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Jake Christner
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  • Atlanta, GA
  • United States
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I am a:
Tennis Fan, Casual Player, Tournament or League Player
Neighborhood or other helpful location info:
Atlanta, GA
Random things about me (hobbies, occupation, tennis history, favorite band, etc.):
Played tennis for 18 years, self taught. Now I want to see how far I go with real training, and getting rid of the bad habits I accumulated over the years. Currently 3.5
Favorite pro tennis player(s):
Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Mardy Fish, John Isner, Janko Tipsarevic, David Ferrer, Julien Benneteau.
My tennis skill (please check your NTRP if you know it):
Not bad, Getting there, NTRP 3.0, If tennis is on TV - I am watching
On the court, I am a:
rightie, singles player, one-hander, baseliner, tournament goer
My favorite local courts:
Sandy Springs Tennis Center. Basically anywhere in Atlanta
Relationship status:
Single
Favorite website:
http://jakemcclaintennis.blogspot.com

Jake Christner's Articles

From Arithmetic to Calculus

Posted on March 11, 2012 at 2:05am 3 Comments

Yeah, this is a weird title for a tennis blog, but it's appropriate.

I've played the game of tennis for near nineteen years now, but for all but eighteen months ago, I played the exact same way. That way is normally called "pushing". Pushers call it "less mistakes", or some bullshit like that. That started because I taught myself the game hitting against the garage door with a hand-me-down Connors T2000, which had the flexibility of wrought iron. Because I didn't have a lot of…

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And then there were 90

Posted on February 29, 2012 at 1:24am 6 Comments

Yup, it happened. We got 90 games in on Sunday. My legs still feel it, but I'm starting to recover rather painlessly, which is nice.

The score doesn't truly matter. I lost 77-13 this time. It's to be expected. A 4.0/4.5 player with insane touch and great angles will mop the court with me regularly(a low 3.5 learning how to construct a real game), but since I lost 78-9 last time, I gave up one less game and scored four more than last time, so I can put that in my accomplishment…

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87 games...one day

Posted on February 26, 2012 at 12:58am 2 Comments

Sunday February 26th at 2 PM, I am going to set another personal record with my friend Christoph Vogt. We are going to play 90 games in one day. We do things like this to test our will, our stamina, and how crazy we are. At 33 and 45 years old, we're supposed to be over these crazy ideas. But in our case, we're just beginning.

But before I blog about that match, I'll bring up our first trip into insanity. 87 games.

Here's a little backstory. I'm pretty much a…

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At 5:59am on April 1, 2014, CoachV - William Vazquez said…

IT is time I need your to contact me again. new phone . 4048294660 which day works best for you to play.

At 10:32am on March 18, 2014, Mark / The Mayor said…

LOOKING forward to round 2, Jake!

At 9:12am on March 18, 2014, CoachV - William Vazquez said…

are you ready?

At 7:10pm on July 22, 2013, CoachV - William Vazquez said…

call me 404-829-4660

At 7:10pm on July 22, 2013, CoachV - William Vazquez said…

Yo Jake you around brother for a rematch???

At 10:13am on June 1, 2013, CoachV - William Vazquez said…

I want to hold a  weight in and interview pre-match meet up.

At 10:12am on June 1, 2013, CoachV - William Vazquez said…
At 8:49am on March 5, 2012, Mark / The Mayor said…

Just featured your 90 game blog!

At 2:59pm on January 24, 2012, Tushar Kumar said…

Hi Jacob, I am definitely up for playing. Just saw your friend request and sent you a message.

At 7:13pm on January 22, 2012, Greg said…

Hi Jacob - Drop me a line at gpierce85@att.net if you're interested in playing sometime.  I live in North Atlanta, hopefully you're somewhere in the same area.  Thanks.

Greg

 
 
 

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