"Rockshow! How's that backhand coming along? :)
Played Nitesh today in Rochelle, he's not bad actually, good range, nice slice and a tough drop shot, but he's out of shape, so didn't give me much trouble... yet.
"Unfortunately no. I work 9-to-6 Friday, so will have to push it back to next week. Tuesday and Friday would work best for me next week, with Friday being more wide-open. Keep in touch and let me know if either of those work."
I was looking to get into hospitality and my good friend had an opening at his property in Rochelle (Comfort Inn & Suites), so will be here for the immediate future. My schedule is ever-changing, but looks like I have a free…"
Random things about me (hobbies, occupation, tennis history, favorite band, etc.):
Just moved from South Florida to Rochelle, IL for work, looking for some local players to get on the court with, I started playing seriously about a year ago and have improved quickly, but have only played (albeit very often) with a handful of friends, so not sure how good I am. Either way, just looking to have fun, cross-train and most importantly, not regress due to inactivity.
Favorite pro tennis player(s):
Rafael Nadal (fellow lefty/sleeveless-shirt-wearer/countryman, I'm a tri-citizen), Roger Federer (class act), Andy Roddick (showing improvement in '09), Andy Murray (saw him live @ Sony Semis, think he'll be #3 if not #2 by end of '09).
My tennis skill (please check your NTRP if you know it):
Not bad, NTRP 4.0, If tennis is on TV - I am watching
Juan, I thought my message gotten through but I guess not. I was wondering when you are free now? I am back in the states and working on my tennis players this season. Let me know when you are free and we can hit here at the college. Talk to you soon.
Juan, I was notified late yesterday that my department is having a staff retreat to go over this past season. So I cannot do this afternoon. I apologize for this prolonged event. Plus, I want to hit before my two tennis trips that are coming up .
Wednesday I am seeing friends from out of town and Thursday I a playing in a singles league in Rockford, which you are more than welcome to come watch if you like. So Friday afternoon is my better day. Is Friday afternoon good for you?
1pm is fine. How about meet at Rockford College. When you come into the college their will be a big parking lot on your right. Go into the lot and their will be a road that will incline and the tennis courts are straight ahead.
That is fine Juan. I am glad you are a lefty. It has been awhile since I hit with one. I like playing against lefties, because it is a different experience. Plus looking for a doubles partner who is lefty too. ;)
This week is a little bit busy for me. Is Friday the only day you would be free next week? Monday and Tuesday is good for me. Wednesday afternoon only, and then Thursday and Friday afternoon only. How about planning on coming up here to play. I do not know if the high school in Rochelle allows outsiders on their new courts yet.