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Offline Tennis4you

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« on: December 17, 2004, 12:53:07 PM »
Anyone have any crazy tennis stories?  I have ended up telling a few in recent posts and I would love to hear what you have experienced or heard about!
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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2004, 01:55:45 PM »
Back in my high school tennis days, when I was never very good at all, we were playing doubles with kids from another school. I had been spending a lot of time trying to find my service motion. I always practiced stuff in my matches cause I knew I'd never get good at anything good if I didn't. Well I was trying some wacked out service motion where I would snap my wrist and turn my arm over so much that the top of my hand would end up facing my left. (It's ok if you can't picture it). Anyway I threw the ball up and hit it, didn't even see where it went cause I hit it pretty hard and it went in the wrong direction I wanted it to go. The next thing I know the opposing teams guy at the net had collapsed to his knees. Apparently my stray ball was caught by his crotch! I felt bad for that kid. He kept playing tho and they still beat us.
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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2004, 02:11:17 PM »
lol, the accidental nut shot eh?

Back in college (1994, I was a freshman) I went out to the court with 3 other guys in the dorm, none of which played tennis.  But I had enough racquets for everyone and I was bored.  Well, you know how guys act in college.  We were all goofing off, they were showing off when girls walked by, but they suck, they were embarressing me.  Anyways, one guy on the other side of the net gets lippy and was saying he could take me down in tennis.  He was joking, but none the less he paid...

I looked at my partner and said "in the nuts".  I took the ball in my hand and crushed it right at him with a slice forhand motion and it smacked him right in the nutz, he fell over hard core.  My partner at the time has never let me forget that.  I talk to him once every month or two and he always reminds me of that.
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2004, 03:53:50 PM »
My high school coach stopped and got a case of beer for us on the way to a match one time.  That was interesting.  We actually won the match.  I only had one, it was Shaeffer Light, which is disgusting.
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« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2004, 05:35:06 PM »
lol, nice...  I hear they will bring beer to Sunday's match, maybe you should drink up!
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« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2004, 05:39:47 PM »
Well this isn't really a "TENNIS" story but it happened at a tournament and I always get a laugh out of it.

Ok, so my friend is kinda hefty...he's probably 5'6'' and weighs about 200 lbs. never the less, he plays competitive tennis and loves to eat. So, I'd just gotten done losing a match 6-7, 7-5, (8). And so, I'm extremely hungry and I asked my coach if we could go grab something to eat. And she's like, sure but YOU (talking about my friend) you need to be fasting. lol which is so funny becuz no one has ever come out and say that he's chunky...even tho we all think it. lol

Ok, so he rides with us and ends up getting like something to eat anyway. And we sneak off to eat and then when we went back inside to watch another friend of ours play, he accidently had a smudge of mayonaisse on his lip. And she sees and stands up. And yells "you fat bastard!!" lol it was soooo funny becuz everyone just stops and looks at us and we're like  :;:-|  hah.

Ok...maybe you had 2 b there. lol

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« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2004, 06:44:19 PM »
:lmao:

U took us there yo, you took us there!
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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2004, 11:45:04 AM »
Another "nut shot" case... In a school doubles match last year, my friend, who was serving from the deuce side, completely shanked his serve and actually hit the guy on the other team standing directly across from him at the net. Right in the ba--s.

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« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2004, 12:02:13 PM »
We need to start wearing cups to play tennis...  Or at least our opponents do.
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« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2004, 02:32:44 PM »
This one night we were playing when the lights suddenly went out and all these UFO's appeared in the sky.  Somehow they had "frozen" time so all around us were people, cars, squirrels, and stuff were in suspended animation... all except for me and my doubles partner.  A UFO shot out a tractor beam and pulled us up into the alien craft.  Inside we saw that the aliens were actually bears with the lower body of a human, and also the upper body of a human, but we knew they were super Jupiter bears because they just had to be.  We were thoroughly probed and then surprisingly, we were asked to probe them, which we did.  Reluctantly.  And then were placed back on the court and we won the third set in a tie-breaker.  The craziest part of the story is that I wasn't even using my racket and we still managed to win.

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« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2004, 03:04:55 PM »
holy crap, what the hell was that?   :lmao:
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« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2004, 05:47:39 PM »
I have another one...

I was coaching tennis my first year for the high school.  My #3 singles player had not yet won a road match, but had won some of his home matches.

The opposing team's coach (my old high school) was very strict and she didn't let the players get away with anything, as it should be...

Well, her #3 player lost a point and tossed his racquet down, not hard at all, but still pretty much chucked it.  She docked him a point.  1 second later the players are shaking hands, she docked him the match point, but she didn't know what the score was.  Not that it mattered, she would of done it anyways...

So basically my #3 player never had to win the match point.  So we teased him that he had still not won a road match yet...

What a hell of a way to lose a match.
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« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2005, 10:01:16 AM »
Back around 1910 or so when I was in college, we were playing a college match in N. Carolina (Guilford College) and the guy I was playing was being harrassed by a bee.  He started wailing at it with his racket and suddenly he just slumps to the court.  He hit HIMSELF in the head with his own racket trying to swat the bee.  I almost wet myself.  He had to take an injury timeout.
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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« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2005, 11:28:45 AM »
Quote from: "Jamesdster"
Back around 1910 or so when I was in college..... .


Ahem, :whistle: :|

That would make you about ONE HUNDRED 12 YEARS OLD, if you was 18 years old and a freshman in college in 1910.

Got another "story" like that? :))

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« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2005, 12:22:01 PM »
That is hilarious.   Jamesdster is not 112 years old.  I have to say that because my record against Jamesdster is 0-5, and I am not losing 0-5 to someone who should be dead.  :)

I am going to have to put that on the website if you do not mind.  Your call.  No names need to be mentioned, although most do.  Wanna edit it for the website mr 1910?
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« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2005, 01:04:25 PM »
Sometimes I move like I am 112 years old.  Feel free to put anything out there you wish, Scott.  You can't embarrass me any more than I've ever been embarrassed already. :))
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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« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2005, 01:23:32 PM »
Embaress you?  U have embaressed me when we play, I have nothing on you.

The first time I played Jamesdster I thought, OK I will move this guy around the court , hit some short angles and see how he likes that.  He is big and strong, doesn't look like the fastest player.  But here is what happens.

He anticiaptes like a friggin mad man, he moves VERY well, decieving, and he hits great on the run.  PLUS, he makes you move and then you cannot hurt him because you are running from corner to corner.  I think at one point in time last time we played I looked up while he was running me corner to corner and I could of swore he was yawning and not paying attention.  I lost bad.

Add that to his lefty game and it just hurts to try to play this guy.  I reitterate, I have yet to break his serve in 5 matches!  In my last match against him (dubs) I played the duece side and kept winning the deuce points and my partner couldn't fight back a point to break his serve.  I think we had 3 break chances that game.  But I also think that he ups the serve when needed, like break points.  Last time I played him I played chip and charge and that worked out better because I do not that lefty serve doing too much work in the air and then screwing me, I tried to take it as early as possible.  If I try to block it or lob it, it just lands in the court next to me.  And last i checked, we do not get any points for that.
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« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2005, 01:40:34 PM »
The Scottster does have quite the memory wow!  I do recall that doubles match and you were definitely returning like a fiend.  If your partner had returned a little better the streak surely would be dead.  You shouldn't have to struggle like I did to hold in friggin dubs, but with the way your return was on that night I'll take it anyway I can get it!!!  I didn't even have to resort to my ace up my sleeve which is making a crucial bad call.  You see, any one can make a bad call, the key is to make them at the right time  :whistle:
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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« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2005, 01:19:56 AM »
Once i was playing in a doubles competition. It was the last set of the day and suddenly one of the guys in the other team started  frantically rubbing at his ear. he had gotten a bit fired up with a few shots before but this looked  like odd behaviour for a tennis court.

A bee had gone in his ear and he had to go to hospital.  lol. They had to forfeit the last set. He ended up being ok.