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LefandePatty
Apr 17th, 2005, 06:47 PM
Hi everyone :)
I made this thread to talk about us and tennis (tournaments, results, ...) :D
For my part, I play regulary some tennis tournaments and I don't play so bad ;)
What about you? Do you play good ? or bad? any rankings? any tournaments? :D
Thanks to answer :wavey: :)

creep
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:14 PM
I donít play. I have never played in my life. Well thatís a lie, I have a bit, say for 30 minutes one day. But Iím seriously considering taking lessons. :)

Btw, can I borrow a racquet?

rightous
Apr 17th, 2005, 07:23 PM
creep omg u r so funny

Patty i lost my first match in a year a couple of weeks ago (the scars are feel there;) ) I play in about 10 tournies a year (I like to keep to a Serena schedule), althou i fact i need to practice more.

*Jean*
Apr 17th, 2005, 08:05 PM
Oh...I often play...i've lost today 36 16 but the wind was so hard, it was very difficult...
I gad won my firts two matches of this tournament 61 62, and 57 75 62...

LefandePatty
Apr 17th, 2005, 08:19 PM
Oh...I often play...i've lost today 36 16 but the wind was so hard, it was very difficult...
I gad won my firts two matches of this tournament 61 62, and 57 75 62...

Congrats for your victories :yeah:
Sorry you lost :hug: :awww:
good tournament, well done :)

~{X}~
Apr 17th, 2005, 08:25 PM
I play but not in tournaments haha. Just with my cousin. So its fun. I haven't played since last August though cause my cousin moved away. :sad:

daniela86
Apr 17th, 2005, 08:51 PM
What's your kind of play LefandePatty and JohnJohn? Do you play like Patty,Matt? :p

Me used to play tennis 2 years ago with my brother and some of my friends but i have stopped it because i was too bad, my only weapons were my serve and my backhand (but especially my serve :p ) Now, i prefer practising volley ball and basket ball :p

PointBlank
Apr 17th, 2005, 11:59 PM
I dont play juniors..thanks to hardcore USSR father who wont let me play juniors..only pro..and thats when I go..another 3-4 years..gah..:p..but I played a club tournament this week in the mens(Im 14)..lost in the finals to the #1 seed in 3 sets..but I beat #3 and #2 seeds in QF and SF..it was green clay..blah..I should have one though..but Im happy I got that far..

§CharlDa§
Apr 18th, 2005, 12:08 AM
I play in the collegial and universitary league here in the province of Quebec. I play multiple regional men's tourneys during the summer mostly, but I play for about like 20 hours per week during summer! I give lessons to young kids and also to debutants or advanced players :wavey:

fOxYLiCiOuS
Apr 18th, 2005, 12:11 AM
I played for like 1yr when I was 10yrs old ;)

and I've hit with Drew around 5-6 times :o but im no competition for him :lol: :tape:

:cool: Drew use to be pretty good @ Tennis :p I like his trophies! :lick:

SM
Apr 18th, 2005, 02:01 AM
well im a consistent player as in i dont give away much points, but im inconsistent on a match to match basis....kinda like farina elia shes very inconsistent but plays a consistent style of game.

thats how ive been this year and it sucks. ive won about half my competition matches and about half my matches outside of comp. :(

PaulieM
Apr 18th, 2005, 03:35 AM
i don't play competitively, not even close. i play a little with friends but i suck, anyway it's still fun and i'm looking forward to taking lessons this summer. :D

LefandePatty
Apr 18th, 2005, 05:13 AM
What's your kind of play LefandePatty and JohnJohn? Do you play like Patty,Matt? :p

Me used to play tennis 2 years ago with my brother and some of my friends but i have stopped it because i was too bad, my only weapons were my serve and my backhand (but especially my serve :p ) Now, i prefer practising volley ball and basket ball :p

:lol:
nope I don't play like Patty :lol: :p
hmm, I guess I play like Roger Federer :p

Andy.
Apr 18th, 2005, 10:31 AM
I play at University in Competition and have a training group with some of my best friends. We train 3 to 4 times a weeks and do our off court fitness together in our dorm every night. There is me another boy and 2 girls. We are a team and we have awesome fun. We all play different. Im the Power player and liken my game to Davenport. I mcan pretty much out hit and over power anyone but im really slow and dont like long rallies and variety.

Shonami Slam
Apr 18th, 2005, 11:02 AM
i only play with friends.
i just told them that i want to try out some things and really feel the game - so now i've played against 5 of them (some more than once) and still havn't lossed! :)
i'm hoping on building some confidence and ask someone that learns to play against me, kinda like asking someone on a date i guess :lol: my backhand is my only consistent shot. one handed - and i slice momo-style.

creep
Apr 18th, 2005, 11:36 AM
creep omg u r so funny

Patty i lost my first match in a year a couple of weeks ago (the scars are feel there;) ) I play in about 10 tournies a year (I like to keep to a Serena schedule), althou i fact i need to practice more.

At least I'm reliable. I post crap and I'd play crap. :)

rightous
Apr 18th, 2005, 12:53 PM
lol @ creep well at least you are honest:)

I guess like Andrew my game is Davenport with a bit of Mauresmo althou I am pretty fast, i hate long rallies but recently I have been having alot of them:( my last match was 3 hrs and 4 mins and that was for 4 sets, man it was a killer. The guy was a la Smashnova and man is it frustating at one point I hit a drop shot just to get him in so I cud try and hit him!!!lol he didn't come back to net;)

Andy_
Apr 18th, 2005, 01:38 PM
at one point I hit a drop shot you get him in so I cud try and hit him!!!lol he didn't come back to net;)

:devil: that's evil :hehehe: :lol:

Chunchun
Apr 18th, 2005, 02:22 PM
i have never played a tournament :sad: :shrug:

thelittlestelf
Apr 18th, 2005, 02:57 PM
I play for my high school and I lost my last match 46 36. The wind was awful! It was my first loss this year :sad:

rightous
Apr 18th, 2005, 04:33 PM
:devil: that's evil :hehehe: :lol:

I know:) But hey I'm in it to win it:)

LefandePatty
Apr 18th, 2005, 05:15 PM
I want this thread in ''chat threads'', so let's go guys, talk !!! :D ;) :p :)

Shonami Slam
Apr 18th, 2005, 07:15 PM
i love lobbing.
it's the "N00B" of tennis, like a loud, hearty "HAHA! MADE YOU LOOK!"
whenever i can - dropshot + lob.

!<blocparty>!
Apr 18th, 2005, 07:25 PM
I'm pretty good. I hold two titles and am two times defending champion at one of my clubs :cool:

Play doubles in the local mens league. Broke some wankers glasses on court last year with a killer smash (he hit me in the balls though)

Geoffry
Apr 18th, 2005, 08:48 PM
I mostly play doubles, don't know why, it's just more fun. The last doubles match I played was Saturday (mixed doubles). Me and my partner won 6-2 6-0, so that's not bad I guess, especially since it was only my second time indoor (last time was a singles match, in wich I only won 3 games). I mostly play on clay or hardcourt, so that's a little bit slower than indoor and rather play doubles on that surface for that. The rallies are just longer and intenser IMO. Also in singles, when I play, it's almost every time on clay, just like it better.

Hayato
Apr 18th, 2005, 10:11 PM
I play a lot, and have beaten some Australians with Australian rankings :devil: I could have an Australian ranking if I played points tournaments but i dont, because they are so far away. ;).

Last week I played a tournament and Chevina and I got to the final ;) and the tournament before that, Sam beat me in the final 62 57 63, but he was up 62 41 ;)

LefandePatty
Apr 19th, 2005, 10:30 AM
I play a lot, and have beaten some Australians with Australian rankings :devil: I could have an Australian ranking if I played points tournaments but i dont, because they are so far away. ;).

Last week I played a tournament and Chevina and I got to the final ;) and the tournament before that, Sam beat me in the final 62 57 63, but he was up 62 41 ;)

good tournament :yeah: :)

LefandePatty
Apr 19th, 2005, 02:34 PM
I play for my high school and I lost my last match 46 36. The wind was awful! It was my first loss this year :sad:

aww, bad luck for this time :awww: next time will be better :yeah: :)

skanky~skanketta
Apr 19th, 2005, 04:57 PM
well, i've won a lot of club championships and college battles. and me and mahen are undefeated in mixed dubs in our college (back in malaysia). he has the serve, i have the volley.and we both have the looks.

~Cherry*Blossom~
Apr 19th, 2005, 05:06 PM
I played last week against my friend and I lost 3-6 0-6 (at least I won 2/3 more games than usual :p )

I was leading 3-1 and 0-30 on her serve and we sorta had an argument over a point and from then one the double faults came rolling in, and the backhand started flying into the fence. My forehand kept hitting into the net. At least my drop shots went over, shame they landed so deep into the court :tape:

LefandePatty
Apr 20th, 2005, 05:07 AM
I played last week against my friend and I lost 3-6 0-6 (at least I won 2/3 more games than usual :p )

I was leading 3-1 and 0-30 on her serve and we sorta had an argument over a point and from then one the double faults came rolling in, and the backhand started flying into the fence. My forehand kept hitting into the net. At least my drop shots went over, shame they landed so deep into the court :tape:

aww :hug:

Gowza
Apr 20th, 2005, 05:55 AM
i dont play competitive, besides club which isnt really that competitive. i never train and only started playing a couple months before i turned 18 (20 now), i coached a bit in my first year. when i went in for my first lesson the pro coach thought i was already playing competitive and was shocked to find out i hadnt played before, he says im A grade standard but that was at the end of my first year and now im much better than that so i dont really know what kind of level im at now. actually cant play much atm because i have a shoulder injury (nerve and muscle damage) so thats recovering and being strengthened up.

SM
Apr 20th, 2005, 08:26 AM
i have one month off comp now :(

might play rada tonite to try and maintain some form ...last two matches were 7-6 for me and 5-7 for him

im gonna kick some arse

LefandePatty
Apr 20th, 2005, 09:06 PM
Today I had tennis training, I played bad... :o :awww: :(

Wiggly
Apr 20th, 2005, 10:52 PM
I think I play well unless I can think I will win easily when I have a big lead and I lose :rolleyes:

I never play in tournaments :lol:

Andy.
Apr 21st, 2005, 05:28 AM
I like to go into matches as the favourite i like mind games and when i go in as favourite i let the other player know so with little looks and body language. But i like to have fun and smile on court to. I play tonight at UNI.

LefandePatty
Apr 21st, 2005, 05:53 AM
But i like to have fun and smile on court to.

great! it's the most important :yeah: :D :)

rightous
Apr 21st, 2005, 09:40 AM
hey guys, I always go onto court thinking I can win - even if I know its a long shot:) I like to think of myself a la Serena or Maria;)

ozfan44
Apr 21st, 2005, 09:57 AM
I once was ranked in top 10 for my state, however hurt me ankle badly and never really got back there due to fitness and travel costs and troubles.

i still play in a-grade at my club however have had a shocking season loosing to ppl that are like 65+ :help: i was seeded 7th at club champs and lost in first round on centre court was so embarressing!

i play a bit like dokic hit the ball flat and hard and return of serve is better than my serve most of the time. i can be very safin like and absolutely blast the ball and wipe the court some days but others i really can't be bothered and go out there just slapping the ball around!

i have very short temper on the court which recently resulted in me getting a code violation from tennis australia at the wa open in dec 04 :haha: was soo funny down 6-2 5-1 30-0 and lost the points and i yelled out f**k this shit you are so f**kd in the head how can u let this wanker beat you for that i lost 3 demerit points then i smashed my racquet into the court and it went into scoreboard near the net (another 2 poiints) :haha:

im having a term off training but will get back into during end of term 2 and term 3 and train 3-4 times a week on and off court so i can get back to my peak fitness and build my club ranking and play some tournaments in perth!

LefandePatty
Apr 21st, 2005, 07:07 PM
I mostly play doubles, don't know why, it's just more fun. The last doubles match I played was Saturday (mixed doubles). Me and my partner won 6-2 6-0, so that's not bad I guess, especially since it was only my second time indoor (last time was a singles match, in wich I only won 3 games). I mostly play on clay or hardcourt, so that's a little bit slower than indoor and rather play doubles on that surface for that. The rallies are just longer and intenser IMO. Also in singles, when I play, it's almost every time on clay, just like it better.

doubles are cool, yeah :D

Lachrymarum
Apr 21st, 2005, 07:25 PM
I try to play once a week with a buddy of mine. We are both beginners and could definitely use a lesson or two. The last time we played I was somewhat satisfied with my performance. My serve held up pretty well. The day before my buddy defeated me 6-4, 7-6 (7). The day after I wiped the court with his butt 6-1, 6-1!!!!
Course - my friend has a very negative attitude on court. He pretty much gave up. I never give up!
;)

LefandePatty
Apr 22nd, 2005, 11:47 AM
:wavey: Suspiria

crazillo
Apr 22nd, 2005, 12:09 PM
Yesterday I played on red clay for the first time. Every year I recognize how different this game is. You use more spin, you play with more variety and you have to consider the conditions as well as your technique. For the first practise-session, it was quite OK and I was satisfied with my play.
Today I will play from a lower men's team, but he isn't soo good. He has some power, but is pretty inconsistent. Good serve. I hope to come through this one. :)

I have had some funny matches this year, might talk about that later.

BTW, approaching 9000 posts. :eek:

Andy.
Apr 22nd, 2005, 12:32 PM
I played my matches last night and won my singles against one of my best friends and a serve n volleyer 61 76. Lost the doubles though with my partner Foxy im a terrible doubles player, LOL.

Szymanowski
Apr 22nd, 2005, 10:13 PM
I play, My real name is Roger Federer, and I don't think I'm too bad. But don't tell anyone;)
................
I wish that was true:rolleyes:
I can't play well, I have good shots, but they are inconsistent so I generally drop serve 3 times per set:sad:

@m@nd@
Apr 23rd, 2005, 04:28 AM
i suck.i only make like about 5 of 10 serves..but the ppl i play are worse...i won my match on monday. 61 60 :)

LefandePatty
Apr 23rd, 2005, 07:20 AM
omg yesterday I had tennis training, and I played so great :eek: :banana: :D
since many times my play is impressive, I'm really happy :) :woohoo:
I think I can do a great outdoor season :yeah: :bounce: :D

LefandePatty
Apr 23rd, 2005, 10:36 AM
I'm going to play outdoor in about 2 hours !! :banana:
can't wait !!! :D
I didn't play outdoor since September 04 :sad:

LefandePatty
Apr 23rd, 2005, 11:51 AM
I'm going to play outdoor in about 2 hours !! :banana:
can't wait !!! :D
I didn't play outdoor since September 04 :sad:

noooooooooooo rain delay :sad: :fiery: :smash: :awww: :bigcry: :tears: :sobbing:

SM
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:55 PM
i was up 4-3 vs rada today. the tennis was good quality and hard hitting, then i decided to give away last 3 games with very mediocre play:(

SM
Apr 23rd, 2005, 01:55 PM
i need more practice b4 comp cos i actually tightened up :( i hate it when it happpens outof the blue

skanky~skanketta
Apr 23rd, 2005, 04:10 PM
i havent played in ages!:(

LefandePatty
Apr 23rd, 2005, 04:40 PM
yay, to play outdoor was great :yeah:
I played good today, I won 6-2 6-0 against a friend.. :D :bounce:

!<blocparty>!
Apr 23rd, 2005, 05:47 PM
get this:

4 people turned up to clubnight on thurs :eek: 4!!!!

So, we could actually have a doubles match this time. I won 3 sets and lost 1 with the retarded guy. Beat him 6-0 in a singles match afterwards.

BritneySpearsIsHot
Apr 23rd, 2005, 07:00 PM
Me and my sisters always have tournaments for evrything and this week we're gonna have a big one as my girlfriend is down with some of her girly friends.

So It will be my 7 sisters, step mum, 2 best friends Sarah and Steph, girlfriend, her 6 mates and me....so 18 of us, the kids can't play as will be at school :lol: and are too small :p

They say I should win as I am male, but I haven't played for about 6 years and I aint very good anyway :lol:

I will be putting the draw and results in my blog for some fun :lol:

BritneySpearsIsHot
Apr 23rd, 2005, 07:00 PM
I won 3 sets and lost 1 with the retarded guy. Beat him 6-0 in a singles match afterwards.

But I wasn't there :lol:

thelittlestelf
Apr 23rd, 2005, 11:39 PM
yay, to play outdoor was great :yeah:
I played good today, I won 6-2 6-0 against a friend.. :D :bounce:Good job :yeah:.

LefandePatty
Apr 23rd, 2005, 11:45 PM
Good job :yeah:.

thank you :hug:

SzavayFi
Apr 24th, 2005, 12:08 AM
I play a whole bunch. I am 14 and i was ranked 22 in the nation and 2 in the state (texas) But now i play up in the 16s division because my dad thinks it will be better for my tennis. I am now 78 in the state and in the 200's in the nation :o. I played a tournament here in houson this wknd. I won my first round 6-2 6-3 then lost to a monster of a kid, 6 foot tall :tape: the score was 6-1 6-2 :o. But since i have a free day 2mrw i get to go watch roddick! :yeah:

LefandePatty
Apr 25th, 2005, 02:32 PM
I play a whole bunch. I am 14 and i was ranked 22 in the nation and 2 in the state (texas) But now i play up in the 16s division because my dad thinks it will be better for my tennis. I am now 78 in the state and in the 200's in the nation :o. I played a tournament here in houson this wknd. I won my first round 6-2 6-3 then lost to a monster of a kid, 6 foot tall :tape: the score was 6-1 6-2 :o. But since i have a free day 2mrw i get to go watch roddick! :yeah:

wow, I think you play great :D :yeah:

LefandePatty
Apr 30th, 2005, 06:29 AM
yesterday I had tennis training...
I didn't play so bad, I'm happy :)

Shonami Slam
Apr 30th, 2005, 09:47 AM
where and when do you guys play?
for me it costs about 6$ to rent a court (we only have hard around, very annoying. i want to play clay SO much!!) and an additional $ if we need a racket.
i usually play in early weekdays before school and stuff.

LefandePatty
Apr 30th, 2005, 09:52 AM
where and when do you guys play?
for me it costs about 6$ to rent a court (we only have hard around, very annoying. i want to play clay SO much!!) and an additional $ if we need a racket.
i usually play in early weekdays before school and stuff.

it depends...
I play in indoor, on clay and on a surface who looks a lot like Clay :D
it's bad you can't play on clay :awww: :hug:

Wiggly
Apr 30th, 2005, 12:59 PM
Last summer I wins like 6 times 6-0 6-0 ag. my father. He's better then me at net (like drop shot) so I have always troubles to hold my serve cuz my 2nd serve is :tape: so he always do drop shot so I have to run but if I hit the ball, I will wins the point. I return his serve pretty well, like 50% of winner down the line or 50% out by few cm :lol:

skanky~skanketta
Apr 30th, 2005, 05:38 PM
FINALLY!

i played today after about 2.5 weeks!it felt really good. won a singles set 6-4 against my friend bonnie. it was great!she's been playing everyday and i still beat her so yay!we're tied 2-2 in the 2nd and will continue tomorrow.

i also played a mixed dubs match, won 5-7 6-3 6-3. i swear, my partner (allan) is all talk!i met him for the first time today and he was like"mixed dubs, awww man, the girls hit soft. ok, i guess i'm just gonna have to go easy on them"

and trust me he didn't mean it as a joke. bonnie and jeremy were on the opposite side of the net and bonnie grilled his arse! it was weird cuz the the girls were the stronger players today. fortunately i managed to save our butts from defeat. i kept hitting to jeremy's BH which is weak and he normally just blocks it back and it worked cuz i hit loads of volley winners from it.

allan :rolleyes: i'm sure he'll start respecting women now.

LefandePatty
Apr 30th, 2005, 05:57 PM
FINALLY!

i played today after about 2.5 weeks!it felt really good. won a singles set 6-4 against my friend bonnie. it was great!she's been playing everyday and i still beat her so yay!we're tied 2-2 in the 2nd and will continue tomorrow.

i also played a mixed dubs match, won 5-7 6-3 6-3. i swear, my partner (allan) is all talk!i met him for the first time today and he was like"mixed dubs, awww man, the girls hit soft. ok, i guess i'm just gonna have to go easy on them"

and trust me he didn't mean it as a joke. bonnie and jeremy were on the opposite side of the net and bonnie grilled his arse! it was weird cuz the the girls were the stronger players today. fortunately i managed to save our butts from defeat. i kept hitting to jeremy's BH which is weak and he normally just blocks it back and it worked cuz i hit loads of volley winners from it.

allan :rolleyes: i'm sure he'll start respecting women now.

congrats !! :yeah: :)
oh you're a girl, I didn't know ;)

skanky~skanketta
Apr 30th, 2005, 07:01 PM
congrats !! :yeah: :)
oh you're a girl, I didn't know ;)
lol!yeah, i have boobs and a vagina.

LefandePatty
Apr 30th, 2005, 07:09 PM
lol!yeah, i have boobs and a vagina.

:rolleyes: :lol: :tape: :p

LefandePatty
May 1st, 2005, 02:52 PM
omg today I played one of my greatest matchs :eek: :eek: :eek:
I won 6-1 6-4, against a person who played very good :D :woohoo:
I was leading 6-1 5-3, then I served for the match at 6-1 5-4, and it was 0-40 on my serve.. :scared:
at this moment, I did 3 great first serves to take then the control of of the points :yeah:
came back at 40-40 :)
then I won the game :D
I'm really happy, I think I can do great results during this outdoor season, my play is there...:D
I'll rock :yeah: :banana: :p :)

Wiggly
May 1st, 2005, 03:13 PM
Ernie seems to be a terrific tennis player :worship:

LefandePatty
May 3rd, 2005, 07:17 PM
Ernie seems to be a terrific tennis player :worship:

sure !!! :eek:

SM
May 4th, 2005, 04:22 AM
i play A grade mens comp with rad. we had a blast last nite :)

i came back from 2-5 to win 7-6(1). I actually beat a serve/volleyer which is difficult for someone like me who plays defensive tennis, with slices topspin angles and lots of running. but i really got in to a groove on the forehand passing shots and hit winner every time he came forward from 2-5 down :).....and for once i came back i usually implode down by such a big margin!

rada came back from 2-4 to win 6-4. with rad it was just him making the play all the time as per usual :) he has the hardest groundiesin the comp. from 2-4 he stopped missing by inches and strated hitting winners off at will.

we won doubles 6-3 :) & one of the guys was acting a real cow (but cane u blame them after the singles lol) and questioning our calls so rad had the guts to tell him where to go ;)...wish i had the guts to say something:)

selesfan1
May 4th, 2005, 05:55 AM
I was once ranked in the 100's in the Missouri valley USTA region like 3 years ago and played Freshmen and Spohomore years in high school did well at tournaments getting to semifinals in different tournaments. Then I got really burned out and almost quit.

Shonami Slam
May 4th, 2005, 09:44 AM
i wanna play :(
been ages.
but i have finals and shit like that.

New
May 4th, 2005, 09:57 AM
I started quite late (20 years old) and quit learning from coaches due to costs, so I've been playing with some friends... I'm slowly improving and I won a few friends who I never would have won last time.

To make things better, I joined my school's competition and won my first match after a first round exit the year before. I had to play the second round on the same day and sadly, I had cramps and it was all over.

Confidence built up after I found more consitency on my serves and I joined one national tournament, and Wham! I got my ego slapped. I was demolished. Apparently, I have not seen what a really big serve is and now I know that I'm actually so lousy.

Now my confidence is at an all time low. I'm considering to join another tournament in July, hopefully I can return very curved and fast serves. :sad:

-Kieron-
May 4th, 2005, 10:42 AM
I started quite late (20 years old) and quit learning from coaches due to costs, so I've been playing with some friends... I'm slowly improving and I won a few friends who I never would have won last time.

To make things better, I joined my school's competition and won my first match after a first round exit the year before. I had to play the second round on the same day and sadly, I had cramps and it was all over.

Confidence built up after I found more consitency on my serves and I joined one national tournament, and Wham! I got my ego slapped. I was demolished. Apparently, I have not seen what a really big serve is and now I know that I'm actually so lousy.

Now my confidence is at an all time low. I'm considering to join another tournament in July, hopefully I can return very curved and fast serves. :sad:


Good Luck :)

petey_pan
May 4th, 2005, 12:34 PM
I played on Monday and won 62 62.................. against the same player i beat 16 76(7) 61 2 weeks ago..... lol played alot better this time obviously. Didn't drop serve which was a miracle.... my second serve is so bad :o But I was getting some nice kick which he hated hence the easy scoreline

LefandePatty
May 5th, 2005, 08:54 PM
I played on Monday and won 62 62.................. against the same player i beat 16 76(7) 61 2 weeks ago..... lol played alot better this time obviously. Didn't drop serve which was a miracle.... my second serve is so bad :o But I was getting some nice kick which he hated hence the easy scoreline

Congrats Petey Pan !! :woohoo: :yeah: :)

LefandePatty
May 5th, 2005, 08:55 PM
I wanted to play today but it rained :( :sad:

LefandePatty
May 7th, 2005, 07:48 PM
today I had interclubs...
I won my single match 7-6(3) 6-3...
I played so bad :o :help: :fiery:
weather was horrible... a loooooooot of wind and rain, pffft :fiery:
I won my double match 6-4 6-4 :yeah:

skanky~skanketta
May 7th, 2005, 08:47 PM
i played yesterday. lost 6-3 6-2 to my friend. and it was cuz she played really. and it didnt help that i couldnt read her serve for fucks.

i won doubles 6-0 6-3 though.

R&J
May 7th, 2005, 08:53 PM
Hi everyone :)
I made this thread to talk about us and tennis (tournaments, results, ...) :D

What about you? Do you play good ? or bad? any rankings? any tournaments? :D
Thanks to answer :wavey: :)



Great thread :yeah:

I havent played any tournaments in the last year because of other stuff going on - but I am still practicing. I have won 4 USTA tournaments / playing 3.5 level
a few years ago. I am a baseliner, 2 hands off both, right handed. Best shot is my forehand - Love to have long rallies with other baseliners.

Ty-Ty
May 8th, 2005, 02:56 AM
Very nice thread.

I will be playing regionals in which if I win two out of my three matches I quallify for state championships. Biggest tournament for me this year. I'm most likey playing doubles 1 and we will most likely get killed. I'm 14 and the guys that we are in our divison are ... 19. My partner is 16 though. I play on Monday.

By the way, I live in OKlahoma.

GoDominique
May 8th, 2005, 12:02 PM
I had a League match yesterday. Unfortunately it rained and we couldn't finish it. :rain:

My score is 6-4 4-6 susp. but I should have won in two. :( I played pretty badly.
Play will continue in three weeks :o our team is currently down 0-2 but we still have a chance, that is if I win my match. :mad:

LefandePatty
May 21st, 2005, 05:42 AM
I had a League match yesterday. Unfortunately it rained and we couldn't finish it. :rain:

My score is 6-4 4-6 susp. but I should have won in two. :( I played pretty badly.
Play will continue in three weeks :o our team is currently down 0-2 but we still have a chance, that is if I win my match. :mad:

did you win? :)

LefandePatty
May 21st, 2005, 05:42 AM
Yesterday I had training...
omg I played SO great lol :eek:
Today I've interclub match...

Mr_Molik
May 21st, 2005, 06:31 AM
i dont really play much anymore but am still in the top 5 for my age in my state and am in the state team. i kinda play a marat safin style, big groundies and come into the net alot, unfortunately my serve sucks but i can have good days with it. i hav a marat temper aswell lol lots of swearing, racquet throwing, tanking etc. i hate defensive tennis, i am very vulnerable to getting "hacked" (moonballed) out.

GoDominique
May 21st, 2005, 01:04 PM
did you win? :)
One week left. ;) Tomorrow we'll have our next tie.

thelittlestelf
May 21st, 2005, 02:21 PM
Well our team hasn't lost a league match yet this year and we just won CCL! We're going to states in June, I'm very excited but I don't think we'll do all too well in states :tape:.

SM
May 22nd, 2005, 06:16 AM
last time i played was two weeks ago cos i got rained out last week.

was horrid.

first doubles 3-6. I had to play with a guy from division 2 replacing someone from my team. having a div.2 player on my side it felt impossible! i actually set him up with game points EVERY game but he couldnt return their serves at all. and i actually hit quite a few return and volley winners so was doing well

singles 0-6. all i can say is LOL. what a joke. even in poor form this guy should not have standaded a chance. i was incredulous to how i played but for some reason just didnt care....maybe that first doubles broke my spirits

doubles 4-6. again i decide to play normal tennis in doublees but this time my partner was nuts! he got thumped in singles so he was in a bad mood and just played the lowest % tennis going for second serve aces and winners at all times....i dont know how i got 4 games with the amount of errors he hit.

maybe i should retire from singles and stick to doubles. my singles win/loss is 4-6 now.... thats pathetic....

SzavayFi
May 22nd, 2005, 06:24 AM
It would take a paragraph or two to describe the amount of tennis i play :o. i play waay to much seems .....

Shonami Slam
May 22nd, 2005, 11:07 PM
I'm playing tommorow against a friend.
today i played ping-pong against someone to get myself ready, and my slices and spins were way cool :cool:
if i can just get it with slice tomorrow as well, i'll kill him easy :devil:

GoDominique
May 22nd, 2005, 11:55 PM
Our team won 4-2 today. :D

I lost my singles match 3-6 6-3 0-6 :o (but my opponent was the strongest of the team :p).
The tie was 2-2 after singles so we had to win both doubles. The other team won easily and we should have done the same as we were up 6-1 2-0. But then we really wasted the lead and lost the set on a tie-break after having MP. :rolleyes:
In the 3rd we were up 4-0 and 5-1 but choked badly again. :retard: At 5-3 I was serving and it was 15-40, if we had lost that game ... :scared: Fortunately I got some serves in and we won 6-1 6-7 6-3. :D

SM
May 24th, 2005, 01:59 PM
thankfully i recovered from my drubbing two weeks ago.

i lost doubles 6-7 (had many match points, they were lucky)
6-3 in singles ( i had game point for 4-0 and loads of fh winners)
6-1 in doubles with rada, finally got to play with a good player and we just OVERPOWERED them simply.

:) back in form....

SM
May 24th, 2005, 02:01 PM
i was worried in singles tho! i only lost about 2 or 3 points on my way to 3-0 and had game points for 4-0...but started thinking about how bad i played a few weeks ago and got tight. luckily at 5-3 i loosened up and had 3 or 4 winners to close that game (phew)!!

when i tighteneed up i hit a few moonballs and rada looked at me, laughed and said "conchita" = embaressment

LefandePatty
Jun 4th, 2005, 06:51 AM
well. today I've a interclub match and tomorrow too lol, with another team.. :)

DutchieGirl
Jun 4th, 2005, 07:48 AM
I play - but no comps or anything... usually just mucking around with friends... I might be playing against Tijn when I go to Nederland, and Dan23 wants to play me if I go to Perth for the HC next year (although when he thinks we're ognna find the time, I dunno). ;)

SilK
Jun 4th, 2005, 08:00 AM
I had some pretty outstanding results in competition this year... for me it's already over, since we have more people in our team than matches to be played. :lol:

1st meeting: Won Singles 63 60, Won Doubles 64 63
2nd meeting: Won Singles 64 62, Won Doubles 64 76(6)
3rd meeting: Won Singles 60 60, Won Doubles 64 26 63
4th meeting: Won Singles 61 62, Won Doubles 64 63
Last Meeting: Lost Singles 36 26, Lost Doubles 36 26...

I should not have played that last meeting... I had played so much since March... got injured in the 4th meeting and really wasn't ready to play that last meeting. But I wanted to, I was on a hot winning streak. Which I obviously ruÔned that day. :lol: I didn't play all that bad, my forehand just kept going out by a CM. And well, it's my biggest weapon...

Next Tuesday I will be playing my first tournament of the season... Exciting. I'm seeded first, which is a first for me as well! :lol: I hope I can live up to it! :D

LefandePatty
Jun 4th, 2005, 08:11 AM
You look like a good player Silas :)
Good luck for your tournament :D

SilK
Jun 4th, 2005, 08:15 AM
You look like a good player Silas :)
Good luck for your tournament :D

Well, I went through two years full of injuries. It was hell, I lost to like beginners last year. It was horrible... I wanted to quit.

But I bounced back and I got back to level where I was a longgggg time ago. Plus, I think I am better now because I am smarter on court and take better care of my body! Tennis = Hot! :D

Tenisci
Jun 4th, 2005, 04:16 PM
in the last tournament, i played not bad but my opponent was so well. i didint serve well so i lost in QF 16 06 :(

DutchieGirl
Jun 5th, 2005, 02:42 AM
Damn - so many people in here actually playing tourneys and stuff! I played a local tourney with my brother (just mixed dubs) once, and we got caned in every match I think! :lol: But that was like err 10 years ago or something when I was like 15 and he was like 11/12! ;)

SM
Jun 5th, 2005, 04:37 AM
In my last four weeks of comp, three times i won 2 out of 3 matches :)....nonetheless my other team mates have let us down and we lost them all lol.

oh well, i can be positive for my own performances and am looking forward to kicking more butt this week

Andy.
Jun 5th, 2005, 06:07 AM
I have been playing pretty well of late but yesterday i played what i would call a Conchita Martinez style player throwing junk @ me and i just couldnt handle it. I new i was the better player and the favourite but it was just crap i hate Finesse players that give you no pace. I prefer baseliners that i can overpower

SM
Jun 6th, 2005, 12:47 AM
lol on my bad days im a conchita martinez junk baller...actually i tend to use junk in sinmgles but the thing is i play very hard hitting in doubles and aggressive ie come in to the net and pach heaps! im a different player in doubles. i just wish i could be the same in singles but i get mental blocks :(

still, my scrappy style works in singles im winning still

smarties
Jun 6th, 2005, 08:58 PM
I stop playing for 2 months after the end of the winter indoor season and now I'm playing on har-tru and it's like I lost my serve (my weapon) during this lay off I keep on double-faulting again and again :fiery:

You want to know how bad I've started the season? well I'm 0-3 so far and the last loss was against a 71 year old!!! :o

LefandePatty
Jun 28th, 2005, 10:09 AM
pfffft, I'm a choker :sad: :sad: :sad:
I played a tournament match last week, and I lost 6-7 2-6...:awww:
I had to win the first set :mad: :o :fiery:
I was leading 5-3, 40-30(on my serve), coul'dnt win the SP..
then my opponent was back at 5-5..
I lead 6-5 30-40 on opponent's serve, another SP..
he served a second ball on the line and the ball had a very strange rebound :mad: (it was on clay..)
he came back at 6-6, then I lost tie break 7-3..
and then I lost second set 2-6..

backhand user
Jun 28th, 2005, 10:27 AM
Our coach organised a small tournament betwwen his trainees.I went to the finals and i lost 7-5,7-6,6-2 >_<

SM
Jun 28th, 2005, 12:17 PM
i played rada for practice and was losing 4-6 4-3 when it started to rain,he fell trying to move back and hit an overhead so we called it quite :lol: he had about 15 winners off my serve...dang...he can crack it for a thing guy!

but i got my revenge a few days ago and played him in front of a wtaworld crowd of martinafan and mark. i was up 5-3 moved him around but went for too much on the big fh winner and missed by cm's :(. i was lucky in the next game to break him for 6-4 win as i took advantage of the second serves. my forehand was quite hard but my game and rads couldve been much better. i felt nerves playing in front of a wtaworld crowd and was simply putting my sevre int o play and very fortunate it wasnt killed....if rad had some sleep and didnt party all nite it probably would have been killed.

i wanted to play martinafan/dean too but we were busy getting ready cos we all went clubbing :)

CooCooCachoo
Jun 28th, 2005, 12:22 PM
pfffft, I'm a choker :sad: :sad: :sad:
I played a tournament match last week, and I lost 6-7 2-6...:awww:
I had to win the first set :mad: :o :fiery:
I was leading 5-3, 40-30(on my serve), coul'dnt win the SP..
then my opponent was back at 5-5..
I lead 6-5 30-40 on opponent's serve, another SP..
he served a second ball on the line and the ball had a very strange rebound :mad: (it was on clay..)
he came back at 6-6, then I lost tie break 7-3..
and then I lost second set 2-6..

:hug:

You are still the best, though :hug: :p

Andy.
Jun 28th, 2005, 12:59 PM
I played competition weekly at Uni this term and i won all my matched bar one when i went into a huge error fest i hate when that happens it makes you feel like you never want to play again. But hey i got over it and blasted my next opponent. I seem to have real trouble though with serve and volleyers.

Grachka
Jun 28th, 2005, 09:56 PM
Well I managed to play a few matches for the first time in 6 months or so recently, and played someone vastly inferior. He had only started playing a while ago, so I won our four matches 60 61, 61 61, 61 62 and 60 60 :o ;)

I'm a serve-volleyer, don't have any power at all (despite all my efforts to change my grips) and rely on winning at the net, slicing, dropshotting etc. as I can't rally with a decent baseliner for more than a few strokes :o. I was once overpowered by a 70 year old at my old club who kept playing deep strokes and pinning me to the baseline, and his groundstrokes were more penetrating than mine :o :sad:

LefandePatty
Jul 6th, 2005, 07:38 AM
:hug:

You are still the best, though :hug: :p

haha :p
omg, it does one week I didn't play tennis :eek: :tape: :(
have to play very soon!!

Craigy
Jul 6th, 2005, 11:08 AM
I haven't got another tourney until 25th July.
Can't Wait! :bounce:

LefandePatty
Jul 15th, 2005, 05:42 PM
I haven't got another tourney until 25th July.
Can't Wait! :bounce:

Good luck!!
my next tournament is in about 3 weeks..
it does 3 weeks I didn't play tennis :o :rolleyes: :confused:

Craigy
Jul 15th, 2005, 07:56 PM
Good luck!!
my next tournament is in about 3 weeks..
it does 3 weeks I didn't play tennis :o :rolleyes: :confused:
Thanks!

matthieu_tennis
Jul 15th, 2005, 09:21 PM
at 14 years old, 2 years ago
i played tennis since 3 years and i never take a lesson
so the summer of my 14 years oldy i played my tournament
and i played against people who was in program of tennis and school
i won the tournament in 4 matchs
6-1 6-0 first match
6-0 6-1 second match
6-3 7-5 (down 1-4)
final 6-0 6-0 i played so unbelivable everybody was WHO IS HE
i save 3 breakpoint often, many winner of both side smash volley backhand such a good moment. now i play all days except winter :P
6 years i play now

Shonami Slam
Jul 15th, 2005, 10:35 PM
I wish i could play a tourny.
just for the feeling, you know.
not that i have any chance - i only play for fun with friends and i'm 18. but - oh well.
i also wish i had better partners. i keep thrashing my friend now, barely giving away games.
I just play smarter because i love tennis, and he doesn't (i'm talking about watching) so i use all the tricks i see and he falls for them.

Craigy
Jul 15th, 2005, 10:38 PM
at 14 years old, 2 years ago
i played tennis since 3 years and i never take a lesson
so the summer of my 14 years oldy i played my tournament
and i played against people who was in program of tennis and school
i won the tournament in 4 matchs
6-1 6-0 first match
6-0 6-1 second match
6-3 7-5 (down 1-4)
final 6-0 6-0 i played so unbelivable everybody was WHO IS HE
i save 3 breakpoint often, many winner of both side smash volley backhand such a good moment. now i play all days except winter :P
6 years i play now
I'm 14
I'm playing tournaments but i'm playing them at the highest level.
I can't wait untill august. I'm sure im gonna fo well!

SM
Jul 16th, 2005, 12:30 AM
i havent played proper comptetive tennis for about 6 weeks or so and start again very soon. im soo nervous and am, rusty!

Craigy
Jul 16th, 2005, 12:33 AM
^^^ hope you get rid of the rust ;)

matthieu_tennis
Jul 16th, 2005, 01:10 AM
me im ready this summer :P

Craigy
Jul 16th, 2005, 03:07 PM
I'm ready too :D :armed:

LefandePatty
Aug 14th, 2005, 09:06 AM
27th page :tape:
I play in less than one hour against the seedeed one.
I'm excited 'cuz I like to play against players who hit pretty hard :)
but well actually he's too strong for me, he's too much in confident.

LefandePatty
Sep 24th, 2005, 10:52 AM
bump

marmite1
Sep 24th, 2005, 11:37 AM
Ive only ever played recreationals matches with equally rubbish players at school and in free time. Wondering if anyone has any advice on where/how to get coaching or join a club so i could improve my game. Obviously Im not espiring to go professsional, I just want to play more regularly; however, I dont know anyone who likes tennis around here. Im 18 which means that I can't do any of the young persons schemes.

Maryamator
Sep 24th, 2005, 01:42 PM
im playin this junior toutnament i won the first match 6/2 6/3 against a 15 year old. and i have my wuarter finals match tomorow:)

Craigy
Sep 24th, 2005, 02:18 PM
well i won last sunday, 7/6 6/0 :)
I have a match tomorrow :)

Andy.
Sep 24th, 2005, 02:19 PM
Im on Uni holidays at the moment so i havent played in about 3 weeks but i cant wait to get back into the gym and back into some competition.

kiwifan
Sep 24th, 2005, 02:51 PM
I played high school (1st singles, captain as a junior) but don't like competitive tennis - too boring.

I play with college level players, but for fun - I like going for my serves, hitting the ball hard and going for low percentage shots all the time.

That's what I find fun about the game, taking chances and still winning.

In competitive tennis you have all those damn challenge matches and moon balling dorks who try to bore you off the court :yawn:

The best players for fun matches are guys and gals who've had only minimal formal training, natural talents who don't play like robots. :worship:

Also I like playing with "high spirited" people (Connors and Zvereva types :yeah: ). If the play is to hit me with the ball at the net, go ahead and hit me, its all good." :cool:

Sweep
Sep 24th, 2005, 03:00 PM
I normally play against my mates and we use all the proper rules.

I'm not exactly very good my record isn't the best although I've won a fair few matches.

Maryamator
Sep 24th, 2005, 05:38 PM
well i won last sunday, 7/6 6/0 :)
I have a match tomorrow :)
good luck craig i hope u win:)