Will you play Today?

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  1. dizzlmcwizzl

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    This is just a question for the Americans .... But, are you man, or woman enough to go out and play on our national holiday. Rest assured I am not.


    Oh, and if you are from the US .... Happy Thanksgiving
     
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  2. USS Tang

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    I've already played three times this week (Sun., Mon., & Tues.) plus I'm playing Saturday, so I think I'll skip today.
     
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  3. Maui19

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    Ran a race this morning, now going to play golf, then back to watch some football. Then nap, feast, watch some football then some major Zzzzzzs. The weather here is perfect, and I have A LOT to be thankful for. :)
     
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  4. maggmaster

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    Yea 2 hours this afternoon
     
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  5. gavna

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    Abso-friggin-lutely

    Already played this a.m. for 1.5 hrs of drilling with my Jr son - then back out at 10am for a set of dubs.....then football and watch the Texans beat up on the Lions, then of course Food and more football......
     
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  6. USS Tang

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    I forgot to mention my drill: two hours of tennis followed by an hour at the Dogfish Head Pain Clinic.
     
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  7. TimothyO

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    On the road visiting in-laws. Ran this morning but no tennis today. :(

    Need to find the local courts for Friday and Saturday.
     
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  8. tennis tom

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    I'm from kali, so I'm both man/woman enough to play. Why not play? When the Puritans landed at Plymouth Rock the first thing they did was use it for a backboard. I've already killed my bird for the day, with the assistance of a naked ex-PETA girl I helped to overcome the health ravages of veganism after an all night intervention.

    I've got an 8:30 practice court and if some injun' (sorry, indigenous American, by way of the Bearing Land Bridge), comes out of the woods, I'll be happy to share my bounty and introduce 'em to the noble game of tennis--maybe introduce 'em to free market capitalism and trade for a case of Costco Penns for some herb to spice up the stuffing.
     
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  9. gmatheis

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    Just got back from playing!
     
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  10. Nostradamus

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    my back is killing me, please help
     
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  11. Sumo

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    Me too.
    Time to start indulging.
     
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  12. NLBwell

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    Lots of driving today to get to where I need to be.
     
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  13. IA-SteveB

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    Nope, I won't have time for it. Family is much more important than a game today.
     
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  14. rkelley

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    Gonna go hit with my son later this morning.
     
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  15. Gonzalito17

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    heckyeah 2 hours at least
     
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  16. sureshs

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    I am playing on Friday and Sunday
     
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  17. sureshs

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    No it isn't.
     
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  18. tennis tom

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    I hit with my son for 2 hours just before lunch.

    Had a great time! Beautiful weather while visiting the in-laws in SC.
     
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  20. sureshs

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    Don't crouch in the I formation, waving your butt at the server
     
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  21. Tennusdude

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    Jimmy Evert Tennis Center in Fort Lauderdale was packed to the gills. Got bumped after on hour but was able to get another court. Courts were open from 8-2pm and its a City facility. Wow, probably the only city facility that is open on any holiday! Florida is definitely a great place to play tennis
     
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  22. Mongolmike

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    Ran 2 miles, changed clothes, was out hitting... came home, chowed down, now I'm watching football and drinking Mike's Hard Limeonaid. Life is good.
     
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  23. axel89

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    yeah i played form 2-4 with some friends first match i won 6-2 played decent he wasn't that great 2nd match i won 6-1 against one of my friends that i have close matches i.e. 6-4 7-5 , 6-3 3-6 6-4.
     
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  24. Timbo's hopeless slice

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    Yes, couple of practice sets this afternoon with another coach, then 2 hours coaching, then beer!

    (it's summer here, well, almost, and it is pretty warm out there already at 10:25 am)
     
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  25. woodrow1029

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    My wife and I went out and hit for about 90 minutes today.
     
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    My brother and I, both back in our home town for Thanksgiving and at the courts to play our regular holiday match, were asked to play doubles by the only two other players at the high school courts we were using. We agreed and had a had a fun competitive match against what turned out to be a father and son so it was family feud time. As we are talking afterward we find out the son had just graduated from college and lived in Atlanta, the same as my brother. Since he had 4.5 skills and a 4.0 rating he immediately got recruited to play on my brother's ALTA team. More coincidentally, the kid had played high school tennis on the same team as my nephew and the dad lived in the same neighborhood where I was staying, just down the street from my mom's house. Throw in an absolutely gorgeous windless 60 degree day and it could not have been better. Thank you Abrahan Lincoln.
     
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  27. corbind

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    Played 4 hours in 50 degrees and 15-20mph winds. But playing Nov 22 in Chicago OUTDOORS is outrageous. We often have snow by now so I'll gladly take today's weather...
     
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    Happy Thanksgiving my US cousins.
     
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    Yes, I played on Turkey day, 3 sets of dubs early morning so I can still enjoy the day with family. :)
     
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  30. TimothyO

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    Got to play for 90 minutes yesterday. Public courts in Bedford County, VA.

    No net straps so net was really high (kick serve practice!).

    Court had cracks on perimiter and lots of divots that caused crazy bounces. Hit my left hand with racquet when crazy bounce sent ball straight towards my face. Managed to block the ball but rapped my knuckles Csrholic school nun-style.

    It made us really appreciate the wonderful courts at our club! :)

    Very cold and extremely windy today so no tennis, just running.
     
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  31. TimothyO

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    What part of Chicago? I grew up in on north side (suburbs).

    I miss the snow. In ATL we get cold but very little snow.
     
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  32. sureshs

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    I just realized that this thread can go on forever!

    Everyday is today.
     
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  33. Coach Chad

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    I played one of my regular partners on Thanksgiving. He is from Argentina. Had a great time! Thankful for my Prince EXO Tour....
     
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  34. gully

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    Played a set of dubs with the fam Thursday, can't say that every Thanksgiving here in Wisconsin! Nice enough to get outdoors is too nice not to play.
     
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  35. corbind

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    Nothing special just DuPage
     
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  36. gavna

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    Love that facility......I remember it as a Jr when it was Holiday Park Tennis Ctr..when I'm in So Fla I still make a stop and try to find a game. Always hard as you have soooo many old time regulars. With all the growth around the place I always now get turned around find the stinking entrance to the TC....hahaha I miss the entrance every time and have to make a 2nd pass:)
     
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  37. fleabitten

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    Of course I would if I had someone lined up - That's how I give thanks for tennis, to play it on Thanksgiving. :)
    I did play with my dad and my son on the day after. We had a great time and it seems to becoming the day after T-day tradition around our house.
     
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  38. sureshs

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    I will be playing today.
     
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