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Looking for non-competitive tennis rallies. The weather's getting nicer, it's time to play. Let's hit local public courts and feed our tennis addiction.

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i started playing with a pretty competitive group last summer/fall and was really getting into it and having fun.every time picking up something usefull.
im looking for more ppl to play with but i dont quite understand the skill rating system.(3.0,3.5,4.0 ect.)
can you explain?
i would like to hook up and play,but wouldnt want to feel like i wwas holding up the game.
thanks-jon
hey! i sent you a text yesterday but i dont know if you got it?! sorry i havent called i had the flu and i wasnt really thinking about tennis. Im gtting better though. I will call you today! :)
Hi Tiffany,

My name is Keiko from Tokyo and I'm living nearby Grant Park now.
I'm looking for tennis partners to play at Grant Park.

Thank you,

Keiko
Hi Keiko,
That sounds great, maybe this weekend or next week? I could do early mornings M, W, Friday and mid-morning/afternoons on the weekend. I can't this week.

Best,
Tiffany

Keiko Yasumori said:
Hi Tiffany,

My name is Keiko from Tokyo and I'm living nearby Grant Park now.
I'm looking for tennis partners to play at Grant Park.

Thank you,

Keiko
Hi Tiffany,

Thank you for replying me back!
I'll be available tomorrow and Sunday after 3pm.
Let's pray for nice weather!

Keiko

Tiffany C.W. said:
Hi Keiko,
That sounds great, maybe this weekend or next week? I could do early mornings M, W, Friday and mid-morning/afternoons on the weekend. I can't this week.

Best,
Tiffany

Keiko Yasumori said:
Hi Tiffany,

My name is Keiko from Tokyo and I'm living nearby Grant Park now.
I'm looking for tennis partners to play at Grant Park.

Thank you,

Keiko
Hi Jon,

If you're still interested in getting together to hit the ball around, let me know. I live near Grant and Alberta Parks.

It would be great to get out there before the weather gets cold/rainy/ :-)

Best,
Tiffany

jon said:
i started playing with a pretty competitive group last summer/fall and was really getting into it and having fun.every time picking up something usefull.
im looking for more ppl to play with but i dont quite understand the skill rating system.(3.0,3.5,4.0 ect.)
can you explain?
i would like to hook up and play,but wouldnt want to feel like i wwas holding up the game.
thanks-jon
just got a response to your post from what seems like awhile ago....
crazy,well if you want to hit a few while the weather hold out,let me know.:)
~jon
Find your tennis rating using National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) categories. This is the most accurate rating system available and was developed by the U.S. Tennis Association in 1979. Player levels are based on a scale from 1.0 to 7.0

1.0 This player is Just starting to play tennis.
1.5 Has limited experience and is still working primarily on getting the ball into play.
2.0 Needs on-court experience. Has obvious stroke weaknesses but is familiar with basic positions for singles and doubles play.
2.5 Learning to judge where the ball is going although court coverage is weak. Can sustain a short rally of slow pace with other players of the same ability.
3.0 Fairly consistent when hitting medium-paced shots, but is not comfortable with all strokes and lacks execution when trying for directional control, depth or power. Most common doubles formation is one-up and one-back.
3.5 Has achieved improved stroke dependability with directional control on moderate shots, but still lacks depth and variety. Starting to exhibit more aggressive net play, has improved court coverage and is developing teamwork in doubles.
4.0 Has dependable strokes, including directional control and depth on both forehand and backhand sides on moderate shots, plus the ability to use lobs, overheads, approach shots and volleys with some success. Occasionally forces errors when serving and teamwork in doubles is evident. Rallies may be lost due to impatience.
4.5 Starting to master the use of power and spins and beginning to handle pace, has sound footwork, can control depth of shots and is beginning to vary game plan according to opponents. Can hit first serves with power and accuracy and place the second serve. Tends to overhit on difficult shots. Aggressive net play is common in doubles.
5.0 Has good shot anticipation and frequently has an outstanding shot or exceptional consistency around which a game may be structured. Can regularly hit winners or force errors off of short balls and can put away volleys, can successfully execute lobs, drop shots, half volleys and overhead smashes and has good depth and spin on most second serves.
5.5 Has developed power and/or consistency as a major weapon. Can vary strategies and styles of play in a competitive situation and hit dependable shots in a stress situation.
6.0 Generally do not need NTRP ratings. Rankings or past rankings will speak for themselves. The 6.0 player has obtained a sectional and /or national ranking.
6.5 The 6.5 player has extensive satellite tournament experience.
7.0 The 7.0 player makes his living from tournament prize money.
thanks for the info.that helps.
Were you ever able to find someone to hit with? I've been looking for someone to hit with for a long time. Just getting over a fractured ankle from the end of June and looking to hit this weekend. If you are around, let me know. Grant Park would be perfect.
Hi Dan,
Thanks for your reply!
I did get a couple of responses, and played a few times, but they seem to have faded away.
I could play Sunday morning this weekend - 9am at Grant Park. Does that sound good?

-Tiffany
Not sure what the weather will be like tomorrow. They are calling for rain, but hopefully they are wrong. Regardless, I won't be able to play in the morning. Would 1:30 work for you? If not, how about around 6pm Monday? I get out of work at 5 and could be at Grant Park probably around 10 to 6. I'm going to add you as a friend so I can give you my phone number if either of those work for you. I'm sure I'll check this again later today or tomorrow morning if you don't want to call.

dan

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