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    Hey if you like old school grass watch hall of fame open.

    I'm in the minority but I find the current game to be boring to watch. It's players staying on the baseline hitting high spin shots with crazy strong grips and windshield wiper swings. I would bring back wood racquets as the only racquet allowed in a pro event and I would outlaw poly strings...
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    Wimbledon, whos going, and when?

    And one more thing. The debenture tickets are not simply purchased and downloaded online like a stub hub ticket. I bought and paid for mine in March and they were delivered by FedEx to me in Houston in mid June after they are released to debenture holders. You must have the original debenture...
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    Wimbledon, whos going, and when?

    You can buy debenture tickets legally online. Just go to a reputable broker. There are several online. I believe the debentures are the only tickets that are transferable. Basically, they are like season tickets. They are sold in 5 year packages I believe. The owners can sell their tickets if...
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    String Pseudoscience and Tennis Elbow

    I played high school tennis in the late 70’s and not one of my teammates or fellow competitors from other schools missed a tournament due to TE. And some of them had horrible form. I had heard of TE as a thing but I never saw an example of it.
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    Tennis elbow. Caused by duration or frequency ?

    Sure, it was a known condition and we heard about it in the 70's. It's just that we never had a team mate or a frequent rival come down with it.
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    Tennis elbow. Caused by duration or frequency ?

    This. When I was playing high school tennis in the 70’s none of us ever came down with TE or GE. Guess we all had great form. We wished!!
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    Tennis Elbow Procedures

    That's a risky approach. I tried playing through the pain until the pain was unbearable and then I was out of tennis for 20 months. Sure, some players can play through it, make some tweeks to their swing/equipment and make it through OK. But for many players they are setting themselves up for a...
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    Tennis Elbow Procedures

    12 weeks recovery is extraordinary optimistic if it's full blown TE. I finally scheduled surgery after about 5 months of TE pain. I canceled it when I received a second opinion and really understood the 15-20% failure rate. My TE took 20 months of PT, flexbar exercises, soaking in hot water...
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    I have the flu again

    Are you sure it's the flu? My doctor tells me that almost everyone will diagnose themself with the flu vs a cold or something else. No one gets a cold anymore. I don't think I've ever had the flu. Before I started getting a flu shot every year I came down with what I thought was the flu. I...
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    Tennis Elbow (Adice)

    I generally recall that post. I was playing more tennis (and I had just changed racquets), more golf, and I was working on my pool trying to unscrew an underwater light. Not sure if I mentioned it then, but I also had purchased a new pistol and I was shooting it quite a bit. I've heard that...
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    Tennis Elbow (Adice)

    Your situation is similar to mine. I thought I could come back to tennis but every time I did the pain came back. All told, it was a 20 month healing process with constant flexbar, formal PT, heat, and other therapies. I don't play as much now (once a month, maybe) but I'm sure I could play 2-3...
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    If you are playing with TE, you are playing with fire.

    My ordeal is laid out in some older posts, but basically it was from overuse and age. I was 52 and had been playing pretty much since I was 12 and I never had TE--and I incorrectly always thought it was something that would go away after a week or two. I did get it within a month of getting a...
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    If you are playing with TE, you are playing with fire.

    "Stay with you for a year"? 20 months in my case. The technique issue is over emphasized in my view. Most of the guys I know who developed TE did so with no changes in their strokes and after playing for decades. But it's always a good idea to have your form checked by a pro.
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    String Pseudoscience and Tennis Elbow

    Have you tried heat? I iced my arm for several months and it never seemed to help. Heat seemed to help although it could have been the continued layoff that finally healed it.
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    Demo arm-friendly rackets - things to think about

    Because you have had elbow problems, you ought to be able to immediately detect differences in the racquets. When I was returning to the game after battling TE for 20 months I could immediately tell that my old racquet was a no-go. I felt vibrations with each hit. The old Prince EXO3 and the...
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