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guitarplayer
09-14-2011, 08:32 PM
It's been the same since this match in 1981. Thought you younger guys would get a kick out of some old school classic tennis. Won this tournament with my Wilson Advantage and a Chris Evert Signature (had to borrow my sisters girls frame!) because I broke the advantage mid way through the final set. Ahhhh, the memories.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c320/gibsonplayer/tennis82.jpg

Timbo's hopeless slice
09-14-2011, 08:44 PM
i'm sorry, i am unable to speak about your backhand as I cannot take my eyes off your socks...

samster
09-14-2011, 08:46 PM
Nice socks.

Bergboy123
09-14-2011, 08:47 PM
Forget the socks; nice car in the back! :D

Fuji
09-14-2011, 08:53 PM
This is easily one of the best pictures ever posted on TT. It is GPOAT worthy!

-Fuji

guitarplayer
09-14-2011, 09:01 PM
Yes boys, those were the ultra popular...Tube Socks. I was going through my Magnum PI phase then. Do they even make Puma tennis shoes anymore? That was my buddies Trans Am.

I thought you young guys would get a kick out of this. Want a current pic, to see how tennis keeps you young at age 56? I played for 2 hours tonight, it's 1am and I'm goofing around here and my guitar sites.

Fuji
09-14-2011, 09:05 PM
I would love to see a current picture for comparison! LOL! :D

-Fuji

Timbo's hopeless slice
09-14-2011, 09:05 PM
young guys??? pfffft!

Larrysümmers
09-14-2011, 09:08 PM
i think i saw you in an 80's porno once..

guitarplayer
09-14-2011, 09:10 PM
Ok, this was from a wedding last Saturday night. My daughter on my right.

Tennis in the late 70's and 80's was at an all time high. Borg, Conners, Mac, you could not find an open court anywhere.

Enjoy the pic, live well, stay healthy, play tennis.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c320/gibsonplayer/c9bf9d2d.jpg

fuzz nation
09-15-2011, 05:17 AM
What a refreshing return to sanity in the wake of the US Open and all that cheeze.

Thanks for sharing G-P. From the looks of things in pic #2, along with your humble disposition, you seem to be aging not unlike a fine wine.

Cheers!

Power Player
09-15-2011, 05:33 AM
I seriously love the gear and would rock that look on the courts.

maleyoyo
09-15-2011, 05:49 AM
Wait! Was it common to play tennis half-naked in the tournament way back then? With a few inches taller, 50 lbs plus, and few more chest hair, you could have been mistaken for Tom Sellect without the beach and hopefully without his hideous giggle.
Also, ever thought of re-growing your mustache? I think it'd be quite a lady-killer.
Cheers

guitarplayer
09-15-2011, 06:03 AM
Wait! Was it common to play tennis half-naked in the tournament way back then? With a few inches taller, 50 lbs plus, and few more chest hair, you could have been mistaken for Tom Sellect without the beach and hopefully without his hideous giggle.
Also, ever thought of re-growing your mustache? I think it'd be quite a lady-killer.
Cheers

Surprisingly, it was very common to shed the shirt. In the finals you had to wear one. The guy I played against wore the entire Borg outfit...and headband. And he had the Donnay Borg Pro racquet. I wanted to beat him mainly for that stupid outfit. He even taped some of his fingers like Borg. Ugh.

thug the bunny
09-15-2011, 06:37 AM
GP, in a few short posts you have illustrated the tide of life and the flux of time. Nice job. Kind of struck a chord in me (pun yes) as I'm only 5 yrs behind you.

maleyoyo
09-15-2011, 06:47 AM
Surprisingly, it was very common to shed the shirt. In the finals you had to wear one. The guy I played against wore the entire Borg outfit...and headband. And he had the Donnay Borg Pro racquet. I wanted to beat him mainly for that stupid outfit. He even taped some of his fingers like Borg. Ugh.

Wow...this is not what I thought tennis was used to be. I thought tennis had the stigma of being an 'elitist' and 'snobby' sports back then.
Thanks for sharing

Limpinhitter
09-15-2011, 06:58 AM
Surprisingly, it was very common to shed the shirt. In the finals you had to wear one. The guy I played against wore the entire Borg outfit...and headband. And he had the Donnay Borg Pro racquet. I wanted to beat him mainly for that stupid outfit. He even taped some of his fingers like Borg. Ugh.

Wait! Was the guy you played named Peter Lungren? Hahaha!

tennismonkey
09-15-2011, 07:09 AM
burt reynolds called. he wants his car back. you can keep the socks.

Sentinel
09-15-2011, 07:10 AM
Just stick to playing guitars.

hehe just kidding.

Ben Hadd
09-15-2011, 04:07 PM
Mattek-Sands called, she wants her socks back. Why is your chest hair shaped like a Y also? Jus' jershin' with ya :)

Laver777
09-16-2011, 03:42 AM
that early pick kinda looks like a young sampras

Limpinhitter
09-16-2011, 05:14 AM
that early pick kinda looks like a young sampras

The hair helmet?