The Tennis Match (Amateur Diaries)

I was on court battling hard.

I just missed a backhand in the net.

I was working extra hard to defeat my opponent!  I MUST win!

It was looking like a tough match.  I had to play one of my rivals, JOSH!  I was very worried about losing.  If I lost, he was sure to post some kind of lame status on his Facebook Wall.  I could not allow that to happen.

I went to serve.  As I threw my ball up in the air, something caught my eye.  I swung and missed!

“HA HA !   Fault!” Josh yelled at me.

I looked to my left.  It was only a squirrel. Damn!  I thought extra hard inside my own mind.

I was battling hard for my points.  But Josh won the game.   We had to change sides.

“Man, I am hitting the balls great.” Said Josh.

Josh is extra annoying and he enjoys telling me how good he is at tennis.  I MUST defeat him to silence him.

We began to play points again.  I was soon to strike a backhand but then a young woman ran by the courts.  She was jogging.  I think she might have been a goddess.  She had brown hair and was in GREAT physical shape.  I could tell that she was wearing LuluLemon brand yoga pants.  I began to wonder “What is her name?”  “Is she close to my age?”

“Game.” Said Josh.

CRAP!  LuluLemon girl cost me that whole game.  I was completely out of it.  Now my whole mind was on LuluLemon.   Will she return?   Please God, I hope she is running in a circle so she shall return and see me defend my honor against the evil Josh.

(End of Entry, Tennis Diaries)

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7 Days in Hell (Thoughts)(Samberg)

Very Funny.

7 Days in Hell lasts 42 minutes.   The humor is really good and if you are a tennis fan then you shall appreciate the comedy of this cool Mockumentary!

7 Days in Hell is an Andy Samberg production and it also has the dude from Game of Thrones!    Serena Williams is also in the movie.     Fred Armisen (Portlandia) and Will Forte also feature in the comedy masterpiece.

It does have some penis in it.   And there is some Genitalia (spoiler alert).

As a blogger who enjoys Tennis, Robo Biscuit thought 7 Days in Hell was excellent.

I recommend it.  Indubitably!

-DJ ROBO BISCUIT

Rick Macci: Super Coach

Rick Macci is a Tennis Coach.  He is REALLY good at what he does.  He has NO Wikipedia page (which is crazy) despite the fact that he is a world class tennis coach and I would say that he EQUALS Nick Bollettieri in his accomplishments (of course, he does not have the same push for self-promotion that Bollettieri has).

His players:  Jennifer Capriati, Andy Roddick, Venus and Serena, Tommy Ho, Sharapova, and Viele.

He was the coach who developed Jennifer Capriati.  Macci spent many many hours developing her ground game so she could play HARD off the ground and hit deep penetrating forehands and backhands.  He knew she was destined for greatness when Tommy Ho nailed her in the forehead with an 80 mph fastball; she was knocked on the ground and with tears in her eyes, hopped back up almost immediately “Alright I know the rules of the game.  Wait until I get a short ball.”      She was tenacious.    People recognized her as a “phenom” when she was 12.  Macci had her beating everybody!   She played in the 12’s, she won.  Then in the 14’s, won again.    16’s, won again.   She was even beating girls in the 18’s as a 12 year old.  Her ability to play so close to the baseline allowed her to neutralize the power of her larger opponents.

Rick Macci trained Tommy Ho.  To many tennis people, nobody has heard of Tommy Ho.  He was a phenom developed by Macci and he dominated from a young age.   Tommy Ho had this god-like hand eye coordination and he was lefty.  He was similar to Capriati.  From a young age he was able to dominate.   Tommy Ho won Kalamazoo.  He turned pro with Multi-Millon dollar contracts.    His game did not translate that well to the pro game and he did not become a top ranked world famous pro … … but as a junior he had this massive success.  Tommy Ho and Capriati were the players that put Rick Macci “on the map.”

He also developed a young Andy Roddick. Go to YouTube, type in “Young Andy Roddick with Rick Macci” you can see it.  Macci has a pattern of training kids from 10 to 14 and then something happens, like they move on or they turn pro or something.

He spent some time developing Sharapova.  Believe it or not, the Dad really wanted her to play LEFT HANDED.  They trained but Macci didn’t think it would be natural and strong enough.  So … boom boom boom RIGHT HANDED.  She wanted to be with Macci all the way but then IMG showed up and threw the big money at her.

He was KEY with the Williams Sisters.  He traveled to Compton to see them and he even went to the “Country Club” that was there (it was a joke, it was the ghetto).   He was impressed by their athletic skill and they were able to come and train in Florida with him.  Macci invested many many many hours into developing their strokes and giving them world class coaching.  Venus made her pro tour debut when she was 14 and she won!  Her racquet was unpainted and her clothes were from JCPenny … … “SPONSOR ME!”     She won and she turned pro on the spot.  There is more to the story … … … …

Most people talk like those girls just walked out of the ghetto in Compton and were World Class players but OBVIOUSLY they were professionally trained in Florida by Rick Macci.  It’s a shame he didn’t get more credit AND Venus and Serena still don’t really give him credit for all of the training.  (Sad)

If you found all of this information to be interesting then … … you are welcome!    Also, check out his book it is called “Macci Magic.”   VERY INTERESTING if you are a tennis fan and it really sheds some light on the training of Venus and Serena.

February 17th … … DJ ROBO BISCUIT

Clay Thompson (Tennis) 2016

There is a new player on the block!

He is fast.  He is strong.  He has blond hair.  He is Clay Thompson!

Based on his playing style it looks like he likes to go big on his serve and really crash his forehand!

Hard to say if he has the ability to go deep and beat some skilled Pros, in 2014 he lost to Bobby Reynolds but he performed well in Challenger where he had to play against Blaz Rola.

There is no doubt that his ENERGY is a great boost to tennis!  He brings lots of personality to the court with a crazy amount of jumping and fist-pumping and yelling!     I think the fans will love it

Check out these YouTube videos with him playing to see what I’m talking about:

 

and this one:

 

 

Enjoy!   I hope Clay Thompson keeps on winning!    Tennis needs some more Charisma! (Youtube …. Clay Thompson Tennis)

DJ ROBO BISCUIT