Do we have a handful of tennis folks that would warrent a social group.
post your matches, gear, and overall enthusiasm!
Oh, and after trying a bunch of new gear over the years, I found NOS Prince CTS Lightning 90s on Ebay a couple of years ago that I grabbed. For some reason, I just hit the ball very well with that model racquet. As far as widebodies go, they're nice and slim. Strung with topspin in the low fifties. A good balance between a cannon and a nice playable stick. Wish they still made them.
Is this your homework, Larry?
I've always been interested in the sport, have a basic understanding of the rules, and have conquered any novice I've played (which is everyone I've ever played). I know nothing about tennis equipment. I have a Walmart Wilson and a neighborhood court which is littered with cracks and has crappy lighting at night. I'd participate in the forum would it accept interested novices.
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I play tennis about once or twice a week.
I use Head Liquid Metal Radical oversize. A little old but I like it.
I love to play, but lost my partner to a move a few years ago. I play a pretty strong baseline game and have since high school. I'm a big guy that isn't particularly fast, so I rely on a lot of spin and shot placement. I played my old Yonex Rd-7 for the last 10-12 years and finally found a newer racquet that I liked well enough to buy last fall. The new stick is a Volkyl Tour 10 V-Engine midsize, and so far I like it a lot. I kept the RD-7 and still love it. Maybe I'll track another one down one of these days, since none of the new Yonex racquets are enough like it for me.
Last edited by TonyH; 07-23-2009 at 03:42 AM.
I like watching womens tennis...that count?!
I play in a singles league during the winter (and I won it the last two years ), and I have a Saturday morning doubles game all year round. At the moment I am playing the Volkl DNX 10 mid, strung with Bow Brand natural gut in the mains and Luxilon Fluoro in the crosses -- a great set up for an old serve and volleyer like me.
I would definitely be interested in a tennis related social group, if there are enough enthusasts to warrant it.
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I used to play almost 30 years ago. My daughter is getting into it so I am starting to play with her. I am starting to remember why I liked playing it so much.
Tennis is a lot of fun. I did not play at all growing up (hockey and lacrosse, real useful lifetime sports, huh?) and played squash in college and graduate school (thinking that would be a sport I could play through most of my life ... but living in the south there aren't a lot of squash courts or players around). So I took up golf in graduate school and I played frequently, if rather poorly, until we moved from the small town where we could afford to belong to a club to a bigger city where the club costs were exhorbitant. Then I had my first child and, well, no longer wanted to dedicate 6+ hours on a Saturday to a golf odyssey, and the interminable waiting with the throngs stacked up too tightly on a fee per round course.
So I took up tennis. My wife was a big player so it was something we could do together. Several of the partners in my firm played (and we joined the same small swim/tennis club which was much more affordable). And I could play for an hour or two and get a good workout, have some social time and meet new people, and still balance life at home. I played in USTA leagues and had a lot of fun. Then we moved to my current home and had another child and took 4 years off from playing.
This spring we joined another swim and racquet club and I've started playing again, and I didn't realize how much I'd missed it. I'm still hitting my old Prince Triple Threat Bandit, which is a nice stick (heck they still sell it I think) but technology has changed quite a bit and I've started playtesting some new racquets. I hit a Prince O3 Speedport black last night and it was a solid ride - a tad heavy (which I like) and about the right mix of power and control. I'm playing mostly doubles so it is a tad small given the amount of volleying in doubles, but I certainly liked the feel of it compared to the Bandit. I think I'll try the Speedport Red next which I think is a 105 size rather than the 100 of the black.
Mostly, however, I'm signing up for a few "tune up" lessons to help me sand some of the rust off my game!