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isilra 12-24-2012 09:37 AM

Playing tennis when you have the flu
 
Last week i had a flu. Now i have recovered but only have some cough but i don't feel tired, so today i decided to go to the court after 1 week. Despite i didn't have any problem with my movement or energy levels, i clearly had the worst game of my life. I was so useless that my coordination was totally broken. I couldn't even hit the ball with the sweetspot, my whole direction control was lost.

I wonder if the sickness effects your hand-eye coordination or i was just not in the mood and had a bad playing game.

v-verb 12-24-2012 09:48 AM

Bad idea - you're still sick and should rest a bit more. Take a few days off and you'll be back at 100%

3fees 12-24-2012 10:48 AM

Yeah play at 100%

r2473 12-24-2012 01:56 PM

When you're sick you should play totally sick

ollinger 12-24-2012 02:11 PM

Thoughtless to play if you have the flu. The balls, touched by both you and your opponent, can be a vector of infection.

mikeler 12-24-2012 05:25 PM

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Originally Posted by ollinger (Post 7077768)
Thoughtless to play if you have the flu. The balls, touched by both you and your opponent, can be a vector of infection.

If you hit hard enough, your strings will kill the virus. :)

Say Chi Sin Lo 12-25-2012 05:11 PM

Since you were sick for a week, I'm assuming you took the week off and didn't play tennis. So, are you sure it's not just rust due to the week long lay off?

Say Chi Sin Lo 12-25-2012 05:12 PM

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Originally Posted by mikeler (Post 7077938)
If you hit hard enough, your strings will kill the virus. :)

Technically you can't kill anything that isn't alive. :)

mikeler 12-26-2012 06:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Say Chi Sin Lo (Post 7079115)
Technically you can't kill anything that isn't alive. :)

The weird thing is, I've played tennis before with colds. I've also played people who have had colds. I can't remember anytime where one of us has transferred germs to the other person. I purposely don't shake hands if I'm sick.

chatt_town 12-26-2012 06:27 AM

I'd play with it, but I'd take one thing in consideration which is the person I'm playing. I'd let them know that I'm sick with the flu but I'm trying to play through it(assuming these are pick up matches). If they have no problem with it, I'd play through it. I think it helps me to play through it. If we stopped playing everytime we were not 100 percent most of us would never get to play. I've always got something sore on me. I'm 44 so I've just come to understand I'll do what I can to keep the soreness away but I won't stop playing everytime that I'm not 100 percent. I say as long as the other person is cool with it...roll with it.

Peace,

Chatt_town

maggmaster 12-26-2012 09:15 AM

My plan for being sick has always been to train through it. When I was playing soccer in college I would suit up and go for a long run. Felt like hell the whole time but when I was done I would sleep and then feel better. No science behind it that I know of but thats what I did.

ollinger 12-26-2012 09:22 AM

^^ splendid idea! When you get a little older you might drop dead from that, but hey.....

maggmaster 12-26-2012 09:37 AM

Perhaps if I had an undiagnosed preexisting heart condition.

slowfox 12-26-2012 09:39 AM

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Originally Posted by mikeler (Post 7079703)
I can't remember anytime where one of us has transferred germs to the other person. I purposely don't shake hands if I'm sick.

Or if your opponent licks her hands. Did y'all see that thread in the League forum...? :)

mikeler 12-26-2012 10:02 AM

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Originally Posted by slowfox (Post 7079940)
Or if your opponent licks her hands. Did y'all see that thread in the League forum...? :)

Fortunately I don't play any hand lickers.

chatt_town 12-26-2012 10:06 AM

In which case you were going to die anyway. :) So I'm with you...train through it.

QUOTE=maggmaster;7079934]Perhaps if I had an undiagnosed preexisting heart condition.[/quote]

r2473 12-26-2012 11:05 AM

I was playing so totally sick today.

r2473 12-26-2012 11:07 AM

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Originally Posted by ollinger (Post 7079908)
^^ splendid idea! When you get a little older you might drop dead from that, but hey.....

"That which does not kill you can only make you sick" - Fred Niche

Cindysphinx 12-26-2012 01:34 PM

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Originally Posted by maggmaster (Post 7079905)
My plan for being sick has always been to train through it. When I was playing soccer in college I would suit up and go for a long run. Felt like hell the whole time but when I was done I would sleep and then feel better. No science behind it that I know of but thats what I did.

If I start feeling sick, the first thing I do is go for a run. I don't know what it is, but it seems to make the ensuing cold much more mild. My evidence for this is that everyone in the family will get the cold, but they will appear to suffer less than I do.


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