The backhand: keep left arm straight

Keep your left arm straight – one school says so. Mine, apparently is not.

 

Gary who was late, Hope who saved the day by coming, Matt and I played in peace: the two pickleball courts next to our Court #5 are empty.

… two serves

 

… a long warm up

 

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4-5, 3-5

Graham, Bob and Brad, all was good and fun, and a little British history. I couldn’t serve out the first set, and lost in the second.

… any progress in serving? Guess not

 

… and more disappointment

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5-2, 2-5, 5-3

Never felt this tired before: didn’t want to move by the third set.

got a few practices of serve before the game.

… and the last game

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Blue sneakers 3-5, 4-5

My most recent acquisition pink on blue K-Swiss, is the most comfortable so far, and they match my pinky tennis balls. The older K-Swiss is ok.

 

Asics was from last year, hardly wore.

Adidas on the right is quite few years old because I liked it so much, that I bought four pairs: two white and two light grey. This is the last of four. They’re narrower than most.

Interesting to note, the left two pairs are one size different but they measure the same when stand side by side. Oh well.

Played with Matt, Hope and Jim, who might not play any more.

A new pair of sneakers 👟 pink on blue

终于攒到点钱 买了双鞋. 可惜俺的粉球就剩最后一桶了. 又是个… 就没有然后了的故事… 相信嘛 二个男娃赞我的新鞋. 他们怎么会知道? 不成 他们很注重细节 [Lol]  OR… 一定是俺天天穿的像个叫花子[闭嘴]

…the coach is showing me how to serve

 

.. and how I actually serve in the games

 

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Waiter’s tray, still

Won 5-3, 4-5, 5-4 but not happy with my serve  虽赢 … 但发球屡教不改 [Lol] 崩溃.

A slow warm up

… and 2 games

 

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My games 局

I’ll start posting some games. No particular reason, except I recorded them. It’s also a way for me to keep track of my progress.

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2-5, 5-2, 5-3

2:1 with one double, as I was serving out the third set. Working on my serve and backhand:

  

how’s my serve: left arm to the side? Getting pointers from the coach, who doesn’t seem to care much about my waiter’s tray.

… and the warm up

Lastly, the first game, which I lost

 

 

 

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Warm ups 热身

Stretch before and after the game is important. So is the warm up.

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1-5, 1-5, 1-5


Having played on Sunday too following pretty tough 3 sets on Saturday, I’m tired. I’ll sit out this Thursday.

Is this a correct pronation? Trying to finish the motion with my left arm out.

Place your hands out in front of your body and point your palms at each other. Now rotate your forearm and wrist together, as one piece, so that your palms are facing the floor. This simple motion of your arm is pronation; the act of turning your palm to face away from you.

The incubating dove since April 4th: the same batch of eggs or? for “Incubation lasts about 14 days.”

more practice

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6-3, 6-4, 6-4, w/ Golfer

A good 3-0 day: two set with Sandi, the last set was with Golfer, vs Dave H/Matt. Both partners somehow made me to play better, trying to get to more shots, instead of giving them up.

My serve, however, is still at sorry state: although I feel ok at practice BUT revert to waiter’s tray in games, which means my practice over the past few months was amounting to nothing.

… here is my practice

… warming up

… and here is how I serve for real

 

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