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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #560 on: August 29, 2012, 01:04:22 PM »
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« Reply #561 on: August 30, 2012, 10:00:12 AM »
Nice part of the world. I go hiking up in the Blue Mountains every time I am in Sydney.

But I wonder what their "gravel tennis court" is like? If I understand the term correctly, it is not my choice of surface.  :scared:

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« Reply #562 on: August 31, 2012, 02:16:39 PM »
I played this morning and am pleased to note that the old game is coming back after those many weeks of idleness. Still having trouble with the serve toss, which was going everywhere but got through without double faulting :PHEW:)  and was generally able to place the serve albeit without much force.

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« Reply #563 on: September 01, 2012, 07:50:59 AM »
I expected to see an entry in your journal stating that you had left for NYC to meet up with Babs and catch Andy's (not Murray) run to the 2012 U.S.O title.  There is still time to make it, if you haven't left already. :))
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« Reply #564 on: September 01, 2012, 01:01:41 PM »
I expected to see an entry in your journal stating that you had left for NYC to meet up with Babs and catch Andy's (not Murray) run to the 2012 U.S.O title.  There is still time to make it, if you haven't left already. :))
 

The trouble is that you never know who you are going to run into up in those parts.  :scared:

Safer and more agreeable to stay here playing tennis and to do some selective remote observing of the big event.

Had a good game this morning, coming even more back into regular form.  :)

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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #565 on: September 02, 2012, 08:22:35 PM »
Always good to be in form!
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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #566 on: September 03, 2012, 04:48:01 AM »
I expected to see an entry in your journal stating that you had left for NYC to meet up with Babs and catch Andy's (not Murray) run to the 2012 U.S.O title.  There is still time to make it, if you haven't left already. :))
 

The trouble is that you never know who you are going to run into up in those parts.  :scared:

Safer and more agreeable to stay here playing tennis and to do some selective remote observing of the big event.

Had a good game this morning, coming even more back into regular form.  :)
Yesterday you would have run smack dab into a clambake starring 300 lobstahs and 600 lbs of steamahs.  Frostys on hand as well. :))
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« Reply #567 on: September 03, 2012, 05:58:58 AM »
I expected to see an entry in your journal stating that you had left for NYC to meet up with Babs and catch Andy's (not Murray) run to the 2012 U.S.O title.  There is still time to make it, if you haven't left already. :))
 

The trouble is that you never know who you are going to run into up in those parts.  :scared:

Safer and more agreeable to stay here playing tennis and to do some selective remote observing of the big event.

Had a good game this morning, coming even more back into regular form.  :)
Yesterday you would have run smack dab into a clambake starring 300 lobstahs and 600 lbs of steamahs.  Frostys on hand as well. :))

It would help if we could play tennis around here with all the rain  :rain:  but it doesn't look too good in NYC either. Rain looks like hanging around here until Wednesday  :depressed:

I did watch part of the late night match last night and it was good but  I did not see it out to the end.  :ZZZZZ)

Not sure about that menu on offer  :confused1: . I'm a roast turkey and mashed potatoes man although cold beer is always nice  :drinks:   .

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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #568 on: September 05, 2012, 09:47:57 AM »
The rain held off and I had a good hit with a new instructor this morning.
We spent some time getting used to each other  :\ :Confused: but I certainly hit more balls today than I have in the last wet week  :rain:; more in fact than in the last two months.
He particularly likes schooling people in the topspin lob  :innocent: .

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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #569 on: September 08, 2012, 12:01:16 PM »
It is still dry here but you know it is time to move indoors while the leaves are falling faster than you can sweep them up.

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« Reply #570 on: September 09, 2012, 08:19:59 AM »
Do you get much foliage in your area?
If I remember right, there wasn't much in Norfolk, the years I was there.

'Tis a real pain sweeping leaves prior to/during play in the fall.
Still, some of the most beautiful days to be on court. :)
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« Reply #571 on: September 09, 2012, 09:24:49 AM »
Depends on the court. Neighborhood courts tend to be in woody surroundings. It was interesting to talk to one of the groundsmen once and to learn that every tree has its own personality and its own schedule for annual leaf dumping.

There are other obstacles. Today is a beautiful day but we cannot play because the court, which is maintained by the county, has a lot of slippery mud-mould after the bad weather yesterday. There are other places like the YMCA where the outdoor courts are kept in very good condition and trees are not encouraged.

Such is life.  :dunno:

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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #572 on: September 09, 2012, 09:24:53 AM »
It is still dry here but you know it is time to move indoors while the leaves are falling faster than you can sweep them up.

They moved us indoors starting last week.  Still awesome weather here, but the Ohio clubs need to make their monies...
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« Reply #573 on: September 09, 2012, 09:32:21 AM »
It is still dry here but you know it is time to move indoors while the leaves are falling faster than you can sweep them up.

They moved us indoors starting last week.  Still awesome weather here, but the Ohio clubs need to make their monies...

Our indoor season starts this week. It is run by the county and they charge as much as they can get, which is a lot. I have one week day match scheduled there. I gave up Thursday night in part because I felt I was playing too much tennis (with a good run of weather, it could be seven days in the week) and also because I am less inclined to drive at night now.

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« Reply #574 on: September 09, 2012, 09:53:37 AM »
Interesting what one pays elsewhere.  For a 2 hour USTA doubles match we fork out about $19.00.  The Wednesday  night matches we do for fun are about $16.00 for 2 hours of dubs.  We have a club fee of $200.00 per year for the family I think.  That might be just me and then another $100.00 for wifey?

All in all wifey and I pay to play 4 times a week.  So we pay just less than $300.00 per month to play tennis in the winter.  I get some subbing in which is free so that helps.
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« Reply #575 on: September 09, 2012, 10:40:09 AM »
These are our seasonal rates at the indoor county courts.  :scared:

It's a market economy with market rates! Time is hard to get except during the day.

Monster would be there for the 6am shift.  :lmao:
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6 a.m.

$608.00 ($19/hr)


7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday

$1024.00 ($32/hr)

5 p.m. - 10 p.m Monday - Friday

$1280.00  ($40/hr)

All day Saturday

$1,280.00 ($40/hr)

8 p.m. - 10 p.m.(Sundays only)*

$1,280.00 ($40/hr)

11 p.m.-Midnight Monday - Friday
$672.00 ($21/hr)

 

 

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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #576 on: September 09, 2012, 12:48:08 PM »
You poor blokes.
When I was a member at the local club 2 years ago the annual fee for unlimited court time for a family was $560.00.
Courts were only utilized 2/3 of the time (except for th 4:30pm and 6 pm slots) so there was no shortage of playing/waiting time.
Ahhhh, the good old days. :whistle:
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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #577 on: September 09, 2012, 02:13:23 PM »
You poor blokes.
When I was a member at the local club 2 years ago the annual fee for unlimited court time for a family was $560.00.
Courts were only utilized 2/3 of the time (except for th 4:30pm and 6 pm slots) so there was no shortage of playing/waiting time.
Ahhhh, the good old days. :whistle:

Back in high school I paid (well, my parents did) $80.00 a month for unlimited court time.  I played 4 hours a day back then, got my money worth. :)
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Re: Euroka's Tennis Journal
« Reply #578 on: September 15, 2012, 05:32:33 PM »
Beautiful outdoor tennis weather over here today!  :)) Summer is GONE. For a while that wonderful fall weather before the big freeze arrives.  :blue:

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« Reply #579 on: November 24, 2012, 08:04:20 PM »
Big freeze hit here last night, and darn it got cold quick!  Beautiful Thursday and then ice cold and windy as all get out last night!
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