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Re: Clydey v Sir Panda « Reply #45 on: August 30, 2010, 11:28 PM »
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Dave has a huge serve, he was coached on how to serve. I've been in winning positions against him a few times, just haven't beaten him quite yet.

His serve is really hard to read, and he can hit down the T and out wide, little pri*k that he is.

That's my strongest part of my game. You'd hate playing me. I'd be like Dave mark 2.
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Re: Clydey v Sir Panda « Reply #46 on: August 30, 2010, 11:57 PM »
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Although, I must admit, I've improved a fair bit since this was shot, simply because I was able to play regularly through the winter.

David and Andrew's hitabout.
Decent stuff in there, whilst ignoring any fresh air shots. lol

I like serving indoors as it takes my heavily spun lefty serve. Very Happy
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Re: Clydey v Sir Panda « Reply #47 on: August 31, 2010, 12:06 AM »
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Self love

When was the last time you played tennis, Clydey? How much of a set back would a set against this heffalump be? I think it's a date!

Probably a few months. I'm not travelling that distance for a set. :p
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Re: Clydey v Sir Panda « Reply #48 on: August 31, 2010, 12:43 AM »
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I will! Next summer, Panda. You and me.
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Re: Clydey v Sir Panda « Reply #49 on: August 31, 2010, 12:09 PM »
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Don't you all have a "Rating"?  Then at least you know what your opponent is all about.  Here's a breakdown of the USTA Tennis Rating System ...

USTA TENNIS RATING PROGRAM


Rating     
1.0

   This player is just starting to play tennis.

 
1.5


   This player has played a limited amount but is still working primarily on getting the ball over the net; has some knowledge of scoring but is not familiar with basic positions and procedures for singles and doubles play.

 
2.0



   This player may have had some lessons for one or two years but needs on-court experience; has obvious stroke weaknesses but is beginning to feel comfortable with singles and doubles play; may be a member of a junior high or junior varsity team; may have played in novice tournaments.

 
2.5



   This player has more dependable strokes but is still unable to judge where the ball is going; has weak court coverage; is still working just to keep the ball in play with others of the same ability; many junior high and junior varsity players with two or three years experience play at this level.

 
3.0



   This player can place shots with moderate success; can sustain a rally of slow pace but is not comfortable with all strokes; lacks consistency in serving; can keep the ball in play for six to ten shots or more without missing; plays well enough to make an average high school team.

 
3.5



   This player still lacks stroke dependability, depth and variety but has improved ability to direct shots away from opponent; rarely double faults but does not usually force errors on the serve; hits forehand and backhand volleys consistently; and has often played for several years.

 
4.0



   This player has dependable strokes on both forehand and backhand sides; has the ability to use a variety of shots including lobs, overheads, approach shots and volleys; can place the first serve and force some errors; is rarely out of position in a doubles game; plays tournaments and is good enough to compete at the higher positions on most high school teams.

 
4.5




   This player has begun to master the use of power and spins; has sound footwork; can control depth of shots and is able to move the opponent up and back; can hit first serves with above average power and accuracy and place the second serve; is able to rush net with some success on serve against players of similar ability; can compete evenly with top players on good high school teams that are advancing beyond regional play to the state tournament.

 
5.0





   This player has good shot anticipation; is able to overcome some stroke deficiencies with outstanding shots or exceptional consistency; will approach net at opportune times and is often able to force an error or make a winning placement; can execute lobs, drop shots, half-volleys, and overhead smashes with above average success; is able to vary the spin on the serve; plays well enough to reach the high school state tournament (beyond sectional tournaments) in singles or doubles; is skilled enough to compete on many Division III college teams.

 
5.5



   This player is able to execute all strokes offensively and defensively; can hit first serves for winners and second serves to set up an offensive situation; plays well enough to be a top performer at the state high school championship level; is skilled enough to play college tennis on top Division II & III teams.

 
6.0



   This player has mastered all of the above skills; is able to hit both slice and topspin serves; can vary strategies and styles of play in competitive situations; plays well enough to be a state high school champion, hold a national ranking, and be offered a Division I tennis scholarship.

 

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Re: Clydey v Sir Panda « Reply #50 on: August 31, 2010, 12:17 PM »
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IF this ever happens guys I totally want to watch! lol Complete with camcorder so we can upload to MW Very Happy
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Re: Clydey v Sir Panda « Reply #51 on: August 31, 2010, 12:18 PM »
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IF this ever happens guys I totally want to watch! lol Complete with camcorder so we can upload to MW Very Happy

I refuse to be a part of your fantasy. Not talking
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Re: Clydey v Sir Panda « Reply #52 on: August 31, 2010, 12:19 PM »
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I refuse to be a part of your fantasy. Not talking

Don't worry I refuse to let you be part of any of my fantasies too lol
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Re: Clydey v Sir Panda « Reply #53 on: August 31, 2010, 12:21 PM »
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Don't worry I refuse to let you be part of any of my fantasies too lol

You're too busy dreaming about this stud.

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Re: Clydey v Sir Panda « Reply #54 on: August 31, 2010, 12:59 PM »
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Don't you all have a "Rating"?  Then at least you know what your opponent is all about.  Here's a breakdown of the USTA Tennis Rating System ...

USTA TENNIS RATING PROGRAM


Rating     
3.5

   This player still lacks stroke dependability, depth and variety but has improved ability to direct shots away from opponent; rarely double faults but does not usually force errors on the serve; hits forehand and backhand volleys consistently; and has often played for several years.

 
4.0

   This player has dependable strokes on both forehand and backhand sides; has the ability to use a variety of shots including lobs, overheads, approach shots and volleys; can place the first serve and force some errors; is rarely out of position in a doubles game; plays tournaments and is good enough to compete at the higher positions on most high school teams.

On that, I think, on a good day I'm a 4.0 and on a bad day a 3.5.  Think
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Re: Clydey v Sir Panda « Reply #55 on: August 31, 2010, 01:21 PM »
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It's amazing how much worse your strokes look on camera compared to how you envisage them looking.
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Re: Clydey v Sir Panda « Reply #56 on: August 31, 2010, 05:29 PM »
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What racquets do you lot use? I've ordered a cheap one for now. Not shelling out £100+ for a professional standard racquet.
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Re: Clydey v Sir Panda « Reply #57 on: August 31, 2010, 05:30 PM »
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I use a Microgel Extreme which cost about £100 when I bought it (2008)

The frame is a beauty though, should last me for a few more years.
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Re: Clydey v Sir Panda « Reply #58 on: August 31, 2010, 05:31 PM »
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I use a Microgel Extreme which cost about £100 when I bought it (2008)

The frame is a beauty though, should last me for a few more years.

What I worry about is the strings breaking. I wouldn't even know where to begin getting a racquet restrung in Hamilton.
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Re: Clydey v Sir Panda « Reply #59 on: August 31, 2010, 05:32 PM »
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Plenty of places in Glasgow buddy, it is only a short train journey after all.

What stick did you go for?
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