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Michael Maidens replied to Arianne Kim's discussion 'Do you have a preference when it comes to tennis balls?'
"Hey Mike! yea they are cool hey! You might like some of the old and unusual rackets we have on a site that a mate and I setup. http://tennishistory.com.au.. Chat soon!"
Dec 12, 2010
Michael Maidens replied to Arianne Kim's discussion 'Do you have a preference when it comes to tennis balls?'
"Hi Arianne, I am lucky to have collected a few things! If you are keen to see some more old things check out a web site that a mate and I have setup. http://tennishistory.com.au. Have a good day!"
Dec 12, 2010
Michael Maidens replied to Arianne Kim's discussion 'Do you have a preference when it comes to tennis balls?'
"Hey Chris, Thats really interesting about the dead-ball vibration! Id be keen to read some more about that.. Do you have any links to where to start looking? Thanks Michael"
Dec 8, 2010
Michael Maidens received a gift from Mark T.
Dec 8, 2010
Mark T. and Michael Maidens are now friends
Dec 8, 2010
Michael Maidens replied to Arianne Kim's discussion 'Do you have a preference when it comes to tennis balls?'
"Hi Mark! Here they are :)"
Dec 8, 2010
Michael Maidens updated their profile
Dec 8, 2010
Michael Maidens replied to Arianne Kim's discussion 'Pro players are using smaller grips?'
"yep I have former tour pro mates who will only use one brand of racquet because they dont like some grip shapes. For example Prince is much rounder than Head"
Dec 7, 2010
Michael Maidens replied to Mark / The Mayor's discussion 'Looking for a New Face of Tennisopolis... Yours!'
"great idea!"
Dec 7, 2010
Michael Maidens replied to Arianne Kim's discussion 'Pro players are using smaller grips?'
"Hey Mark, Grip size, Grip (eastern, western etc) and also the position of the pad of your hand make a massive difference. The old traditional way of lining up your knuckle on the flt or ridges of your grip only look at one end of your hand. Play…"
Dec 7, 2010
Michael Maidens received a gift from Myiesha Simmons
Dec 7, 2010
Michael Maidens replied to Myiesha Simmons's discussion 'Share Your Tips And Tricks'
"Hi Myiesha, I always try to use wristbands and fresh grips. I find the less you need to grip the racket the more relaxed your whole arm is! Therefore more power from ripping it :) Michael"
Dec 7, 2010
Michael Maidens replied to Arianne Kim's discussion 'Do you have a preference when it comes to tennis balls?'
"Hey Mike, I actually have many of the old 'white balls' From the 50's and 60's. I have some that were never hit and still in their cardboard box! Kinda cool really :) I'll take a photo and upload :) Michael"
Dec 7, 2010
Michael Maidens replied to Arianne Kim's discussion 'Pro players are using smaller grips?'
"Yes, that is how I understand it. The smaller the grip the more 'whippy' you can be with your racket head. Even imagine right now, trying crack a whip with a big thick handle. I don't know the mechanics but you can just feel that a…"
Dec 7, 2010
Lendl Jr. (4.5) left a comment for Michael Maidens
"Thanks Michael, its the only racquet I hit well with. When I was 15, my coach switched me from a prince Classic to the Lendl racquet. He thought with the smaller head size, I would watch the ball more. I like the way it is not balanced (most of the…"
Oct 14, 2010
Michael Maidens commented on Lendl Jr. (4.5)'s photo
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"very cool! Ive got a few Kneisel White Stars downstairs - i used to love playing with them!"
Oct 14, 2010

Profile Information

I am a:
Tennis Fan, Tournament or League Player, Teaching Pro or Coach
Random things about me (hobbies, occupation, tennis history, favorite band, etc.):
Ive been playing tennis since I could walk. tennis has always been my number one sport. My father was a tennis coach and my grandfather was a tennis coach for over 50 years. He coached many great players like Rod Laver, Roy Emerson, Mal Anderson, Geoff Masters etc..
I played to a high level and traveled to Europe to enjoy the sport over there for a season.
Now I still train with full time players and enjoy the fitness and social side of tennis. I have my Level 2 Club Pro Coaching qualification and like to help players who are keen to make tennis their living. I am very fortunate to have many friends who were very successful with their tennis and played at the highest level for Australia. I really like to talk ot these guys and learn all the information I did not find out when I was growing up. My goal is to pass this information to todays players - where it will massively enhance their chances of success. I love tennis and I have setup a Tennis History site with a mate. It is such a great game the history of the equipment is really cool also. I have collected a fair few things over the years. My collection was started by my grandfathers Pro Shop - where I inherited alot of really cool things.
Favorite pro tennis player(s):
Federer, Nadal, Rafter, Newcombe, Roche,
My tennis skill (please check your NTRP if you know it):
Im a pro, NTRP 5.0, NTRP 5.5, If tennis is on TV - I am watching
On the court, I am a:
lefty, doubles partner, singles player, serve-n-volleyer, returner, one-hander, top-spinner, all courter, gracious winner, gracious loser
My favorite local courts:
Kawana Tennis Club - Just Up The Road
Relationship status:
Married
Favorite website:
http://tennisassist.com

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At 10:44am on December 08, 2010, Mark T. gave Michael Maidens a gift
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Thanks for the Friend request. I have to tell you, I am jealous of your being from Australia. I would absolutely love to go there. Thanks mate.
At 10:05am on December 07, 2010, Myiesha Simmons gave Michael Maidens a gift
At 6:42am on October 14, 2010, Lendl Jr. (4.5) said…
Thanks Michael, its the only racquet I hit well with. When I was 15, my coach switched me from a prince Classic to the Lendl racquet. He thought with the smaller head size, I would watch the ball more. I like the way it is not balanced (most of the weight is in the grip area). Oh, by the way, I went to the John Newcombe tennis academy a few weeks ago for a lesson, all run by Aussies! It was only a 1 hour lesson, but I got a lot out of it ! Its amazing how much you can improve when you get another perspective on your game.
At 4:24am on November 15, 2009, John Hoffman said…
Thanks much for your comments to my blog. Your ideas are very valid, and I will include them (with a nod to you for suggesting them) next time I submit them to a magazine, etc...

Great website, by the way. Great source for info!
At 7:32am on November 10, 2009, CoachV - William Vazquez gave Michael Maidens a gift
 
 
 

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