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    this atrocity of a tennis shoe

    Their slogan is “Winning points is not the point.” No kidding...
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    your biggest lead blown or meltdown

    It was horrible. When we got to 9-1, we were cocky. Oh, it’s just one missed return. A DF, 9-3. A few errors later, and it’s 9-5. Ok, time to get serious. 9-6, Doh! 9-7, we’re both tight as a drum. 9-8, another DF. 9-9, oh, no! 9-11, how are we going to explain this? It was 7.5...
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    your biggest lead blown or meltdown

    Stand back, amateurs. I lost a 7.5 combo match tiebreak 9-11. We had been leading 9-1.
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    Two Cans Of Balls

    Hey, Costco in particular were making it up as they went along. At mine, they positioned guards at the ends of some, but not all, aisles to make you go the way of the arrows. So I would be three feet from the cheese I wanted, but an employee would shout at me to go up the parallel aisle, then...
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    Two Cans Of Balls

    I’m sorry that you (and apparently uninformed bureaucrats like you) can’t understand that imposing nonsensical restrictions on people undermines the credibility of the ones that do make sense. Sadly, it seems that you also missed the point that this event illustrates that a lot of people like...
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    Two Cans Of Balls

    Nope, not buying it. No one has shown that viral load from someone using the toilet could infect someone. Until that is proven, you don’t take away something that people have to have, like restrooms. Those arrows on the floor of the supermarket that tried to make one way traffic were also a...
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    Two Cans Of Balls

    Please explain the issue with water fountains. Are you saying that the previous person drooled or snotted on the spout, so when I then drink, I am ingensting their drool or snot? If that is the case, why do we have water fountains at all? And wouldn't one second of letting the water come out...
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    Two Cans Of Balls

    The Covid craziness is almost more than I can take. Once outdoor courts re-opened last summer in public parks, the county kept the restrooms locked. Now, these are closed restrooms with open areas at the top for ventilation (no heat or AC). So you would show up to play and there just were no...
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    The Carnage Begins: S rated players from 2020 getting DQed in 2021

    Weird. Tennis cannot always be played in the ”natural environment,” as you put it. It can’t be played in rain or in darkness or extreme temperatures, or even in dense fog or after a storm. Outdoor tennis also looks awfully unfun for people who have to worry about sun protection, bundling up...
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    The Carnage Begins: S rated players from 2020 getting DQed in 2021

    I’d post a pic if I could figure out how.
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    The Carnage Begins: S rated players from 2020 getting DQed in 2021

    Normally, we would have about nine teams. It’s just the same three teams playing each other over and over. Outdoors is awful. You can have weather at any time, which means delay and rescheduling. And because matches start at 7 instead of 9, you have to allow for traffic. I am busy at work...
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    The Carnage Begins: S rated players from 2020 getting DQed in 2021

    Yes. I’m captaining 3.5 ladies. There are only three teams, and our matches are outdoors. Gonna be a nightmare.
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    Get your balls

    That's interesting. For our spring league, players now have to bring balls. Pre-Covid, the league supplied the balls. And yes, Costco was out. So I had to buy balls on-line, here at TW. For the first time.
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    Do you play TBs differently? If so, how?

    I’m slowly getting back in. My injuries are better, but my play is awful.
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    Do you play TBs differently? If so, how?

    In doubles, I have had remarkable success by switching receiving sides for the match tiebreak if we lost the second set. it works because if you lost the second set, that often means the opponents figured you out. Switching sides disrupts their momentum. I also think it can get in their...
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