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Re: Monster
« Reply #200 on: November 18, 2007, 02:00:01 PM »
You need to learn to play with people who see the kicker often and are use to it, those are the better players.  You will learn much by playing with them.  I love playing against better players, always a good experience!!!
Spot on there!  That's why I'm excited to be playing with the Thurs. group here.  I watched 2 of those dudes hit singles last week and they were consistently hitting 50-100 ball rallies with pace and various spins.  Just plain sick!  It made me think of watching Courier and Martin warming up on a side court before the Newport tourney this past summer.  50-100 ball rallies were a regular thing and kinda "matter of fact" for them. :)

Definitely spot on there!  I have really tried to work on that consistency with pace and control............for me I feel it is mostly watching the ball well so there are low number of mis**ts.  Some of the better 4.5 players we compete against can hit almost forever without missing. 
A rather lofty goal for me!
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Re: Monster
« Reply #201 on: November 22, 2007, 09:33:16 AM »
Treadmill  50min.  3.1miles  796calories  114 avg heart rate.
Whew, I'm starvin'! :))
Treadmill 77min.  4.25miles  1056cal  115avg hrt rate
I feel good!
Treadmill 40min. 2.4miles  672calories  132 avg hrt rt   freeweights!
Time for turkey and squash!
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Re: Monster
« Reply #202 on: November 22, 2007, 09:56:24 AM »
Hells yeah.  I love your dedication to stay fit and practice on the court, drill, play etc.  Always good to see.
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Re: Monster
« Reply #203 on: November 22, 2007, 07:07:04 PM »
Like all you folks, I just LOVE this game!
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Re: Monster
« Reply #204 on: November 23, 2007, 07:32:41 AM »
Like all you folks, I just LOVE this game!

I definitely wish I was playing more and can't stand to miss a scheduled league match.  I had to give my spot to Scottie Wed. night which drives me nutz!   :(

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Re: Monster
« Reply #205 on: November 23, 2007, 02:43:14 PM »
Like all you folks, I just LOVE this game!

I definitely wish I was playing more and can't stand to miss a scheduled league match.  I had to give my spot to Scottie Wed. night which drives me nutz!   :(
I'm looking at nearly a one week layoff over the holiday which is painful after the 3-4 times a week I was getting before that....
Still, it's great to be with family, I just wish more of them played tennis!!!
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Re: Monster
« Reply #206 on: November 25, 2007, 05:17:08 AM »
wooooohooo
off to the courts to try out my new pressureless practice balls.
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Re: Monster
« Reply #207 on: November 25, 2007, 07:12:25 AM »
hmmmm, I tried those 10 years ago, they sucked.  But technology is better these days, let's hope they are better than what I used.  :)  Let us know.
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Re: Monster
« Reply #208 on: November 25, 2007, 09:30:24 AM »
hmmmm, I tried those 10 years ago, they sucked.  But technology is better these days, let's hope they are better than what I used.  :)  Let us know.
They were great for 1-2 shot drills, not for rally drills.

On a very dark note.... :depressed:

I pulled a groin muscle today near the end of the first hour of practice. :(
Tennis and cardio training will be on hold for a couple of weeks minimum. :mad1:
Anyone with knowledge or experience in the treatment of this type of injury feel free to PM me with advice.
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Re: Monster
« Reply #209 on: November 25, 2007, 02:50:09 PM »
hmmmm, I tried those 10 years ago, they sucked.  But technology is better these days, let's hope they are better than what I used.  :)  Let us know.
They were great for 1-2 shot drills, not for rally drills.

On a very dark note.... :depressed:

I pulled a groin muscle today near the end of the first hour of practice. :(
Tennis and cardio training will be on hold for a couple of weeks minimum. :mad1:
Anyone with knowledge or experience in the treatment of this type of injury feel free to PM me with advice.

Sorry to hear that Monster!   :(    A dude on our team is missing tonight from the same thing apparently.  Suckage!   :(  Good luck and speedy recovery wishes to you. 

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Re: Monster
« Reply #210 on: November 25, 2007, 05:20:38 PM »
hmmmm, I tried those 10 years ago, they sucked.  But technology is better these days, let's hope they are better than what I used.  :)  Let us know.
They were great for 1-2 shot drills, not for rally drills.

On a very dark note.... :depressed:

I pulled a groin muscle today near the end of the first hour of practice. :(
Tennis and cardio training will be on hold for a couple of weeks minimum. :mad1:
Anyone with knowledge or experience in the treatment of this type of injury feel free to PM me with advice.

Ouch! That's no good. Hope you get back on the courts soon.

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Re: Monster
« Reply #211 on: November 25, 2007, 08:08:44 PM »
hmmmm, I tried those 10 years ago, they sucked.  But technology is better these days, let's hope they are better than what I used.  :)  Let us know.
They were great for 1-2 shot drills, not for rally drills.

On a very dark note.... :depressed:

I pulled a groin muscle today near the end of the first hour of practice. :(
Tennis and cardio training will be on hold for a couple of weeks minimum. :mad1:
Anyone with knowledge or experience in the treatment of this type of injury feel free to PM me with advice.

Ouch! That's no good. Hope you get back on the courts soon.
I was so darn mad I thought my head was gonna explode!
It's feelin' pretty good tonight, will try some light treadmill work on Wed. or Thurs. and see how it feels.
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Re: Monster
« Reply #212 on: November 26, 2007, 06:29:55 AM »
Treadmill  50min.  3.1miles  796calories  114 avg heart rate.
Whew, I'm starvin'! :))
Treadmill 77min.  4.25miles  1056cal  115avg hrt rate
I feel good!
Treadmill 40min. 2.4miles  672calories  132 avg hrt rt   freeweights!
Time for turkey and squash!
Treadmill 31min. 2.1miles  410cals  120 avg   freeweights!
No pain just walking!
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Re: Monster
« Reply #213 on: November 27, 2007, 06:10:51 AM »
Treadmill  50min.  3.1miles  796calories  114 avg heart rate.
Whew, I'm starvin'! :))
Treadmill 77min.  4.25miles  1056cal  115avg hrt rate
I feel good!
Treadmill 40min. 2.4miles  672calories  132 avg hrt rt   freeweights!
Time for turkey and squash!
Treadmill 31min. 2.1miles  410cals  120 avg   freeweights!
No pain just walking!
Treadmill 21min.  1.2miles  119avg
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Re: Monster
« Reply #214 on: November 27, 2007, 11:09:09 PM »
Tried a bit of low level dubs with the Tues night crew and it went ok.
No strenuous play and the only groin pain I had was on 2 low balls to the back hand.  The pain seemed to go away quickly so I continued play.  I was surprised at how well I was able to serve without much knee bend...

I may try some more competitive dubs on Thurs eve if things still feel ok then.
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Re: Monster
« Reply #215 on: November 28, 2007, 07:53:54 AM »
Tried a bit of low level dubs with the Tues night crew and it went ok.
No strenuous play and the only groin pain I had was on 2 low balls to the back hand.  The pain seemed to go away quickly so I continued play.  I was surprised at how well I was able to serve without much knee bend...

I may try some more competitive dubs on Thurs eve if things still feel ok then.


Good news..............good to hear that your back on the court.   Make sure not to overdo it. 

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Re: Monster
« Reply #216 on: November 28, 2007, 10:53:43 AM »
Tried a bit of low level dubs with the Tues night crew and it went ok.
No strenuous play and the only groin pain I had was on 2 low balls to the back hand.  The pain seemed to go away quickly so I continued play.  I was surprised at how well I was able to serve without much knee bend...

I may try some more competitive dubs on Thurs eve if things still feel ok then.


Good news..............good to hear that your back on the court.   Make sure not to overdo it. 
With a nickname like Monster Truck how can I NOT over do it? :Confused:

That's always been my biggest challenge coming back from an injury.  I try to play relaxed "old man" tennis and then get excited when there's no pain and poooof here we go again.
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Re: Monster
« Reply #217 on: November 28, 2007, 11:05:09 AM »
Tried a bit of low level dubs with the Tues night crew and it went ok.
No strenuous play and the only groin pain I had was on 2 low balls to the back hand.  The pain seemed to go away quickly so I continued play.  I was surprised at how well I was able to serve without much knee bend...

I may try some more competitive dubs on Thurs eve if things still feel ok then.


Good news..............good to hear that your back on the court.   Make sure not to overdo it. 
With a nickname like Monster Truck how can I NOT over do it? :Confused:

That's always been my biggest challenge coming back from an injury.  I try to play relaxed "old man" tennis and then get excited when there's no pain and poooof here we go again.

That's the only brand I seem to know how to play.
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Re: Monster
« Reply #218 on: November 28, 2007, 11:11:53 AM »
Tried a bit of low level dubs with the Tues night crew and it went ok.
No strenuous play and the only groin pain I had was on 2 low balls to the back hand.  The pain seemed to go away quickly so I continued play.  I was surprised at how well I was able to serve without much knee bend...I may try some more competitive dubs on Thurs eve if things still feel ok then.



So you pulled a Serena ;-(). How can you stand the treadmill by the way?
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Re: Monster
« Reply #219 on: November 28, 2007, 05:41:59 PM »
Tried a bit of low level dubs with the Tues night crew and it went ok.
No strenuous play and the only groin pain I had was on 2 low balls to the back hand.  The pain seemed to go away quickly so I continued play.  I was surprised at how well I was able to serve without much knee bend...I may try some more competitive dubs on Thurs eve if things still feel ok then.



So you pulled a Serena ;-(). How can you stand the treadmill by the way?
I'm an idiot savant. ;-()
Or at least an idiot.  ;-()  Certainly I am ADD/OCD/OPP but in an odd sort of way...
But while I'm on the treadmill my mind wanders and I literally have to force myself to stop :Confused:  Fortunately, the same thing happens when I step on the tennis court!  Pure joy, and the end, no matter how late, is too soon. :))
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