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Old 11-14-2012, 08:50 AM   #79
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Originally Posted by LeeD View Post
I meant started in your 20's TWO years ago.
You have the strokes. You don't have the legs.
Oh, ok, I see what you mean. Yeah, stroke production during a match does depend a lot on the legs, and, even though I might seem to be scooting around the court ok at times, mine are still relatively quite weak. But I have to be thankful just to be able to get out there and do something/anything. For much of last year I couldn't even get on a bicycle. The first few times I tried to hit early in this year I couldn't even hit against the wall for more than about 10 minutes without being totally drained. Today played 1 1/2 hour two set match from 9:30am to 11am and not tired at all -- though I do feel it in the legs a bit.

Hit a couple times recently with a guy who's willing to do some groundstroke, etc. drills ... which should help a lot.

Also, wondering about the possible benefits of playing on clay fairly often. Up to now it's just been hard courts.
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