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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #360 on: April 10, 2009, 01:37:38 PM »
Yeah, any kind of exercise is an antidote for stress.  I feel it is an absolute essential element in our lives to balance the CRAP out.
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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« Reply #361 on: April 10, 2009, 01:42:09 PM »
I disagree with both of you!
Tennis is the ideal release after a stressful day. :gleam:
Too bad I'm relegated to table tennis for awhile! :mad1:
Yes, and no.  :) :(
For me it seems to be part of the ageing process.  :make-a-wish: :make-a-wish: :make-a-wish: :make-a-wish: :make-a-wish: :make-a-wish: :make-a-wish: :make-a-wish: etc.
20 years ago, I used to love to take out the cares by personifying the day's antagonists into the defenceless tennis ball  :head-bash: . It did wonders for my game and I felt better afterwards  :PHEW:) . But now, there seems to be only a certain amount of energy available before the fade out starts.  My best tennis now comes when I arrive in a  cheerful disposition  :whistle: , not after battling people and traffic  :mad1: .

Such is life.  :dunno:

I bet MT gives hell to the poor TT ball.  :hammer:

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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #362 on: April 10, 2009, 01:52:02 PM »
I disagree with both of you!
Tennis is the ideal release after a stressful day. :gleam:
Too bad I'm relegated to table tennis for awhile! :mad1:
Yes, and no.  :) :(
For me it seems to be part of the ageing process.  :make-a-wish: :make-a-wish: :make-a-wish: :make-a-wish: :make-a-wish: :make-a-wish: :make-a-wish: :make-a-wish: etc.
20 years ago, I used to love to take out the cares by personifying the day's antagonists into the defenceless tennis ball  :head-bash: . It did wonders for my game and I felt better afterwards  :PHEW:) . But now, there seems to be only a certain amount of energy available before the fade out starts.  My best tennis now comes when I arrive in a  cheerful disposition  :whistle: , not after battling people and traffic  :mad1: .

Such is life.  :dunno:

I bet MT gives hell to the poor TT ball.  :hammer:

not to mention the poor family dog.   :whistle:
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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« Reply #363 on: April 10, 2009, 03:33:49 PM »
I disagree with both of you!
Tennis is the ideal release after a stressful day. :gleam:
Too bad I'm relegated to table tennis for awhile! :mad1:
Yes, and no.  :) :(
For me it seems to be part of the ageing process.  :make-a-wish: :make-a-wish: :make-a-wish: :make-a-wish: :make-a-wish: :make-a-wish: :make-a-wish: :make-a-wish: etc.
20 years ago, I used to love to take out the cares by personifying the day's antagonists into the defenceless tennis ball  :head-bash: . It did wonders for my game and I felt better afterwards  :PHEW:) . But now, there seems to be only a certain amount of energy available before the fade out starts.  My best tennis now comes when I arrive in a  cheerful disposition  :whistle: , not after battling people and traffic  :mad1: .

Such is life.  :dunno:

I bet MT gives hell to the poor TT ball.  :hammer:
Didn'tja check the vid I posted?
You'll get a laugh outta watch the fat boy navigating 'round the table!!!
CONK da ball!!!

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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #364 on: April 10, 2009, 03:36:47 PM »
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[/youtube]We've all improved considerably since that vid was shot.
Will have to film another for your entertainment! :rofl_2:
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« Reply #365 on: April 10, 2009, 03:56:22 PM »
Priceless
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 #366 on: April 10, 2009, 04:54:56 PM »
We've all improved considerably since that vid was shot.
Will have to film another for your entertainment! :rofl_2:
MORE!   :lol-cry:

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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #367 on: April 13, 2009, 02:20:49 PM »
I disagree with both of you!
Tennis is the ideal release after a stressful day. :gleam:
Too bad I'm relegated to table tennis for awhile! :mad1:
Yes, and no.  :) :(
For me it seems to be part of the ageing process.  :make-a-wish: :make-a-wish: :make-a-wish: :make-a-wish: :make-a-wish: :make-a-wish: :make-a-wish: :make-a-wish: etc.
20 years ago, I used to love to take out the cares by personifying the day's antagonists into the defenceless tennis ball  :head-bash: . It did wonders for my game and I felt better afterwards  :PHEW:) . But now, there seems to be only a certain amount of energy available before the fade out starts.  My best tennis now comes when I arrive in a  cheerful disposition  :whistle: , not after battling people and traffic  :mad1: .

Such is life.  :dunno:

I bet MT gives hell to the poor TT ball.  :hammer:

Definitely more often than not for me, if I am stressed and/or in a crappy mood, my tennis suffers and my mood just gets worse!   :mad1:    I don't like feeling as though I have too many things to do and not enough time to do it............I like it much more simple and free! 

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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #368 on: April 17, 2009, 08:28:47 AM »
Enjoyable tennis indoors last night but the opponents were too good. They were both masters of the well placed lob, landing on or just short of the baseline. Can get irritating after a while  :Confused: if one is somewhere else on the court. 2-6, 3-6, 5-4 so things were getting better towards the end. Despite the frustration, it must have been good exercise because I woke feeling still tired and rather stiff this morning. Even an effort to turn on the TV to watch things at Monte Carlo.

Otherwise the tennis week here has mostly been a matter of avoiding rain showers. Had a good outdoor game Monday but Wednesday's hit was washed out.  Forecast good for the weekend and pleasant prospects for fun outdoor matches.

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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #369 on: April 17, 2009, 08:34:44 AM »
You have TC don't you?  Monte Carlo is not on any other channels is it? 

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« Reply #370 on: April 17, 2009, 09:22:20 AM »
Yes, it's on TC. But even pressing the remote button was an effort.  :scared:

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« Reply #371 on: April 17, 2009, 09:23:10 AM »
Yes, it's on TC. But even pressing the remote button was an effort.  :scared:

Soreness totally sucks!  For me, if I had fun playing then it was worth it!   ;-()

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« Reply #372 on: April 18, 2009, 02:00:01 PM »
We've all improved considerably since that vid was shot.
Will have to film another for your entertainment! :rofl_2:

Hahah look at the speed!  :scared: :lmao:

Not to hijack..how are you doing Euroka  :))?
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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #373 on: April 18, 2009, 03:25:54 PM »
We've all improved considerably since that vid was shot.
Will have to film another for your entertainment! :rofl_2:

Hahah look at the speed!  :scared: :lmao:

Not to hijack..how are you doing Euroka  :))?

Hi Vic,
Doing fine, here, playing the real thing in perfect weather outdoors, mixed doubles, this morning  :)) . Serve not as accurate as usual but it was so good just to be playing and we got through 7-5, 6-3. Before leaving, watched Djokovic-Wawrinka which conveniently finished at 10:10am local time in order for me to get to my game at 10:30. Missed Nadal-Murray but felt as usual that, when I have to choose, I'd much rather be playing bad tennis than be watching good tennis  ..-) .

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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #374 on: April 18, 2009, 03:43:06 PM »
We've all improved considerably since that vid was shot.
Will have to film another for your entertainment! :rofl_2:

Hahah look at the speed!  :scared: :lmao:

Not to hijack..how are you doing Euroka  :))?

Hi Vic,
Doing fine, here, playing the real thing in perfect weather outdoors, mixed doubles, this morning  :)) . Serve not as accurate as usual but it was so good just to be playing and we got through 7-5, 6-3. Before leaving, watched Djokovic-Wawrinka which conveniently finished at 10:10am local time in order for me to get to my game at 10:30. Missed Nadal-Murray but felt as usual that, when I have to choose, I'd much rather be playing bad tennis than be watching good tennis  ..-) .

Good to hear you got out in the good weather!  It is super nice here today, but I am living in a house full of sick people (myself not included), so I am baby sitting.  Hopefully get out tomorrow.

And I 100% agree!  I would always rather play than watch!
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« Reply #375 on: April 24, 2009, 10:11:42 AM »
Tennis has been good here  :) this week even though we started off here with a rainy Monday   :depressed: .
Played indoors dirt on Tuesday, hit with the instructor Wednesday (just fitted that in before more rain  :rain: ) and indoor hardcourt last night, Thursday. Played OK but the other side was too good. 3-6, 3-6, but 4-2 at the end of the two hours. That was the last night of the Thursday night indoor games. We usually try to keep it up by moving to an outdoor court with lights on Thursdays until people start to go off for the summer. A favorite strategy there is to try aim the ball towards one of the light poles in order to force the opposition to avoid a damaging collision with it :bang-head: .  All's fair (up to a point) in love, war, and tennis  ..-) .

Scheduled to play mixed doubles both days at the weekend when the temperature promises to hit the 80s.

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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #376 on: April 24, 2009, 10:26:53 AM »
Glad to hear about tennis going well.   :)

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« Reply #377 on: April 24, 2009, 10:40:20 AM »
Glad to hear about tennis going well.   :)
Yes, life is good. Friday is my scheduled day off from tennis and having it seems a good idea. Still can't say no, 'though, if called to sub in an emergency :dunno:

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« Reply #378 on: April 26, 2009, 04:04:34 PM »
Weekend mixed doubles here was a mixed bag. It's been quite warm. The first breath of summer  :PHEW:) , you might say.
Yesterday's game was not good. My partner turned up somewhat disoriented half an hour late. We'd had a kind of prolonged warm up waiting. She did not want to warm up and played pretty badly right from the start. It was contagious and, in trying to work out what she was doing, I played even worse. We lost badly each of three sets.  :mad1:
Today's was much better. Everyone on time, a good warm up and three closely competitive sets. 3-6, 6-4, 6-2. But it left me feeling unusually tired, possibly because of the unaccustomed heat. Age is creeping on, I'm afraid.  :(

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« Reply #379 on: April 27, 2009, 10:26:20 AM »
Good stuff!  That heat would have gotten me too.  I didn't get a chance to get out and play but I was sweating all day long while moving some trees and cooking and stuff.  Our house felt very hot and we had it open with a nice breeze flowing through.