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« Reply #2940 on: April 14, 2009, 11:07:33 AM »
Good win.  Nate has his moments where he can play good tennis.  Heck, he beat Corrinne twice so he has to be decent.  I've never had a problem with Nate; some have complained that he talks too much.  That's minor to me.
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« Reply #2941 on: April 14, 2009, 11:12:31 AM »
Good win.  Nate has his moments where he can play good tennis.  Heck, he beat Corrinne twice so he has to be decent.  I've never had a problem with Nate; some have complained that he talks too much.  That's minor to me.

He served quite well in the 1st set and some of the 2cnd set and he had his style of game working very well in most of the 2cnd set.  He was reading my shots well and getting everything back.  He was actually moving me around with his unreadable groundies and little slice line shots/drop shots.  It was frustrating for a while trying to get some rhythm on my groundies when he hit some decent groundies and lots of slower paced slices that were well placed short and along the lines.  He is a pretty hyper dude.   

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« Reply #2942 on: April 14, 2009, 11:15:03 AM »
Forgot to mention my serve:  it was driving me nutz!  I must have clipped the net tape on nearly 50% of my 1st serves.  It was truly unbelievable!  I must've been lacking some energy in the motion.  I also was not getting my toss out into the court enough.  What are the other reasons I am not thinking of? 

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« Reply #2943 on: April 14, 2009, 11:31:17 AM »
Good win.  Nate has his moments where he can play good tennis.  Heck, he beat Corrinne twice so he has to be decent.  I've never had a problem with Nate; some have complained that he talks too much.  That's minor to me.

He served quite well in the 1st set and some of the 2cnd set and he had his style of game working very well in most of the 2cnd set.  He was reading my shots well and getting everything back.  He was actually moving me around with his unreadable groundies and little slice line shots/drop shots.  It was frustrating for a while trying to get some rhythm on my groundies when he hit some decent groundies and lots of slower paced slices that were well placed short and along the lines.  He is a pretty hyper dude.   

One of these days that hoe bag will have to face my serve and volley.  See how he feels after that!
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« Reply #2944 on: April 14, 2009, 11:53:22 AM »
Good win.  Nate has his moments where he can play good tennis.  Heck, he beat Corrinne twice so he has to be decent.  I've never had a problem with Nate; some have complained that he talks too much.  That's minor to me.

He served quite well in the 1st set and some of the 2cnd set and he had his style of game working very well in most of the 2cnd set.  He was reading my shots well and getting everything back.  He was actually moving me around with his unreadable groundies and little slice line shots/drop shots.  It was frustrating for a while trying to get some rhythm on my groundies when he hit some decent groundies and lots of slower paced slices that were well placed short and along the lines.  He is a pretty hyper dude.   

One of these days that hoe bag will have to face my serve and volley.  See how he feels after that!

He'll have no chance.  Once he falls down laughing he will be all yours!   :rofl_2:
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« Reply #2945 on: April 14, 2009, 12:01:12 PM »
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« Reply #2946 on: April 14, 2009, 01:01:03 PM »
Good win.  Nate has his moments where he can play good tennis.  Heck, he beat Corrinne twice so he has to be decent.  I've never had a problem with Nate; some have complained that he talks too much.  That's minor to me.

He served quite well in the 1st set and some of the 2cnd set and he had his style of game working very well in most of the 2cnd set.  He was reading my shots well and getting everything back.  He was actually moving me around with his unreadable groundies and little slice line shots/drop shots.  It was frustrating for a while trying to get some rhythm on my groundies when he hit some decent groundies and lots of slower paced slices that were well placed short and along the lines.  He is a pretty hyper dude.   

One of these days that hoe bag will have to face my serve and volley.  See how he feels after that!

You would shred, slice, and dice that fool!  That is how he'd feel. 

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« Reply #2947 on: April 14, 2009, 01:35:23 PM »
Shredded, diced and fooled?  I like the sound of that!

I actually do not enjoy playing him at all.  My luck Lester and I will have to play him and his son yet again in the Lancaster tourney.  Lester is playing well right now, I would hope we would put a hurting on them, but our previous match was a fairly close 2 setter.  My guess is that the son has improved since last summer, and kids can improve a lot over the course of a year.

VIC and I tore them a new one as he was kicking the net in anger last summer to win the Groveport Open Mens Dubs.  Now there's a trophy to be proud of!
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« Reply #2948 on: April 15, 2009, 04:49:19 AM »
Nice win, sounds like your tennis is doing well!  :)) Just dropping in to say hi  :king:
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« Reply #2949 on: April 15, 2009, 07:45:08 AM »
Thanks BIG VIC, good to hear from you!  I hope all is well! 

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« Reply #2950 on: April 17, 2009, 08:42:58 AM »
Played Wed. night with Joe M. against VIC and MC.  We lost a close one 6-3, 4-6, 7-10!  I was happy that I carried my improved attitude from Monday nights singles match to the Wednesday night dubs.  I had been a little edgy lately and not all that happy with my play in recent weeks.  I decided to come out and have fun and forget about results so much.......just play hard and results will come!  There were some really nice points. 

JM almost connected one of those rare and special shots.  He ran back to retrieve a lob facing the other way........I was looking back his way.  I found it odd that he was really waiting on this shot.  He waited till the ball was almost to the court surface and then slapped a squash shot FH stroke off to his left side while facing the wrong way.  The ball was struck very clean and hard but it just clipped the net tape.  I was in awe of the attempt even though it didn't quite work.  I knew he had that kind of creativity and ability but haven't seen it in a long while. 

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« Reply #2951 on: April 17, 2009, 09:09:33 AM »
"Just play hard and results will come" - OSU 2009

I like that one.    :cool:
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« Reply #2952 on: April 17, 2009, 09:21:22 AM »
"Just play hard and results will come" - OSU 2009

I like that one.    :cool:

Thanks!  It may sound kind of cliche but it really is true.  I for one, and I expect most people, can get caught up in expectations.........too high expectations and things can go wrong.  Also, nerves and worry of how the results are going or are going to go can really wreck your game.  I need to keep it simple.........play hard with a good attitude, working on proper mechanics as I know them, and I will always be happy when I leave the court...........win or lose!   ;-()    Waxing philosophical this Friday!  Most days actually.   :)
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« Reply #2953 on: April 20, 2009, 10:58:58 AM »
Played Saturday with Big Jeff against Mark M. and Chuck R.  The 1st set was pretty solid but the match deteriorated quickly.  It was 3 - 4.5 players and my partner is 3.5/4.0 somewhere.  He claimed to be 3.5 but I think he might be closer to 4.0.  Anyway, I felt the opponents went at my partner quite a bit and that drives me nutz!  Its like, I didn't come out to play tennis to be avoided.  I want the practice/play and get frustrated if they don't hit the ball to me as much as my partner.  In the 1st set my partner played very solid and we were right there......we lost the 1st set 4-6.  The next set was gone in an instant.....they got us 1-6 I believe.  I lost all interest in the match early in the 2cnd set.  Dreadful day on the court in the end.  The really bad thing is that I had my newfound attitude and succesful play the last 2 times I played...........but I didn't have that in me on Saturday.  Very frustrating! 

Other news, I move up to the top flight tonight in singles action so I join Jster and 2 other very solid players.  This means I play all 3 of them for the next 3 weeks.  I will be doing well/lucky to get a single win in the next 3 weeks but we shall see!?   

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« Reply #2954 on: April 20, 2009, 11:02:27 AM »
Also, went to see OSU beat up on Wisconsin Sunday afternoon.  Very impressive stuff!  It was fun shooting the s**t with Scott while we watched Wisconsin's quite solid players get thrashed!  I can't believe it didn't rain more than just sprinkles and I can't believe I got some sunburn!  How about you Scooter? 

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« Reply #2955 on: April 20, 2009, 11:52:08 AM »
Played Saturday with Big Jeff against Mark M. and Chuck R.  The 1st set was pretty solid but the match deteriorated quickly.  It was 3 - 4.5 players and my partner is 3.5/4.0 somewhere.  He claimed to be 3.5 but I think he might be closer to 4.0.  Anyway, I felt the opponents went at my partner quite a bit and that drives me nutz!  Its like, I didn't come out to play tennis to be avoided.  I want the practice/play and get frustrated if they don't hit the ball to me as much as my partner.  In the 1st set my partner played very solid and we were right there......we lost the 1st set 4-6.  The next set was gone in an instant.....they got us 1-6 I believe.  I lost all interest in the match early in the 2cnd set.  Dreadful day on the court in the end.  The really bad thing is that I had my newfound attitude and succesful play the last 2 times I played...........but I didn't have that in me on Saturday.  Very frustrating! 

Other news, I move up to the top flight tonight in singles action so I join Jster and 2 other very solid players.  This means I play all 3 of them for the next 3 weeks.  I will be doing well/lucky to get a single win in the next 3 weeks but we shall see!?   

Oh yeah?  Wait and see what happens if you play with Todd (as I did Saturday).  Holy hell!!!!  By the way, we lost 7-5 in the 3rd to John F - Keith.  Todd played ok and he gets to a lot of balls for as old as he is.  Plus, he's a great guy and I enjoy being his partner, though you know you probably are going to lose.

Tonight, welcome to the "Show."  You play your boy Chuck tonight while I get another battle with Bernie, who leads me 3-2 in our head-to-head battles.
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« Reply #2956 on: April 20, 2009, 12:13:55 PM »
Played Saturday with Big Jeff against Mark M. and Chuck R.  The 1st set was pretty solid but the match deteriorated quickly.  It was 3 - 4.5 players and my partner is 3.5/4.0 somewhere.  He claimed to be 3.5 but I think he might be closer to 4.0.  Anyway, I felt the opponents went at my partner quite a bit and that drives me nutz!  Its like, I didn't come out to play tennis to be avoided.  I want the practice/play and get frustrated if they don't hit the ball to me as much as my partner.  In the 1st set my partner played very solid and we were right there......we lost the 1st set 4-6.  The next set was gone in an instant.....they got us 1-6 I believe.  I lost all interest in the match early in the 2cnd set.  Dreadful day on the court in the end.  The really bad thing is that I had my newfound attitude and succesful play the last 2 times I played...........but I didn't have that in me on Saturday.  Very frustrating! 

Other news, I move up to the top flight tonight in singles action so I join Jster and 2 other very solid players.  This means I play all 3 of them for the next 3 weeks.  I will be doing well/lucky to get a single win in the next 3 weeks but we shall see!?   

Oh yeah?  Wait and see what happens if you play with Todd (as I did Saturday).  Holy hell!!!!  By the way, we lost 7-5 in the 3rd to John F - Keith.  Todd played ok and he gets to a lot of balls for as old as he is.  Plus, he's a great guy and I enjoy being his partner, though you know you probably are going to lose.

Tonight, welcome to the "Show."  You play your boy Chuck tonight while I get another battle with Bernie, who leads me 3-2 in our head-to-head battles.

Oh s**t!   I better pack a couple lunches!   ..-)    I better start practicing my positive mental attitude now, cause there are LOTS of possible things to be pissed about in this match!   Good luck against BB! 

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« Reply #2957 on: April 20, 2009, 12:56:12 PM »
Also, went to see OSU beat up on Wisconsin Sunday afternoon.  Very impressive stuff!  It was fun shooting the s**t with Scott while we watched Wisconsin's quite solid players get thrashed!  I can't believe it didn't rain more than just sprinkles and I can't believe I got some sunburn!  How about you Scooter? 

I took some sun on the forehead for sure.  Not too bad though.

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« Reply #2958 on: April 21, 2009, 10:46:44 AM »
I was very happy with my win last night against Chuck R.  He has much more successful singles experience than I do and is very frustrating to try and beat.  I got him 6-3, 5-5 (7-5), we played aTB at 5-5 in the 2cnd set due to running out of time.  I served quite well on my 1st serves as I got some aces out wide and many service winners with hard flat serves right at him.  I don't think he would be thrilled with how he played but I must have done some things right to beat him.  I held all service games until getting broke in my 2cnd service game in the 2cnd set.  I broke him on his 1st service game.  I felt I should have broken him more often but in the end I got him just enough.  I got my break back on him in the 2cnd set at 3-4.  I can't wait to see what chump I play next week?   :rofl_2:

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« Reply #2959 on: April 21, 2009, 10:54:33 AM »
I need some help from Jster to remember this good laugh we had Saturday.  I was running back to retrieve a ball at the side of my court and Jster was lining up a down the line passing shot winner next to me.  All I could see was straight at Jster so after he hits the shot I ask him if it was in and he replies some smart, humble remark like "your damn right it was"!   :rofl_2:   I started laughing out loud back in the corner of my court.