesdster   I hope DJ remains committed to the game. and look forward to hearing of his progress.

One sees the men competing & often forgets the human story of hard work / dedication, and input of loved ones into helping make the players become who they are. A wonderful and inspiring story.
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Re: The Future of USA Tennis (I Hope)
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2012, 12:31:18 PM »
I hope he continues to work and then we can talk about him in the likes of 'the greats' one day!

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Re: The Future of USA Tennis (I Hope)
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2012, 12:31:23 PM »
Wow, sounds like a great mom and a good illustration of what tennis can mean to a family.
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Re: The Future of USA Tennis (I Hope)
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2012, 01:03:50 PM »
Wow, sounds like a great mom and a good illustration of what tennis can mean to a family.

I've never heard Sherry sound so intelligent and serious!   :))  She is a fun person, always joking around and a joy to be around.  In Gilbert's clinic she kept going at Brad and they had a good give and take.  I didn't even know of the article until she emailed me and asked for my opinion on how it came off.  In her email she told me this (and I quote):

Sherry Thomas: 10:02
Jim-bo, did you check out the article on Dj yet, if not don't forget tennisrecruiting.net homepage, bottom left dated 9/10
   
10:08pm Sherry Thomas
You have a big part in DJ's understanding of tennis, when you used to hit with him, I would love to hear your opinion of the article....

Sherri gave my ego a much needed boost with the comment above about me having a (very small) part of DJs development.  Now if I could only get another youngster I know to develop like this haha.
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Re: The Future of USA Tennis (I Hope)
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2012, 03:23:33 AM »
I heard a commentary about John Isner is now under some pressure to fullfill a spot as "Americans" top player.  Sort of like Andy Murray is now!  I feel for him; since all the criticism will be directed at him alone if he does not perform better from now on.

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Re: The Future of USA Tennis (I Hope)
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2012, 11:40:49 AM »
Not sure my neighbor, Evan King (UM), will make it so best of luck to yours!
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Re: The Future of USA Tennis (I Hope)
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2012, 09:31:23 AM »
Not sure my neighbor, Evan King (UM), will make it so best of luck to yours!

Evan is SOLID!  I have umpired a couple of his matches and the guy can play!  He seems like a nice kid also so I am pulling for him.
I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.  - Mitch Hedberg