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Euroka's Tennis Journal
« on: July 26, 2008, 04:38:07 PM »
This would be a good zero-order ground level to start at. :lmao:

Those of us here in Columbus had some great games today. I enjoyed myself a lot. Despite my comparative incompetence and frequent mis**ts  :mad1: (sorry mis-hits) (some of them actually were winners), I didn't do so badly. In Washington, I have a hit session with a local pro each week for an hour and was trying to remember all the things that he tells me such as that it is better to hit a bad shot over the net than into the net so that one at least has a chance of a winner.

For the next week tennis will have to be a spectator sport in Cincy.
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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2008, 04:40:21 PM »
We had a great time at the get-together!  Your attitude rocks, always positive and always enjoying yourself (Wait, those two go hand in hand). 

Either way, I was extremely excited that you came out and even more so that you brought you joined in on the tennis!  We make a mean doubles team.  When we are in Cincy tomorrow we can see if the Bryan Brothers want a pick up game for practice.  :)

See ya tonight!
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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2008, 10:17:52 PM »
We had a great time at the get-together!  Your attitude rocks, always positive and always enjoying yourself (Wait, those two go hand in hand). 

Either way, I was extremely excited that you came out and even more so that you brought you joined in on the tennis!  We make a mean doubles team.  When we are in Cincy tomorrow we can see if the Bryan Brothers want a pick up game for practice.  :)

See ya tonight!

Just read this. Tonight was great too.  :))  Lots of good food and good company.

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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2008, 01:11:33 AM »
Yeah it sounds awesome. Great to see you started a journal though euroka!

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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2008, 08:14:54 AM »
This would be a good zero-order ground level to start at. :lmao:

Those of us here in Columbus had some great games today. I enjoyed myself a lot. Despite my comparative incompetence and frequent mis**ts  :mad1: (sorry mis-hits) (some of them actually were winners), I didn't do so badly. In Washington, I have a hit session with a local pro each week for an hour and was trying to remember all the things that he tells me such as that it is better to hit a bad shot over the net than into the net so that one at least has a chance of a winner.

For the next week tennis will have to be a spectator sport in Cincy.
Nice job EU gettin' out with the boys!
Sounds like your enjoyment of the game and positive attitude will contribute to steady improvement in your game in the coming months!  Have fun in Cinncy!
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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2008, 08:21:07 AM »
Whoa, that just hit me.  Are you in Cinncy all week E?
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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2008, 02:06:14 PM »
Whoa, that just hit me.  Are you in Cinncy all week E?

Yup. It's nice to be retired and be able to do this.

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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2008, 05:29:33 PM »
That does appear to be a major benefit!  I am jealous that you get to see all that action for an entire week.  I am sure it is a totally different experience to get to see the entire tournament as it progresses.

I am home now, so my travels are done and the brutal work week starts tomorrow.  Have fun out there, keep us updated too!
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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2008, 07:51:56 AM »
Great to see you start a journal and I am glad you did make it out with us for the weekend.  You played far better than you lead us to believe you would before-hand!  Have fun at Cincy this week! 

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« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2008, 11:26:30 AM »
It was great meeting you and hopefully I will run into you in Cincy on Thursday, when Jeffro (a seldom poster) and I make our way there.  We will be at both the AM and PM sessions.
I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.  - Mitch Hedberg

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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2008, 01:06:49 PM »
Picked up a racquet today for the first time since Columbus nearly two weeks ago.  :scared:
The sedentary life  :ZZZZZ) has not been good for the tennis game and I had a real job getting around the court in addition to just hitting the ball cleanly. It was mixed doubles and relaxed but the score 1-6, 0-6  ..-), 6-4 was not encouraging until the third set when things noticeably improved on all fronts. Still, it was good to be outside on a beautiful day. I expect to play again on Monday morning and to hit on Wednesday with the instructor so will be back in the swing of things, as they say, soon.

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« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2008, 03:00:32 PM »
Picked up a racquet today for the first time since Columbus nearly two weeks ago.  :scared:
The sedentary life  :ZZZZZ) has not been good for the tennis game and I had a real job getting around the court in addition to just hitting the ball cleanly. It was mixed doubles and relaxed but the score 1-6, 0-6  ..-), 6-4 was not encouraging until the third set when things noticeably improved on all fronts. Still, it was good to be outside on a beautiful day. I expect to play again on Monday morning and to hit on Wednesday with the instructor so will be back in the swing of things, as they say, soon.
With any luck, as we age, we learn it's not about the W-L column but just enjoying the game. :))

No matter how many times I tell myself that it never works. :(
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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2008, 04:58:46 PM »
Yeah, better in theory MT!   I will be the same way I expect!   Euroka keeps the ball in play very well!   

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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2008, 05:33:29 PM »
Yeah, better in theory MT!   I will be the same way I expect!   Euroka keeps the ball in play very well!   

Not today, ....at least until the third set!     :(

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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2008, 05:58:37 PM »
Better late than never yo!
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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2008, 06:26:25 PM »
I have to report the good with the bad. At least the serve was OK.  :))

...and it was such a splendid day out. I expect it is just as nice in Columbus. :)

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« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2008, 11:06:09 AM »
I have to report the good with the bad. At least the serve was OK.  :))

...and it was such a splendid day out. I expect it is just as nice in Columbus. :)

Beautiful...autumn-like.
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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2008, 11:51:07 AM »
Yeah, it is low 80's here again today, friggin gorgeous. 
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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2008, 12:11:09 PM »
Beautiful...autumn-like.

We had that same beautiful autumn-like day here this morning.  :))

Got to play the Monday mens doubles. Evenly matched; we won at 8-6 (nobody wanted to bother with tie-breaks). The set went for an hour and a half. My serve OK, no dfs. Art of the day was to return deep without hitting the ball out. Opponents found those hard to handle. Short balls were fatal with this crowd so tried to avoid sending them!  :scared:  There was only time for a second set which had to be terminated at 4-2 (OK for us).

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« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2008, 01:35:45 PM »
Beautiful...autumn-like.

We had that same beautiful autumn-like day here this morning.  :))

Got to play the Monday mens doubles. Evenly matched; we won at 8-6 (nobody wanted to bother with tie-breaks). The set went for an hour and a half. My serve OK, no dfs. Art of the day was to return deep without hitting the ball out. Opponents found those hard to handle. Short balls were fatal with this crowd so tried to avoid sending them!  :scared:  There was only time for a second set which had to be terminated at 4-2 (OK for us).

Glad to see you are out enjoying the weather AND playing some tennis.  Based on the one afternoon I spent with you, I'd say your game is quite efficient, even though you tried telling us the opposite.  You didn't have any trouble keeping the ball deep that day either.   :thumbs-up:
I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.  - Mitch Hedberg