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tennis4me

Hall of Fame
Not unless for each new sub-forum under Pickleball, TW removes a Tennis sub-forum - just like some public parks and private clubs.
 

TTMR

Hall of Fame
All I ask of the pickle ballers is that they change to different materials for the paddles and balls to reduce sound pollution on adjacent tennis courts.
Since I never thought of pickleballers as human, it just occurred to me now: Does it bother them when our errant balls wander or fly onto their courts? It happens a lot more that way than the other way. They seem to keep a lot more control over theirs.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Since I never thought of pickleballers as human, it just occurred to me now: Does it bother them when our errant balls wander or fly onto their courts? It happens a lot more that way than the other way. They seem to keep a lot more control over theirs.
Exactly who do you think is human, o superior one?

What an egomaniac!
 
Perhaps we should move to Montana

Looks like a good safe place to be, I hear the nukes are driven down the main street to the silos. How's the tennis up there, anyone know? Any indoor clubs for the winter?


 

Raul_SJ

G.O.A.T.
All I ask of the pickle ballers is that they change to different materials for the paddles and balls to reduce sound pollution on adjacent tennis courts.
No stringing required. But there is a wide weight range for each paddle. Very odd.

Due to the way paddles are constructed by the manufacturer, each model has a large weight range. If you would like a specific weight, please place your order over the phone (805-781-6464) so we can make sure your order includes the exact weight that you want.

 

Turbo-87

Legend
Since I never thought of pickleballers as human, it just occurred to me now: Does it bother them when our errant balls wander or fly onto their courts? It happens a lot more that way than the other way. They seem to keep a lot more control over theirs.
I'm sure they are too busy admiring your World's Greatest Dad t-shirt so they get fewer chances to hit an errant shot into your holy space.
 

TTMR

Hall of Fame
I'm sure they are too busy admiring your World's Greatest Dad t-shirt so they get fewer chances to hit an errant shot into your holy space.
I've found the mug in gift stores but not the shirt. I think the shirt was just on Seinfeld.
 
talk tennis should kick this FREELOADING pickleball forum off its website

as a wise man once said: "it's like birds. eventually, u gotta push the young out of the nest so they learn 2 fly. it's called free range parenting, and is the antidote 2 today's helicopter bubble culture. i hope it catches on..."
 

ByeByePoly

G.O.A.T.
One day, we will get a separate section for the art that is mini tennis.
The mini tennis bros have been preparing for pickleball for years. Wait till they arrive ... mini pickleball is going to be something special. I can picture it now ... some 85 year old pickleballer telling the 84 year old that hates mini pickleball warmup "you just can't do it".

I bet you have to speed up the mini pickleball video to see movement.
 

tennishabit

Hall of Fame
The mini tennis bros have been preparing for pickleball for years. Wait till they arrive ... mini pickleball is going to be something special. I can picture it now ... some 85 year old pickleballer telling the 84 year old that hates mini pickleball warmup "you just can't do it".

I bet you have to speed up the mini pickleball video to see movement.
mini pickleball's breaching 1.4m social distancing rules so won't be allowed:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D...........
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
talk tennis should kick this FREELOADING pickleball forum off its website

as a wise man once said: "it's like birds. eventually, u gotta push the young out of the nest so they learn 2 fly. it's called free range parenting, and is the antidote 2 today's helicopter bubble culture. i hope it catches on..."
You must have missed that Pro Kennex manufactures Kinetic PB paddles that retail for $180. It’s big business getting bigger. TTW will drink that milkshake through a very long straw and beware the forum member that objects to them keeping their offspring in the nest as long as it’s necessary before the sport can fly on its own.
 

Kralingen

Hall of Fame
Serious question: what the hell is pickleball and does it actually exist. It reads and sounds like a psy-op that no actual human plays, a sort of false opposition on this forum to make sure people actually play tennis.

It looks so hilariously stupid on video that I don’t believe it is actually played by anyone and the videos are faked, moon landing style, in a soundstage in Hollywood.
 

Bartelby

Bionic Poster
The army is there just to defend the populace from bears, non-Russian, escaping Yellowstone.

Looks like a good safe place to be, I hear the nukes are driven down the main street to the silos. How's the tennis up there, anyone know? Any indoor clubs for the winter?


 

TTMR

Hall of Fame
Serious question: what the hell is pickleball and does it actually exist. It reads and sounds like a psy-op that no actual human plays, a sort of false opposition on this forum to make sure people actually play tennis.

It looks so hilariously stupid on video that I don’t believe it is actually played by anyone and the videos are faked, moon landing style, in a soundstage in Hollywood.
What's your stance on water polo as a sport?
 

cha cha

Professional
Serious question: what the hell is pickleball and does it actually exist. It reads and sounds like a psy-op that no actual human plays, a sort of false opposition on this forum to make sure people actually play tennis.

It looks so hilariously stupid on video that I don’t believe it is actually played by anyone and the videos are faked, moon landing style, in a soundstage in Hollywood.
I have never seen it either.
This is also a fit description of squash.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
I just realized there’s a few examples of sadly false elitism being expressed by tennis purists in this thread. There’s some serious translatable skills to be honed on the pickleball court, especially for dubs players but it will only happen if the proboscises take a downward angle from their current alignment. These folks have some serious hand/eye skills:

 

Kralingen

Hall of Fame
Extremely tough sport, requiring serious strength and stamina. Google 1956 Olympics Hungary vs USSR for the best example of how violent the game ban devolve too when a little politics is added in.
It definitely appears to be about as physically demanding as any ball sport. Swimming flat out, then having to constantly 'jump' and generate enough power from underwater to throw a ball sounds brutal. Water sports have all my respect.
 

ByeByePoly

G.O.A.T.
I just realized there’s a few examples of sadly false elitism being expressed by tennis purists in this thread. There’s some serious translatable skills to be honed on the pickleball court, especially for dubs players but it will only happen if the proboscises take a downward angle from their current alignment. These folks have some serious hand/eye skills:

Settle down sir Tom … don’t get your proboscises all disjointed.8-B (I had to Google)

I think the pushback is more based on encroachment of real estate (courts and sound barrier). When you see a tennis club with 4 indoor courts convert one of them to 4 pickleball courts for increased billing … need I say more? You think the sound of pickleball is obnoxious outdoors … just think of putting that next to your winter indoor tennis court time … not to mention harder to book a court for tennis.
 

SystemicAnomaly

Talk Tennis Guru
  • 1.4. Bounce. The ball shall have a bounce of 30 to 34 inches (76.2 to 86.4 cm) to the top of the ball when dropped from a height of 78 ...
Ah, therein lies the problem. Just over 40% whereas a tennis ball will have close to a 55% bounce. Would have preferred that a ball chosen for p'ball that bounced closer to 100 cm when dropped from that height
 
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