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New Tech VS. Legacy ..... Old Man VS Young MAN..... DEREK D. VS COACHV Bronx Championships

in OCT this year The KING! of Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx Will be decided!

Come watch the Match at

Pelham Bay Park Monday Oct 8th 1 Middle town rd Bronx NY,

or RICE Stadium pelham bay PArk. bring seats. Cameras.

Derek David Bronx Tennis Society Coordinator Using "New Technology" from Head aka The HEAD Speed PRO Will be Facing

CoachV of better Tennis Fast & Simple. Using Wood Racquets. "legacy"

Derek is 56

CoachV (dam) 35

Derek has a longer win Record over CoachV, (But he Cheated CoachV to do it!)

the Match will be Video Tape & Broadcast in OCTOBER.

Who do you think will WIN.

There is Also $100 prize money on the line!

there will be three camera views Lines People

Derek David
  • Male
  • Bronx, NY
  • United States
I am a:
Tennis Fan, Tournament or League Player, Racquet Stringer
Random things about me (hobbies, occupation, tennis history, favorite band, etc.):
Tennis Fanatic (twice, I played 20 sets of singles in one day/ in 1980, I probably hit more tennis balls than anyone else on the planet)
Favorite pro tennis player(s):
Bjorn Borg, Raphael Nadal
My tennis skill (please check your NTRP if you know it):
NTRP 5.0, If tennis is on TV - I am watching
On the court, I am a:
rightie, poacher, doubles partner, singles player, rooter, serve-n-volleyer, acer, returner, two-hander, trash talker, top-spinner, all courter, sore loser, tournament goer
My favorite local courts:
Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
Relationship status:
Favorite website:

CoachV - William Vazquez -

I am a:
Tennis Fan, Tournament or League Player, Teaching Pro or Coach, Playing Pro, Racquet Stringer, Tennis Shop Owner, Tennis Club Manager, Tennis Media, Tennis Product Rep, Other
Neighborhood or other helpful location info:
Marietta, Vinings, Kennesaw, Atlanta, Smyrna, Cobb County,Sandy Springs, GA
Favorite pro tennis player(s):
Peter Korda, Michael Chang, Gustavo Kurtan, Federer, McEnroe, Agassi, nadal, Vince Spadea,Federer, Nadal, William Vazquez
My tennis skill (please check your NTRP if you know it):
Im a pro, Pretty damn good, NTRP 5.0, NTRP 5.5, NTRP 6.0, What is NTRP
On the court, I am a:
lefty, rightie, hacker, pusher, chip-n-charger, trixter, slicer, whaler, poacher, doubles partner, singles player, serve-n-volleyer, acer, returner, one-hander, cheater, gamer, choker, beginner, trash talker, top-spinner, lobber, moon baller, baseliner, all courter, drop-shotter, gracious winner, sore loser, gracious loser, cramper, heckler, tournament goer
The Video Might be up Come back to Check!!!! Also there is a Special handicap match very funny at 43:50

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A 6.0 on a bad day is still far better than a 5.0 player. A 6.0 has better fitness, experience, and weaponry than a 5.0.  

yeah ok, but im better than a 5.0 so there.

Alex, I told CoachV, when I first joined Tennisopolis, that his profile was "all over the place" but he thinks it is just fine.

To ALEX & DEREK. derek is OCD......and I think  my profile is Fun. if you think i should make it more professional i can. but what will be the point?

Examples please.

HEy Derek how your excuse coming along is your left arm still hurting?


My wrist is getting better but if I try to hit a 2 handed backhand it will start hurting within an hour.  My wrist band (The Wristwidget) should be arriving on June 14.  Hopefully it will be as therapeutic as Band-It is for my tennis elbow. If anybody reading this suffers from backhand or forehand (golfers elbow) tennis elbow then get Band-It ($15 at Amazon).  It will instantly cure your tennis elbow once you find the correct position and pressure. In the last 6 months at Pelham Bay Park (site of the Old/New Tech vs. Young/Antique Wood Racket massacre) about 10 players suffering from various stages of tennis elbow have all received total relief from tennis elbow. I can't say any of them, including myself, were cured because we must keep wearing the Band-It or the pain will return.

CoachV was never quite a  6.0.  In my prime (25-28) I was a solid 6.0 and I would eat him alive in his prime.  CoachV never saw me play in my prime.  When I first met him (or should I say destroyed him) in 1995, I was 40 and he was 18.  It wasn't until he was 23 and I was 45 that he started to beat me, but it was very close.  Also he was never a playing pro.  Yes, he once won about $300 for a semi-final finish in a Crotona Park tournament run by Zack Davis; but I define a playing pro as someone who can make a living (at least $20,000 per year) playing tournaments and endorsements.  CoachV was a 5.5 with 7.0 technique on his groundstrokes but obviously something was missing.  "Something was missing alright".  I, on the other hand, had 7.0 technique on my serve but had horribly stiff and slow racket head speed on my groundstrokes that prevented me from hitting consistently hard.  CoachV was the first to point this out to me (in 2000) and for that I am forever grateful.

I should point out that I knew I had slow racket head speed because I obviously did not hit nearly as hard or make that thud! sound that all pros make.  CoachV showed me why I did not hit hard.  I simply did not take the racket back far enough.

I like this guy.  Derek, you don't mince your words do you?  You tell it like it is... putting old V in his place.  :-)

V, I think you have a good trash talking rival here! 

Derek, if you were a certified USTA NTRP rater, what would you consider V to be these days?

he would consider me death Incarnated. Coming to claim HIM!

Derek, if you were a certified USTA NTRP rater, what would you consider V to be these days?

Derek is Certified CRAZY. But he has his papers to prove he is cured.

HA $350 your WRONG DEREK!


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