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Do Pro Players still participate at their local club?

slasherasher
09-14-2007, 12:05 AM
The reason i ask this is because i believe to have seen a proffesional player by the name of Dean Little participating in a training match at my local club. My club is called Nunholm Tennis Club and features a mere 4 artificial courts. Local players such as Channelle Cunningham, "Coco" Dunbar, the Breen Bros (doubles partners), Russel Jardine, Curly Coser, Cameron Nicholas's father, Captain G.Grant, N.Y.P.D. JIM, Raymond Capone, big Al and Spenny and Pomfret all frequent the club, but they along with local rivals Hutchy (moffat) and xander (dbt) are not well known and are fairly lacking in the competitive department. However, this Dean Little, soon to be tagged the "Dean Machine" by those around Nunholm, has made our courts his own. The courts have never seen a tennis ball being hit so well since their creation. He wears a large range of proffesional gear (different each day)and has a hitting partner who trains in America. His game seems to revolve around power and out hitting his opponent from the baseline. Does anybody else know of any incidents of big time players returning to their roots and having a hit at their local courts in their town or village of birth?

Burrow
09-14-2007, 12:09 AM
Sounds great...

Nah not heard of any.

Actually, didn't Blake go back to his school or something to have a court named after him??

Pigpen Stinks
09-14-2007, 12:19 AM
I'm guessing this is a joke, as the Dean Machine's credentials rival those of our own beloved Xristos.

Burrow
09-14-2007, 12:22 AM
Xristos has grace and is smooth. :worship:

The other guy sounds rough and just power.

Xristos
09-14-2007, 03:43 AM
It all comes back to me it seems..

FedFan_2007
09-14-2007, 03:54 AM
I hear Federer participates at the local Basel club. They don't always have the court available for him, so he has to wait in the lounge.

slasherasher
09-14-2007, 10:33 PM
There is no lounge at Nunholm, just wooden benches out in the cold. Dean doesn't sit any way. He stands. He has no time for sitting. Besides, if he sat on the bench outside of the courts he would probabaly be knocked out by a cricket ball. Well I suppose not actually as the cricket team there couldn't hit the ball far if their life depended on it. Anyway, back to Dean. His favourite gear is adidas. He plays with a babolat racket. He once said to me "aryt mate." Then "fill up this bottle for me please pal." needless to say I managed to carry out this simple operation without fainting.

Forehander
09-15-2007, 03:40 AM
Yeh, you see the old scott draper and all those junks training around alot in our QLD tennis Academy. Lleyton comes at times too but he's from melbourne.

El Legenda
09-15-2007, 03:47 AM
Monte Carlo is the practice place for pros

FedFan_2007
09-15-2007, 04:15 AM
Forehander: Does Lleyton do alot of "C'Mons" in the club?

Marek.
09-15-2007, 04:17 AM
Hank Pfister still plays at clubs in my town. :p

Maxinefilo
09-15-2007, 04:56 AM
Forehander: Does Lleyton do alot of "C'Mons" in the club?
:lol: :lol:

lazyman
09-15-2007, 05:25 AM
Yeh, you see the old scott draper and all those junks training around alot in our QLD tennis Academy. Lleyton comes at times too but he's from melbourne.

what r u stupid lleyton comes from adelade

Kolya
09-15-2007, 07:41 AM
Forehander: Does Lleyton do alot of "C'Mons" in the club?

He'll get bashed.

Burrow
09-15-2007, 02:32 PM
Scott Draper is now a pro golfer is he not :confused:

peacechick
09-15-2007, 10:01 PM
Not at all a big player but I know Reamon Sluiter sometimes trains at the tenniscourts around the corner from my house, though his hometown (and local club) is 15 miles from here.
I guess when players visit home they'll occasionaly train at their own club...

binkygirl
09-18-2007, 04:59 PM
Hank Pfister still plays at clubs in my town. :p

You must be in Bakersfield.

slasherasher
09-18-2007, 10:07 PM
Not at all a big player but I know Reamon Sluiter sometimes trains at the tenniscourts around the corner from my house, though his hometown (and local club) is 15 miles from here.
I guess when players visit home they'll occasionaly train at their own club...

Thats good to hear, I suppose thats what happened with the Dean Machine, he must have only dropped in for a couple of practices before heading back on tour. I haven't seen him down at my courts for a reasonable time now. i should have taken the oppertunity of him being there to ask for some tips on how to make my game more like his. Hopefully one day that chance will come again. Fingers crossed.

Forehander
09-18-2007, 11:53 PM
Forehander: Does Lleyton do alot of "C'Mons" in the club?

I've only seen him twice to be honest training at QLD academy. The most recent was 2005 when he acted as a coach and did drills with us for about an hour. He's quite a friendly guy, but he can be quite a prick who doesn't watch what he says when he's in bad mood. The training courts we use here are Rebound Ace as well and he always complains about it and tried to brainwash us by saying how crap it is in tournaments. Now, happy for him, they're gone.

what r u stupid lleyton comes from adelade

sorry i was a bit sleepy head when i typed that, what i mean is he trains alot in melbourne.

Scott Draper is now a pro golfer is he not :confused:

yeh he is indeed. But however players still hire him to train with. He cost around 200-400 dollars per hour.

Forehander
09-18-2007, 11:53 PM
Forehander: Does Lleyton do alot of "C'Mons" in the club?

I've only seen him twice to be honest training at QLD academy. The most recent was 2005 when he acted as a coach and did drills with us for about an hour. He's quite a friendly guy, but he can be quite a prick who doesn't watch what he says when he's in bad mood. The training courts we use here are Rebound Ace as well and he always complains about it and tried to brainwash us by saying how crap it is in tournaments. Now, happy for him, they're gone.

what r u stupid lleyton comes from adelade

sorry i was a bit sleepy head when i typed that, what i mean is he trains alot in melbourne.

Scott Draper is now a pro golfer is he not :confused:

yeh he is indeed. But however players still hire him to train with. He cost around 200-400 dollars per hour.

Forehander
09-18-2007, 11:53 PM
Forehander: Does Lleyton do alot of "C'Mons" in the club?

I've only seen him twice to be honest training at QLD academy. He's very typical aussie so generally says alot of "come ons" yeh lol but not as dramatic as he does it like real tournaments. We tell him to act it out though on purpose and it's quite funny. The most recent was 2005 when he acted as a coach and did drills with us for about an hour. He's quite a friendly guy, but he can be quite a prick who doesn't watch what he says when he's in bad mood. The training courts we use here are Rebound Ace as well and he always complains about it and tried to brainwash us by saying how crap it is in tournaments. Now, happy for him, they're gone.

what r u stupid lleyton comes from adelade

sorry i was a bit sleepy head when i typed that, what i mean is he trains alot in melbourne.

Scott Draper is now a pro golfer is he not :confused:

yeh he is indeed. But however players still hire him to train with. He cost around 200-400 dollars per hour.

Peoples
09-19-2007, 08:53 AM
yeh he is indeed. But however players still hire him to train with. He cost around 200-400 dollars per hour.
Man that's cheaper than most hoes I know. Of course, these are classy b*tches and Draper's pretty much a retired journeyman so I guess it's normal.

Marek.
09-19-2007, 03:11 PM
You must be in Bakersfield.

Unfortunately yes.

Burrow
09-19-2007, 03:47 PM
Is Draper on the PGA tour now??

StevoTG
09-19-2007, 04:09 PM
Is Draper on the PGA tour now??


Think so yeah, pretty sure he won a title a while back.

EDIT : taken from wikipedia - ``Draper also plays golf professionally, putting him in that rarest category of athlete who has managed to play more than one professional sport. On February 11, 2007, Scott won the New South Wales PGA Championship on the Von Nida Tour, giving him his first professional golf title.``

Burrow
09-19-2007, 04:18 PM
thanks stevo

binkygirl
10-10-2007, 04:50 AM
Unfortunately yes.

Lol, Bakersfield seems like a sweet quiet town :) Have you taken any lessons with Hank Pfister? I saw him playing Legends at the LA tournament the other year and he seemed very nice and accessible.