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Offline ImaMadGoat

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College season starts Tuesday!
« on: February 28, 2005, 10:12:03 AM »
College season starts Tuesday!

Man am I pumped! I've been training my ass off for almost a year for this. I've come from 260lbs to 220lbs in 9 months and I'm still dropping weight. I played indoor matches on friday night and I played the absolute best tennis of my life. I threw only 5 double faults in 3 matches and was broken only twice. My two breaks came in the first match and after that I was never broken again! My mentality on the court has changed so much and it feels so much more comfortable. I play every single point the best I can, if I win it great....and I move on. If I lose the point....oh well....and I move on.

So here I am. I get one college tennis season. I am in the best shape of my life and I am playing the best tennis of my life. I'm confident and ready to go. I have an advantage over my other teamates who do no practicing in the off season. No fitness training. They're these naturally skinny guys that don't have to work too terribly hard at staying lean.
 :ranting:  Not me I hafta work at it everyday. But having an advantage, I might advance higher in the ladder matches and get a good spot on the team. We'll see. So wish me luck ladies and gents!
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College season starts Tuesday!
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2005, 10:13:56 AM »
Good luck Goat!  I hope you school them all!  Nicely done on the weight loss too!  Keep us up to dat on how it goes.  

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Offline Jamesdster

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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2005, 01:38:17 PM »
Goat

Some of my best tennis memories are from my college days.  Travelling all over with your teammates really bonds you and your teammates.  it creates great team chemistry. And the stories you'll be telling 20 years from now are priceless.  Enjoy, because it'll be over before you know it.
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

Offline FLAG3264

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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2005, 10:25:38 AM »
Goat,

Good Luck with your season! I can attest to what Jamesdster says about those college days. I played in the late 70's early 80's and have great memories and stories, so enjoy it. Take it slow and take it all in!

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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2005, 02:18:56 AM »
Good luck!

Remember, even at the highest levels, college players usually have glaring weaknesses.  If you're willing to play ugly and exploit those weaknesses, you can win a lot of matches.  Use the warmup to identify their weak spot.  It's there.  And at most levels it's absolutely glaring.  In most matches I played I did the same thing over and over again until the person just pretty much gave up.  

And I hear you on the weight, kid.  Maybe I'll post before and after pictures.