Battle by the Border: Matt Lin vs. San Diego

JoelDali

G.O.A.T.
The PermaWrist looks like the proper device to bring us the closest we will ever get to feeling what the pros feel.

Can anyone confirm.
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
I came in at 5'10" and 205 lbs today.
I remember those days.

It felt like it took forever to get under 200, then 190, etc. It seems to get exponentially harder as you drop because your body works harder at holding on to it.

Are you working on movement as well? Losing weight means that you don't have as much to carry around on the court but there are a lot of other things that you can do to improve your tennis performance.
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
Funny thing is I was 212 two weeks ago. I have lost 7 lbs by eating a lot (constipation was a strict no no due to groin strain) and doing no physical activity. Does tennis actually increase weight????? Or was this due to psychological fear of surgery?
You may be adding a little muscle playing tennis. Basically weight can vary by 5 or 6 pounds up or down depending on body stuff - it's the overall trend that's important. I used to track my weight fairly closely at the LiveStrong MyPlate site.
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
Yeah almost done. Probably will start going back to work Monday, the 7 day mark. Checkup is on Tuesday. But I have to take it slow for 4 to 5 weeks in all, and then lifelong precaution against lifting or too much bending.
Is this hernia surgery?

Was away on a trip for over a week so I haven't been following for a while.
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
I had a similar problem to yours for about a year and I suspect that it was due to weight training or running or a combination of both. I had it on both sides on and off and it seems to be gone now though I suppose that it could come back. I do some pretty heavy-duty core exercises (using 140-200 pounds of weights) and sometimes I don't ease into it after a break. I've been doing higher reps of bodyweight exercises and those seem to help prevent problems. The running seemed to aggravate it - when I ran more than three miles, it would become more of a problem - this was fixed with compression shorts - I believe that you tried these out as well.

This never bothered me in playing tennis though.

I'd be interested to see how you're doing after the recovery period.
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
I had a similar problem to yours for about a year and I suspect that it was due to weight training or running or a combination of both. I had it on both sides on and off and it seems to be gone now though I suppose that it could come back. I do some pretty heavy-duty core exercises (using 140-200 pounds of weights) and sometimes I don't ease into it after a break. I've been doing higher reps of bodyweight exercises and those seem to help prevent problems. The running seemed to aggravate it - when I ran more than three miles, it would become more of a problem - this was fixed with compression shorts - I believe that you tried these out as well.

This never bothered me in playing tennis though.

I'd be interested to see how you're doing after the recovery period.
I had NO problem, that was the problem. Physical examination had shown possibility of right inguinal hernia manyyears ago (the same age my father got it) and this January it was confirmed with CT scan. The surgeon suspected left side too based on family history, and he was correct, and fixed it too. I had no bulge in the groin area and no discomfort, and was told I can manage for another 10 years. It was only when strangulation happened (intestines went through the hole in the diaphragm) that I was rushed to the ER with acute pain. My father had bulge and pain gradually building up, so he did not have to wait for an emergency.

The symptoms to look out for are: bulge, discomfort, pain when exerting pressure in the toilet, pain when coughing, excessive urination (the bulging can put pressure on the urinary bladder).

I would suggest you get a CT scan of the abdomen done at once. There is a simple version and a more elaborate version with dye injection. Hernia never goes away on its own. Think about what will happen if it comes out on a long flight. You might die of the pain.
 
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movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
> The symptoms to look out for are: bulge, discomfort, pain when exerting pressure in the toilet, pain when coughing, excessive urination (the bulging can put pressure on the urinary bladder).

I've had none of these problems.

Perhaps it was some other kind of injury.

It generally manifested as pain when running.
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
> The symptoms to look out for are: bulge, discomfort, pain when exerting pressure in the toilet, pain when coughing, excessive urination (the bulging can put pressure on the urinary bladder).

I've had none of these problems.

Perhaps it was some other kind of injury.

It generally manifested as pain when running.
Then you can at least ask the doctor to do a physical examination. That is how they used to do it before the days of scanning.

Also, when you say you have no symptoms, remember that the body can adjust to avoid the pain to the point that you may not realize it is there because you are compensating for it.
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
Then you can at least ask the doctor to do a physical examination. That is how they used to do it before the days of scanning.

Also, when you say you have no symptoms, remember that the body can adjust to avoid the pain to the point that you may not realize it is there because you are compensating for it.
My last doctors exam was a decade ago. I really haven't had any problems that I considered severe enough to see a doctor.

I do a very wide variety of exercises (running, yoga, pilates, weight machines, free weights, bodyweight) and those exercises will find both weak muscles and injuries. Anything weak will be sore for a few days. Injuries usually result in pain.
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
Dear Tennis Friends, Fans, and Enthusiasts!


A new professional tennis tournament is coming to town! The Carlsbad Classic will be held November 22 -- November 29, 2015 at the beautiful Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad. The Carlsbad Classic will have a main draw of 32 women! A new stadium court will be completed in October, and tournament guests will have an opportunity to view world class tennis, a live music concert, numerous vendor booths, and plentiful food and beverage options.

Volunteer opportunities abound! Volunteers will receive a uniform shirt and hat, a personal credential and a guest credential (not to be used during the finals weekend), a meal allowance for each shift worked, and free parking. A volunteer celebration will be held once the tournament is over. Volunteers are asked to work 5 six-hour shifts throughout the tournament, and attend an orientation session.

The tournament will be held over Thanksgiving week. There will be morning matches only on Thanksgiving (no afternoon matches), and volunteers who help us on that day will be treated to a Thanksgiving feast with our new family!

Please visit the tournament website: cldclassic.com, click on the Volunteer tab, and complete an application to join us! We look forward to having you!

Thank you, and I hope to hear from you soon!

Kathy Moskovitz, Volunteer Coordinator
Kathy@cldclassic.com
P.S. Please feel free to share this with any other enthusiastic tennis friends!
 

heninfan99

Talk Tennis Guru
Perhaps everything is weak in my case!
I do a very wide variety of exercises (running, yoga, pilates, weight machines, free weights, bodyweight) and those exercises will find both weak muscles and injuries. Anything weak will be sore for a few days. Injuries usually result in pain.
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
Dear Tennis Friends, Fans, and Enthusiasts!


A new professional tennis tournament is coming to town! The Carlsbad Classic will be held November 22 -- November 29, 2015 at the beautiful Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad. The Carlsbad Classic will have a main draw of 32 women! A new stadium court will be completed in October, and tournament guests will have an opportunity to view world class tennis, a live music concert, numerous vendor booths, and plentiful food and beverage options.

Volunteer opportunities abound! Volunteers will receive a uniform shirt and hat, a personal credential and a guest credential (not to be used during the finals weekend), a meal allowance for each shift worked, and free parking. A volunteer celebration will be held once the tournament is over. Volunteers are asked to work 5 six-hour shifts throughout the tournament, and attend an orientation session.

The tournament will be held over Thanksgiving week. There will be morning matches only on Thanksgiving (no afternoon matches), and volunteers who help us on that day will be treated to a Thanksgiving feast with our new family!

Please visit the tournament website: cldclassic.com, click on the Volunteer tab, and complete an application to join us! We look forward to having you!

Thank you, and I hope to hear from you soon!

Kathy Moskovitz, Volunteer Coordinator
Kathy@cldclassic.com
P.S. Please feel free to share this with any other enthusiastic tennis friends!

I have been assigned to be a golf cart driver, transporting players and their guests.
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
The Gamma Razr 100T seems to have been discontinued. Good that I have 5 of them. I have started playing again and just love these frames.
 

Power Player

Talk Tennis Guru
The Gamma Razr 100T seems to have been discontinued. Good that I have 5 of them. I have started playing again and just love these frames.
The Signature Sureshs Frame is being sculpted in the Gamma labs as we speak. Same specs and mold, only difference is a small % of Sureshsian nuggets are placed in the throat to enable a faster swing and a more powerful ball release on contact.
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
What is it about this frame that pleases you most?
Free power and comfort (though enhanced with a Wilson Shockshield grip). Pro level swingweight (> 350) without the pro level weight (around 11.6 I think). Large head and the biggest sweetspot in the history of tennis rackets. Not too flexy but not too stiff like the APD.
 
Free power and comfort (though enhanced with a Wilson Shockshield grip). Pro level swingweight (> 350) without the pro level weight (around 11.6 I think). Large head and the biggest sweetspot in the history of tennis rackets. Not too flexy but not too stiff like the APD.
Sounds appealing. How would you describe your playing style?
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
I am on the comeback trail and practicing:

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sureshs

Bionic Poster
December 12-13

mariasharapova.com

Location: UCLA TENNIS CENTER, LOS ANGELES

Confirmed Guests: Kei Nishikori, Andy Roddick, Chelsea Handler, Madison Keys, Laura Robson, Karlie Kloss, Jack Sock, Michael Chang.

Schedule:

  • Gates Opens at Noon
  • Matches start at 1PM
SATURDAY DECEMBER 12SUNDAY DECEMBER 13
1PM:
ANDY RODDICK VS. MICHAEL CHANG


3PM: MARIA SHARAPOVA VS. MADISON KEYS

1PM: WOMEN’S SINGLES MATCH TBD


3PM: KEI NISHIKORI VS. JACK SOCK

        • BOTH DAYS WILL INCLUDE A DOUBLES MATCH, SKILLS CHALLENGE, AND CELEBRITY APPEARANCES FOLLOWING THE SINGLES MATCHES
 

indianballer

Semi-Pro
Ok... Good job on getting the golf cart gig? Not sure why you keep posting about this tournament in this thread. Will you wear a "I heart sureshs" T shirt?
 

WildVolley

Legend
Ok... Good job on getting the golf cart gig? Not sure why you keep posting about this tournament in this thread. Will you wear a "I heart sureshs" T shirt?
Most likely the Carlsbad Classic was inspired by the incredible success of "The Battle by the Border" as it is being held on the same courts but with the addition of a new center court.

It is a beautiful location and I'm looking forward to this tournament.
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
Ok... Good job on getting the golf cart gig? Not sure why you keep posting about this tournament in this thread.
To make it popular. There used to be a bigger WTA tourney here which was discontinued for various reasons. I want to make sure this new one succeeds, and for that the word has to get out.
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
Most likely the Carlsbad Classic was inspired by the incredible success of "The Battle by the Border" as it is being held on the same courts but with the addition of a new center court.

It is a beautiful location and I'm looking forward to this tournament.
Which days are you going to be there? We can snag a court if possible. It might be tough, but Matt's friend is a coach there.
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
Ok... Good job on getting the golf cart gig? Not sure why you keep posting about this tournament in this thread. Will you wear a "I heart sureshs" T shirt?
I posted the UCLA event in a thread in the Pro section and see the response:

THANK YOU! I can go there! Whohooo. Didn't know about this.
Chang, Sharapova, Kei, Laura, Jack and RODDICK!!!!!!! This is is good gang of tennis players. Some my absolute favorites ever.
 

indianballer

Semi-Pro
I posted the UCLA event in a thread in the Pro section and see the response:

THANK YOU! I can go there! Whohooo. Didn't know about this.
Chang, Sharapova, Kei, Laura, Jack and RODDICK!!!!!!! This is is good gang of tennis players. Some my absolute favorites ever.
Ok good job. I guess.
 

LeeD

Bionic Poster
Man, that kick serve thread got me hitting first serve kicks!
I hate it. Never get it in the first time anyways, better to just attempt a kick second serve and see what falls.
I'd say, average height to a 6' lefty on duece court would be around eye height just inside the baseline, where he steps in, takes it early, and moves forward on the return.
Not worth it for a 66 year old to try.
 
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