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« Reply #420 on: April 30, 2007, 02:51:20 PM »
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Who chucked the racquet?   ||-|


My main man Scott.  He missed a couple of shots and became quite upset.  I'm glad I don't get like that  :whistle:


Wait, wait........so he was chucking racquets on Saturday and Sunday?   :no-no:

Dude needs a vacation!   ;)


Gee, you think?



Meeeeooooooowwwwwwwww!    'swipe-swipe' (cat emoticon)   :depressed:


Lol, we need to give Scott a shopping list of emoticons:
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It has to have the cat paws doing the swipe-swipe motion!    Meowwww!   :H


Lol, I can really picture you as an evil mastermind... *Evil Mastermind emoticon* Wait - :insane: maybe that's it! :)~

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« Reply #421 on: April 30, 2007, 02:57:15 PM »
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Who chucked the racquet?   ||-|


My main man Scott.  He missed a couple of shots and became quite upset.  I'm glad I don't get like that  :whistle:


Wait, wait........so he was chucking racquets on Saturday and Sunday?   :no-no:

Dude needs a vacation!   ;)


Gee, you think?



Meeeeooooooowwwwwwwww!    'swipe-swipe' (cat emoticon)   :depressed:


Lol, we need to give Scott a shopping list of emoticons:
Sarcastic emoticon
Cat emoticonMore suggestions greatly received emoticon


It has to have the cat paws doing the swipe-swipe motion!    Meowwww!   :H


Lol, I can really picture you as an evil mastermind... *Evil Mastermind emoticon* Wait - :insane: maybe that's it! :)~



Uhhhhhhh...........thanks.........................I guess!   ||-|

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« Reply #422 on: April 30, 2007, 03:19:39 PM »
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Who chucked the racquet?   ||-|


My main man Scott.  He missed a couple of shots and became quite upset.  I'm glad I don't get like that  :whistle:


Wait, wait........so he was chucking racquets on Saturday and Sunday?   :no-no:

Dude needs a vacation!   ;)


Gee, you think?



Meeeeooooooowwwwwwwww!   'swipe-swipe' (cat emoticon)   :depressed:


Lol, we need to give Scott a shopping list of emoticons:
Sarcastic emoticon
Cat emoticon
More suggestions greatly received emoticon


Jeffro would be wearing that emoticon out  :lmao:
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« Reply #423 on: April 30, 2007, 03:44:06 PM »
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Who chucked the racquet?   ||-|


My main man Scott.  He missed a couple of shots and became quite upset.  I'm glad I don't get like that  :whistle:


Wait, wait........so he was chucking racquets on Saturday and Sunday?   :no-no:

Dude needs a vacation!   ;)


Gee, you think?



Meeeeooooooowwwwwwwww!   'swipe-swipe' (cat emoticon)   :depressed:


Lol, we need to give Scott a shopping list of emoticons:
Sarcastic emoticon
Cat emoticon
More suggestions greatly received emoticon


Jeffro would be wearing that emoticon out  :lmao:


Thats it!  Get a picture of Jeffro's cat and make an emoticon out of it!    :)

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« Reply #424 on: May 03, 2007, 10:12:43 PM »
Before I talked about the crap Jamesdster and I spewed all over the court today I want to start with a quick FYI.  My best friend works out at the local club.  He called me when I was on the way to the club to tell me he saw Jamesdster there and smacked talk some for me.  I told him that Jamesdster was a beast on the court and I consider him one of the absolute best at our club.  With that said...

I played tonight with Jamesdster, the Raucker and John L on the top court tonight.  I felt like royal crap.  Way too much work in me and I couldn't get motivated in the first set.  I played with Jamesdster so I was hoping he would carry me.  Little did I know he looked like I felt, like crap.  Neither of us played worth a darn.  We tied 4-4.  A bad showing compared to the 9-0 him and I laid down last week.  Sad...

Then I had to face Jamesdster in the second set and that kind of crap right there wakes you right up.  I played pretty solid in the second set and the Raucker and I won 6-3.

The third set we ended up 5-5.  So to break the tie John L and I played together in the tb and won it 7-5.  By then I thought Jamesdster was going to fall over, he looked tired.  Usually he treats my serve like it is a joke and pounds it back viciously.  I actually hit him with a serve tonight so I know something was wrong...

We had numerous close calls on Jamesdtser and I know he was getting frustrated.  I think all of the out calls were good but one John L made in the 3rd set, but he had the better look so I could not over rule.  I saw Jamesdster shaking his head several times, no doubt from the calls.
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« Reply #425 on: May 03, 2007, 10:18:50 PM »
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Before I talked about the crap Jamesdster and I spewed all over the court today I want to start with a quick FYI.  My best friend works out at the local club.  He called me when I was on the way to the club to tell me he saw Jamesdster there and smacked talk some for me.  I told him that Jamesdster was a beast on the court and I consider him one of the absolute best at our club.  With that said...

I played tonight with Jamesdster, the Raucker and John L on the top court tonight.  I felt like royal crap.  Way too much work in me and I couldn't get motivated in the first set.  I played with Jamesdster so I was hoping he would carry me.  Little did I know he looked like I felt, like crap.  Neither of us played worth a darn.  We tied 4-4.  A bad showing compared to the 9-0 him and I laid down last week.  Sad...

Then I had to face Jamesdster in the second set and that kind of crap right there wakes you right up.  I played pretty solid in the second set and the Raucker and I won 6-3.

The third set we ended up 5-5.  So to break the tie John L and I played together in the tb and won it 7-5.  By then I thought Jamesdster was going to fall over, he looked tired.  Usually he treats my serve like it is a joke and pounds it back viciously.  I actually hit him with a serve tonight so I know something was wrong...

We had numerous close calls on Jamesdtser and I know he was getting frustrated.  I think all of the out calls were good but one John L made in the 3rd set, but he had the better look so I could not over rule.  I saw Jamesdster shaking his head several times, no doubt from the calls.

Easiest way to get under my skin is to call a serve or two out that I can see are on the line. As tall as I am, I can't see the baseline well, but I can see the center service line, and I've had a number of clean aces taken away from me by bad calls. Usually good for some sullen angry play from me for a couple games.
A couple weeks ago a guy rooked me on a center 't' call (ball was right on the 't') and I kind of looked at him, he looked at me and then said 'I'm not going to give you that!'. The cheek!  :ranting:  :Boxing:

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« Reply #426 on: May 04, 2007, 06:50:32 AM »
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Before I talked about the crap Jamesdster and I spewed all over the court today I want to start with a quick FYI.  My best friend works out at the local club.  He called me when I was on the way to the club to tell me he saw Jamesdster there and smacked talk some for me.  I told him that Jamesdster was a beast on the court and I consider him one of the absolute best at our club.  With that said...

I played tonight with Jamesdster, the Raucker and John L on the top court tonight.  I felt like royal crap.  Way too much work in me and I couldn't get motivated in the first set.  I played with Jamesdster so I was hoping he would carry me.  Little did I know he looked like I felt, like crap.  Neither of us played worth a darn.  We tied 4-4.  A bad showing compared to the 9-0 him and I laid down last week.  Sad...

Then I had to face Jamesdster in the second set and that kind of crap right there wakes you right up.  I played pretty solid in the second set and the Raucker and I won 6-3.

The third set we ended up 5-5.  So to break the tie John L and I played together in the tb and won it 7-5.  By then I thought Jamesdster was going to fall over, he looked tired.  Usually he treats my serve like it is a joke and pounds it back viciously.  I actually hit him with a serve tonight so I know something was wrong...

We had numerous close calls on Jamesdtser and I know he was getting frustrated.  I think all of the out calls were good but one John L made in the 3rd set, but he had the better look so I could not over rule.  I saw Jamesdster shaking his head several times, no doubt from the calls.


Not much to add.  Scott played ok but I've seen him play better.  He was very tired from the long hrs he's been putting in on his job.  I also was very tired.  Scott and I TIED a team we shoul've beat probably 9-1.  We had zero energy.  I played pretty stinking awful.  I am quite depressed about the sad state of my game.  But on an up note, it's not anything that a little practice won't cure.  

Yep Scott is so mean he did hit me with a serve.  He jammed me with a body shot, and since I apparently had vowed that I was not going to move for a ball all night, I couldn't get out of the way and wham, it hits me.  Pretty funny (or sad) I don't know which.

I actually had no beef with any calls made all night. I was shaking my head at my play.  I don't like to make excuses, but last night was the first time I played with the Revelation in a long time after using feather light Heads and it felt like a tree trunk.  WOW did it ever feel heavy.  So, it's going to take a couple of outings to get the feel down again.  

It was a pretty crappy night overall, but you know the old saying..." A bad night on a tennis court is way better than a good day at work."  It's always good to get out on a court and enjoy some good company and some occasional good play.

Oh, i almost forgot to include the "Shot of the night".  During a rally I hit a fairly nice topspin lop down the alley on the ad side (Scott's side).  Scott raced back and deftly angled a soft backhand overhead cross court for a clean winner.  That was pretty sweet  :uh:
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« Reply #427 on: May 04, 2007, 07:08:26 AM »
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Before I talked about the crap Jamesdster and I spewed all over the court today I want to start with a quick FYI.  My best friend works out at the local club.  He called me when I was on the way to the club to tell me he saw Jamesdster there and smacked talk some for me.  I told him that Jamesdster was a beast on the court and I consider him one of the absolute best at our club.  With that said...

I played tonight with Jamesdster, the Raucker and John L on the top court tonight.  I felt like royal crap.  Way too much work in me and I couldn't get motivated in the first set.  I played with Jamesdster so I was hoping he would carry me.  Little did I know he looked like I felt, like crap.  Neither of us played worth a darn.  We tied 4-4.  A bad showing compared to the 9-0 him and I laid down last week.  Sad...

Then I had to face Jamesdster in the second set and that kind of crap right there wakes you right up.  I played pretty solid in the second set and the Raucker and I won 6-3.

The third set we ended up 5-5.  So to break the tie John L and I played together in the tb and won it 7-5.  By then I thought Jamesdster was going to fall over, he looked tired.  Usually he treats my serve like it is a joke and pounds it back viciously.  I actually hit him with a serve tonight so I know something was wrong...

We had numerous close calls on Jamesdtser and I know he was getting frustrated.  I think all of the out calls were good but one John L made in the 3rd set, but he had the better look so I could not over rule.  I saw Jamesdster shaking his head several times, no doubt from the calls.


Not much to add.  Scott played ok but I've seen him play better.  He was very tired from the long hrs he's been putting in on his job.  I also was very tired.  Scott and I TIED a team we shoul've beat probably 9-1.  We had zero energy.  I played pretty stinking awful.  I am quite depressed about the sad state of my game.  But on an up note, it's not anything that a little practice won't cure.  

Yep Scott is so mean he did hit me with a serve.  He jammed me with a body shot, and since I apparently had vowed that I was not going to move for a ball all night, I couldn't get out of the way and wham, it hits me.  Pretty funny (or sad) I don't know which.

I actually had no beef with any calls made all night. I was shaking my head at my play.  I don't like to make excuses, but last night was the first time I played with the Revelation in a long time after using feather light Heads and it felt like a tree trunk.  WOW did it ever feel heavy.  So, it's going to take a couple of outings to get the feel down again.  

It was a pretty crappy night overall, but you know the old saying..." A bad night on a tennis court is way better than a good day at work."  It's always good to get out on a court and enjoy some good company and some occasional good play.

Oh, i almost forgot to include the "Shot of the night".  During a rally I hit a fairly nice topspin lop down the alley on the ad side (Scott's side).  Scott raced back and deftly angled a soft backhand overhead cross court for a clean winner.  That was pretty sweet
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I had to read that a few times to remember what show you were talking about.  Scary thing is I was actually aiming for that tight angle.  I was banking that your partner at the net would be overly aggressive since I was in a bad position and maybe he would shift to the middle and I could sneak that shot past him.  

As far as the serve hitting you.  I think I double faulted the next time i had to serve to you because I was laughing.  Not really at you, but at the piss poor tennis we were displaying.  I think getting hit by the serve pretty much summed up how we were feeling last night.  After that first set I wanted to just go home and go to bed.
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« Reply #428 on: May 04, 2007, 08:00:11 AM »
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Before I talked about the crap Jamesdster and I spewed all over the court today I want to start with a quick FYI.  My best friend works out at the local club.  He called me when I was on the way to the club to tell me he saw Jamesdster there and smacked talk some for me.  I told him that Jamesdster was a beast on the court and I consider him one of the absolute best at our club.  With that said...

I played tonight with Jamesdster, the Raucker and John L on the top court tonight.  I felt like royal crap.  Way too much work in me and I couldn't get motivated in the first set.  I played with Jamesdster so I was hoping he would carry me.  Little did I know he looked like I felt, like crap.  Neither of us played worth a darn.  We tied 4-4.  A bad showing compared to the 9-0 him and I laid down last week.  Sad...

Then I had to face Jamesdster in the second set and that kind of crap right there wakes you right up.  I played pretty solid in the second set and the Raucker and I won 6-3.

The third set we ended up 5-5.  So to break the tie John L and I played together in the tb and won it 7-5.  By then I thought Jamesdster was going to fall over, he looked tired.  Usually he treats my serve like it is a joke and pounds it back viciously.  I actually hit him with a serve tonight so I know something was wrong...

We had numerous close calls on Jamesdtser and I know he was getting frustrated.  I think all of the out calls were good but one John L made in the 3rd set, but he had the better look so I could not over rule.  I saw Jamesdster shaking his head several times, no doubt from the calls.

Easiest way to get under my skin is to call a serve or two out that I can see are on the line. As tall as I am, I can't see the baseline well, but I can see the center service line, and I've had a number of clean aces taken away from me by bad calls. Usually good for some sullen angry play from me for a couple games.
A couple weeks ago a guy rooked me on a center 't' call (ball was right on the 't') and I kind of looked at him, he looked at me and then said 'I'm not going to give you that!'. The cheek!  :ranting:  :Boxing:



I agree Dmast!  Especially at our level I feel like I have to paint lines with serves for them to be effective so to get an errant call on a corner serve or a painted line makes me want to rip their head off.  The one that really drives me nuts is when I hit a serve that looks like it is going to land outside the box during the flight but it lands in the corner and the returner calls it wide because he can't handle that I got him on a serve.    Plus, lets remember folks the ball is supposed to be clearly 100% outside the line for it to be called.  I feel like I have gotten hosed on many balls that barely catch some of the line yet get called out because many people just automatically make those tough calls.

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« Reply #429 on: May 04, 2007, 08:11:05 AM »
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Easiest way to get under my skin is to call a serve or two out that I can see are on the line. As tall as I am, I can't see the baseline well, but I can see the center service line, and I've had a number of clean aces taken away from me by bad calls. Usually good for some sullen angry play from me for a couple games.
A couple weeks ago a guy rooked me on a center 't' call (ball was right on the 't') and I kind of looked at him, he looked at me and then said 'I'm not going to give you that!'. The cheek!  :ranting:  :Boxing:



I agree Dmast!  Especially at our level I feel like I have to paint lines with serves for them to be effective so to get an errant call on a corner serve or a painted line makes me want to rip their head off.  The one that really drives me nuts is when I hit a serve that looks like it is going to land outside the box during the flight but it lands in the corner and the returner calls it wide because he can't handle that I got him on a serve.    Plus, lets remember folks the ball is supposed to be clearly 100% outside the line for it to be called.  I feel like I have gotten hosed on many balls that barely catch some of the line yet get called out because many people just automatically make those tough calls.

You add an element to this I hadn't really thought of. I do have a lot of spin on some of my serves, and it is possible that they call the serve on the tragectory and then it the spin takes over and it goes in. I'll give 'em some slack for something like that.
But there are the flat serves up the 't' that are right on the center line that are called out. Grrrrrrr

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« Reply #430 on: May 04, 2007, 08:30:51 AM »
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Easiest way to get under my skin is to call a serve or two out that I can see are on the line. As tall as I am, I can't see the baseline well, but I can see the center service line, and I've had a number of clean aces taken away from me by bad calls. Usually good for some sullen angry play from me for a couple games.
A couple weeks ago a guy rooked me on a center 't' call (ball was right on the 't') and I kind of looked at him, he looked at me and then said 'I'm not going to give you that!'. The cheek!  :ranting:  :Boxing:



I agree Dmast!  Especially at our level I feel like I have to paint lines with serves for them to be effective so to get an errant call on a corner serve or a painted line makes me want to rip their head off.  The one that really drives me nuts is when I hit a serve that looks like it is going to land outside the box during the flight but it lands in the corner and the returner calls it wide because he can't handle that I got him on a serve.    Plus, lets remember folks the ball is supposed to be clearly 100% outside the line for it to be called.  I feel like I have gotten hosed on many balls that barely catch some of the line yet get called out because many people just automatically make those tough calls.

You add an element to this I hadn't really thought of. I do have a lot of spin on some of my serves, and it is possible that they call the serve on the tragectory and then it the spin takes over and it goes in. I'll give 'em some slack for something like that.
But there are the flat serves up the 't' that are right on the center line that are called out. Grrrrrrr



Give em some slack my a$$!  Look, a ball that looks like it is going to be out during its flight but lands barely in and a ball that paints the line, or even a ball that is inside the box, are all the same.........they are all in, so it is crap that any of them would get called out............save for an honest mistake from time to time!

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« Reply #431 on: May 04, 2007, 08:44:39 AM »
And, another thing thats crap, since I am on a roll, in dubs when the other guy calls a ball out when it was his partners call.  Like a serve or groundie that lands very near to the sideline/or on it, the dude on that line doesn't call it but his partner on the other side does!   Again, my thing is to that call, "did you really see that ball clearly out from over there?"

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« Reply #432 on: May 04, 2007, 08:44:57 AM »
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Easiest way to get under my skin is to call a serve or two out that I can see are on the line. As tall as I am, I can't see the baseline well, but I can see the center service line, and I've had a number of clean aces taken away from me by bad calls. Usually good for some sullen angry play from me for a couple games.
A couple weeks ago a guy rooked me on a center 't' call (ball was right on the 't') and I kind of looked at him, he looked at me and then said 'I'm not going to give you that!'. The cheek!  :ranting:  :Boxing:



I agree Dmast!  Especially at our level I feel like I have to paint lines with serves for them to be effective so to get an errant call on a corner serve or a painted line makes me want to rip their head off.  The one that really drives me nuts is when I hit a serve that looks like it is going to land outside the box during the flight but it lands in the corner and the returner calls it wide because he can't handle that I got him on a serve.    Plus, lets remember folks the ball is supposed to be clearly 100% outside the line for it to be called.  I feel like I have gotten hosed on many balls that barely catch some of the line yet get called out because many people just automatically make those tough calls.

You add an element to this I hadn't really thought of. I do have a lot of spin on some of my serves, and it is possible that they call the serve on the tragectory and then it the spin takes over and it goes in. I'll give 'em some slack for something like that.
But there are the flat serves up the 't' that are right on the center line that are called out. Grrrrrrr



Give em some slack my a$$!  Look, a ball that looks like it is going to be out during its flight but lands barely in and a ball that paints the line, or even a ball that is inside the box, are all the same.........they are all in, so it is crap that any of them would get called out............save for an honest mistake from time to time!


Everybody makes the occasional bad call.  But there are some who are notorious for this and they take the fun out of the game.  I certainly would never want to win a match on a bad call because what kind of satisfaction do you get from that?  What really stinks is when you are in a tourney and playing against someone you don’t know and they start calling your good shots out.  That is when I call for a line judge (I think I’ve maybe done this once or twice ever).  But the worst is when your opponent waits for “the right time” to hook you, say at 6-5 in the third set; yeah you can call for a line judge, but it’s too late to do anything about the crucial point you just “lost”.  This is person you want to hammer upside the head.  :ranting:
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« Reply #433 on: May 04, 2007, 08:48:23 AM »
I agree Jster!    I just remembered another one.  I know people that think hooking someone on a call is part of the game to see how they react to the controversy!   :;:-|

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« Reply #434 on: May 04, 2007, 09:56:07 AM »
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I agree Jster!    I just remembered another one.  I know people that think hooking someone on a call is part of the game to see how they react to the controversy!   :;:-|

I wish everyone knew and used the rules and the code!


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« Reply #435 on: May 04, 2007, 10:12:25 AM »
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Quote from: "OSU Buckeye"
I agree Jster!    I just remembered another one.  I know people that think hooking someone on a call is part of the game to see how they react to the controversy!   :;:-|

I wish everyone knew and used the rules and the code!


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« Reply #436 on: May 04, 2007, 10:01:48 PM »
How about the times when a ball is close, but neither player really see it well. So they look at each other as if to say 'did you see it?' 'no did you?' 'no' 'well what the hell we'll call it out. It looked like it was going out....'
Or they look at you as if to say 'that was out wasn't it?'

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« Reply #437 on: May 04, 2007, 10:19:41 PM »
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How about the times when a ball is close, but neither player really see it well. So they look at each other as if to say 'did you see it?' 'no did you?' 'no' 'well what the hell we'll call it out. It looked like it was going out....'
Or they look at you as if to say 'that was out wasn't it?'


To me that sounds like a "good" call was in order.
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« Reply #438 on: May 05, 2007, 04:52:25 PM »
Played this morning with Dick M. against John S. and Lee Y.  We won the first set 6-1.  We then proceeded to lose 4 straight games to go down 0-4.  We raised our game and reeled off 6 straight games to finish the match.  We played a 3rd for fun and we were up a break 5-4 and getting ready to serve when time ran out.

Lee wasn't himself today.  He played 2 hours before he played with us, it is his typical Saturday routine.  I have seen him playing very well over the last several months.  He played better in the second set but still not up to the level I expected him to play at.

Fun stuff overall.  I served well and volleyed well.  I am really getting some good pop on my volleys these days, it feels good.
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« Reply #439 on: May 07, 2007, 11:11:12 AM »
Played last night with VIC.  We played decent, not great, certainly not bad.  Our opponent's on the other hand, well.  Let me start by throwing out some of their stats.  Both of their first serve percentages were in the 90's, easily.  Their returns were higher than that.  They only missed 2 of my serves all night.  They did the same to VIC as well.

I got broke to start the match and when they were serving for it at 5-4 and we broke to go to 5-5.  They broke VIC right back.  I think we had 4 breaks in a row, 2 each team.  They then held serving for it at 6-5.

They tore up up pretty well in the second set to finish us off 6-2.  

They are both really nice guys to play and they do not just right out over power you which is nice.  One of them has to be near 5.0, the dude is extremely tough.  But that is good, I like playing him.

On a side note.  My returns were not great.  I am debating a lot if I need to be playing chip and charge or staying back and taking a good cut at the ball.  My backhand makes it advantageous for me to step in and chip in charge or otherwise I am still slicing the backhand from the baseline and then staying back.  I need to sort that out in my head.  I have the worst return on our team and I need to figure some things out...

The biggest disappointment of the night was when we lost in straight sets and they asked to play another and VIC bowed out to go to dinner.  It is the only exercise I get, I want to play until time runs out...
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