Hey Jazz....not sure if I'm in the right spot here....but I am replying to your comment about Friday Night's match. I think this was a case where they were a more consistent team than us. Their only weakness was the girl's serve (however we failed to break her every time), and their strength was the guy's serve (not much pace but great spin). We just didn't adjust as much as we should have (we should have tried to move them around more..and we absolutely should have broken the girl more than we did). The girl (Yuko) had excellent placement and angles (and great hands)...made me think that I need to work on that more in drill situations....anway...Larry and I had a lot of fun playing them..if we had to lose...then they were a nice couple to lose to....I'm looking forward to our match..I hope you'll be able to make it and that your work won't interfere (but I understand how important it is to even have a job in the economic times we're going through right now!)...thanks for commenting!.....later..rose
Hey, Dave said he'll be happy to babysit the camera. He did have a good point about the camera, though -- from the window upstairs, you can't really see the whole court, so you'll have to figure out what you want to record -- do you just want to record OUR play, in which case, we can record one side of the court, and see us every two games. Or we could ask Dave to move it from side to side, as we move? ...or we set it up to see most of the court, and just tape the whole match that way, getting us when we're on the half that it gets, and part of us when we're on the other half. :-)
yea, thanks. i'm starting to settle in a bit overall.
i'm not feeling all this 'pressure' to force my involvement into the match.
i'm starting to find ways to use my partner's play and some strategy to get some good net set-ups, and therefore put some pressure on our opponents
i guess i cant complain overall....i'm 2-2 now and in the 2 matches i lost...we lost 5-7, 5-7 and the other was a 4-6, 6-7. so regardless of winning, i'm competitive. so my whining to you before was probably pre-mature ;-)
you and jill are playing saturday i believe. i think i'm going to be around that day so maybe i'll shoot up to FV to root you guys onto victory
Hey, Jazz, I'll ask Dave if he'd be willing to tape us, if you have a camera -- how much time do you think he should spend at that? I know he wants to just be able to watch parts of the match, too...
As to our uniform -- that's a good idea! I'll plan on wearing that same blue outfit on the 28th. For tournaments, we'll have to see what we can do -- one day could be the "uniform", but we'll have to talk about the other day(s) and see if we have similar colors to wear.
Hey Jazz. I think we met briefly last night at McFetridge maybe? I was watching the matches and then everyone went downstairs by the tables with the draws and chatted briefly? I would love to hit sometimes for sure. Usuaully my best days right now is Tuesdays and weekends.
Thanks, Jazz! I'll bring the entry fee to the first match. I'm hoping we get a bye for Fri night, like last year...that made things MUCH easier, as I'm a bit farther out from town than you. :-) I really enjoyed that tournament last year, though, so hopefully we'll kick butt again! :-)
Ah so you have the younger ones do you? I know what you're going through as I already id all that. I coached every sport under the sun for a lot of years and didn't play tennis for over 15 years. Now it's my time ya might say. No I don't pay for all of the court time. I have perm time on Wed nights and of course that's paid for in advance, then Sunday mornings I pay for, but a bunch of time is free. I hit with 4 junior players, one is 10, 13, 15 , and 16. This time is covered by their parents as I hit with them for free. The 16 year old is newer to the game, played for about 2 years now, he's ok but has a great attitude, the other three are all tournament players. I love to hit with the kids. Parents love me, I'm free !
2 or 3 times a week, that's not bad, but I know what you mean, no amount of time ever seems like enough. I'm playing quite a bit, 4 hours every Wed night, 4 hours every Friday night, sometimes a couple hours on Sat, and a minimum of 4 hours on Sunday. This Sunday I'm playing for 6 hours. Plus Isometimes will sub for people if they ask me. You play in the city right?
Hi Jazz. Thanks for the info on the V-day tournament. It looks like Tina and I would get our butts kicked, since we'd have to play in the 4.5+4.5 bracket. Hopefully we'll see some action that Sunday in the mx7 match at Rtrails. But looking forward we're excited about all the tournaments that McFetridge hosts throughout the year :) Have a good weekend.
Thanks for inviting me! This reminds me of facebook. I have to warn you, I haven't quite gotten the hang of facebook yet, so I'm not sure how well I'll do on this website. As long as there are links and directions, I should be able to handle it :-) Looking forward to our 2009 mixed matches...I know our team will start winning more matches this year...later..rose
I haven't really worked on navigating this place and missed your question. I was taking the Frank Sacks group in Skokie at Niles West HS. I ended up joining Tam and I'm in a Mixed advanced beginner lesson, it's okay but way too short(1 hr). I think I'm going do the Sacks "league" play in Skokie that starts in April and continue groups at Tam until then. The lighting at Niles West was really bad and the day that we shared the field house with the percussion section of the marching band pretty much iced it for me. =:-)
well congrats on your win. i didnt see much of your match either, but it looked the guy you were playing had a pretty big serve....looks like you were able to handle that okay.
the guy we played hit a heavy topspin ball and laura had a hard time with that. as the ball moved and jumped off the racquet with the extra spin it was hard to control. so a lot of rally exchanges between their male player and laura ended in unforced error winners for them. i tried cutting off more balls to her to help...but like i say, i couldnt do enough
thanks jazz. we lost 5-7, 5-7. how about you ?
laura(my partner) got picked on a bit today in our match.....i dont have a strong enough game to prevent that. i may be a bit outmatched at this 7.0 level
Hey Jazz - yes it is. How are things? Still swinging that racket I hope. I just moved out of Chicago and up to suburbia, my wife is about to deliver our first child any day now. I've been out of tennis for the past few months and am looking to get back into it. Hope to see you at one of these USTA tourney's soon! All the best in 2009 and beyond!!
Hey, Jazz, happy holidays to you and your family, too! I think I'll be fine for the McFetridge doubles tournament, altho I have to wait to see if my team wins our flight, 'cause the flight playoffs will be in early Feb. :-) I'd love to do the tournament with you again! ...and Dave wants to come cheer us on, again, too. :-)
Oh ya I forgot to tell you, Federer is your favorite and Nadal is mine, so be prepared for a ton of topspin (ha,ha). Hopefully you don't have the one handed Federer backhand or my topspin will give you the same issue on that side.