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« Reply #380 on: April 16, 2007, 06:14:11 PM »
Thanks yo!  It has been a fun and frustrating change from singles.  When we first moved to 4.5 I still played mainly singles for the first year, getting in a few doubles matches.  It wasn't until 2 1/2 years ago or so did I start playing enough doubles to see improvement.  I am liking where my doubles game is going, not too happy about my singles game though.  :)
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« Reply #381 on: April 16, 2007, 06:44:35 PM »
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Thanks yo!  It has been a fun and frustrating change from singles.  When we first moved to 4.5 I still played mainly singles for the first year, getting in a few doubles matches.  It wasn't until 2 1/2 years ago or so did I start playing enough doubles to see improvement.  I am liking where my doubles game is going, not too happy about my singles game though.  :)


No excuses yo - if you're gonna be a real man, you're gonna have to throw down in doubles *and* singles!  Just ask Buckeye - it takes even more manliness to play singles than it does to stand in on a sitter volley :)
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« Reply #382 on: April 16, 2007, 07:35:46 PM »
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Thanks yo!  It has been a fun and frustrating change from singles.  When we first moved to 4.5 I still played mainly singles for the first year, getting in a few doubles matches.  It wasn't until 2 1/2 years ago or so did I start playing enough doubles to see improvement.  I am liking where my doubles game is going, not too happy about my singles game though.  :)


No excuses yo - if you're gonna be a real man, you're gonna have to throw down in doubles *and* singles!  Just ask Buckeye - it takes even more manliness to play singles than it does to stand in on a sitter volley :)


Hitting with Jason M the other day makes me miss it.  I feel like I actually know what I am doing on a singles court.  Still have the good anticipation.  I have to trust myself and move though.  I lack in that right now, no confidence in singles.  But literally I have not played singles competitively since Nationals.  I am loving doubles so no love loss.  Plus my shoulder cannot take all of the serving.
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« Reply #383 on: April 17, 2007, 08:20:17 AM »
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Thanks yo!  It has been a fun and frustrating change from singles.  When we first moved to 4.5 I still played mainly singles for the first year, getting in a few doubles matches.  It wasn't until 2 1/2 years ago or so did I start playing enough doubles to see improvement.  I am liking where my doubles game is going, not too happy about my singles game though.  :)


No excuses yo - if you're gonna be a real man, you're gonna have to throw down in doubles *and* singles!  Just ask Buckeye - it takes even more manliness to play singles than it does to stand in on a sitter volley :)



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« Reply #384 on: April 20, 2007, 07:24:50 AM »
Played last night with J. Fowler, L. Young and R. Buckland.  It was a pretty solid night overall.  JF and I fired it up first and we fired it up indeed.  We won 11-0.  We switched it up and Lee and I hit dead even at 5-5.  Ralph and I won 6-5 from a tight 5-5 game where Lee was serving.  Ralph needed that game not to go down and I needed it to go up.  

I pulled a muscle again that I just pulled Sunday night and I thought it was better.  Fowler is going to take my Saturday tennis so I can rest it and be fresh for Sunday.  I would not want to play the next day after pulling this muscle.  It hurts today.
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« Reply #385 on: April 20, 2007, 08:15:45 AM »
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Played last night with J. Fowler, L. Young and R. Buckland.  It was a pretty solid night overall.  JF and I fired it up first and we fired it up indeed.  We won 11-0.  We switched it up and Lee and I hit dead even at 5-5.  Ralph and I won 6-5 from a tight 5-5 game where Lee was serving.  Ralph needed that game not to go down and I needed it to go up.  

I pulled a muscle again that I just pulled Sunday night and I thought it was better.  Fowler is going to take my Saturday tennis so I can rest it and be fresh for Sunday.  I would not want to play the next day after pulling this muscle.  It hurts today.



With that crew, I would of thought you would have gotten more seperation.    How did you play, when was the injury and did it affect your play, or did you just not play well, .............or, do I need to call JF again to get him to join us?   How old is he anyway......cause I certainly got the impression that he has no interest in 4.5, which is unfortunate because he is good enough to compete there.   I was guessing maybe he feels like he is too old to be moving up to 4.5 and improving.  And, he has been to Nationals multiple times right, so I guess 4.0 gives him the best chance to get back.   :;:-|

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« Reply #386 on: April 20, 2007, 09:06:48 AM »
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Played last night with J. Fowler, L. Young and R. Buckland.  It was a pretty solid night overall.  JF and I fired it up first and we fired it up indeed.  We won 11-0.  We switched it up and Lee and I hit dead even at 5-5.  Ralph and I won 6-5 from a tight 5-5 game where Lee was serving.  Ralph needed that game not to go down and I needed it to go up.  

I pulled a muscle again that I just pulled Sunday night and I thought it was better.  Fowler is going to take my Saturday tennis so I can rest it and be fresh for Sunday.  I would not want to play the next day after pulling this muscle.  It hurts today.



With that crew, I would of thought you would have gotten more seperation.    How did you play, when was the injury and did it affect your play, or did you just not play well, .............or, do I need to call JF again to get him to join us?   How old is he anyway......cause I certainly got the impression that he has no interest in 4.5, which is unfortunate because he is good enough to compete there.   I was guessing maybe he feels like he is too old to be moving up to 4.5 and improving.  And, he has been to Nationals multiple times right, so I guess 4.0 gives him the best chance to get back.   :;:-|


From my court I saw Scottie hit a serve then grimace in some serious pain so I was wondering what he did to himself.  Fowler is a great 4.0 player who could be an average 4.5.  He has a nice wide serve.
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« Reply #387 on: April 20, 2007, 09:08:49 AM »
JF is touch and always plays well.  I think he could do decent at 4.5.  Give him a year at it and he would be all the better.  He is serving well and he is consistant at everything else so he is tough.
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« Reply #388 on: April 20, 2007, 09:12:37 AM »
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JF is touch and always plays well.  I think he could do decent at 4.5.  Give him a year at it and he would be all the better.  He is serving well and he is consistant at everything else so he is tough.


And, what about the question of how you played?

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« Reply #389 on: April 23, 2007, 07:05:34 AM »
I played perfectly fine.

Played last night on court 1 with VIC.  We lost 3 and 3.  It wasn't pretty.  They were tough but we gave away too much.  Nothing else really needs to be said.
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« Reply #390 on: April 23, 2007, 07:49:16 AM »
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I played perfectly fine.

Played last night on court 1 with VIC.  We lost 3 and 3.  It wasn't pretty.  They were tough but we gave away too much.  Nothing else really needs to be said.


How's your back feeling?  Did that hinder your play?
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« Reply #391 on: April 23, 2007, 09:11:08 AM »
Back is fine, it is more of a hip injury.  It didn't get as bad as it was Thursday night which was good.  It did not affect me at all last night, although I could feel it now and then.
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« Reply #392 on: April 26, 2007, 09:40:02 PM »
Played pretty well tonight.  I played on the to court with Jamesdster, Dick M and the Raucker.  Dick and I lost 4-5, we were on serve in the end but time ran out so that is how it went down.

Jamesdster and I tore it up proper.  We were all up in their space.  They didn't know what to do, they tried I-Formation, they tried everything but we did not let them in at all.  And by that I mean 9-0.  Booyah!  Ask Jamesdster about my motivational speeches, it is what did the trick.  :)

The Raucker and I did pretty well.  We were up a break and then they broke back at love against the Raucker.  We get to 4-4 and I get to serve and this is the last game.  I win I tie Jamesdster and essentially win the court because I would have won the last set.

The first point I miss the first serve and as I am tossing the ball for the second serve Jamesdster says something to Dick M, I hear it and double fault.  Thanks Jamesdster.  0-15

Then Jamesdster shanks a return up the line for a winner, yeah.  0-30.

Somewhere in there Dick M hits the net on a return and we lose the point, damnit!

At 15-40 I told Jamesdster I was still going to win the game.  We win the next point with a good serve and good volley.  30-40

I serve to Jamesdster and he hits a good return, I volley it back and he winds up for a super dipper forehand.  Luckily he missed.  40-40.  

We went back and forth a few times and then won the game on a nasty half volley cross court winner I hit.  Smoooooth.

But the shot of the day.  Dick M serves to the Raucker.  Raucker returns it and Jamesdster poaches it and hits a nasty drop shot away from me towards the deuce side.  I decided I wanted in on the action so I ran it down and hit a dropper right back and they never went for it.  Most likely because no one thought I would get to it, myself included.  bad news is we still lost that game...  Good news is I hung in there with the big serving lefty today.  Hells yeah.
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« Reply #393 on: April 27, 2007, 07:53:08 AM »
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Played pretty well tonight.  I played on the to court with Jamesdster, Dick M and the Raucker.  Dick and I lost 4-5, we were on serve in the end but time ran out so that is how it went down.

Jamesdster and I tore it up proper.  We were all up in their space.  They didn't know what to do, they tried I-Formation, they tried everything but we did not let them in at all.  And by that I mean 9-0.  Booyah!  Ask Jamesdster about my motivational speeches, it is what did the trick.  :)

The Raucker and I did pretty well.  We were up a break and then they broke back at love against the Raucker.  We get to 4-4 and I get to serve and this is the last game.  I win I tie Jamesdster and essentially win the court because I would have won the last set.

The first point I miss the first serve and as I am tossing the ball for the second serve Jamesdster says something to Dick M, I hear it and double fault.  Thanks Jamesdster.  0-15

Then Jamesdster shanks a return up the line for a winner, yeah.  0-30.

Somewhere in there Dick M hits the net on a return and we lose the point, damnit!

At 15-40 I told Jamesdster I was still going to win the game.  We win the next point with a good serve and good volley.  30-40

I serve to Jamesdster and he hits a good return, I volley it back and he winds up for a super dipper forehand.  Luckily he missed.  40-40.  

We went back and forth a few times and then won the game on a nasty half volley cross court winner I hit.  Smoooooth.

But the shot of the day.  Dick M serves to the Raucker.  Raucker returns it and Jamesdster poaches it and hits a nasty drop shot away from me towards the deuce side.  I decided I wanted in on the action so I ran it down and hit a dropper right back and they never went for it.  Most likely because no one thought I would get to it, myself included.  bad news is we still lost that game...  Good news is I hung in there with the big serving lefty today.  Hells yeah.



Nice, can't wait to see what the Big Lefty has to say about the night!

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« Reply #394 on: April 27, 2007, 11:31:26 AM »
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Played pretty well tonight.  I played on the to court with Jamesdster, Dick M and the Raucker.  Dick and I lost 4-5, we were on serve in the end but time ran out so that is how it went down.

Jamesdster and I tore it up proper.  We were all up in their space.  They didn't know what to do, they tried I-Formation, they tried everything but we did not let them in at all.  And by that I mean 9-0.  Booyah!  Ask Jamesdster about my motivational speeches, it is what did the trick.  :)

The Raucker and I did pretty well.  We were up a break and then they broke back at love against the Raucker.  We get to 4-4 and I get to serve and this is the last game.  I win I tie Jamesdster and essentially win the court because I would have won the last set.

The first point I miss the first serve and as I am tossing the ball for the second serve Jamesdster says something to Dick M, I hear it and double fault.  Thanks Jamesdster.  0-15

Then Jamesdster shanks a return up the line for a winner, yeah.  0-30.

Somewhere in there Dick M hits the net on a return and we lose the point, damnit!

At 15-40 I told Jamesdster I was still going to win the game.  We win the next point with a good serve and good volley.  30-40

I serve to Jamesdster and he hits a good return, I volley it back and he winds up for a super dipper forehand.  Luckily he missed.  40-40.  

We went back and forth a few times and then won the game on a nasty half volley cross court winner I hit.  Smoooooth.

But the shot of the day.  Dick M serves to the Raucker.  Raucker returns it and Jamesdster poaches it and hits a nasty drop shot away from me towards the deuce side.  I decided I wanted in on the action so I ran it down and hit a dropper right back and they never went for it.  Most likely because no one thought I would get to it, myself included.  bad news is we still lost that game...  Good news is I hung in there with the big serving lefty today.  Hells yeah.



Nice, can't wait to see what the Big Lefty has to say about the night!


Some good tennis was played.  I lost 18-18 to Scott...not a typo..lost 18-18.  You gotta love indoor time limit club rules.  Won't get into the tb rule cuz it will take too long.

I played with a Head demo so that means I probably would've won about 5 more games had I had my Dino-3  :)~ .

Let's see Scott mentioned holding the last game from 15-40 but he FORGOT to mention my hold the GAME BEFORE from 0-40!  Not that THAT is anything to brag about cuz you shouldn't be trailing 0-40 on your serve on a fast indoor court.

And that absolutley was not the shot of the day.  It was the SHOT OF THE YEAR.  As Scott said, my partner serves to the deuce side and hit a decent serve that was returned cross court.  I had made my mind up that I was going to poach since he had hardly gone down the line any.  Well I stretch as far as I can and with a nice little underspin angle it with my backhand volley cross court at a ridiculous angle.  Now Scott left one important thing out.  It hit the top of the net and dropped on a dimealmost to the alley on the deuce side about 6 inches from the net.  So it was a drop volley, angles wide, with a let to boot.  So, as I was high fiving everyone in attendance, including the desk help, I noticed a blur out of my left eye.  Scott took off like a greased lightning bolt and SOMEHOW got to the ball and deftly cupped a little forehand drop volley ever so gently over the HIGH PART of the net.  Sick I tell you, just plain sick.   :worthy:  :worthy:

I thought Scott played as well as I have ever seen him play.  He did not miss much of anything.  Returns and volleys were great.  :H
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« Reply #395 on: April 27, 2007, 12:17:14 PM »
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Played pretty well tonight.  I played on the to court with Jamesdster, Dick M and the Raucker.  Dick and I lost 4-5, we were on serve in the end but time ran out so that is how it went down.

Jamesdster and I tore it up proper.  We were all up in their space.  They didn't know what to do, they tried I-Formation, they tried everything but we did not let them in at all.  And by that I mean 9-0.  Booyah!  Ask Jamesdster about my motivational speeches, it is what did the trick.  :)

The Raucker and I did pretty well.  We were up a break and then they broke back at love against the Raucker.  We get to 4-4 and I get to serve and this is the last game.  I win I tie Jamesdster and essentially win the court because I would have won the last set.

The first point I miss the first serve and as I am tossing the ball for the second serve Jamesdster says something to Dick M, I hear it and double fault.  Thanks Jamesdster.  0-15

Then Jamesdster shanks a return up the line for a winner, yeah.  0-30.

Somewhere in there Dick M hits the net on a return and we lose the point, damnit!

At 15-40 I told Jamesdster I was still going to win the game.  We win the next point with a good serve and good volley.  30-40

I serve to Jamesdster and he hits a good return, I volley it back and he winds up for a super dipper forehand.  Luckily he missed.  40-40.  

We went back and forth a few times and then won the game on a nasty half volley cross court winner I hit.  Smoooooth.

But the shot of the day.  Dick M serves to the Raucker.  Raucker returns it and Jamesdster poaches it and hits a nasty drop shot away from me towards the deuce side.  I decided I wanted in on the action so I ran it down and hit a dropper right back and they never went for it.  Most likely because no one thought I would get to it, myself included.  bad news is we still lost that game...  Good news is I hung in there with the big serving lefty today.  Hells yeah.



Nice, can't wait to see what the Big Lefty has to say about the night!


Some good tennis was played.  I lost 18-18 to Scott...not a typo..lost 18-18.  You gotta love indoor time limit club rules.  Won't get into the tb rule cuz it will take too long.

I played with a Head demo so that means I probably would've won about 5 more games had I had my Dino-3  :)~ .

Let's see Scott mentioned holding the last game from 15-40 but he FORGOT to mention my hold the GAME BEFORE from 0-40!  Not that THAT is anything to brag about cuz you shouldn't be trailing 0-40 on your serve on a fast indoor court.

And that absolutley was not the shot of the day.  It was the SHOT OF THE YEAR.  As Scott said, my partner serves to the deuce side and hit a decent serve that was returned cross court.  I had made my mind up that I was going to poach since he had hardly gone down the line any.  Well I stretch as far as I can and with a nice little underspin angle it with my backhand volley cross court at a ridiculous angle.  Now Scott left one important thing out.  It hit the top of the net and dropped on a dimealmost to the alley on the deuce side about 6 inches from the net.  So it was a drop volley, angles wide, with a let to boot.  So, as I was high fiving everyone in attendance, including the desk help, I noticed a blur out of my left eye.  Scott took off like a greased lightning bolt and SOMEHOW got to the ball and deftly cupped a little forehand drop volley ever so gently over the HIGH PART of the net.  Sick I tell you, just plain sick.   :worthy:  :worthy:

I thought Scott played as well as I have ever seen him play.  He did not miss much of anything.  Returns and volleys were great.  :H



So, how did he not hit the net?   Slammed on the brakes I presume?    So, when I next go to the club I will be able to see his skid marks!   :uh:

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« Reply #396 on: April 27, 2007, 01:11:38 PM »
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Played pretty well tonight.  I played on the to court with Jamesdster, Dick M and the Raucker.  Dick and I lost 4-5, we were on serve in the end but time ran out so that is how it went down.

Jamesdster and I tore it up proper.  We were all up in their space.  They didn't know what to do, they tried I-Formation, they tried everything but we did not let them in at all.  And by that I mean 9-0.  Booyah!  Ask Jamesdster about my motivational speeches, it is what did the trick.  :)

The Raucker and I did pretty well.  We were up a break and then they broke back at love against the Raucker.  We get to 4-4 and I get to serve and this is the last game.  I win I tie Jamesdster and essentially win the court because I would have won the last set.

The first point I miss the first serve and as I am tossing the ball for the second serve Jamesdster says something to Dick M, I hear it and double fault.  Thanks Jamesdster.  0-15

Then Jamesdster shanks a return up the line for a winner, yeah.  0-30.

Somewhere in there Dick M hits the net on a return and we lose the point, damnit!

At 15-40 I told Jamesdster I was still going to win the game.  We win the next point with a good serve and good volley.  30-40

I serve to Jamesdster and he hits a good return, I volley it back and he winds up for a super dipper forehand.  Luckily he missed.  40-40.  

We went back and forth a few times and then won the game on a nasty half volley cross court winner I hit.  Smoooooth.

But the shot of the day.  Dick M serves to the Raucker.  Raucker returns it and Jamesdster poaches it and hits a nasty drop shot away from me towards the deuce side.  I decided I wanted in on the action so I ran it down and hit a dropper right back and they never went for it.  Most likely because no one thought I would get to it, myself included.  bad news is we still lost that game...  Good news is I hung in there with the big serving lefty today.  Hells yeah.



Nice, can't wait to see what the Big Lefty has to say about the night!


Some good tennis was played.  I lost 18-18 to Scott...not a typo..lost 18-18.  You gotta love indoor time limit club rules.  Won't get into the tb rule cuz it will take too long.

I played with a Head demo so that means I probably would've won about 5 more games had I had my Dino-3  :)~ .

Let's see Scott mentioned holding the last game from 15-40 but he FORGOT to mention my hold the GAME BEFORE from 0-40!  Not that THAT is anything to brag about cuz you shouldn't be trailing 0-40 on your serve on a fast indoor court.

And that absolutley was not the shot of the day.  It was the SHOT OF THE YEAR.  As Scott said, my partner serves to the deuce side and hit a decent serve that was returned cross court.  I had made my mind up that I was going to poach since he had hardly gone down the line any.  Well I stretch as far as I can and with a nice little underspin angle it with my backhand volley cross court at a ridiculous angle.  Now Scott left one important thing out.  It hit the top of the net and dropped on a dimealmost to the alley on the deuce side about 6 inches from the net.  So it was a drop volley, angles wide, with a let to boot.  So, as I was high fiving everyone in attendance, including the desk help, I noticed a blur out of my left eye.  Scott took off like a greased lightning bolt and SOMEHOW got to the ball and deftly cupped a little forehand drop volley ever so gently over the HIGH PART of the net.  Sick I tell you, just plain sick.   :worthy:  :worthy:

I thought Scott played as well as I have ever seen him play.  He did not miss much of anything.  Returns and volleys were great.  :H



So, how did he not hit the net?  Slammed on the brakes I presume?    So, when I next go to the club I will be able to see his skid marks!   :uh:


How he did not hit the net was the theme of the conversation that took place right after the point.  He literally screeched to halt.  I'm glad he didn't break an ankle(s).
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« Reply #397 on: April 27, 2007, 03:50:25 PM »
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Played pretty well tonight.  I played on the to court with Jamesdster, Dick M and the Raucker.  Dick and I lost 4-5, we were on serve in the end but time ran out so that is how it went down.

Jamesdster and I tore it up proper.  We were all up in their space.  They didn't know what to do, they tried I-Formation, they tried everything but we did not let them in at all.  And by that I mean 9-0.  Booyah!  Ask Jamesdster about my motivational speeches, it is what did the trick.  :)

The Raucker and I did pretty well.  We were up a break and then they broke back at love against the Raucker.  We get to 4-4 and I get to serve and this is the last game.  I win I tie Jamesdster and essentially win the court because I would have won the last set.

The first point I miss the first serve and as I am tossing the ball for the second serve Jamesdster says something to Dick M, I hear it and double fault.  Thanks Jamesdster.  0-15

Then Jamesdster shanks a return up the line for a winner, yeah.  0-30.

Somewhere in there Dick M hits the net on a return and we lose the point, damnit!

At 15-40 I told Jamesdster I was still going to win the game.  We win the next point with a good serve and good volley.  30-40

I serve to Jamesdster and he hits a good return, I volley it back and he winds up for a super dipper forehand.  Luckily he missed.  40-40.  

We went back and forth a few times and then won the game on a nasty half volley cross court winner I hit.  Smoooooth.

But the shot of the day.  Dick M serves to the Raucker.  Raucker returns it and Jamesdster poaches it and hits a nasty drop shot away from me towards the deuce side.  I decided I wanted in on the action so I ran it down and hit a dropper right back and they never went for it.  Most likely because no one thought I would get to it, myself included.  bad news is we still lost that game...  Good news is I hung in there with the big serving lefty today.  Hells yeah.



Nice, can't wait to see what the Big Lefty has to say about the night!


Some good tennis was played.  I lost 18-18 to Scott...not a typo..lost 18-18.  You gotta love indoor time limit club rules.  Won't get into the tb rule cuz it will take too long.

I played with a Head demo so that means I probably would've won about 5 more games had I had my Dino-3  :)~ .

Let's see Scott mentioned holding the last game from 15-40 but he FORGOT to mention my hold the GAME BEFORE from 0-40!  Not that THAT is anything to brag about cuz you shouldn't be trailing 0-40 on your serve on a fast indoor court.

And that absolutley was not the shot of the day.  It was the SHOT OF THE YEAR.  As Scott said, my partner serves to the deuce side and hit a decent serve that was returned cross court.  I had made my mind up that I was going to poach since he had hardly gone down the line any.  Well I stretch as far as I can and with a nice little underspin angle it with my backhand volley cross court at a ridiculous angle.  Now Scott left one important thing out.  It hit the top of the net and dropped on a dimealmost to the alley on the deuce side about 6 inches from the net.  So it was a drop volley, angles wide, with a let to boot.  So, as I was high fiving everyone in attendance, including the desk help, I noticed a blur out of my left eye.  Scott took off like a greased lightning bolt and SOMEHOW got to the ball and deftly cupped a little forehand drop volley ever so gently over the HIGH PART of the net.  Sick I tell you, just plain sick.   :worthy:  :worthy:

I thought Scott played as well as I have ever seen him play.  He did not miss much of anything.  Returns and volleys were great.  :H



So, how did he not hit the net?  Slammed on the brakes I presume?    So, when I next go to the club I will be able to see his skid marks!   :uh:


How he did not hit the net was the theme of the conversation that took place right after the point.  He literally screeched to halt.  I'm glad he didn't break an ankle(s).



I wanna see that shot on youtube!   Someone please find this video!

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« Reply #398 on: April 27, 2007, 03:57:40 PM »
lol, I kinda slid to the ball.  I seem to slide on hard court well.  Funny thing is, I slide too far on clay and it kills me because I am still sliding when I need to start moving the other way.
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« Reply #399 on: April 27, 2007, 04:04:05 PM »
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lol, I kinda slid to the ball.  I seem to slide on hard court well.  Funny thing is, I slide too far on clay and it kills me because I am still sliding when I need to start moving the other way.


Can't you pop up out of the slide on clay when you need to go the other way?  Guess it depends on how fast you are still sliding!   ||-|