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« Reply #1660 on: August 27, 2011, 09:09:50 PM »
Good luck tomorrow yo!  Tell me how it goes.  You guys stand a good chance!  Just be sure not to take an early lead in any sets.  :)

Thanks.  We'll give it our best shot.
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 #1661 on: August 27, 2011, 09:35:33 PM »
Seriously now.  Do you really think we have a chance.  It is me (4.5) and my partner (4.0-4.5) vs 2 solid 4.5s.  I guess looking at the ratings we have a puncher's chance but Bernie is cash and we really need M&M to be off.  I am going to have to really step it up.
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 #1662 on: August 28, 2011, 06:33:21 AM »
ND is playing 4.5 right now, he is playing well.  And you are 5.0 so as I see it, you guys are the favorites...
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« Reply #1663 on: August 29, 2011, 08:28:02 AM »
ND is playing 4.5 right now, he is playing well.  And you are 5.0 so as I see it, you guys are the favorites...

You are insane :)~.  We lost 3 & 2.  You were off only by 1.0.  ND played 3.5 and I played 4.0! 
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 #1664 on: September 01, 2011, 06:44:45 AM »
Practiced with the MAN himself, Scott.  We hit outdoors for about 90 minutes.  I was not happy with my form at all.  Oh well.  It was good practice.
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 #1665 on: September 01, 2011, 07:44:19 AM »
We are not hitting enough yo!  I am not sure what time the club opens in the morning but I would always be open to early morning hitting too.  The problem is we have no overall goal in mind other than burning calories and keeping our timing.  Maybe if we were better structured and doing it more than once a week we would see improvement.  We should also be playing a tb or two at the end of each session to keep the singles in us a little fresh.
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« Reply #1666 on: September 01, 2011, 11:46:15 AM »
We are not hitting enough yo!  I am not sure what time the club opens in the morning but I would always be open to early morning hitting too.  The problem is we have no overall goal in mind other than burning calories and keeping our timing.  Maybe if we were better structured and doing it more than once a week we would see improvement.  We should also be playing a tb or two at the end of each session to keep the singles in us a little fresh.

I have to leave home at 6:20AM to be at work by 7 so there are no morning workouts in my future; at least Mon - Fri.
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 #1667 on: September 01, 2011, 12:11:11 PM »
Yeah, nobody wants to start their day with a beating so I understand.  :)
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« Reply #1668 on: September 03, 2011, 10:18:55 PM »
Fri and sat nite....jogged 3 miles in the oppressive humidity.  looked like a drowned rat at the end. 
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 #1669 on: September 04, 2011, 05:29:57 AM »
We are not hitting enough yo!  I am not sure what time the club opens in the morning but I would always be open to early morning hitting too.  The problem is we have no overall goal in mind other than burning calories and keeping our timing.  Maybe if we were better structured and doing it more than once a week we would see improvement.  We should also be playing a tb or two at the end of each session to keep the singles in us a little fresh.
Good exercise and fun, hitting around is.
Improvement steady through training and focused practice.

Weaknesses identify, technical, physical, and mental.
Corresponding drills complete.

Reached, will goals be.
Raise the bar and repeat!




Sample MonsterPractice-

20 min. warm up targeting balance and footwork.  Compound exercises to train hand/eye coordination and mental focus as well.  This can be done off-court or anytime for a quick exercise.

5 min. mini-tennis (work the wing that's weakest).
10 min. competitive mini-tennis.
 
5 min B-Bros. volley drill.  Set a goal of 20 hits for starters with no misses.

20 min. Alley Rally.  Track # of hits reached per week.

Use the remaining time to improve specific serves and returns.  Hitting just one serve to exhaustion several times helps lock in the motion.  Also allows returner to experiment with what works best for him returning that specific serve.  Do not move on to training the next serve until you've mastered your weakest serve.

The crucial step to creating a successful training plan is to properly assess your game.  This is where a teaching pro can be helpful.

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« Reply #1670 on: September 04, 2011, 05:31:24 AM »
Fri and sat nite....jogged 3 miles in the oppressive humidity.  looked like a drowned rat at the end.
That sounds like an improvement, drowned rats have hair! :lmao:
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« Reply #1671 on: September 04, 2011, 10:10:24 AM »
Fri and sat nite....jogged 3 miles in the oppressive humidity.  looked like a drowned rat at the end.
That sounds like an improvement, drowned rats have hair! :lmao:
We are not hitting enough yo!  I am not sure what time the club opens in the morning but I would always be open to early morning hitting too.  The problem is we have no overall goal in mind other than burning calories and keeping our timing.  Maybe if we were better structured and doing it more than once a week we would see improvement.  We should also be playing a tb or two at the end of each session to keep the singles in us a little fresh.
Good exercise and fun, hitting around is.
Improvement steady through training and focused practice.

Weaknesses identify, technical, physical, and mental.
Corresponding drills complete.

Reached, will goals be.
Raise the bar and repeat!




Sample MonsterPractice-

20 min. warm up targeting balance and footwork.  Compound exercises to train hand/eye coordination and mental focus as well.  This can be done off-court or anytime for a quick exercise.

5 min. mini-tennis (work the wing that's weakest).
10 min. competitive mini-tennis.
 
5 min B-Bros. volley drill.  Set a goal of 20 hits for starters with no misses.

20 min. Alley Rally.  Track # of hits reached per week.

Use the remaining time to improve specific serves and returns.  Hitting just one serve to exhaustion several times helps lock in the motion.  Also allows returner to experiment with what works best for him returning that specific serve.  Do not move on to training the next serve until you've mastered your weakest serve.

The crucial step to creating a successful training plan is to properly assess your game.  This is where a teaching pro can be helpful.

*****    E n d  o f  u n s o l i c i t e d  a d v i c e .     Y o u  m a y  r e t u r n  t o  y o u r  r e g u l a r l y  s c h e d u l e d  a c t i v i t i e s  a t  t h i s  t i m e .     *****

Scott and I are not quite so organized.  We just try to hit as many groundies, volleys, etc as possible until I am ready to pass out.  Scott could go forever.
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 #1672 on: September 04, 2011, 10:11:19 AM »
Fri and sat nite....jogged 3 miles in the oppressive humidity.  looked like a drowned rat at the end.
That sounds like an improvement, drowned rats have hair! :lmao:

Not even a LITTLE bit nice!   :)>>>>
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 #1673 on: September 04, 2011, 11:37:38 AM »
Fri and sat nite....jogged 3 miles in the oppressive humidity.  looked like a drowned rat at the end.
That sounds like an improvement, drowned rats have hair! :lmao:

Not even a LITTLE bit nice!   :)>>>>
Hey, I made a journal entry just for you to return the cheap shot! ;-() :))
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« Reply #1674 on: September 04, 2011, 12:29:33 PM »
Fri and sat nite....jogged 3 miles in the oppressive humidity.  looked like a drowned rat at the end.
That sounds like an improvement, drowned rats have hair! :lmao:

Not even a LITTLE bit nice!   :)>>>>
Hey, I made a journal entry just for you to return the cheap shot! ;-() :))

Yeah.  I was nice to you and you were cruel to me.  Some things never change.   :Sword Fight:
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 #1675 on: September 04, 2011, 12:34:45 PM »
Scott and I are not quite so organized.  We just try to hit as many groundies, volleys, etc as possible until I am ready to pass out.  Scott could go forever.

Well, we make some of our rallies competitive too, I always enjoy those.
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« Reply #1676 on: September 04, 2011, 01:36:21 PM »
Fri and sat nite....jogged 3 miles in the oppressive humidity.  looked like a drowned rat at the end.
That sounds like an improvement, drowned rats have hair! :lmao:
We are not hitting enough yo!  I am not sure what time the club opens in the morning but I would always be open to early morning hitting too.  The problem is we have no overall goal in mind other than burning calories and keeping our timing.  Maybe if we were better structured and doing it more than once a week we would see improvement.  We should also be playing a tb or two at the end of each session to keep the singles in us a little fresh.
Good exercise and fun, hitting around is.
Improvement steady through training and focused practice.

Weaknesses identify, technical, physical, and mental.
Corresponding drills complete.

Reached, will goals be.
Raise the bar and repeat!




Sample MonsterPractice-

20 min. warm up targeting balance and footwork.  Compound exercises to train hand/eye coordination and mental focus as well.  This can be done off-court or anytime for a quick exercise.

5 min. mini-tennis (work the wing that's weakest).
10 min. competitive mini-tennis.
 
5 min B-Bros. volley drill.  Set a goal of 20 hits for starters with no misses.

20 min. Alley Rally.  Track # of hits reached per week.

Use the remaining time to improve specific serves and returns.  Hitting just one serve to exhaustion several times helps lock in the motion.  Also allows returner to experiment with what works best for him returning that specific serve.  Do not move on to training the next serve until you've mastered your weakest serve.

The crucial step to creating a successful training plan is to properly assess your game.  This is where a teaching pro can be helpful.

*****    E n d  o f  u n s o l i c i t e d  a d v i c e .     Y o u  m a y  r e t u r n  t o  y o u r  r e g u l a r l y  s c h e d u l e d  a c t i v i t i e s  a t  t h i s  t i m e .     *****

Scott and I are not quite so organized.  We just try to hit as many groundies, volleys, etc as possible until I am ready to pass out.  Scott could go forever.
If you don't know where you're going, how do you expect to get there? ;-()
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« Reply #1677 on: September 04, 2011, 01:37:21 PM »
Now more than ever, you need to maximize your time on court.
Though it is fun to hit for hours and hours. :king:
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« Reply #1678 on: September 05, 2011, 06:09:02 PM »
This afternoon, 4 of us, all on the same 4.5 club team, got together for some dubs.  Although we are all friends, we all go all out for the W.  We spun rackets to choose teams and so it ended up Scott and me against Mark M and Randy.  Scott and I came out of the blocks fast, breaking twice to go up 5-1 then winning set 1 6-2.  We made a few more errors in the 2nd set to let them jump on us 3-0 and 4-1 before reeling off the final 5 games to win 6-4.  We played a "fun" set and they got us 6-3 (I think).  Some good points, some ugly points, but the wind was a big factor so we played pretty well against the elements. 
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: Jamesdster's Tennis (but mostly injuries) Journal
« Reply #1679 on: September 05, 2011, 06:20:26 PM »
Pfft, we never lose yo!

How is the shoulder? That is the fastest I have seen you serve in a while.  Still not as fast as it used to be but note the fact that you were still holding.  :)
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