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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Where to watch free live streaming tennis - Roland Garros! - for non-USians? Much thanks for all ideas!
posted by ruelle
on Jun 3, 2011 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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.
posted by betsbillabong
on Sep 12, 2009 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Is there a sports summary website? Where I can get quickly and simply up to date on any team? [more inside]
posted by Towelie
on Jun 24, 2008 -
Help me coach a high school softball (or tennis) team when I have no real team sport experience. [more inside]
posted by absalom
on Apr 23, 2008 -
I'm a Roger Federer fan, and looking for insight into how mono could be affecting Roger's game. and how his continuing to play may affect him. He apparently had mono in January, says he is over it, but just lost his fourth tournament in a row, and uncharacteristically. I have a theory, but no expertise. and most of the commentary on the web seems idiotic to me. Realizing that very little information is public, it seems plausible to me that he is mostly better, but at his level of play (generally fantastic, record-breaking, etc) mostly is just not enough. [more inside]
posted by judybxxx
on Apr 3, 2008 -
Ok, I have tennis elbow in my left elbow. Got a cortisone shot (ouch!) about 3 months ago, but it's back...just let my elbow pain, there is... [more inside]
posted by keep it tight
on Jan 21, 2008 -
I want to put tennis balls in a tank/bag that I can pressurize to about ~20-30 psi (perhaps more). Do you know where I can find such a tank(or what it would be called) for a reasonable price (less than $50) ? It should be able to hold at least 30 balls.
Used would be fine.
posted by tallpaul
on Sep 10, 2007 -