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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #520 on: March 21, 2011, 07:49:59 AM »
Our Monday morning game was eliminated by  sharp storm with lots of rain that moved through about an hour ago.  :mad1:

But can't really complain :no-no-no: . Got out for two very nice games of mixed doubles on Saturday and Sunday.  Both days were sunny and cool but Saturday a bit windy for comfort.  They were also morning ones, which left time to watch the big games in the afternoon.  :))
On the whole, one feels that spring is here.  :trampoline:

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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #521 on: March 25, 2011, 06:18:26 PM »
So much for spring.  :mad1:
It's feeling just like winter again here  and there has been lots of rain which put an end to any outdoor tennis this week.
Managed two indoor games last night and this morning. Was not playing all that well in that I lost critical points that I should not have  :(. Still it was win a set, lose a set in both cases so one can't complain.
Better luck is hoped for next week.

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« Reply #522 on: March 26, 2011, 08:27:30 AM »
The fall and spring are tricky times for scheduling outdoor tennis.  Nice you got in a few outings despite the weather!

Do you notice any difference in your game from inside to out?
I know it always gave me fits. :mad1:
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« Reply #523 on: March 26, 2011, 08:41:57 AM »
Yes. Usually it is a matter of having to deal with sun and wind again. In a match we played outdoors about a week ago there was a fairly steady breeze front and back that really played hell with everyone's timing .  Strange to say, I can usually accomodate to a mild cross-wind.

Nice weather here today, but people are away  :mad1: .

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« Reply #524 on: March 28, 2011, 11:34:21 AM »
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We went out and played this morning  :ninja: :ninja: :ninja: :ninja: (temp 35 feels like 28 said the Weather Channel) but we were desparate after two rainy Mondays.
It wasn't a particularly good idea  :no-no-no: . The best tennis was in the warmup and the actual games did not go well.  Should not be like that  :hell-no:.

But it was good to get to hit a ball to some extent. Things can only get better from here.

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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #525 on: March 31, 2011, 05:27:49 AM »
I hate it when it is that cold.  Groundies are OK, serves suck in the cold!
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« Reply #526 on: March 31, 2011, 06:14:27 AM »
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We went out and played this morning  :ninja: :ninja: :ninja: :ninja: (temp 35 feels like 28 said the Weather Channel) but we were desparate after two rainy Mondays.
It wasn't a particularly good idea  :no-no-no: . The best tennis was in the warmup and the actual games did not go well.  Should not be like that  :hell-no:.

But it was good to get to hit a ball to some extent. Things can only get better from here.
That's when the Playas play!!!

You're my kinda player E, git some tennis when ya can! :))
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« Reply #527 on: April 10, 2011, 05:28:36 PM »
We had a good social mixed doubles day today (6-4, 5-7) and the first when I played the whole match outdoors without warmup suit and scarf.
Looks like it is even warmer over in Ohio and I'm looking forward to a good Monday morning game tomorrow.  :)

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« Reply #528 on: April 11, 2011, 06:02:00 AM »
It's amazing how much fun social dubs can be, even for competitive players.

Please post pic of you playing in a scarf!!! :))

Reminds of some fellows here who were featured in Tennis Magazine a few years back.  They cut the toes out of tube socks and wore them on their arms to keep warm, thereby extending the outdoor season. :rofl_2:

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« Reply #529 on: April 11, 2011, 06:17:08 AM »

Please post pic of you playing in a scarf!!! :))

Reminds of some fellows here who were featured in Tennis Magazine a few years back.  They cut the toes out of tube socks and wore them on their arms to keep warm, thereby extending the outdoor season. :rofl_2:

You woudn't want to see it but when the icy wind gets up  :blue: :ninja:, it's essential.

Last Thursday night indoors, one of the guys in the next court was playing in long black socks. There's a fashion statement  :scared: but not for the all-whites places!

I'll keep those old white tube socks with the holes in the toes. They may still come in useful  ..-) .

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« Reply #530 on: April 12, 2011, 05:31:31 AM »

Please post pic of you playing in a scarf!!! :))

Reminds of some fellows here who were featured in Tennis Magazine a few years back.  They cut the toes out of tube socks and wore them on their arms to keep warm, thereby extending the outdoor season. :rofl_2:

You woudn't want to see it but when the icy wind gets up  :blue: :ninja:, it's essential.

Last Thursday night indoors, one of the guys in the next court was playing in long black socks. There's a fashion statement  :scared: but not for the all-whites places!

I'll keep those old white tube socks with the holes in the toes. They may still come in useful  ..-) .
It may seem comical to others but I understand perfectly well to what extremes tennis fanatics go to get their fix.   :insane:
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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #531 on: April 17, 2011, 02:49:32 PM »
After a wet windy soggy Saturday, we had perfect spring weather for mixed doubles today. Let's hope the cold weather is gone for the season now.

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« Reply #532 on: May 27, 2011, 05:56:33 PM »
After a wet windy soggy Saturday, we had perfect spring weather for mixed doubles today. Let's hope the cold weather is gone for the season now.

Now it has gone the other way.  :PHEW:)

Have been out on the court 3 times this week but it has been hard scheduling with all the bad weather passing by.

Yesterday it was 91 degrees at lunchtime with 50% humidity. That was a bit much all of a sudden for a vigorous hit but I am still here.  :PHEW:)  :PHEW:)

No tennis, however, until Monday. Many people are out of town.  :mad1:

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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #533 on: June 03, 2011, 07:14:03 PM »
I see you are still going strong E! 
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 #534 on: August 25, 2011, 11:38:59 AM »
After a wet windy soggy Saturday, we had perfect spring weather for mixed doubles today. Let's hope the cold weather is gone for the season now.

Now it has gone the other way.  :PHEW:)

Have been out on the court 3 times this week but it has been hard scheduling with all the bad weather passing by.

Yesterday it was 91 degrees at lunchtime with 50% humidity. That was a bit much all of a sudden for a vigorous hit but I am still here.  :PHEW:)  :PHEW:)

No tennis, however, until Monday. Many people are out of town.  :mad1:

No update since April Super E?
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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #535 on: August 25, 2011, 11:47:19 AM »
Time to get back into the groove of updating our tennis journals, yo's!  :)>>>> 

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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #536 on: August 25, 2011, 11:53:23 AM »
daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaang, said the wifey!
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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #537 on: September 06, 2011, 09:14:15 AM »
No update since April Super E?

Well, it has all been pretty routine since then.

But yesterday was not.  :mad1:

I usually manage a fall on the court once a year or so shedding varying amounts of dignity in the process. But yesterday's was worse than usual when, according to the other side of the court, I tripped over my foot when going for a wide forehand. Managed to cut lip (much blood), graze right hand (same), mildly sprain left wrist, bump left side, and hit and slightly bruise both knees. On the whole I came out of it lucky as nothing was broken.  I was able to get home soon after and put the wrist on ice and that certainly got rid of the incipient swelling. I strongly endorse this procedure which I have not always followed rigorously in the past. One day after, I feel fine and the weather seems to have put a stop to tennis for the rest of the week anyway. Still, if I had to play, I might need to serve underarm  :scared: . I'm right handed and it would have been worse if I had landed on that side.

We are in September and tennis groups will be coming together again towards the middle of the month. One way and the other, I look like hitting a tennis ball every day, weather permitting. Fortunately, they are not all high intensity. Thursday night is but Friday is decidedly not and the weekend and Tuesday games are very social. Monday can be challenging and Wednesday will be the regular hour long hit with the instructor which is a good workout to say the least and is good for addressing recurring bad habits.  Perhaps we should work on footwork.  ..-)

So, says he, getting to his feet. Onward and upward.  :lol-cry:

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« Reply #538 on: September 06, 2011, 10:54:40 AM »
WOW E!!!!!  So sorry to hear about your accident   :( 
However, I AM glad you didn't end up like James Blake   ://
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 #539 on: September 06, 2011, 11:28:08 AM »
Or worse, like Baker!

Glad to hear you are OK.  Rest up so you can deliver the pain to others next time!
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