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DefyingGravity
Jul 26th, 2010, 07:11 PM
Congrats Aaron!!! My tennis season my junior year of high school, I played an entire season (from the third match onward) with a TERRIBLE groin pull that just wouldn't heal (because I was 2nd singles, and my team needed me to play at whatever capacity I had). The fact that I managed to go 25-8 was astonishing basically with the mobility of Davenport but significantly worse because of the injury.

Perhaps it was because I was forced to go Seles on people and hit into the corner from ball one.

¤CharlDa¤
Aug 4th, 2010, 03:47 AM
Playing in the Summer provincial championships this week-end.

Main draw of 8 players (two round robin groups of 4). 6 players are actually in the main draw, and the lowest of them is 18th in the country. It's ridiculous.

Two other spots are open for qualifiers in a 64 draw with BYEs. Of course, got the worst draw possible: a tricky first round opponent, and the first seed (ranked around 25-30 in Canada) in the second round. Sucks, cause I can beat a lot of players in this draw, including some of the 8 seeds against whom I've had good results before :sad:

DefyingGravity
Aug 4th, 2010, 04:13 AM
Good luck, CharlDa!

Aaron.
Aug 5th, 2010, 10:56 PM
Won my match today 6-3, 6-3. :cool:

Wedgie619
Aug 6th, 2010, 10:33 AM
Im new to playing tennis and only play recreational but me and my brother play pro sets...
Last week (first match) I had a shocker (couldnt get a first serve in and my second just sat up for him to hit...) I lost 8/4 after him leading 7*/1 40/15... so not SOOO bad!!!

Yesterday I won 8/3... My serve came back...
After a first game that lasted for 8 deuces I finally held... played pretty good throughout and took all my chances...
At 7*/3 Ad out... I hit my first ace... deuce, unreturnable outwide... MP, unreturnable down the tee which seemed to knock my brothers arm out of its socket (the biggest serve I have ever hit)!!!

Adrian.
Aug 6th, 2010, 10:35 AM
Today training again:hearts:
My Backhand is really good now and with my forehand I can really make some nice points :hearts:
Time to train a bit more on serve, because it got a bit worse than 2 months ago :haha:

:cheer:

So Disrespectful
Aug 23rd, 2010, 11:36 AM
Just beat a friend 6-3 6-7(5) 6-2 today. He hit about 8 double faults in the last set. :hearts:

Joe.
Aug 23rd, 2010, 07:42 PM
Played for the first time yesterday in over a month and then played a match today and actually played decently for the first set. But i was playing a pusher and he just kept getting everything back and I turned into an error machine. The fact that i won the match shows how poor he was. 6-1 4-6 6-3. A wins a win i guess...

Keegan
Sep 4th, 2010, 03:05 AM
Annihilated my friend 6-1, 6-0, 6-0. I was close to having it a triple bagle, as I had a 5-0 lead in the first, but I let him win a game ;). I also won over my second cousin who played college tennis years ago 6-3, 6-3. Beat another friend 7-6, 6-2. Blew a 4-2 lead in the first in that one.

darrinbaker00
Sep 4th, 2010, 03:22 AM
I got my rear end handed to me in a tournament today. Not only did I lose 2-6, 1-6, I didn't hold serve the whole match. Not even once. Seven service games, ZERO holds. It was the most frustrating match I have ever played in my life. I'm going to need TWO pints of Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie to forget this one.

Keegan
Sep 4th, 2010, 03:29 AM
I got my rear end handed to me in a tournament today. Not only did I lose 2-6, 1-6, I didn't hold serve the whole match. Not even once. Seven service games, ZERO holds. It was the most frustrating match I have ever played in my life. I'm going to need TWO pints of Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie to forget this one.

At least you broke three times :D

darrinbaker00
Sep 4th, 2010, 03:56 AM
At least you broke three times :D
On two of those, my opponent doubled on break point; THAT'S what's so frustrating. If I had taken care of my serve like I was supposed to, I would have had a real shot at winning.

Adrian.
Sep 5th, 2010, 09:05 PM
ughh:o

lost my both last matches before holidays with 4-6 4-6 and 0-6 1-6 3-6 :tape::tape::tape:

Daniela-Is-Mine
Sep 5th, 2010, 11:37 PM
Big five setter tomorrow.
I expect a drubbing!

Voo de Mar
Sep 6th, 2010, 06:38 AM
Lost my last match 2-6 7-6(6) [9-11].

Daniela-Is-Mine
Sep 7th, 2010, 05:39 AM
Big five setter tomorrow.
I expect a drubbing!

I played super well at points. but pulled one of theses http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGyFg0GBtS8 hurt my elbow couldnt really continue after. Had to get an x-ray to make sure I didnt break it.

lemonwilly
Sep 7th, 2010, 10:35 PM
I lost my last match 6/4 5/7 2/6 against left handed girl who play similar game to mine. almost 3 hours of playing (1st game of 3rd set lasted for about 30 minutes). I play tennis for so many years and I never had so many blisters :( ugh.

flareon
Sep 8th, 2010, 03:37 PM
I am playing Mixed doubles at my club Champs and I am now in the final I won my semi yesterday 7-6 2-6 7-6

goat
Sep 8th, 2010, 11:45 PM
I have a tournament in Germany in a week. Very nervous as I haven't played a match in about a month... I just recovered from tonsillitis.

tenn_ace
Sep 18th, 2010, 11:15 AM
Did Novotna today. 6-1 5-1 15*-40 and I lost it 6-1 6-7 3-6. I need a hug.

TTomek
Sep 18th, 2010, 03:44 PM
:hug:

flareon
Sep 18th, 2010, 05:54 PM
I won the Mixed doubles title at my club 3-6 6-1 7-6 :)

darrinbaker00
Sep 18th, 2010, 06:48 PM
I won the Mixed doubles title at my club 3-6 6-1 7-6 :)

:yeah: :bigclap: :woohoo: :bowdown:

The Witch-king
Sep 18th, 2010, 08:05 PM
I won the Mixed doubles title at my club 3-6 6-1 7-6 :)

Way to give your partner credit:tape::tape:

Sammo
Sep 18th, 2010, 08:34 PM
I just double bageled someone for the first time in my life!! :woohoo: Been quite close other times but it always ended 6-1 6-0 or 6-0 6-1 :lol:

The Witch-king
Sep 18th, 2010, 09:16 PM
^ mmmmhmmm honey bee

The Dawntreader
Sep 18th, 2010, 09:29 PM
The last match i won was 6-2 6-2.

My serve actually bails me out of a lot of desperate scenarios now. Scenarios that my crappy backhand, footwork, and general technique can't be bothered to save me from:lol:

darrinbaker00
Sep 19th, 2010, 02:06 AM
I just double bageled someone for the first time in my life!! :woohoo: Been quite close other times but it always ended 6-1 6-0 or 6-0 6-1 :lol:

It's a wonderful feeling, isn't it?

Delfii
Sep 19th, 2010, 02:09 AM
It's a wonderful feeling, isn't it?

I know how you feel when you receive a double bagel :rolleyes: :sad:

Jose.
Sep 19th, 2010, 02:14 PM
Did Novotna today. 6-1 5-1 15*-40 and I lost it 6-1 6-7 3-6. I need a hug.

headcase :help:

:hug:

tenn_ace
Sep 19th, 2010, 03:04 PM
headcase :help:

:hug:


tell me about it. I deserve to be banned from this board. :smash:

the jamierbelyea
Sep 22nd, 2010, 02:25 AM
I am competing in a NTRP 4.0 tournament this weekend, which will be my first tournament in over a year. I'm hoping to take it slow, and play well and hope for the best. :)

darrinbaker00
Sep 25th, 2010, 04:25 AM
I won my first match of the Ultimate Tennis Fall season (4.0), 6-1, 6-4. I got a high percentage of first serves in, I kept the unforced errors to a minimum, and VOILA! A straight-sets victory. Funny how that works, isn't it? ;)

Sammo
Sep 26th, 2010, 01:14 PM
It's a wonderful feeling, isn't it?

Absolutely :drool: I had been double bageled three times before this, so it was time for me to double bagel :devil:

Sammo
Oct 2nd, 2010, 08:29 PM
Yes!! Yes!! At last!! At last I came back in a match, I'm the ultimate choker and this happening to me is just amazing!! I led in the first set by 5-0 15-30, ok he wins the game nothing wrong, just serve it out now, mmm broken at love, ok his serve is not good I'll break him now, horrible game from me, 5-3, damn serve it out NOW!! ok broken at 30-40, then 5-4 he's serving, wake the f*ck up!!! 15-40 ok ok, miss the superpower return, 30-40 hmmm let's push he's also nervous, I won the set!!! :lol: then in the 2nd I was playing horrible coz after being so tight in the 1st set I relaxed, down 2-4, then I tell myself this hasn't ended yet! this has just started, I get 4-4 and I break him for a 5-4 lead with Serena Williams spirit, I think I made a winner return out of 3 of his 5 serves, then 5-4 serving for the match, getting tight again, 0-40, I don't even know how I came back but I got to deuce, then advantage him, I got to the net with no common sense, he tries the passing shot on the backhand side but I catch it with 2 hands and make a drop volley, deuce, big serve, advantage me, then some pushing he finally fails and OMG I won!!!!!!! The first unchoke I've ever commited!! :spit:

darrinbaker00
Oct 3rd, 2010, 01:45 AM
Yes!! Yes!! At last!! At last I came back in a match, I'm the ultimate choker and this happening to me is just amazing!! I led in the first set by 5-0 15-30, ok he wins the game nothing wrong, just serve it out now, mmm broken at love, ok his serve is not good I'll break him now, horrible game from me, 5-3, damn serve it out NOW!! ok broken at 30-40, then 5-4 he's serving, wake the f*ck up!!! 15-40 ok ok, miss the superpower return, 30-40 hmmm let's push he's also nervous, I won the set!!! :lol: then in the 2nd I was playing horrible coz after being so tight in the 1st set I relaxed, down 2-4, then I tell myself this hasn't ended yet! this has just started, I get 4-4 and I break him for a 5-4 lead with Serena Williams spirit, I think I made a winner return out of 3 of his 5 serves, then 5-4 serving for the match, getting tight again, 0-40, I don't even know how I came back but I got to deuce, then advantage him, I got to the net with no common sense, he tries the passing shot on the backhand side but I catch it with 2 hands and make a drop volley, deuce, big serve, advantage me, then some pushing he finally fails and OMG I won!!!!!!! The first unchoke I've ever commited!! :spit:

Good job! :bigclap:

SwissMiss19
Oct 4th, 2010, 01:38 AM
Great going guys! :D

I had a match with my team this weekend and I won in first singles 6-0, 6-1 :D

darrinbaker00
Oct 8th, 2010, 05:37 AM
I just finished winning a 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 marathon against a kid who had to be 20 years my junior. :yeah:

First set: I just plain got smoked. I could tell during the warmup that my opponent had no backhand at all, but I never got a chance to hit him one. I was getting around late on his first serve, and my feet were stuck to the court.

Second set: Streaky, streaky, streaky. I won the first two games (hold, break), then he won the next two games (break, hold), then I won the next two games, then he won the next two games, then I won the next two games to close out the set. My footwork was MUCH better and I started to find his backhand.

Third set: I started hold-break-hold to go up 3-0, then held serve the rest of the way. Only one of his service games didn't go to deuce. I put a lot of pressure on him, and it paid off.

I don't know about anyone else here, but it takes me a LONG time to decompress after a match, especially when I win. It also takes a while for my 45-year-old body to recover after a tough three-setter. It was worth every ache and pain, though. :bounce:

The Witch-king
Oct 8th, 2010, 06:45 PM
^ good for you.

SwissMiss19
Oct 10th, 2010, 09:54 PM
I just finished winning a 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 marathon against a kid who had to be 20 years my junior. :yeah:

First set: I just plain got smoked. I could tell during the warmup that my opponent had no backhand at all, but I never got a chance to hit him one. I was getting around late on his first serve, and my feet were stuck to the court.

Second set: Streaky, streaky, streaky. I won the first two games (hold, break), then he won the next two games (break, hold), then I won the next two games, then he won the next two games, then I won the next two games to close out the set. My footwork was MUCH better and I started to find his backhand.

Third set: I started hold-break-hold to go up 3-0, then held serve the rest of the way. Only one of his service games didn't go to deuce. I put a lot of pressure on him, and it paid off.

I don't know about anyone else here, but it takes me a LONG time to decompress after a match, especially when I win. It also takes a while for my 45-year-old body to recover after a tough three-setter. It was worth every ache and pain, though. :bounce:

WAY TO GO! :D :bounce::bounce::bounce:

SwissMiss19
Oct 10th, 2010, 09:58 PM
I played a marathon match yesterday as well :D :D It was AMAZING! We had the longest rallies and we wouldn't give up! It lasted well over 2 hours and everyone was watching us. I had a game on my serve that went to Deuce 13 ! I finally won that game and then she held her serve. I ended up losing the match 5-7, 4-6 with just a little too many UE's and inconsistent serve. We smiled and praised each other as we shook hands so I'm not upset for losing to her :D

TOday I had my 3.5 match. The girl I played was 10 min late so according to the rules I was 2 games up and won the toss. After we warmed up I knew it would be a pretty tough match because she hit the ball very flat - though even in the warm up I could tell she was nervous. I played Caroline style, putting more topspin on the ball and kept her moving and pulled the trigger at the right times. I won the first set 6-1. Then I just kept it up and won the second in no time 6-0. So it was nice to win a match easy like this after a marathon yesterday, haha!

Juanes
Oct 13th, 2010, 01:07 PM
i played after 3 months without tennis.... finally :D

won 2 singles matches.... first 6-0 ... 2nd one 6-2
and doubles match 7-5 (were down 2-5)

one set played....

Ballbasher
Oct 13th, 2010, 05:59 PM
I won my Singles 6-3 6-1 & lost the Doubles 2-6 1-0 ret.
I played horrible in both match though. :rolls: The only good point I played was MP in Singles. Solid serve and crosscourt FH to finish the match. :p

SneakyArab
Nov 1st, 2010, 04:44 AM
Last match I played we got rained out, but it was just a fun match. My girlfriend and I against her sister and her dad. 6-6 in the first set!

darrinbaker00
Nov 6th, 2010, 06:06 AM
I had my first-round (of 32) match in an NTRP tournament (4.0) and lost 6-3, 7-5 to a kid half my age. I was up 4-2 and serving in the second set, but couldn't hold. I was two points away at 5-4 on my opponent's serve, but couldn't get it done. Balls that would be winners against guys my age were being run down. At least I have the consolation draw tomorrow. :sad:

young_gunner913
Nov 10th, 2010, 11:39 PM
Today I won a very tough match against my friend Mike, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4. :)

I had a 5-2 lead in the first set then just kinda choked away the lead, then I had a 5-0 lead in the TB and while, I went into Safina mode, self destructed and lost the TB 5-7 and even double faulted on SP. After that I was screaming and cussing at myself and hitting myself in the legs with my racquet. In the second set I started to change up the pace and came into net more and it was a winning combination as I took a 5-2 lead in the third set and choked a bit but finally managed somehow to finish off the match. :sobbing: Only 14 double faults today though! :cheer:

The Witch-king
Nov 11th, 2010, 05:51 AM
Today I won a very tough match against my friend Mike, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4. :)

I had a 5-2 lead in the first set then just kinda choked away the lead, then I had a 5-0 lead in the TB and while, I went into Safina mode, self destructed and lost the TB 5-7 and even double faulted on SP. After that I was screaming and cussing at myself and hitting myself in the legs with my racquet. In the second set I started to change up the pace and came into net more and it was a winning combination as I took a 5-2 lead in the third set and choked a bit but finally managed somehow to finish off the match. :sobbing: Only 14 double faults today though! :cheer:

Congratulations. 14 double-faults is NOTHING.

I've never played a tie-break, usually at 5-5 or 5-6 or whatever, I choke and DF the set away. :)

Ben.
Nov 11th, 2010, 06:51 AM
Today I won a very tough match against my friend Mike, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4. :)

I had a 5-2 lead in the first set then just kinda choked away the lead, then I had a 5-0 lead in the TB and while, I went into Safina mode, self destructed and lost the TB 5-7 and even double faulted on SP. After that I was screaming and cussing at myself and hitting myself in the legs with my racquet. In the second set I started to change up the pace and came into net more and it was a winning combination as I took a 5-2 lead in the third set and choked a bit but finally managed somehow to finish off the match. :sobbing: Only 14 double faults today though! :cheer:

Well done :yeah: seems like you had a plan B going there :)

young_gunner913
Nov 11th, 2010, 10:48 PM
Congratulations. 14 double-faults is NOTHING.

I've never played a tie-break, usually at 5-5 or 5-6 or whatever, I choke and DF the set away. :)

Yeah. 14 is an okay number for me. :lol:

I once had 24 in a 6-1, 6-3, 6-0 loss to Mr.SerenaWilliams :sobbing:

fleabitten
Nov 12th, 2010, 05:22 AM
Split sets with Chris C. who is an agressive net rusher 4.5. Was 5-7, 7-5. Then court time was up.

darrinbaker00
Nov 15th, 2010, 03:20 AM
I just lost a three-set, three-hour barroom brawl disguised as a tennis match: 4-6, 6-4, 6-7(3). I can honestly say it was the most fun I ever had losing.

Territory
Nov 15th, 2010, 03:37 AM
I'm playing only my 2nd tournament ever this coming weekend and trying not to get too nervous. I've only been playing tennis reasonably seriously for the past 3 years and am 33 years old. I love it though (I grew up as a good squash player).

So yeah, I'm still improving but will be a lot older than most other guys playing the tournament. I'm entered in the graded singles (a bit more club/social level) and the open level (more competitive) and hoping I can play well and not embarrass myself. It's to gauge my level. I live in a small town and I'm about the best in town but don't know how I'll go playing guys from other places. I could do okay, or I could get thrashed. Either, I'll try and have fun! Wish me luck! :)

EDIT: Ok, I got the draw and mine are pretty good... not playing any seeded players in R1 so hopefully I'll at least have close matches and hopefully a win or two!

IMPOSSIBLE
Nov 15th, 2010, 08:55 PM
I'm playing only my 2nd tournament ever this coming weekend and trying not to get too nervous. I've only been playing tennis reasonably seriously for the past 3 years and am 33 years old. I love it though (I grew up as a good squash player).

So yeah, I'm still improving but will be a lot older than most other guys playing the tournament. I'm entered in the graded singles (a bit more club/social level) and the open level (more competitive) and hoping I can play well and not embarrass myself. It's to gauge my level. I live in a small town and I'm about the best in town but don't know how I'll go playing guys from other places. I could do okay, or I could get thrashed. Either, I'll try and have fun! Wish me luck! :)

EDIT: Ok, I got the draw and mine are pretty good... not playing any seeded players in R1 so hopefully I'll at least have close matches and hopefully a win or two!

Good Luck :wavey:

Ben.
Nov 17th, 2010, 05:47 AM
I'm playing only my 2nd tournament ever this coming weekend and trying not to get too nervous. I've only been playing tennis reasonably seriously for the past 3 years and am 33 years old. I love it though (I grew up as a good squash player).

So yeah, I'm still improving but will be a lot older than most other guys playing the tournament. I'm entered in the graded singles (a bit more club/social level) and the open level (more competitive) and hoping I can play well and not embarrass myself. It's to gauge my level. I live in a small town and I'm about the best in town but don't know how I'll go playing guys from other places. I could do okay, or I could get thrashed. Either, I'll try and have fun! Wish me luck! :)

EDIT: Ok, I got the draw and mine are pretty good... not playing any seeded players in R1 so hopefully I'll at least have close matches and hopefully a win or two!

Good luck :) Playing for around 3 years should help you now that you have learned the basics & everything else. You'll be fine.

Six Feet Under
Nov 17th, 2010, 05:55 AM
Yeah. 14 is an okay number for me. :lol:

I once had 24 in a 6-1, 6-3, 6-0 loss to Mr.SerenaWilliams :sobbing:

LOL
I think my worst is like 17 in a 2 set match :sobbing:
And my second serve is the biggest push :hysteric:

I played in 16's event at a tournament and won for the first time! :cheer:

It was a round robin and there were 2 withdrawals so i had a good chance, only had to win 2 matches :lol:

1st match: Won 8-7(12) :hysteric:
The guy had a good serve which was really pissing me off coz i couldnt return, I saved 5mp in the TB and won on my 3rd after like 2 hours :sobbing:

2nd match: Won 8-6 :cheer:
Played a guy who had beaten me twice before, he was so annoying :hysteric: he even did some underarm serves randomly :sobbing:

But yay i won 45 bucks so im happy :p

Ben.
Nov 17th, 2010, 06:07 AM
^^
Well done :yeah: not easy to hit through the 2nd serve when under some sort of pressure. So I'm guessing you're an aggressive baseliner.

Adrian.
Nov 17th, 2010, 10:47 AM
6-0 6-1 against my brother two weeks before on clay :eek::eek:

We had so nice weather that we still could play outdoor :hearts:

Ben.
Nov 18th, 2010, 07:48 AM
^^
Well done :yeah:

The Witch-king
Nov 18th, 2010, 07:54 AM
6-0 6-1 against my brother two weeks before on clay :eek::eek:

We had so nice weather that we still could play outdoor :hearts:

I always knew you were better than him. ;)

Territory
Nov 19th, 2010, 11:39 AM
Well, I played my R1 match not long ago and much to my surprise i won it very easily! 6-1 6-0 :woohoo: (This is in a small tournament in a town near where I live with some national ranking points and a little bit of prizemoney).

The guy I played against played a really bad match and I didn't have to do too much. But I still played fine and kept my head and made sure I stayed on track. The guy I played had bought a new racquet the afternoon of the match! He didn't know how to play with it yet.

So I'm feeling pleased with myself and am very happy because I'll now get an Australian Ranking! :) A minor goal of mine.. hehe

Tomorrow morning I play the 6th seed who should beat me easily, but I'll have a go and see what happens. Wish me luck. :)

Ben.
Nov 19th, 2010, 12:43 PM
^^
Nice :yeah: big congrats :D
Must be such a great feeling to win 6-1 6-0, you always hope when you play a comp like this for the 2nd time just to get a few games on the board, so well done.

And good luck in your next match :)

Territory
Nov 20th, 2010, 09:40 AM
Thanks Ben! Well I've had the hugest day ever. Played 6 matches today (7 hours on court) and I'm sooooooo tired.

I lost my R2 Open singles match to the 6th seed 2-6 2-6. Then lost the consolation draw match 6-7 2-6.

I'm also playing in the "graded singles" which is more like a social comp. I won the 1st round 6-0 6-3 which put me into a QF match I was dreading. It was against a 10 year old kid who plays verrrry well but is soooo small he looks like he's about 7! I was down 1-3 but thankfully turned it around to win 9-3. I play the SF tomorrow.

In the Open doubles we won the 1st round (more ranking points! :)) but got double bagelled by the top seeds: the last match in a very exhausting day. Phew!

Brαm
Nov 20th, 2010, 01:41 PM
The last 10 ten times I played my bf he won all 10 times :sad:

7-6(4) 6-4
6-0 6-2
6-4 6-3
6-1 6-3
7-6(4) 6-2
6-1 7-6 (0)
7-5 6-1
6-0 5-7 6-3
6-2 6-3
6-0 6-2

:help:

Ben.
Nov 21st, 2010, 07:52 AM
Thanks Ben! Well I've had the hugest day ever. Played 6 matches today (7 hours on court) and I'm sooooooo tired.

I lost my R2 Open singles match to the 6th seed 2-6 2-6. Then lost the consolation draw match 6-7 2-6.

I'm also playing in the "graded singles" which is more like a social comp. I won the 1st round 6-0 6-3 which put me into a QF match I was dreading. It was against a 10 year old kid who plays verrrry well but is soooo small he looks like he's about 7! I was down 1-3 but thankfully turned it around to win 9-3. I play the SF tomorrow.

In the Open doubles we won the 1st round (more ranking points! :)) but got double bagelled by the top seeds: the last match in a very exhausting day. Phew!

I can't imagine playing 7 hours of tennis for a day, unless I was super super fit :lol: But I'm sure you'll get better & better with the more matches you'll play :)

The last 10 ten times I played my bf he won all 10 times :sad:

7-6(4) 6-4
6-0 6-2
6-4 6-3
6-1 6-3
7-6(4) 6-2
6-1 7-6 (0)
7-5 6-1
6-0 5-7 6-3
6-2 6-3
6-0 6-2

:help:

:lol: :awww: maybe you could bribe him :devil:

Lord Sneeze
Nov 21st, 2010, 12:01 PM
Coming back from injury, playing div 3 in the local state league. Improving out of sight every week

Lost my first two matches 4-6 and 3-6
Won the next three 6-0, 6-1 and 6-0
Doubles also half decent with 1 3rd set tiebreak loss and 1 straight set loss, and 3 straight set wins.

Territory
Dec 8th, 2010, 10:06 AM
Thanks Ben! Well I've had the hugest day ever. Played 6 matches today (7 hours on court) and I'm sooooooo tired.

I lost my R2 Open singles match to the 6th seed 2-6 2-6. Then lost the consolation draw match 6-7 2-6.

I'm also playing in the "graded singles" which is more like a social comp. I won the 1st round 6-0 6-3 which put me into a QF match I was dreading. It was against a 10 year old kid who plays verrrry well but is soooo small he looks like he's about 7! I was down 1-3 but thankfully turned it around to win 9-3. I play the SF tomorrow.

In the Open doubles we won the 1st round (more ranking points! :)) but got double bagelled by the top seeds: the last match in a very exhausting day. Phew!

Well, the Australian rankings just came out and after my big efforts described above, I'm now ranked 925 in Australia :lol: :woohoo:

I'm really quite chuffed about it actually :)

Ben.
Dec 8th, 2010, 10:11 AM
^^
Congrats :yeah: no, that is really awesome. A national ranking is just great to get considering the fact that you don't wanna go pro or anything like that, & at your age & when you started playing tennis is excellent.

Keep it going!

Mrs. Dimitrova
Dec 13th, 2010, 12:25 PM
I played this dude in Division 4 the other week and I won 6-0, 5-7, 6-1. :lol:

It lasted almost 2 hours and a half, it was the longest match I've played in the competition. I won the first set rather comfortably, I didn't play great but my opponent kept making errors. Then in the second set he played much better and the momentum changed—don't know what got to me. He led 4-0 before I regrouped, but he broke for 6-5 and I lost the set, sadly. I was nearly dead by the beginning of the third set but I still won 6-1, I suppose he was tired too. I'm glad I won, it was good quality from the beginning to the beginning of the third set—one of the best matches I've enjoyed playing. It was very ugly tennis at the end though. :o

Ben.
Dec 13th, 2010, 11:25 PM
^^
Congrats, I guess your agressive baseline hitting style of play helped you to win. I read about your description of your gamestyle in that other thread :)

CrossCourt~Rally
Dec 14th, 2010, 12:22 AM
I ended my 2010 fall league pretty well yesterday going 3-1 for the weekend :cool:. Now a nice break till early spring :bounce: .

the jamierbelyea
Jan 13th, 2011, 11:12 PM
I'm playing in a NTRP 4.5 tournament this weekend. Opening against the #1 seed , I'm a little petrified as I haven't played a tournament in a few months, but hope to have fun!

young_gunner913
Jan 30th, 2011, 10:11 PM
Today I won a match vs my friend Michael: 1-6, 6-2, 6-4

It was really hard for me to get adjusted in the first set cause he kept hitting flat shots to my bh and that's the side where I really have no good shot for defense and I usually run around to hit the fh. Once I started changing pace (yes I hit a few moonballs) he started to hit more to the middle of the court and try to tire me out with long rallies which is the worst idea cause I can run for days. I started hitting more freely off my forehand side and my net play was the best it's ever been. My serve has improved bunches hit 6 aces today!! :hearts: 13 double faults but who cares about that stat. :p

Territory
Jan 30th, 2011, 10:31 PM
^Good work young gunner.

I'm entered in another little tournament this weekend which is exciting and nerve-wracking. It's on clay and I've never played on clay before - had my first hit on it the other day. It's a draw of 64 so I'm hoping I don't draw a seed in the first round - will find out this afternoon what the draw is. I'm trying not to think about winning or improving my Australian ranking, but just think about playing well and improving. Will keep you posted.

EDIT: Okay Draw's out! :eek: 1st round singles on Friday: I play an unranked guy (thank goodness!) and maybe the 13th seed in the 2nd round if I win. In the doubles, we didn't draw a seed but if we win, we play the top seeds! (But their ranking aren't extraordinary, thankfully). Wish me luck!!

Juanes
Feb 4th, 2011, 06:36 AM
played doubles with my brother ... we won doubles match 6-0, 3-6, 6-1 :lol:

Territory
Feb 4th, 2011, 09:38 AM
Day 1 of a little tournament in Canberra (I posted about it above).

It was stinking hot - about 34 celsius and soooo humid. I was playing an unranked guy in the 1st round who played pretty well. I went up 4-1, then a minor choke and back to 4-4 and luckily took the set 6-4. Same story in the 2nd: went up 5-2, then back to 5-4 then I served. Was happy with a 6-4 6-4 win and a few more Aussie ranking points :)

Only an hour's rest and then 2nd round match against the 13th seed who's ranked 540 in Australia. He was solid and beat me easily 6-0 6-2. At least I avoided the double bagel!

Tomorrow is 1st round doubles and the consolation draw. All good fun!

Certinfy
Mar 5th, 2011, 07:09 PM
Lost a match 6-4 6-7 5-7 to my friend last week :o

Was quite good quality for the first 2 and a half sets then I served for the match at *5-4 in the 3rd and got broken to love, then he held to love and then broke me again to love :help:

Certinfy
Mar 5th, 2011, 07:29 PM
Oh and I beat someone at my club 7-5 6-2 today :)

darrinbaker00
Mar 10th, 2011, 03:10 AM
I won a USTA Flex League match 7-5, 4-6, 10-4 on Monday, and I won an Ultimate Tennis match 6-4, 6-2 this afternoon. Not a bad week so far. :bounce:

Lord Sneeze
Mar 20th, 2011, 08:19 AM
Rubbers Sets Games
Won Lost %Won Won Lost % Won Won Lost % Won
SINGLES 6 7 46% 6 7 46% 55 51 51.8%
DOUBLES 7 6 54% 15 16 48% 151 159 48.7%

These are my season stats, its interesting how i won only 6/13 singles yet won more games than i lost, and won more doubles than i lost but won less sets.

Adrian.
Mar 20th, 2011, 02:58 PM
First match of this season: I lost :o

3-6 2-6 :rolleyes:

I played against someone, who is playing tennis since over 20 years, well, I'm playing since 1 3/4 years :o :lol:
It was my first match after really a long time, so my serve was kinda not existing. :lol:
Since the end of the first set, I found my serve and could score some points and even serve some Ace's again :cheer:
I was *0-5 behind and managed to get a BP at 3-5* 40-30 but made an UE on the return :rolleyes:
I was leading in the 2nd set with 1-0* but from then on, I just couldn't win a game, I had several BP and GP with 40-15 or even 40-0 but I couldn't serve it out in the end :sobbing:
I made some good points with the FH but also maaaaany mistakes with it, the BH was ok. He played really short shots and I couldn't handle them, so that's why I lost in the end that high.
But with about 15 DF's and only 4-6 Ace's it was a good result in the end, nevertheless I was disapointed...:awww:

Next time will be better for sure :yeah::rocker2::cool:

duhcity
Mar 24th, 2011, 07:28 AM
Lost today to someone playing their second tennis match ever :sobbing: 1-6

In my defense, I haven't worked out in ages, and it was really hot. He's a big VB player, so he was banging in serves and I had trouble getting anything working except my BH. But of course, as a new player, he just kept hitting his FH crosscourt, and I'm not too big of an attacker.

Really need to hit the gym.

ce
Mar 24th, 2011, 10:12 PM
cant wait for my first tennis match this year :sobbing:

¤CharlDa¤
Mar 28th, 2011, 06:22 PM
Damn it, just missed a great chance at a 5th ITF tourney :( Signed up, was 20th alternate, though it was too much, didn't show up, ended up having around 5-6 empty spots in draw :sad:

champion88
Mar 29th, 2011, 12:17 AM
Have had a good couple weeks, beat the guy who beat me in our club championships last season in QF, 6-3 6-2 on Thursday

Beat the club coach who I lost to 5-7 6-2 7-5 in the final 2 years ago, 6-1 6-4 on Friday

Then beat the current champion at our club, who I lost to in the final 2 years ago 6-7 7-5 7-6, 6-3 6-1 on Sunday

So a good few days for me :cheer:

Mina Vagante
Mar 29th, 2011, 06:45 PM
Have had a good couple weeks, beat the guy who beat me in our club championships last season in QF, 6-3 6-2 on Thursday

Beat the club coach who I lost to 5-7 6-2 7-5 in the final 2 years ago, 6-1 6-4 on Friday

Then beat the current champion at our club, who I lost to in the final 2 years ago 6-7 7-5 7-6, 6-3 6-1 on Sunday

So a good few days for me :cheer:

really ? :eek: :p

TTomek
Mar 29th, 2011, 07:44 PM
really :p

you understand that the first score is from the final 2 years ago? :lol:

hellas719
Mar 30th, 2011, 03:10 AM
Lost first set 6-3. Won second 6-2. Down 4-0 in the third :o. Fought back to 4-4 :D. Then my opponent kept on screaming and throwing his racquet and I was so happy that I thought it was over. And then I got too cocky and lost 6-4 :bigcry:

Petkorazzi
Apr 12th, 2011, 03:10 AM
Lost today 26 46 against the strongest player in the conference.
What I hate is that there definitely isn't much of a difference, I just struggle mentally so much. I miss so many volleys and forehands in the most important moments that it just gets in my head. :(

ArturoAce.
Apr 12th, 2011, 03:24 AM
12-0 right now. Playing rival school tomorrow :scared:

Adrian.
Apr 12th, 2011, 01:32 PM
Won my first match on clay this year 6-2 6-2, but that isn't anything I can be proud of :o :o :rolleyes:

I started my match with 3 DF's, hahaha, at the end it were 5 in the first service game which I eventually lost on RW. :help:
Afterwards I got in, but still it was painfull to watch I think, my opponent didn't hold serve once and I had in the end at least 15 DF's or more, but only about 3-4 Ace's and 5-6 service winners... :awww:

One thing that I was proud of, was my backhand and return of serve, which really got better over the winter, but sunday I will see how good, because I will meet matthias again after 1 1/2 years, when he beat my ass 0-6 0-6 :bigcry::oh:

This time I want to win at least one or two games :oh::oh::oh:
The first real test :woohoo:

TTomek
Apr 12th, 2011, 03:27 PM
better count the points that you will win (if you will win points :p)

Adrian.
Apr 12th, 2011, 05:13 PM
better count the points that you will win (if you will win points :p)

so mean :o :p

TTomek
Apr 12th, 2011, 08:34 PM
trzymam kciuki Adrian :)

young_gunner913
Apr 14th, 2011, 11:53 PM
Lost today 5-7, 2-6. I had a 5-1 lead in the first set and I kept trying to play aggressive when I started to miss terribly and then I just kept trying different game plans that weren't working. In the second set I started off pushing and quickly found myself at 0-4. The only positive was that I saved 5 mps at 1-5. :lol: And my serve was a complete and utter mess in the second set, all together I had 19 double faults.

guyha4
Apr 15th, 2011, 06:40 AM
we played best of 5 match for the first time (for me) and i won the first set 7-6 and the second 6-2 and then he lead 1-4 and i cameback to 4-4 and there were the longest 2 games in my life lol !! about 25 min and he won the set 4-6 . i lost my concentration and he won 6-0 and the next set he was 2-0 up and we had to stop beacuse out court time was over :(:tape:

Adrian.
Apr 15th, 2011, 09:23 AM
won yesterday second match 6-3 4-6 [10-4] :rolleyes:

I played against my bro in very windy and very cold conditions.
Testing the new string, I tried some things thats's maybe why I have lost so many games to him, but he really did good, for not playing tennis at all. ;) His serve was impressive, but well, we both are playing volleyball, so we have less problems with the serve ;)
Till *3-3 in the first set, none could held serve, but winning 4 games in a row (2-3*) I decided the first set for me :)
In the 2nd I was quickly 0-4* behind :o :o :o I had one service game with 4 DF's in a row :oh: But well, it was really windy :haha:
Afterwards I got my shit togehter and played some nice points again, at 2-4* there was a 15 minutes game, with about 10 BP's and 10 GP's, but in the end my bro got it with two UE's by me. 5 minutes later the score was 6-3 *4-5 and I had the chance for 5-5, but again hadn't the best serve (15-40). But I saved the SP's and had GP, still lost it then with an UE on the FH.
In the match tie break there was nothing special anymore. I won it and have my 2nd win on clay this year.
All in all, it was much better than last match, but still there is a lot of work with the serve and my head :haha:

Sunday I will play matthias and I have to win at least one game :cheer::unsure::scared:

:bigwave:

robert_craig72
Apr 16th, 2011, 11:23 AM
I won today! - 7-6 6-2 :worship:

andy_carterbx
Apr 19th, 2011, 07:34 PM
6/1, 6/3 :)

Mommiej
Apr 20th, 2011, 04:06 PM
HE8 Mark Landman - Diederik van de Woestijne 1-6 1-6
GD7 [2]Bart Nijstad/Watsina Dijkstra - Mark Landman/Willemijn Vaartjes 6-2 6-0
HE8 Mark Landman - Jan Heuvelman 0-6 0-6
GD7 Gerard de Jong/Petra Wessel-Tielbeke - Mark Landman/Willemijn Vaartjes 6-3 6-7 7-5
GD7 [1]Frank te Winkel/Evelien Bluemink - Mark Landman/Willemijn Vaartjes 6-1 6-1
GD7 A. Beugel/Irene Weertman-Halfwerk - Mark Landman/Willemijn Vaartjes 6-1 6-2
HE8 [2]Floor Utermark - Mark Landman 6-7 3-6
HE8 [1]Menno van Pijkeren [1] - Mark Landman 6-1 6-0


Had the entire week troubles finding a good rhytm. The last 5 matches were within 40 hours with began with a doubles match that lasted over 2,5 hours. Now I'm back training again after a couple of years so that I hopefully get some results later this year.

Rovegun
Apr 21st, 2011, 10:28 PM
at the weekend I am hopeful to play 2 matches hopefully I´ll win one at least...

Territory
Apr 22nd, 2011, 09:32 AM
Aw my goshness, I'm so tired. We have our local weekend tournament on this weekend and here's my results for today:

Men's Open R1: won 7-6 7-5
Men's Open QF: lost 0-6 1-6 (against 3rd seed)
Men's Doubles: lost 2-6 4-6
Mixed Doubles: lost 6-7 2-6

I'm tired but happy I got a win this morning. It means I get a few more points for my Australian ranking (currently #898).

Tomorrow is the consolation singles draw and I have to play the same guy I beat this morning!

Going to eat then go to bed... :)

ce
Apr 23rd, 2011, 07:59 PM
At my first match this year i won 6/2 6/1 :dance:

Adrian.
Apr 23rd, 2011, 08:04 PM
1-6 against matthias :p :lol:
just one set, but I think I could win at least two more games in 2nd set.
His style just don't suit me..:shrug::lol:

matthias
Apr 23rd, 2011, 08:51 PM
1-6 against matthias :p :lol:
just one set, but I think I could win at least two more games in 2nd set.
His style just don't suit me..:shrug::lol:
i´m a pusher :haha:

Adrian.
Apr 23rd, 2011, 09:00 PM
Well, you said this, but yeah, you pretty are :p :lol:

I'm more a ballbasher :hearts::p

matthias
Apr 23rd, 2011, 09:17 PM
well, i know it´s just smarter to play with less power and more control for me.
especially against players like you ;)

Adrian.
Apr 23rd, 2011, 09:20 PM
Well, the season just started...:oh::hehehe:
I'm looking forward to the next match ;)

Next time I will just push back :haha::lol::angel:

matthias
Apr 23rd, 2011, 09:22 PM
i wantto improve my game this year too, i want to play more agressive, but sometimes you need to wait for the right moment to attac, i don´t want to become a brainless ballbasher

Adrian.
Apr 23rd, 2011, 09:28 PM
...like me? :p :oh:

But hey, I often thinking about what to do next...sometimes maybe too much thinking...:lol::spit:

Sammo
Apr 24th, 2011, 12:42 AM
I just got beaten by some random male Pushniacki 6-1 6-4, seriously it was an errorfest :p (from me)

ce
Apr 27th, 2011, 10:47 PM
i won 7/6 5/0 30/15 ret :spit:

SwissMiss19
May 2nd, 2011, 11:46 PM
Last Saturday I played a match for my team. I was so relaxed and was really moving well and into the court. I had at least 20 winners in the opening set. I took it 6-1 in about 20 minutes. Then I held serve at love to start the second set and during the next game, my opponent started calling balls out that were right on the line. I'm used to being cheated on and I knew what she was doing. I kept calm and didn't let it get to me and I found myself down 1-2, I just thought "hey, it's alright now. Just hold serve and keep it going. This is your match. You are 1000000 times better than her." I then served a slicer out wide and I could see plane as day it landed right on the line and she called it out. I lost it. I looked at her incredulously and said, "You have got to be KIDDING ME! What the hell...?!?!" She looked at me and said "You think that was in?" And I said "I KNOW that was in. There have been a lot more close calls in the set already!" I calmed myself down and tried everything to regain my focus but before I knew it I was down 1-5. I finally said to myself "Stop it..what are you doing? This is your match!! FIGHT FIGHT!" We battled through a tough game that ended up going 4 deuces but I took it firmly after long deciding rallys.

Then I just kept going without getting ahead of myself and then before I knew it, it was game-set-and match 6-1, 7-5. And then she gave me this excuse at the end of the match saying that "...tennis is not important. It's not worth getting upset over." And I looked straight at her and I said "I'm tired of getting cheated on by 'mature' women. I am 19 years old and shouldn't have to put up with older women cheating on a young girl. I won't take it. And I'm sorry ma'am but tennis is VERY important to me. It's changed my life for the better and I wouldn't give it up for anything else in this world. I understand that you were doing your best with the balls but I could see clearly that those balls landed on the line. I won't be pushed around."

And I didn't mention that after I blew up at her in the middle of the match she stopped calling balls out that were on the line and actually started calling balls that were out, IN! Hahahaha :lol: I scared her that much :lol: :lol: Just to say, I don't curse during matches but I won't tolerate cheating ;)

So that was my match, haha :lol:

SwissMiss19
May 2nd, 2011, 11:46 PM
i won 7/6 5/0 30/15 ret :spit:

What a wuss!! :lol: The player didn't even play the last game? I would rather lose than forfeit :lol:

ce
May 15th, 2011, 11:53 PM
What a wuss!! :lol: The player didn't even play the last game? I would rather lose than forfeit :lol:

He said he couldnt continue coz blisters on hand were really bad, but come on, 2 more points :rolls:

¤CharlDa¤
May 25th, 2011, 03:08 AM
So, it might be Roland Garros, but it's also Quebec City's biggest tourney of the year, the Louis Després.

I haven't played it in like 4 years, being in Montreal, but I'm excited to be back though I'm disappointed I didn't get seeded, probably should've.

This means I get the 6th seed in round three (its a huge draw, more than 128 usually). Not bad, as if I lose in that round I get to the A draw with the 32 other losers and I might have a shot at winning it, really. Last time I reached semis of that one but I'm better now.

CrossCourt~Rally
May 25th, 2011, 02:57 PM
GL, Charlie! :bounce:

*JR*
May 26th, 2011, 01:44 AM
GL, Charlie! :bounce:

He's been training in Kuh-BECK City suburb "Saint Fwah" with le lovely Melanie Mahwah. ;)

¤CharlDa¤
May 26th, 2011, 03:15 AM
I actually saw Mel Marois Tuesday JR! She's still hitting balls once in a while, though she can't go too intensely because of her foot-ankle!

And omg, went out there to scout today and my opponent on Friday is actually a lot better than he should be. Nobody knew him so he obviously wasn't seeded or anything but probably should've. I still think I'm the fave to get through, but its gonna be much tougher than I thought, damn it. I feel like Federer playing Lopez in R1 :sobbing:

Prediction: the loser of our match will win the B-draw.

Adrian.
May 26th, 2011, 09:10 AM
I won 2 matches against a player at my level

6-1 6-0 and 6-1 6-3 :bounce::cheer:

No break of serve in both matches and about 10 BP's saved :woohoo::banana:

Ivanovic2008
May 27th, 2011, 02:17 AM
Playing a HUGE tournament (on a weekday weird right?) and shocked some older guys winning my first match (6-7(4)" 6-1 6-1), then winning round 2 (7-5 1-6 6-3) then winning the QF (6-2 6-3), Then winning my Semi (6-4 7-6(6) Saving 3 SP's!). On Iphone waiting for my final to be called!

Ivanovic2008
May 27th, 2011, 05:01 AM
Had best tournament of my life! (Post above for results before final!) Won the final 7-6(3) 4-6 7-5 in two and a half hours under the lights! Super Happy with myself!

¤CharlDa¤
May 27th, 2011, 06:49 PM
Congrats!!!

Playing my first match tonight (second round) in the big quebec city tourney. Freaking out a bit, I'm nervous the guy is more than decent and shouldn't be my opponent that early. Very important match for me.

Ivanovic2008
May 28th, 2011, 03:45 AM
GL and may TF be with you!

*JR*
May 28th, 2011, 02:25 PM
I think Charlie woulda posted already if he won. :awww: I even looked for le tournament in the online version of the Kuh-BECK City newspaper. Deportes seems out of date, with an April blog post by some chick named Lav-WAH talking about the NHL as the lead item, not counting RG and the current playoffs. As Commissioner Gary Bettman is mentioned, maybe Le Nordiques of Stastny brothers fame will return.

http://blogues.cyberpresse.ca/lavoie
================================================== ===========================================

Wert.
May 28th, 2011, 04:22 PM
R1-R1-R1-R1-Gave up

matthias
May 28th, 2011, 09:41 PM
today i was down 0-4 but came back to win 7-5 6-3
and i won my doubles 6-4 6-4 against a stronger rated team :)

Adrian.
May 28th, 2011, 10:10 PM
This is my men :cheer::hearts::cheer::banana:

CrossCourt~Rally
May 29th, 2011, 02:13 AM
i won 7/6 5/0 30/15 ret :spit:

Did u play Stevenson ? :happy: ;)

CrossCourt~Rally
May 29th, 2011, 02:14 AM
I think Charlie woulda posted already if he won. :awww: I even looked for le tournament in the online version of the Kuh-BECK City newspaper, but it seems mostly about the visit of some American political guy:

http://pdf.cyberpresse.ca/lesoleil/grande.jpg

Deportes seems out of date, with an April blog post by some chick named Lav-WAH talking about the NHL as the lead item, not counting RG and the current playoffs. As Commissioner Gary Bettman is mentioned, maybe Le Nordiques of Stastny brothers fame will return.

http://blogues.cyberpresse.ca/lavoie


It doesn't look good :awww:

*JR*
May 29th, 2011, 03:40 PM
It doesn't look good :awww:

Yeah. :shrug: BTW, delete the pic in the quote, as Clinton's is gone; there was no coding I could copy when I posted it, BTW). Maybe we should ask Stephanie Doo-BWAH. Incidentally (especially given the hair) doesn't she kinda look in this pic like Somebody Suisse? :tape:

http://www.tenniscanada.com/tennis_canada/Contents/Fed%20Cup/Team%20Canada/Pictures/DuboisHeadshot.jpg

Oh, I figured out what you meant when the embezzlement story came out 2 months ago by "Peps" (which was obvious) "and the striper" (likely a reference to a guy wearing prison stripes). :devil:

CrossCourt~Rally
May 29th, 2011, 04:03 PM
Steph has a ways to go before it looks like a tornado went through her hair :oh: ;)

Hian
May 29th, 2011, 06:12 PM
I've defeated my brother yesterday. :oh:

¤CharlDa¤
May 30th, 2011, 02:50 AM
So yes, indeed, I lost that match on Friday night: 7-5 3-6 6-4 in barely 3 hours. Sadly I have been hyper sick in the past few days, fever and can barely talk now, so I got on court not feeling my legs, with barely any energy. I'm fricking proud of the way I fought (was down 1-5 in the third, barely managed to level it up), but really disappointing as I had high hopes.

Good part is, as it was my first match (had a bye in the first round), I am now in the B-draw, where I'm considered a fave to win. Played my r16 b-draw match today and won 1 and 0 in barely 30 mins. Quarters probably on tuesday now, I'm really happy to maybe have 1-2-3 matches I definitely am favored to win, its nice for confidence and i definitely need matches. Hopefully the flu will calm down by then :)

Wert.
May 30th, 2011, 06:59 AM
I decided to play doubles only

*JR*
May 30th, 2011, 11:42 AM
Good part is, as it was my first match (had a bye in the first round), I am now in the B-draw, where I'm considered a fave to win. Played my r16 b-draw match today and won 1 and 0 in barely 30 mins. Quarters probably on tuesday now, I'm really happy to maybe have 1-2-3 matches I definitely am favored to win, its nice for confidence and i definitely need matches. Hopefully the flu will calm down by then :)

So its double elimination, where you could still wind up winning, needing to beat the eventual KO survivor on the A side if you win thru on yours? And maybe Simon Larose can give you some err, "medication" to speed your recovery. :devil: So you agree that in the err Picture Posted, your Stephanie looks like the Peppermint Puzzle? :tape:

CrossCourt~Rally
May 30th, 2011, 01:02 PM
So yes, indeed, I lost that match on Friday night: 7-5 3-6 6-4 in barely 3 hours. Sadly I have been hyper sick in the past few days, fever and can barely talk now, so I got on court not feeling my legs, with barely any energy. I'm fricking proud of the way I fought (was down 1-5 in the third, barely managed to level it up), but really disappointing as I had high hopes.

Good part is, as it was my first match (had a bye in the first round), I am now in the B-draw, where I'm considered a fave to win. Played my r16 b-draw match today and won 1 and 0 in barely 30 mins. Quarters probably on tuesday now, I'm really happy to maybe have 1-2-3 matches I definitely am favored to win, its nice for confidence and i definitely need matches. Hopefully the flu will calm down by then :)

:hug: That was dirty of your opponent to poison you...j/k :p. I hope your back to 100% by Tuesday :). Btw, barely 30 minutes...really ? :eek:

¤CharlDa¤
May 30th, 2011, 03:12 PM
Yeah lol, guy really wasn't good. I could win every point on like one shot when needed.

JR: Sadly I can't wind up winning the whole tournament, just the consolation B-draw, with all losers from first and second rounds. Would still be nice to get through it. And...I can kinda see the ressemblance, yes ;)

¤CharlDa¤
Jun 2nd, 2011, 04:12 AM
Won my quarterfinal 6-1 6-3 today. Playing a touch better, but just against weaker opponents.

Semis are tomorrow night, should get through again, opponent a touch better, as it should be, but I should be alright :)

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 2nd, 2011, 02:22 PM
^^ Well, atleast you gave the guy 4 games this rd :p. Do you get a trophy for winning the B tourney ?

¤CharlDa¤
Jun 3rd, 2011, 04:30 AM
So, finally ended up playing decent tennis today, first time this week. Won my semifinals 6-1 6-1, was solid all around though my serve was a touch off.

I really shouldn't be in that draw and I think it shows, though my opponent in the finals is kinda in the same situation. So it should be interesting, but I'm confident!

And yes I do get a trophy and even a little prizemoney. Probably enough to pay for my signing up, though I'm giving all my money to Val for our fundraising for cancer :)

Ivanovic2008
Jun 3rd, 2011, 04:39 AM
^ How nice. Congrats on your B Draw wins and GL tonight.

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 4th, 2011, 01:44 AM
So, finally ended up playing decent tennis today, first time this week. Won my semifinals 6-1 6-1, was solid all around though my serve was a touch off.

I really shouldn't be in that draw and I think it shows, though my opponent in the finals is kinda in the same situation. So it should be interesting, but I'm confident!

And yes I do get a trophy and even a little prizemoney. Probably enough to pay for my signing up, though I'm giving all my money to Val for our fundraising for cancer :)

That's very nice of you :). GL in the finals :bounce:

Btw, we all want to see a pic of you holding up the trophy ;)

matthias
Jun 4th, 2011, 07:04 PM
today i won my match 7-5 4-6 10-4

i was once again down 2-5 in first set, but then i finally started to handle the windy conditions better and better, and then i won the first set 7-5
second set i was way to passive and was down 1-5, i cam back to 4-5 but then he took the set 4-6
at the beginning of the MatchTiebreak i got a solid 4-0 lead, but he came back to 5-4
but then i took the match 10-4 :woohoo:
was i important win for my team, since it gave us a 4-2 lead after the singles

i won my doubles 6-4 6-2, and overall my Team 6-3

good day for me and my Team :)

vexxx
Jun 4th, 2011, 08:54 PM
Good job matthias :) That team competitions sound like great fun. It's a pity we don't have something like this here :(

I had a match against a friend I haven't played for more than a month (we play often together). Our matches are very competitive. I am really satisfied with my play today. I won 6-1 6-7 6-1 :lol: but my serve wasn't broken for the whole match. I could have won the 2nd set, but a missed an easy volley at 4-4 in the tiebreak and then choked a bit. Anyway, I didn't make many DF's and my groundstrokes were pretty solid and this was probably one of my best matches in the recent months.

¤CharlDa¤
Jun 5th, 2011, 12:10 AM
So to finish this up, I ended up losing 7-5 7-6(4) in the finals.

Great match really, I'm a natural attacker and he was really defensive. I totally understand how frustrating it is to play Caro now ;), I probably had 30+ winners easily, but also a ton of errors. Long, 15-20 shots rallies all match long, I really got tired in the end of always having to push a little more to attack and missed just a few key shots. Served for both sets at 5-4, but just couldn't keep up the agression and missed a lot of first serves.

And then, after such a tough match, I drove for 3 hours, went to walk all night long for cancer research with Val, slept aout 2 hours, and drove back here. Pheww!

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 5th, 2011, 01:31 AM
So to finish this up, I ended up losing 7-5 7-6(4) in the finals.

Great match really, I'm a natural attacker and he was really defensive. I totally understand how frustrating it is to play Caro now ;), I probably had 30+ winners easily, but also a ton of errors. Long, 15-20 shots rallies all match long, I really got tired in the end of always having to push a little more to attack and missed just a few key shots. Served for both sets at 5-4, but just couldn't keep up the agression and missed a lot of first serves.

And then, after such a tough match, I drove for 3 hours, went to walk all night long for cancer research with Val, slept aout 2 hours, and drove back here. Pheww!

Even though you lost your match :hug:, it seems that you won at the end of the day for charity :yeah:

Vincey!
Jun 5th, 2011, 02:00 AM
Well Done CD ;) I hit few balls with a guy that was in that tournment this week! Dunno how he did tho, I know he lost a match in the main main draw lol and was in another draw,. I thin he won his draw but dunno, I'll need to check on that lol. Anyway good job for the charity as well ;)

Ivanovic2008
Jun 5th, 2011, 03:33 AM
Been on fire lately!

Won my first match today 4-6 6-2 6-3 and hitting some nice serves and FH's against a tough player.

Won my second round 7-6(8) 7-6(7) saving 6 SP's in the first set and 2 SP's in the 2. Played really really well against a big server. There was only 2 breaks.

Won my quarters 3-6 6-4 6-4! Ugly first set and found myself down 3-6 2-4 0-30 and served 3 aces to eventually tough it out against a huge baseliner!

My semi's and hopefully finals are tomorrow!

Adrian.
Jun 5th, 2011, 10:59 AM
I've lost the first matches this weekend... :o

3-6 6-1 6-10 and 1-6 2-6 :sobbing:

Ivanovic2008
Jun 9th, 2011, 04:26 AM
Oh yeah I ended up winning the Semi-Finals 7-6(5) 6-2 and losing the finals 2-6 2-6. Still had a great tournament. I play first and (hopefully) second and third round for my next tournament tomorrow.

(Rest up results 2 posts above.

Aaron.
Jun 9th, 2011, 04:29 PM
So to finish this up, I ended up losing 7-5 7-6(4) in the finals.

Great match really, I'm a natural attacker and he was really defensive. I totally understand how frustrating it is to play Caro now ;), I probably had 30+ winners easily, but also a ton of errors. Long, 15-20 shots rallies all match long, I really got tired in the end of always having to push a little more to attack and missed just a few key shots. Served for both sets at 5-4, but just couldn't keep up the agression and missed a lot of first serves.

And then, after such a tough match, I drove for 3 hours, went to walk all night long for cancer research with Val, slept aout 2 hours, and drove back here. Pheww! Nice try, I'm a naturally defensive player too..I want to play futures like you one day. How often do you practice?

I have a tournament saturday :bounce: I made a plan to work on my serve every day for an hour since it's the weakest part of my game. I've been doing this for about a week now. Seeing little improvement!

champion88
Jun 10th, 2011, 12:00 AM
Had a league match tonight against another club. Was such a long night of tennis. Won our first set 7-6 but then lost the next 3 sets 7-5 7-6 7-5!! So tired now :o

Adrian.
Jun 10th, 2011, 06:30 AM
Tomorow and Sunday I will have my 2 first real tennis tournaments :)
2 matches at one day
against players in my class (I'm at the moment LK23, that's the lowest level as I'm beginner and the best is LK1, means Pro in Germany :p)
I will have my first match tomorow at 9.00 am against a 17 years old boy who is also LK23.
Afterwards I will play against a guy, who is LK21.

I'm so excited...:bounce::bolt::crazy:

matthias
Jun 10th, 2011, 12:23 PM
i will also play such a tournament on Monday, my first one too
hope i can at least win one of my two matches

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 11th, 2011, 02:13 AM
GL guys! :bounce:

Adrian.
Jun 11th, 2011, 07:16 PM
Well...:facepalm:

3-6 1-6 against LK23, about 15 DF's and 20 UE...hardly a first serve or winner, we were playing in the rain...:facepalm::help:
and
2-6 2-6 against LK21, about 10 ACE's :eek:, only about 5-7 DF's and hardly UE's anymore :) was 100x times better than the first match, we were playing indoor the 2nd match.

:wavey:
Tomorow next 2 matches :woohoo:

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/251034_1943316675818_1629528639_1932320_5738770_n. jpg
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/249508_1942641258933_1629528639_1931209_7685319_n. jpg
http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/253453_1943233833747_1629528639_1932014_2106093_n. jpg

vexxx
Jun 11th, 2011, 07:46 PM
Good luck tomorrow :) Fingers crossed for 1 win at least :p

Ivanovic2008
Jun 12th, 2011, 10:47 PM
Rain finally stopped and I got to play!

Won my first match 7-6 6-4. Was a super shitty match but I served my way through it.

Won my second match 6-7(10) 6-4 6-0. Had so many SP's but fought back in the second and crushed in the third.

I play QF's and hopefully SF's tomorrow.

Adrian.
Jun 13th, 2011, 09:22 AM
So yesterday was the 2nd tournament and I lost my first match against LK23 again with 2-6 2-6.
But I had again to play against a pusher and that's what I hate :o :o :o

2nd match was much better :)

I won the first set 6-4, I was leading *4-2 then got broken, but I broke him at 5-4* to take the set :)
He was as well a pusher but worse than the first one :lol:
In the 2nd set I lost my serve to 0 and was *0-2 behind. :rolleyes:
Afterwards I made 4 games in a row to lead *4-2. :)
But I was completly done at this moment. I had to play 4 matches within 28 hours and the rallies were really long, and as he was all the time trying to drop-shot me, I had to sprint a lot in the match (I got every ball when he tried to drop-shot :) )
My serves weren't anymore powerful and I just hoped for a mistake by him...
4-5*, 5-6* but he couldn't serve it out and we had to play the tie-break were I lost 1-7 :help:
So the match-tie-break had to decide :facepalm:
*0-1, 2-1*, 2-2* and then I played a BH DTL directly on the baseline. but he was trying to cheat and well, I had to replay the point and this damn ass made the point :facepalm:
*2-3, 4-3* and then he made 4 points in a row :rolleyes: 4-7*
then again, I broke his serve twice and was serving at *6-7, *7-7...2nd serve on the line and again he wanted to cheat :help:
But there was an umpire at the stands, he checked the mark and I got the point. 8-7*, 8-8* and then he made an UE.
*9-8, first MP for me: I decided to play serve and volley as I had to serve from left to right and this is my good serve-side.
The serve was good, the volley even better, but he somehow got it and I just had to play the ball with my BH in the field, but I missed the field at about 10cm :sad:
*9-9: The rally of the match, I was running left and right, back and forward...I lobed him and thought: That's it. but it wasn't, he got the ball back, it jumped at the baseline and I couldn't bring it back...
9-10*: 1st MP for him: I couldn't breath, I was completly k.o., he served twice and I made an return error and lost...

6-4 6-7(1) 9-11

:awww:

Side note: There was a match on my court before I had to play: 2 girls playing.
The big, tall girl was leading 6-1 *4-0 40-15 and in the end she lost the set 5-7 :haha:
The other girl then was leading *8-4 in the match tie-break, had about 6-8 MP's but lost it 18-20
final result: Big, tall girls wins after leading 6-1 *4-0 40-15 with 6-1 5-7 20-18 :rolls:

crazillo
Jun 13th, 2011, 10:34 AM
Played against a university mate twice last week, winning 7-6 (9-7) on Monday and again 7-5 on Friday. Both were close matches, and my opponent was really mad not to convert three MPs in the tiebreak on Monday. :lol: We really had fun both times though.

matthias
Jun 13th, 2011, 01:23 PM
Adrian. :hug: thats really bad to loose a match 9-11 in Matchtiebreak

matthias
Jun 13th, 2011, 01:31 PM
i´m back from my first Tournament
and i lost both matches too :haha:

i´m LK 17, and my first match was against a older guy with LK 16.
it was a tight match with many long rallies, but in the end i wasn´t able to take my chances.
as example
in 1st set i was down 2-4, came back to 4-4 and had Breakpoint, but wasted the BP.
then he held, and i lost my serve for the first 4-6.
in 2nd set it was 2games all and then we had 4 tight games with many Deuce´s and AD, but i couldn´t take a single game of them.
i had AD at 2-3 and served a DF
and i had AD at 2-5 and served a DF :facepalm:
i the end i lost 4:6 2:6

the weather looked like rain, and so i didn´t get a longer Break then 10 Minutes before i had to play my second match.
I played against Julian, a younger and good looking guy with LK 20, he was better then LK 20 but since he hasn´t played few years he has to work up in the LK`s again.
And then it happend again, right in the first game i blow a 40:00 lead to get broken, the whole match i wasted a few 40:15 and BP
but it was fun to play Julian, we tried to hit hard and it was a relaxed atmosphere, at the end he won 2:6 2:6.
Should had been a bit tighter like 4:6 4:6, but he deserved to win.
and it´s better to go down against a nice cutie then against a asshole ;)#

it was a nice experience to play this tournament, and maybe i play few more in the future

Tenisci
Jun 13th, 2011, 06:48 PM
lost 4 times 06 06 in 1st round in Future events :sad:

Adrian.
Jun 13th, 2011, 09:39 PM
Matthias :hug:

Julian :hehehe: maybe I should play the next time where you did :lol::lol:

we are both losers :spit::oh:

Adrian.
Jun 13th, 2011, 09:39 PM
lost 4 times 06 06 in 1st round in Future events :sad:

:hug:

oliverbecken
Jun 14th, 2011, 09:51 AM
lost 4 times 06 06 in 1st round in Future events :sad:

Maybe you need to play another type of tournaments, like Open tournaments in clubs or social ones. You need to win some matches in order to get some confidence! ;)

Tenisci
Jun 14th, 2011, 05:01 PM
Maybe you need to play another type of tournaments, like Open tournaments in clubs or social ones. You need to win some matches in order to get some confidence! ;)


I will play some national events :)

joe87
Jun 17th, 2011, 06:00 PM
Today I played my first ever match in a competition at our Club's Championships.

... and got double-bageled. :o
He was a lefty and killed me with all those precise shots.
Had the chance to get a game at 0-6 0-5 40-15 but I decided to gift errors. :rolleyes:

But at least he was a nice guy and asked me if I want to practise with him next week. :)

And another, at least: It can't get worse :banana: :angel:

Adrian.
Jun 18th, 2011, 05:27 PM
:hug:

next 2 matches today

Karol Wozniacki def. me 1-6 2-6 and 1-6 0-6 :o

These damn pushers :o:rolleyes:

Mommiej
Jun 18th, 2011, 08:52 PM
Nice...

2 days before I start my 5 weeks of playing tournaments:
PIC (http://yfrog.com/kjkq1hj)

joe87
Jun 19th, 2011, 07:47 AM
Nice...

2 days before I start my 5 weeks of playing tournaments:
PIC (http://yfrog.com/kjkq1hj)

:eek: Poor you :hug:

Adrian.
Jun 19th, 2011, 01:25 PM
Lost today 5-7 6-7(1) having a SP at 5-7 *5-4 40-30, DF :rolls:

the other match I lost as well after being down 2-6 4-2* Ad-40 with 2-6 4-6 :rolleyes:

But I had much fun and I really played much better than yesterday :bounce:

:bigwave:

disco_rage
Jun 19th, 2011, 02:51 PM
played my local club tournament this last week, and reached sf
1st round won 6-3 3-6 6-3
2nd round won 7-5 6-2
Quarterfinal won 2-6 6-4 6-3
Semifinal lost 6-3 4-6 0-6
I played awful in the final set in the semifinal, about 8 double faults and my opponent kept drop shotting and i'm so rubbish at moving forward... all well.
my brother got some revenage winning final 6-1 6-3 against same player
we are due to play doubles final together today but its raining at the moment
update we won first set 6-4 now its raining again grrr...
yay we won final 6-4 6-1

Mommiej
Jun 22nd, 2011, 12:57 AM
Nice...

2 days before I start my 5 weeks of playing tournaments:
PIC (http://yfrog.com/kjkq1hj)

Lost my 1st match 0-6, 1-6. Every game went to 30/30 at least....

Fool
Jun 25th, 2011, 10:40 PM
Lost against friends in mixed doubles 1-6 4-6. Sad, because I knew we were better.

Hopefully I'm playing on Wednesday against the same two people (a couple), but with a friend I'm more comfortable playing with.

VishaalMaria
Jun 26th, 2011, 12:34 AM
I played a match on friday. It was just one set, preparation for a major upcoming tournament

I lost 4-6.

I had points for 5-5 but I don't play as consistently as I'd like so I'm always rusty. The points I had for 5-5, I had swinging volleys and they just went totally out (wide). It felt weird. Maybe I need to have a less of a swing. It was frustrating.

And my opponents dad came up to me and tried to suss me out more deeply. I quickly shut him down.

Shafanovic.
Jun 26th, 2011, 02:01 AM
I took a break from tennis last year to concentrate on my exams and since then I haven't won a single set. :sobbing:

2-6 0-6 2-6 today.

After this comp, I'm gonna quit. Or at least take an indefinite break. I don't know why but I just can't seem to play like I used to and it's frustrating :sad:

igralec33
Jun 26th, 2011, 11:53 AM
Finally played my first tennis match this year against friend and won 6-3, 6-2, 6-2. :D But actually didn't play well at all, especially first set was totally horrible. I also lost my power a little, especially with service (served only 5 aces :sobbing:, where are times when I served at least 10 aces for set? :sad:). But anyway, in second and third set I started to serve better, got a lot first services in, forehand was really shaky (it was winner or UE from me), but BH solid (I'm slicing a lot :p). Drop shots didn't work for me, but at least my net game is still so good as it was last year. :D A lot smash and volley winners (really love serve & volley). :D Can't wait to play again, things can only go better, I hope. :)

Adrian.
Jun 26th, 2011, 12:01 PM
What can I do if my opponents is slicing the balls back all the time? :shrug:
I just hate it...:mad:

VishaalMaria
Jun 26th, 2011, 03:51 PM
What can I do if my opponents is slicing the balls back all the time? :shrug:
I just hate it...:mad:

Why don't you just slice it back and then go to the net?

égalité
Jun 26th, 2011, 06:02 PM
I played against my friend today. I was down 6-2 5-2* 15-40, fought off those two match points, four more at 5-3, and another two at 5-4. I won the set 7-5 and we played a tie-break to decide the match. I won it 8-6 after saving another match point. Shaking :sobbing:

2-6 7-5 8-6 :sobbing:

LoLex
Jun 26th, 2011, 06:44 PM
What can I do if my opponents is slicing the balls back all the time? :shrug:
I just hate it...:mad:

More top spin?

Adrian.
Jun 26th, 2011, 06:48 PM
Hmm, okay, but I must be honest I don't know how to produce top spin, my strokes are flat :shrug:

LoLex
Jun 26th, 2011, 07:35 PM
Hmm, okay, but I must be honest I don't know how to produce top spin, my strokes are flat :shrug:

Someone should show you how to make it. Try to use western grip. Hold your raquet in a lower position before the shot and play it to the highest point. When I was younger, my coach told me I should imagine there is a big wall instead of the net and I have to make it to the other side.

soccer-jock
Jun 26th, 2011, 09:19 PM
Playing my first tournament of the year, this coming week.
Play 1r singles 12pm and 1r doubles 7pm
Wish me luck....

VishaalMaria
Jun 26th, 2011, 10:34 PM
I got bagelled today and it's a fucking horrible feeling!

I don't know how to explain it, the set just went by so quickly. I couldn't slow it down until the second set. I lost 0-6 5-7.

I hate playing tennis in the morning.

Territory
Jun 26th, 2011, 11:29 PM
What can I do if my opponents is slicing the balls back all the time? :shrug:
I just hate it...:mad:

Don't let it affect you so badly. Your opponent will pick up on it and take advantage of you getting frustrated.

We all have shots that are hard for us to hit. Just try to be positive and hang in there when they're slicing and just keep working hard until you get into a position to hit your best shots...

I have a terribly weak topspin backhand, but I just try and stay positive and hang in there until I can blast a forehead or get to the net...

You can do it: :)

joe87
Jun 27th, 2011, 06:13 PM
Played my second match in our clubs championships today.

Played way better than last time, and got my first game :lol: 0-6 1-6
Saved like 3 or 4 GP's in that game and then finally broke him :bounce:
Also had a 40-15 on my serve and 40-0 on his serve in the first set, but I decided to choke. :tape:

My first serve worked so well in training last week. But today I got like 2 or 3 in, over the whole match. :spit:

Adrian.
Jun 27th, 2011, 06:21 PM
2 or 3 is really...well:facepalm::lol:

Wie wärs mit weniger Power aber bisschen mehr Beständigkeit? ;) :lol:
aber wird schon, das nächste mal dann 5-8 1. Aufschläge ;)

joe87
Jun 27th, 2011, 06:29 PM
Nope, it doesn't get better if I use less power. Need to practise a lot more, then it gets better for sure :)

I only started playing tennis like two months ago, so it's still a loooong way...
But great to see all the improvements... I guess today I would have beaten my me from the last match with something like 6-2 6-2 :D

Adrian.
Jun 27th, 2011, 06:33 PM
Generally 2 months ago or you made a break and began again? :) :scratch:

joe87
Jun 27th, 2011, 06:38 PM
Generally ;)

Adrian.
Jun 27th, 2011, 06:40 PM
Okay, then it's ok and really good that you already won a game :) :hatoff::worship:

joe87
Jun 27th, 2011, 06:49 PM
Had a good feeling about that too. :lol:
It helps me a lot to get coaching-lessions from the beginning on. :)

soccer-jock
Jun 27th, 2011, 08:28 PM
Well i won my singles just about 3-6 6-3 7-5
lead 3-0 first set, and 4-1 in third set
Waiting for a long match to finish before doubles

Ivanovic2008
Jun 29th, 2011, 11:01 PM
Won my first match 6-4 6-1. Second match 6-0 6-2.

Won my match in doubles 6-2 5-2 15-0 RET :spit:

DefyingGravity
Jul 1st, 2011, 03:19 AM
I'm gonna, eventually, get back on the USTA and play men's events. I just dropped competing because of school, but now that I have a car, I certainly will be doing some competing. I miss it...knocking the ball around is fun and everything, but nothing like getting the adrenaline of match point down.

darrinbaker00
Jul 1st, 2011, 01:24 PM
After two straight three-set heartbreakers (the last one after BAGELING my opponent in the first set :fiery:), I pulled out my first win of the Ultimate Tennis season last night, 7-5, 7-6(4). :yeah:

Little Dreamer
Jul 2nd, 2011, 01:15 AM
Over in the USTA circuit, won my first match since graduating to a 4.5 level with a 6-0 7-6 win :D

Delfii
Jul 2nd, 2011, 01:25 AM
Won my first tournament ! :) This its my 3rd year playing tennis :)
A pic of the trophy :D (a piece of glass)
http://i54.tinypic.com/24ms3tu.jpg

soccer-jock
Jul 3rd, 2011, 05:22 PM
Reached the QF in singles this week, after 1r 3-6 6-3 7-5, won 2r 6-4 7-5, won 3r 6-2 4-6 6-4, lost QF 1-6 2-6
Very unhappy with QF performance... but he was just too good for me.
Doubles lost 1r 4-6 2-6... i really need to work on my doubles.
Decent week all in all.

moodin0931
Jul 7th, 2011, 09:59 PM
Ahaha I was down 3-6 3*-5 then 4-5* 15-40* saving three match points...then had two set points at 6-5* 40-30*...blew it...trailed 0-5* then 2*-6 in the tiebreaker and came back to win 3-6 7-6(9-7) [10-3] (played third set super-tiebreak cause kid was soooooo tired :rolleyes:)

yayy!! :cheer:

the jamierbelyea
Jul 8th, 2011, 06:21 AM
I'm playing in a 4.5 round robin USTA event Saturday. 10 game pro sets for the matches, which I'm a bit nervous about, because I am a notoriously bad pro-set player. Always been a very slow starter, and having a 2nd set reset has always done me well.

moodin0931
Jul 8th, 2011, 08:00 PM
I'm playing in a 4.5 round robin USTA event Saturday. 10 game pro sets for the matches, which I'm a bit nervous about, because I am a notoriously bad pro-set player. Always been a very slow starter, and having a 2nd set reset has always done me well.

Yeah I am such a slow starter too! :rolleyes:

My two first sets were 6-0 and 6-1...:/:/

My second sets were 6-3 and 7-5

I was down 6-1 4-1* and had not held serve all match and leveled it at 1-6 4-4*

His next service games were all really long but I had no break points :(

I saved 3 match points at 4*-5 0*-40 but lost it at 5*-6 from 30*-15 up :fiery:

The Kaz
Jul 9th, 2011, 05:00 PM
I played a match the other day in what had to be the windest day in eternity... On one side of the court I had to hit so hard and it barely went over the net and then the on other side a powder puff ball could sail long. :tape:

I won the second set losing only 4 points :drool: but I still lost the match :sobbing:

6-3 0-6 6-4 :(

mac47
Jul 9th, 2011, 10:36 PM
I adjusted my service position in the ad court, moving over three feet to the left, and hooked my lefty serve out wide for a bunch of aces. Also nailed the deuce serve out wide and down the T, and threw in enough ad court serves down the T to keep my opponent honest. Best serving day ever. Was tired when I came out, so split sets 1-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.

soccer-jock
Jul 10th, 2011, 12:43 PM
another decent week for me, reached another qf in singles, and made 2r in doubles
results / singles
1r won 6-3 6-4
2r won 5-7 6-0 6-3
3r won 6-4 2-6 6-4 was done 2-4 in final set
QF lost 4-6 2-6 lost 10 games in a row from 4-0 to 4-6 0-4
result / doubles
1r won 7-5 4-6 7-6 [3]
2r lost 1-6 1-6
no tournament the coming week

Delfii
Jul 10th, 2011, 06:34 PM
Won doubles 6-2 6-3 :cheer:
Lost singles 1-6 0-6 the girl killed me :tears:

Moveyourfeet
Jul 12th, 2011, 04:40 AM
Always been a very slow starter, and having a 2nd set reset has always done me well.

Slow starter = afraid to take the lead because you can't maintain it and/or are afraid of losing a lead.

Moveyourfeet
Jul 12th, 2011, 04:58 AM
Summer singles 4.5 mens.
Won all 6 of my matches in straight sets. Most games lost in a match was 5 games. Got broken 2ce in 6 matches.
Made it to playoffs as the top seed.

I literally am in the best form of my life. I changed racquets to the Babolat Aeropro Drive and now that I can control the increased power it's like I have a light saber in my hands.

Fool
Jul 26th, 2011, 03:41 PM
What is "4.5"?

Beat my dad for the first time ever today, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. Terrible, terrible first set, especially the service game. Really improved the second and third sets.

Adrian.
Jul 26th, 2011, 07:12 PM
Well, I lost 10 matches so far this season, against other club-players, but no double bagel so far and just 2 bagles till yet.
Could win a set and had some good matches till yet, but wasn't lucky with the draws.
This weekend will be the next one, just before I will fly saturday evening to Egypt :cheer:

My results so far:

11.6
3-6 1-6 (LK23)
2-6 2-6 (LK20)

12.6
6-4 6-7 9-11 (LK23) I was leading 6-4 4-2*
2-6 2-6 (LK23)

18.6
1-6 2-6 (LK22)
0-6 1-6 (LK23)

19.6
5-7 6-7 (LK23) was leading 7 times with a break in both sets together :o
2-6 4-6 (LK23) was leading 2-6 4-2* 40-30 :facepalm:

16.7
3-6 0-6 (LK20)
1-6 4-6 (LK21) had *4-5 and I got broken for the 1st time in the 2nd set :o

:sobbing::hysteric:

joe87
Jul 26th, 2011, 08:14 PM
Adrian :hug:

My next match is on Thursday :cheer:

Territory
Jul 26th, 2011, 08:28 PM
I haven't played much in the past couple of months, but there's a tournament coming up in September that I want to enter. I've played 4 tournaments in the past year and thanks to a string of lucky draws, my Australian ranking is now in the 700s.

It's really cool that my ranking is that high, but now I'm nervous that I might actually be seeded in upcoming tournament but I fear that my ranking is inflated and I'll have some embarrassing losses.

How should I approach this upcoming tournament?

Adrian.
Jul 27th, 2011, 09:40 AM
I haven't played much in the past couple of months, but there's a tournament coming up in September that I want to enter. I've played 4 tournaments in the past year and thanks to a string of lucky draws, my Australian ranking is now in the 700s.

It's really cool that my ranking is that high, but now I'm nervous that I might actually be seeded in upcoming tournament but I fear that my ranking is inflated and I'll have some embarrassing losses.

How should I approach this upcoming tournament?

Just keep playing lower ranked tournaments where you feel comfortable ;)

Adrian.
Jul 27th, 2011, 09:40 AM
Adrian :hug:

My next match is on Thursday :cheer:

:haha:
Ich werde schon noch nen Sieg holen ;)

Good luck on Thursday :yeah:

Petkorazzi
Jul 27th, 2011, 11:52 AM
I haven't played in 2.5 months :hysteric: I just miss tournaments and matches and everything so much.

Alwaysfan
Jul 27th, 2011, 02:15 PM
i missed 4 mounths and i´m really going crazy..hope to return soon.
My right ankle still hurts

vexxx
Jul 27th, 2011, 05:48 PM
I won my match 6-1 6-3. :woohoo: He broke me in my first service game (no matter how much I warm up my serve I struggle to hold my first service games - double faults, 2nd services.. :( ). But then I started playing really good. My backhand was working like a charm, especially down the line. So, I won the next 6 games and the set 6-1. I started the 1st set with a lead of 3-0 games and then everybody held his serve. :)

joe87
Jul 28th, 2011, 06:13 PM
Played the next match in our club championships today.

I lost 1-6 2-6

But I'm really confident that I didn't get bagelled for the first time. :worship:
He was a lefty, so he got nearly everything into my backhand corner. :o
Serve was a mess as usual, but I couldnt practise that much because of the freaking rain...

Next match is next week. I think, this time I can score my first win. I'm most likely playing against a friend, and I totally know what I need to do against him. :drool:

Adrian.
Jul 28th, 2011, 09:01 PM
It won't help you, if you fail some shots or the tactic doesn't work out :lol::oh:
I know from what I am speaking :hysteric:

But good luck :bounce:

I will start Saturday at 9.00am with the first match :cheer:
I have a new string but couldn't test it because of the faking rain here :hysteric:
I'll see how it works out..:unsure::facepalm:

vexxx
Jul 29th, 2011, 05:53 PM
I lost 7-6 7-6 :( I am very happy with my backhand in this match - I made a lot of winners. I have a new favourite combination - backhand return down the line. I am really consistent in it - I hit it deep and fast, especially when I am returning a 2nd service. (It is really strange because I have always made more winners with my fh) However, I am very disappointed with my forehand.. lack of pace, depth, consistency.. I hit a few good winner shots, but definitely not enough. In the first tiebreak I was outplayed, but in the 2nd the opponent started with 2 netcords. I got angry and I lost it 7-3 :(

Sammo
Jul 29th, 2011, 09:47 PM
I've already been out for 2 months :sobbing: Hip :rolleyes:

Wert.
Jul 30th, 2011, 07:52 PM
Just defeated my friend 67 (1) 64 75.I almost couldnt see the ball at the end of the match :lol:
First I saved one SP in 1st set on 54 then wasted one on 65 :lol:
Was down 52 in final set :woohoo: :wohoo:

Inger67
Aug 1st, 2011, 11:30 AM
The past 3 days I've played two different friends. Both really the same story, had an early lead in both first sets and then lost it late, came back to win the second set easily and then leading the 3rd set before the lights shut off (only stay on until 11pm) :tape:

5-7, 6-2, *2-1
6-7(4), 6-3, *3-2

igralec33
Aug 1st, 2011, 06:26 PM
Played today and lost it 3-6, 6-7(6). :rolleyes: But I didn't play that bad. Actually I fought back in second set. I was 3-1 down and my opponent had *40-15 for 4-1 but I broke to 3-2. Later I even lead 5-4 in second set but as usually I couldn't serve it out (actually my GOAT DFs came in this game - 2 I think). Btw I also lose one game just because I served 5 DFs (and 3 aces) on it. :p Yeah, I'm really random. :D Also I fought back nicely in TB. I was 5-0 down, closed to 5-4, then 6-4, saved another 2 MPs but of course I finished match with serving DF (yeah, I was trying with ace on second serve). :lol:

Wert.
Aug 2nd, 2011, 10:01 AM
Played against same friend 62 63 16 36 63.We had idea to play 2/3 sets but it was finished quickly so we decided to continue.I played and with left hand in 3rd and 4th set to have fun :lol: :lol:
But still won..It was funny

Moveyourfeet
Aug 4th, 2011, 06:36 AM
Played 4.5 singles today. Got down 1-5 in about 20 mins. It was so wierd, I was so off my game. Anyway I got really pissed as I was serving at 1-5 to stay in the match. I stopped going for my flat serves to the backhand corner and just hit med pace slice serves into the body. The unintended result was that I relaxed, and started to really time the ball MUCH better. This of course gave me the confidence to stay in rallies instead of try for the winner too early. I held at love and won every single game after (12 straight games).

I won 7-5, 6-0.

My opponent was not happy, lol.

Territory
Aug 7th, 2011, 07:34 AM
Played for the first time in a month and lost to a friend of mine 1-6 6-0 4-6 3-6. Weird scoreline, I know. I have this thing where I start hitting really well - I won 8 games in a row. I don't what happens after that and why I can't keep it going... :sad:

Still, it was a good match and I felt fit throughout. :)

vexxx
Aug 8th, 2011, 05:59 PM
I played a match against a friend that lives and trains in the Netherlands, but is here for the summer. I lost 6-4 6-7 6-4 :sobbing: . In the first set everybody held serves when he broke me at 4-3*. I made a rebreak when he served for the set, but eventually lost it 6-4 :( Then in the 2nd set we exchanged early breaks and then everybody held till the tiebreak. I saved a matchpoint on my serve at 6-5 and then I won the tiebreak with 7-5. In the third set he made an early break at 1-1 and then everybody held their serves and he won it 6-4. However, I am pretty happy with my play. I don't win very much against him, because he is clearly the better player, but today's match was close. I made some great backhand winners, but also some unnecessary unforced errors.

Adrian.
Aug 8th, 2011, 06:49 PM
2-6 3-6

2-6 0-6 - first 1st serve in this match was at *0-4 0-30, for me :haha:

joe87
Aug 8th, 2011, 07:02 PM
first 1st serve in this match was at *0-4 0-30, for me :haha:

:hysteric:

We should play a match against each other.
But my serve is improving slowly at least. In my last match I had like 30% first serve... and just one DF :worship: :lol:

Adrian.
Aug 8th, 2011, 07:03 PM
I had a new string and was about to fly to Egypt, so many things came together that day :haha:
Normally I have a 1st serve ratio around 60-70% ;)

Dani12
Aug 9th, 2011, 12:25 PM
Beat my hitting partner 6-2, 6-3. Unfortunately I start pushing in matches, the tension makes me...I can't seem to get over it...I could even count my stats in my head, 9 winners 8 UE :lol: On the plus side, I came to the net THREE WHOLE TIMES!! WOAH!

cloudseed
Aug 9th, 2011, 01:08 PM
Beat my hitting partner 6-2, 6-3. Unfortunately I start pushing in matches, the tension makes me...I can't seem to get over it...I could even count my stats in my head, 9 winners 8 UE :lol: On the plus side, I came to the net THREE WHOLE TIMES!! WOAH!

haha congrats!!! I get that too .... fuck my nerves. I was leading 5-1 in the first set, got nervous, feet felt like stumps, did not follow through, pushed the ball too short and damn lost the first set 7-5. Lost the second 6-3 :( against my friend.

Territory
Aug 13th, 2011, 06:58 AM
Played for the first time in a month and lost to a friend of mine 1-6 6-0 4-6 3-6. Weird scoreline, I know. I have this thing where I start hitting really well - I won 8 games in a row. I don't what happens after that and why I can't keep it going... :sad:

Still, it was a good match and I felt fit throughout. :)

So we had a rematch today and I was very happy with how I played. I won 6-2 6-4 6-4. I hit a ton of winners, my topspin backhand wasn't awful, and I didn't get wobbly when it at the close stages of the last two sets. :)

Bring on my next tournament! :lol:

Adrian.
Aug 13th, 2011, 08:38 AM
Tomorow my 7th tournament in this season :cheer:
Maybe I'll win the first time :cheer::oh:

Ivanovic2008
Aug 15th, 2011, 06:57 AM
Playing in a large tournament held in California with some nice prize money :)

Today I played my first two matches and won
2-6 7-5 6-2
A very ugly stupid match on my part but was able to save a MP at 6-2 5-4 and came back and my serve and FH started working. Against a pusher I should've beaten 6-2 6-2.

I won my second round
6-2 6-0,
Simple. Very nice Serves and FH's against a very weak opponent.

I got a great draw so far but tomorrow I get the number 1 seed,

I also lost in doubles
3-6 3-6.
Painful loss.

mac47
Aug 15th, 2011, 09:33 PM
Beat my friend 6-3, 6-3 today. I usually play against a different guy who is very fast and gets everything back. But today, I played someone new, and he had a hard, hard time with my lefty serve in the ad court. There were at least four times when he ran into the fence trying to get to it. And he told me later that my serve was really heavy even when it wasn't so fast. So that was nice.

joe87
Aug 17th, 2011, 08:28 PM
Played my next match today. I'm so exhausted, totally dead. :help:

Lost 3-6 4-6... had BP's to get to 3-1 and 5-4 in second set. :fiery:

But I have to count the positive things. Serve was pretty good. I even hit an ace :lol: And only 2 or 3 DF's :)
Also had some good forehands and lobs. :cool:

Next week I can finally play against my friend who was off for a few weeks. Very likely to get my first win. :bounce:

MarkNL
Aug 18th, 2011, 07:07 PM
Well Some weeks ago, I played against my brother. But we decided to only play 2 sets, no matter who won the first. In The first set my brother was up a break and served for the set at 4-5. He was broken by me and the set went to a tiebreak. In the tiebreak I saved a set point a 5-6 and then won it 6-8. The 2nd set I was up 2-0, but I choked and lost 5 games in a row. :( He won the second 3-6, but we just called it a draw :)

Ivanovic2008
Aug 21st, 2011, 11:51 AM
Weird match today and I won 1-6 6-1 6-1.

young_gunner913
Aug 21st, 2011, 12:13 PM
Lost yesterday to Mr.SerenaWilliams :rolleyes: 1-6, 0-6, 1-6.

After a GOAT break at love on his serve (hitting 2 ROS winners and a smash winner), I got injured on the change over and my game never recoverd. It's so sad that I had to be the one who suffered but I braved through the pain regardless of the outcome. It was a miracle I could play at all. :worship: Also, Mr.SW hit me with a ball during a change over when I wasn't looking (Serena/Jankovic 06 LA) and hit a serve when I wasn't even looking at the court (Sharapova/Peer 06 Zurich). :o

Mina Vagante
Aug 21st, 2011, 06:00 PM
Lost yesterday to Mr.SerenaWilliams :rolleyes: 1-6, 0-6, 1-6.

After a GOAT break at love on his serve (hitting 2 ROS winners and a smash winner), I got injured on the change over and my game never recoverd. It's so sad that I had to be the one who suffered but I braved through the pain regardless of the outcome. It was a miracle I could play at all. :worship: Also, Mr.SW hit me with a ball during a change over when I wasn't looking (Serena/Jankovic 06 LA) and hit a serve when I wasn't even looking at the court (Sharapova/Peer 06 Zurich). :o

You got injured on the change over ?! :spit: How ? :lol:

goat
Aug 21st, 2011, 10:58 PM
I got hit in the face with a ball yesterday. Practicing volleys against the wall...

That's my result.

Keegan
Aug 21st, 2011, 11:42 PM
6-0, 7-5. First bagel in a while. I haven't lost to any of my friends since 2009, so pretty pleased with that considering in 2009 I was being beaten by everyone, until I finally won a match.
Quite a funny match. My friend is normally really, really, really calm, like he's constantly in a meditative state. However, tennis gets him angry and he smashed his racquet several times haha. It was unusual.

young_gunner913
Aug 21st, 2011, 11:46 PM
You got injured on the change over ?! :spit: How ? :lol:

It was a joke. :lol: But actually, when I on the other side, when I tossed the ball up, the sun was glaring so bright I couldn't see at all and hit 3 DFs in a row. So he broke me right back at love. :o

Drake1980
Aug 22nd, 2011, 02:35 AM
Tough loss Matt! :hearts:

Inger67
Aug 22nd, 2011, 07:39 AM
Played a friend of mine today that is also pretty into tennis. In warm ups I was hitting the ball well but quickly was down a break and 0-3. I was calm though because I thought I was hitting the ball a lot better than him, just some stupid stupid points. Then won the next 12 of 13 games to win 6-3, 6-1. I had 7 aces in the match, most ever! I maybe get 1 or so on a normal day. Everything was working today, my serve, forehand, and even BH was better than normal :lol:

darrinbaker00
Aug 23rd, 2011, 04:34 AM
My first three-set win of the summer: 3-6, 7-5, 6-4. :woohoo: