Recent content by blakesq

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    Seniors lounge (over 50) come on in.

    happyandbob, I feel your pain. I am 55, had wrist problems for the past 6 month that finally got better, and a left knee that is getting worse and worse. Prior to Covid, I was hitting the gym 3-4 times a week, and I think that was keeping me playing tennis nearly injury free for my age...
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    Knee Protection? Compression? Braces?

    I guess I should’ve said loosen up my knee, keep it flexible.
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    Knee Protection? Compression? Braces?

    i had meniscus surgery on my left knee in 2013. Around 2016 i started hitting the gym regularly, and doing a lot of leg exercises in my rotation, squats, leg extensions, hamstring curls, calf work, and specialized exercises for my left knee from my physical therapists. My knee seemed very...
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    Doubles tactics

    what does this rule mean: "3. have an internal rule that he must poach/switch after 2 shots no matter what. " what 2 shots, who hits these shots, is it after the ball is hit twice? so during an 8 shot rally, the net guy should poach 4 times?
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    when to go back to the gym?

    socallefty, if only! I am in connecticut, we have about 2 1/2 feet of snow on the ground, and its about 28 degrees at 3 pm.
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    when to go back to the gym?

    HI All, I used to be a gym rat, and the work out seemed to keep my knee from degrading (had meniscus surgery in 2013). However, the gyms closed in march of 2020, and when I checked them out recently, it just seems too weird to go to the gym while wearing masks, and being prohibited from using...
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    Opponent Acts Like He Wants to Fight!

    Hitting someone in the chest with an overhead while you are at net is not a good move, but accidents happen. sounds like Mr. X lost his temper for a second, then regained his composure. are you saying Mr. X is not allowed to drill a serve return at the net guy?
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    Stiff Neck/pain after playing

    i get a stiff neck from tennis. my cure was working with weights at the gym. not sure what particular exercise helped, but I do bench press, squat, shoulder press, lat pull downs, curls, triceps , leg extensions, hamstrings, calfs, and ab work. I think doing exercise that’s different from...
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    knee getting worse without going to gym during covid

    Just a rant. I had outpatient meniscus surgery on my left knee back in 2013. Knee has never been great since the surgery. However, I started going to the gym 3-4 times a week around 2014, and doing leg workouts every other visit to the gym, squats, leg extensions, hamstring curls, weighted...
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    i just read about NUsurface artificial knee meniscus in trials in the USA.

    I can't find any information on how long this NUsurface artificial meniscus is supposed to last. Has anyone hear about these implants and how well they work?
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    Is it fun being a pusher?

    If a pusher is able to beat you, you probably are not a 4.0 player.
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    Poll: have you played in a mask, and if so, how did it go?

    indoors doubles, we are required to wear masks here in Connecticut. Singles are allowed to play sans mask. Stupid, arbitrary rules, and not based on science. However, it is a little annoying to play with a mask, but compared to other annoyances due to covid, relatively minor. During a...
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    Hinderance? Net person shuffling feet

    I believe the rules are clear that you could move at anytime. However the squeak sound gives me pause. If the squeaking is solely to distract the opponent, It is a hindrance in my humble opinion.
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    Pain in back of playing hand

    i stopped backhanding my woman. pain still there. I switched my mouse from my right hand to left hand, thought pain was a little better, but then it came back. finally went to the doctor's, and she examined me and said it was tendinitis in my hand/wrist, and gave me a stiff wrist ortho sleeve...