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John Petherick replied to John Shoemate's discussion 'Looking for a match this Friday or Sunday early AM in PS. Best of 3, singles, 4.0+ only' in the group Palm Springs/ Palm Desert Tennis
"Chris, Sorry, a little challenged with tennisopolis, not sure how to invite you. Please call/text on 1-778-996-2817' would love to play anytime 1230 onwards sat/sun. Cheers, John"
Jan 9
John Shoemate replied to Yuri Ludevig's discussion 'Looking for Singles 4.5 in La Quinta' in the group Palm Springs/ Palm Desert Tennis
"Hi Yuri, Can you play singles this Saturday AM, the 2nd?   John"
Feb 26, 2013
Chris L (PSP and YYC) replied to John Shoemate's discussion 'Looking for a match this Friday or Sunday early AM in PS. Best of 3, singles, 4.0+ only' in the group Palm Springs/ Palm Desert Tennis
"Hi John.  How would you enjoy playing with someone at about a 3.5 level?  I'm in PS, enjoy singles.  Don't play matches often, usually heavy rallying.  Email if you have any interest.  Looking to play Thurs/Fri…"
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Looking for a match this Friday or Sunday early AM in PS. Best of 3, singles, 4.0+ only

Hi, I am John in Palm Springs.  I usually play at the IWTG, but there is a tournament taking all of the courts.So looking for a match this Friday and/or Sunday early AM in PS.  Best of 3, singles, 4.0+ only. Email at jshoem8@gmail.com or call seven six zero 397-5557.   See More
Oct 25, 2012
John Shoemate favorited Greg Arata's discussion Looking to hit in Palm Springs Thanksgiving weekend! 3.5/4.0
Jan 14, 2012
John Shoemate commented on Peter's group 'Palm Springs/ Palm Desert Tennis'
"Anyone want to play this Thursday AM?  Dec. 1st. Location: Riveira Hotel, Palm Springs Singles"
Nov 29, 2011
John Shoemate is now friends with Stuart B. Olson and Pierre Boyreau
Nov 24, 2011
John Shoemate commented on Peter's group 'Palm Springs/ Palm Desert Tennis'
"Looking for a singles match this Sunday early AM 3/20th. Level 4.0 (normal day) -4.5 (good day).  Best of three sets."
Mar 17, 2011
STEVE left a comment for John Shoemate
"Are you interested in Hitting or playing sometime??"
Jan 29, 2011
Mark Lanning left a comment for John Shoemate
"Hey John,   I have work all week and family coming in on Friday night. I will try again next week. Hope all is well. Thanks, Mark"
Jan 5, 2011
John Shoemate left a comment for Mark Lanning
"At least we tried.   I've been playing quite a bit at LQ Resort lately, as well as my place MVCC.  So we're all close by and that's good.   Keep in touch. John"
Dec 13, 2010
Mark Lanning left a comment for John Shoemate
"Looks like I am tied up during the day this week from tues on out. Maybe we can try again next week. If something opens up I will shoot you a message.  I am close by on 50th and Washington in Duna La Quinta. Thanks, Mark"
Dec 13, 2010
John Shoemate left a comment for Mark Lanning
"Mark, What day(s) can you play later this week? John    "
Dec 13, 2010
Mark Lanning left a comment for John Shoemate
"Hey John,  also singles is all I play so would be great! Mark"
Dec 13, 2010

Profile Information

I am a:
Casual Player
Neighborhood or other helpful location info:
La Quinta, CA
Random things about me (hobbies, occupation, tennis history, favorite band, etc.):
I prefer extra long singles matches.... 2 to 3.5 hrs min. Always the best of 3 or more.

4.0 on New Years Day or otherwise around 4.3.
Favorite pro tennis player(s):
Andre Aggasi, Andy Roddick and James Blake.
My tennis skill (please check your NTRP if you know it):
NTRP 4.0
On the court, I am a:
rightie, slicer, singles player
My favorite local courts:
Indian Wells Tennis Garden (hard and Har-true). Also at Mountain View CC La Quinta, CA (no drive whatsoever).
Relationship status:
Married
Favorite website:
http://www.wood-joy.com/servlet/Categories?category=Tennis

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TENNIS..... a boom or a bust?

Posted on October 1, 2009 at 4:30pm 1 Comment

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At 7:43pm on February 6, 2011, Terence said…

Hi,

 

I'll be in Palm Springs/Desert from Feb 12-19.  I'll be staying at the Hyatt hotels in both places.  4.0 player here (used to be 4.5, but haven't played in a while.)

 

anyway, i'm looking forward to getting back into shape.  if you're around and interested in hitting, let me know.

 

 

At 9:40pm on January 29, 2011, STEVE said…
Are you interested in Hitting or playing sometime??
At 9:41pm on January 5, 2011, Mark Lanning said…
Hey John,   I have work all week and family coming in on Friday night. I will try again next week. Hope all is well. Thanks, Mark
At 2:52pm on December 13, 2010, Mark Lanning said…

Looks like I am tied up during the day this week from tues on out. Maybe we can try again next week. If something opens up I will shoot you a message.  I am close by on 50th and Washington in Duna La Quinta. Thanks, Mark

At 1:53pm on December 13, 2010, Mark Lanning said…

Hey John,  also singles is all I play so would be great!

Mark

At 1:46pm on December 13, 2010, Mark Lanning said…

Hey John,

     I am working till late on Tuesday and starting an instal on Wed. I can play today? Bit of short notice, just thought I would try.  Otherwise I will be around but these short days are killing us.

Thanks, Mark

At 11:23pm on October 16, 2010, Jason Sarayba said…
Hey John,
sorry for the late response
I'm in LA at the present

I'll hit you up next time i'm out there!
At 1:36pm on June 16, 2010, Larry Goldberg said…
John,

What time on Friday? Also, can you email me at kingscoop@aol.com to get a quicker response, thanks.
At 9:01am on May 30, 2010, Dante said…
Hi there,
If you need someone to play tennis with or needed someone for a 4 some, let me know. It would nice to play in LQ. I belong to the Plaza Tennis Club in Palm Springs.
If interested, my email address: AlonenHi@aol.com
Thanks...Dan
At 11:09am on November 24, 2009, Mark / The Mayor said…
 
 
 

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