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Tennis headaches

My husband has been getting headaches after playing tennis, and we have not been able to figure out what is causing them or how to prevent them. Advice very much appreciated! Full details "below the fold." [more inside]
posted by prefpara on Aug 27, 2016 - 18 answers

I'm Down 0-40, a double break, and two sets to none

I hurt my arm while playing tennis back in October. Saw a doctor in April, May. I'm still in pain. I don't know where to go from here. Recommendations? Location: Mid East Coast VA. [more inside]
posted by mr_bovis on Jun 24, 2016 - 3 answers

What Novel Is This Quote/Comparison From?

My Search-Fu is utterly failing me. Where did I read the line (paraphrased): "He was like a tennis player who mistakes his best game for his everyday game [or natural level or basic capability]". I want to say it was in a novel by a female author,: Lessing, Christie or Woolf maybe? I might be completely wrong. Fairly sure the narrator's voice was female. Can anyone help?
posted by comealongpole on Aug 30, 2015 - 1 answer

Uses for an old tennis court?

I am considering purchasing a river-front house that is on a few acres in Cottage Country, Ontario. One of those acres is taken up by a Tennis Court (okay, it is probably not a whole acre by itself but it is really, really big). The court has floodlights, is fenced about twenty feet high on three sides (surrounded by a mature forest on those sides so I assume it was to keep the balls in) and appears to be in good condition - still used by the current owner, actually. Buuuut, *I* will never play tennis and I know my yoga-loving but anti-sport school-age children would never use it either. However, I don't want to rip it up and then find out a few years from now I could have re-used the space/materials in a useful way. Some vague ideas we have thrown around: set up a trampoline (no need to mow under it), erect an above-ground pool, have local punk bands play on it to an audience on the hillside overlooking the court, build a yurt for yoga, put bunkies on it for visitors (the property is large, the house is small)...is there anything obvious I am missing?
posted by saucysault on May 22, 2015 - 31 answers

Baseball meets tennis racket

Another question from the "things my 9-year-old asked me and Google can't find" file: what would happen if you tried to hit a major league fastball with a tennis racket? Would the ball rip through the strings? Or would you actually be able to hit the ball back with distance? Would you hurt yourself?
posted by escabeche on Mar 24, 2015 - 6 answers

How can I watch more TV tennis without paying a fortune?

I recently tried to add the tennis channel onto my time warner starter TV package, but was told I had to pay for another package first full of channels I don't want. Would like to know if there are other ways to watch these games daily maybe online or something. [more inside]
posted by manderin on Jan 26, 2015 - 9 answers

Help me get the most out of my U.S. Open tennis experience!

For the first time ever, I will be attending a pro tennis tournament... and it's the U.S. Open! I am very excited and eager to make the best of my experience. [more inside]
posted by cheapskatebay on Aug 26, 2014 - 5 answers

Affordable tennis in NYC?

I'm looking to play tennis casually and recreationally in the Queens/Brooklyn/Manhattan area. But the costs and inconveniences are real deterrents. If I understand, I need to pay the annual membership, THEN a per-diem fee, and all of that AFTER finding a court that has availability. Is there a better way? (My friends in the suburbs drive to a local park, walk over to a free court and... play.)
posted by counterfugue on Aug 12, 2014 - 6 answers

How to protect my feet when playing tennis?

I started playing tennis awhile back and have been having problems with skin tearing off the inside balls of both feet. I've tried a bunch of different things to stop this from happening without success....any ideas? [more inside]
posted by aerotive on Aug 4, 2013 - 4 answers

Best way to sell tennis tickets close to event date?

I have 4 courtside tickets to the finals (Sunday) at BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, near Palm Springs. The tickets have not sold on Stubhub or its competitors despite competitive pricing. What are my options to sell, as we get closer to the event date? I will be on location. I've listed on Palm Springs Craigslist, but how else can I make sure I sell them at a fair price without a big hassle? [more inside]
posted by ccl6yl on Mar 13, 2013 - 4 answers

Need a Tennis Ball Gun/Shooter/Slingshot

For a High School youth Group i help moderate, we are creating an American Gladiator style event. One of the games we are going to do is the favorite/famed Assault. If anyone can help me brainstorm the following questions: What should I use for launching Tennis Balls, a Sling shot, or something else? It needs to be fairly quick. Any cheaper alternatives to Tennis balls, need to launch something in a gym (it has a stage to shoot from)? I think i can get some tennis balls on craigslist, but open to any alternative. [more inside]
posted by fozzie33 on Feb 27, 2013 - 12 answers

Tennis instruction/clinics in Singapore or Kuala Lumpur

Any places to get tennis instruction/clinics in either Singapore or Kuala Lumpur while visiting? [more inside]
posted by Napoleonic Terrier on Aug 5, 2012 - 1 answer

Solo Sports for the Awkward Chick

I'm interested (so far in a casual "maybe?" manner) possibly taking up: tennis, archery, or kayaking. Help me decide? Long post inside. [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Jul 11, 2012 - 24 answers

how does seeding work in france

How come in the frencch open semis, djokavic is playing federer? [more inside]
posted by alkupe on Jun 8, 2012 - 5 answers

In search of an awesome resort vacation destination...

I'm looking for a particular sort of resort/hotel for an August vacation. Please help! [more inside]
posted by Chris4d on Mar 7, 2012 - 9 answers

How would you describe Cutty Ranks to a deaf person?

Is there a technical terminology that could describe different styles of popular singing, in the same way that linguists might describe accents? Try your hand at a couple of examples inside. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Feb 17, 2012 - 4 answers

Vania King tennis fashion

What brand of clothing is Vania King wearing in this picture from the Australian Open earlier this week? [more inside]
posted by nanhey on Jan 21, 2012 - 10 answers

Where to watch US Open in NYC?

Where to watch US Open in NYC? [more inside]
posted by Juicy Avenger on Sep 12, 2011 - 2 answers

Old fashioned tennis scoring or no?

Tennis filter: Settle a bet - In your metapinion is it the older players you play with who call the score 3-4 instead of 30-40 and 5-4 instead of 15-40 or does this shortform scoring seem not to be related to the age of the player? [more inside]
posted by Cosine on Sep 5, 2011 - 8 answers

Where to watch live free streaming tennis - Roland Garros - for non-USians?

Where to watch free live streaming tennis - Roland Garros! - for non-USians? Much thanks for all ideas!
posted by ruelle on Jun 3, 2011 - 5 answers

How do you beat Lucia on Wii Resort Table Tennis?

Is it possible to beat Lucia on Wii Resort Table Tennis? If so, how?? [more inside]
posted by crapples on May 26, 2011 - 2 answers

How do I find people to play tennis with in Berlin, Germany?

How do I find people to play tennis with in Berlin, Germany? Do novices join tennis clubs to find playing partners? [more inside]
posted by takeyourmedicine on Apr 13, 2011 - 3 answers

Help Me Park at the Park!

Where do I park to play tennis at Golden Gate Park? I'm getting some conflicting information .. some folks say it's easy, some say it's impossible. I'm playing a match there and I'll be looking for parking around 11:45 or 12p today (Saturday).
posted by duckus on Apr 9, 2011 - 4 answers

Can I bring a backpack to the US Open?

Can I bring a backpack into the US Open (tennis) in New York? [more inside]
posted by eggman on Sep 3, 2010 - 4 answers

Returning to tennis and concerned about my shoulder

Tennis Filter: I've recently returned to playing tennis after a multi-decade break. I played high-school and college tennis in my day but stopped for any number of reasons. I have a good rally partner and I've surprisingly been able to get back to a reasonable level after only five weeks. The only niggling issue is some pain in my service shoulder that feels like a rotor cuff problem. It goes away after 10-15 minutes of softer serves. I've found that throwing a ball overhand generates the same twinge but also loosens things up so that the serving motion is more comfortable. [more inside]
posted by michswiss on Jun 8, 2010 - 6 answers

Bouncing the ball before serving

What is the tactile function of bouncing the tennis ball on the service line? [more inside]
posted by Municipal Hare on Jun 1, 2010 - 14 answers

Yes, I AM Serious. I really do want to listen to the commentary!

Do you know where online I can watch the French Open with English commentary? I've been watching it (or rather listening to it) on ESPN3, but there is absolutely no commentary. As I'm watching it in snatches at work, it's kind of nice to have the commenters natter on a bit, so I can catch up on what I've missed. I do not just want recap sports shows, but rather the actual matches (preferably as live as ESPN3, but recorded for the next day would be interesting as well). Thanks.
posted by bluefly on Jun 1, 2010 - 4 answers

Tennis Targets

What can I use for a "smart" tennis target? [more inside]
posted by iconjack on Apr 29, 2010 - 5 answers

I'm interested in the way that athletic performance changes with age.

I'm interested in the way that athletic performance changes with age, and how this varies amongst different sports. Can anyone point me to some data sources on age-specific performance for any sports? What about age at retirement for pro/semi-pro athletes in different sports? [more inside]
posted by jonesor on Mar 22, 2010 - 8 answers

Anyone for Tennis, Court Repairs

Spring right around the corner and winter has opened some new cracks on the local tennis courts. What caulk, cement , other filler have you used successfully in repairing hard courts. These are private neighborhood hard courts which we members maintain. Looking for a compound that will neither shrink nor expand under the heat of summer ( at least minimally).
posted by Agamenticus on Mar 6, 2010 - 2 answers

Dryer Golf

Will golf balls damage clothes if I put them in the dryer? [more inside]
posted by ®@ on Dec 30, 2009 - 13 answers

Teach an old Terrier new doubles tennis tricks, please.

Any good web pages/videos describing tennis doubles strategy in depth? [more inside]
posted by Napoleonic Terrier on Dec 16, 2009 - 2 answers

Awesome shoes that don't make my knee hurt! Please!?!

Best shoes for a P.E. teacher with a bad knee. [more inside]
posted by roxiesmom on Oct 17, 2009 - 5 answers

Will the cheese in my fridge outlast a pair of Pumas?

Am I expecting too much from a pair of Puma sneakers? [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Oct 12, 2009 - 12 answers

Possible to watch US Open tennis matches online after the fact?

I missed the women's semi-finals of the U.S. Open tonight, and would like to watch it on my computer, if possible. Does anyone know how I can do this? I looked on the usopen.org site, but I didn't see anything. Thanks, BB
posted by betsbillabong on Sep 12, 2009 - 3 answers

How do they determine bad tennis balls?

What do tennis players look for when they check the balls before serving? [more inside]
posted by dhruva on Sep 8, 2009 - 10 answers

Seeking Cambridge Big Screens to Watch Serena Et Al

Boston/Cambridge US Open Filter. Dear neighbors, I'm getting into watching the US Open and would love to watch the upcoming final matches on a big screen at a pleasant local saloon. Any suggestions for a bar that shows -- or is likely to show -- the matches? I'm in Inman, so prefer Cambridge, but am also feeling open-minded. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Sep 8, 2009 - 3 answers

need a new sweet spot

Where can I get a tennis racquet restrung in nyc? [more inside]
posted by minkll on Aug 16, 2009 - 4 answers

Going to the US Open

I want to go to the US Open to watch Federer and Nadal play in the first rounds, but I don't know when they will play, and the web site doesn't help much. Help me! [more inside]
posted by dcrocha on Jul 20, 2009 - 7 answers

New Tennis Technology

What's new in tennis racquet technology? [more inside]
posted by corpse on Jul 8, 2009 - 2 answers

What is the best eye protection for tennis players?

What is the best eye protection for tennis players? [more inside]
posted by cheapskatebay on Jun 15, 2009 - 8 answers

Good websites for tennis stats

What are good websites for tennis statistics? [more inside]
posted by peacheater on Jun 3, 2009 - 3 answers

How to make tennis balls on a walker take a licking and keep on ticking?

How to I stop tennis balls on a walker from wearing out so darn quickly? [more inside]
posted by Syllables on May 29, 2009 - 16 answers

Need to get in hot water in San Jose

Suggestions for an athletic club in the South Bay, preferably San Jose?---must offer tennis, swimming, and most importantly, a hot tub/jacuzzi that's great and at least 102 degrees Fahrenheit. All anecdotes, horror stories, etc. about any South Bay facility are most welcome. Thanks.
posted by Napoleonic Terrier on May 3, 2009 - 1 answer

Help me watch Federer live!

If all goes well, will Federer play in the first or second Australian open semi? [more inside]
posted by swapspace on Jan 19, 2009 - 2 answers

Tell me about tennis star Edward Fischer

I'm looking for information about early twentieth century tennis player Edward Fischer, who suffered a mental breakdown and ended up in Bellevue Hospital. [more inside]
posted by Flying Saucer on Jan 3, 2009 - 7 answers

Need Buy a Wilson

Help~ I need to buy Wilson Factor K Three (3) Tennis Racket by Monday night. I am in Central Los Angeles Area. [more inside]
posted by curiousleo on Nov 15, 2008 - 3 answers

Tennis training aids? Do they work?

What's everyone's experience with tennis training aids? Have any actually worked for you and helped improve your game? [more inside]
posted by isoman2kx on Oct 25, 2008 - 6 answers

Game, set and match

Serving an ace aside, what are the advantages of serving in tennis? Why is it so hard to break a serve? [more inside]
posted by jontyjago on Jul 7, 2008 - 11 answers

Orthotics and Tennis

Orthotics and tennis shoes? [more inside]
posted by charlesv on Jul 4, 2008 - 4 answers

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