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Old 07-20-09, 02:36 PM   #1
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Racquet Sports Anyone?

Played tennis as a youngster...now I've been playing racquetball after decades off the court.


Boy, is it a tough game. Anyone here play the sport of kings?
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I used to goof around with my roommate in freshman year on the courts at the gym. Haven't picked up a racquet in a long time.

Used to play Tennis in High School as well.
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I grew up with a kid next door that was an excellent tennis player. He pwned me so bad that I never got into playing.

Racquetball on the other hand...I was pretty good at. Beat my entire P.E. class and played a few times as an adult, though never too seriously. I wouldn't mind playing again, but the only court here requires a club membership.
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Played badminton in High School. Just started a regular game every monday with a coworker. Feels good to get back into it.
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I love playing tennis and racquetball.
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My father played tennis at Texas A&M way back in the day. We was ranked pretty high in some amatuer leagues in Dallas when I was a kid. My brother and I both played, but I was never good enough to make a school team and pretty much quit playing after moving off to college.

Dad quit playing for years and after retirement picked the game back up again. He now teaches the junior team at his country club, and plays several times a week. Even does a bit of traveling with the senior team.

I have no doubt that the old man could run me all over the court and day of the week.
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... the only court here requires a club membership.


I'm very lucky to live near a 24/7 lighted outdoor court. Learning the difficult single wall game from a 69 year-old master out of New York, where the game was born. Amazing that the old man can run circles around pretty much everybody.



Dives are crazy on the concrete though...ouch.
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squash is the bestest ball game to play evar. unfortunately it destroyed my knee and i'm not allowed to play anymore.
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The English sport of "rackets" is pretty crazy too...no phallic veggie puns to make it interesting though...
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The English sport of "rackets" is pretty crazy too...no phallic veggie puns to make it interesting though...
MV and Pgoat might surprise you. Just saying
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this is spooky. i never ever eat squahes or pumpkins and today i was discussing the merits of making soup with butternut squash. twilight zone.
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... here play the sport of kings?
Sorry. I leave racing against horses to the likes of Jessie Owens.
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t making soup with butternut squash.


Step 1: smash it with a racquet over a tin or you're doing it wrong.
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That one dere flew plumb straight ovah my head, Z.
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I could swing a mean tennis racket back in the day (high school). Sometimes I even hit the ball in the court.

Sadly, after college I never hooked up with anyone for regular action. It's been two or three years since I last played.
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Sadly, after college I never hooked up with anyone for regular action. It's been two or three years since I last played.

<insert married sex life jokes here (popping fresh balls out of the can jokes permissible)>
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^ I'd hit that.
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My parents signed me up for tennis lessons when i was in the 3rd of 4th grade. It didn't take then. I was much more interested in hitting home runs over the fence. I gave it a go a few years ago and really like it although I have trouble finding the time to play lately.
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You say potatos and I say potatas.
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hehe...veg-ina....erm....yeah.
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i see foo threads turning to sex or poo still holds true.
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Somebody derails thread to discussions about poo? Who does that?


Besides tennis = hitting balls back and forth while wearing little clothing and grunting, sweating, etc....has nothing to do with sex whatsoever. Pls get your mind sir. Thank you.
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Somebody derails thread to discussions about poo? Who does that?


Besides tennis = hitting balls back and forth while wearing little clothing and grunting, sweating, etc....has nothing to do with sex whatsoever. Pls get your mind sir. Thank you.
very good point. no derailment here. move along ladies and gentlemen. nothing to see.
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