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« Reply #1600 on: May 22, 2008, 06:28:43 AM »
Hit with Jamesdster tonight for a good 90 minutes.  I worked out some kinks on the forehand today  so hopefully I can keep it going, I was hitting them very well.  I was just making sure I was starting the racquet head very low to start, it felt much better.

It was way windy out tonight but it is good for tough practice and I need it all. 

I am officially in the mixed dubs draw.  We played Kathy White and Evan I in the first round.  It will be a tough one for our first round.  Not really sure what our chances are.

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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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« Reply #1601 on: May 22, 2008, 07:56:41 AM »
Should be interesting.  It could be my 3rd match of the day so I may very well be spent.
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« Reply #1602 on: May 22, 2008, 09:06:28 AM »
The wind was ridiculous so that made it very tough, but we achieved our goal of hitting a ton of balls.  That should help both of us when the tourney begins.

Wow Scott, now that’s what I call a 1st round match; ok, actually it sounds more like a final.  That should be a good one and I am going to pick you and Monica to take them out.  You are a better doubles player than Evan BUT Kathy is a better doubles player than Monica, evening things out.  However, Kathy lobs too much in my estimation.  If Monica can step it up at all and if you are nailing your overheads, you win 7-5 6-3!


Scott - no response?  Yer thoughts on this matchup?
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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« Reply #1603 on: May 22, 2008, 11:49:17 AM »
You didn't see my response right before your post?  I have never seen either player play more than a few points so I do not know what to expect.

I hit with Freebird for 90 minutes today.  I was worn out from last night but I did OK, we had some good rallies.  My consistency went up so that's good.
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« Reply #1604 on: May 23, 2008, 09:00:53 AM »
I hit with Freebird for 90 minutes today.  I was worn out from last night but I did OK, we had some good rallies.  My consistency went up so that's good.

A good hitting session.  Scooter also got himself out of a groundstroke funk that he entered about 1/4 of the way into our session, good work on keeping a good attitude.  He also made a couple highly questionable line calls (on practice points, no less!), which tells me that he's officially tournament ready  :)~
Good luck on the court is nice to have, but it's usually extraneous when playing against Baker.

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« Reply #1605 on: May 23, 2008, 09:40:47 AM »
lol.  You are the one who thinks all of your shots are out until I tell you they were actually inside the line.  No doubt that you would think your passing shots were in when they were actually 4" out with a solid mark to show for it.  :)

All in all, good practice session.  I was exhausted, so I hope that my consistency as a practice partner will go up next time we hit.  Although if I am feeling too cocky I will just to blast winners.  But hey, that's me right?
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« Reply #1606 on: May 23, 2008, 03:17:05 PM »
Well it's official, I have 3 matches tomorrow in a 6 hour time frame in this tourney.  I think it is beyond BS but there is nothing I will be able to do about it (except throw the first round match and miss the second round).  Bummer, Monica will get stuck with one tired partner.
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« Reply #1607 on: May 23, 2008, 03:39:54 PM »
Well it's official, I have 3 matches tomorrow in a 6 hour time frame in this tourney.  I think it is beyond BS but there is nothing I will be able to do about it (except throw the first round match and miss the second round).  Bummer, Monica will get stuck with one tired partner.

Oh cmon.  You can play 3 doubles matches.  I don't even count doubles as a workout.  You will be just fine.
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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« Reply #1608 on: May 23, 2008, 03:59:40 PM »
I actually gave Rod crap about it.  3 matches in 6 hours is enough to get someone injured...
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« Reply #1609 on: May 23, 2008, 08:00:41 PM »
I actually gave Rod crap about it.  3 matches in 6 hours is enough to get someone injured...

Oh yeah?  Read my journal entry.
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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« Reply #1610 on: May 23, 2008, 09:00:04 PM »
I actually gave Rod crap about it.  3 matches in 6 hours is enough to get someone injured...

Good luck tomorrow.  We both are scheduled to play our qf doubles at 10:30 and if we win, the next round (semis) is at noon.  I expect the matches will be pushed back some since there will be a lot of singles going on at 9am (including mine).  You and I can not meet unless we both get to the finals and you are in a half w/ MM-JRoush; my half has Gundy.  I'll trade you.  ..-)
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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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« Reply #1611 on: May 23, 2008, 09:13:21 PM »
I thought I had Gundy, but I only saw the crappy draw they posted, it does not have a good sense of schedule on it.  MM and JR have spanked JL and I before.
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« Reply #1612 on: May 23, 2008, 10:04:42 PM »
What time is your mixed doubles match?  I know you play open doubles at 10:30 and if you win you play your next open doubles at noon.  So I am guessing 3PM?
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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« Reply #1613 on: May 24, 2008, 05:22:03 AM »
2:30.

Noon is my second match eh?  Geesh, that gives me 1 hour and 15 minutes after the warm up to finish my first match.  And that would include a 0 minute break between matches...
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« Reply #1614 on: May 24, 2008, 10:34:13 AM »
Well it's official, I have 3 matches tomorrow in a 6 hour time frame in this tourney.  I think it is beyond BS but there is nothing I will be able to do about it (except throw the first round match and miss the second round).  Bummer, Monica will get stuck with one tired partner.

Oh cmon.  You can play 3 doubles matches.  I don't even count doubles as a workout.  You will be just fine.

Gotta pile on for this one - we're talking dubs here, bro.  As DSter says, dubs isn't even a workout.  You might break a sweat.  Once or twice, for a few minutes.  Go kick some butt, and leave the whining to someone else!

Good luck on the court is nice to have, but it's usually extraneous when playing against Baker.

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« Reply #1615 on: May 24, 2008, 10:39:16 AM »
Well it's official, I have 3 matches tomorrow in a 6 hour time frame in this tourney.  I think it is beyond BS but there is nothing I will be able to do about it (except throw the first round match and miss the second round).  Bummer, Monica will get stuck with one tired partner.

Oh cmon.  You can play 3 doubles matches.  I don't even count doubles as a workout.  You will be just fine.

Gotta pile on for this one - we're talking dubs here, bro.  As DSter says, dubs isn't even a workout.  You might break a sweat.  Once or twice, for a few minutes.  Go kick some butt, and leave the whining to someone else!



The problem isn't having to play 3 doubles matches. That's easy. The problem is playing a doubles match, waiting while lactos acid builds up, muscles tighten, and it's very hard to get loose again.

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« Reply #1616 on: May 24, 2008, 11:00:58 AM »
Well it's official, I have 3 matches tomorrow in a 6 hour time frame in this tourney.  I think it is beyond BS but there is nothing I will be able to do about it (except throw the first round match and miss the second round).  Bummer, Monica will get stuck with one tired partner.

Oh cmon.  You can play 3 doubles matches.  I don't even count doubles as a workout.  You will be just fine.

Gotta pile on for this one - we're talking dubs here, bro.  As DSter says, dubs isn't even a workout.  You might break a sweat.  Once or twice, for a few minutes.  Go kick some butt, and leave the whining to someone else!



The problem isn't having to play 3 doubles matches. That's easy. The problem is playing a doubles match, waiting while lactos acid builds up, muscles tighten, and it's very hard to get loose again.

It's a factor, but there are 2 allies:  stretching, and ibuprophen.  In my experience, muscles will warm up just fine on the 2nd go round, unless fatigue is a factor.  I'm curious to hear how it goes for Scooter - and for DSter too, who's got nearly 20 yrs on Scooter and is playing open singles and dubs, rather than all dubs.
Good luck on the court is nice to have, but it's usually extraneous when playing against Baker.

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« Reply #1617 on: May 24, 2008, 11:02:04 AM »
Well it's official, I have 3 matches tomorrow in a 6 hour time frame in this tourney.  I think it is beyond BS but there is nothing I will be able to do about it (except throw the first round match and miss the second round).  Bummer, Monica will get stuck with one tired partner.

Oh cmon.  You can play 3 doubles matches.  I don't even count doubles as a workout.  You will be just fine.

Gotta pile on for this one - we're talking dubs here, bro.  As DSter says, dubs isn't even a workout.  You might break a sweat.  Once or twice, for a few minutes.  Go kick some butt, and leave the whining to someone else!



The problem isn't having to play 3 doubles matches. That's easy. The problem is playing a doubles match, waiting while lactos acid builds up, muscles tighten, and it's very hard to get loose again.

It's a factor, but there are 2 allies:  stretching, and ibuprophen.  In my experience, muscles will warm up just fine on the 2nd go round, unless fatigue is a factor.  I'm curious to hear how it goes for Scooter - and for DSter too, who's got nearly 20 yrs on Scooter and is playing open singles and dubs, rather than all dubs.

Stretching????? What's that? Never tried it.  :Confused:

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« Reply #1618 on: May 24, 2008, 06:58:11 PM »
Went OK today, spent about 6 1/2 hours on the court today.  But the weather was sweet but we had no shade except one area in the far back of one side of a court where there was some tree shade.

I took my time and didn't rush anything and tried to stay as calm as humanly possible after points to conserve energy.

We won our first match 6-4, 6-3 against two high school kids.  They came a long way from last year, that was good to see.  We were a little sloppy but we didn't need to be on key to win.

Next match was tougher, played a 4.5 player and a very strong 4.0 player.  We lost 4-6, 7-6 (4), 5-7.  They broke my partner for the win, I never got broke in this match.

My mixed dubs was weird.  I played the tournament director (the lady) and then a 26 (plus or minus on the age) dude who played very well!  We lost the first set by a break 3-6 and then won the second set 6-3.  We were down 0-1 in the third, the dude hits a serve wide to my partner and misses it wide.  I saw it wide, my partner called it wide and then the tournament director went off on us saying that we had been making bad calls.  I wasn't too happy with her.  We gave her the point from the serve and then I was too flustered to concentrate.  I got broke and they held with ease for 3-0 lead or something like that.  it took me a few games to focus back in.  But at that point in time he hit a forehand wide by an inch or so but I couldn't call it because I didn't want to hear her go off again.  Happened twice in the third set, what a mess.  They won the third set 6-1.  I may not go back for that tourney next year after that...
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« Reply #1619 on: May 24, 2008, 07:24:45 PM »
Went OK today, spent about 6 1/2 hours on the court today.  But the weather was sweet but we had no shade except one area in the far back of one side of a court where there was some tree shade.

I took my time and didn't rush anything and tried to stay as calm as humanly possible after points to conserve energy.

We won our first match 6-4, 6-3 against two high school kids.  They came a long way from last year, that was good to see.  We were a little sloppy but we didn't need to be on key to win.

Next match was tougher, played a 4.5 player and a very strong 4.0 player.  We lost 4-6, 7-6 (4), 5-7.  They broke my partner for the win, I never got broke in this match.

My mixed dubs was weird.  I played the tournament director (the lady) and then a 26 (plus or minus on the age) dude who played very well!  We lost the first set by a break 3-6 and then won the second set 6-3.  We were down 0-1 in the third, the dude hits a serve wide to my partner and misses it wide.  I saw it wide, my partner called it wide and then the tournament director went off on us saying that we had been making bad calls.  I wasn't too happy with her.  We gave her the point from the serve and then I was too flustered to concentrate.  I got broke and they held with ease for 3-0 lead or something like that.  it took me a few games to focus back in.  But at that point in time he hit a forehand wide by an inch or so but I couldn't call it because I didn't want to hear her go off again.  Happened twice in the third set, what a mess.  They won the third set 6-1.  I may not go back for that tourney next year after that...

Sounds like a bad experience. I would have held fast on my call. if it's out then the call stands. The other point being that when you change a call it looks like you were cheating and like you said, later there was a close call and you let it go, you set a precedent.
I've had that experience, what I tell them is "I saw that the ball was out and it's my call." They can whine all they want but my call stands.