Back to work

It was a nice ten week vacation. Spent most of it at home. I just had a week off of tennis and am now back in the game. Played doubles today and really rocked the court. Stiff muscles afterwards. I will be trying out new strings over the next few weeks.

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Gave some strings a new try. They are solid core for a big change from what I have now. I dropped my tension on the advice of Keith at Rackets and Runners. They were erratic at first. it was a big adjustment. They require much less force than my old ones. Likely some of it to do with the tension. I have never had a string that forced me to adjust my stroke so much.

Dave kicked my ass 0-6 0-6 but we had many long rallies and it was a blast. When it was 0-5 in the second set I said, “I think it is the string.” He laughed and responded with, “I was waiting for that.”

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Big wind today in excess of 50 km/h. We only rallied. Trying to get used to the new string. I liked the way they feel. I may have to string a second racket to take this change seriously. It was a lot of work. Thanks Dave.

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On the new strings. LOL ya sure… blame it on the strings.

Tried sticking with the flat serve on my first three services as it was only a practice match. We did not even warm up serves. I would not do that in a real match. It was frustrating as I could not hold more than a game lead until the score was 4-3. Then it all changed. Louis was playing his regular game and I was becoming more and more tentative. Sure this was “just a practice match” but usually the end score was 6-0 6-1 or 6-2 6-0 on a day when Louis was on his game it would last longer and at the end, one set, at 6-3. But today I was not holding the lead. One of my first wins today was based on him faulting three times. I triple faulted on my second service, broken.

Then it happened the score was 4-5. He was winning. In me for a few seconds; the emotion, the thoughts. WOW, never felt that before. EVER! I was surprised. Where the fuck did this come from??? Why am I feeling this way? What the fuck is going on?! This hurts in my chest. I better pick it up. I better pick it up. I better pick it up. I am not hitting. I am not setting up for my shots.

I started hitting harder. Faults were about the same. I took control. Honestly Louis was playing his best. 5-5, 5-6, then 6-6. The tie breaker begins. He takes the first 4. 1-4, 2-4, 2-5,3-5, 4-5, 4-6, 5-6, 6-6, 7-6, 8-6. Sigh. Did it.

Thank you Louis That was a good time. I learned allot

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Stings are here to stay. I rested up for today’s play and all went well. Serves and shots were great.

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Hit with the DH. All was great. THANKS!

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Two sets with Louis. I did not do great. 6-1, 6-3. Thanks Louis!!! You played well.

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Mixed doubles. Played well.

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Bryan at Van Tech… Thanks Bryan!

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