day 1763 – strung racket

got my steam racket restrung, finally, and ready to hit some tennis balls. crazy that over the course of the idleness, it has lost twelve pounds of tension. i’m really looking forward to the prime time on the court now that the weather is getting really good. i forgot how much i love playing and watching this sport, and how it will always be one of my favourite childhood sports growing up. also looking forward to catching some local tournaments whenever possible

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day 1085 – ball crate

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cleaning out parts of my room and throwing some old stuff out. it was time to get rid of all the dusty things i haven’t touched in years and probably will not need again. there’s probably a lot more waiting to be thrown away; i will get around to them eventually. i refuse to throw out my used tennis balls, instead they all are stashed in a big crate where my collection continues to grow.

day 1078 – play ball

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keep the activities coming with some court time at gladstone before extra demo rehearsal. i miss the good old days when the gang would go hit for hours every other day. i don’t make it out as much as they do but hoping that changes soon. my legs are gased by the time demo rehearsal came around. my body is definitely physically taxed and i can feel the weariness, but keep them coming

day 757 – love this sport

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my body is tired and still recovering from the long trek but nothing is going to stop me from enjoying the pleasures of tennis – the love of my life. if the opportunity presents itself, i don’t need a reason to be here playing this sport. my arms felt extra heavy and still feeling rusty but i still had a great time hitting the hardcourt. need more days like this to fill my life with much more tennis

day 753 – rainy forecast

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hope the weather forecast is not correct but if it is, the end of august could be bringing us some rain. i know we’ve had a drought this summer and i know we need to have water in order to survive, but i am still not thrilled to see the rain come back. not finished with tennis, hiking, water sports or numerous outdoor activities which all requires the sun to cooperate

day 750 – court time

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it’s been much too long since my last hitting session and finally getting some tennis in this evening. i found it extremely hard to get the feeling back in my hands and legs, my shots are getting too flat and rather inconsistent. the next session better not be as far apart as this one, i need to get all my hitting partners to hit up the courts before autumn chases us out

day 664 – dusty rackets

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shaking off the dusty rackets and bringing my rusty self to burnaby courts this evening. it’s been way too long since i last hit tennis balls hence it took so long to get some of the feeling back, but still far from the level of play it used to be. this is only the start of my tennis season, hoping this summer will be a good one full of hardcourt, squeaky shoes and whacking green balls