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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #280 on: February 13, 2009, 05:35:07 PM »
You got it right with the little lessons E..............good stuff!

Yo Pacer, why would you move DC way?  

I'm trying to get a 6 month to a year long fellowship at the Brookings Institution.
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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #281 on: February 13, 2009, 06:09:10 PM »
Your weather worries me since I'm thinking about moving to your neck of the woods. Are there any indoor courts there?

Yes, there are lots of them , Pacer. The counties operate some of them. They are not cheap and getting into the system requires a certain amount of in-house knowledge.  My indoor tennis group of 6 generally manages 2 hours a week at one of them. Some of the outdoor courts develop bubbles (and presumably associated clubs) in winter. Then some of the health clubs operate them year round (I've no experience there) and then there are the horrendously expensive country clubs. I expect there are also some associated with the 3 or 4 big universities in the area.

By in-house knowledge, you mean you have to know people?
I think the universites might work for me. :)
Is tennis pretty popular out there? I mean do a lot of people play?

People can tell you about refinements in the system that you'd never see in print.  :lmao:

Yes, a lot of people play which is why indoor time is hard to get in winter. I've had no experience at getting time in the universities but I suspect again it depends on who you know. The big universities within DC are George Washington U and Georgetown. In Maryland, it's the University of Maryland. In Virginia, George Mason U.

I hope, if you come this way we could meet, even though I'd never take you on at tennis  :scared:   :head-bash:

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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #282 on: February 13, 2009, 07:34:51 PM »
You got it right with the little lessons E..............good stuff!

Yo Pacer, why would you move DC way?  

I'm trying to get a 6 month to a year long fellowship at the Brookings Institution.

I'm sure I should know but what is Brookings Inst.? 

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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #283 on: February 13, 2009, 07:43:46 PM »
You got it right with the little lessons E..............good stuff!

Yo Pacer, why would you move DC way?  

I'm trying to get a 6 month to a year long fellowship at the Brookings Institution.

I'm sure I should know but what is Brookings Inst.? 

My instant reaction is "think tank"

This goes with what Wikipedia says:

The Brookings Institution is a non-profit public policy organization based in Washington, D.C. One of Washington's oldest think tanks, Brookings conducts research and education in the social sciences, primarily in economics, metropolitan policy, governance, foreign policy, and global economy and development.

How does that look, Pacer?

I bump into people from there when I go to downtown gatherings.
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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #284 on: February 13, 2009, 08:18:29 PM »
Thanks E!  So, which one is Pacer going for?  I am guessing the last one. 

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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #285 on: February 14, 2009, 09:25:38 AM »
@ Euroka, we have to hit. I'll hit with anybody(well when I'm injury free), it doesn't matter.

@OSU, yep you're right. I'm trying to get into the foreign policy and global economy and development research programs.
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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #286 on: February 20, 2009, 07:36:32 AM »
Pacer, did you ever read about the personal consultation Sigmund Freud had with the composer Gustav Mahler in Leiden, 1910. Mahler was having problems with his young wife.  Fascinating stuff.
......but I digress from tennis.  :off-topic:

Mixed doubles last night with the ladies. I started off deplorably. Couldn't serve, literally couldn't make contact with the ball sometimes. I could tell in the warmup that things were not right. Lost my first two serves (double fault included) and the first set 4-6 and was expecting to be banished forever to the outer darkness by my partner  :scared: .

However, things got better second set  :) . Her serve went off a bit and I started to win all of my serve games comfortably. I started to get some rhythm and into it did well putting the first serve into the body of the opponents. I also had some neat almost happenstance volleys.  We got that second set 7-5 so all ended well.  :))

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« Reply #287 on: February 20, 2009, 08:01:37 AM »
Pacer, did you ever read about the personal consultation Sigmund Freud had with the composer Gustav Mahler in Leiden, 1910. Mahler was having problems with his young wife.  Fascinating stuff.
......but I digress from tennis.  :off-topic:

Mixed doubles last night with the ladies. I started off deplorably. Couldn't serve, literally couldn't make contact with the ball sometimes. I could tell in the warmup that things were not right. Lost my first two serves (double fault included) and the first set 4-6 and was expecting to be banished forever to the outer darkness by my partner  :scared: .

However, things got better second set  :) . Her serve went off a bit and I started to win all of my serve games comfortably. I started to get some rhythm and into it did well putting the first serve into the body of the opponents. I also had some neat almost happenstance volleys.  We got that second set 7-5 so all ended well.  :))
I see this comment in other journals.  Guessing that most of you folks don't 'warm-up' for 30-60 minutes, I wonder if a different pre-game routine might help.
There are both mental and physical drills you can do prior to actually stepping on the court and hitting a ball which can accelerate/enhance your actual warm up.  Do you have a pre-match routine?
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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #288 on: February 20, 2009, 08:18:01 AM »
Mixed doubles last night with the ladies. I started off deplorably. Couldn't serve, literally couldn't make contact with the ball sometimes. I could tell in the warmup that things were not right. Lost my first two serves (double fault included) and the first set 4-6 and was expecting to be banished forever to the outer darkness by my partner  :scared: .

However, things got better second set  :) . Her serve went off a bit and I started to win all of my serve games comfortably. I started to get some rhythm and into it did well putting the first serve into the body of the opponents. I also had some neat almost happenstance volleys.  We got that second set 7-5 so all ended well.  :))
I see this comment in other journals.  Guessing that most of you folks don't 'warm-up' for 30-60 minutes, I wonder if a different pre-game routine might help.
There are both mental and physical drills you can do prior to actually stepping on the court and hitting a ball which can accelerate/enhance your actual warm up.  Do you have a pre-match routine?

No, MT, I don't think I'd really want to bother. It's more a statement of fact than a complaint. The mental does have a lot to do with it. I'm at my best after "a bad day at the office". As much as anything the pre-match routine is a hot shower which I feel loosens up the joints!

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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #289 on: February 20, 2009, 12:02:47 PM »
I see this comment in other journals.  Guessing that most of you folks don't 'warm-up' for 30-60 minutes, I wonder if a different pre-game routine might help.
There are both mental and physical drills you can do prior to actually stepping on the court and hitting a ball which can accelerate/enhance your actual warm up.  Do you have a pre-match routine?

I certainly don't, and 30-60 minutes is alot of time to put into prematch, but I'm definitely curious what sorts of things you have in mind.  For important matches, such as when I'm about to spank Buckeye or Scooter, I might employ such tactics just to make the beating a little worse.
Good luck on the court is nice to have, but it's usually extraneous when playing against Baker.

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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #290 on: February 21, 2009, 07:15:18 AM »
I see this comment in other journals.  Guessing that most of you folks don't 'warm-up' for 30-60 minutes, I wonder if a different pre-game routine might help.
There are both mental and physical drills you can do prior to actually stepping on the court and hitting a ball which can accelerate/enhance your actual warm up.  Do you have a pre-match routine?

I certainly don't, and 30-60 minutes is alot of time to put into prematch, but I'm definitely curious what sorts of things you have in mind.  For important matches, such as when I'm about to spank Buckeye or Scooter, I might employ such tactics just to make the beating a little worse.
We are blessed with ample court time here and regularly enjoy sessions of 3-5 hours.
Several of the players in our group do 30 min. of light cardio to loosen up before hitting the courts.
If we have the time, I enjoy hitting lots of serves and returns to get loose.
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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #291 on: February 21, 2009, 07:29:57 AM »
I see this comment in other journals.  Guessing that most of you folks don't 'warm-up' for 30-60 minutes, I wonder if a different pre-game routine might help.
There are both mental and physical drills you can do prior to actually stepping on the court and hitting a ball which can accelerate/enhance your actual warm up.  Do you have a pre-match routine?

I certainly don't, and 30-60 minutes is alot of time to put into prematch, but I'm definitely curious what sorts of things you have in mind.  For important matches, such as when I'm about to spank Buckeye or Scooter, I might employ such tactics just to make the beating a little worse.

Puhlease...  I believe I have won our last encounter on both the singles and the doubles court.  Now THAT has to hurt!  :)~
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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #292 on: February 21, 2009, 03:57:35 PM »
I see this comment in other journals.  Guessing that most of you folks don't 'warm-up' for 30-60 minutes, I wonder if a different pre-game routine might help.
There are both mental and physical drills you can do prior to actually stepping on the court and hitting a ball which can accelerate/enhance your actual warm up.  Do you have a pre-match routine?

I certainly don't, and 30-60 minutes is alot of time to put into prematch, but I'm definitely curious what sorts of things you have in mind.  For important matches, such as when I'm about to spank Buckeye or Scooter, I might employ such tactics just to make the beating a little worse.

Puhlease...  I believe I have won our last encounter on both the singles and the doubles court.  Now THAT has to hurt!  :)~

If you 2 need an official, just let me know!  And, I CAN be bought  :cool:
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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #293 on: February 21, 2009, 05:33:22 PM »
I see this comment in other journals.  Guessing that most of you folks don't 'warm-up' for 30-60 minutes, I wonder if a different pre-game routine might help.
There are both mental and physical drills you can do prior to actually stepping on the court and hitting a ball which can accelerate/enhance your actual warm up.  Do you have a pre-match routine?

I certainly don't, and 30-60 minutes is alot of time to put into prematch, but I'm definitely curious what sorts of things you have in mind.  For important matches, such as when I'm about to spank Buckeye or Scooter, I might employ such tactics just to make the beating a little worse.

Puhlease...  I believe I have won our last encounter on both the singles and the doubles court.  Now THAT has to hurt!  :)~

If you 2 need an official, just let me know!  And, I CAN be bought  :cool:

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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #294 on: February 21, 2009, 09:33:59 PM »
I see this comment in other journals.  Guessing that most of you folks don't 'warm-up' for 30-60 minutes, I wonder if a different pre-game routine might help.
There are both mental and physical drills you can do prior to actually stepping on the court and hitting a ball which can accelerate/enhance your actual warm up.  Do you have a pre-match routine?

I certainly don't, and 30-60 minutes is alot of time to put into prematch, but I'm definitely curious what sorts of things you have in mind.  For important matches, such as when I'm about to spank Buckeye or Scooter, I might employ such tactics just to make the beating a little worse.

Puhlease...  I believe I have won our last encounter on both the singles and the doubles court.  Now THAT has to hurt!  :)~

If you 2 need an official, just let me know!  And, I CAN be bought  :cool:

LOL, let's hope the USTA never finds this thread.  And if you want to edit that out now let me know, I can make sure no traces remain...
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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #295 on: February 23, 2009, 03:43:20 PM »

If you 2 need an official, just let me know!  And, I CAN be bought  :cool:

I love it!!  Scooter, you'd better start saving your pennies, and praying that DSter is cheap.  I'm afraid that even Obi-Wan can't help you here - DSter is your only hope!
Good luck on the court is nice to have, but it's usually extraneous when playing against Baker.

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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #296 on: February 23, 2009, 04:14:47 PM »
LOL, let's hope the USTA never finds this thread.  And if you want to edit that out now let me know, I can make sure no traces remain...
Rest easy, Scott. With my name at the top, the USTA would never think of looking.
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« Reply #297 on: February 23, 2009, 07:33:18 PM »
LOL, let's hope the USTA never finds this thread.  And if you want to edit that out now let me know, I can make sure no traces remain...
Rest easy, Scott. With my name at the top, the USTA would never think of looking.
But I am working on my memoirs  :book: .
You better hurry up! ;-()
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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #298 on: February 23, 2009, 07:47:08 PM »
LOL, let's hope the USTA never finds this thread.  And if you want to edit that out now let me know, I can make sure no traces remain...
Rest easy, Scott. With my name at the top, the USTA would never think of looking.
But I am working on my memoirs  :book: .
You better hurry up! ;-()
What is it worth not to publish  :::))) $$$$ ?

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« Reply #299 on: February 23, 2009, 08:11:11 PM »
LOL, let's hope the USTA never finds this thread.  And if you want to edit that out now let me know, I can make sure no traces remain...
Rest easy, Scott. With my name at the top, the USTA would never think of looking.
But I am working on my memoirs  :book: .
You better hurry up! ;-()
What is it worth not to publish  :::))) $$$$ ?
You crack me up! :hysterical:
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