Icy Hot During High School Matches -- Allowed?

Discussion in 'Junior League & Tournament Talk' started by Amone, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. Amone

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    I have been, for quite some time, getting back pains from serving too much or too hard, and the problem hasn't gone away now that I'm playing a match or two a week. The pain goes away with a massage (I really dislike them... I'm slightly ticklish. :p) or Icy Hot, as far as I have experienced. My question is, does anyone here know if Icy Hot, or an Icy Hot patch, is allowed to be applied before a match, and used preventatively during high school matches? I figured I'd ask my coach what he knew on the subject, but I also just wanted to see what kind of feedback I got here.
     
  2. TennisKevin

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    i doubt there are any rules against it. it's just the same as getting your ankle taped to prevent a turn/sprain so far as i know, and that's always allowed. i highly doubt there will be a problem
     
  3. Sakumo

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    It's perfectly legal. If your coach says otherwise he is on crack.
     
  4. kingdaddy41788

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    Completely legal. And your back hurts because you're serving with your back instead of relaxing and letting your arm motion (and mainly the wrist snapping) do the work. It'll only get worse if you don't learn proper technique.
     
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    Well put. :) :) :)
     
  6. thejackal

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    maybe your toss is too far behind you. try tossing one and seeing where it lands
     
  7. OrangeOne

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    Arrogance in the extreme.

    Have you ever seen the OP serve? Do you know anything about him other than his post?

    I hope so, because to assume you can diagnose an issue over the internet is ridiculous, especially because I'm willing to take a guess that you're not a physio, a sports-medico or a neurosurgeon (the medical chain for persistent back pain). Why do I know you're not one of those medical professionals? Because none of them would be arrogant enough to attempt a net diagnosis, full-stop.
     
  8. Sakumo

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    I have to agree.
     
  9. cereal

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    sakumo I love you and all if you are an itf player but how do you have all this time to be on here?

    shouldnt you be hitting...
     
  10. Sakumo

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    Naw, I've got lots of time at hotels and such.
     
  11. cereal

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    cool. what city are you in?
     
  12. cereal

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    if you dont wanna say im cool with that.
     
  13. Sakumo

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    At the moment I am in Georgia looking at colleges, if I go.
     

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