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  1. Mongolmike

    What's a non-contact sport to pick up for improving tennis?

    Curling. If you can maintain your balance on the ice, you should be ok on the court. Plus, chicks dig big stones, so you got that going for ya...
  2. Mongolmike

    The obvious reason junk ballers are so much better at match play than you are

    This is what is most intetesting to me. Fiddler was/is TTPS? THAT clears up some of Fiddler's posts and threads. If true, thank you for pointing that out socal.
  3. Mongolmike

    Checked my UTR Rating this morning

    Go for it. Tell them it is 4.689 out of 10 - below average, so you got that going for yourself!
  4. Mongolmike

    Pickleball is spreading

    Consider this - there are college scholarships for shooting, curling, video game play,....how long before some colleges offer pickleball scholarships?
  5. Mongolmike

    First USTA Match

    For most people the mandated warm up is not enough time. Some don't care, but it's a time constraint to try to get as many matches in without lengthy delays for leagues starting after yours. Play USTA matches long enough and you'll occasionally have a 9pm match that doesn't START til 11pm. It...
  6. Mongolmike

    His moonball recognition was noticeably delayed.

    No, but then l never hit moonballs, and rarely hit lobs. Part of that is because many of my social play friends all hit pretty strong overheads, even from near baseline. I'm the one they SHOULD be lobbing...my OHs suck.
  7. Mongolmike

    Where are the balls?

    I had a case on back order for Penn's here on TW...took over a month. A friend ordered a case from Tennis e x press and he got them in 2 days. Go figure.
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    Things you miss that don't exist anymore?

    Years ago l bought about a dozen of these at a yard sale for like 50 cents. I've got one in my car for loose change right now. They are perfect for storing small items, tiny screws, paper clips, beads, etc. Back in the day l would scrape my pot thru a mesh food strainer. That removed all the...
  9. Mongolmike

    Complete Mental ******** Headcase

    Hey, if that works for you... but in my pretty large circle of tennis friends, we call people that do that "cheaters". Nobody likes them or playing with them. They never get called for social play. Ever. But, if winning by doing that helps you feel good about yourself, that's on you, right?
  10. Mongolmike

    Complete Mental ******** Headcase

    That is bizarre. And very mentally fragile. Hate to see that guy in traffic situations. Smh
  11. Mongolmike

    Complete Mental ******** Headcase

    In social play for my group one of the standard lines is something like, "You know, we're playing the lines are IN today...." for league play, you can verbally question the call, but if continues, well, the "response" depends on the individual. In both cases, if you know the opponent, then...
  12. Mongolmike

    Do you know anyone who "beat" tennis and walked away ?

    Yes. I beat tennis. I beat tennis, then I beat my racquets, then I walked away. Here is video proof. (My name is Marcos, but I go by "Mike" for short.)
  13. Mongolmike

    Formula 1

    With a fresh engine too.
  14. Mongolmike

    Things you miss that don't exist anymore?

    One word: Binge watching
  15. Mongolmike

    Things you miss that don't exist anymore?

    True, but that wasn't a good thing. Now l can record and skip thru commercials.
  16. Mongolmike

    Cheap best-buy portable stringing machine

    Good catch, my mistake. I was thinking of the floating clamps.
  17. Mongolmike

    Cheap best-buy portable stringing machine

    Maybe them "falling apart" twice isn't a big issue, but they still fell apart twice. I've had my original Klippermates for almost 20 YEARS, 500+ racquets, and they've never fallen apart. Something falling apart, even if it is an easy fix, does not speak quality imo.
  18. Mongolmike

    Rant - Frustrated for not a good enough reason

    Your reason for not giving a reason why there is no rant is pathetic. I HATE it when people don't follow thru with what they started. The Nazis lost WW2 because they didn't follow thru on Pearl Harbor. Losers. Hannibal Lector never ate Clarrise. Weak. And You...YOU, wimped out on your...
  19. Mongolmike

    Formula 1

    Looks like Max has a 3 spot grid penalty from Monza? That's enough to p iss him off, yet still be close enough to fight for the lead if he qualifies well. What are the odds of another racing incident between him and Lewis!?
  20. Mongolmike

    Things you miss that don't exist anymore?

    Yeah, exactly. I suppose you'll pay to sit in a simulator at the head of the trail and do the trail via virtual reality.
  21. Mongolmike

    Things you miss that don't exist anymore?

    Not when they go all electric. In line to get a new car, will get a manual just because it might be the last chance. (new VW Golf R?) Would like to get a nice V-8 Camaro with a stick, but it just isn't practical for dog (rear windows don't roll down) and ball machine. I'm like the...
  22. Mongolmike

    Help troubleshooting ball machine

    If everything else looks solid, new wheels and a new battery might be worth the investment for 5 more years of use! Finding the right throw wheels might be tough, but you can get replacement batteries at any local shop that sells smaller batteries for stuff like camcorders or lawn mowers...
  23. Mongolmike

    Help troubleshooting ball machine

    Replacing 25 year old throw wheels is probably a good idea!
  24. Mongolmike

    Things you miss that don't exist anymore?

    There is still an Arthur Treachers near me... I go often. Best place for fast food fish, and they have imo great fries. Forgot about Burger Chef.
  25. Mongolmike

    Things you miss that don't exist anymore?

    My Grandparents... in particular, my Grandmother on my Dad's side. She loved me so much, I miss her dearly.
  26. Mongolmike

    Things you miss that don't exist anymore?

    Trust. For good or for bad, you trusted doctors, police, religious leaders, teachers, your government, the science community, your parents.... now.... yeah, not so much.
  27. Mongolmike

    Things you miss that don't exist anymore?

    The little triangle shaped windows that could swing open in front seat of cars. They were perfect for smokers, or just for directing a little air onto yourself as you drove.
  28. Mongolmike

    Looks like Essential Tennis is losing their indoor court

    BURN IT! BURN IT DOWN! SCORCHED EARTH POLICY! YEEEHAWWW! (Seriously, that sucks for him and his crew... you can tell how crushed he is. Clubs are hurting, and if it means adding or converting to pickleball or indoor tennis... the numbers are there. 8 PB players on a court vs 2 or 4 tennis...
  29. Mongolmike

    Things you miss that don't exist anymore?

    Are you forgetting the phone charges for going "on line"? Back in the '80s one of my friends regularly ran up $400/month phone charges for being connected. 400 bucks was a lot of money for average Joe (Steve actually) in the '80s. I think we all had Commodore 64s.
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