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Geisha
Sep 26th, 2005, 10:40 PM
Here is a thread for all Junior Tennis Players to come post their results in tournaments and chat with other Juniors about their experiences as an aspiring tennis player. :)

Post anything you want about your development and let's make this a CHAT THREAD!
:bounce:

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Sep 26th, 2005, 10:46 PM
Is there really any here? That would be cool...

Geisha
Sep 26th, 2005, 10:52 PM
Is there really any here? That would be cool...

I know a whole bunch: 416_man, Daffodil, Jahrim, vwrules, myself.

I play in the U16 Division for the Ontario Tennis Association (OTA). I played four tournaments this year and had a 3-4 record (:()

Tournament 1
L. 6-7, 6-4, 3-6

Tournament 2
W. 6-2, 2-6, 7-5
L. 1-6, 7-6, 1-6

Tournament 3
W. 6-0, 6-3
L. 2-6, 1-6

Tournament 4
W. 6-0, 6-0
L. 2-6, 4-6

I also played a Club Singles tournament- there was only one match and it was the finals against my brother, which I lost. I will add it here:

Tournament 5
L. 6-4, 2-6, 0-6

I also played a Club Doubles tournament w/ my brother...We won it! :) Here are they now:

Tournament 6
W. 8-5
W. 8-0
W. 8-5

I also played a Men's Club Doubles tournament w/ my brother. The second loss was in a SF of a B-DRAW...I'll add it here:

Tournament 7
W. 6-4, 6-7, 6-3
L. 6-2, 1-6, 4-6
W. 6-0, 6-2
L. 4-6, 5-7

Jahrim and Daffodil also played a ton of tennis! :) They'll post some of their results here, I'm sure...

Geisha
Sep 26th, 2005, 11:16 PM
Anybody playing Indoors this year? My club opens Oct. 2

K-Dog
Sep 26th, 2005, 11:41 PM
I am playing and taking lessons right now during the fall indoors. I might enter a USTA tournament this winter, but I usually don't play tournaments, just high school. I am the captain of the Boy's Tennis Team at Franklin High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I am probably going to play singles 2 this year, my senior year. I don't mean to brag, but in our third season as a program we won 3 meets including a tie for first at conference, and put 6 of 7 courts through to sectionals. We finished 8-2 in conference play last year.

Our number 1 is a great player. I practiced with him quite a bit this summer. I want to find people to play outside of Wisconsin. Yeah, I like this thread. +Ernie- is quite a good player from what I hear as well.

TF Chipmunk
Sep 26th, 2005, 11:57 PM
My USTA record is nothing to be proud of :o

I've played in 3 tournaments in the last year, and I've lost 0-6 0-6 in the first round of every single one of them :o :tape:

It's not that I suck that much, it's just that I get nervous and I can't establish a rhythm :sad: I get to deuce and then CHOKE :fiery:

K-Dog
Sep 27th, 2005, 12:02 AM
My USTA record is nothing to be proud of :o

I've played in 3 tournaments in the last year, and I've lost 0-6 0-6 in the first round of every single one of them :o :tape:

It's not that I suck that much, it's just that I get nervous and I can't establish a rhythm :sad: I get to deuce and then CHOKE :fiery:

Ooo, that isn't good. Hey, it is USTA, don't put pressure on yourslef. Play for fun, not because you have to compete for a living.

Do you agree with the USTA ratings? I don't. I can beat players probably in the 5.0 range because I'm more mentally tough than most, but if i was rated, I'd be a 4.0.

TF Chipmunk
Sep 27th, 2005, 12:07 AM
Ooo, that isn't good. Hey, it is USTA, don't put pressure on yourslef. Play for fun, not because you have to compete for a living.

Do you agree with the USTA ratings? I don't. I can beat players probably in the 5.0 range because I'm more mentally tough than most, but if i was rated, I'd be a 4.0.
You mean the NPR something something whatever those letters are ratings? Like the ones with 4.5 5.0 5.5?

I don't really agree with them either...but it's more because I'm quite an inconsistent player :o One day I can be up there on the chart but the next I can be as bad as a 2.0 :o. Haha, no really, not THAT bad but you get my drift.

But yeah, I guess it's for fun...but I'd like to win..:o

Oh and I play city tournaments once or twice a year whenever they have them :D I never get far in the doubles :rolleyes: I suck at doubles, can't make it past round robin. Actually, can't even win a single game :o

But in singles, I got to the Quarterfinals before I had to play my teammate from school :fiery: It was such a tight tight match, I played my heart out, and I still lost...2-6 2-6 :o:rolleyes: I choke under pressure :sad: Meaning...I don't fair well when it is no-ad scoring :sad:

Boss monkey
Sep 27th, 2005, 12:24 AM
I played two tournaments this year they were both round robins
tournament #1
4-6 2-6
1-6 1-6
tournament #2
4-6 3-6
3-6 1-6
doubles
tournament #1
2-6 2-6
0-6 0-6
tournament #2
3-6 1-6 ( I this match was my first on of the tournament and like the 1 or second point of the match i sliped and accidentally fell in to the splits (I am very flexible) but the hole time my knee was on the ground and it burned of alot of the skin off my knee and could not run, and even now it hurts so bad even why i am just standing my knee statts to burn and have a giant scab over my knee and i should have won that tournament too but i could not move very well :sad: .
consolation doubles
0-6 0-6


Club tournament #1
first to win a set, first match pulled my leg so could not run :sad:.
5-7 L
4-6 L
1-6 L
6-0 W
6-0 W
Club tournament #2
0-6 1-6(# 3 seed)
Doubles
1-6 2-6
Club tournament #3
0-6 0-6 ( :tape: OMG every thing was going wrong in this match 10 of the games i had game point)

league matches
first to win a set
7-5 W
6-3 W
6-3 W
5-4 W
lesson touraments
first to win a set
0-6 L
1-6 L
2-6 L
0-6 L
0-4 L(ran out of time :p )

lesson touraments#2
8-1 W
2-8 L
weekly club tournament
first to seven games
1-7 L
5-7 L
6-7 L
7-3 W
2-7 L
7-4 W
2-7 L
0-7 L
7-6 W
4-7 L

Over all singles record 10-22 :o
Over all Doubles record 0-5(I have won Doubles league but i can not recall the results some thing like 23-33)

Geisha
Sep 27th, 2005, 01:43 AM
thatroxmysox, where do you live? Where do you play?

crazyroberto6767
Sep 27th, 2005, 02:14 AM
My summer was :mad:, I was definitely slumping. I just started in 16 and unders, and I'm starting to get better results. I play district sanctioned tournaments under the USTA.
First tournament of the fall *anything to get out of my horrendous summer*:
1st round: 6-2, 6-1
2nd round: 6-1, 6-2
Round of 16: 6-7(5-7), 4-6
I doublefaulted on match point :sad:, only double of the match. I was down 1-6 in the breaker before reeling off 4 straight points. Then I missed an easy backhand, my better shot. That match definitely hurt, but my opponent was quite good.
Second tournament:
1st round: 6-2,6-4
2nd round:1-6,6-4,7-5
This is probably the best match I've ever taken part in. I felt like Serena :lol:, because I saved *6* match points and came back from 2-5 in the final set.
Quarters:0-6,2-6
This was my second match of the day, after my marathon comeback. I was exhausted both mentally and physically. Of course, it didn't help that the kid I played is AMAZING. He probably would have beaten me fully fit anyways :).

Geisha
Sep 27th, 2005, 02:17 AM
CrazyRoberto, OMG! Some tough matches!

Boss monkey
Sep 27th, 2005, 02:36 AM
thatroxmysox, where do you live? Where do you play?
saskatchewan

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Sep 27th, 2005, 06:44 AM
ins't that a north province of Canada?

Geisha
Sep 27th, 2005, 10:23 PM
ins't that a north province of Canada?

No. There are no provinces to the NORTH of Canada, really. Only territories- Yukon, Northwest, and Nunavut territory. ;)

Saskatchewan is like...major country town.

Craigy
Sep 27th, 2005, 10:40 PM
I did ok :tape: this year.
tournament 1 -
SINGLES
W- 7/5 3/6 7/6 (4) (down 2/5 in 1st and 3rd set)
L - 0/6 0/6 - Number 1 in irealnd :p
DOUBLES
W/O
W- 0/6 6/4 7/5 (first time playing with my partner)
L- 0/6 3/6


Tournament 2 -
SINGLES
L - 4/6 4/6 :(
then I played in other rounds
W- 6/4 6/4
L- 1/6 1/6
DOUBLES
L- 2/6 2/6 - (fell 3 times on my ankle :sad: )

Tournament 3-
SINGLES-
W- 6/1 6/1
W- 6/4 6/3
W- 7/5 6/1
L- 3/6 1/6
DOUBLES-
W- 7/6 0/6 7/5 (3 hour match) (my kneww was heavily strapped as i fell hitting a smash :o )
L- 1/6 4/6

Tournament 4
SINGLES-
W- 7/5 6/4
L- 6/2 6/1
DOUBLES-
W- 6/1 7/5
L/ 1/6 3/6

Then I played for my club, It was best of 11 games each match.
1st Tie-
Singles - W- 6/4
Doubles- W- 7/4

2nd Tie-
Singles - L- 4/7 (broke a string)
Doubles- L- 5/6

3rd Tie-
Singles - W - 6/5
Doubles - L - 2/9 :tape:

4th Tie -
Singles - W - 6/5 ( Did a diving Volley, Burnt my knee and it was cut) (had to come back from 1/4)
Doubles - W - 7/4

5th Tie -
Singles - L - 1/10 (courts were crap)
Doubles - L - 5/6

6th Tie -
Singles - W - 7/4
Doubles - W - 6/5

I was playing in the under 17's league and we were runners up in our group. We were promoted to the Higher Division :)

Craigy
Sep 27th, 2005, 10:47 PM
Anybody playing Indoors this year? My club opens Oct. 2
I got to the final of my indoor tournament! :haha: don't know how!

Boss monkey
Sep 27th, 2005, 10:49 PM
No. There are no provinces to the NORTH of Canada, really. Only territories- Yukon, Northwest, and Nunavut territory. ;)

Saskatchewan is like...major country town.
so what if it is flat, you can see it all at once :p why did you want to know were i was from?

Geisha
Sep 27th, 2005, 11:45 PM
so what if it is flat, you can see it all at once :p why did you want to know were i was from?

Just wanted to see if you were rom Ontario, like me...:)

I believe JAHRIM played his high-school tennis tournament today. I can't wait to see how he did! :)

aNYthing
Sep 28th, 2005, 04:33 AM
okay guys, here is how I did: BTW, the names are the names of the schools I defeated.

R16:
Def. Mayfield 8-1

Quarter finals:
Def. Robert F. Hall 8-0

Semi Finals:
Def. St. Aquinas 8-4

Final:
Def. St. Francis Xavier 8-4

:woohoo: I qualified! Finally!

Going into this I was pretty confident, and then when I got there, I could feel that I would win, and I did! So I am very proud!

Maryamator
Sep 28th, 2005, 06:00 PM
i lost in the qurters of this tournament but that girl waz like 2 yearz older than me she waz twice me height and twice my weight! and damn i almost won the second set
i waz leading 5/4 in the second then she started playing the best game ever!
damn..
6/3 7/5 not bad.. i saved 2 match points;)

Craigy
Sep 28th, 2005, 06:21 PM
i lost in the qurters of this tournament but that girl waz like 2 yearz older than me she waz twice me height and twice my weight! and damn i almost won the second set
i waz leading 5/4 in the second then she started playing the best game ever!
damn..
6/3 7/5 not bad.. i saved 2 match points;)
Good try ;) :yeah:

Geisha
Sep 29th, 2005, 09:46 PM
okay guys, here is how I did: BTW, the names are the names of the schools I defeated.

R16:
Def. Mayfield 8-1

Quarter finals:
Def. Robert F. Hall 8-0

Semi Finals:
Def. St. Aquinas 8-4

Final:
Def. St. Francis Xavier 8-4

:woohoo: I qualified! Finally!

Going into this I was pretty confident, and then when I got there, I could feel that I would win, and I did! So I am very proud!

:worship: :worship: :worship:

I play on Wednesday!! :)

Geisha
Sep 30th, 2005, 12:18 AM
Any Canadians in Ontario playing Junior High School Tennis?

crazyroberto6767
Sep 30th, 2005, 03:06 AM
Canada has *Junior* High tennis? Wow, I wish we had that, I had to wait until high school to compete for my school :). Did you play yesterday or is it next Wednesday?

K-Dog
Sep 30th, 2005, 03:33 AM
Canada has *Junior* High tennis? Wow, I wish we had that, I had to wait until high school to compete for my school :). Did you play yesterday or is it next Wednesday?

Me too. It's odd that Canada, a nation where tennis isn't a HUGE sport, has junior high tennis. I would've loved that!!

ZAK
Sep 30th, 2005, 04:02 AM
I play high school tennis. The season doesn't start until March. I better make varsity this year, I was first alternate last year...

komorli
Sep 30th, 2005, 04:23 AM
I've never won a tourney. I always come close, but then never really able to play like myself in the finals. :shrug: I'm a 16 yr old 4.0 btw. Hopefully I'll move up to 4.5 by summer!

The last tournament I played was about 3 weeks ago and I lost in the second round to a girl that makes really really really bad calls....
At one point in the match she served but it was a let and it was really really obvious that it was a let, like it hit the net, then bounced about 2 ft in the air before it bounced in the box. I didn't bother to call it because it was so obvious and she said that the point should be hers because I didn't call it. It was soo obvious! I didn't bother to argue. :mad: oh well. I'll kick her @$$ one day! :devil:

aNYthing
Sep 30th, 2005, 08:01 PM
No, it's not Junior-High tennis, it's high school tennis at the junior level. Meaning, in their first two years of school...

!<blocparty>!
Sep 30th, 2005, 10:49 PM
!<bloc_party>! def. anniflava 6-0 6-0

Final:

!<bloc_party>! def. FEDERER. R (1) 6-0 6-1

:D

Geisha
Oct 1st, 2005, 12:22 AM
!<bloc_party>! def. anniflava 6-0 5-0 ret.

Final:

!<bloc_party>! def. FEDERER. R (1) 6-0 6-1

:D

Much better ^^^

*hingis_forever*
Oct 1st, 2005, 12:59 AM
I play in the U16 Texas section and have had an odd summer.

Tournament 1:
1: W 63 63
2: W 60 62
QF: W 46 62 64
SF: W 64 62
F: W 63 62

Tournament 2:
1: W: 76 63
QF: W: 62 64
SF: L 63 61

Tournament 3:

1: L 64 63
C1: L 63 64

Tournament 3:

1: L: 60 63
C1: L 60 76

Tournament 4:

1: L 61 61
C1: L 64 64

I have finally ended my losing streak thanks to my school tennis wher I play #1 singles. I won 62!
Overall this summer my record has been 8-7. The annoying thing is I feel like I could of won ALL of those matches even the ones I lost 60 63 and 61 61! :fiery:

Geisha
Oct 1st, 2005, 01:02 AM
I play in the U16 Texas section and have had an odd summer.

Tournament 1:
1: W 63 63
2: W 60 62
QF: W 46 62 64
SF: W 64 62
F: W 63 62

Tournament 2:
1: W: 76 63
QF: W: 62 64
SF: L 63 61

Tournament 3:

1: L 64 63
C1: L 63 64

Tournament 3:

1: L: 60 63
C1: L 60 76

Tournament 4:

1: L 61 61
C1: L 64 64

I have finally ended my losing streak thanks to my school tennis wher I play #1 singles. I won 62!
Overall this summer my record has been 8-7. The annoying thing is I feel like I could of won ALL of those matches even the ones I lost 60 63 and 61 61! :fiery:

At least you were able to win a tournament, right?

Do you have a coach?

What is your age?

*hingis_forever*
Oct 1st, 2005, 01:24 AM
At least you were able to win a tournament, right?

Do you have a coach?

What is your age?
I'm 16 and don't have an official coach although I have a few instructors. My main problem is that I just haven't been playing as much as I would like.I always seem to get a little lazy over the summer! LOL!

Geisha
Oct 1st, 2005, 02:13 AM
I'm 16 and don't have an official coach although I have a few instructors. My main problem is that I just haven't been playing as much as I would like.I always seem to get a little lazy over the summer! LOL!

The problem with me is that I have the opportunity to have a coach, but I don't want them because they are annoying. They coach Jahrim, though. Also, over the summer, I LOVE to play tennis, but as soon as September hits...

Geisha
Oct 2nd, 2005, 05:16 AM
Today, I went to the courts for the first time in like, two weeks. I played with Jahrim and Daffodil, and another friend of ours on green claycourts of Brampton, Canada.

Anywho, Jahrim and I played first and he beat me 6-3. In the second match, Daffodil lost to our other friend 7-5. Then, I played our other friend, and I lost 6-3. Then, Daffodil played Jahrim and lost 7-5. Then, Daffodil played our other friend again and won 6-1, then lost the third set 7-6, wasting nine matchpoints. I played Jahrim and won the next two sets 6-4, 6-4. The quality of tennis was okay quality but we'll play again tomorrow.

I hate the claycourts, though.

Darop.
Oct 2nd, 2005, 10:36 AM
Yay, I like this thread :D

Anyways, the italian tennis tour is open from February to September, and the ranking are pretty well organized considering other countries' systems.

Practically, there are 4 major ranking categories: A,B,C,D with A being the best.

Each of there contains 4 subcategories, symbolized by the number 1,2,3 and 4, 1 being the best. I know it doesn't make sense :p

But for example, if someone is ranked D1 it means he only needs a few more points to make it into the C league, and as soon as he gets into the C league he will start with the ranking of C4.

And the only points you get are bonus points, there are no round points.

Anyways, this year I started off as a D2, and I was really slumping in around february, but I was able to pick it up again during spring and summer and really did well, so now I'm ranked C4 :D

Which isn't too bad considering the only players that are in A series are the top 10 ranked in the country, so at the moment Volandri is A1 :p

Geisha
Oct 2nd, 2005, 04:16 PM
Very cool! I didn't know you where Italian!

In Ontario, Canada, the Men's League has four divisions also: A, B, C, O. "O" is OPEN and is the hardest one because EVERYBODY can play it. I'm in U16, so it doesn't work that way...

matthieu_tennis
Oct 2nd, 2005, 06:00 PM
me i never take lessons of tennis i played since 6 years i dont play during the winter and i won 2 tournament in my region in 3 years lol;)

matthieu_tennis
Oct 2nd, 2005, 06:01 PM
im 16 years old :) my first tournament i won 6-0 6-0 in the final lol :P
i played such a good match alot of winner of both side lol :)

Craigy
Oct 2nd, 2005, 06:06 PM
I won 2 matches today :)
1st match - 6/1 7/6 (saved set point at 3/5)
2nd match - 6/3 6/4 (was 2/4 down in 2nd set)

Geisha
Oct 2nd, 2005, 09:19 PM
I won 2 matches today :)
1st match - 6/1 7/6 (saved set point at 3/5)
2nd match - 6/3 6/4 (was 2/4 down in 2nd set)

Good job! :) I lost a set today 6-4. I'm playing the worst tennis ever...Literally. I don't know what to do. I have played very little recently, and I may be a little rusty, but I've forgotten how to serve. It is really horrible.

Craigy
Oct 2nd, 2005, 09:25 PM
Good job! :) I lost a set today 6-4. I'm playing the worst tennis ever...Literally. I don't know what to do. I have played very little recently, and I may be a little rusty, but I've forgotten how to serve. It is really horrible.
:sad: I went through that for 3 months last year.
It was really bad, i couldn't win 1 match. So i just got extra coaching and eventually i just started to play better again. :)

crazyroberto6767
Oct 3rd, 2005, 01:25 AM
I played another tournament over the weekend...
Round 1: 6-1,6-1
Round 2:6-3,6-2
Quarters:2-6,2-6
I played so bad. My forehand is so flawed, it's disgusting. The kid was a pusher :tape:, which doesn't match well with my high risk game. I'm seriously considering a two handed forehand :lol:, because if I can get my forehand anywhere near my backhand, I'll improve greatly. I'm going to hit with the ball machine tomorrow to hopefully fix my forehand *or just to release my anger :devil:*.

ZAK
Oct 3rd, 2005, 01:36 AM
My serve is sooo bad :o At practice today I don't know what was going on.

Geisha
Oct 3rd, 2005, 03:19 AM
I'm eager to hit the courts soon...I'm not even putting up a fight on claycourts. It is absolutely wretched...

Darop.
Oct 3rd, 2005, 06:45 AM
I finally start training again today :banana:

I'll tell you all how it went :p ;)

Maryamator
Oct 3rd, 2005, 05:25 PM
i broke my racket:o

Craigy
Oct 3rd, 2005, 05:38 PM
i broke my racket:o
:woohoo: You are listening to me now :) :lol:

Maryamator
Oct 3rd, 2005, 05:52 PM
You are listening to me now
yeah offcourse ur my couch:p

DuLeafs
Oct 3rd, 2005, 06:18 PM
i broke my racket:o

:rocker2: :p

aNYthing
Oct 3rd, 2005, 08:37 PM
Anniflava...you and Daff should go one day and just practice non-stop. I am sure if you just get one day where you are both hitting out, you will get it back.

Geisha
Oct 3rd, 2005, 08:46 PM
Anniflava...you and Daff should go one day and just practice non-stop. I am sure if you just get one day where you are both hitting out, you will get it back.

I think that is a good idea. I'm feeling pretty uncomfortable on the court- I mean, it is almost like...I don't even know what I'm doing. And it doesn't help that you and Mat are playing the best you've ever played.

Geisha
Oct 3rd, 2005, 08:47 PM
I finally start training again today :banana:

I'll tell you all how it went :p ;)

In Italia, it doesn't get too cold, does it? Do you play year-round?

I have my HIGH SCHOOL tournament on Wednesday...;)

Craigy
Oct 3rd, 2005, 08:58 PM
In Italia, it doesn't get too cold, does it? Do you play year-round?

I have my HIGH SCHOOL tournament on Wednesday...;)
:sad: why does everyone else's school do a tournament but mine :(

matthieu_tennis
Oct 3rd, 2005, 09:47 PM
in my school there are almost no tennis player :)

Geisha
Oct 4th, 2005, 12:13 AM
in my school there are almost no tennis player :)

Same. Five people tried out. And all of them made it! LOL!

Darop.
Oct 4th, 2005, 06:33 AM
In Italia, it doesn't get too cold, does it? Do you play year-round?

I have my HIGH SCHOOL tournament on Wednesday...;)

Well we can play outdoors in winter too even though it does get pretty cold anyways, but we usually play indoors.

Finally started training again yesterday, bout time :banana:

I felt so out of shape, I got tired after like 20 minutes :o

Geisha
Oct 4th, 2005, 10:19 PM
Well we can play outdoors in winter too even though it does get pretty cold anyways, but we usually play indoors.

Finally started training again yesterday, bout time :banana:

I felt so out of shape, I got tired after like 20 minutes :o

How cold can it get?

Craigy
Oct 4th, 2005, 10:38 PM
Well we can play outdoors in winter too even though it does get pretty cold anyways, but we usually play indoors.

Finally started training again yesterday, bout time :banana:

I felt so out of shape, I got tired after like 20 minutes :o
Don't Worry, you will get back into it soon :)
Me and my Doubles partenr won tonight.
6/4 6/4 :)
first time playing together for 3 months :yeah:

Darop.
Oct 5th, 2005, 06:19 AM
How cold can it get?

It CAN go to about a max of about, -7° C but that's very rare, it's usually around say, 7° C, so we just put on a sweater and play anyways if the courts that are indoors are already taken :p

Geisha
Oct 5th, 2005, 11:03 AM
It CAN go to about a max of about, -7° C but that's very rare, it's usually around say, 7° C, so we just put on a sweater and play anyways if the courts that are indoors are already taken :p
:tape: that's cold. But, I'll take it over the -10 in Canada. :rolleyes:

Anywho...I went to the courts with my brother today and we were just hitting out on the ball. I want to go one more time just to practice, before I get into the competitive mode again. :)

It is 6am right now and I have to leave in 20 minutes for school- I have my Tennis High School Meet today! :) Wish me luck...I want to see Jahrim at ROPSAA. :lick:

Maryamator
Oct 5th, 2005, 01:19 PM
:sad: why does everyone else's school do a tournament but mine :(
my skool too:sad:

aNYthing
Oct 5th, 2005, 03:01 PM
Goodluck Anniflava and Daff!!! :bounce: I know you guys will do well!

Just please don't embarrass everyone else, and let them get a couple of points :rolleyes: :p :lol:

Geisha
Oct 6th, 2005, 12:15 PM
Goodluck Anniflava and Daff!!! :bounce: I know you guys will do well!

Just please don't embarrass everyone else, and let them get a couple of points :rolleyes: :p :lol:

thanks! Well, Daffodil and I played the High School Tennis Tournament Qualifying for ROPSAA...Here are our scores:

1. 8-0
2. 8-0
3. 8-0
4. 8-0

No competition...Some players were good, but their partners sucked. LOL.

Geisha
Oct 7th, 2005, 08:44 PM
bump

Craigy
Oct 8th, 2005, 12:48 AM
Well Done :bigclap:

Geisha
Oct 8th, 2005, 04:14 AM
thanks!

Geisha
Oct 8th, 2005, 04:15 AM
Jahrim, how was Andrew? How did he play?

vw.
Oct 8th, 2005, 04:19 AM
hey y'all,
im starting my indoor tennis season at the end of october, on the 28th, playing the OAC U16 event... hope to do well there!!

It drives me insane though, how i practise and "train" on clay, and how theres NO junior tournaments whatsoever on it.. always hard..

what can ya do...

Geisha
Oct 8th, 2005, 05:11 AM
hey y'all,
im starting my indoor tennis season at the end of october, on the 28th, playing the OAC U16 event... hope to do well there!!

It drives me insane though, how i practise and "train" on clay, and how theres NO junior tournaments whatsoever on it.. always hard..

what can ya do...

vw, I'm almost ahead of you in the rankings! :) I'm not sure how good you are. You beat someone I lost to, but you lost to someone I thought stunk! So, I'm not sure what to think about you, yet...We need to play the same tournament one time and see if you play each other.

Also, Navratilova once said that you should train your player 75% on clay, 25% on everything else. I hate claycourts.

vw.
Oct 8th, 2005, 03:49 PM
vw, I'm almost ahead of you in the rankings! :) I'm not sure how good you are. You beat someone I lost to, but you lost to someone I thought stunk! So, I'm not sure what to think about you, yet...We need to play the same tournament one time and see if you play each other.

Also, Navratilova once said that you should train your player 75% on clay, 25% on everything else. I hate claycourts.
Hey, awesome! I guess I'm doing the right thing training on clay! :D

And WOW anni, you are REALLY close to me in the rankings! I think like 3 or 4 spots separate us!

Someday, we'll play... ;)

Geisha
Oct 8th, 2005, 04:10 PM
Hey, awesome! I guess I'm doing the right thing training on clay! :D

And WOW anni, you are REALLY close to me in the rankings! I think like 3 or 4 spots separate us!

Someday, we'll play... ;)

You should come to Brampton, to play in one of the Bramalea Cup tournaments! :) There are a whole bunch of them. You could also meet Daffodil and Jahrim!

K-Dog
Oct 8th, 2005, 04:31 PM
Does anyone know of any tournaments during the winter for the USTA? They need to be in the midwest area around Wisconsin, Minnesota, or Illinois. I need to get a USTA membership because I've been busy with everything else, but does anyone know of an singles tournaments in this area.

Darop.
Oct 8th, 2005, 04:58 PM
by the way, what racket does everyone use, and what strings/string tensions?

I use a Babolat Pure Control, the old model (Dani's old one)

Perfect for flat shots and topspin, simply awesome :hearts: I tried the newer version but it's just too light, and I can't keep my shots in court :confused:

I use Babolat ProHurricane strings (They last much longer and are so great :drool: ) and I usually string at 24 kg ;)

Darop.
Oct 8th, 2005, 05:01 PM
hey y'all,
im starting my indoor tennis season at the end of october, on the 28th, playing the OAC U16 event... hope to do well there!!

It drives me insane though, how i practise and "train" on clay, and how theres NO junior tournaments whatsoever on it.. always hard..

what can ya do...

Wow, in Italy, ALL tournaments are on clay :o

The only time we play on hardcourts is when we play under 16 team tournaments (davis cup format) and you get to select the surface...

Too bad, my favourite surface is hardcourt indoors...

Maryamator
Oct 8th, 2005, 05:33 PM
thanks! Well, Daffodil and I played the High School Tennis Tournament Qualifying for ROPSAA...Here are our scores:

1. 8-0
2. 8-0
3. 8-0
4. 8-0

No competition...Some players were good, but their partners sucked. LOL.
sorry im late for saying congrats. but congrats:):D

Maryamator
Oct 8th, 2005, 05:34 PM
Wow, in Italy, ALL tournaments are on clay

The only time we play on hardcourts is when we play under 16 team tournaments (davis cup format) and you get to select the surface...

Too bad, my favourite surface is hardcourt indoors...
we dont have clay courts here:sad: i think i can do pretty well on clay;)

Geisha
Oct 8th, 2005, 07:29 PM
sorry im late for saying congrats. but congrats:):D
thankS!

Geisha
Oct 9th, 2005, 03:16 PM
Jahrim, how was it FRIDAY night?

crazyroberto6767
Oct 9th, 2005, 09:27 PM
Does anyone know of any tournaments during the winter for the USTA? They need to be in the midwest area around Wisconsin, Minnesota, or Illinois. I need to get a USTA membership because I've been busy with everything else, but does anyone know of an singles tournaments in this area.
There's quite a few, I'm in that area too :). Check http://midwest.tournaments.usta.com/tournaments/Schedule/Search.aspx for tournaments.

vw.
Oct 9th, 2005, 09:48 PM
Wow, in Italy, ALL tournaments are on clay :o

The only time we play on hardcourts is when we play under 16 team tournaments (davis cup format) and you get to select the surface...

Too bad, my favourite surface is hardcourt indoors...
LUCKY!

If our tournaments were on clay, Im sure you'd have already heard about me by now ;) :p

Btw, My Equpiment stats:

I have three Wilson H Tours, (old racket Justine Henin and LIndsay Davenport endorsed), and I LOVE it. Awesome blend of control and power. Im thinking about getting a few N Tours, but I don't have the money for that right now... Maybe in 5 or 6 months...

As for strings, I use Wilson Stamina Syn Gut 16 at 58 lbs. :D

Craigy
Oct 9th, 2005, 10:01 PM
by the way, what racket does everyone use, and what strings/string tensions?

I use a Babolat Pure Control, the old model (Dani's old one)

Perfect for flat shots and topspin, simply awesome :hearts: I tried the newer version but it's just too light, and I can't keep my shots in court :confused:

I use Babolat ProHurricane strings (They last much longer and are so great :drool: ) and I usually string at 24 kg ;)
Well, I was using this racket. The Wilson H6 but I kinda broke it :o
http://atennisoutlet.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000002/H6OSlg.jpg
But I am getting a new racket soon. i'm getting this one :) used by the Bryan brothers.
http://av.warehousesports.com/tw/big/WNPRO-big.jpg

Geisha
Oct 9th, 2005, 10:50 PM
LUCKY!

If our tournaments were on clay, Im sure you'd have already heard about me by now ;) :p

Btw, My Equpiment stats:

I have three Wilson H Tours, (old racket Justine Henin and LIndsay Davenport endorsed), and I LOVE it. Awesome blend of control and power. Im thinking about getting a few N Tours, but I don't have the money for that right now... Maybe in 5 or 6 months...

As for strings, I use Wilson Stamina Syn Gut 16 at 58 lbs. :D

I use the Wilson N5 (red and white) and my back-up is my Wilson H6, both strung in the high 50s.

K-Dog
Oct 10th, 2005, 12:33 AM
There's quite a few, I'm in that area too :). Check http://midwest.tournaments.usta.com/tournaments/Schedule/Search.aspx for tournaments.

Cool, where are you from? I'm in the Milwaukee area (Wisconsin). Maybe we'll meet each other in a tournament... Idk, it's cool to hear that someone is from my area!!

I don't plan on entering too many, maybe just with guys from my team. i don't feel that I need tournament play to keep my game sharp, just a lot a practice and repetition. I hope to maybe play one singles and one doubles tournament during the winter.

K-Dog
Oct 10th, 2005, 12:42 AM
by the way, what racket does everyone use, and what strings/string tensions?

I use a Babolat Pure Control, the old model (Dani's old one)

Perfect for flat shots and topspin, simply awesome :hearts: I tried the newer version but it's just too light, and I can't keep my shots in court :confused:

I use Babolat ProHurricane strings (They last much longer and are so great :drool: ) and I usually string at 24 kg ;)

I am now just changing from the Head Liquidmetal Instinct to the Head FlexPoint 4. I string at 58-60 lbs. I use a combo of strings with prince (a hybrid type deal), but those might change too. My stringer is one of my good friends and our no.1 player on our tennis team. Today I demoed the Flexpoint 4 in drill group and it was defiantly better. The Instinct is designed for either counterpunchers or players that have a lot of racquet-head speed. The Flexpoint 4 is pretty stiff and I create the power I knew I had. I need the $ now, but I'm sure i'll fiigure out a way to get it. It is very similar to Venus' racquet. I can't play with Babolat (too much power, not enough feel).

crazyroberto6767
Oct 10th, 2005, 02:49 AM
Cool, where are you from? I'm in the Milwaukee area (Wisconsin). Maybe we'll meet each other in a tournament... Idk, it's cool to hear that someone is from my area!!

I don't plan on entering too many, maybe just with guys from my team. i don't feel that I need tournament play to keep my game sharp, just a lot a practice and repetition. I hope to maybe play one singles and one doubles tournament during the winter.
I'm in the Chicago area. :) I need tournament play to keep sharp, because I don't practice nearly enough.

K-Dog
Oct 10th, 2005, 03:30 AM
I'm in the Chicago area. :) I need tournament play to keep sharp, because I don't practice nearly enough.

Chicago, I LUV CHICAGO!! I go down there quite a bit. NikeTown is my favorite place. Plus Heaven On Seven is the best cajun restaurant near me, besides a place called crawdaddy's. I only need practice to keep sharp because I've been through match play throughout my whole life. I played volleyball since 5th grade, and club volleyball from 8th thru sophomore year. The mental toughness is quite the same and volleyball has helped me with tight situations

Practice gets me in a groove and I have quite a bit of experience winning that it doesn't bother me with match play. I know what to do and what I need to do to win.

Enough about me, how old are u? It would cool to play someone from this board. I'm in the 18's age group.

Geisha
Oct 10th, 2005, 03:36 AM
I saw 416_man one time at the Rogers Cup and it was so weird. I don't think I could play with someone from the board. Hehe.

vw.
Oct 10th, 2005, 03:39 AM
I saw 416_man one time at the Rogers Cup and it was so weird. I don't think I could play with someone from the board. Hehe.
There goes our chances of seeeing whos better ;) :p

Geisha
Oct 10th, 2005, 03:42 AM
There goes our chances of seeeing whos better ;) :p

I know I'm better.

But, we'd play in TOURNAMENTS, not just go out for a hit.

Geisha
Oct 10th, 2005, 03:43 AM
Do you know what's going on w/ FWTL?

aNYthing
Oct 10th, 2005, 03:21 PM
VWrules, what is your ranking?

Geisha
Oct 10th, 2005, 03:22 PM
VWrules, what is your ranking?

He's THREE higher than me.

crazyroberto6767
Oct 10th, 2005, 05:07 PM
Chicago, I LUV CHICAGO!! I go down there quite a bit. NikeTown is my favorite place. Plus Heaven On Seven is the best cajun restaurant near me, besides a place called crawdaddy's. I only need practice to keep sharp because I've been through match play throughout my whole life. I played volleyball since 5th grade, and club volleyball from 8th thru sophomore year. The mental toughness is quite the same and volleyball has helped me with tight situations

Practice gets me in a groove and I have quite a bit of experience winning that it doesn't bother me with match play. I know what to do and what I need to do to win.

Enough about me, how old are u? It would cool to play someone from this board. I'm in the 18's age group.
Chicago is amazing :). I'm in the 16's age group, but I play up quite a bit.

Craigy
Oct 16th, 2005, 06:00 PM
:woohoo:
I was playing this weekend at my club.
On Saturday I won 7/6
Today I won 6/1 6/1 :speakles:
:)