Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by mikeler, Jun 17, 2009.
G... I be able tomorrow and Friday(and anybody else that want to hit). Hope you find somebody today
My streak of July is over. I went down 4 and 2 today. He served much better than me and I could not even get a break point.
I'm going to check out the new tennis store this afternoon.
head high surf on the way this Friday... www.cflsurf.com
So I went to the new store and was impressed. It is worth fighting the traffic for a visit.
Off on vacation for a week in the Keys for lobster. I also took off from tennis this week getting the boat ready. I will get a chance to hit down there a couple of times - but pretty laid back.
been quite a few years since i did the sport season bagging. have fun.
Well, before this mumble jumble of storm start,and somebody want to hit early today let me know. Wife is coming back tomorrow and "single" vacations are over!!
UA - had a cancellation. how bout 3 or so?
Lets do it BC!!
Where is Bob AKA "Rocky Balboa"??
maybe he went to Western Union? should be back later.
see ya at the park.
Hopefully you guys can get some tennis in before the squalls start rolling in.
UA - check the radar before heading to the park.
Yes I see, we did have here in St Cloud 15 minutes ago some rain for 5 minutes and sun its back and dry again. Seems that its going to be like that all day, will be better if we were playing clay in this kind of days. Anyhow I'm on my way, I don't mind on and off tennis..if that's the only solution.
still dry over on the east side...keeping the fingers crossed.
Now I've gone 4 straight sets without getting a break. Lost to a guy that does not have a big serve but I dropped serve once in each set and that spelled my doom. I've really got to get better serving in the wind. The humidity was stifling this morning. I had to towel off after the warmup.
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Heat killed me again today. I may have to become a summer time doubles player the next month or so
no problemo Mr T.
Hey Jimmy...."Jimmy like tennis"
great show ... Seinfeld
One of my favorites...
I'm back from upstate NY. The weather was amazing up there. Perfect for tennis, but I did not get to play
As soon as I walked out of the sliding doors of OIA, the humidity crushed me and I felt the pain everyone has been posting about here. I am going to hit the courts tonight with my 3 racquets so I have a new grip every 45 mins or so and see how it goes.
I'm definitley still interested in trying to setup some 5:15ish pm to 7 hits at OTC in the upcoming weeks also.
Holy crap it was brutal heat and humidity. I survived 2 hours tonight, but it was tough to breathe after a while and I cramped up even with an electrolyte mix and drinking water all week.
Bad news..I went for an overhead smash and my grip was so wet (2nd one of the night) that the racquet flew out of my hand at warp speed and landed on right on the head of the frame. The frame is cracked in 2 places on the throat right across from each other and the butt end is gone.
Am I screwed to get a replacement..will they think it is racquet abuse? Not sure what to do here.
Was it a demo? I'm supposed to play tonight at 5 PM. Last night the temperature on my car hovered between 99 and 101 my entire commute home. This morning it read 86 degrees at 7:30 AM! I'm hoping the humidity won't be as bad in the PM. That is what really taxes me.
Hey man you wont believe it but I did the same exact thing TWICE
few years ago on my 3yr old Head Ti Radical and head was really cool about it and so was Ft Gatlin Tennis. They took it upon themself to return it as one of their frames since they were shipping back to head anyhow and few weeks later I had a Brand new Radical waiting for me at the shop.
The unfortunate part was that TI radical was extinct and they sent in Iradical as a replacement I was still happy that they even replaced my 3yr old frame so I just sold that iRadical and that's how my racquet experimentation started like 8 yrs ago
BTW I heard from all of the people in the industry that HEAD is the best at replacing no questions asked and Babolat is the worst. They WILL NOT replace even if its their defect (or so I heard).
1 yr after that first one I did that to etennis demo and it was BABOLAT Pure Storm and etennis was also cool about it and they didnt say anything...
You should be fine...
Ever since than I only use Tourna and recently I use 2 overgrips (one to get the balance I want +7gr in the handle and 2nd to get better absorption of sweat.)
Goran, thanks. I will cross my fingers and email my Dunlop rep.
I am thinking about buying a glove...uggh! I really don't want to do that, but the humidity is brutal.
Mikeler, no demos. I have owned 3 4d200s for around 6 months now.
The best way I can describe it last night was that I could not catch my wind after long rallies, and even when I rested it was so hot that after pouring water all over myself that I still felt that oppressive heat after 30 seconds.
I use this glove sometimes, it works pretty well once you break it in. I don't like them brand new that much:
Cool. I guess I will try and buy one tonight at E tennis if they have something decent. Losing my grip has been my main issue lately. The game has slowed down for me, and my mechanics are pretty good. Taking time off seems to help me out a lot more then I thought it would.
Before buying the glove, have you ever try Wilson pro grip, or the Yonex?
I use the Yonex, but some days my grip just gets too wet. I used the glove for 2 games last weekend and lost every point, so I took it off and played with the wet grip the rest of the match. That glove was brand new, I probably should have put on one of my older gloves.
I like Wpro and yonex the best, but only in fall through spring. The summers create a whole different animal when it comes to sweating, and they become pretty useless.
I walked into Etennis for the first time in months and months and walked out with some shoes and Tourna Tac grip. The gloves were a little long in the fingers, so I didn't drop the 20 bucks.
I am wearing the shoes in my office all day to make sure they fit before playing. No repeat of last time..lol.
I think that glove is $10 or $12 online. Bring all your sweatbands and a few towels at the back of the fence. That's the only thing you can really do. No overgrip is going to stay dry in this intense heat.
I just started reading about Asic tennis shoes. Apparently they are pretty good. I may have to try a pair...but for now these Nikes worked pretty well.
It looks like rain tonight. Probably just as well because I needed a break. 4 hours of rallying in 2 days is a lot of exercise. I took a break and am swapping grips every hour.
As for play, one thing that I noticed is that I hit very consistently when I focused on preparing early. It gets harder and harder to do this the more tired you get. I thought I had lost my backhand until I realized I was simply prepping far too late. A little thing like that makes a huge difference.
Last time I hit I lost everything. Went from hitting good 15+ shot ralleys at BO without even trying to not even being able to hit 1 normal forehand. I think my strings got really loose but even if they did I just don't understand. Everything was flying out.
Hit about 10 groundies today after popping a new can but as soon as we started the rain came out of nowhere. . .
Here is what causes me to suck :
Not enough sleep - I need every millisecond I can get of concentration to consistently hit the ball with proper timing
Fatigue - obvious
Late prep - Super massive reason for me, and luckily an easy fix if I just make myself aware of it.
Lazy footwork - usually tied with fatigue. I have gotten a lot better with movement before and after my shots.
Poor wrist control - I hit with a lot of spin. Which is nice, but I have to have my wrist break at the proper time after contact or I hit a poor shot. Basically, relaxed wrist on takeback ,firm and laid back at contact, back to firm right after. What I do if I am sucking is try to keep my wrist firm and hit flatter for a bit to get the feel back. It keeps me from breaking my wrist too early, which is real easy to do.
Anyway just stuff to consider. I make mental checklists like this for when I play and am feeling off. It keeps me from getting frustrated, and keeps me relaxed since I know I can fix what I am doing wrong.
The strings can definitley kill you, but if it is your usual set that you are used to, then you will be able to get around them dropping in tension. Unless it is full poly and then you are pretty much screwed.
some days i feel like a nut, some days i don't...:?
sometimes i play like a s....
What usually causes me to suck:
1. Beer the night before
2. Wine the night before
3. Liquor the night before
Don't forget sex the night before, that can wear you out too!
moderation is the key...tho easier said than done.
I can't pass on that for tennis though..sorry..lol.
Yes, but it also keeps from being irate if I play terrible the next day. :twisted:
keep it light on the acrobatics as to be injury free the next day...
anyone up for tennis at the usual time today if tennis god is kind to us and holds off the rain?
i might be able to make it.
Yes I'm able as well...5pm?
Lately this week I'm tired of battle with the weather that I just wait for the rain to passed and then play after 7. Problem with Blanchard that doesn't have lights,but G told me that UCF courts does.
G, how was the tournament??
Speaking of tournaments, Lake Cane has a very large 16 man draw for the 4.5s this weekend.
Im up for 5.
UA, I don't wanna talk about the "tournament." It was baaaaad.
Yeah UCF has nice lighted courts (I think 9-10 of them?) but I'm not sure what the parking rules are. I wouldn't want you guys to pay $20 for the ticket.
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