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Neighborhood or other helpful location info:
Seattle, WA
Random things about me (hobbies, occupation, tennis history, favorite band, etc.):
I am a 27 year old guy who's never had any formal tennis instruction. I try to get by on decent physical ability and my love of playing the game. I didn't even know what a ranking was or how it worked until last summer when I smoked a couple of guys who said that they were 4.0s. I then got an injection of reality (and humility) when I got WHOOPED by a guy who said he was a 4.5 (and he should know...I found out later that he was an instructor). He told me that I was a rough 3.5 (but have all the tools to be much better (with practice)). Basically, I would rather play guys above or around my skill level and play 5 sets. I just love playing the game and dying to get better.
Favorite pro tennis player(s):
When I began playing recreationally when I was younger I was always Sampras and my friend Jake was Agassi...our two favorites. Now I think my favorite player to watch is Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. That guy has crazy tricks up his sleeves and just a blast to watch.
My tennis skill (please check your NTRP if you know it):
I'm getting there., Don't know my what my rating is., If tennis is on TV - I'm watching.
On the court, I am a:
hacker, singles player, acer, one-hander, gamer, top-spinner, double faulter, lobber, drop-shotter, gracious winner, gracious loser
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At 1:12pm on July 20, 2008, Mike Ibsen said…
Let me know if you want to hit sometime. I'm around 4.0 and live in Maple Leaf by Northgate. Thx, Mike - 425-466-3866
At 1:16pm on April 2, 2008, Adrienne said…
Would you like to play sometime at the Lower Woodland courts?
At 11:30pm on April 1, 2008, Adrienne said…
If you are interested I just started a Greenlake group for people who like and play in the Greenlake or Woodland park area.
At 11:41am on March 24, 2008, Mark / The Mayor said…
Hi Dan! It's great to have you here! You pretty good at hold 'em? That's my OTHER game, I play in a weekly game here in ABQ.

I see you already joined a Group – fantastic - introduce yourself in there to meet people for matches.
Please Invite your buddies. We’re trying to reach 20,000 members by Wimbledon. :-)
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