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  1. SystemicAnomaly

    What are your other fave sports and hobbies?

    - Badminton - Volleyball - Coaching - Research (web)
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    Almond/Avocado and water shortage.

    Mid 20th century, this area was the plum/prune capital of the world. Lost that title long ago... as Silicon Valley started to flourish in the 50s, 60s and beyond. Most of the orchards (and canneries) in the area have disappeared.
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    Improving after mid 40's?

    Exactly. Back in the 1970s, tennis and badminton coaches instructed students to "snap the wrist" on overhead shots (like the tennis serve). Many of us incorporated excessive wrist flexion as a result. Most coaches in the 70s and 80s knew nothing of forearm pronation. Even today, some coaches...
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    Almond/Avocado and water shortage.

    Sadly, in Silicon Valley, a lot of buildings have been put up on some of the richest soil in CA, if not North America.
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    Elbow Enthesitus

    Enthesitus? Enthesopathy? Ankolosing Spondylitis? Ok, now we are just making up words and new ailments!!! JK. Hope you are getting decent therapy for your condition. Doing any PT? What do the MDs suggest? Is kinesio tape, compression bands or conventional taping of any benefit to your condition?
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    Improving after mid 40's?

    I also felt that I was held back due to flawed teaching cues. Things like, "snap the wrist" and "scratch the back".
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    Improving after mid 40's?

    In my late 30s, I was playing at a 3.5/4.0 NTRP level. (I had been primarily playing competitive badminton during the previous 10 years). By my late 40s, I was playing tennis at a 4.5/5.0 level. However, before I got the chance at very much competition at a 5.0 level, I started to fall victim to...
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    What do advanced doubles hand signals look like?

    If you have an understanding with your partner that you will often / sometimes fake (poach) when you've already indicated that you will not be poaching, there is no need to have a special signal for the fake. I tend not to use signals at all. I will often decide to poach or not based on the...
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    Improving tennis footwork

    Some inspiration for more robust court movement. Watch. Rinse. Repeat
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    Improving tennis footwork

    Rope skipping can help considerably with stamina and footwork for tennis (and most other sports). More explosive plyometric exercises should also be incorporated. Squat jumps and an ice skater (alley) drill are a couple that I use with my students. I just found this vid that shows versions of...
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    Best Metallica album ???

    And then in 1992, Metallica thanks JT for not releasing an album that year. https://www.loudersound.com/features/what-happened-the-night-jethro-tull-beat-metallica-to-a-grammy-award
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    Best Metallica album ???

    Easily, Crest of a Knave. The album that won them the first-ever Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Grammy Award in1989. Oops! https://ultimateclassicrock.com/metallica-grammy-jethro-tull/
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    Racquetball

    Sorry, can't give you much advice on Racquetball equipment since it's been some 25 years since I last played. It seems that TW does not carry equipment for this sport so you will have to look elsewhere. A few online competitors might still have some racquetball equipment. Your local sporting...
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    Racquetball

    When I first picked up racquetball, I decided to use my non-dominant arm, my right arm. I was already playing a lot of tennis & badminton left-handed & I didn't want the shorter racket to mess up playing those sports. Eventually, as I started playing at an intermediate level, I switched to using...
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    Racquetball

    I played a lot back in the 1980s during the height of its popularity. Picked it up at school, Cal Poly SLO, where they had a few college classes and free access to the courts (when the classes weren't using them). Could even get access at 2am if you needed to let off some steam. Played a fair...
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    Pole: what is your favourite herb?

    (y) To be fair, he was both right and wrong! Hmmm, it occurs to me that @sureshs = Schrödinger's cat.
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    Pole: what is your favourite herb?

    One of your better jazz-funk Herbs. At times, a great jazz fusion Herb
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    Pole: what is your favourite herb?

    Pizza lovers. It's great on the 'za. And boasts a shiite-load of health bennies to boot.
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    Pole: what is your favourite herb?

    If you eureka-ed your carpets it might be a warning sign of a substance abuse problem... it might suggest that you fell to the floor and "found" your carpet.
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    Pole: what is your favourite herb?

    Love cilantro. I like coriander. Both cilantro and coriander come from the Coriandrum sativum plant. In the US, cilantro is the name for the plant's leaves and stem, while coriander is the name for its dried seeds
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    Pole: what is your favourite herb?

    (y) Herb Tarlek (WKRP)
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    Pole: what is your favourite herb?

    In my previous post, I referred to turmeric and ginger as roots and as rhizomes. They are actually the latter. A rhizome Is really a specialized type of stem rather than a root. As to whether these and garlic are herbs, depends on usage. In general usage and botanical usage, they Might be...
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    Pole: what is your favourite herb?

    @MurraysMetalHip In other news... Ginger (root) and Turmeric (root) are parts (rhizomes) of herbaceous plants. Herbaceous plants in botany, frequently shortened to herbs, are vascular plants that have no persistent woody stems above ground. So, from this perspective, Ginger and Turmeric...
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    Pole: what is your favourite herb?

    Caro Woz is a favorite Danish as well as a favorite Pole (mom & dad were pretty decent atletes from Poland before moving to Denmark).
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    Pole: what is your favourite herb?

    Sadly, the 20th century is a fading memory for my addled brain. Some favorite 21st century Poles, in addition to Emily R, include Aga & Urszula Radwanska and Caroline Wozniacki.
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    Pole: what is your favourite herb?

    Favorite herb = turmeric. Followed by rosemary and taragon. My favorite Pole is easily Emily Ratajkowski. But I also appreciate both the North and South poles. Other favorite Poles include Copernicus, Chopin and Marie Curie. Honorable mention = tennis visionary, @Gregory Diamond.
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    Parody thread taken seriously by nearly everybody

    Not my intent to start anything. Perhaps you missed it... in the spirit of the thread, it was modest attempt at humor. (I did not realize that the smilie I had included was from the wrong emoji library & did not post originally. I corrected that after you replied to my post).
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    Parody thread taken seriously by nearly everybody

    Are you absolutely certain that it's not you who is proving @Sudacafan 's point? Food for thought.
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    Parody thread taken seriously by nearly everybody

    The TT mods must have a sense of humor... after all, they still let you post. ;)
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    Parody thread taken seriously by nearly everybody

    Let us not forget that Rogah turned 30 in 2011 while Novak was 24. And the Djoker did not take over their h2h until 2016. Most players retire in their late 20s to early 30s. If Rog had retired at 31 (2012), he would have had 17 slam singles titles to his name and still be comfortably ahead of...
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