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Richmond, Berkeley, Oakland, El Cerrito...
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I am adventurous, like to try new things, and I am a novice tennis player.
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Nadal, Federer, Serena...
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At 8:18pm on June 27, 2011, blackrino said…

Phone 510-253-7887-text works best!

At 8:17pm on June 27, 2011, blackrino said…
yes that will be a great time. my friend getting together with this lady who is just starting out too at diamond park in oakland. we will play them doubles in a few weeks.Albany High,SanPabloPark,JFK comunity center on 8th and Virgina Berkeley.3 COURT Berkeley MLK and Oregon.You know of courts closer to you let me know. i live in Martinez,i would like to go to courts you feel cimfortable with right now.Friday morning say 10:30 11:00 if not later.
At 10:19am on June 27, 2011, blackrino said…

Russia where did you go?

At 2:42pm on June 19, 2011, blackrino said…
very good watch all the videos you can slow then down so you can see the footwork. in media player go to play click slow, analyze the movement and will be able to network with a lot of players in your class too! don't giveup and stop go to the end you will gain a lot by staying close and proving the things you need to understand to yourself. is good for written instructions.i got friends who are finally working from this same process and they are teaching themselves things they should have learned 20 years ago and the princple of learning apply here just like everywhere basic thing you want to do is come up with a working definition of WHAT IS TENNIS? from what you know and what you heard and what you think and prove the realiabilty over time of your definition. its going to change hear and there but never will your focusing process be side tracked and is a higher level of the game than causal and recreational tennis. its rooted in the passionate level.i wish i could layout some the struggles i had before i became passionate about the me there are video i can not upload on this page, they just don't allow anything that has been cut from your personal files. 
At 12:12pm on June 19, 2011, blackrino said…

a tennis class at a college is general level at best 101, you will learn exactly one thing how to get to the class and what time the class starts. you are bunched in a crowd hopeing to learn something. you need tennis specific knowledge if you want to learn the game. college has 2 levels of tennis. the schools team and the general and the advanced class which is a chance to continue what you startedin 101, but nothing else. at best it keeps you busy at the game the more you do the less you can be fumbling aroud at the game for many years. before you reach the point of doing something are just givingup.if i can tell you one think take it to heart, learn the things you need to know at the begaining and get better at them things the basics.we say we learned tennis but we don't know how to play the watch those videos dont follow the ball, look at the person getting ready to recieve the going to see things maybe you have not considered yet,thats the nuts and bolts of the game. on avg the ball travels from one end to the other in 1.38 seconds 78 feet,that all the time you have and thats what makes the game great.the ability to defeat your self and make the  correct move that will get you into position to return the ball. keep track of this for surely it will enlighten your outlook and allow you to make progress and help you to master the dance.

At 10:21am on June 19, 2011, blackrino said…
oh yea i play weekends of course and i will hit with you.i have some more females friends in the starting start they had a few lessions and stopped.maybe i can introdued you guys to one another.did you check out the Marion Bartoli video on my page. she was sent to school big time.she saw so much drop,spins and passing shots, til i know she still haveing nightmares.maybe we can get togther next weekend and hit around if you got the time.take my friend request and stay in touch glad you are moving forward with your still have my email address 
At 1:30am on June 19, 2011, blackrino said…
are you still in the hunt to learn the game?
At 9:09pm on June 15, 2011, Nino C. said…
There are courts near my residential community in Richmond (Marina Bay).  I believe they are free.  I wouldn't mind hitting a few with you: ncbogusmail @  I'm not a beginner, but very I could use the exercise.
At 9:24pm on June 4, 2011, blackrino said…
i forgot your RATING IS 3.0 that's the competitive level for USTA tournaments 1.0-2.5 is considered beginning. but 1.0-2.5 is KNOWLEDGE of what the game is more than how to play.
At 9:13pm on June 4, 2011, blackrino said…
yea! san pablo park is my home courts for all USTA matches. well thats very good, you are active and in the game. yes i can help any person who has more than a passing interest in the game.there is a number of things you can do to really start getting the knowledge you need. first you need a file converter, it converts video and most any kind of file to what ever format you want. if you don't have download one from, any video converter works ok, next got go and download your favorite players in their match, mind is Serena and there is a lot to see and pickup from the professionals. view it as a player based on the knowledge you have not a fan. you will begin to see things in the process. ok another good court is Albany High.but they don't have a wall. i spent hours at DVC another fine place to play with plenty of courts even on days when lots of players are there, the parking is a pain $3.00 no way around that its that are a $40.00 ticket on school days.CHECK OUT THE utube videos any problems

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