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« Reply #40 on: July 19, 2006, 01:59:09 PM »
I "watched" our 2 club teams play each other last night.  So, since I was near a court, I will count that as playing.  Actually my heel feels much better and think I am close to being able to resume "playing".  3 months from now I should be ready for a tournament  ..-) .  Scott and world, now is the time to take me on in singles because I guarantee damn tee I don't even remember how to play singles since I've been relegated to old man doubles since I only have 1 decent wheel.  And that's only been once every week or 2.  My groundstrokes are probably gonna be back to square 1.
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 #41 on: July 21, 2006, 02:19:21 PM »
OK...foot is feeling better and it is TIME for the NEXT comeback, so last night Jeffro and I drilled for over an hour working on groundstrokes, approach shots, volleys and overheads.  We were really spent in this steamy weather we're having.  Scott and the rest of the gang were already on ct and there were no more available so we had to drive to another park about mile away.  So what happens next, someone we know drops by our court and asks if we want to play some dubs.  Of course we did and the one guy was a mid-20s player from Dayton who was probably a 5.0 player (at least).  But we hung with them only to lose 7-6 (10-8) 6-3.  Almost 3 hrs of some serious hitting on what was really day 1 back.  I'll take it.

Then this morning (I'm on vacation; not independently wealthy) I hit singles with one of the best singles players around.  We only hit for an hour but one drill we did was take turns serving 10 pts.  We did this 3 times each and the dude ran me ragged.  We both won the majority of points on our serve but he probably won more pts than I did to be honest.  It felt great to play singles again.  The footsie is sore but not too awful bad.
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 #42 on: July 21, 2006, 02:56:06 PM »
That is awesome that you are feeling better!  Now maybe you can sign up with us for the next USTA league now that we are District qualifiers and all.  :)
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« Reply #43 on: July 21, 2006, 04:55:16 PM »
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OK...foot is feeling better and it is TIME for the NEXT comeback, so last night Jeffro and I drilled for over an hour working on groundstrokes, approach shots, volleys and overheads.  We were really spent in this steamy weather we're having.  Scott and the rest of the gang were already on ct and there were no more available so we had to drive to another park about mile away.  So what happens next, someone we know drops by our court and asks if we want to play some dubs.  Of course we did and the one guy was a mid-20s player from Dayton who was probably a 5.0 player (at least).  But we hung with them only to lose 7-6 (10-8) 6-3.  Almost 3 hrs of some serious hitting on what was really day 1 back.  I'll take it.

Then this morning (I'm on vacation; not independently wealthy) I hit singles with one of the best singles players around.  We only hit for an hour but one drill we did was take turns serving 10 pts.  We did this 3 times each and the dude ran me ragged.  We both won the majority of points on our serve but he probably won more pts than I did to be honest.  It felt great to play singles again.  The footsie is sore but not too awful bad.


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« Reply #44 on: July 26, 2006, 11:09:43 AM »
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OK...foot is feeling better and it is TIME for the NEXT comeback, so last night Jeffro and I drilled for over an hour working on groundstrokes, approach shots, volleys and overheads.  We were really spent in this steamy weather we're having.  Scott and the rest of the gang were already on ct and there were no more available so we had to drive to another park about mile away.  So what happens next, someone we know drops by our court and asks if we want to play some dubs.  Of course we did and the one guy was a mid-20s player from Dayton who was probably a 5.0 player (at least).  But we hung with them only to lose 7-6 (10-8) 6-3.  Almost 3 hrs of some serious hitting on what was really day 1 back.  I'll take it.

Then this morning (I'm on vacation; not independently wealthy) I hit singles with one of the best singles players around.  We only hit for an hour but one drill we did was take turns serving 10 pts.  We did this 3 times each and the dude ran me ragged.  We both won the majority of points on our serve but he probably won more pts than I did to be honest.  It felt great to play singles again.  The footsie is sore but not too awful bad.


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Moisey
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 #45 on: July 26, 2006, 11:25:02 AM »
Ahhh! Nice!

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« Reply #46 on: July 26, 2006, 11:26:23 AM »
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Ahhh! Nice!


Andre Agassi junior.  Never misses a groundstroke.  Sort of the anti me.
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 #47 on: July 26, 2006, 11:29:31 AM »
So I have heard.  I am glad I have never played singles against him, as he would b**ch-slap me for sure...then again who wouldn't in singles?

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« Reply #48 on: August 03, 2006, 08:52:12 AM »
I may play a doubles tournament next week so I guess I should practice once or twice beforehand.  So, it is on tonight with Jeffro, Scottie, and Freebird.  I hope these youngins are nice to me.
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 #49 on: August 04, 2006, 09:45:49 AM »
So, how did it go with Jeffro, Freebird, and little Scottie?  How has your game/ailments been feeling?

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« Reply #50 on: August 06, 2006, 12:56:55 PM »
We mostly practiced but di dplay 1 set in which Bird and Scottie put a serious wupping on us 6-2.
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 #51 on: August 07, 2006, 11:29:33 AM »
Jeffro and I are entered in mens open doubles in a small county tournament.  I see Scott "hiding" in the other half of the draw.  I also see that Scott's partner is an older (even older than me) gent and a 4.0 player who enjoys playing dubs with Scott and Scott is gracious enough to take him on as a partner.  Kudos to Scott for doing so.
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« Reply #52 on: August 07, 2006, 11:38:43 AM »
We always have fun together.  We play another 4.0 and 4.5 in the first round so I expect it to be fun!  Bernie is always tough to play, but a super nice guy.  I hope we have a good 3 setter, with us winning of course!
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« Reply #53 on: August 07, 2006, 11:47:04 AM »
I can see you and Bernie battling to a standoff which would leave it in the hands of John vs Ralph.  Regardless, it will be a fun match no doubt.
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 #54 on: August 07, 2006, 10:02:39 PM »
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So, how did it go with Jeffro, Freebird, and little Scottie?  How has your game/ailments been feeling?


So, Snookums, what's the answer the Buckeye's question re: your foot and various other ailments. OR do you not want to answer and give away your weaknesses?
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« Reply #55 on: August 08, 2006, 11:05:57 AM »
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So, how did it go with Jeffro, Freebird, and little Scottie?  How has your game/ailments been feeling?


So, Snookums, what's the answer the Buckeye's question re: your foot and various other ailments. OR do you not want to answer and give away your weaknesses?


Let's see.........back - 95% at the moment; knee - permanent 65%; shoulder and arm - tennis wise 100%, but weight lifting wise - 5%;  I can't curl a 15 pound dumbell without pain, but it doesn't bother me (knocking on wood) to play tennis.  HEEL - I'm about 75% recovered.  It is still sore, but doesn't effect doubles much (no kidding); singles is another story.  Brain - no comment.  But I really appreciate your concern  :whistle:

So, in the tournament I'm playing dubs with Jeffro in, I expect to see a lot of tennis balls heading my way (if our opponents are smart).
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 #56 on: August 08, 2006, 12:57:07 PM »
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I can see you and Bernie battling to a standoff which would leave it in the hands of John vs Ralph.  Regardless, it will be a fun match no doubt.


Scott - I see we’re both playing at 5:30. Hopefully, we’ll be on side-by-side courts so I can laugh, uh, I mean, watch you.
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 #57 on: August 09, 2006, 09:36:52 AM »
I should’ve knocked on a bigger piece of wood.  After playing 4 sets in the tourney last night, I can hardly walk.  The heel is screaming!  Jeffro and I were going to practice tonight but I don’t think that’s on the horizon anymore.  @%$#^&%$#@!!!!
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« Reply #58 on: August 09, 2006, 09:48:16 AM »
Oh, almost forgot, if nothing else I get the “klutz player award” last night.  I served to the ad side to the teenager, who was hitting winners against us like it was his job, and he angles one cross court and very wide.  So, I get on my horse (a crippled horse), and “sprint” as fast as I can, reaching as far as I can to try to whip a forehand back cross ct and as I reach for that little bit extra…….I feel the train starting to de-rail.  The next I know, I am sprawled out on the deuce side (on the court NEXT TO US, where the #1 seeds were in the middle of a point) and laying there like a dead fish.  My only regret was that I didn’t take out one of these guys.  That way they would’ve had to retire and Scott would have an easy road to the finals.  The humiliation really began AFTER the match with comments from Jeffro like “if Jamesdster falls down on a court and no one is around, does he still make a sound?”  Then the tournament director says “thanks for not falling on court 2, because we already have a crack developing there.”  Everyone’s a comedian!!
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« Reply #59 on: August 09, 2006, 09:55:07 AM »
I saw you hit the ground, I was hoping you were alright.  I was afraid you hurt your heel or something running.
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