I played alot of tennis in jr high and the first three years of high school. Then I quit for about 20 years. Started again a year ago. I like singles because its been hard to get 3 other guys about the same skill level together. I teach my children tennis and hit with my wife also. This is good but no competition. I have a friend I play with weekly most weeks who is about a 4.0. He is like the energizer bunny (a triathlete) but cannot beat me. We play 3 sets at a time for about 3 hours or more midday. I want to find someone who can consistently beat me so I can get better and for variety. I am having to look for younger and younger competition but this is not really the best or my goal since I am in my mid 40's but still very quick footed. I need someone to pressure my game so I will be forced to improve two things, my second service and service return (under pressure) from a good server. I am open to developing a doubles game but haven't really found much fun in doubles because its alot of standing around. I like to run alot. Hope we can play soon. My oldest child is 12. He is getting better and should be able to beat me by 18 or 19 if his current progress continues (not likely).
All that late tennis keep you up at night?
It was nice to meet you all. Mixed doubles is different than the ladies doubles I usually play. It's fun to play different types of tennis and you learn from everyone. I'll see if I can get any other gals to come out with us next time.
hey dudley, fred here. sorry for not getting back to you sooner. i have been flying a lot for work for the past 2 months and wilol be gone for the next 2 weeks. looking forward to be back in march and maybe we could set up a game or two with the group. i'll drop you a note once i get back. ciao for now. fred
Do you remember me? Went on Craig's List and found your website. You put a lot of work into it and did a great job. As you can see, I did not rate myself. My goal is to have fun, but I would like to get up to- 2.5 or 3, with practice and/or lessons. if you give lessons, I might be interested. Lots of changes since a year ago, see profile.
Hey Dudley, some time ago you told me if I ever needed help with my game to just ask you. Well, the more I play doubles, the more weaknesses I find in my game. I find I really suck at putting volleys away at the net. I inevitably hit the ball right back to my opponent at the net, failing to angle it or put it at their feet. If we could ever find the time to work on this, I would appreciate your help. I'm a 3.5 NTRP. Thanks
I joined your group so I should receive your next group message.
I suggest you create a Court Time event for your meetup and resend the group message pointing them to the event page.
Let me know when you send the message.
Hi Dudley! I agree with Joe. I didn't see your message on weekday meetups either. I don't think your messages are posting correctly. You may want to send a group message as well as adding a comment on the TVA main page. None of your meet up attempts has posted on the comment section. There's also an option for you to create a meet up section that will allow players to rsvp whether they will attend, not attend or might attend. In addition, to get everyone's schedule in sync, you may want to give at least a week's notice. Thanks for your effort.