Balls got stolen

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by sureshs, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. sureshs

    sureshs Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2005
    Messages:
    35,023
    I store them in a ball compressor. They last for at least twice the number of sessions if stored there.
     
  2. jrs

    jrs Professional

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2009
    Messages:
    1,222
    Which area of the country do you play in? I'll have make sure I bring the ball and chain - to make sure the balls don't get swiped!
     
  3. Ronaldo

    Ronaldo G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Messages:
    14,202
    Tough spouse eh?
     
  4. jswinf

    jswinf Professional

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2009
    Messages:
    1,143
    You often hear this blues refrain in the southern U.S., especially from male pets and livestock:

    Oh, my balls they done got stolen, Lord, I miss them balls so bad
    Yes my balls they done been stolen, I miss them balls so bad.
    Just knowin' I ain't got none--It makes me mighty sad. :cry:
     
  5. Dberger820

    Dberger820 Rookie

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2012
    Messages:
    115
    Location:
    NE Ohio
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! HAHAHAHA! I'm sorry. I'm still new to the forum but WTF?! HAHAHAHA!

    I knew of Nostradamus. Now I have discovered the brilliance of Sureshs. A-maz-ing.

    Sureshs, do you ever film yourself? I think you could be a star!
     
  6. sureshs

    sureshs Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2005
    Messages:
    35,023
    Does Federer film himself? No. Others do that.
     
  7. Bdarb

    Bdarb Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2012
    Messages:
    1,536
    Location:
    New England
    Don't worry, it gets better.
     
  8. arche3

    arche3 Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2009
    Messages:
    5,389
    Weird ....
     
  9. jswinf

    jswinf Professional

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2009
    Messages:
    1,143
    Whatever happened to Chopin, anyway?
     
  10. the green god

    the green god Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2004
    Messages:
    450
    I ALWAYS try to maximize the lifespan of my balls.
     
  11. struggle

    struggle Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2010
    Messages:
    4,267
    Location:
    Western North Carolina
    as i stated earlier, just got a couple of those screw cans.

    my balls are holding up well.
     
  12. Captain Ron

    Captain Ron Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    May 18, 2013
    Messages:
    776
    Turns out if you stencil your strings it makes identifying lost balls a lot easier (stencil ink marks the balls). I recommend using a bright color like Yonex red. You can then catch the culprit red handed, so to speak.
     
  13. Steady Eddy

    Steady Eddy Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Messages:
    2,545
    Location:
    Arizona
    I used to buy orange tennis balls. They never got confused with the balls on another court. And no one ever wanted to steal them.
     
  14. jswinf

    jswinf Professional

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2009
    Messages:
    1,143
    Why not just stencil your balls?
     
  15. MethodTennis

    MethodTennis Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2008
    Messages:
    3,617
    'Excuse me bud, you didnt happen to lift my tennis ball tube did you?'
    'Ohh sorry were they yours I thought they had been left'
    'Nah I was just talking to a friend'
    'No bother here they are'
     
  16. sureshs

    sureshs Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2005
    Messages:
    35,023
    The best are balls with your name on them
     
  17. struggle

    struggle Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2010
    Messages:
    4,267
    Location:
    Western North Carolina
    try using the blue ones sometime.

    it's painful.
     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2014
  18. goober

    goober Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2004
    Messages:
    8,491
    Well even though you lost some balls, you now know the secret to the fast serve. Who is laughing now?
     
  19. sureshs

    sureshs Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2005
    Messages:
    35,023
    I think the technology is out there to make balls which don't lose any pressure, but THEY are keeping it from us. I think there are strings which never go bad, and razor blades which don't become blunt, but THEY will not admit it.

    Do you really think that no one has figured out a way to make a material which will prevent air from leaking out of a ball?
     
  20. tennis tom

    tennis tom Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2007
    Messages:
    2,733
    ............................
     
  21. jswinf

    jswinf Professional

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2009
    Messages:
    1,143
    Might get some funny bounces...(and funny looks from neighboring courts)
     
  22. struggle

    struggle Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2010
    Messages:
    4,267
    Location:
    Western North Carolina
    I scored three new-ish balls today.

    It reminded me of this thread.

    They'll stay in the bag for a few days, then on to the hopper.

    Cheers!
     

Share This Page