A night of hearts ❤️

Tonight is the heart night: I’ve so many good hands with hearts. No slams tho lol …

One hand I played diamonds and could have been a slam. Then I got lazy, instead playing ♦️9, I casually put out 6 which was closer to me. Yup, I lost the trick to ♦️7.

❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ 😊 整晚都是❤️ 一手接一手的

This hand I’ve a singleton, was pretty happy but it was the trump suit 😂. I led ♠️ A K, then ♣️3 the third round. My left followed with ♣️A … We won the hand, hands down.

这手有个单张 高兴😊 … 然后 就没有然后了 – 人家的王牌🃏 😂

俺出的 ♠️ A K, 第三轮是♣️3 , 左手跟了♣️A … we won the hand, hands down [呲牙]

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Dolphin kick

I started to practice dolphin kick recently – my big dream is to swim the fly – the butterfly. For 22 yard pool, I can do in one breath, from 28 to 33 kicks each time.

For some reason, I couldn’t utilize the fins – they always got in my way.

  1. DK 101 and your hamstrings. And really using your hips on the kick. You’ll be able to get back to the up kick which is the more powerful part of the kick. Now again the best sewers in the world.
  2. blue – and the down kick uses the back of your body your lower back glutes and hamstrings. Most people who struggle with dolphin kick need to either increase the speed of the down kick.
  3. Chloe Sutton’s 6 min demo in 2018; 

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French Open 2023

May 22 to June 11.

Wang Xinyu (王欣瑜, 2001-; 6′ / 1.82m, 2018, $1,201,968 as of 2023.6.08) She’s from Shenzhen, ranking as high as #59 in 2022.

She was bageled by Iga Świątek, the Polish player, current #1 in the third round today – June 3rd.

Her father, Wang Peng (born in Hangzhou, Zhejiang),[6] is a former head coach of the Shenzhen tennis team and the Chinese women’s national tennis team, but resigned from the latter to concentrate on his daughter’s tennis career. Her mother was a former player in the Zhejiang women’s basketball team.[6] Both of them have devoted themselves to accompanying Wang everywhere.

June 4: Disqualification in women’s doubles, when Miyu Kato (1994-) intentionally passing her ball to the ball kid, accidentally hit the ball girl who cried later. Their opponents Sara Sorribes Torme (1996-) Marta Kostyuk (2002-)  Marie Bouzková (1998-) and lobbied and succeeded to remove them [Kato and her partner Aldila Sutjiadi (1995-) ] from the tourney, forfeiting their ranking points and prize money.

As it turned out, Kato won the mixed doubles on June 8, with Tim Pütz (1987-) of Frankfurt, Germany.

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Chinese Acupuncture and Herbs Center
10333 Seminole Blvd.
Largo, fl 33778

TCM, the traditional Chinese medicine has been important part of my active life, after I settled down in USA. For my generation, we look down on it in China, or at least while I was living in Beijing before 1979.

I wasn’t athletic at all in Beijing but become one in the USA -:), and discover the magic touch of the TCM: acupuncture 针灸, tuina 推拿, position the bones 正骨 … they’re most effective when I sprained some part of my body.

My last suffering came in September 2022, a few days before our trip to Iceland and Arctic. When only 1.5 days left and I was still hurt, I rushed to see my dear Dr. Shi who fixed me up in two sessions, the 2nd session was only few hours before our flight.

So this time around, I asked Dr. Shi for referral and Dr. Tian came to my rescue.

The office on Seminole Boulevard is stale without any support staff, a truly one man office. But I’ve to wait because there is steady stream of patients, either it’s usual or because it was the first day after the long weekend. Two patients came after me but were seen before me: they’ve appointments, which I think it’s fair – good practice.


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Tian Fangran, UCLA

The noisy little Chinese girl (5’5″) won the NCAA championship at USTA in Orlando.

She’s from Beijing, Yuxin school in Changping District.

UCLA career highlights

• NCAA singles champion (2023)
• Pac-12 Freshman/Newcomer of the Year (2023)
• All-Pac-12 honoree (First Team – 2023)
• Pac-12 Player of the Week (April 18, 2023)
• Career-high ITA singles ranking: 14 (twice, last May 4, 2023)


Daughter of FangJin and TianSong … has one younger brother, Fang Tianyi … decided to attend UCLA because it upholds high academic standards and offers the chance to achieve high levels of athletic success … describes her greatest athletic thrill to date as representing home country China at the 2019 Junior Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Finals in Orlando, Fla. … admires Simona Halep … hobbies and interests include reading and ice skating … aspires to be professional athlete … undeclared major.

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My first pickleball playoff

😊 made into my very first pickleball playoff: 16 players in seven rounds. I won 29 points (winning team awards the difference of the two scores; losing team receives 0). In the play off – the 8th round, three big boys took 🥇, silver and bronze medal 🥉 … little Irene left empty hand 😂 (wait a second – I can always change my gender … right? 😆 😂)

I played probably less than 10 times in total, even counting in the few times in new Yoek, and am still making elementary mistakes, like volley in the kitchen and hit a return without bouncing, … on top of it, my hitting arm is in pain. Having missed last tourney, I decided to play no matter what. (Not play, my ❤️ will be in pain … so two pains vs one pain, a simple math 🧮) Glad I did. A little improvement: can manage the scores without mistake 😊

Big hearty thanks to all my eight partners!

All have a great Memorial Day – very grateful to those who served!

The result

  • #1 Mary 11-0 vs Linda and Melany
  • #2 Angela 4-11, man n Mary
  • #3 Linda 5-11,  Bob n Angela
  • #4 Bob 12-10, Mary Marc
  • #5 Marc 10-2, Linda n guy
  • #6 Smallot 5-11, Melany and Bob
  • #7 Melany 11-4 Marc and Angela
    I won 29 points ⇑ before the playoffs ⇓
  • #8 John, 5-11, Bob & Wilson

打进第一个匹克球 (?) 决赛 [得意]
不打心会痛 所以 忍痛上阵[偷笑]
能够进决赛 狠高兴☺️
要求不高时时开心 [呲牙]

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NCAA 2023 @ USTA National Campus

10000 Usta Blvd
Orlando, FL 32827

Lake Nona Central, Lake Nona

A very nice tennis facility, now it also offers pickleball courts. The area is new and nicely planned, so is usta campus, which has five indoor courts at a near by building, a little walk from the main entrance/office. Plenty outdoor courts.

Wives’ resting place?

I often see humorous signs outside the jewelry, shoe or clothing stores. Today, the two of us are waiting – one of the rare moments, the wives are waiting for their husbands cloth shopping.

The on site retail store is decently stocked. I liked a Nike greenish skirt but they don’t have my size. I debated … and let go. I’ll find something that fits.


We came down here for the NCAA tennis semi final championships. Only an hour in, rain  came down. After the lunch, rain  pouring down again. Apparently, they played again out door briefly during our lunch. But after, they decided to move indoor.

The indoor courts has three tows of bleachers at one end, very limit space for spectators. NCAA limit the indoor to players, coaches and families. We went in anyway – we were perhaps the only one there.

The condition of the courts are great. The ponds do add charms to the compound.

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Stiff neck tennis 落枕后的网球

We sure do have many body parts lol … Can’t play but have to play, so it looks funny

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Caricatures @ tennis parties

Back to USTA league era, the party organizers liked to invite this cartoon artist Dale Gladstone to do drawings. He came with a printer, so we could receive our portraits immediately. 

I had many made but apparently only kept two. On the back of 2011 print, he had Your Ad Here but non on 2013’s. Did he get enough business by then? I just remember he was a very calm man, without any expression. 

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How’s my forehand, after trying?

I win my points mostly rely on my backhand and serve – don’t really have a forehand. Now I’m trying to improve it – how is it? Any advice is greatly appreciated.


… and a few pix


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