- Gary Hi10spro Sakuma
- Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
- I have played for 25 years and coached for the last 17 years--certified United States Professional Tennis Association Professional One--worked for Punahou Schools-voted the #1 Sports School in the United States, as a Program Supervisor, in charge of coaching the High Performance Players as well as coordinating programs for K-12 and Tennis Pro Education.
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Saturday, February 28, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Location: Lumpini Park (Youth Center), Rama IV
Soi Klang Racquet Club
Location: 6, 8 Amara 3, Sukhumvit Soi 49-9, Soi Klang
Contact: +66 (0)2 714 7200
Chulalongkorn University Sports Center
Location: Phayathai Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok
Contact: +66 (0)2 218 2874-76
Thammasat University Sport Center
Location: Gymnasium 7, 99 Moo 18 Paholyothin Road, Long Luang, Pathumthani
Contact: +66 (0)2 564 4425
Sports Authority of Thailand
Location: 286, Ramkhamhaeng Road, Hua Mark, Bangkapi
Contact: +66 (0)2 319 1116 ext 1502
Bangkok Naval Base
Location: Soi Isaraphap 44, Banchanglaw, Bangkoknoi
Contact: +66 (0)2 866 8807
Bangkok Metropolitan Youth Centre (Thai-Japan)
Location: Mitmaitri Road, Dindaeng
Contact: +66 (0)2 245 3360
The National Stadium (Supacharasai)
Location: Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan (BTS the National Stadium station)
Contact: +66 (0)2 216 7390
Indoor Stadium Huamark & Rajamangala National Stadium
Location: 2088 Ramkamheang Road, Huamark, Bangkapi
Contact: +66 (0)2 318 0940-4
Sport Home Tennis Courts (2 courts)
Location: 49 Soi Phetkasem 76/1 (Near THE MALL Bangkae)
Contact: 08-1837-2880 / 08-1340-0604
Opened from 6:00 am to 12:00 am every day
Udomsook Tennis Court, Soi Udomsook 27, Sukhumvit 103 Road, Bangkok.
Pls join us if u are living at Bangna areas or Sukhumvit 103, Sri Nakarin Road.
ขอเชิญเพื่อนๆ มาเล่นเทนนิสกันนะครับ ถ้าอาศัยอยู่แถวบางนา ถนนศรีนครินทร์ หรือสุขุวิท 103
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Change your positions on the baseline to change the angle of your serves to your opponent.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I got this from a USPTA convention but it works.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
some drills are better if the students feed, you get more reps, and the art of feeding is taught as well as touch.
I do like that idea.
Anyways so I'm signing up for hi5, bebo, orkut, mixx, digg, etc... and doing all the registration blah blah blah. It took about 30 minutes or so...then, Wham...
I'm getting these emails the next day like hey what's with the internet sites blah blah..and I'm like...what are you talking about? and then, i'm like hmmm... apparently it sent out something using my address book BUT it didn't ask me. My friend said it might be a pre-click thing--like it's clicked already... WT...
so be careful.
I just updated my windowslive and this time, I was looking for it. They had something to make my search engine yahoo or something like that--no msn... and I was like HUH? and it had words like this would preclude any requests to change... I'm like... MAN Heck no.. WT... and so now I'm looking at everything, it wanted to make my default email windowslive which is no problem, but it also wanted to make msn messenger my default. um... I only have two friends on msn messenger.
so words--BE CAREFUL WHEN YOU SIGN UP FOR FREE STUFF.
Friday, February 13, 2009
You have long rituals for big points and short rituals for small points and everyday things
Thursday, February 12, 2009
kinetic theory of gases, liquids, and solids
melting, boiling, and evaporation
conversion of kpascals to atms
exam covers ch 8-13
read through topics on ch 8-11.
Boys usually use a little more arm power and less technique than girls--but you can learn a lot from guys and girls--use the power of the guys with the form of the girls.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
I love two handed backhand slices
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Feb 10, 2009
I want to fist say thx for your advice last time it was really helpful. but i have a few more questions to ask. when i play doubles with my partner we are very different but we work well together. He has the sharper vollys while i have the more powerful vollys. he has a big flat serve, but his spin serves are not very good. i have a big flat serve to but neither of ours are consistant, so i use a topspin serve during doubles. i swich it up between slice and topspin and sometimes flat.
i have a much more powerful drive and baseline game but he is somewhat more consistant. i move a lot to run around my forehands while he uses a good two handed backhand.
do you know what formation or statagys we might use. We randomly choose who will be which side when reciving.
we are both very aggressive and attack orientated but sometimes its up to me to be defensive cause he won't.
is it better if you're on the ad.
i have a partner who hits a great inside out on the ad side. he rarely misses it. we tried switching with him on the fh, but it's pretty normal on that side. he hits the forehand and ends up just rallying with the other person's forehand, But when he plays the ad side, his forehand goes to the backhand, he has a great slice crosscourt backhand, and a very good overhead.
so my answer:
can your partner hit the two hander away from the net person from the deuce side? if he cannot, have him play the ad while you play the deuce. when you play the deuce, hit all forehands. you run around everything and just nail it crosscourt mixing in some down the lines.
you play the spin game so your serves are different from your partners mixing in an occasional flat serve--all your spin serves aim it to the backhand of your opponent 80% of the time. same thing on the replies, you just hit all forehands. it's half a court. hitting a forehand should be kind of easy. if you get a backhand, can you lob? or slice it away from the net person?
you can play one up and one back. it's the easiest. if you can both play up at net, do it. but if worse comes to worse, play two back on the first serve, and move up on the second. alot of pros are doing that now.
Monday, February 9, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
it's all about routines
Friday, February 6, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
____ 1. According to the kinetic theory, collisions between molecules in a gas ____.
a. are perfectly elastic c. never occur
b. are inelastic d. cause a loss of total kinetic energy
____ 2. The average speed of oxygen molecules in air is about ____.
a. 0 km/h c. 1700 km/h
b. 170 km/h d. 17,000 km/h
____ 3. Standard conditions when working with gases are defined as ____.
a. 0 K and 101.3 kPa c. 0 C and 101.3 kPa
b. 0 K and 1 kPa d. 0 C and 1 kPa
____ 4. How does the atmospheric pressure at altitudes below sea level compare with atmospheric pressure at sea level?
a. The atmospheric pressure below sea level is higher.
b. The atmospheric pressure below sea level is lower.
c. The pressures are the same.
d. Differences in pressures cannot be determined.
____ 5. The temperature at which the motion of particles theoretically ceases is ____.
a. –273 K c. 0 C
b. 0 K d. 273 C
____ 6. Consider an iron cube and an aluminum cube. If the two cubes were at the same temperature, how would the average kinetic energy of the particles in iron compare with the average kinetic energy of the particles in aluminum?
a. The average kinetic energy of the iron particles would be greater.
b. The average kinetic energy of the aluminum particles would be greater.
c. There would be no difference in the average kinetic energies.
d. No determination can be made based on the information given.
____ 7. The average kinetic energy of water molecules is greatest in ____.
a. steam at 100 C c. liquid water at 373 K
b. liquid water at 90 C d. ice at 0 C
____ 8. What is the key difference between a liquid and a gas?
a. intermolecular attractions c. average kinetic energy
b. the ability to flow d. the motion of their particles
____ 9. If a liquid is sealed in a container and kept at constant temperature, how does its vapor pressure change over time?
a. It continues to steadily increase.
b. It increases at first, then remains constant.
c. It increases at first, then decreases.
d. It continues to steadily decrease.
____ 10. An increase in the temperature of a contained liquid ____.
a. has no effect on the kinetic energy of the liquid
b. causes the vapor pressure above the liquid to decrease
c. causes fewer particles to escape from the surface of the liquid
d. causes the vapor pressure above the liquid to increase
____ 11. When the vapor pressure of a liquid is equal to the atmospheric pressure, the liquid ____.
a. has no observable changes. c. evaporates.
b. boils vigorously. d. begins to boil.
____ 12. Compared to the melting points of ionic compounds, the melting points of molecular solids tend to be ____.
a. similar c. lower
b. unpredictable d. higher
____ 13. Most solids ____.
a. are dense and difficult to compress c. are amorphous
b. are able to flow d. have a disorderly structure
____ 14. Crystals are classified into how many different crystal systems?
a. 4 c. 6
b. 5 d. 7
____ 15. The smallest group of particles in a crystal that retains the shape of the crystal is called the ____.
a. cube c. cage
b. unit cell d. crystal lattice
____ 16. The escape of molecules from the surface of a liquid is known as ____.
a. condensation c. evaporation
b. boiling d. sublimation
____ 17. The direct change of a substance from a solid to a gas is called ____.
a. evaporation c. condensation
b. sublimation d. solidification
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Men don't cry, but when Roger Federer does....
By Tulsathit Taptim
Published on February 4, 2009
I WASN'T much of a Roger Federer fan. Well, that was until the Australian Open tennis final three days ago. Until AFTER the final, to be exact. In fact, as an admirer of Pete Sampras, whose astonishing record of 14 Grand Slam titles is in danger of being broken by the Swiss player, I was quietly hoping Rafael Nadal would put Federer to the sword on Sunday, which is what happened.
When Federer's last shot sailed long to give Nadal the elusive Australian Open title, I was satisfied. But I had no idea what was to follow. I had no idea, most of all, that tears could also be a man's most powerful weapon.
Don't get me wrong. I liked Barack Obama's presidential inauguration spectacular, and I thought his speech was inspirational and simply great. But boy, maybe only Roger Federer can sweep you off your feet with just a couple of sentences and a couple of teardrops.
The tennis showdown was up there with the best sporting encounters in history. But to me, the real "moment" of the Australian Open final came after the match was over. And it wasn't even when Federer tried unsuccessfully to fight back tears. The guy is well known for crying easily and his fans are no strangers to his outbreaks of emotion. This time it was rather different, though. His were not tears of joy because he was on the losing end of a major final he wanted so much to win. He approached the microphone during the trophy presentation ceremony trying very hard not to cry. He even said a few words to loosen himself up and distract his own heavy heart. When someone in the audience shouted, "We love you!", his efforts at self-control were in vain.
Speechless and choked with emotion, there was no way in the world Federer could utter a word to the crowd without crumbling like a heartbroken schoolgirl on her best friend's shoulder. The organisers decided to let him retreat and have Nadal, the winner, address the spectators first. (For a few seconds I had this scary feeling that Nadal, who was looking emotional himself, might be infected and break down, too. That would have turned a beautiful, touching moment into something a bit ridiculous. I mean, two heartthrob athletes crying at the end of a Grand Slam final? That would be one man too many.)
But Federer, who started it, rescued it. And he did so graciously. As the organisers were looking rather awkward and unsure after handing Nadal the trophy, Federer stepped up toward the microphone. "Let me try again," he said. "I don't want to have the last word; this guy deserves it."
With that, he had me. What can I say? We have all been in situations where everyone wants to have the last word and opponents are there to be humbled, not respected. Federer showed us the soft side of a man and his sense of sportsmanship and fair play at the same time. It's easy to praise your rivals when you are on the winning side; handling a devastating defeat in such a manner is different.
The five-set Australian Open final took our breath away. Federer was absolute tennis poetry in motion, and Nadal's extension of his mastery of clay to other surfaces continues to amaze the world. It was the kind of game you didn't really want either man to lose; a classic clash of different skills that were equally superb; a demonstration of unbelievable composure and stamina; and a great example of what healthy and constructive rivalry can give us.
Without Federer, Nadal would not be where he is, and vice versa. That must have been the thought on Federer's mind when he decided that, despite the trophy and fan's deafening roars of approval, Nadal's deserved honour would not have been complete without the most important element - true respect from his fiercest rival.
Like someone said, the two players are becoming the best things in tennis since the racket itself. That's surely arguable, but we can't take anything away from the touching and inspiring drama that happened after the game. For more than four hours, the two men played like battling angels unleashing balls of fire against each other, nothing on their minds except victory at the other's expense. But in the end the rivals became a pair, and glided down to earth to show us the good side of human beings.
Monday, February 2, 2009
you got to do this to be good in doubles
unless they have monster serves
you have to judge the right moment--because if they lob and you take one step in...you are TOAST, but if they hit to you and you close in...YOU ARE THE MAN...
Sunday, February 1, 2009
some good doubles