Whoohoo...I'd Like to Thank

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by Foraserve, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. Foraserve

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    I won my first USTA league match tonight!! I play singles. This is my first season of league tennis, after a 25 year hiatus from playing.

    Anyway, I'm particular pleased because I lost my first two matches: 0-6 4-6 and 0-6 5-7. I was getting worried that I was getting into a rut and couldn't mentally/physically pull it together until the second set.

    I want to say thanks to all on the board who helped me from the beginning - picking a suitable racquet, dealing with shoulder wrist pain, the agony of defeat, etc.

    As I prepare to attend the Davis Cup competition this weekend, my win tonight is icing on the cake. My win also resulted in a team win. It was great not to disappoint my teammates.

    I love this game!!

    Cynthia
     
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  2. fe6250

    fe6250 Semi-Pro

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    Way to go! Congrats!
     
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  3. zidane339

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    Good job...whoo!
     
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  4. zapvor

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    as token of thanks, you should take pics of the davis cup action
     
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  5. kairosntx

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    Congratulations! Keep it up!

    I toook off almost 23 years so I feel your enthusiasm.
     
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  6. roundiesee

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    Congratulations! BTW, which racket are you using, and what is your string set-up?
     
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  7. Foraserve

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    Thanks everyone. I'm using a Head Microgel Radical with Wilson NXT 16 multifilament; strung at 57.

    I'm thinking of ordering the ProKennix Ki5. I've demoed it twice and really like this racquet for it's pop and arm friendliness. I tend to get shoulder and elbow discomfort from play. It's gotten better with consistent conditioning, more attention to my form and recognizing I need a day or two between play.

    I will definitely be bringing my camera to Winston-Salem. I'll try to post pics, but am not sure if I'll have internet access until we get back home.
     
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  8. zapvor

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    wooo! thats fine with me:) i will wait for you to get home. wheres home by the way?
     
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  9. smoothtennis

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    Very nice, and a big congrats!
     
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  10. Cindysphinx

    Cindysphinx G.O.A.T.

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    Oooh, what level are you? 5.0?

    What did you do differently this time?
     
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  11. Foraserve

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    Don't I wish:oops: I'm self-rated at 2.5 playing with a 3.0 team. My tennis instructor thought it wasn't some complicated mental block, but just me feeling as if I could always catch up in the second set. I'm pretty sure she was right. Last night I took a few deep breaths (sp) prior to the match and said "you've got to come out the gate running, it's the second set already." I also focused on some of the things I've read on this thread - not rushing myself, being relaxed and balanced, not expecting match play to duplicate my lessons or practice and whenever I was feeling anxious or nervous repeating my mantra "no judgment no fear." Oh yeah, I also started reading The Inner Game of Tennis.

    I live the North Carolina Triangle area (Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill). So, Winston-Salem is only about 1 1/2 hours away. We're planning to stay in Winston-Salem though. I think it's the hotel where the players might be staying. Who knows who I might catch walking the halls or at breakfast, a glimpse of Blake, Roddick, the Bryans...

    One thing I learned is I love the running cross-court forehand. Best feeling in the world!!
     
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