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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...
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    Pain in back of playing hand

    Hi all, I am 54 years old been playing tennis for just about all my life since I was about 12 years old. For the past month or two I’ve been getting a pain in the back of my playing hand when I play. I stopped going to the gym in March due to Covid, I wonder if that may have something to do...
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    Does waking up earlier to serve out a bucket of balls before tournament have any downsides?

    if you are young go for it. if you are old like me (54) , I would be worried about wearing out my arm before the day was over.
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    The Partner that Won't Move Over

    Maybe ask her to move away from the T when you’re returning you serve, ie have her stand on the service line but in the center of the box.
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    Hit a friend in the groin, 2nd time in a year

    Says the girl who has never been hit in the b*##s.
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    Hit a friend in the groin, 2nd time in a year

    hmmm, its possible i took a few steps inside the baseline to attack the ball, if that makes a difference.
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    Hit a friend in the groin, 2nd time in a year

    So we’re playing doubles yesterday, and I was at the baseline, my friend was on the opposite side of the net, I got a ball I could attack and went at his body, and unfortunately the ball went right in the groin, and he went down for about five minutes. The bad thing was, about a year ago the...
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    Push-ups and warming up

    So, last night I did 2 sets of 10 "knee" pushups to warm up, and that really did warm me up, and I felt much looser and less strain when I did my normal sets of pushups. I am probably less prone to injuring myself too. Thanks for the discussion!
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    Push-ups and warming up

    I am 225 lbs. From my Internet research it looks like a push-up is at 64% of your bodyweight. So that’s a big load to jump into without a good warm-up. I will try to do some knee push-ups to warm up before I jump into the regular push-ups. I forgot to mention, I do fist push-ups, because if...
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    Push-ups and warming up

    Hi all from Covid Connecticut. Since the lockdown, I haven’t been able to go to the gym, so I’ve been doing push-ups at home, among other things. The funny thing is, I do five puships to start, and they are so hard to do. the next five is still pretty hard. But then I do about six or seven...
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    Tennis after breast implants?

    Thanks for asking, she has been cancer free since I posted, almost eight years now. She has been playing tennis as good as ever!
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    Backpain from walking to work?

    During this Covid 19 situation, I have been walking to and from my office, which is about a 17 minute walk from my house (4 times a day, because I walk home for lunch). Been doing this for about 3 weeks. Now my lower back is killing me. I am not playing tennis or going to the gym anymore...
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    Returning balls to server after point ends

    After the point is over, I drive a forehand at the server as hard as I can, if I hit the ball above 100 mph i feel satisied.
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    Possible to take away opponent’s fitness advantage?

    The Jefff Gillooly method would probably work.
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    doubles with a partner who is not playing well

    it is just a game. and I want to WIN so badly. I need to temper that need to win, so I can enjoy more!
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    doubles with a partner who is not playing well

    I play twice a week on 2 season courts (indoor tennis in New England). All the guys are nice guys. But a few are getting older, injured, and just not playing well. Anyhow, I played with one of the older guys recently, and we got creamed, 6-1, 6-0. My partner missed many, many easy shots that...