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« Reply #80 on: June 15, 2009, 12:08:31 PM »
Played with my drinking buddy.  ..-)   :))

7-5, 5-7, 6-0 win today. Match time 3 hrs.
Good workout but I seemed sluggish.
I let some balls go right by me?? I could have got them but didn't, had this problem awhile back. Don't know where it comes from but lost only about 3 points that way, too much for something you can so something about easily.
The new shoes I got let my feet slide around in them too much on hard stops, so I guess I'll just have to tie them tighter.




You guys didn't drink before the match or quite a bit the night before did you?
On the shoe issue, I like to get my feet used to new shoes and let the foot settle down into the shoe before using them in match situations.  I try to wear the shoes around as much as I can before actually using them on court.  The best way to break them in is hitting and re-tightening them as your feet settle in.  Good match BTW..............no matter the level you play at, its always fun to play close matches with even level opponents. 

I didn't but he did, to some extent. He'll straighten up after a few beatings.  :rofl_2:

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« Reply #81 on: July 07, 2009, 06:13:44 PM »
I got behind on my match reporting, so far I'm 7-0 on the year.  :gleam:

2009 --------------------------------------------------
                winner   score               Standings  games  total games
May 17, Sun      Bush   7-5, 6-2          1-0 Bush  13-7      13-7
May 31, Sun      Bush   6-1, 6-2          2-0 Bush  12-3      25-10
Jun 14,  Sun      Bush   7-5, 5-7, 6-0    3-0 Bush  18-12     43-22
Jun 23,  Tue      Bush   6-2, 6-3          4-0 Bush  12-5      55-27
Jul 2,     Thu      Bush   6-0, 4-6, 6-0    5-0 Bush  16-6      71-33
Jul 5,     Sun      Bush   6-1, 6-2           6-0 Bush  12-3      83-36
Jul 7,     Tue      Bush   5-7, 8-6, 6-4     7-0 Bush  19-17     102-53

By the way I am Bush because I always loved George Bush, the 2 time president.  :king:

Today was a 3.5 hour match, tough as hell too.
Nothing working for me like usual. I use a 2handed BH but today was using one hand sometimes, don't know why. Forhand went awry sometimes, don't know why, strange.

My prematch meal was too close to match time, 3 eggs, 50 grams of protein, vitamins of all kinds and a lot of coffee.
When I got on the court I was dehydrated but was full so drinking water just stayed in my stomach. It stayed that way all match, terrible.

We had a great time battling back and forth, fist pumps were flying all over the place as well as some bullsh#t remarks. I loved it. We were both @sses at times, made the match all the more dramatic.

We both get fired up and get out of hand some, it means a lot to us and we like competing. When it was all over we shook hands and congratulated each other on playing so seriously.

Till next time......   :cool:
« Last Edit: July 07, 2009, 07:25:52 PM by swish »

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« Reply #82 on: July 08, 2009, 07:05:19 AM »
Glad to see the results breakdown, very cool.  Eating before matches is a tough one for me.  I try not to eat a big meal within 2 hours of a match.  If it is within the 2 hours then it must be a small snack or something.  Keep up the exciting results. 

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« Reply #83 on: July 08, 2009, 11:17:24 AM »
Glad to see the results breakdown, very cool.  Eating before matches is a tough one for me.  I try not to eat a big meal within 2 hours of a match.  If it is within the 2 hours then it must be a small snack or something.  Keep up the exciting results. 

I was supposed to wake up at 7, the alarm went off (music) but I just laid in bed till 8 45, then ate before my 10 o clock match.
Next match is 10 AM tomorrow, Thursday. 

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« Reply #84 on: July 08, 2009, 12:09:37 PM »
You're not retired are you?  Tennis at 10am through the week? 

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« Reply #85 on: March 18, 2010, 12:20:02 AM »
You're not retired are you?  Tennis at 10am through the week? 

I can't afford to be retired, I'll be starting up my log again soon, the weather is looking good.  :cool:


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« Reply #86 on: July 02, 2010, 02:52:53 PM »
Tough win today. 4-6, 8-6, 6-3. Game started at 11:45 to 2:15, 2.5 hours.  :king:
Sunny and about 80F.
I had a sore lower back, was getting sharp pains when really running.
Seemed to ease up a little as the game went on though.
We took a water break, about 5 minutes after the second set and my back tightened
up again.
I guess it's just rest up now for a few days.

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« Reply #87 on: July 02, 2010, 06:46:57 PM »
Wow, first post in the journal in a year.  :)

No tb in the second set?
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« Reply #88 on: July 02, 2010, 07:11:59 PM »
Wow, first post in the journal in a year.  :)

No tb in the second set?
I've been a little lazy.  :)

No tb, have to win by 2 games, it's seems more exciting.  :)

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« Reply #89 on: July 18, 2010, 04:13:12 PM »
Had a good match. Was about 90+F and midday.  :king:
The game went unfinished.
At the public park we were getting into the game pretty good, very hot and sweating profusely, I loved it.


But then the kids came, the supervisors, kids themselves maybe 16-17 came into the tennis courts with about 50 kids. They were playing with various sizes balls, some beach balls and some smaller ones, balls and balls everywhere.  :mad1:

I almost ran down a few meandering kids while chasing down balls. Finally we just quit because it was too  dangerous, some of the kids were only like 5 yrs old and could be knocked down so easily, kids running across the court while we were playing.

I talked to the park supervisor, pointing out the danger and consequences. I didn't even finish when the supervisor went to clear the kids out.

I guess I'm a killjoy but maybe saved some little citizen from injury in the future.  :dunno:

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« Reply #90 on: July 18, 2010, 07:14:11 PM »
Swish laying down proper tennis etiquette!  :)

I can do without the heat and humidity these days.   
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