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tennis

May 09, 2014

Misra, Gaurav Silver_nugget
tennis

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If you have the opportunity, you should absolutely take Gaurav's Tennis class. We met 11-1 on Fridays, an odd time, but Gaurav was not strict about absences or tardiness so long as we were improving and coming to class consistently. This was a big class, around 15 people across 3-4 courts, with â…” of the group well practiced, and â…“ absolute beginners. I was a member of the latter, and initially felt overwhelmed by the learning curve as I lunged across the court in fruitless swings that either sent balls careening into the next court or missed entirely.

After around 11 lessons, however, (Gaurav managed to provide individual instruction to everyone in the time we had each meeting) I was passably decent. Starting at 0 to reach such heights was exhilarating, and Gaurav's encouragement contributed to my love for the sport and my interest in continuing to play.

If you can manage to wake up consistently before 11 on Fridays and ever wondered what playing life size ping pong is like, you should definitely take Tennis with Gaurav. This was the best 1 credit class I took my whole 4 years besides Ear Training with Peter Susser.

Workload:

Come to the majority of classes for 2 hours every week, wear shoes that won't tarnish the courts, and participate. Not complicated.

January 29, 2006

Goswami, Bidyut Silver_nugget
tennis

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I LOVE HIM!!! that said, don't think that this will be a completely biased review. He shows up to class late often, usually he's about 5 mins late. He's an excellent teacher, he coaches the mens tennis team. he's a wonderful guy; really cool. if you do his class in the fall you switch half-way during the semester into squash. I HATE squash but Bid understood that and let me & my friend play raquetball instead. As time went on when we were in the squash courts (and we all had an idea of what we were doing) bid wouldn't show up until the last 15 mins of class (of course he'd put all the rackets and stuff out for you before class, but he'd only return towards the middle or the end) bid is so chill, but don't think you won't learn b/c of that. I'd never picked up a tennis racket before his class and now I can serve accurately almost consistently. Spots in his class go fast b/c of how great he is

Workload:

none. it's gym. bid = awesome and i *heart* him

November 29, 2005

Goswami, Bidyut Silver_nugget
tennis

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the coolest man alive. take this class, he's the man.
seriously. you won't be sorry. you just learn how to play tennis, most patient and sweetest guy.

Workload:

none, like i said, he's the man.

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