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alltennis69
May 14th, 2003, 03:14 PM
still need to get move emotive icons in my posts... taking the quick and easy way for now... :)...thanks for the reference on the icons though graham...

chapel
May 14th, 2003, 03:15 PM
:(( Boo Hoo...i have so few rep points...even though i have been a good boy...and posted quite a few insightful post ( as per my comarades)...and Dani pix....

traveled all the way to Berlin to post Dani Pix on Cocktail Party and only points from Graham and Beauty :). Thanks Gh and Beauty... :)...better than nothing i guess.

allt.

i remember i gave you some rep points for the pics!

beauty_is_pink
May 14th, 2003, 03:16 PM
:(( Boo Hoo...i have so few rep points...even though i have been a good boy...and posted quite a few insightful post ( as per my comarades)...and Dani pix....

traveled all the way to Berlin to post Dani Pix on Cocktail Party and only points from Graham and Beauty :). Thanks Gh and Beauty... :)...better than nothing i guess.

allt.


:wavey: anytime allten! i dont give points alot cause im lazy.. and my comp loades VERY slowly...

and besides.. there is no point to rep points.. jus green boxes...


tho it does look super cool :rolleyes:

alltennis69
May 14th, 2003, 03:17 PM
Boo hoo hoo....,,,, (tears)...still want more rep points...:).

thks, Chapel.

beauty_is_pink
May 14th, 2003, 03:18 PM
Thanks moogie :wavey:

183 points... lol


SCCOOORREE!

chapel
May 14th, 2003, 03:24 PM
Boo hoo hoo....,,,, (tears)...still want more rep points...:).

thks, Chapel.

in your case it shouldn't matter....you got your rep points disabled anyway.


oh shit! i didn't give rep points did i? .....coz i gave too many rep points in 24 hours that day. but i swear i wanted to give you rep points.......anyway.......there.......better late than never, right?

beauty_is_pink
May 14th, 2003, 03:30 PM
in your case it shouldn't matter....you got your rep points disabled anyway.


oh shit! i didn't give rep points did i? .....coz i gave too many rep points in 24 hours that day. but i swear i wanted to give you rep points.......anyway.......there.......better late than never, right?


great going chap.. you made the poor guy cry... lol :rolleyes:

alltennis69
May 14th, 2003, 03:31 PM
in your case it shouldn't matter....you got your rep points disabled anyway.


oh shit! i didn't give rep points did i? .....coz i gave too many rep points in 24 hours that day. but i swear i wanted to give you rep points.......anyway.......there.......better late than never, right?


thanks, i will enable it....

chapel
May 14th, 2003, 03:32 PM
great going chap.. you made the poor guy cry... lol :rolleyes:

what is he 7? like i said, i wanted give him rep points they just wouldn't let me that day.....then i forgot about it.

beauty_is_pink
May 14th, 2003, 03:34 PM
what is he 7? like i said, i wanted give him rep points they just wouldn't let me that day.....then i forgot about it.


like i said: lol

jeezzzzz...

beauty_is_pink
May 14th, 2003, 03:52 PM
http://wtatour.com/assets/story_image/HantuchovaCtside051403.jpg


picture after match aginst Magui Serna which Daniela WON!!!

yay! :bounce:



it says that Daniela was given a stuff animal by a fan.. hehe :p

alltennis69
May 14th, 2003, 03:58 PM
Question: Why is beauty....pink.?

gorecki
May 14th, 2003, 03:58 PM
:worship: beauty_is_pink

:worship: Dani :hearts:

alltennis69
May 14th, 2003, 04:01 PM
http://wtatour.com/assets/story_image/HantuchovaCtside051403.jpg


picture after match aginst Magui Serna which Daniela WON!!!

yay! :bounce:



it says that Daniela was given a stuff animal by a fan.. hehe :p



WOW!!!!!:) :)....is it me or does look better with each picture and the more close up the better....:)....

GrahamD
May 14th, 2003, 04:08 PM
http://wtatour.com/assets/story_image/HantuchovaCtside051403.jpg
it says that Daniela was given a stuff animal by a fan.. hehe :p

...and she can have this from another fan...http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung/liebe/love-smiley-001.gif

gorecki
May 14th, 2003, 04:15 PM
Graham: you should ask Daniela for your B-Day gift ;)

alltennis69
May 14th, 2003, 04:18 PM
Graham,.....gettin a bit 'sloppy' there with all those kisses arent you...lol....oh well..guess its your birthday.

alltennis69
May 14th, 2003, 04:22 PM
Conchita won...Dani plays her next.

GrahamD
May 14th, 2003, 04:25 PM
Graham,.....gettin a bit 'sloppy' there with all those kisses arent you...lol....oh well..guess its your birthday.

Not until tomorrow, but I'm celebrating early, 1, because our princess won today and 2, because it's my wifes birthday today!! LOL!! Don't tell her though that I've sent more kisses to Dani than my missus!! :angel:

As for asking Dani for one in return - yeh right, in my dreams!!LOL!! :lick:

alltennis69
May 14th, 2003, 04:30 PM
Dani's 2nd round match in Rome...
http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/photo?slug=1052927121italian_open_xms101&prov=ap

¤CharlDa¤
May 14th, 2003, 04:43 PM
COngrats Dani :bounce: :worship:

moogle san
May 14th, 2003, 05:23 PM
WOW!!!!!:) :)....is it me or does look better with each picture and the more close up the better....:)....

that's what I was thinking :wavey:
her looks are just :worship:, especially when she won :bounce:



Graham, send some b-day wishes to your missus from me :wavey:

... just to make sure that you don't forget completely about your family life while hanging around with our unmarried pack here :rolleyes: ;)

Gert
May 14th, 2003, 05:41 PM
Don't tell me that's the only pic left availible, c'mon there are more pics. Please download them here.
Btw thanks.

Gert

GrahamD
May 14th, 2003, 05:41 PM
Graham, send some b-day wishes to your missus from me :wavey:


Thanks, will do. :wavey:

HantuchovaSweFan
May 14th, 2003, 06:34 PM
Centrale
Ore 13: :worship: Hantuchova :worship: vs Martinez
a seguire: Petrova vs Capriati
a seguire: Mauresmo vs Pistolesi

Pallacorda
Ore 21.00: Tarabini/Vis o Bartoli/Matevzic vs Krizan/Srebotnik
TBA Ruano Pascual/Suarez vs :worship: Hantuchova :worship: /Rubin

http://wwwi.reuters.com/images/2003-05-14T192025Z_01_ROM206D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS.jpg

and the last pic in a higher resolution attached :D

fan22
May 14th, 2003, 06:37 PM
anyone keeping count of the # of TBs she's won this year?

A quick glance of
http://perlhth.tripod.com/cgi-bin/wta.pl?p1=953&p2=2003

makes it look like our hero is 8 wins and 2 losses (to davenport and Zuluaga in Australia) in Tiebreaks this year prior to today...so I guess she's now 9 and 2

Pretty damn good if you ask me.


------------------
Also...thanks Pinky for the advice on rep points...I had no idea about them, I gave AT69 a few for his berlin pics (I think I did??)
f22

HantuchovaSweFan
May 14th, 2003, 06:59 PM
Don't tell me that's the only pic left availible, c'mon there are more pics. Please download them here.
Btw thanks.

Gert

Hi! I don't understand what you mean? where can you find more pics?

beauty_is_pink
May 14th, 2003, 08:11 PM
Question: Why is beauty....pink.?


hahaha no.. it doesnt mean it LITERALLY... lol obviously..

but.. um.. i dont know! i jus thought of it one day.. cause i needed a sign in name.. and my friend's name was: suicide is pink.. and then i thought.. hmm why not beauty_is_pink?! and the VOILA! here it is today!

hha ahaha GOod Question allten! lol

beauty_is_pink
May 14th, 2003, 08:12 PM
...and she can have this from another fan...http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung/liebe/love-smiley-001.gif


someone.. splash water on him please? lol jokes.

GrahamD
May 14th, 2003, 08:24 PM
hahaha no.. it doesnt mean it LITERALLY... lol obviously..

but.. um.. i dont know! i jus thought of it one day.. cause i needed a sign in name.. and my friend's name was: suicide is pink.. and then i thought.. hmm why not beauty_is_pink?! and the VOILA! here it is today!

hha ahaha GOod Question allten! lol

I always thought it was because Dani wore pink shorts, and what could be more beautiful than Dani's pink shorts? ;) :drool: :lick:

More water here please!! :p

beauty_is_pink
May 14th, 2003, 08:28 PM
I always thought it was because Dani wore pink shorts, and what could be more beautiful than Dani's pink shorts? ;) :drool: :lick:

More water here please!! :p


*looks at her chest* okay i got boobs... close one... :eek: wooooo

did u forget that i was a girl????????????????????????????????????????? :confused:

chapel
May 14th, 2003, 08:30 PM
I always thought it was because Dani wore pink shorts, and what could be more beautiful than Dani's pink shorts? ;) :drool: :lick:

More water here please!! :p

okay, now that's cross dressing, man!




.......count down till your birthday?

beauty_is_pink
May 14th, 2003, 08:36 PM
http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung/party/party-smiley-015.gif
*ahem* http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung/musik/music-smiley-017.gifHAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY DEAR GRAHAAAMMMM and Mrs. GRAHAM!!!! HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung/musik/music-smiley-017.gif *ahem*

i'm done... http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung/aetsch/cheeky-smiley-023.gif

http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung/party/party-smiley-020.gif
NOW LETS PARTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung/party/party-smiley-003.gif

chapel
May 14th, 2003, 08:38 PM
http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung/party/party-smiley-015.gif
*ahem* HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY DEAR GRAHAAAMMMM and Mrs. GRAHAM!!!! HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *ahem*

i'm done... http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung/aetsch/cheeky-smiley-023.gif

http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung/party/party-smiley-020.gif
NOW LETS PARTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung/party/party-smiley-003.gif


the beer! where is the beer?

beauty_is_pink
May 14th, 2003, 08:41 PM
the beer! where is the beer?



http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung/ernaehrung/food-smiley-005.gif

http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung/ernaehrung/food-smiley-012.gif

http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung/ernaehrung/food-smiley-019.gif

http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung/ernaehrung/food-smiley-004.gif

CHEERS! to Graham and Mrs. Graham.. Geting ONE year older :bounce:

lee station
May 14th, 2003, 08:45 PM
:worship: :worship: :worship:

Centrale
Ore 13: :worship: Hantuchova :worship: vs Martinez
a seguire: Petrova vs Capriati
a seguire: Mauresmo vs Pistolesi

Pallacorda
Ore 21.00: Tarabini/Vis o Bartoli/Matevzic vs Krizan/Srebotnik
TBA Ruano Pascual/Suarez vs :worship: Hantuchova :worship: /Rubin

http://wwwi.reuters.com/images/2003-05-14T192025Z_01_ROM206D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS.jpg

and the last pic in a higher resolution attached :D

alltennis69
May 14th, 2003, 08:55 PM
hahaha no.. it doesnt mean it LITERALLY... lol obviously..

but.. um.. i dont know! i jus thought of it one day.. cause i needed a sign in name.. and my friend's name was: suicide is pink.. and then i thought.. hmm why not beauty_is_pink?! and the VOILA! here it is today!

hha ahaha GOod Question allten! lol

'suicide is pink'....well now, that's even more logical :)

beauty_is_pink
May 14th, 2003, 08:56 PM
'suicide is pink'....well now, that's even more logical :)


um.. yeh shes a freak..

ignore that part about her nickname...!!! :rolleyes: lol

chapel
May 14th, 2003, 09:02 PM
so why alltennis69?

No Doubt
May 14th, 2003, 09:03 PM
um.. yeh shes a freak..

ignore that part about her nickname...!!! :rolleyes: lol

:wavey:
'suicide is pink' - lol, thats funny, its irony isn't it? :confused: Ohh, i do A level english and i don't even bloody know! *wacks self on head with nearest hard object*....which happens to be a hammer!!! (not good!)

*lies dead on floor with hammer shaped hole in head*

beauty_is_pink
May 14th, 2003, 09:04 PM
so why alltennis69?


im more interested in why you chose the number: 69....

beauty_is_pink
May 14th, 2003, 09:06 PM
:wavey:
'suicide is pink' - lol, thats funny, its irony isn't it? :confused: Ohh, i do A level english and i don't even bloody know! *wacks self on head with nearest hard object*....which happens to be a hammer!!! (not good!)

*lies dead on floor with hammer shaped hole in head*


um.. thats NOT good... 911!!!!!!!!!!1
uh... irony............................................. ..........?
she doesnt mean it literally!

haha No Doubt FINALLY posted! after HOURSE of being on the fourm today.///... :rolleyes: we dont bite ya kno.. :rolleyes:

daniela's necklace
May 14th, 2003, 09:06 PM
you gots a hot jelena in your avatar :angel:

No Doubt
May 14th, 2003, 09:15 PM
um.. thats NOT good... 911!!!!!!!!!!1
uh... irony............................................. ..........?
she doesnt mean it literally!

haha No Doubt FINALLY posted! after HOURSE of being on the fourm today.///... :rolleyes: we dont bite ya kno.. :rolleyes:

lol, yer, afraid i gotta total lack of things to say today, brain freeeeeze!!! (you have no idea how long it has taken me to write this post, lol, my brain is dead or seriously injured and calling for help...not sure which!!)

beauty_is_pink
May 14th, 2003, 09:18 PM
lol, yer, afraid i gotta total lack of things to say today, brain freeeeeze!!! (you have no idea how long it has taken me to write this post, lol, my brain is dead or seriously injured and calling for help...not sure which!!)


yay im not the only slow one! :wavey: lol

GrahamD
May 14th, 2003, 09:27 PM
http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung/party/party-smiley-015.gif
*ahem* http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung/musik/music-smiley-017.gifHAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY DEAR GRAHAAAMMMM and Mrs. GRAHAM!!!! HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung/musik/music-smiley-017.gif *ahem*

i'm done... http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung/aetsch/cheeky-smiley-023.gif

http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung/party/party-smiley-020.gif
NOW LETS PARTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung/party/party-smiley-003.gif

Aaah, gee, thanks, that's sooo nice - I'm filling up!! Evelyn says thank you too!!

:kiss:

beauty_is_pink
May 14th, 2003, 09:29 PM
Aaah, gee, thanks, that's sooo nice - I'm filling up!! Evelyn says thank you too!!

:kiss:



ANYTIME GRAHAM AND MRS.GRAHAM! :wavey:


and im hoping that Evelyn is your wife......... :p

chapel
May 14th, 2003, 09:31 PM
Aaah, gee, thanks, that's sooo nice - I'm filling up!! Evelyn says thank you too!!

:kiss:

happy 21st ...yeah right birthday! :wavey: :bounce:

beauty_is_pink
May 14th, 2003, 09:32 PM
happy 21st ...yeah right birthday! :wavey: :bounce:


are you going to tell us how old you're turning Graham-ie boy?????????? :wavey:

GrahamD
May 14th, 2003, 09:34 PM
are you going to tell us how old you're turning Graham-ie boy?????????? :wavey:

Yep, I made a promise some time ago that I'd tell you when Dani wins her next tournament, and I'm sticking to that promise. ;) :p

beauty_is_pink
May 14th, 2003, 09:35 PM
Yep, I made a promise some time ago that I'd tell you when Dani wins her next tournament, and I'm sticking to that promise. ;) :p


no.. i dont like this game!!!!!!!!!!!


how about i tell you my age.. and then u say yours.. or everyone tells each other so that way its ALL fair...!

GrahamD
May 14th, 2003, 09:35 PM
happy 21st ...yeah right birthday! :wavey: :bounce:

Well, you know that my daughter is 10, so I'm gonna be at least, errmm, 26!!!!!! :p

daniela's necklace
May 14th, 2003, 09:35 PM
lets hope it's quite soon, we wanna know your age now!!! :devil: (we also want danny to win, of course :angel: )

No Doubt
May 14th, 2003, 09:36 PM
Im telling you Graham you dont look a day over 70!....a day over 60 maybe....but definitely not 70!! ;) lol....i jk of course! :)


:devil:

GrahamD
May 14th, 2003, 09:36 PM
no.. i dont like this game!!!!!!!!!!!


how about i tell you my age.. and then u say yours.. or everyone tells each other so that way its ALL fair...!

Iknow how old you are, you told us all last week!! LOL!! :rolleyes:

beauty_is_pink
May 14th, 2003, 09:38 PM
Iknow how old you are, you told us all last week!! LOL!! :rolleyes:


i so did not.. i dont remember sayin anything.. i may have hinted tho!

but still i may be young but NOT THAT young.. im sure there is somone else younger than me! [moogie.. lol jokes]

we all tell our age then!

chapel
May 14th, 2003, 09:38 PM
no.. i dont like this game!!!!!!!!!!!


how about i tell you my age.. and then u say yours.. or everyone tells each other so that way its ALL fair...!

you already said your age in some other thread. you said you're 16!

beauty_is_pink
May 14th, 2003, 09:39 PM
you already said your age in some other thread. you said you're 16!


grash darnit!


damn... i lost my end of the deal...


come one everyone! how old are you guys????

daniela's necklace
May 14th, 2003, 09:40 PM
dont worry beauty_is_pink I'm 20 but I'm still 15 somewhere in my mind ;)

chapel
May 14th, 2003, 09:41 PM
i so did not.. i dont remember sayin anything.. i may have hinted tho!

but still i may be young but NOT THAT young.. im sure there is somone else younger than me! [moogie.. lol jokes]

we all tell our age then!

i'll start! i'm 10! i'm a whiz kid!

beauty_is_pink
May 14th, 2003, 09:42 PM
dont worry beauty_is_pink I'm 20 but I'm still 15 somewhere in my mind ;)


Thanks for telling us your age Dani's Necklace :wavey:

seee.. that wasnt difficult..

my age is the best.. not too young not too old... well.. maybe being 20 is a lot better.. people treat me like a damn 2yr old :rolleyes: !

No Doubt
May 14th, 2003, 09:44 PM
Ok, seeing as everyone else seems to be telling i might as well say how old i am!.....however the idea of being secretive is kinda cool!!

daniela's necklace
May 14th, 2003, 09:47 PM
trust me, you dont wanna get to 20, it sucks

I would like to trade ages w/someone if I could hehehe :sad:

beauty_is_pink
May 14th, 2003, 09:47 PM
Ok, seeing as everyone else seems to be telling i might as well say how old i am!.....however the idea of being secretive is kinda cool!!


no.. it IS NOT fun!!!! now spill it!


haha

doubt-ie got your msg.. i wrote back..

beauty_is_pink
May 14th, 2003, 09:48 PM
trust me, you dont wanna get to 20, it sucks

I would like to trade ages w/someone if I could hehehe :sad:


are you crazy?! 20 is the coolest! you dont wanna be 15, people treat you as a KID.. *ahem* :rolleyes:


50+ you too wrinkly to even move!

No Doubt
May 14th, 2003, 09:49 PM
yer got ur message pinky!! :)

Ok, I'm 16.....17 in august!!!

chapel
May 14th, 2003, 09:49 PM
trust me, you dont wanna get to 20, it sucks

I would like to trade ages w/someone if I could hehehe :sad:

trade for a 21?

GrahamD
May 14th, 2003, 09:49 PM
trust me, you dont wanna get to 20, it sucks

I would like to trade ages w/someone if I could hehehe :sad:

I can't remember that far back!!!!! ROFL!!!!!

daniela's necklace
May 14th, 2003, 09:51 PM
arent most of you in your 20's? Danny's got herself some young aged fiends :devil:

GrahamD
May 14th, 2003, 10:07 PM
wtaworld just crashed on me - I got this scary message -
Fatal error: Call to undefined function: doheaders() in /home/wtaworld/www/global.php on line 48

Anyone else have this problem?

No Doubt
May 14th, 2003, 10:08 PM
Please say im not the only one who just had serious probs accessing wtaworld??

daniela's necklace
May 14th, 2003, 10:08 PM
let that be a lesson, we should have a backup "cocktail party" for emergencies like this :sad:

No Doubt
May 14th, 2003, 10:09 PM
i almost cryed.....and died!!

GrahamD
May 14th, 2003, 10:11 PM
i almost cryed.....and died!!


Aaah *hugs* for No-D - it's alright now - we all got that scary message but we're all back together again :p :cool:

Tarsius
May 14th, 2003, 10:55 PM
Next up is Conchita Martinez. Very, very good on clay, and regardless of form has been winning. Last time they met Daniela beat her at a three-set squeaker at the Fed Cup.

Again, if all things are normal there should be no reason why Daniela cant pull that off again. GO HANTUCHOVA!!

chapel
May 14th, 2003, 11:05 PM
10........9...........8..........7.............6.. ............5..............4..............3....... ..............2..................1


Happy Birthday Graham!

Tarsius
May 14th, 2003, 11:13 PM
Is it Mr D's B'day?

Happy B'day man. :)

lee station
May 14th, 2003, 11:31 PM
Next up is Conchita Martinez. Very, very good on clay, and regardless of form has been winning. Last time they met Daniela beat her at a three-set squeaker at the Fed Cup.

Again, if all things are normal there should be no reason why Daniela cant pull that off again. GO HANTUCHOVA!!
Ahh can't wait to see em play again!!!!!!!!!!!!
Go Dani!!!!!! And Happy Birthday Graham!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :wavey:

joegerardi
May 14th, 2003, 11:48 PM
are you crazy?! 20 is the coolest! you dont wanna be 15, people treat you as a KID.. *ahem* :rolleyes:


50+ you too wrinkly to even move!

Careful, now, Pinky. I'm only 4 years away from 50!

..Joe

Gert
May 15th, 2003, 12:51 AM
Okay, a little bit late but thanks for the pics.

Gert

~|Naomi|~
May 15th, 2003, 01:33 AM
Well Done Dani, nice fight against Serna, who has been playing very well, I'm sure she'll beat Martinez.

I told you all Rome was a turning point.

Good Luck to Dani for her next match :)

Tarsius
May 15th, 2003, 01:50 AM
On Conchita: Still very capable of winning as she had shown of late and one of the best Clay court players in the tour. On Head to Head, its 1-1 with Daniela winning in the Fed Cup last year and Martinez winning in Roland Garros in 2001. It could be noteworthy that the scores in both matches show some very hard fought matches so Im expecting this one to go down the wire.... with Dani winning of course:bounce:

If Daniela comes out with her "A" game, there's no reason why she can't pull this off without a hitch.

gorecki
May 15th, 2003, 02:36 AM
Come On Daniela! Win this in 2 TB sets! :bounce:

:bounce: Happy B-day G-Man! :bounce:

gorecki
May 15th, 2003, 02:42 AM
http://wwwi.reuters.com/images/2003-05-14T192025Z_01_ROM206D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS.jpg

:hearts:

gdmirou
May 15th, 2003, 07:05 AM
congratulations on your 1000th graham. good job!!!

GrahamD
May 15th, 2003, 08:48 AM
Gee, thank you very much everybody, what a lovely surprise. This is definately the BEST party in the world. :bounce: :worship:

:wavey:

HantuchovaSweFan
May 15th, 2003, 09:33 AM
Happy B-day Graham!! :D

http://www.federtennis.it/news/_upload/_upload/pop_hantuchovaF3FD7321%20copia.jpg

gorecki
May 15th, 2003, 09:58 AM
Gee, thank you very much everybody, what a lovely surprise. This is definately the BEST party in the world. :bounce: :worship:

:wavey:
It's the Cocktail Party afterall... ;) :bounce:

HantuchovaSweFan
May 15th, 2003, 10:19 AM
Im off to school now!!! But cheer for me plz!! :D
C'mon /D/A/N/I/E/L/A/ !!

gorecki
May 15th, 2003, 10:51 AM
almost time to prepare for Dani's match against Conchita... :bounce:

joegerardi
May 15th, 2003, 10:59 AM
Cheer her on for me, mates. I'm off to my last day of coach's training, and I gave myself a special little gift for my vacation: I'm taking a lesson with a former #49 on the ATP tour - Richard Matuszewski - to make my backhand more of a weapon, and generally look over my game.

Early cheers to Dani in today's match.

..Joe

lee station
May 15th, 2003, 11:08 AM
I hope this will be an splendid match..... can't wait can't wait!!!!!!

GrahamD
May 15th, 2003, 11:21 AM
Dani got broke in the first game with 2 DF's :( Pffftt :(

gorecki
May 15th, 2003, 11:29 AM
0-3* :mad:

Fight Dani Fight!!!

GrahamD
May 15th, 2003, 11:30 AM
Dani got broke in the first game with 2 DF's :( Pffftt :(


Errmm, wakey. wakey 0-3 :mad:

gorecki
May 15th, 2003, 11:31 AM
Get one of the breaks back Dani! Break Conchi! :mad:

GrahamD
May 15th, 2003, 11:35 AM
Get one of the breaks back Dani! Break Conchi! :mad:

Hello??? Anyone home?? 0-4 :mad: :eek: :(

gorecki
May 15th, 2003, 11:35 AM
:mad: another slow start from Dani...

Fight Daniela! Hold your serve!!!

~|Naomi|~
May 15th, 2003, 11:35 AM
Come On Dani, fight girl, break Martinez :mad:

~|Naomi|~
May 15th, 2003, 11:37 AM
Come On Dani wake up girl :fiery:

gorecki
May 15th, 2003, 11:37 AM
1-4*

i get the feeling a first set TB's about to take place... :angel:

GrahamD
May 15th, 2003, 11:37 AM
Come On Dani, fight girl, break Martinez :mad:

1-4 - I think she had too much of a good time dancing last night!! ;)

gorecki
May 15th, 2003, 11:43 AM
1-4 - I think she had too much of a good time dancing last night!! ;)
:p

*2-4 she got one break back! ;) :bounce:

come on now Dani! Hold your serve!!!

~|Naomi|~
May 15th, 2003, 11:43 AM
Come On Dani :bounce:

GrahamD
May 15th, 2003, 11:44 AM
2-4 :D One break back, one more to go. C'mon :bounce: :bounce:

GrahamD
May 15th, 2003, 11:46 AM
:( :sad: 2-5 Dani has lost all 3 of her service games :( Seems like her serve has gone astray :mad: :sad:

gorecki
May 15th, 2003, 11:47 AM
:mad:

2-5*

Wake Up Daniela!!! :mad:
Stop dreaming about Graham! ;)

~|Naomi|~
May 15th, 2003, 11:48 AM
:( :sad: 2-5 Dani has lost all 3 of her service games :( Seems like her serve has gone astray :mad: :sad:


:sad: :sad: :sad:

gorecki
May 15th, 2003, 11:50 AM
Conchi serving...

15-0
15-15
15-30 Yes! Come on Dani!!! Get the break points!
15-40 2 BPs!!! Come on Dani!!! Take it!!!

GrahamD
May 15th, 2003, 11:51 AM
Conchi serving...

15-0
15-15
15-30 Yes! Come on Dani!!! Get the break points!
15-40 2 BPs!!! Come on Dani!!! Take it!!!
Yep!! Now hold and break again!!

gorecki
May 15th, 2003, 11:52 AM
Dani broke again! :D :bounce:

*3-5

NOW! Slam down heaps of good serves Daniela!!! :mad:

gorecki
May 15th, 2003, 11:53 AM
Dani serving 3-5

0-15 :mad:
0-30 :mad: :mad: :mad: her serving must be absymal!!! :fiery:

30-30 :D

gorecki
May 15th, 2003, 11:56 AM
bugger! SP Conchi :mad:

3-6

Daniela!!! Take the next two sets!!!

GrahamD
May 15th, 2003, 11:56 AM
Grrrr :mad: Dani, sort your service out pleeeze. :mad: :sad: :sad:

gorecki
May 15th, 2003, 11:59 AM
http://www.federtennis.it/internazionali/imageFIT.jpg

~|Naomi|~
May 15th, 2003, 11:59 AM
Grrrr :mad: Dani, sort your service out pleeeze. :mad: :sad: :sad:

I second that :rolleyes:

Come on Dani, take the next two sets :bounce:

gorecki
May 15th, 2003, 12:01 PM
Get the early break Daniela!!!
Maybe it's better Conchi is serving first this set :o :o :mad:

gorecki
May 15th, 2003, 12:02 PM
Yes Dani! Break her!!! 2 BPs!

beauty_is_pink
May 15th, 2003, 12:04 PM
Careful, now, Pinky. I'm only 4 years away from 50!

..Joe

seriously?! wow.. then my dad is REALLI old.. lol its like 1-2yrs away from 50!!!!!!!!! :eek:


you seem 'young at heart' Joe! :wavey:

gorecki
May 15th, 2003, 12:04 PM
Brilliant Dani!!!

now you have a excellent serve. why don't start using it now!!! :bounce:

3-6 *1-0

COME ON DANIELA!!!

~|Naomi|~
May 15th, 2003, 12:06 PM
Good work Dani,now hold your serve :mad:

GrahamD
May 15th, 2003, 12:06 PM
Brilliant Dani!!!

now you have a excellent serve. why don't start using it now!!! :bounce:

3-6 *1-0

COME ON DANIELA!!!

2-0 - good start :bounce: Keep it going girl :bounce:

gorecki
May 15th, 2003, 12:06 PM
Dani Held!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

3-6 2-0*

30-0 on Conchi's serve...:( Break her again Dani!!! :mad:

beauty_is_pink
May 15th, 2003, 12:07 PM
COME ON DANIELA!!!!! YOU CAN DO IT!!!...


she can come back in 3-sets! she can and she will!


Go Daniela!!!!! :wavey:


and HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRAHAM!!!!!
im not singing again............ lol

gorecki
May 15th, 2003, 12:08 PM
Dani Held!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

3-6 2-0*

30-0 on Conchi's serve...:( Break her again Dani!!! :mad:


no such luck...

3-6 *2-1

Come on Dani!!! start serving bombs to sink the Spanish Armada!!! :bounce:

gorecki
May 15th, 2003, 12:11 PM
looking good - Dani serving

30-15
...
40-30

Come on ... Hold!!!

gorecki
May 15th, 2003, 12:14 PM
:mad: ad Conchi :fiery:

2-2 :mad:


Come on Dani! Don't let Conchi's tricky slow serve's lull you to sleep!

Come on Daniela!!! Show us your fighting spirit!!! :bounce:

gorecki
May 15th, 2003, 12:23 PM
3-3* important 7th game :rolleyes:

Break her Dani!!! :bounce:

gorecki
May 15th, 2003, 12:26 PM
3-6 *3-4

Very important u hold serve here Daniela!!!

moogle san
May 15th, 2003, 12:27 PM
OMG :eek:

She plays :confused: eurosport... broadcasts :eek:

*bangs his head against the desk* BANG BANG

:bounce: C'mon Dani :bounce:


noooooo, that far already :eek:

three BPs :eek:

:bounce: C'mon DAni, fight!!! :bounce:

...do it for graham, it's his b-day :)

moogle san
May 15th, 2003, 12:28 PM
DAMN!!!!! 3 - 5 :eek:

gorecki
May 15th, 2003, 12:30 PM
:sad: 3-6 3-5*

All or nothing Daniela!!! Fight!!!

moogle san
May 15th, 2003, 12:30 PM
:sad:

commentator said it wasn't her day at all, and that's my (very very short... :rolleyes: *bangs his head once more on the desk*) impression as well :sad:

gorecki
May 15th, 2003, 12:33 PM
:sad:

3-6 3-6

it's :wavey: for Daniela in the singles this week *sigh*

GrahamD
May 15th, 2003, 12:34 PM
DAMN!!!!! 3 - 5 :eek:

Oh dear, poor Dani :sad: :sad:

Still, there are some positives from this. Dani did better here than last year, so got some more points! Conchita is a clay court specialist, Dani isn't and she did very well to beat an in form Serna who also likes the mud. We got some lovely pics :D :D And I'm having a great day today despite this result. :D

Now to cheer for Dani and Chanda :bounce:

moogle san
May 15th, 2003, 12:35 PM
and I missed my 1000th post!!!!! :eek: :eek:

besides it had such a sad content... :sad:

moogle san
May 15th, 2003, 12:36 PM
Oh dear, poor Dani :sad: :sad:

Still, there are some positives from this. Dani did better here than last year, so got some more points! Conchita is a clay court specialist, Dani isn't and she did very well to beat an in form Serna who also likes the mud. We got some lovely pics :D :D And I'm having a great day today despite this result. :D

Now to cheer for Dani and Chanda :bounce:

yeah, that's true :D good that we can count on doubles again :)


Go Dani :bounce: Go Chanda :bounce:

GrahamD
May 15th, 2003, 12:37 PM
and I missed my 1000th post!!!!! :eek: :eek:

besides it had such a sad content... :sad:


Oh no!!!!! We all missed Moogies 1000th post.

Congratulations man!!!!!Welcome to the VERY EXCLUSIVE 1000 club ;)

gorecki
May 15th, 2003, 12:39 PM
congrats on 1000th post though moogle :bounce:

Daniela...get some rest ... play a little doubles ... and recharge your batteries for a solid challenge for Roland Garros!!!

chapel
May 15th, 2003, 12:43 PM
it's finished already? i just went to the kitchen to get something to eat and now it's over? dammit!

chapel
May 15th, 2003, 12:48 PM
when's the doubles game?

gorecki
May 15th, 2003, 12:51 PM
is it just me or the board's gone snail slow...

must be moi... :o :p

chapel: after suitable rest time for Daniela

GrahamD
May 15th, 2003, 12:51 PM
Oh, and another thing, Conchita has to play the gorilla next. No incentive for Dani to win today really. :devil:

gorecki
May 15th, 2003, 12:55 PM
Oh, and another thing, Conchita has to play the gorilla next. No incentive for Dani to win today really. :devil:
:eek: :o :p

gorecki
May 15th, 2003, 01:00 PM
be back later after wallowing in my sea of tears :p to cheer for Dani and Chanda.

moogle san
May 15th, 2003, 01:06 PM
when's the doubles game?

no exact time given on the tourney-HP :(

Should be in 3+ hours or so I guess. there are still two games left on that court before Dani and Chanda kick the asses of the no.1 seeds :devil:

lee station
May 15th, 2003, 01:23 PM
Hello everyone, I've been taping it like every time I get the opportunity to do so, and man that wasn't her day at all. Lots of errors, she's sent the ball to the net lots of times, tiredness from yesterday's match must have been the cause I guess.
I've been having a bad time seeing her worried face. :sad: Despite that I can say that I've watched a well fought match, with some truly beautiful moments, and that Dani did all she could. I say big thumbs up for Daniela for not giving up, get ready for RG now girl! Don't feel discouraged, please! You will always have our support!

fan22
May 15th, 2003, 04:25 PM
Tough luck today DH against a great clay-court specailist in fine form.
Congrats Conchita...good luck against SW.


http://www.federtennis.it/news/_upload/_upload/pop_martinez7D0A9204%20copia.jpg

Good luck Dani in Doubles with Chanda R

GrahamD
May 15th, 2003, 04:53 PM
The girls are doing fine in the doubles at the moment, serving and it's 5-5 in the opening set.

Go girls!! :bounce:

GrahamD
May 15th, 2003, 04:55 PM
The girls are doing fine in the doubles at the moment, serving and it's 5-5 in the opening set.

Go girls!! :bounce:

Wonderful :rolleyes: That was the kiss of death, they just got broke, now 5-6 :(

GrahamD
May 15th, 2003, 05:00 PM
Wonderful :rolleyes: That was the kiss of death, they just got broke, now 5-6 :(

Pffttt 5-7 :( Still, it's a respectable improvement on their last game against them in Berlin.

C'mon girls :bounce:

moogle san
May 15th, 2003, 05:01 PM
http://www.federtennis.it/news/_upload/_upload/pop_martinez7D0A9204%20copia.jpg

"Congratulations, I wanted you to play against the gorilla that's why I didn't play my best tennis today" - "Thanks, I know. I'll be too old for playing with gorillas soon so it's very nice of you deferring this to me today"

:devil:

moogle san
May 15th, 2003, 05:03 PM
doubles already :confused:

man, I'm way too slow today :rolleyes:


:bounce: C'mon Girls :bounce: Second is yours :D

GrahamD
May 15th, 2003, 05:03 PM
[
"Congratulations, I wanted you to play against the gorilla that's why I didn't play my best tennis today" - "Thanks, I know. I'll be too old for playing with gorillas soon so it's very nice of you deferring this to me today"

:devil:

Now I dare you to put that on the GM board and tempt the wrath of the other monkeys that support the gorilla :devil:

moogle san
May 15th, 2003, 05:04 PM
Graham :wavey:

Still enjoying your b-day? Already drunk? :D

moogle san
May 15th, 2003, 05:05 PM
Now I dare you to put that on the GM board and tempt the wrath of the other monkeys that support the gorilla :devil:

nah... should be better if we leave something like that CP exclusively... :angel:

they wouldn't accept the (gorillaistic-)truth :devil:

GrahamD
May 15th, 2003, 05:06 PM
Graham :wavey:

Still enjoying your b-day? Already drunk? :D

Yes thank you :D
Not yet :p

moogle san
May 15th, 2003, 05:07 PM
0 - 3 in 2nd :eek:

that was too damn fast :(

moogle san
May 15th, 2003, 05:08 PM
Not yet :p

go go go :bounce:

http://smilies.jeeptalk.org/otn/party/beerchug.gif

moogle san
May 15th, 2003, 05:13 PM
0 - 4 :(

that's the end of Rome I suspect.

Dani, stay there, have a nice time and recover for RG :wavey:

moogle san
May 15th, 2003, 05:14 PM
0 - 5 :eek: Rome never fell that fast ;)

fan22
May 15th, 2003, 05:15 PM
5-7
0-5

looks like the girls have given up....dissappointing

thinking about Paris already. :(

fan22
May 15th, 2003, 05:17 PM
5-7
0-6
ouch!!!

GrahamD
May 15th, 2003, 05:17 PM
0 - 4 :(

that's the end of Rome I suspect.

Dani, stay there, have a nice time and recover for RG :wavey:

0-6 - whoops! :sad:

Yes, totally agree. Have a lovely time in Rome Dani, go shopping, buy lots of nice things, have fun, and most of all, get plenty of rest in time for RG, because if you crash out of there early, Pinky will NOT be pleased, and I would not want to see Pinky when she's REALLY angry :fiery: :devil:

moogle san
May 15th, 2003, 05:18 PM
that's it: 5 - 7; 0 - 6 :(

But at least it's only doubles and Ruano-Pascal/Suarez are really dominating at the moment :)

chapel
May 15th, 2003, 08:25 PM
2 losses in one day..............

how can they get a bagel on the 2nd set? did they call it quits in the middle of the game? i mean, the 1st set was really close. what happenned?

GrahamD
May 16th, 2003, 11:59 AM
Check this out on GM

http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?threadid=69952

moogle san
May 16th, 2003, 01:34 PM
Wow!! Dani, you are a such a good sport :worship: :worship:



...unlike most of your fans :devil: ...including me :rolleyes:

GrahamD
May 16th, 2003, 02:45 PM
Wow!! Dani, you are a such a good sport :worship: :worship:



...unlike most of your fans :devil: ...including me :rolleyes:

Isn't odd that the one CP'er who is so good at sport is also the oldest? :rolleyes: LOL :D

My sport, believe it or not, is actually table tennis. I used to play at county level here until I errmm, 'lost form' :rolleyes:

¤CharlDa¤
May 16th, 2003, 02:49 PM
Well I am a tennis player since 7 years...

And a curling player :p

chapel
May 16th, 2003, 02:59 PM
Isn't odd that the one CP'er who is so good at sport is also the oldest? :rolleyes: LOL :D

My sport, believe it or not, is actually table tennis. I used to play at county level here until I errmm, 'lost form' :rolleyes:

i used to practice taekwondo when i was 10 or 11......been playing tennis since 9.......swimming since i can remember.......but i'm really lazy so i stopped........and i got injured, not from playing sports but from sneaking out of the house

moogle san
May 16th, 2003, 03:28 PM
My sport, believe it or not, is actually table tennis. I used to play at county level here until I errmm, 'lost form' :rolleyes:

believe it or not :confused:
I certainly do, it's mine too :wavey: as a teenager I was quite good but when I started my studies... well *cough cough*... 'lost form' describes it best :rolleyes:

I played it for round about 14 :eek: years, but I finally found some guys to resume playing it here at the uni :) about time to do some sports again... :rolleyes:

And I also played tennis for more than 10 years but, you know, this 'lost form' - thing is everywhere... :rolleyes:

moogle san
May 16th, 2003, 03:30 PM
i used to practice taekwondo when i was 10 or 11......been playing tennis since 9.......swimming since i can remember.......but i'm really lazy so i stopped........and i got injured, not from playing sports but from sneaking out of the house

:confused: lol...?

tell it chap, sounds like a good story to me :wavey:

No Doubt
May 16th, 2003, 03:44 PM
awww, shame i missed all the excitment of dani losing yesterday! :P

daniela's necklace
May 16th, 2003, 03:55 PM
hey guys, I'm taking tennis classes next semester, any suggestions?

chapel
May 16th, 2003, 03:58 PM
:confused: lol...?

tell it chap, sounds like a good story to me :wavey:

not really.

me and my bro came home from a party and used my dad's car without permission. my bro's a little drunk so i drove instead. i was just a new driver then and was raining a little. in a nutshell, i rammed into some stupid tree. we got home 'round 4 or 5. we reached our rooms safely and quietly. then we heard our dad scream our names and we figured out that he's in the garage. i heard footsteps coming towards my room. so i tried to sneak out of the window. i lost grip. fell on the bushes. good thing it wasn't too high. i broke my left arm and leg and had scratches all over my body. everything's fine after some months but then i got this permanent soft spot on my leg which hurts like hell when you poke it.

chapel
May 16th, 2003, 04:03 PM
hey guys, I'm taking tennis classes next semester, any suggestions?

ask joe

daniela's necklace
May 16th, 2003, 04:13 PM
joe? :confused:

GrahamD
May 16th, 2003, 05:04 PM
believe it or not :confused:
I certainly do, it's mine too :wavey: as a teenager I was quite good but when I started my studies... well *cough cough*... 'lost form' describes it best :rolleyes:

I guess I started playing table tennis when I was about 12 or 13, so that's uhumm, *cough*cough*, quite a few years now, and though I haven't played for a while, the next time I'm passing by Paderborn, we'll see who's lost form the most :D :rolleyes:

moogle san
May 16th, 2003, 05:23 PM
not really.

me and my bro came home from a party and used my dad's car without permission. my bro's a little drunk so i drove instead. i was just a new driver then and was raining a little. in a nutshell, i rammed into some stupid tree. we got home 'round 4 or 5. we reached our rooms safely and quietly. then we heard our dad scream our names and we figured out that he's in the garage. i heard footsteps coming towards my room. so i tried to sneak out of the window. i lost grip. fell on the bushes. good thing it wasn't too high. i broke my left arm and leg and had scratches all over my body. everything's fine after some months but then i got this permanent soft spot on my leg which hurts like hell when you poke it.

:eek: didn't knew it was that bad :eek: then I had not asked... :o

beauty_is_pink
May 16th, 2003, 07:28 PM
not really.

me and my bro came home from a party and used my dad's car without permission. my bro's a little drunk so i drove instead. i was just a new driver then and was raining a little. in a nutshell, i rammed into some stupid tree. we got home 'round 4 or 5. we reached our rooms safely and quietly. then we heard our dad scream our names and we figured out that he's in the garage. i heard footsteps coming towards my room. so i tried to sneak out of the window. i lost grip. fell on the bushes. good thing it wasn't too high. i broke my left arm and leg and had scratches all over my body. everything's fine after some months but then i got this permanent soft spot on my leg which hurts like hell when you poke it.



well seems like im not the only dumbass around! lol
thats funni!

chapel
May 16th, 2003, 07:31 PM
:eek: didn't knew it was that bad :eek: then I had not asked... :o

forget about it. it's not like it's your fault y'know. funny thing is, doctors can do something about it. it's just a blood clot and they can remove it with a syringe. but i don't wanna coz i'm scared........to death. and not like it's fatal nor does stop me from doing a lot of things. i wouldn't even remember it was there if nobody will poke it. it's just a permanent bruise something like that! and i think i'm probably just using it as an excuse not to do stuff.
......my parents doesn't know about it, by the way. :p

GrahamD
May 16th, 2003, 08:03 PM
Only you know what is best for you, but if you want my advice, get it seen to Mike. I know what it's like to be scared to death, and the more you worry about something the worse it gets.

No time like the present.

beauty_is_pink
May 16th, 2003, 08:05 PM
Only you know what is best for you, but if you want my advice, get it seen to Mike. I know what it's like to be scared to death, and the more you worry about something the worse it gets.

No time like the present.



what? what are we talking about?

are we talking about chap's injury? what are you talking about graham?

chapel
May 16th, 2003, 08:14 PM
Only you know what is best for you, but if you want my advice, get it seen to Mike. I know what it's like to be scared to death, and the more you worry about something the worse it gets.

No time like the present.

i just have this phobia of needles.......duno why

GrahamD
May 16th, 2003, 08:15 PM
what? what are we talking about?

are we talking about chap's injury? what are you talking about graham?

Brilliant Sherlock :rolleyes:

beauty_is_pink
May 16th, 2003, 08:24 PM
Brilliant Sherlock :rolleyes:
:confused:

joegerardi
May 16th, 2003, 10:39 PM
hey guys, I'm taking tennis classes next semester, any suggestions?

Yes. Decide what type of game you want to play. Be honest with yourself based on your physical ability. If you don't have quick, explosive speed, don't play Serve and Volley. If you haven't the physical endurance, don't try to be a counterpuncher, running from sideline to sideline. Once you have that figured out, stick to your guns on your style of play. Tennis is an alien sport. What I mean by that is that NOTHING is a natural movement, with the exception of running. Everything else is a learned ability, and the bio-mechanics in use tend to confuse the body. Don't get frustrated. For all the time I've been playing, I still take lessons, and still have areas (a lot of them actually) that need improvement.

In the area of equipment, play with the nearest thing you can handle to a "player's" racquet. These are smaller headed, lower powered racquets. Ignore the oversized, big-powered sticks. (We call them "Granny Sticks.") You'll outgrow them very fast, and have a lot of trouble trying to keep the ball on the court. Recommendations: Head i.Radical MP (NOT the oversize, but that's probably the one oversize you CAN use.) Head i.Tour Prince DB850, Wilson ROK, Volkl Tour 8 (Avoid the Tour 10. It'll be too tough for you to use.) or Catapult 10, or the Babolat Pure Control or Pure Control Plus (Dani's stick!) are just a few I can name. The Babs have a little too much power for me, but you might like them. I had the PC+ and gave it to one of my students as a birthday present. I couldn't keep the ball on the court, but then, I have a huge swing. I recently switched to the Head i.Prestige MP XL (that's Mid Plus eXtra Long!) from my beloved Wilson ProStaff 6.0 85, (which is the ULTIMATE player's stick) because my knee has limited my mobility somewhat, and I needed a more manuverable bat. These player sticks might be a little harder to use at first, but when they become easier, you'll have an advantage over the power stick users. If your local tennis shop has a demo program, try a lot of different racquets until one feels "natural" to you. It's hard to explain what that means, but you'll know it when you swing it. It just feels better than anything else you've used.

Tennis shoes. An absolute must. If you're going to be on clay, the sole pattern of sneakers will get you into trouble, and if you're on hard courts, you'll tears sneakers up. They're just not built for the pounding that tennis gives them, which will explain why tennis shoes are so much heavier than sneakers. One note: Nike Tennis Shoes run about a half-size small, so take that into consideration. I use the Head Games shoes, and love them. I'm into my second pair already, (they came out only a year ago) and find them very comfortable, with great support.

Get a couple of wrist bands. As we're coming into summer, they're invaluable for wiping sweat off the face, and keeping sweat from running down your arms onto your hands. There's nothing more embarassing than launching your bat across the court because it slipped out of your sweaty hands! :eek: Also, bring a small towel to the court to dry yourself on switch overs and set breaks. In fact, bring an extra shirt (or 3) extra socks, an Ace Bandage a couple of Band-Aids, a pen and paper (for writing down important information about your game) a hat, and anything else that will make you comfortable on the court.

Drink a TON of water while you're playing. I can't stress this enough. The sport is brutal at dehydrating you. Bring some bananas with you to the court, and eat a couple of bites every time you get water. They will provide both natural sugar for energy, and Potassium to avoid leg cramps.

Lastly: Try to avoid the Western, or Radical Western grip. Whilst it produces early good results, long term it hurts you. Semi-Western is the way to go, with Eastern as a close second, but Semi-Western will give you more topspin. (They'll explain about grips in the class.)

You're about to embark on the most frustrating yet fun sport out there. It humbles you, exhilarates you, pisses you off, and makes you thrilled, all at the same time. Don't try to do too much at first. The fundamentals are all-important, and learning them wrong makes your entire game bad. The better you have the basics, the faster you get to the great shots. If you ever have any questions, feel free to e-mail me, or post them. I'll be happy to answer all you have, and you never have to feel you're bothering me with them.

..Joe

daniela's necklace
May 16th, 2003, 10:48 PM
wow this is a jillion times more than what I expected, it's not like I am planning to become the next Andre Agassi but I do wanna play some tennis to keep fit since I know it's a very involving and complete sport for your body, and yes I have two questions:

1.- I was actually considering a Babolat, how much are they?

2.- We're playing on hard court and all I can afford is some Nike runners, will they be any good?

joegerardi
May 16th, 2003, 11:36 PM
wow this is a jillion times more than what I expected, it's not like I am planning to become the next Andre Agassi but I do wanna play some tennis to keep fit since I know it's a very involving and complete sport for your body, and yes I have two questions:

1.- I was actually considering a Babolat, how much are they?

2.- We're playing on hard court and all I can afford is some Nike runners, will they be any good?

1- Babs are not cheap. Here is the place on the net that is about the cheapest:
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCBAB-BPCP.html
They're US $179.00. I don't know that that equates into in your currency. You could always try to find a used racquet also, but be warned: Babs are rare used, and you have to be careful they're not beat up.

If you can afford Nike Runners, then you can probably afford Tennis shoes. The Head Games I wear are US $61.95, which is actually quite inexpensive in this day and age. If you just buy running shoes, you might spend less short-term, but you will wear them out quite rapidly, forcing you to spend more long-term.

The initial outlay is a fair bit of gelt, but after the racquet, the only thing you need worrying about is stringing, and that equates to the old adage: "You string as many times a year as you play a week.", so if you don't play that often, it won't be too expensive. (Though, if you play like me, you get your stick strung every 2 months!) That said, the racquet is the single most important thing out there, so that's the one thing you shouldn't skimp on.

..Joe

PS: It's not that I'm trying to get you to be the next Agassi, it's just that I've seen far too many people spend over and over again to get to the same spot I've directed you from the beginning. This is actually the cheapest way to go! ;)

moogle san
May 17th, 2003, 12:07 AM
i wouldn't even remember it was there if nobody will poke it. it's just a permanent bruise something like that!



*poke poke* :devil:

poke... lol..reminds me: "Stop poking me!" :D Anybody playing Warcraft 3 over here?
yeah, I know, I play a lot... :rolleyes: :angel:

GrahamD
May 17th, 2003, 07:35 AM
Here's a new one... :D :hearts:

http://www.tennisnet.it/roma2003/pic/pic10.jpg

GrahamD
May 17th, 2003, 07:39 AM
:hearts: :eek: :hearts: :eek: :hearts: :eek: :hearts: :eek: :hearts: :eek:

http://www.tennisnet.it/roma2003/pic/pic30.jpg
http://www.tennisnet.it/roma2003bis/pic/pic4.jpg

chapel
May 17th, 2003, 07:47 AM
:hearts: :eek: :hearts: :eek: :hearts: :eek: :hearts: :eek: :hearts: :eek:

http://www.tennisnet.it/roma2003/pic/pic30.jpg
http://www.tennisnet.it/roma2003bis/pic/pic4.jpg

darn it! i'm trying to get some sleep!

GrahamD
May 17th, 2003, 07:54 AM
darn it! i'm trying to get some sleep!

Good morning!!It's 3am where you are man, turn your computer off, stop looking at these pix :drool: :drool: :drool: , and just dream, man, just dream!!!! :D

lee station
May 17th, 2003, 07:54 AM
:hearts: million thanks

chapel
May 17th, 2003, 08:02 AM
Good morning!!It's 3am where you are man, turn your computer off, stop looking at these pix :drool: :drool: :drool: , and just dream, man, just dream!!!! :D

4 actually. and it's a saturday anyway so.......



first pic, really good man!




ahhhhhhhh...........must stay a wake!

GrahamD
May 17th, 2003, 08:11 AM
4 actually. and it's a saturday anyway so.......!

Yeh, sorry, I've only just woken up myself, so my maths is not that good first thing :confused: What are you doing up at 4am, apart from looking at pix? :confused:

Well, I like the second pic. I started off at ground level and I'm just working my way up slowly, very, very slowly :drool: :drool: :drool: :D

Those legs leave me speechless :hearts: :hearts:

chapel
May 17th, 2003, 08:19 AM
Yeh, sorry, I've only just woken up myself, so my maths is not that good first thing :confused: What are you doing up at 4am, apart from looking at pix? :confused:

Well, I like the second pic. I started off at ground level and I'm just working my way up slowly, very, very slowly :drool: :drool: :drool: :D

Those legs leave me speechless :hearts: :hearts:

i sleep any time 'round 4 times each day but only for about 2 hours. ......weird sleeping pattern :p

HantuchovaSweFan
May 17th, 2003, 03:08 PM
Serena aint champ anymore

moogle san
May 17th, 2003, 03:52 PM
Serena aint champ anymore

:confused: what do you mean?

well, in any case: :bounce: :bounce: :D

HantuchovaSweFan
May 17th, 2003, 04:11 PM
:confused: what do you mean?

well, in any case: :bounce: :bounce: :D




Amelie Mauresmo Vs Serena Williams 1-6 7-5 6-3

chapel
May 17th, 2003, 09:11 PM
Serena aint champ anymore

.....in the body building contest? :confused: ;)

so that leaves amelie and kim. ........i choose kim

GrahamD
May 17th, 2003, 09:17 PM
Well, I can see that that earth shattering news that Williams lost has sparked off a riot of frenzied messages flying about at the CP.

Not!!! :devil:


I think we can safely say here that no-one gives a flying f*** about Serena Williams here and the fact that she lost only pleases me in the respect that all of her arrogant fans are now wallowng in their own self-pity. :devil: Tough shit :devil:

No Doubt
May 17th, 2003, 09:20 PM
Well, I can see that that earth shattering news that Williams lost has sparked off a riot of frenzied messages flying about at the CP.

Not!!! :devil:


I think we can safely say here that no-one gives a flying f*** about Serena Williams here and the fact that she lost only pleases me in the respect that all of her arrogant fans are now wallowng in their own self-pity. :devil: Tough shit :devil:

lol, :fiery: right with ya dude!!!
mwahahaha!!

HantuchovaSweFan
May 17th, 2003, 09:22 PM
I got a new graphics card last week...and I recorded Daniela's last game...

http://w1.830.telia.com/~u83004088/DanielaRome01.mpg
http://w1.830.telia.com/~u83004088/DanielaRome02.mpg
http://w1.830.telia.com/~u83004088/DanielaRome03.mpg
http://w1.830.telia.com/~u83004088/DanielaRome04.mpg

here are 4 nice clips :D (the quality aint the best and the speaker speaks swedish, i know nothing about ripping and this kinds of things yet hehe)

chapel
May 17th, 2003, 09:28 PM
Well, I can see that that earth shattering news that Williams lost has sparked off a riot of frenzied messages flying about at the CP.

Not!!! :devil:


I think we can safely say here that no-one gives a flying f*** about Serena Williams here and the fact that she lost only pleases me in the respect that all of her arrogant fans are now wallowng in their own self-pity. :devil: Tough shit :devil:


somebody's gona rant ;)

GrahamD
May 17th, 2003, 09:30 PM
somebody's gona rant ;)

In time-honoured tradition - "I couldn't give a f***" :devil:

chapel
May 17th, 2003, 09:35 PM
In time-honoured tradition - "I couldn't give a f***" :devil:

same here :wavey: he can yak all he wants :rolleyes:

moogle san
May 18th, 2003, 11:57 AM
I got a new graphics card last week...and I recorded Daniela's last game...

http://w1.830.telia.com/~u83004088/DanielaRome01.mpg
http://w1.830.telia.com/~u83004088/DanielaRome02.mpg
http://w1.830.telia.com/~u83004088/DanielaRome03.mpg
http://w1.830.telia.com/~u83004088/DanielaRome04.mpg

here are 4 nice clips :D (the quality aint the best and the speaker speaks swedish, i know nothing about ripping and this kinds of things yet hehe)


Wooow, thanks a lot swefan :wavey:

Quality is great I think, yet I haven't seen better Dani movies around :D


Wooooonderful :bounce: :bounce:

...although it's heartbreaking to see her in such a frustrated manner :sad:

beauty_is_pink
May 19th, 2003, 07:23 PM
:hearts: :eek: :hearts: :eek: :hearts: :eek: :hearts: :eek: :hearts: :eek:

http://www.tennisnet.it/roma2003/pic/pic30.jpg
http://www.tennisnet.it/roma2003bis/pic/pic4.jpg






does anyone kno what she's watching? looks like she's watching a match... who's match?

beauty_is_pink
May 19th, 2003, 07:25 PM
:hearts: :eek: :hearts: :eek: :hearts: :eek: :hearts: :eek: :hearts: :eek:

http://www.tennisnet.it/roma2003/pic/pic30.jpg
http://www.tennisnet.it/roma2003bis/pic/pic4.jpg


i got another question: is that guy in front of her, her brother? looks like it... if you looks closely at the pic where Daniela is drinking you can see the guy turns around and looks like hes talking to her...


any guesses? or am i right?

GrahamD
May 19th, 2003, 07:29 PM
i got another question: is that guy in front of her, her brother? looks like it... if you looks closely at the pic where Daniela is drinking you can see the guy turns around and looks like hes talking to her...


any guesses? or am i right?

I think you're right - the hair and sideburns look right.

beauty_is_pink
May 19th, 2003, 07:38 PM
I think you're right

:D

HantuchovaSweFan
May 20th, 2003, 02:42 PM
http://users.pandora.be/fleemke/websitepandora/fotos%20goed/Rome/daniela/daniela.jpghttp://users.pandora.be/fleemke/websitepandora/fotos%20goed/Rome/daniela/daniela1.jpg
http://users.pandora.be/fleemke/websitepandora/fotos%20goed/Rome/daniela/daniela2.jpghttp://users.pandora.be/fleemke/websitepandora/fotos%20goed/Rome/daniela/daniela3.jpg

moogle san
May 20th, 2003, 03:09 PM
swefan, you are the master of pics :wavey: :worship:

marquinho_85
May 20th, 2003, 05:40 PM
swefan, you are the master of pics :wavey: :worship:


:worship::worship:I agree:worship::worship:

HantuchovaSweFan
May 22nd, 2003, 01:54 PM
http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/o/2003-05-22/1_6-12-44-13_200305228300.jpg

daniela's necklace
May 22nd, 2003, 04:34 PM
BTW, thanks for the advice joe I think I'll keep you as a referrence as far as tennis advice goes, I think I can actually afford a "Danny stick" but I just hope I don't pick an uncomfortable racket, do they wear out fast?

oh and yes I think I'll stick with some Nike Runners for now, hey maybe you can also gimme some tennis pick up lines to use on the professional tennis girl's team at school ;)

joegerardi
May 22nd, 2003, 05:05 PM
Racquets will last for years. The stringing will go, but I already mentioned that.

Tennis pick-up lines...

"Hey, wanna hold my fuzzy balls?"
"Wanna help me swing my bat?"
"Remember, the important thing is to grip the shaft firmly."
"I like Head..."
"Remember, racquet head speed is what gives you a fast serve. The motion is very important along with pronating the wrist on follow through. Wanna fuck?"

..Joe

daniela's necklace
May 22nd, 2003, 05:46 PM
interesting :devil:

moogle san
May 22nd, 2003, 06:15 PM
indeed :devil:

ROFLMAO Joe :wavey:

daniela's necklace
May 23rd, 2003, 06:42 PM
joe...

you're from the US right? well I stopped by "The Sports Authority" yesterday and I could not find any Babolats, all I saw was a bunch of Wilsons and Heads, a couple Yonex ones at about $250 (supposedly the kind of racquets Martina Hingis and Hewitt use, but I did not find them too cool anyway)

I went through the Titanium racquets and I saw a Head Ti S6, I had my mind set on a Babolat but when I took this racquet it was actually the racquet that took me, it had an incredible feel, light enough, wide enough but not too big, the frame was just perfect and the price, well a modest $199 US, not bad at all :angel:

Do you know where I can find a Babolat? I know you can order online (just go to Danny's profile on the WTA Tour page and click on "order equipment currently used by this player" or something like that) but I dont have a credit card, so I dunno what to do I still really want a Danny stick :sad: (Danny-stick heheheh that was a bit redundant :p)

joegerardi
May 23rd, 2003, 07:28 PM
You won't find Babolats at any sporting goods chain store. Where are you located? That will help me figure out how you can get the Bab.

BTW: $199.00 US for a TiS6 is ridiculous! They were discontinued over a year ago, and I just got one for a student of mine for $49.95!

And just so you know, the Bab will not feel anything like the Head: It's a heavier, longer frame that has a higher swing weight (i.e., harder to swing because of it's weight) that requires YOU to create the power. This is a better way to go, but you might have a little bit harder time of it at first.

..Joe

kysersoze
May 23rd, 2003, 07:34 PM
http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/o/2003-05-22/1_6-12-44-13_200305228300.jpg

:hearts: :hearts: wow! :hearts: :hearts: :drool:

daniela's necklace
May 23rd, 2003, 07:59 PM
I am located in Texas (El Paso to be exact), thanks for saving my life again :cool:

joegerardi
May 23rd, 2003, 08:29 PM
Go to:
http:www.tennis-warehouse.com. They are great people there. Call the 800 number, and I'm sure you can mail them a USPS money order, a bank check, or something like that to get the Bab. Get the total price, including shipping, and you can discuss stringing with them too. Tell them you want it string in the mid-range right now. They'll probably place the order, but put it on hold until they get the cash.

Also, Bab racquets' grips run about 1 size large, so if you normally get a 4 1/2, get a 4 3/8. Double check that with them, as I heard that Bab was going to rectify this issue. If you're not sure of your grip size, go with a 4 3/8. YOu can always add an overgrip or 2 if it's too small, but a grip too large will really mess up your game.

..Joe

daniela's necklace
Jun 2nd, 2003, 02:40 PM
again, a jillion thanks for all your interest in helping me make an informed decision, I kinda made up my mind and I dont think I will take Tennis after all this Fall, they opened a Yoga class and I signed up for it, seems it will help me get what I was actually looking for in an excercise for what they described about it, but who knows I might take tennis somewhere in the near future, cool website by the way I'm glad that they take checks and money orders I'll be sure to have money if I'm ever interested in buying, sorry if I took so long I'd been locked away from the world at home for two weeks :D

joegerardi
Jun 2nd, 2003, 05:05 PM
That's a good decision then. Tennis requires a commitment to play, and if you're not fully committed, it will be very frustrating. That goes back to what I was saying about it being an alien sprot to the body- so much of its movement is not natural, and getting used to them takes time.

..Joe