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Rattler

Professional
Whelp...not sure how a player can have a really solid match and lose 06/ 2/6, but that is what happened.

First set I had 3 of my service games I was up 40/0 or 40/15 and I lost all three. Also had two of the opponents service games I had him 15/40 or 30/40 and let him get them too. Kinda the same in the second set with a couple of my service games being up and losing and 3 of his service games I had him and blew it. Really solid rallies and I was hitting really well. Serve was only about 40% first serves and probably 6 DF's, so wasn't great but that certainly wasn't the problem.

Some had to do with his high arch balls (ironically I have a practice Thursday with a guy who hits the same so I could get some reps in that kinda game) where I wasn't getting good contact, but I just kept spraying last balls in rallies and he was solid and consistent. Fitness was good and no aches and such so that makes me happy at least.

Just a good ol' fashion loss.

Team lost across the board I think though, so we got some work to do.
Ironic

I lost with the same score...I had only two double faults, both in the second set.

I played a speedy steady grinder who I obviously wasn’t ready for...he also played with an oversize weed that he used to carve me up.

I challenged every one of his service games, I just couldn’t convert on break points. Then he broke me easily for the second break in the first set..so I changed tactics...he was floating his returns and when I sliced to his two handed backhand...so I chipped and charged, and served and volleyed...got to many game and break points...but decided at those big points to take my eye off the ball and hit them just wide or just long...aggravating. Quite a few of my returns were just landing outside the line....

All in all I got my butt handed to me.

My team ended up loosing in the decider.


P.S. did you, like me catch a glimpse of the other singles and think you’d rather play that guy?
 

OnTheLine

Hall of Fame
Whelp...not sure how a player can have a really solid match and lose 06/ 2/6, but that is what happened.

First set I had 3 of my service games I was up 40/0 or 40/15 and I lost all three. Also had two of the opponents service games I had him 15/40 or 30/40 and let him get them too. Kinda the same in the second set with a couple of my service games being up and losing and 3 of his service games I had him and blew it. Really solid rallies and I was hitting really well. Serve was only about 40% first serves and probably 6 DF's, so wasn't great but that certainly wasn't the problem.

Some had to do with his high arch balls (ironically I have a practice Thursday with a guy who hits the same so I could get some reps in that kinda game) where I wasn't getting good contact, but I just kept spraying last balls in rallies and he was solid and consistent. Fitness was good and no aches and such so that makes me happy at least.

Just a good ol' fashion loss.

Team lost across the board I think though, so we got some work to do.
It is odd when you can walk away from a match and feel good about 80% of your game and lose what looks like badly on paper. Makes one recognize that the important points are in fact really important.

Celebrate the positive and get to work on the rest.
 

ChaelAZ

Legend
P.S. did you, like me catch a glimpse of the other singles and think you’d rather play that guy?
lol. Yup.

Overall just need to get match tough. I have played enough practice matches to have the strokes honed, but not the competitive mentality so I was too casual when I was up in those situations. Ready for my next match and can definitely improve.
 

norcal

Hall of Fame
We had our first league match Sunday morning. I played singles, against a guy who was less than half my age (26). Since there was no rush on court time we decided to play regular scoring with a full third set. Seemed like a good idea at the time, LOL. Three hours later and a court with no bench and no shade, not so much.

On The bright side I ended up winning in a third set tiebreak when my opponent had to retire with massive cramps in his quad. It was nice to be able to outlast my younger opponent with both teams watching, since our match was so long all the other matches had finished, including the doubles.

On the not so bright side I should have finished the match in straight sets after winning the first set but I started spraying my forehand and playing too passively. And this guy ran down everything! Against the guys I usually play with a good volley is a winner, against this guy a good valley just meant I had to hit a good overhead, which I was struggling with.

Got home in time to watch the U.S. Open, which made me feel like a wuss for being tired after a three hour match LOL! Good times.
 

ByeByePoly

G.O.A.T.
We had our first league match Sunday morning. I played singles, against a guy who was less than half my age (26). Since there was no rush on court time we decided to play regular scoring with a full third set. Seemed like a good idea at the time, LOL. Three hours later and a court with no bench and no shade, not so much.

On The bright side I ended up winning in a third set tiebreak when my opponent had to retire with massive cramps in his quad. It was nice to be able to outlast my younger opponent with both teams watching, since our match was so long all the other matches had finished, including the doubles.

On the not so bright side I should have finished the match in straight sets after winning the first set but I started spraying my forehand and playing too passively. And this guy ran down everything! Against the guys I usually play with a good volley is a winner, against this guy a good valley just meant I had to hit a good overhead, which I was struggling with.

Got home in time to watch the U.S. Open, which made me feel like a wuss for being tired after a three hour match LOL! Good times.
I cramped reading this. If you want, I can ship you some humidity.
 

norcal

Hall of Fame
Yeah I was fortunate the temps were in the 60/70's for the match. High heat and/or humidity and I would be posting from the infirmary. Oh yeah I think I only df'd only once or twice...no aces I can remember but some service winners...I'll take that stat line.
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
We had our first league match Sunday morning. I played singles, against a guy who was less than half my age (26). Since there was no rush on court time we decided to play regular scoring with a full third set. Seemed like a good idea at the time, LOL. Three hours later and a court with no bench and no shade, not so much.

On The bright side I ended up winning in a third set tiebreak when my opponent had to retire with massive cramps in his quad. It was nice to be able to outlast my younger opponent with both teams watching, since our match was so long all the other matches had finished, including the doubles.

On the not so bright side I should have finished the match in straight sets after winning the first set but I started spraying my forehand and playing too passively. And this guy ran down everything! Against the guys I usually play with a good volley is a winner, against this guy a good valley just meant I had to hit a good overhead, which I was struggling with.

Got home in time to watch the U.S. Open, which made me feel like a wuss for being tired after a three hour match LOL! Good times.
 

atatu

Hall of Fame
Played a city league (non USTA) match today and had a great doubles win, beating two 5.0 guys who I was previously winless against. Heading to 55 and over sectionals next week so I'm feeling pretty good about that, but the thing is I'm still thinking about switching to an OS frame. That makes no sense, I just played a great match, I should be happy with my Pure Aero shouldn't I ?
 

ChaelAZ

Legend
Played a city league (non USTA) match today and had a great doubles win, beating two 5.0 guys who I was previously winless against. Heading to 55 and over sectionals next week so I'm feeling pretty good about that, but the thing is I'm still thinking about switching to an OS frame. That makes no sense, I just played a great match, I should be happy with my Pure Aero shouldn't I ?

Sweet. As much as a racquet helps, gotta give props to the player. Good luck in sectional!
 
Can I get some input as to what rackets the over 50 crowd is using these days. I've been using a Pure Aero for the past few years and I love the power and I don't have any problem with the stiffness but lately I've been thinking about switching to an oversized frame, maybe the Pure Drive 107. Anyone else using OS rackets ?
A little while back I switched to the most recent version of the Pure Aero. I’ve been just blown away by how well it plays! I really do think it is superior to past versions. In particular, it plays much less stiff then its RA rating would imply.

Before considering an oversize, which automatically spells loss of control, have you tried lowering tension? I started out with tension in the lower 60s, worked my way down to the upper 50s, and now I find myself in the mid 50s. The frame seems to gain power and forgiveness with each reduction in string tension!


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Played a city league (non USTA) match today and had a great doubles win, beating two 5.0 guys who I was previously winless against. Heading to 55 and over sectionals next week so I'm feeling pretty good about that, but the thing is I'm still thinking about switching to an OS frame. That makes no sense, I just played a great match, I should be happy with my Pure Aero shouldn't I ?
Yes you should


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tennishabit

Hall of Fame
Played a city league (non USTA) match today and had a great doubles win, beating two 5.0 guys who I was previously winless against. Heading to 55 and over sectionals next week so I'm feeling pretty good about that, but the thing is I'm still thinking about switching to an OS frame. That makes no sense, I just played a great match, I should be happy with my Pure Aero shouldn't I ?
no hurt to try out as many rkts as possible n quite fun to try some really awkward rkts.............different rkts suit different ppl so the 'trial's essential. by our age we'd reach the stage of 'young enough to learn, old enough to understand better' n enjoy our super-duper healthy injury free hitting in a super-duper relaxed way:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D.......................
 

ByeByePoly

G.O.A.T.
Played a city league (non USTA) match today and had a great doubles win, beating two 5.0 guys who I was previously winless against. Heading to 55 and over sectionals next week so I'm feeling pretty good about that, but the thing is I'm still thinking about switching to an OS frame. That makes no sense, I just played a great match, I should be happy with my Pure Aero shouldn't I ?
Who changes anything before sectionals? :eek: I wouldn't even change clothes ... much less a racquet or strings. Maybe doubles partner. 8-B
 

Rattler

Professional
This morning for the first time ever I used a ball machine for a little over an hour. Once I got the settings right; feed rate, spin, speed, height...I lasted four full baskets of 80 to 100 balls.

That machine is relentless. I set out just to concentrate on movement and footwork. Set the machine on random and it gave be deep balls, angles, chances to hit approach shots...etc...the occasional lob.

I was encouraged that my footwork was good...I got behind almost every ball...there were only a handful of balls that I couldn’t get to. Stepped in and transferred my weight into each shot. I’d guess I was making roughly 75 to 80% of the balls...the miss hits and misses came as a result of diminishing returns with each basket.

After the fourth basket I was gassed.

All in all, nothing replaces a good hitting partner or match play...but this gave me a good baseline
 

tennishabit

Hall of Fame
This morning for the first time ever I used a ball machine for a little over an hour. Once I got the settings right; feed rate, spin, speed, height...I lasted four full baskets of 80 to 100 balls.

That machine is relentless. I set out just to concentrate on movement and footwork. Set the machine on random and it gave be deep balls, angles, chances to hit approach shots...etc...the occasional lob.

I was encouraged that my footwork was good...I got behind almost every ball...there were only a handful of balls that I couldn’t get to. Stepped in and transferred my weight into each shot. I’d guess I was making roughly 75 to 80% of the balls...the miss hits and misses came as a result of diminishing returns with each basket.

After the fourth basket I was gassed.

All in all, nothing replaces a good hitting partner or match play...but this gave me a good baseline
5-6 hits/min w/ ball machine:?)))..............a inclined wall's much better than dat, man...........20 hits/min easy:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D.........................

also if u can setup a 'virtual 1/2 court' simulator then ur every shot mirrored right at front of u so u can correct the range/angle instantly. but u have to re-calibrate in a real court once a wk or 2 to hit w/ some1 else monitoring ur shot n yelling out the 'outage' in cm, in order to maintain ur 'virtual 1/2 court' in tiptop condition:love::love::love::love:.....................
 
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Rattler

Professional
5-6 hits/min w/ ball machine:?)))..............a inclined wall's much better than dat, man...........20 hits/min easy:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D.........................

also if u can setup a 'virtual 1/2 court' simulator then ur every shot mirrored right at front of u so u can correct the range/angle instantly. but u have to re-calibrate in a real court once a wk or 2 to hit w/ some1 else monitoring ur shot n yelling out the 'outage' in cm, in order to maintain ur 'virtual 1/2 court' in tiptop condition:love::love::love::love:.....................

You saw where I said it was my first experience with a ball machine...right? There is a bit of an adjustment

And I usually hit against a wall for 200 times or more per stroke.
 

tennishabit

Hall of Fame
You saw where I said it was my first experience with a ball machine...right? There is a bit of an adjustment

And I usually hit against a wall for 200 times or more per stroke.
yep man, nothing wrong to try everything then pkup the best 1 for urself as every1's different. 200 fh n 200 bh w/ normal spin/pace on the wall everyday for a few yrs then u'll find ur outgoing shots faster n faster while incoming shots get slower n slower:love::love::love::love::love::love::love::love:........................

for me personally the only thing can get my daily dosage 1200 hits w/in 1.5hr is the wall n cost effective as well. need nothing but a single ball + a rkt + 2min walk from home, win/win/win solution:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D........................
 
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atatu

Hall of Fame
So as I mentioned before the over 55 sectionals in Texas is this weekend. They hold the event in the lovely town of Beaumont which is 4 hours away and close to Louisiana. Last year there was a tropical storm and we got lots of rain and ended up on some covered courts, one 4 game set, no ad. Nobody was happy about that but oh well. So this year...Tropical storm Imelda is drenching Southeast Texas and it looks like it's going to affect the matches again. I wonder if anyone at the USTA considers that climate change is a real thing that is going to effect where sectionals should be played.
 

atatu

Hall of Fame
So there has been 28 inches of rain in some areas near Beaumont, my hotel has two feet of water in the lobby. They canceled Sectionals and are going to have to reschedule them soon. Maybe next year they should consider an alternate site.
 
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ChaelAZ

Legend
So there has been 28 inches of rain in some areas near Beaumont, my hotel has two feet of water in the lobby. They canceled Sectionals. Maybe next year they should consider an alternate site.

This is why Surprise Tennis and Racquet that I play out of hosts a bunch of nationals and tournaments. That is also unfortunate for us locals who get booted our half of the weekend and a bunch of weekdays each year without any refund on taxes that pay for it.
 

tennishabit

Hall of Fame
So there has been 28 inches of rain in some areas near Beaumont, my hotel has two feet of water in the lobby. They canceled Sectionals. Maybe next year they should consider an alternate site.
28" rainfall.......lolololololol, man. u guys can play water polo instead. it's been raining for last a few days in syd n i have to do my daily hitting in a shopping mall car park. no car there >830pm n perfect for hitting but the wall's not inclined:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D..................

right now we'v got bushit fires in a few places for wks due to yrs drought while at the sametime flooding in different places............can we even up the funny things a bit:?))) it reminds me a very very old chinese quote 'da yu zhi shui', something abt 5000 yrs ago:?))) a guy named 'da yu' saw the yr by yr flood/drought/famine/etcetc then called on every1 to build up huge irrigation sys incl. dams, canals, etcetc which researchers said still evident nowadays. then its population grew rapidly aft dat n this 'da yu' guy became the 1st king because of it...........we need this guy now to do something to make aus a real world power of 500 mil+ population:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D......................instead of the polies winning votes by guaranteeing ppl more docs/nurses/hospitals so ppl can fkup themselves agogo at will:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:....................
 

Pete Player

Hall of Fame
Quite impressed about @tennishabit’s spelling. Far less silent letters in it than in proper... seems that English is still a phonetic language after all.

That aside, I’ve about half-way the rehab period on my ankle and walked yesterday a hilly golf course for 3 hrs 40 min and was on my feet for about 5 hrs all together. Minor swelling still in the morning, but no pain, which is nice.

First league match coming up a week from Saturday. Looking good so far.

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tennishabit

Hall of Fame
Quite impressed about @tennishabit’s spelling. Far less silent letters in it than in proper... seems that English is still a phonetic language after all.

That aside, I’ve about half-way the rehab period on my ankle and walked yesterday a hilly golf course for 3 hrs 40 min and was on my feet for about 5 hrs all together. Minor swelling still in the morning, but no pain, which is nice.

First league match coming up a week from Saturday. Looking good so far.

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lolololololol m8, just for bit convenience............also actually 'far less vowels than proper' n i've experimented n fnd tht ppl do undstnd aft omttng the 5 vowels ie 'a i e o u' can be absent w/ only consonants presented. cat, dog n most of animals can produce 1 or 2 of our 5 vowels so basically we'r the same/similar as 1,2 or 5 doesn't make much differences..........wait, do they have >20 consonants full of info:?))):love::love::love::love::love::love::love:.....................
 

tlm

G.O.A.T.
Played tonight against a friend of mine who is a good solid player. It’s hard to beat playing point after point that is a real battle with both players trying desperately to find an edge.
I’m trying to keep my fitness up because my strong point is consistency and I love to grind out point after point. The physical and mental challenge of this game is what I enjoy the most.
 

atatu

Hall of Fame
This is why Surprise Tennis and Racquet that I play out of hosts a bunch of nationals and tournaments. That is also unfortunate for us locals who get booted our half of the weekend and a bunch of weekdays each year without any refund on taxes that pay for it.
Nationals are scheduled there in November, to no one's Surprise.
 

ChaelAZ

Legend
Only out once this weekend but had a really good hitting session. Been focusing on my FH again, working to get a more relaxed racquet lag, and was hitting it more consistenly this weekend. Get ot test it out tonight at a league match...if the rain holds off. Kind of excited. Body is holding up decent still, so that's cool.
 

Pete Player

Hall of Fame
Only out once this weekend but had a really good hitting session. Been focusing on my FH again, working to get a more relaxed racquet lag, and was hitting it more consistenly this weekend. Get ot test it out tonight at a league match...if the rain holds off. Kind of excited. Body is holding up decent still, so that's cool.
When I had my hamstring on rehab, I started to learn how to hit without sqeezing the handle at all.

What I figured out, the shot became more efficient, hence more timingly vulnerable.

What’s your oppinion on the timing factor?


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ChaelAZ

Legend
When I had my hamstring on rehab, I started to learn how to hit without sqeezing the handle at all.

What I figured out, the shot became more efficient, hence more timingly vulnerable.

What’s your oppinion on the timing factor?
I definitely have to squeeze less on the handle and play more relaxed. My biggest issue has been not enough spacing to allow me to open and make more forward contact, but also keeping the racquet lagged back through the whole motion to get to that forward contact point. I have purposely been over-rotating to try and get a better feel for really reaching out. The tightness in my arm causes me to hit across my body (cross court) more because I can't lay the wrist back enough to keep the racquet face parallel to the net at contact. Some of it is limited extension on my arm, but I have a stretching brace to work on it and that is really helping.

Timing wise, I have to prep earlier to make contact earlier, and that is a big challenge. I find myself looking at a ball, knowing I should swing NOW, but waiting that extra split second because of how I used to swing. So I can be late, but getting better there.

Interestingly, I am back to getting more racquet head speed with the extra lag, feeling like I can be more explosive on it.

Will have to do a new video so I can see how it looks myself, but FEELS great right now. Well, at least yesterday it did.
 

Rattler

Professional
Yup, sat out the last two weeks with never ending hand/wrist problems. And I'm not a gym rat so I can feel myself getting further out of shape. Really sucks cause everything else feels good. Maybe I need to learn to play left handed.
I’m just salty because I broke my three middle toes on my left foot...been walking with a limp...tweaked my left knee...and have a pinched nerve in my right shoulder...



‘What a drag it is gettin’ old..........”
 

Pete Player

Hall of Fame
Injuries do suck, but...

I had my golf swing praised by a former class A, probably 5.0, 4.5 minimum, tennis player few days ago.

He, among others seems to see my swing as a calm turn, yet the ball will be flying quite a distance. 250 m in the winter/autum and 275-300 m during summer.

The thing, that got me juiced, was his attitude, when I said, he’s got all the moves, yet hold back some 30-50 meters in his drives.

I am a coach in multiple sports and see things across, and will tell you, he is prone to hit 300 meters, 330 yds without straining his body a touch more than with his current 220 drives.

We decided to go hit some tennis balls in the near future and see, how that skill will be developed to serve his golfing.





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Pete Player

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I definitely have to squeeze less on the handle and play more relaxed. My biggest issue has been not enough spacing to allow me to open and make more forward contact, but also keeping the racquet lagged back through the whole motion to get to that forward contact point. I have purposely been over-rotating to try and get a better feel for really reaching out. The tightness in my arm causes me to hit across my body (cross court) more because I can't lay the wrist back enough to keep the racquet face parallel to the net at contact. Some of it is limited extension on my arm, but I have a stretching brace to work on it and that is really helping.

Timing wise, I have to prep earlier to make contact earlier, and that is a big challenge. I find myself looking at a ball, knowing I should swing NOW, but waiting that extra split second because of how I used to swing. So I can be late, but getting better there.

Interestingly, I am back to getting more racquet head speed with the extra lag, feeling like I can be more explosive on it.

Will have to do a new video so I can see how it looks myself, but FEELS great right now. Well, at least yesterday it did.
Very accurate and pinpointed eval.

I like the idea of comparing to “the old”. However that may hold you back, cause the new requires less time to be square.


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Pete Player

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It is only September, yet...




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Hall of Fame
Getting ready for two events. By the topic of this forum, it’s the M50 winter league division match on Saturday - indoors. But also Mid Amateur tour q-school for next summer.

Played 36 holes today. And a short shortgame session in between. The first round was OK, but obviously the second was too much for my mental awareness today.

Anyway, got me thinking. Yet tennis is really competitive and demanding sport, I find golf even more so. Few examples.

In golf you find yourself a touch hesitative taking a swing and BOOM! Player 1: 290 yds in forest. It can very well take two shots to get back on the track. If you didn’t find the ball, you will have to walk back and hit another ball.

In tennis, Boom! Approach shot gone into the curtains or net, and one point lost. You can still win the game, weren’t it the decisive point. In golf you are two back.

One other thing is, that you basically fail on every freaking shot in golf. Not much allways, but basically enough not to convert the well placed tee shot into proper birdie opportunity and you need to recoup to do your best on the next shot every time and again.

In tennis a poor or mishit may turn into a winner, if your opponent cannot take advantage on the rim-king sliced shieite-drop shot, and usually he woun’t, because it is so unpredictable. In golf the bad is allways bad, but on most occations good is only fair.

Also there is this setting, that it is only you, who is in faul each time, you miss a shot. In tennis the opponent is trying his best to make you uncomfortable with your shots.

Still love both sports.


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ByeByePoly

G.O.A.T.
Getting ready for two events. By the topic of this forum, it’s the M50 winter league division match on Saturday - indoors. But also Mid Amateur tour q-school for next summer.

Played 36 holes today. And a short shortgame session in between. The first round was OK, but obviously the second was too much for my mental awareness today.

Anyway, got me thinking. Yet tennis is really competitive and demanding sport, I find golf even more so. Few examples.

In golf you find yourself a touch hesitative taking a swing and BOOM! Player 1: 290 yds in forest. It can very well take two shots to get back on the track. If you didn’t find the ball, you will have to walk back and hit another ball.

In tennis, Boom! Approach shot gone into the curtains or net, and one point lost. You can still win the game, weren’t it the decisive point. In golf you are two back.

One other thing is, that you basically fail on every freaking shot in golf. Not much allways, but basically enough not to convert the well placed tee shot into proper birdie opportunity and you need to recoup to do your best on the next shot every time and again.

In tennis a poor or mishit may turn into a winner, if your opponent cannot take advantage on the rim-king sliced shieite-drop shot, and usually he woun’t, because it is so unpredictable. In golf the bad is allways bad, but on most occations good is only fair.

Also there is this setting, that it is only you, who is in faul each time, you miss a shot. In tennis the opponent is trying his best to make you uncomfortable with your shots.

Still love both sports.


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In golf, no matter if you birdied 17 holes and made a snowman on the 18th ... you do not forget the snowman. Lose first set 6-0 and win the match ... 6-0 is just a distant memory.

And yes ... to make golf more like tennis the course would recognize you have no ability to hit a hook ... and every fairway would change to dogleg left for the right hander. :p

There is much more luck involved in golf than tennis imo. You see a pro golfer have 10 strokes difference in back to back rounds in a tournament. Federer has not had the equivalent of 10 strokes difference in his matches in his entire pro career.

Also ... no trees in tennis. 8-B I guess sand and clay are in the same family of dirt.
 
Putting down the Pure Aero after many happy months. So forgiving it feels like cheating BUT ultimately lacks the precision I crave.

Back to a modified Wilson PS 95 BLX 3 16x19 (The one with Kevlar). Still more forgiving than my 90s, but almost as precise. I definitely lose a few miles per hour on the serve, but feel as if that is more than compensated for based on placement.

I’m hitting regularly with a couple of talented juniors as well as some college players. Pray for me.


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Pete Player

Hall of Fame
Well, quite a day, today.

In the morning woke up at six o’clock. Got a good balanced breakfast - allmost ideal by MFP.

Short wakeup-warm-up consisting the rehab excercise on the brevis peroneus tendon, tapeing it before leaving home for Mid Am Golf Tour quallies half an hour away my home. About one hour around chipping green practice facility, then off to the range, few half to three third shots and no drives, but fairway woods. 15 minutes before teeing off last check on putting stroke and on the task. It was not beautifull scoringwise, but was tieing the 7th place after all competitors were back at the Clubhouse. That is, I got my second tour card for 2020, cause I grabbed one already two weeks back for the National Seniors Tour. Nice start for a day.

Lunch, an hour nap before pulling the compression garments on after stripping the long-johns and off to warm-up for tennis leagues.

Had a touch rough start and handed the first set to my opponent, 2-6. Got closer and closer till the end of the set, but couldn’t convert good strategy into winning games.

Came in to the second set braking in the first game an junping off to early 3-0 lead closing the set 6-3 struggling again with my first serve half-way and close the en of the set. In match-tiebreaker I had my firs serves going and closed the match comfortably 10-2.

My partner was rude host and won in straight sets. Companied with him in the doubles, where the first set was back and forth till 6-5, opponent serving to stay in the set. We broke their serve for a valuable set win and then changed sides, him taking the fore-hand and strategy on returns starting to slice them deep instead of driving it hard. Easy catch finishing the night with clear numbers, 6-1 for full points, 3-0. Nice start for the season! VAMOS!

Garmin clocked 4:20 for the golf and 3:30 on the tennis finishing the sportfull day at 21:30. Still about 1000 kcal short. I think, I’ll eat a liver casserole for late supper.

Tomorrow will be skins game on an European Tour location about an hour drive away.
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