Seniors lounge (over 50) come on in.

ByeByePoly

G.O.A.T.
Alright, final match done and we played D2 again and threw in another solid match winning 6/3 6/1. Team killed in overall and we clinched the Sothwest. Heat was really bad today. Our Cap’n ended the day with full body cramps and I am currently at ER with him after a few bags. All good, but was a scorcher. Luckily the earlier morn and later eve matches helped.
Nationals in OK in a October.
Congrats on nationals …rare to get there. Sorry to hear about captain and IV … tell him ByeByePoly hopes he gets the heck out of there as soon as possible.
 

Rattler

Hall of Fame
Alright, final match done and we played D2 again and threw in another solid match winning 6/3 6/1. Team killed in overall and we clinched the Sothwest. Heat was really bad today. Our Cap’n ended the day with full body cramps and I am currently at ER with him after a few bags. All good, but was a scorcher. Luckily the earlier morn and later eve matches helped.
Nationals in OK in a October.
Congrats
 

norcal

Hall of Fame
Congrats on Nationals! Nice to see all the hard work you have been putting in paying off. October should be a bit nicer too!
 

ChaelAZ

G.O.A.T.
So interesting last match on Saturday. Started at 9:30, but we had a good 45 minutes of warm-up...and I do mean warm! Was about 100 degrees getting on court and the heat was radiating up so bad you could feel the water sucking out from your body. Anyway, was playing a few nice fellas and my partner Pete and I were on again, so rolling along rather well. We were up 4/1 and all of a sudden the opponents serve ticks the net, so Pete and I said "first" and he says, I can't. Pete says, no that was a let and in, first serve. The opponent says, it was a foot fault call. We looked over and there was the roving ump. Felt pretty bad. Got called and lost the game there so we went up and ended up winning the set, but didn't feel quite right for us. In the second set, about the same scenario and again the roving up stops in and starts calling foot faults, and that was it for the match. Getting to the net I was disappointed, although I am always complaining about foot faults of players. I mentioned to the guy that I really didn't like points to be won like that. The gentleman just kinda chuckled and says, that guy is my friend and I am an ump too. You think I would know better, so don't worry about it. So that lightened things up a bit.

But in case people wonder about FF's being called for league play, I guess it does.

Lots of other great insights getting to complete again and also watch all the men's and women's up through 4.5 play. For all the silly ratings talk around here and what real tennis looks like, what is being played on court is always quite different than the weird delusions of some people. I will say, I don't care what level you are, first serve percentage, easy put-a-way volleys, and overheads are NOT an easy skill. lol.
 
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ByeByePoly

G.O.A.T.
So interesting last match on Saturday. Started at 9:30, but we had a good 45 minutes of warm-up...and I do mean warm! Was about 100 degrees getting on court and the heat was radiating up so bad you could feel the water sucking out from your body. Anyway, was playing a few nice fellas and my partner Pete and I were on again, so rolling along rather well. We were up 4/1 and all of a sudden the opponents serve ticks the net, so Pete and I said "first" and he says, I can't. Pete says, no that was a let and in, first serve. The opponent says, it was a foot fault call. We looked over and there was the roving ump. Felt pretty bad. Got called and lost the game there so we went up and ended up winning the set, but didn't feel quite right for us. In the second set, about the same scenario and again the roving up stops in and starts calling foot faults, and that was it for the match. Getting to the net I was disappointed, although I am always complaining about foot faults of players. I mentioned to the guy that I really didn't like points to be won like that. The gentleman just kinda chuckled and says, that guy is my friend and I am an ump too. You think I would know better, so don't worry about it. So that lightened things up a bit.

But in case people wonder about FF's being called for league play, I guess it does.

Lots of other great insights getting to complete again and also watch all the men's and women's up through 4.5 play. For all the silly ratings talk around here and what real tennis looks like, what is being played on court is always quite different than the weird delusions of some people. I will say, I don't care what level you are, first serve percentage, easy put-a-way volleys, and overheads are NOT an easy skill. lol.
All I heard was “you are going to fricken nationals”. 8-B
 

Vanhalen

Professional
Ok, I started this lounge in 2017. It’s been quite active ever sense. How great to know we have many active…..seniors! Lots of new patrons. Let’s do a quick little profile to get a feel for what we have happening here. I’ll go first:

Age 66, only play singles, usually against guys half my age. 4.0 USTA. Live in ******* and Florida. I play most every day for just under 2 hours. Married, 2 kids, 2 grandkids that are my life. Lucky to be in great health. Love red wines. Have a billion racquets……love throwing a few oldies in my bag and wondering how in the heck I ever won matches with them! Guitar player…Les Pauls into Mesa, Marshall, Bogners, and Martin acoustics. Drive German cars, been married to same lady since 1978. Sometime I want to……never mind. Use MTM forehand tennis stroke, along with 12 other forehand strokes….ugh, use single and two handed backhand. Been retired for 3 years, order a lot of….shoes, racquets, strings, overgrips, shirts…….wife just shakes her head when the boxes come. Like hanging out here.
 

ChaelAZ

G.O.A.T.
Hey all, my name is Chael
Group: " Hi Chael"

It's been 7...hours since my last drink.... :giggle:

Actual name is Michael, but everyone calls me by my nickname that I have had since a kid, Chael (pronounced K-el). Currently at 52 and always somewhere between a high 3.5 and a middling 4.0 at best. As any aging player I have had my share of injuries the last years - fought with gaining a few extra lbs (though I lost them then did the COVID 19lbs gain), bit of failing eyesight, hate twilight hours and bad court lighting anymore, and like to use those as excuses for general lapse in my play to protect my fragile male ego. All that said, and with whatever frustration that has brought, I love getting out and playing and meeting new players from all around the states and world. Lucky enough to do a very active Instagram profile and YouTube channel which has helped put me in contact with lots of folks over the last 10'ish years of doing that all. I play at least 2 times per week, but many time 3-4 times per week. Still prefer singles, but in leagues I generally play dubs. Played college volleyball and competitive racquetball back in the day.

Been blessed and smart enough to get some pennies in the jar so I can retire early in about a year if I want, but with the steep rising health insurance cost and recent inflation I will most likely work to continue to throw coins in and break out a second jar. I am also blessed to love what I do, so working longer isn't to big a thing. I have worked as an educator and speaker for almost 25 years in higher education, but also have a degree in exercise science and physiology and studies Kinesiology as a minor while at Arizona State U. Was a freelance personal trainer, then the training director of the Arizona Biltmore at the time (NATA, ACE, NASM), but was going for a career in physical therapy. Got sidetracked since I also have a degree in computer programming and am a long time computer/network geek (can you say 80-88?) so worked in computer/network management. So the computer/technology and education background is how I got to the position I have served in for years, training faculty how to be better teacher, use technology and teaching methods, and all that kinda stuff.

Had an outdoor TV show and hosted a pretty big online forum for years.

Married for over 24 years, couple boys who are 17 and 20. Dog lover and we do doxie rescues. Collect, repair, refurbish various antiques and furniture. Hate spending money so I fix almost everything myself, so I have a lot of things that are not fixed. :censored:
Dabble in trading a bit. And spend most the rest of my time wondering what I wanna be when I grow up. With all that, I only sleep 4-6 hours a night, but do like a 20-45 minute nap each day.

I like beer and long walks in mountains or on the beach. Anything outdoors really.

That's more than anyone really wants to know, but how often do we get to ramble on anymore.
 

Fintft

Legend
bit of failing eyesight, hate twilight hours and bad court lighting anymore, and like to use those as excuses for general lapse in my play to protect my fragile male ego.
Hi,
Do you use glasses? Or contacts?

Started to use weak distance glasses a few years ago and they help (except when it rains and then I miss them the moment I take them off).

Do you play on clay? Less injury prone (only got a ...blister in 4 years).

I'm the opposite of you as I've moved into computers/programming from Eletrical Eng, done that for about 20 years, but stopped coding about 12y ago and doing more networks/IT (ocassionally) or IT/IM Architecture since.

Besides walks in the mountains, how about hiking? Even climbing?

Cheers!
 

ChaelAZ

G.O.A.T.
Hi,
Do you use glasses? Or contacts?

Started to use weak distance glasses a few years ago and they help (except when it rains and then I miss them the moment I take them off).

Do you play on clay? Less injury prone (only got a ...blister in 4 years).

I'm the opposite of you as I've moved into computers/programming from Eletrical Eng, done that for about 20 years, but stopped coding about 12y ago and doing more networks/IT (ocassionally) or IT/IM Architecture since.

Besides walks in the mountains, how about hiking? Even climbing?

Cheers!

I have very unequal vision now, with my dominant eye much worse than my other. So it is depth perception I struggle with often. You can see me overrun and under run balls often when setting up. I was just at the optometrist Friday to get an update and found my dominant eye is about the same, but other is getting a little worse, so another higher power prescription. I talked with them about prescription sports glasses, but I really don't even like walking around with glasses as I always feel dizzy, so running about on court with glasses isn't going to happen yet.

Most courts in AZ are hard with very few clay, so all HC play with a few exceptions.

I hike almost weekly most the year, but usually now through August I either have to go myself, or just find other things to do. When we get up north to cooler weather we always hike. I used to backpack for days on end when younger and did climb too. Haven't done a backpacking trip since a javalina hunt I did probably 5 years back.

Cheers.
 

Fintft

Legend
I have very unequal vision now, with my dominant eye much worse than my other. So it is depth perception I struggle with often. You can see me overrun and under run balls often when setting up. I was just at the optometrist Friday to get an update and found my dominant eye is about the same, but other is getting a little worse, so another higher power prescription. I talked with them about prescription sports glasses, but I really don't even like walking around with glasses as I always feel dizzy, so running about on court with glasses isn't going to happen yet.

Most courts in AZ are hard with very few clay, so all HC play with a few exceptions.

I hike almost weekly most the year, but usually now through August I either have to go myself, or just find other things to do. When we get up north to cooler weather we always hike. I used to backpack for days on end when younger and did climb too. Haven't done a backpacking trip since a javalina hunt I did probably 5 years back.

Cheers.
I only get dizzy if I walk with reading glasses, not with the weak distance ones, good luck!

Switch to year around clay about 4 years ago and glad about it.

Nice about hiking!
 

ByeByePoly

G.O.A.T.
Hey all, my name is Chael
Group: " Hi Chael"

It's been 7...hours since my last drink.... :giggle:

Actual name is Michael, but everyone calls me by my nickname that I have had since a kid, Chael (pronounced K-el). Currently at 52 and always somewhere between a high 3.5 and a middling 4.0 at best. As any aging player I have had my share of injuries the last years - fought with gaining a few extra lbs (though I lost them then did the COVID 19lbs gain), bit of failing eyesight, hate twilight hours and bad court lighting anymore, and like to use those as excuses for general lapse in my play to protect my fragile male ego. All that said, and with whatever frustration that has brought, I love getting out and playing and meeting new players from all around the states and world. Lucky enough to do a very active Instagram profile and YouTube channel which has helped put me in contact with lots of folks over the last 10'ish years of doing that all. I play at least 2 times per week, but many time 3-4 times per week. Still prefer singles, but in leagues I generally play dubs. Played college volleyball and competitive racquetball back in the day.

Been blessed and smart enough to get some pennies in the jar so I can retire early in about a year if I want, but with the steep rising health insurance cost and recent inflation I will most likely work to continue to throw coins in and break out a second jar. I am also blessed to love what I do, so working longer isn't to big a thing. I have worked as an educator and speaker for almost 25 years in higher education, but also have a degree in exercise science and physiology and studies Kinesiology as a minor while at Arizona State U. Was a freelance personal trainer, then the training director of the Arizona Biltmore at the time (NATA, ACE, NASM), but was going for a career in physical therapy. Got sidetracked since I also have a degree in computer programming and am a long time computer/network geek (can you say 80-88?) so worked in computer/network management. So the computer/technology and education background is how I got to the position I have served in for years, training faculty how to be better teacher, use technology and teaching methods, and all that kinda stuff.

Had an outdoor TV show and hosted a pretty big online forum for years.

Married for over 24 years, couple boys who are 17 and 20. Dog lover and we do doxie rescues. Collect, repair, refurbish various antiques and furniture. Hate spending money so I fix almost everything myself, so I have a lot of things that are not fixed. :censored:
Dabble in trading a bit. And spend most the rest of my time wondering what I wanna be when I grow up. With all that, I only sleep 4-6 hours a night, but do like a 20-45 minute nap each day.

I like beer and long walks in mountains or on the beach. Anything outdoors really.

That's more than anyone really wants to know, but how often do we get to ramble on anymore.
Your life made me tired just reading it. 8-B If you are just sleeping 4-6 hours ... you can chat with @3loudboys and @Sudacafan in the Sleepless thread for those extra hours you should have been sleeping.
 

ByeByePoly

G.O.A.T.
Hey all, my name is Chael
Group: " Hi Chael"

It's been 7...hours since my last drink.... :giggle:

Actual name is Michael, but everyone calls me by my nickname that I have had since a kid, Chael (pronounced K-el). Currently at 52 and always somewhere between a high 3.5 and a middling 4.0 at best. As any aging player I have had my share of injuries the last years - fought with gaining a few extra lbs (though I lost them then did the COVID 19lbs gain), bit of failing eyesight, hate twilight hours and bad court lighting anymore, and like to use those as excuses for general lapse in my play to protect my fragile male ego. All that said, and with whatever frustration that has brought, I love getting out and playing and meeting new players from all around the states and world. Lucky enough to do a very active Instagram profile and YouTube channel which has helped put me in contact with lots of folks over the last 10'ish years of doing that all. I play at least 2 times per week, but many time 3-4 times per week. Still prefer singles, but in leagues I generally play dubs. Played college volleyball and competitive racquetball back in the day.

Been blessed and smart enough to get some pennies in the jar so I can retire early in about a year if I want, but with the steep rising health insurance cost and recent inflation I will most likely work to continue to throw coins in and break out a second jar. I am also blessed to love what I do, so working longer isn't to big a thing. I have worked as an educator and speaker for almost 25 years in higher education, but also have a degree in exercise science and physiology and studies Kinesiology as a minor while at Arizona State U. Was a freelance personal trainer, then the training director of the Arizona Biltmore at the time (NATA, ACE, NASM), but was going for a career in physical therapy. Got sidetracked since I also have a degree in computer programming and am a long time computer/network geek (can you say 80-88?) so worked in computer/network management. So the computer/technology and education background is how I got to the position I have served in for years, training faculty how to be better teacher, use technology and teaching methods, and all that kinda stuff.

Had an outdoor TV show and hosted a pretty big online forum for years.

Married for over 24 years, couple boys who are 17 and 20. Dog lover and we do doxie rescues. Collect, repair, refurbish various antiques and furniture. Hate spending money so I fix almost everything myself, so I have a lot of things that are not fixed. :censored:
Dabble in trading a bit. And spend most the rest of my time wondering what I wanna be when I grow up. With all that, I only sleep 4-6 hours a night, but do like a 20-45 minute nap each day.

I like beer and long walks in mountains or on the beach. Anything outdoors really.

That's more than anyone really wants to know, but how often do we get to ramble on anymore.
Ah ... fixing sh.!.t ... the joy of homeownership never ends. The non-stop visits to Home Depot, Lowes, Ace ... and Amazon deliveries. Currently saving a fiberglass side garage door where the wood at bottom rotted and door sweep died with it. I don't fix furniture ... you might could have helped me save my old leather recliner that had become a custom fit for my a.$.$. 8-B
 

atatu

Legend
Question for the group, I'm back from four days of playing a clay tournament in West Virginia, body feels pretty good for the most part, no knee pain. However, my hips are feeling really sore, which never happens from playing on hard courts. Has anyone else had this experience ? I usually never play on clay so this is new.
 

ChaelAZ

G.O.A.T.
Question for the group, I'm back from four days of playing a clay tournament in West Virginia, body feels pretty good for the most part, no knee pain. However, my hips are feeling really sore, which never happens from playing on hard courts. Has anyone else had this experience ? I usually never play on clay so this is new.

Interesting. I just did the whole last weekend of tennis and was worried about knees, shoulders and elbows, but ended up like you with sore/tight hips of all things. Went away pretty quick for me though.
 

Dartagnan64

G.O.A.T.
Question for the group, I'm back from four days of playing a clay tournament in West Virginia, body feels pretty good for the most part, no knee pain. However, my hips are feeling really sore, which never happens from playing on hard courts. Has anyone else had this experience ? I usually never play on clay so this is new.
Clay forces you to keep your center of gravity balanced over your feet so you may have been contracting the hip muscles to keep centered. You always have to keep you base wide and you can't just take off from a leaning base, or you'll face plant faster than you can say, "Stupid clay". That type of motion activates the lower core and hips a lot more than hard courts will. But it also puts less stress on knees, ankles and quads.
 

atatu

Legend
Yesterday I spent a few hours with a friend of mine building a grass court in a field behind the courts at my club. The toughest part was putting the net up but luckily my friend is a skilled carpenter and he was able to design some good anchor points. The court was far from perfect, we got some crazy bounces, but everyone loved playing on the grass and we had a Wimbledon party afterwards complete with Pimm's and strawberries and cream. We used wood racket and a few wood/graphites.

 

FiddlerDog

Professional
Oh yeah, funny story from dubs yesterday: Playing 4th (or 5th) set rotating partners, down 5-6 15-40 my serve.

We win the game and surge to a 6-0 lead in the TB - 10 straight points!

As we switch sides I say (loudly of course) to my partner, "what are the odds we win this, 99% hahahahha" and he says, "at least 95% hahahha"

ff a couple minutes and we are switching sides at 6-6, no longer laughing. ff a couple minutes and we lose the TB 7-9, missing several easy shots in the meantime.

Gotta love tennis!
Your partner was actually dead on. The odds of winning from 6-0 is just a hair over 95%
 

Dartagnan64

G.O.A.T.
Spent Sunday competing in our Club's Jura Cup. A combined golf and tennis event. 18 holes of scramble golf followed by two pro sets of tennis. Get points for placement in both the golf and tennis events with best combined score being declared the winner.

We had 12 teams (24 players), and a week before the tourney, my partner had to fly up north for work and had to cancel. I got the first guy on the spare list to replace him. My original partner was a scratch golfer and a solid tennis player. The best that could said for the substitute was that he knew where his clubs were in his garage and he had many many years of tennis experience under his belt. So I went into the tourney with pretty low expectations.

Golf was a problem as we had to take 6 drives from my partner and that meant taking at least 4 drives that barely cleared the ladies tees. I wasn't at my best either with too many indifferently struck shots and really didn't find my game until the 12th hole. We bravely limped to the finish with an 82, good for 6th place.

For tennis we were afforded a reasonable draw against two teams we felt confident we could beat. Got up 7-1 in both pro sets but took a little effort to close them out at 8-3 and 8-2. Standings in tennis were based on total games won with score differentials deciding any ties. Several teams also won both their pro sets but no one dominated so we ended up first place in tennis.

The final results were tallied and we ended up coming from 6th place to tie for first place. Since the Jura Cup has no tiebreaker rules, we were declared co winners with the pair that won golf but placed 6th in tennis.

It was a long day but lots of fun and I'm knackered today.
 

ChaelAZ

G.O.A.T.
Spent Sunday competing in our Club's Jura Cup. A combined golf and tennis event. 18 holes of scramble golf followed by two pro sets of tennis. Get points for placement in both the golf and tennis events with best combined score being declared the winner.

We had 12 teams (24 players), and a week before the tourney, my partner had to fly up north for work and had to cancel. I got the first guy on the spare list to replace him. My original partner was a scratch golfer and a solid tennis player. The best that could said for the substitute was that he knew where his clubs were in his garage and he had many many years of tennis experience under his belt. So I went into the tourney with pretty low expectations.

Golf was a problem as we had to take 6 drives from my partner and that meant taking at least 4 drives that barely cleared the ladies tees. I wasn't at my best either with too many indifferently struck shots and really didn't find my game until the 12th hole. We bravely limped to the finish with an 82, good for 6th place.

For tennis we were afforded a reasonable draw against two teams we felt confident we could beat. Got up 7-1 in both pro sets but took a little effort to close them out at 8-3 and 8-2. Standings in tennis were based on total games won with score differentials deciding any ties. Several teams also won both their pro sets but no one dominated so we ended up first place in tennis.

The final results were tallied and we ended up coming from 6th place to tie for first place. Since the Jura Cup has no tiebreaker rules, we were declared co winners with the pair that won golf but placed 6th in tennis.

It was a long day but lots of fun and I'm knackered today.

Sounds like a great event and congrats on the co-win!
 

ChaelAZ

G.O.A.T.
I have very unequal vision now, with my dominant eye much worse than my other. So it is depth perception I struggle with often. You can see me overrun and under run balls often when setting up. I was just at the optometrist Friday to get an update and found my dominant eye is about the same, but other is getting a little worse, so another higher power prescription. I talked with them about prescription sports glasses, but I really don't even like walking around with glasses as I always feel dizzy, so running about on court with glasses isn't going to happen yet.


Getting older sux azz. So did end up going to my opto to have the eyes checked, and they degraded a lil bit more. No worries, just got an updated perscription. But then this last week I am having issues with dry eyes, focusing, and light sensitivity, so have another appointment tomorrow. Had to cancel a few practices, and tried to get out on the ball machine yesterday with sun glasses, but was literally hit and miss with it. Just felt dizzy again and just a little off overall.

Really hoping this is something temporary because this is not looking good for future tennis play overall for me.
 

Dartagnan64

G.O.A.T.
Sounds like a great event and congrats on the co-win!
Thanks. It was a shock after the way golf went. But I'll take a share of the trophy over finishing second or worse.

Been in this tournament for 4 years and I've been in it for 3 of the 4 years;
Year 1: First in golf, last in tennis (Learned lesson about too much beer between the golf and tennis)
Year 2: 3rd in golf, first in tennis (Winners)
Year 3: 3rd in golf, 3rd in tennis (2nd place)
Year 4: 6th in golf, First in tennis (Tie for 1st)
 

51504Tennis

New User
Love reading some of the posts in here. Turning 50 soon and moving to the Bluffton/Hilton Head SC area in June of 2022. Would love to know what the tennis scene looks like there. Does anyone know if it’s limited to the communities a person retires in or are there multiple leagues to play singles/doubles. I noticed it was a very social atmosphere when I visited in June.
 

Vanhalen

Professional
Good evening fellow seniors. Looking at my July calendar I played 28 out of 31 days. All singles, never play doubles, usually an hour and a half each session. It was 21 in June.

Played today, came home and soaked in the hot tub. Now just opened a bottle of Cabernet and watching the Citi Open on the Tennis Channel and buying stuff on the web.

What are you all doing?
 

ballmachineguy

Professional
I too have opened a bottle of Cab after my mt bike ride. Will play my self-made Tele after I get a little more “relaxed.” Watching Olympics. Daughter is babysitting for a couple that headed to San Jose for the Mubadala Silicon Valley tournament.
 

Vanhalen

Professional
I too have opened a bottle of Cab after my mt bike ride. Will play my self-made Tele after I get a little more “relaxed.” Watching Olympics. Daughter is babysitting for a couple that headed to San Jose for the Mubadala Silicon Valley tournament.
Ahh, fellow guitarplayer.
 

Fintft

Legend
Just switched to RPM blast after trying it in Europe, during my daily tennis lessons(when I'm not at the beach, or hiking).

Live the controll(over ng and multi) and don't have problrms, such as TE...

Romania is beautitul, even lost some weight, not only charged batteries....
 

Dartagnan64

G.O.A.T.
Just switched to RPM blast after trying it in Europe, during my daily tennis lessons(when I'm not at the beach, or hiking).

Live the controll(over ng and multi) and don't have problrms, such as TE...

Romania is beautitul, even lost some weight, not only charged batteries....
Most people don't get TE immediately from poly. It's a repetitive strain injury requiring time to develop. Good luck. I loved the control poly gave as well, but it eventually led to the same place.
 

onehandbh

Legend
Well, I have guitars and they make sounds when I hit the strings. Sometimes I even recognize the sounds.
That's already better than me. Just tried playing for the first time during the pandemic by watching some youtube videos and using a borrowed guitar.

Guitar player…Les Pauls into Mesa, Marshall, Bogners, and Martin acoustics.
which is better for a beginner?
Vintage Martin D-28 or vintage Esteban from QVC ?
 

Pete Player

Hall of Fame
How annoying can an opponent be?

First off in the wam up he hits some shots relentlessly reminding of a top-spin shot, but, when the game stars, no more than flat dead balls in different length and what ever.

And after the match they appologise for winning the game… ‍‍:face palm:

Could have strangled him to death at that bloody moment!
 

Fintft

Legend
Most people don't get TE immediately from poly. It's a repetitive strain injury requiring time to develop. Good luck. I loved the control poly gave as well, but it eventually led to the same place.
I'm giving it a try as my technique has improved(not arming the ball, very loose grip-only tighteining it at contact et )
 
Just switched to RPM blast after trying it in Europe, during my daily tennis lessons(when I'm not at the beach, or hiking).

Live the controll(over ng and multi) and don't have problrms, such as TE...

Romania is beautitul, even lost some weight, not only charged batteries....
Where did you go in Rumania? Was it some kind of tennis holiday? You asked a question about wearing glasses in one of your posts. I use my normal varifocals.
 

atatu

Legend
Video today of me (58, black shorts) vs. my friend (62, white shorts) as he sliced and diced me almost to death, I did manage to split sets with him but his slice and drops shots drive me crazy, you only need to watch the first minute to get an idea of what I mean.
Hey guys it was about a year ago that I posted this video of me playing my friend who is a slice master, we finally played again yesterday. Last year I lost a third set TB, this year I was able to win in straights, but as you can see he still tortured me with his slice and drop shots. I will say that losing 20 pounds and improving my backhand down the line really helped this year. We are now 59 (white shirt) and 63 (green shirt) respectively.

 

Dartagnan64

G.O.A.T.
Hey guys it was about a year ago that I posted this video of me playing my friend who is a slice master, we finally played again yesterday. Last year I lost a third set TB, this year I was able to win in straights, but as you can see he still tortured me with his slice and drop shots. I will say that losing 20 pounds and improving my backhand down the line really helped this year. We are now 59 (white shirt) and 63 (green shirt) respectively.

your opponent is sui we hsieh in old guy garb.
 

LOBALOT

Hall of Fame
Hey guys it was about a year ago that I posted this video of me playing my friend who is a slice master, we finally played again yesterday. Last year I lost a third set TB, this year I was able to win in straights, but as you can see he still tortured me with his slice and drop shots. I will say that losing 20 pounds and improving my backhand down the line really helped this year. We are now 59 (white shirt) and 63 (green shirt) respectively.

I say bravo!!!! You guys both looked awesome! Keep at it!!!

What an awesome sport that you see guys at our age playing a sport at that level.
 

Bhagi Katbamna

Hall of Fame
Hey guys it was about a year ago that I posted this video of me playing my friend who is a slice master, we finally played again yesterday. Last year I lost a third set TB, this year I was able to win in straights, but as you can see he still tortured me with his slice and drop shots. I will say that losing 20 pounds and improving my backhand down the line really helped this year. We are now 59 (white shirt) and 63 (green shirt) respectively.

Both played great. Good consistency and it's very hard to do anything with low slice.
 
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