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Re: Monster
« Reply #160 on: November 04, 2007, 12:10:54 AM »
If one week of no play is too much I wonder what you'd call my next 5 months of no play :\
Glad to know at least someone seems to be playing regularly :))


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Re: Monster
« Reply #161 on: November 04, 2007, 01:09:44 AM »
If one week of no play is too much I wonder what you'd call my next 5 months of no play :\
Glad to know at least someone seems to be playing regularly :))

I'd call it torture. :cursing: :insane:

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Re: Monster
« Reply #162 on: November 04, 2007, 01:43:14 AM »
If one week of no play is too much I wonder what you'd call my next 5 months of no play :\
Glad to know at least someone seems to be playing regularly :))

How did that happen? Is it because of the weather? I always wonder how people who live in snowy rainy places year round manage to play tennis regularly.
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Re: Monster
« Reply #163 on: November 04, 2007, 05:11:26 AM »
If one week of no play is too much I wonder what you'd call my next 5 months of no play :\
Glad to know at least someone seems to be playing regularly :))
That's crazy man! :shocking:
I had the same problem when I just started playing tennis in high school.
We typically played until we couldn't shovel the courts off fast enough and then started shovelling the end of March to get down to the 3-6 inches of ice so it would melt before the H.S. season started!  Sure wish I had pictures of those days!  3' high snowbanks around the courts and us running around in T-shirts on a "warm" 35-40 degree day! 
I was lucky enough to also have a friend who was a member of the local club.  He would sneak me in twice a month because I couldn't afford the $3.00 fee.  Now that I think about it, I owe that dude big time!!! :))

Hang tough Pawan, and try to think of this as an opportunity to cross-train and improve your fitness.  Any chance you can play racquetball, squash, or table tennis during the layoff?  Although all 3 are vastly different from tennis in terms of strokes and movement, the mental computations required are quite similar.

You could always come north and hit with DMast and I!!!
Courts are always available at what I refer to as "my private club"!
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Re: Monster
« Reply #164 on: November 04, 2007, 05:18:40 AM »
If one week of no play is too much I wonder what you'd call my next 5 months of no play :\
Glad to know at least someone seems to be playing regularly :))

How did that happen? Is it because of the weather? I always wonder how people who live in snowy rainy places year round manage to play tennis regularly.
Most folks I know hang up there racquets until spring, and break out the skis, skates, and snow machines.  Or in my case, fire up the stove in the bob-house and set some traps!
It's a question of $$$ and availability for most.  Only a select few have the cash and the patience to be on a 3 year waiting list for the local club.   :(
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« Reply #165 on: November 04, 2007, 05:38:54 AM »
Good hits yesterday with one of my students.  3 hours of drills, with the alley rally being my favorite.  The goal is for both players to  hit only in the alley and with  depth so it is cooperative.  Strangely enough, I noticed I had much more control with my backhand.  The slice was very effective ( :thank-you:DMast) and I slowly grooved the top-spin on that side as well.  I never really got in the groove on the FH and was unable to hit more than 5 consecutive shots in.   :confused1:  Will definitely have to work on that!!! :mad1:

After the drills, we took a 10 min. break and played 2 sets.  We used a differential handicap scoring system.  For each game I was ahead, he would receive a free point the next game.  It went o.k., but I never felt like I was going to lose. :Confused:  If anyone has a handicap scoring system they use and like, I would love to hear from you. :thank-you:
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Re: Monster
« Reply #166 on: November 04, 2007, 07:38:11 AM »
If one week of no play is too much I wonder what you'd call my next 5 months of no play :\
Glad to know at least someone seems to be playing regularly :))

How did that happen? Is it because of the weather? I always wonder how people who live in snowy rainy places year round manage to play tennis regularly.

I'm guessing Pawan's problems may be related to his heavy college load as well. A combination of finding a good hitting partner and the time to get out and hit with them. We haven't had snow or any seriously bad weather up in the Northeast yet so other than a few showers, like all day yesterday, it hasn't been bad.

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Re: Monster
« Reply #167 on: November 04, 2007, 08:45:44 AM »
If one week of no play is too much I wonder what you'd call my next 5 months of no play :\
Glad to know at least someone seems to be playing regularly :))

How did that happen? Is it because of the weather? I always wonder how people who live in snowy rainy places year round manage to play tennis regularly.
Most folks I know hang up there racquets until spring, and break out the skis, skates, and snow machines.  Or in my case, fire up the stove in the bob-house and set some traps!
It's a question of $$$ and availability for most.  Only a select few have the cash and the patience to be on a 3 year waiting list for the local club.   :(

I'm no expert, but where can you live where skiing and ice-skating are cheaper than tennis?  :confused1: Hang tough pawan, and if you find yourself itching to get on court, find somebody and physically drag them away from whatever their doing :)

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Re: Monster
« Reply #168 on: November 04, 2007, 11:36:35 AM »
If one week of no play is too much I wonder what you'd call my next 5 months of no play :\
Glad to know at least someone seems to be playing regularly :))

How did that happen? Is it because of the weather? I always wonder how people who live in snowy rainy places year round manage to play tennis regularly.
Most folks I know hang up there racquets until spring, and break out the skis, skates, and snow machines.  Or in my case, fire up the stove in the bob-house and set some traps!
It's a question of $$$ and availability for most.  Only a select few have the cash and the patience to be on a 3 year waiting list for the local club.   :(


And I was thinking of moving to Chicago, that puts a halt to that thought.
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« Reply #169 on: November 04, 2007, 06:19:10 PM »
If one week of no play is too much I wonder what you'd call my next 5 months of no play :\
Glad to know at least someone seems to be playing regularly :))

How did that happen? Is it because of the weather? I always wonder how people who live in snowy rainy places year round manage to play tennis regularly.
Most folks I know hang up there racquets until spring, and break out the skis, skates, and snow machines.  Or in my case, fire up the stove in the bob-house and set some traps!
It's a question of $$$ and availability for most.  Only a select few have the cash and the patience to be on a 3 year waiting list for the local club.   :(

I'm no expert, but where can you live where skiing and ice-skating are cheaper than tennis?  :confused1: Hang tough pawan, and if you find yourself itching to get on court, find somebody and physically drag them away from whatever their doing :)
You can get used x-country skis or skates for less than $100 and use the local parks and ponds.  My tennis membership costs  almost $600/year and that's just for the membership.  Foget about balls, strings, racquets, shoes, etc....  To top it off, I'm up for stock membership next year and will have to pay $5k or drop off the waiting list for the local indoor club!!!
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« Reply #170 on: November 05, 2007, 01:06:33 AM »
If one week of no play is too much I wonder what you'd call my next 5 months of no play :\
Glad to know at least someone seems to be playing regularly :))

How did that happen? Is it because of the weather? I always wonder how people who live in snowy rainy places year round manage to play tennis regularly.
Most folks I know hang up there racquets until spring, and break out the skis, skates, and snow machines.  Or in my case, fire up the stove in the bob-house and set some traps!
It's a question of $$$ and availability for most.  Only a select few have the cash and the patience to be on a 3 year waiting list for the local club.   :(

I'm no expert, but where can you live where skiing and ice-skating are cheaper than tennis?  :confused1: Hang tough pawan, and if you find yourself itching to get on court, find somebody and physically drag them away from whatever their doing :)
You can get used x-country skis or skates for less than $100 and use the local parks and ponds.  My tennis membership costs  almost $600/year and that's just for the membership.  Foget about balls, strings, racquets, shoes, etc....  To top it off, I'm up for stock membership next year and will have to pay $5k or drop off the waiting list for the local indoor club!!!

 :-o My club membership is £70, I guess I spend about £200 per year on strings, rackets, grips and maybe another £100 on tennis clothes, so I can see how it accumulates. Still, here, if skiing was my hobbie... let's just say my parents wouldn't be happy.

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« Reply #171 on: November 05, 2007, 05:24:28 AM »
If one week of no play is too much I wonder what you'd call my next 5 months of no play :\
Glad to know at least someone seems to be playing regularly :))

How did that happen? Is it because of the weather? I always wonder how people who live in snowy rainy places year round manage to play tennis regularly.
Most folks I know hang up there racquets until spring, and break out the skis, skates, and snow machines.  Or in my case, fire up the stove in the bob-house and set some traps!
It's a question of $$$ and availability for most.  Only a select few have the cash and the patience to be on a 3 year waiting list for the local club.   :(

I'm no expert, but where can you live where skiing and ice-skating are cheaper than tennis?  :confused1: Hang tough pawan, and if you find yourself itching to get on court, find somebody and physically drag them away from whatever their doing :)
You can get used x-country skis or skates for less than $100 and use the local parks and ponds.  My tennis membership costs  almost $600/year and that's just for the membership.  Foget about balls, strings, racquets, shoes, etc....  To top it off, I'm up for stock membership next year and will have to pay $5k or drop off the waiting list for the local indoor club!!!

 :-o My club membership is £70, I guess I spend about £200 per year on strings, rackets, grips and maybe another £100 on tennis clothes, so I can see how it accumulates. Still, here, if skiing was my hobbie... let's just say my parents wouldn't be happy.
I could probably easily alpine ski here for about the same price as tennis, but I didn't ski when I was younger for the same reason you don't! :(
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« Reply #172 on: November 05, 2007, 05:49:17 AM »
If one week of no play is too much I wonder what you'd call my next 5 months of no play :\
Glad to know at least someone seems to be playing regularly :))

How did that happen? Is it because of the weather? I always wonder how people who live in snowy rainy places year round manage to play tennis regularly.
Most folks I know hang up there racquets until spring, and break out the skis, skates, and snow machines.  Or in my case, fire up the stove in the bob-house and set some traps!
It's a question of $$$ and availability for most.  Only a select few have the cash and the patience to be on a 3 year waiting list for the local club.   :(

I'm no expert, but where can you live where skiing and ice-skating are cheaper than tennis?  :confused1: Hang tough pawan, and if you find yourself itching to get on court, find somebody and physically drag them away from whatever their doing :)
You can get used x-country skis or skates for less than $100 and use the local parks and ponds.  My tennis membership costs  almost $600/year and that's just for the membership.  Foget about balls, strings, racquets, shoes, etc....  To top it off, I'm up for stock membership next year and will have to pay $5k or drop off the waiting list for the local indoor club!!!

 :-o My club membership is £70, I guess I spend about £200 per year on strings, rackets, grips and maybe another £100 on tennis clothes, so I can see how it accumulates. Still, here, if skiing was my hobbie... let's just say my parents wouldn't be happy.
I could probably easily alpine ski here for about the same price as tennis, but I didn't ski when I was younger for the same reason you don't! :(

The real reason I don't ski is because there is not a single place in the country you can ski on real snow outdoors, so I'd have to go to Europe  :whistle: More to do with inconvenience than price, although the one time I did go skiing in Italy last winter, it was awesome :)

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« Reply #173 on: November 08, 2007, 04:11:29 AM »
After 3 days and 12 miles on the treadmill I'm ready for some tennis this a.m.!

I still can't believe how great my joints feel after the pounding they've taken the past few months!  I'm not sure if it's the glucosamine/chondriton I started taking the end of July or what, but it sure feels good to be pain free in the skeletal part of my body!  wooohooo
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« Reply #174 on: November 08, 2007, 06:22:52 AM »
After 3 days and 12 miles on the treadmill I'm ready for some tennis this a.m.!

I still can't believe how great my joints feel after the pounding they've taken the past few months!  I'm not sure if it's the glucosamine/chondriton I started taking the end of July or what, but it sure feels good to be pain free in the skeletal part of my body!  wooohooo

We must be on the same exercise regime as I have put in 8 miles in the past 2 nights.
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« Reply #175 on: November 08, 2007, 08:05:49 AM »
After 3 days and 12 miles on the treadmill I'm ready for some tennis this a.m.!

I still can't believe how great my joints feel after the pounding they've taken the past few months!  I'm not sure if it's the glucosamine/chondriton I started taking the end of July or what, but it sure feels good to be pain free in the skeletal part of my body!  wooohooo

We must be on the same exercise regime as I have put in 8 miles in the past 2 nights.
To be honest, approx. 1/2 my time is spent walking an incline at 3.5-4 mph and the other 1/2 doing interval training jogging 6mph for a minute and then back to the incline walk.  At this point, my heart rate still avgs. 120-125 bpm because of my weight.  I also carry 2 5lb dumbells during most of the walk and do curls and front & lateral raises.  Good stuff for now, but I hope to build up to where I can jog 10 min miles for 45 min. and also do the interval training for 1/2 hour or so.
I have started to notice a slight increase in mobility on the court, tho' no increase in stamina yet.  Am also disappointed I haven't lost more weight (10 lbs in 3 weeks) for the amount of increase in activity the past month. :( :Confused:  But that's probably due to the fact that I eat and drink twice as much as OSB! :rofl_2:
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« Reply #176 on: November 08, 2007, 08:07:17 AM »
After 3 days and 12 miles on the treadmill I'm ready for some tennis this a.m.!

I still can't believe how great my joints feel after the pounding they've taken the past few months!  I'm not sure if it's the glucosamine/chondriton I started taking the end of July or what, but it sure feels good to be pain free in the skeletal part of my body!  wooohooo

We must be on the same exercise regime as I have put in 8 miles in the past 2 nights.
Would you care to have a little weekly competition for distance? ;-()
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« Reply #177 on: November 08, 2007, 08:17:37 AM »
After 3 days and 12 miles on the treadmill I'm ready for some tennis this a.m.!

I still can't believe how great my joints feel after the pounding they've taken the past few months!  I'm not sure if it's the glucosamine/chondriton I started taking the end of July or what, but it sure feels good to be pain free in the skeletal part of my body!  wooohooo

We must be on the same exercise regime as I have put in 8 miles in the past 2 nights.
Would you care to have a little weekly competition for distance? ;-()


I usually only do road/treadmill work 2, 3 or maybe on a good week 4 times.  I usually top out at 5 or 6 miles so there's no way I am ever going to be over 20 miles /week.  Plus, I like to substitute a good stationary bike ride or stairmaster for the run occasionally to really work the ole heart, which would reduce the mileage.  And God forbid i actually play tennis, cuz that wold be one more less time for a workout.
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: Monster
« Reply #178 on: November 08, 2007, 09:42:16 AM »
After 3 days and 12 miles on the treadmill I'm ready for some tennis this a.m.!

I still can't believe how great my joints feel after the pounding they've taken the past few months!  I'm not sure if it's the glucosamine/chondriton I started taking the end of July or what, but it sure feels good to be pain free in the skeletal part of my body!  wooohooo

We must be on the same exercise regime as I have put in 8 miles in the past 2 nights.
To be honest, approx. 1/2 my time is spent walking an incline at 3.5-4 mph and the other 1/2 doing interval training jogging 6mph for a minute and then back to the incline walk.  At this point, my heart rate still avgs. 120-125 bpm because of my weight.  I also carry 2 5lb dumbells during most of the walk and do curls and front & lateral raises.  Good stuff for now, but I hope to build up to where I can jog 10 min miles for 45 min. and also do the interval training for 1/2 hour or so.
I have started to notice a slight increase in mobility on the court, tho' no increase in stamina yet.  Am also disappointed I haven't lost more weight (10 lbs in 3 weeks) for the amount of increase in activity the past month. :( :Confused:  But that's probably due to the fact that I eat and drink twice as much as OSB! :rofl_2:

I doubt that!  I can throw down!   ;-()

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« Reply #179 on: November 09, 2007, 05:02:59 AM »
After 3 days and 12 miles on the treadmill I'm ready for some tennis this a.m.!

I still can't believe how great my joints feel after the pounding they've taken the past few months!  I'm not sure if it's the glucosamine/chondriton I started taking the end of July or what, but it sure feels good to be pain free in the skeletal part of my body!  wooohooo

We must be on the same exercise regime as I have put in 8 miles in the past 2 nights.
Would you care to have a little weekly competition for distance? ;-()


I usually only do road/treadmill work 2, 3 or maybe on a good week 4 times.  I usually top out at 5 or 6 miles so there's no way I am ever going to be over 20 miles /week.  Plus, I like to substitute a good stationary bike ride or stairmaster for the run occasionally to really work the ole heart, which would reduce the mileage.  And God forbid i actually play tennis, cuz that wold be one more less time for a workout.
How about a calorie burn contest?
Can you tell I'm competitive? ;-()
Headed to the weight room now, then the treadmill.  Gotta make up for the large pizza and 6-pack I scarfed down last night! ..-)
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