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  1. norcal

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    Okay, one clarification then on to more important things.

    Asking someone if they want to get high is not an invitation for gay sex. If it is I have been propositioned more times than I can count. However, if you are half naked, in a parking lot of a public park/beach, in San Francisco, and the question is asked by a stranger in a van, then yes, most likely it is an invitation to get high followed by gay sex, or in the alternative, get roofied and end up as a Dahmer lampshade.

    Speaking of Dahmer, did you know he was a high school tennis player? Last night I watched 'My Friend Dahmer' and the subject of his tennis playing came up more than once. So yeah, just when you thought tennis players could not get any weirder, they did.

    So, speaking of roofies, serial killers and tennis - looks like I'll be down in the desert from 3/8 to 3/14-ish.

    So @ChaelAZ , @nvr2old , @TenFanLA , @sureshs and whoever else is going to Indian Wells, let's get some tennis together. I'll bring the...balls?
     
  2. ChaelAZ

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    I am still planning to be there 8th'sih thru the 13th'ish as well. In for meeting at the tennis garden, drinks somewhere, tennis, or any combination of the three. I never book anything until like the night before because I get really good deals then, so will let everyone know where I am staying when I get in.
     
  3. chatt_town

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    O O...let me ask...is this like USTA where if you turn 50 this year you can come in? :) I know it says over 50 but come on...lol
     
  4. Vanhalen

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    Yes, and you need to know the secret password.
     
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    Hoping to be there the 13th.
     
  6. BounceHitBounceHit

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    Played about as well as I’m capable of today. Finally leaving the hamstring injury behind me (I hope)!!


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    I’m still troubled with mine. Shall try lymfa today for getting the swelling down. Doesn’t hurt anymore, not even, when playing competitive, but the afterworld is uncomfortable...

    Hope to reincarnate within the next two months, as we areto take a golf break wit the Mrs. And get on x-country skis during Easter.


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  8. BounceHitBounceHit

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  9. ByeByePoly

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    60 today ... but not until 2:44 pm :confused:

    Spending 60th birthday with new hamstring injury (left one this time, right one 4+ months ago). Chasing down topspin lob in doubles. It's one thing to say you will let some balls go ... it's another to change 40 year habits. This one doesn't seem as bad as first one ... I am walking pretty good after a couple days. If I remember correctly, I gimped for over a week last time. I have no idea how to prevent these injuries short of just never full sprinting for a ball. I had the full geezer armor on ... both calf sleeves and both hamstring sleeves.

    What's next ... super senior super lame lounge? :eek:

    Hope you guys have fun in Indian Wells. That was the best tournament we (dad,mom,wife) ever went to. We went before expansion ... new stadium. Post some group pics.
     
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    I plan to be in IW for a day or two ~3/13 to 3/15. I hope to cross off "Play tennis with @sureshs" off my bucket list.
     
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  11. Pete Player

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    I’d probably should do the same in tennis for the same reasons...


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  12. ByeByePoly

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    Just guessing ... but I bet you are a golfer that enjoys the driving range. I did. I have very little interest in taking golf back up, but it has occurred to me every now and then to hit balls at the driving range.

    With tennis, I find the ball machine enjoyable therapy :p similar to the driving range. Don't quit tennis :eek: ... just get a ball machine and spend more of your match hours on ball machine, and hitting/drilling with others. I got away with a lot of singles match hours last summer... up to 3 singles matches in a week. I am no @tlm ;) ... at least my hamstrings aren't, so those days are probably over.
     
  13. Pete Player

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    Not quite, yet I’m a grinder to my soul. Aiming to grab a spot in the ntl golf Seniors M50 team next summer.


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  14. tlm

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    Don’t give up byebye you are only 60. It just takes more work to stay on the singles court in our old age. It’s not easy being tlm. Right now getting the ambition to go down to the basement and first do squats and calf raises then the dreaded CrossFit workout which is 20 minuets of hell. But after that just lounging around with a little housework and will go out and do my daily mile run. This retirement is the best job I’ve ever had!

    Then it’s nap time dinner and head to the club to play some mixed doubles with my wife. Played singles the last 2 days and yesterday was against another grinder which turned into a brutal set and a half of backcourt bashing. I made the mistake a couple of years ago of telling the wife I would play more doubles when I retired so I’ve been playing dubs once a week. After the last 2 days of abuse the dubs won’t be so bad I can still get a little practice in without beating myself up, because tomorrow night it’s back to singles.
     
  15. ByeByePoly

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    Yeah ... getting hurt in doubles is pretty crushing. My problem is I still have a semi-sprint gear, and that is the one both times that took out the hamstring. I can see making adjustments letting those type of shots go ... and staying away from hamstring injury (probably ... Pete did his bad injury on a simple move ... no sprinting). Won't be as fun, but if it keeps me on the tennis court, I will do it. The calf injury this summer, however, has no obvious fix with just a change in play. I wasn't doing anything other than a normal half step back putting weight on back (right) leg. Can't exactly avoid that. I have been doing squats, so either they didn't save me, or I haven't done them long enough yet. I also do calf raises when I remember, but forget sometimes when I do squats. I wonder if hydration has anything to do with hamstring injury. I'm not a big water drinker, never have been. I don't have any cramp issues in summer singles, so figure I was good to go. In my summer tournament singles years I would drink a lot of water the day before (had to force myself), but current singles is nothing like that. I never feel dehydrated ... or have cramps these days from singles.
     
  16. tlm

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    Actually one hitting partner of mine plays mostly singles and some doubles and seem to get hurt more playing doubles.
     
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    Like the two of us needed another reason to hate doubles .... hahaha ... oops ... wrong thread. :cool:
     
  18. tlm

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    Occasionally it can be some fun, but I like to hit the ball and get into rally’s so dubs is not near as much fun and in some ways it’s a different sport compared to real tennis.
     
  19. norcal

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    Well another good tennis week in the books. Singles workouts thurs/fri then doubles sunday and not too much worse for wear today. Only pain was when I stupidly chased after lobs I should be letting go (@ByeByePoly I know how you feel re breaking decades old habits).

    Funny thing happened yesterday - guy in our doubles group (3.5 with good athleticism, hard shots but inconsistent; he is the weak link) hits several good first serves which are returned, some with interest. He stops and says, "Geez the guys I usually hit with, those are aces! You guys return them no problem!"

    I had a sense of deja vu, then I realized I click on too many of TTPS's threads.
     
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  20. ByeByePoly

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    The four guys were age 55,60,60,61 ... all with good speed. The 61 year old still moves like mid-30s... freak show ... good friend. One of the 60 year olds (not me ... the other one) pretty much runs a 5k most days, tennis or not. I'm talking to the 55 and 61 year old after ... with the ice on my leg and ask "how do you not run for it". The 55 year old thinks about ... looks like he will have good advice, and then says ... "you can't ... too many years". :eek: Maybe mother nature does us old tennis players a favor when we get minor injuries that keep us from running full out. Maybe I should get some of those ankle braces and weight them down. I already have some of that weighted down thing ... but it would be safer if the weight was below the knees. :p
     
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  21. norcal

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    Yep that's my problem, standing there I feel fine and light on my feet so my brain says "RUN!" I'm too lacking in common sense to override my brain's impulse.

    Oh well, I'm hoping by May the groin will be healed. Initial diagnosis was 1 year to heal and the last surgery was last May so hopefully a year from then. Looking forward to whining about other injuries lol.

    Oh and all the ball machine talk - believe it or not I have never, ever hit against a ball machine! Hit against a wall plenty but no ball machine. Weird.
     
  22. ByeByePoly

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    I actually had been doing good with the run override. Only played matches recently. I had a chance to play indoor doubles, and was testing new glasses. I have been struggling picking the ball up inside. It was better, but still struggling at the net. 6 games in ... all of us started to play better, and longer points started to break out. The point I got hurt on was excellent ... a lot of quick reactions ... and when the ball went over my head nothing in my head but "finally ... fun doubles". I guess you have to drill that run override like any other skill. You would think pain would speed up the "learnin".

    I hadn't hit a ball machine for over 30 years. My parents had one with the tube ... power cord. Now the battery ones let you use any court that you can get it to. Mine weighs 40lbs, so you definitely want a court you can roll it to. It's not the same tennis fix as a match, but I love just hitting balls for an hour.
     
  23. nvr2old

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    I find it hard to find tennis partners to play singles with so my ball machine is my 90 minutes of working on strokes and time alone sometimes. Keeps joints loose (except for my bad knee). Then usually another 30 minutes serving and I've had my tennis fix for a few days.
     
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    Thanks
     
  26. BounceHitBounceHit

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    Happy Birthday!!!!

    I recommend you treat yourself to the luxury of high quality full body compression wear!!!


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    Yep. I can’t stay adequately warm in dubs to save me!!


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  28. ByeByePoly

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    Thx ... and yes, this all leads to a body sleeve. And I thought the sweat gutter was the bottom.
     
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  29. norcal

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    You want compression?

    This is what I wear on my lower body on a cold morning: 3 groin/hip braces. Compression shorts. Long compression pants. Shorts. Sweats.

    Couple years ago it was just shorts, lol. Now it takes me 20 minutes to get put together!
     
  30. ByeByePoly

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    Jeeze ... need 15 minutes lead time to take a leak
     
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  32. Pete Player

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    Latex for exitement, lycra for compression.


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    I wear compression undies since my hernia surgery
     
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  34. ByeByePoly

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    We are a sharing group of geezer players ... TMCI (too much compression information)
    :confused:
     
  35. Pete Player

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    The numb butt is better off with some 2XU shorts, than long-johns.


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    @Pete Player can pick up Helmut on his way over from Scandanavia and we can share compression tips at IW.

    edit: ha ha posting at the same time
     
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    Who’s gonna bring the Hammond keyboards to play apropriate tunes on our fashion show?


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  38. Pete Player

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    And still, weting pants afterwards...


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    Have you tried the 2XU compression wear?


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  40. Pete Player

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    Yes, that’s what I was implying. Especially now, after my hamstring reconstruction op. in August it is even bigger difference.

    Without the compression shorts, I feel, there is no power in my right thigh, while the shorts kind of move the feel onto areas, where I have an understanding of muscles being fine and operative. The compression gives me a deep feel of the muscles on the suface, and also - don’t know if that’s placebo or not, helps with recovering the workouts faster.


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  41. ByeByePoly

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    I was reading about hamstring injuries ... again :mad: and why the bad ones are near the glutes and near the kness. Those are the ones where you get tears off the bone.

    Looks like this one isn't as bad as my first. At day 4, walking is close to pain free. I say close, because if not careful can get that frickin hamstring grab/cramp. Nice :confused:. You learn to perfect the peg-leg shuffle. You step with injured leg totally straight, and small step with other. Get c0cky ... and take a normal full step and say hello to grab. This one seems to have been strategically located where normal position on the toilet is not an option. I learned that adjustment quickly. It's bad enough to be hurt ... but toilet pain .... REALLY?
     
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  42. BounceHitBounceHit

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    I agree they are terrific!


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    Best investment I ever made were a pair of the CW-X compression tights. Their line is top shelf. I have a 2XU vest I rarely wear, bought at the same time as the CW-X leggings. Like the quality of the CW-X far more.
     
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    What's the compression ratio?
     
  45. TennisCJC

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    yea, TMI big time

    I like the light tights and form fitting tops in the winter though. They do a great job of keeping me warm and light compression on the legs is helpful too.
     
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    52 here. Kids are killing me at Open level.
    They even get to me before we get to court. I was in the locker room a few weeks ago and and was due to play this 20 year old whose father i played doubles with when i was a kid.
    We won the nationals so it was memorable. So...... I asked the kid assuming we had a kinda link between each other on the basis of having teamed up with his dad if he was any good to which he replied (quick as a flash) Yeah im **** hot!!
    I fell off my bench laughing but you know what he was. Scraped together 4 games off him and gained a new friend.

    I still swing a few prestiges but with multifils. Watch my diet and can still move pretty good.
    But the reason I still play I guess is much like everyone else I love it.
    Came back at it after a 25 year break a few years ago. One of the first memorable incidents was watching 4 older guys argue over a line call. The aggrieved party looked at each other and then duly stared at the offender and one said to the other within everyones earshot how could u trust a man who owes so much to the revenue!!
    Gotta love it.
    Proof of life thats what tennis is
     
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  47. ByeByePoly

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    And escape from
     
  48. ByeByePoly

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    Yeah ... had/have the light tights. They were good for winter indoor doubles league, warmed up upper leg muscles quicker. Calf pulls were fairly common in our league, but can't remember any upper leg injuries.

    Yeah ... have now moved from "warmup assistance" to more of a duct tape function. :confused:
     
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    Christ I gotta check out of this over 50 group. Are ye still alive?
     
  50. ByeByePoly

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    Yeah ... some of us ;) on this thread fall short of that standard.
     
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