Before I talked about the crap Jamesdster and I spewed all over the court today I want to start with a quick FYI. My best friend works out at the local club. He called me when I was on the way to the club to tell me he saw Jamesdster there and smacked talk some for me. I told him that Jamesdster was a beast on the court and I consider him one of the absolute best at our club. With that said...
I played tonight with Jamesdster, the Raucker and John L on the top court tonight. I felt like royal crap. Way too much work in me and I couldn't get motivated in the first set. I played with Jamesdster so I was hoping he would carry me. Little did I know he looked like I felt, like crap. Neither of us played worth a darn. We tied 4-4. A bad showing compared to the 9-0 him and I laid down last week. Sad...
Then I had to face Jamesdster in the second set and that kind of crap right there wakes you right up. I played pretty solid in the second set and the Raucker and I won 6-3.
The third set we ended up 5-5. So to break the tie John L and I played together in the tb and won it 7-5. By then I thought Jamesdster was going to fall over, he looked tired. Usually he treats my serve like it is a joke and pounds it back viciously. I actually hit him with a serve tonight so I know something was wrong...
We had numerous close calls on Jamesdtser and I know he was getting frustrated. I think all of the out calls were good but one John L made in the 3rd set, but he had the better look so I could not over rule. I saw Jamesdster shaking his head several times, no doubt from the calls.
Not much to add. Scott played ok but I've seen him play better. He was very tired from the long hrs he's been putting in on his job. I also was very tired. Scott and I TIED a team we shoul've beat probably 9-1. We had zero energy. I played pretty stinking awful. I am quite depressed about the sad state of my game. But on an up note, it's not anything that a little practice won't cure.
Yep Scott is so mean he did hit me with a serve. He jammed me with a body shot, and since I apparently had vowed that I was not going to move for a ball all night, I couldn't get out of the way and wham, it hits me. Pretty funny (or sad) I don't know which.
I actually had no beef with any calls made all night. I was shaking my head at my play. I don't like to make excuses, but last night was the first time I played with the Revelation in a long time after using feather light Heads and it felt like a tree trunk. WOW did it ever feel heavy. So, it's going to take a couple of outings to get the feel down again.
It was a pretty crappy night overall, but you know the old saying..." A bad night on a tennis court is way better than a good day at work." It's always good to get out on a court and enjoy some good company and some occasional good play.
Oh, i almost forgot to include the "Shot of the night". During a rally I hit a fairly nice topspin lop down the alley on the ad side (Scott's side). Scott raced back and deftly angled a soft backhand overhead cross court for a clean winner. That was pretty sweet