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Re: Babblelot's Book of Tennis Foibles
« Reply #60 on: September 21, 2008, 03:20:37 PM »
Time off always sucks, but sometimes is necessary.  Hopefully you will be back and stronger than ever in a short period.
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Re: Babblelot's Book of Tennis Foibles
« Reply #61 on: September 21, 2008, 04:26:20 PM »
That's sorry news  :(  , Babblelot, and I hope that it is soon on the mend. I put much of my emotion into my serve.

Things do mend but they take longer than one wants. I'm still nursing my strained hamstring from last April and keep it bandaged as much as anything to stop me doing anything stupid on court but I also tell myself that it does give a bit extra support.

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Re: Babblelot's Book of Tennis Foibles
« Reply #62 on: September 21, 2008, 10:16:39 PM »
That's sorry news  :(  , Babblelot, and I hope that it is soon on the mend. I put much of my emotion into my serve.

Things do mend but they take longer than one wants. I'm still nursing my strained hamstring from last April and keep it bandaged as much as anything to stop me doing anything stupid on court but I also tell myself that it does give a bit extra support.


Thanks euroka. I've had a few issues in the past 4 years--knee, hip and now a reoccurance of a shoulder. I'm inclined to shut it down these days since my past experience taught me that if some important body part weakens, the rest will overcompensate and you'll wind up with a slew of injuries.
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Re: Babblelot's Book of Tennis Foibles
« Reply #63 on: September 22, 2008, 09:38:30 AM »
Babble, time off sounds like a good idea for what you describe.

It sucks being injured, but with knees, shoulders, elbows, hips, and other moving parts, time off is usually the best option.  I always make the mistake of coming back too soon.  Good luck getting back on the court.
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Re: Babblelot's Book of Tennis Foibles
« Reply #64 on: September 24, 2008, 09:29:51 AM »
Sorry to hear Babble...............I hope things get better for you! 

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« Reply #65 on: September 26, 2008, 08:29:19 AM »
Not sure I can pinpoint it.  I went to physical therapy way back when and they told me it was tendinitis.  I took 3 months off, did strength training and the day I came back and hit it was sore again.

The only time I can really feel an acute pain is when I stretch the shoulder back in the direction as if I was bench pressing.  The only time it bothers me though is when I hit too many serves.  I can hit groundies all day long with no issues.

Thanks. I forgot, I had to go to PT for the same shoulder a few years ago. I don't recall if the pain was the same. Anyway, I came back full strength and haven't had an issue until now. The PT really helped with whatever was going on then. I'm just going to take some time off then decide what to do.
Bro', use that time away from the courts to strengthen the muscle support around the problem area!!!
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Re: Babblelot's Book of Tennis Foibles
« Reply #66 on: September 27, 2008, 11:20:52 AM »
Will do, monster.

Thanks for all your posts and advice. You guys have helped me become a better tennis player at 42 than I ever was at 32.  :thumbs-up:

On the other hand, I'm still an ass and hanging out with all y'all hasn't rubbed off on me...
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Re: Babblelot's Book of Tennis Foibles
« Reply #67 on: September 27, 2008, 11:26:54 AM »
Will do, monster.

Thanks for all your posts and advice. You guys have helped me become a better tennis player at 42 than I ever was at 32.  :thumbs-up:

On the other hand, I'm still an ass and hanging out with all y'all hasn't rubbed off on me...
Perhaps we've helped to make you a bigger ass..... :whistle:

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Re: Babblelot's Book of Tennis Foibles
« Reply #68 on: September 27, 2008, 11:57:29 AM »
Will do, monster.

Thanks for all your posts and advice. You guys have helped me become a better tennis player at 42 than I ever was at 32.  :thumbs-up:

On the other hand, I'm still an ass and hanging out with all y'all hasn't rubbed off on me...
Perhaps we've helped to make you a bigger ass..... :whistle:


I blame FreeBird, his over-the-top BBQ's have definitely made me a fatter ass.
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Re: Babblelot's Book of Tennis Foibles
« Reply #69 on: September 27, 2008, 12:13:26 PM »
Will do, monster.

Thanks for all your posts and advice. You guys have helped me become a better tennis player at 42 than I ever was at 32.  :thumbs-up:

On the other hand, I'm still an ass and hanging out with all y'all hasn't rubbed off on me...
Perhaps we've helped to make you a bigger ass..... :whistle:


I blame FreeBird, his over-the-top BBQ's have definitely made me a fatter ass.
He should undoubtedly be solicited for membership in the BrahHood! :))
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Re: Babblelot's Book of Tennis Foibles
« Reply #70 on: May 08, 2009, 06:49:39 PM »
I just lost to a gay...   :\

Any questions?
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Re: Babblelot's Book of Tennis Foibles
« Reply #71 on: May 08, 2009, 11:36:33 PM »
WTF?    :confused1:

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Re: Babblelot's Book of Tennis Foibles
« Reply #72 on: May 09, 2009, 01:22:21 AM »
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Re: Babblelot's Book of Tennis Foibles
« Reply #73 on: May 09, 2009, 03:07:15 PM »
WTF?    :confused1:

That wasn't clear?  :rofl_2:

I was all excited that there was some action in your journal so I come in and see this!?   :confused1:

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Re: Babblelot's Book of Tennis Foibles
« Reply #74 on: May 10, 2009, 12:08:44 AM »
I just lost to a gay...   :\

Any questions?

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Re: Babblelot's Book of Tennis Foibles
« Reply #75 on: May 10, 2009, 09:29:22 AM »
Oh well, but the important thing was that your shoes matched your shirt.   :rofl_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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Re: Babblelot's Book of Tennis Foibles
« Reply #76 on: May 10, 2009, 10:50:19 AM »
Well then, someone explain it to Buckeye!  :rofl_2:  :rofl_2:
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Re: Babblelot's Book of Tennis Foibles
« Reply #77 on: May 10, 2009, 07:44:29 PM »
There used to be a very good gay tennis player around here that I lost to once.  So you have company.
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Re: Babblelot's Book of Tennis Foibles
« Reply #78 on: May 17, 2009, 05:04:56 PM »
I couldn't find anyone to play today, but I did find someone who was hitting serves. I asked if he wanted to hit, but he said I could return his serve. More than anything, I need to work on my return of serve. I must have returned more than a hundred and fifty balls.

It was awesome! I'd love to do more of that  :)

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Re: Babblelot's Book of Tennis Foibles
« Reply #79 on: May 17, 2009, 05:58:22 PM »
I couldn't find anyone to play today, but I did find someone who was hitting serves. I asked if he wanted to hit, but he said I could return his serve. More than anything, I need to work on my return of serve. I must have returned more than a hundred and fifty balls.

It was awesome! I'd love to do more of that  :)


Good stuff B.
Perhaps the least practiced shot in the game. :(
Did you make a date to hit with him again?
I'll understand if this question is too personal after reading the last few entries here.....
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