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Old 09-09-21, 06:59 PM
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Granddad was the pied piper to the tennis courts as children. Play seriously three days a week now that I am retired. A friend asked one “you mean people still play that game?” Answer: those that can do.
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Old 09-09-21, 09:07 PM
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I love tennis. Never picked up
a racket until late in life, but it’s a wonderful game I love for a lot of the same reasons I enjoy cycling.
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Old 09-12-21, 01:16 PM
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Can anyone explain the popularity of 'K0rnh0le' to me? There's even a professional 'K0rnh0le' league (?!?!?!?). ***

*** (I'm not trying to get around the censors, its just the software won't accept the proper spelling).
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Old 09-16-21, 11:48 AM
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Took tennis in college. We had to pay $1 to rent 3 balls. Me and the other student at my level spent most of our time hunting the balls in the weeds next to the tennis court.
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Old 09-16-21, 01:47 PM
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In terms of physical punishment, one hour of hardcourt singles tennis is equivalent to at least 3 hours of hard road riding. Men's tennis at the highest levels (6.0+) is often a serving battle with points lasting 1-2 shots. So a pitcher/batter confrontation centered around delivering and (usually unsuccessfully) retrieving 120mph+ serves. Beginners tennis (<2.0) is mostly centered around chasing errant balls.

The mid-levels of the game (3.0-4.5) provides the best workout. I am at the level in tennis that allows me to send the ball back over the net dozens of times to an equally steady opponent. Unfortunately, neither of us have the firepower to finish the points off early with power. The result is that matches degrade into gruesome wars of attrition, where you are running like a dog for hours on frying-pan asphalt. During the court changes, you drink several bottles worth of water, and still come off the court 7 pounds lighter.
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Old 09-16-21, 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted by zandoval View Post
Playing at a group sport is fun no matter how you look at it. And getting some of those unused muscles activity is even better. I remember my little brother in his 20s getting out of his car and dragging his privates in the dirt to get into the house. I asked him what happened, he said he went to aerobics with his girlfriend... Man, he never did that again...
I remember the time my skating coach decided to do an off-ice training for us. She had us doing things like single-leg squats in spiral position.

My classmate said she literally fell when she tried to get out of her car when she got home, and was glad she had parked in the garage so her neighbors didn't see it and think she was drunk...


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Can anyone explain the popularity of 'K0rnh0le' to me? There's even a professional 'K0rnh0le' league (?!?!?!?). ***

*** (I'm not trying to get around the censors, its just the software won't accept the proper spelling).
You can play it even while drunk (isn't that usually when it's played?)? It's easy? It's the socially-acceptable way to still be playing a beanbag game in adulthood?

What I want to know is, WTF is "pickleball" and why does it seem from what I hear that people are obsessed with it? Isn't it essentially like badminton or something?
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Old 09-16-21, 06:09 PM
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Played on the HS tennis team and all through college/s. Love the game but gave it up when I moved up to the Pacific North Wet (couldn’t afford indoor courts) but still enjoy watching.


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Old 09-17-21, 06:24 PM
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I did tennis through college and then switched to racquetball and quit after three clubs close due to lack of participation. The racquet sports use a ton of calories and force players to have pretty strong legs and lungs. Cycling became the next thing to conquer for me and it is still hard for me. Smiles, MH
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